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Wild Bikernet Weekly News for September 2, 2021

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Keep the faith, the bullshit and bullies are losing their grip. Let’s ride free forever!

–Bandit

The Bikernet Weekly News is sponsored in part by companies who also dig Freedom including: Cycle Source Magazine, the MRF, Las Vegas Bikefest, Iron Trader News, ChopperTown, BorntoRide.com and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum.

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The Stolen Motorcycles File

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The Investigation is Ongoing

Hey,

I wrote my first book around a stolen motorcycle called Prize Possession. It was about my bike being stolen from the Easyriders magazine offices in Agoura Hills.

Recently, we thought about writing a series about stolen motorcycles. Readers started to send me news clippings about motorcycle thieves.

The stories keep coming. So, we decided to create an archive of Stolen motorcycle stories.

Ride Fast and Free Forever,
— Bandit

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Become an AMA LongRider

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AMA LongRider Program – Recognizing AMA Members Who Love to Ride

The AMA LongRider program is your chance to show others that you’re serious about riding your motorcycle. AMA members are invited to earn patches for various mileage milestones.

Mileage awards are available at 10,000, 25,000 and 50,000 annual miles. In addition to the awards, AMA LongRiders will be recognized on the AMA website.

If you don’t get a chance to ride that often, let your miles accumulate for a Lifetime Mileage award at 25,000, 50,000, 100,000, 250,000, 500,000, 750,000 and 1 million miles. Riders who achieve 1 million miles will earn a special AMA LongRider plaque.

Long Rider Rules:

  • Must be current AMA member
  • Must agree to abide by AMA verification rules and procedures
  • Must register for program (miles begin to accumulate once registered)
  • May use multiple motorcycles

How it works: 

  • Riders register using the AMA LongRider Application. Click Here.
  • Mileage counts from this day forward, unless you can provide verification of previous mileage with documentation from an AMA-chartered club. The AMA will consider verified mileage awards from non-AMA groups/clubs/dealers on a case-by-case basis. Mileage will not be credited for years that you were not an AMA member.
  • If you were enrolled in the AMA LongRider program in 2008 or prior, previous verified AMA LongRider Emeritus mileage counts.
  • Send a current odometer photo with your AMA card in the photo or other verification as listed on the mileage award form. Odometer pics and other verification will be kept on record with the AMA.
  • If multiple motorcycles are used, mileage will count from time each motorcycle is registered with the LongRider Program.
  • AMA LongRiders receive a decal and patch with registration.
  • Forms can be sent to AMA LongRider, 13515 Yarmouth Dr., Pickerington, OH 43147. It’s recommended to make a copy or keep a record of the mileage you are submitting, so you know when to submit for awards.

Mileage Awards:

  • Once you reach a milestone, return the AMA LongRider Mileage Award Request Form (Click Here) to AMA LongRider, 13515 Yarmouth Dr., Pickerington, OH 43147. It’s recommended to make a copy or keep a record of the mileage you are submitting, so you know when to submit for your next award.
  • Send an updated odometer photo with your AMA card in the photo or other verification as listed on the mileage award form.
  • Only verifiable mileage counts toward AMA LongRider Awards (odometer vs. “trail miles”). This is a road/adventure riding program.

Share Your Achievements:

  • Share photos of your odometer, patches or photos from a trip using the #AMAlongrider on social media.
  • Email amalongrider@ama-cycle.org with your photos, name and contact info. for a chance to be featured on AMA social media or in American Motorcyclist magazine.

Questions?

Contact amalongrider@ama-cycle.org if you have questions.

View AMA LongRider Achievements at https://americanmotorcyclist.com/longrider/

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Art inspired rumble Sidecar Project

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Twenty Years of Chopper Dedication and Hard Work
by Dan Stern

Decades ago (mid ‘90s) Paisano Publications came out with an upscale magazine called VQ. I’m sure a take-off on GQ. People scoffed because the RUB thing was in full swing. I didn’t care because it was another great publication from bikers for bikers. It was tailored for the upscale market complete with ads for cologne, soap and other things you’d never find in Easyriders. The best part was a feature on artists concepts.

VQ’s editor, Keith (Bandit) Ball was running it while juggling the editorship of Easyriders and countless other publications.

Owner: Dan Stern
Bike: 2004 Harley-Davidson Softail w/left-hand sidecar

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Hollister Biosciences, Easyriders To Launch New Cannabis Product Line

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from https://www.rttnews.com

California-based cannabis company Hollister Biosciences Inc. said it has signed an exclusive deal with American motorcycle magazine Easyriders to design and produce a national line of cannabis products that embody the biker spirit and ethos. The companies entered into the deal as part of Easyriders’ 50th anniversary celebration.

According to the companies, the new cannabis line will debut in January 2021 with pre-rolls and mini pre-rolls, followed by a cannabis tattoo balm that can be applied directly to the skin after new ink, with a full line of products coming in 2021.

As part of the deal, Hollister Biosciences will introduce Easyriders pre-rolls and tattoo balms into the California market in early 2021, followed by Arizona and other markets.

The terms of the deal include a two-year exclusive agreement on all cannabis products in the U.S., with an 80:20 net revenue split in favor of Hollister with options to renew for subsequent terms.

“My vision for Hollister has always been to pay homage to the amazing biker culture that has permeated the global landscape over the past few decades by combining it with amazing cannabis products. Easyriders is one of the most iconic and recognizable global biker brands,” said Carl Saling, the Co-Founder, CEO and Director of Hollister Biosciences.

Easyriders magazine debuted shortly after the groundbreaking 1969 film ‘Easy Rider’ in which Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper portray bikers traveling across the American Southwest. Similarly, Hollister Biosciences is based in Hollister, California, birthplace of the “American Biker.”

Hollister Biosciences’ products include HashBone, the brand’s artisanal hash-infused pre-roll, along with concentrates, distillates, solvent-free bubble hash, pre-packaged flower, pre-rolls, tinctures, vape products and full-spectrum high CBD pet tinctures.

The company’s products are currently available in nearly 300 dispensaries in California and more than 80 dispensaries in Arizona.

Best Little Whorehouse in Deadwood, SD

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Published in Easyriders Magazine in 1981 Xmas issue
By Bandit, Mike and Billy Tinney

This is too strange. I bought a house in Deadwood in the historic President’s district. It’s about 100 years old and so are the streets and retaining walls. Recently contacted by the Historic Society about my retaining wall, the boss asked. “Do you know about this article and how we can get in touch with the photographer?”

I asked to see what he found and he sent me shots of the pages. It was written by Billy Tinney. Billy was once a Bandido for a short period and a constantly traveling photographer for Easyriders magazine for over 50 years. He’s currently trying for pull photography from his massive archives for the next issue of Choppers Magazine. So, he said he would look for the brothel file from 1981.

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American Iron Suspends Publication

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American Iron Magazine, published since 1989, has suspended publication.

The world has changed significantly. The motorcycle business has changed. And the magazine industry has too. Unfortunately, not for the better – short or long term.

For the last 31 years our team has worked hard responding successfully to the trends, opportunities and changes. But when our advertising crashed with the recent spread of the virus, we ran out of options. We trimmed the page count and content in our magazines, but that was not enough to make a difference.

Rather than watch our magazines decline even further, we have suspended publication as we explore our options. It is not an easy decision for American Iron Magazine, American Iron Garage and American Iron Salute, but it is the right one.

The last issue of American Iron Magazine was Issue #390, on sale last week.

Since 1989, I have been fortunate to work with really great editors, art directors and contributors who were dedicated, creative, hard working and smart. They had to be to achieve what we did for more than three decades. And a big thanks to all of our readers and advertisers, who supported our efforts so passionately.

Rather than dwell on the end of our magazines, I hope you’ll join us remembering your favorite articles, writers, photographers and events that we have enjoyed over the years. There have been so many.

Thank you one and all for your support, encouragement and friendship. It’s been a heckuva ride.

Buzz Kanter – Editor-in-Chief.