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Join the Stuntmen’s Association on a Coastal Motorcycle Poker Ride

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JOIN THE STUNTMEN’S ASSOCIATION ON A COASTAL MOTORCYCLE POKER RIDE, SEPTEMBER 20TH FOLLOWED BY THE 57TH ANNUAL STUNTMEN’S ASSOCIATION TROY MELTON CHARITY GOLF EVENT, SEPTEMBER 21ST AND 22ND. GOLF EVENT HELDATPECHANGA CASINO’S, TEMECULA CREEK INNGOLF COURSE IN TEMECULA, CA!

Stuntmen’s Association of Motion Pictures

www.stuntmen.com

The public is invited to join a host of stuntmen and women, celebrities & avid golfers.

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST, 20, 2019- Stuntmen’s Association of Motion Pictures

have announced the Motorcycle Poker Ride, September 20th, followed by the 57th Annual Stuntmen’s Association Troy Melton Charity Golf Event to be held September 21&22, 2019 at Pechanga’s Temecula Creek Inn, Temecula, CA. The public is invited to join them.

On Friday, September 20th, the Stuntmen’s Association Motorcycle Poker Ride, a procession of bikes and classic cars will leave the Stuntmen’s Association offices at 5200 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, CA at 10:00AM. The caravan will travel coastal towards Dana Point with a few stops along the way for “poker cards”. Eventually the procession will transition down the beautiful canyon of Hwy74, through Lake Elsinore to our final destination in to Old Town Temecula. The Wine and Beer Garden will welcome us with a live band, food and fun!

The 57th Annual Stuntmen’s Association Troy Melton Golf Tournament event will be at Pechanga’s, Temecula Creek Inn Golf Course. For all golfers, Saturday Sept. 21st will be a “scramble” and Sunday the 22nd, “play your own ball”. A cocktail mixer will take place Saturday evening at Pechanga’s “Eagles View” room overlooking the city. Music will be provided by American Patriot Band. The awards banquet, raffle and silent auction will follow Sunday’s golf. There will be a raffle winner for a beautiful 2019 Grom Motorcycle announced at the awards banquet.

This charity event benefits the Taurus Foundation. The Taurus World Stunt Awards Foundation was established by an endowment from Red Bull Energy Drink CEO, Dietrich Mateschitz. The Foundation provides support for the international stunt community and financial assistance to members of the Taurus World Stunt Awards Academy, who experience a debilitating stunt-related injury. Financial grants are considered on merit in the event of a stunt related temporary, partial, or permanent disability.

The Golf Tournament’s namesake, Stuntman, actor and avid golfer, Troy Melton was a founding member of the Stuntmen’s Association of Motion Pictures. Following World War II, Melton found work as an actor before his career as a stuntman took off in the late 1940’s. Melton’s career as an actor and stuntman spanned a little over forty years.

Tournament:

Early bird special: $280/player, After August 13th: $304/player.No refunds issued after Sept.14th.

Hotel: Pechanga Resort & Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway Temecula, CA 92592

OR: Temecula Creek Inn, 44501 Rainbow Canyon Rd, Temecula, CA 92592.

Stuntmen’s Association Golf Event

Early registration for our 57th Annual Stuntmen’s Association Troy Melton Charity Golf Tournament is open! Price increases August 13! Stuntmen’s Association office: 818.766.4334,

stuntmen@sbcglobal.net

Facebook: Stuntmen’s Association Golf Tournament and Motorcycle Poker Run Fundraiser

Register online: https://www.stuntmen.com/event/57th-annual-troy-melton-memorial-golf-tournament-2/

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL THE OFFICE @ 818-766-4334 or the Tournament Coordinator @213-479-4765

WHO: A host of Stuntmen & Stuntwomen, motorcycle riders, avid golfers, celebrities and the general public

WHAT: Stuntmen’s Association Motorcycle Poker Ride & the 57th Annual Stuntmen’s Association Troy Melton Charity Golf Tournament

WHEN: September 20th, 21st, & 22nnd, 2019.

WHERE: Pechanga’s Temecula Creek Inn, 44501 Rainbow Canyon Rd, Temecula, CA 92592

CONTACT: Cherry Hepburn, (O) 818-783-4071 cherry@putnam-smith.com

Bikernet Weekly News for August 15, 2019

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The Race is on for Truth, Justice, Fairness, Freedom and Fast Shit.

All across America, more women are finding joy on two wheels, and spending money on motorcycling, and it’s generating media coverage.

I want to jump right into the news. I need to scramble back into the shop and start work on the Salt Torpedo firewall final aluminum construction. We have just eight days before we should be rolling out towards the salt. The list never ends, but it’s getting shorter.

Hang on for the next report. In the meantime, ride fast and free, forever!

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Miles for Military motorcycle ride

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New Castle to Dover, Aug. 10

IHeartMedia Wilmington announced its 15th annual Miles for Military motorcycle ride to benefit USO Delaware is set to begin at 10:45 a.m. Aug. 10 at the Delaware National Guard Training Facility, 1197 River Road, New Castle.

IHeartMedia Wilmington’s on-air personalities Christa Cooper, Whiskey, Randy, Kat, Courtney and Benny Panella will host the event, one of the largest motorcycle rides crossing Delaware. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Participants will ride down south Route 9 and finish at Dover International Speedway.

“We are excited about our partnership with iHeartMedia Delaware for the Miles for Military motorcycle event,” said Bruce Kmiec, director for USO Delaware. “It has grown over the years into a household name event. We are floored by the amount of support we get for our current military and their families by all the riders that attend this amazing event. The money raised provides some funding to over 50 USO Delaware military support events and programs we hold each year.”

The event will culminate with a free Family Fun Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m at Dover International Speedway, 1131 N. Dupont Highway. Festivities will include live music from local group Party Fowl and DJ Rob Tyler, country line dance lessons with DJ Steve Carroll, face painting, a photobooth, cornhole games and demonstrations by the Dover Fire Department and the Delaware State Police SCUBA and Mounted Patrol Units.

Sponsors and supporters of the event include the Delaware Law Enforcement Motor Units, A-1 Sanitation, Budget Rooter, Middletown Tent and Events, Shamrock Printing, Where Pigs Fly, Hogs and Heroes, Pepsi Beverage Company of Wilmington, Sean O’Hanlon’s Dunkin’ Herr’s, Party Princess Productions and ASAP Screen Printing.

Registration is $20 per motorcycle/driver and $10 for a passenger, available online and the day-of the event.

For registration and more, visit ihr.fm/2MJyR4n.

Motorcycle Makers Are Getting Hip to Women-Only Rallies

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Anxious to find new audiences after a decade of declining sales, the giants like Harley-Davidson and BMW Motorrad are finally taking notice of a self-made community.

On Valentine’s Day, Sharry Billings posted a photograph on Instagram. Below the image of herself, her hair a red caramel and her smile open, she wrote: “I love you so much I wanna squeeze you!”

The object of her affection? “All the motorcycles I have owned and will own in the future,” she explained. Alongside the photo of her astride a Harley-Davidson, she wrote that bikes “have changed my life, healed my soul, and brought me more love and friendships than I could have ever imagined.”

Billings goes by @sistermother13 on Instagram, but the main account she oversees is @thelitaslosangeles. The Litas is a group she joined three years ago as a way to connect with other women riders in her city. She’s co-led the L.A. branch for two years. When she joined, it provided her with much-needed healing and camaraderie after her kids grew up and she got divorced. Billings had ridden as a teenager and into her 20s but took a hiatus later. “It was always in my heart,” she says. But when she was married with young children, “I thought it was a little too dangerous.”

After the breakup in 2015, she found herself longing for escape. And adventure. “My prayer at the time was, ‘God, I don’t want to date.’ These men are not happening,” Billings says, laughing. “The first thing that came to my heart was the motorcycle I wanted. It was a Harley.”

She bought the bike, took the ride. Then she joined the Litas. “I’m very grateful to have found my heart again,” Billings says.

Founded in Utah by Jessica Haggett half a decade ago, the Litas have expanded to include hundreds of branches around the world (Litas Denver, Litas Lisbon, Litas Rome), with members ranging from twentysomething singles to 60- and 70-year-old retirees with grandkids. They take regular rides, often along wild back roads, including the Pine Mountain Ridge route near Ojai, Calif., that Billings took with 32 other riders one Saturday in July. It’s about riding with your own style and pace but surrounded by like-minded friends.

“If you’re learning to ride, you’re going to kill yourself riding with men—they ride like bats out of hell!” Billings says. “And women—I’m generalizing here—tend to be more careful. We are mothers, we are sisters, we feel obligated to stay alive.”

The Litas are singular but not uncommon. All across California, Oregon, and Utah, from Texas to New York, women-only motorcycle groups and riding events are springing up like wildflowers. They go by names such as the Miss-Fires (Brooklyn, N.Y.), the Chrome Divas (Austin), and Leather and Lace (Daytona Beach, Fla.). They do regular rides: Tuesday night pizza runs, say, or weekend coffee meetups—and they take periodic excursions to women-only destination events such as the Wild Gypsy Tour, which is organizing a festival in Sturgis, S.D., in August, and the Dream Roll in Ashland, Ore.; it’s early June event near Denver was photographed for this article.

The biggest crowd follows Babes Ride Out, a series of events founded by Anya Violet and Ashmore Ellis in 2013. It started with 50 women riders who gathered to camp out in Borrego Springs, Calif. They built fires, pitched tents, drank beer, and played games on Harleys, Husqvarnas, and Hondas while soaking in nature and one another’s company.

These groups are tapping into an undercurrent of the motorcycle industry. As sales have faltered, dropping more than 40% from 2008 to 2010, then recovering somewhat by 2014 but never to previous levels, manufacturers including Harley-Davidson Inc. and BMW Motorrad have struggled to create appeal beyond their core demographic of older white men. Their efforts include offering electric and less-expensive motorbikes and introducing exciting conceptual prototypes. Female riders offer enthusiasm and youth, and, yes, they’re spending money that brands crave.

The number of women who own motorcycles has almost doubled since 2010, according to a 2018 study by the Motorcycle Industry Council. Today, 19% of owners are women, up from 10% in 2009 and 8% in the late 1990s. And the number of female riders gets higher as you go younger: 22% of Generation X riders are women, and 26% of millennial riders are women. What’s more, the average woman who owns a motorcycle spends $574 annually on maintenance, parts, service, and accessories, while the average man who rides spends $497.

While the industry on the whole dropped 40% from 2008 to 2010, the amount of women who own motorcycles has almost doubled

“We are riding a ton,” says Joy Lewis, who started when she was 12. “I have a friend who put 20,000 miles on her bike in one year.” Lewis’s father, an Alaskan crab fisherman who owned a Harley, got her hooked. “We spend a lot of money on our gear and our bikes, and a lot of things to go with them. I think that’s starting to be appreciated.”

Andy Jefferson, a spokesman for Husqvarna, says one of the brand’s priorities must be to provide support for women’s motorcycling. “We were like everyone else—going after a piece of the pie,” he says. “But everyone was looking at men, and there are all these other people—women—that nobody even really talks about in conversations about how to sell more bikes.” The brand lacks figures for how many of its owners are women but is “working to change that,” Jefferson says. “That’s part of the problem.”

Husqvarna honed in on women riders five years ago when it started sponsoring Babes in the Dirt, an offshoot of Babes Ride Out that’s more focused on off-road and dirt-bike riding. Last year the company spent $50,000 to $60,000 in support of the three-day rally, lending 27 motorcycles and nine staffers to service the bikes and teach.

“We counted between 80 and 100 girls out there [trying out] Husqvarnas,” he says. “The number is not huge by any means, but those are 100 people we didn’t have before. It also jumps down to their brothers and sisters and kids. We never would have got these people without doing this.”

But more important, “we want to get you to ride a motorcycle,” Jefferson adds. “If you ride with Babes and have fun and go buy another brand, great. We just want people riding.”

At BMW Motorrad, which on July 1 named Trudy Hardy vice president for the Americas, the company is sponsoring women-only events including the Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride. It’s also covering travel expenses and appearance fees for brand reps such as Elspeth Beard, an architect who was the first British woman to ride her motorcycle around the world. The brand also sends pro racer Jocelin Snow and Erin Sills, who holds a 242 mph land speed record, to attend events at local dealerships.

Harley-Davidson has expanded its retail line in recent years to include a host of riding jackets, helmets, boots, and gloves sized and styled for women. It’s perhaps the most critical field of growth for the 116-year-old Wisconsin brand, which has seen sales steadily decline since 2014. The average age of a Harley owner is 50. The average price of one is $15,800—more than many millennials will spend on a car, let alone a motorcycle.

“Even just in the last five years the conversation has shifted,” says motorcycle aficionado Lewis. “I’m sitting here in leather Kevlar pants as we speak, about to go into a meeting. Not only are companies making cute technical stuff that you could wear to work—rather than some weird leather pants with pink embroidery all over the butt that you’d never wear—they’re making things we can actually use.”

Attendees at events for Babes Ride Out (or BRO, the ironic abbreviation they’ve adopted) come to America from as far away as Sweden and South America. Some have ridden since they could walk; some can’t operate a bike at all, preferring always to be a passenger and imbibe the inspirational atmosphere. There’s always plenty of denim and leather on-site—but the hipster kind, not the leather-daddy look. Local shops give classes on basic bike maintenance. Some women get tattoos to commemorate the experience.

“People camp, and there are trailers, too,” Lewis says. “The idea is that you grab coffee and breakfast, and then during the day everyone is out riding. And then all the stuff happens in the evenings with bands or karaoke and slow races”—feats of throttle control.

Earlier this year, a 96-year-old woman joined them at camp; she’d first ridden cross-country on her motorcycle 75 years ago. Last summer the annual California desert meetup saw 1,700 women ride in Yucca Valley; 500 attended an East Coast campout in the Catskill Mountains in New York; 700 attended the most recent Babes in the Dirt in Lebec, Calif.

“Maybe people think that women who ride are pretty tough and badass, which is probably true, but all in all, women riders come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and lifestyles, so any label that you want to give them does not really work,” co-founder Violet says. “I can honestly say that there is no ‘type’ … and we like it that way!”

Be Here Next for Motor-Loving Ladies

The Dream Roll
Set at New Frontier Ranch in the southern wilds of Oregon, the Dream Roll offers camping, tattoos, dirt trails, an on-site bar, and water activities near stunningly picturesque Crater Lake. Aug. 23–25; Ashland, Ore.

Wild Gypsy Tour – Sturgis Buffalo Chip
The biggest and baddest Gypsy festival of the year, the five-day South Dakota event will appeal to the truly unbridled spirit with Super Hooligan races, minibike showdowns, the Wall of Death—and multiple concerts including Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Snoop Dogg, and Styx. Aug. 3–7; Sturgis, S.D.

Babes in the Dirt East
A mix of flat-track and motocross riding gives dirt-loving ladies a place to experience and perfect their off-roading skills. Where Babes Ride Out focuses on asphalt routes, here you’ll be on trails. Sept. 20–22; Greenville, Tenn.

Babes Ride Out 7 – Central Coast
BRO 7 will include the jewels of years past: karaoke, free beer, performances from local bands, route maps for area rides, and hands-on classes for working on your bike. B.Y.O. tent. Oct. 11–13; Santa Margarita, Calif.

Ride To Work Day 2020 Artwork

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The recent 2019 Ride To Work Day was one of the most successful ever, with more than triple the number of motorcycles and scooters out on the roadways in support of the benefits of everyday riding. Building on that success and excitement, we are pleased to announce that the 29th annual Ride To Work Day will take place on Monday, June 15th, 2019.

With your help and support, Ride To Work Day 2020 will further elevate the awareness about riding a motorcycle or scooter for everyday travel and transportation as a social good, making the world a better place! The Ride To Work website has been updated with new artwork, ads, and posters that can be downloaded, shared, forwarded, and printed to raise even more awareness and encourage even more riders to commute by scooter or cycle on this day. In addition to grass roots efforts to educate others about the benefits of riding, motorcyclists may also seek employer recognition and support for this form of transportation, and increased public and government awareness of the societally positive benefits of utility riding.

Adding motorcycles and scooters helps traffic flow better, according to Ride To Work, a non-profit advocacy organization. Studies have also shown that across the same distances, riders reach their destinations up to 20% faster than those using automobiles. Most motorcycles and scooters also consume less resources per mile than automobiles. “Riding to work on this day is fun and highlights the value of motorcycling. Riding is a form of personal mobility that saves energy, helps the environment, and provides a broad range of personal and public benefits,” stated Andy Goldfine, this year’s event organizer.

Visit the updated Ride To Work website for all of the latest information and artwork, including:

*Peace*Love*Happiness Teams Up with Biker Belle’s Ride in Sturgis

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Celebrate the fastest growing segment of motorcycle enthusiasts while raising funds for worthy local charities.

This year Peace*Love*Happiness is teaming up with the very cool Biker Belle’s ride in Sturgis! This moto-centric event is an opportunity to connect with women who are shaping the motorcycle industry, driving change and breaking long held traditions.

The ride will be August 6th and take off from the Lodge at Deadwood and end at the Buffalo Chip!

Register Now https://www.bikerbelles.com/The-Ride

Upgrade your experience! VIP passes help support the Biker Belle’s mission to raise funds for worthy charities. Your contribution includes:

*VIP seat in the front row for the Biker Belles Forward Motion Symposium at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads

*All access VIP wrist band to the Annual Big Kenny’s Pool Party at the Deadwood Mountain Grand hosted by Big Kenny of Big & Rich
*Live music
*Flaunt aerialist performances
*Outdoor pool
*Great food & margaritas

*VIP access to the live auction of 2 beautiful custom-built Indian Motorcycles by Motorcycle Missions- A 501(c)3 Non-Profit Corporation helping Veterans and First Responders who deal with PTS(D) and suicidal ideation find hope and healing through motorcycles.

*VIP all access and open bar at the Deadwood Mountain Grand sky

*VIP swag bag filled with Peace*Love*Happiness gear

The 10th annual Idaho Thunder Patriot Ride

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The 10th annual Idaho Thunder Patriot Ride is  Sunday, June 2nd and this year they’re giving away a Harley Davidson worth more than $10,000.  The Patriot Ride will take off Sunday morning around 9:30 from High Desert Harley Davidson in Meridian.  There is a 1,200 motorcycle cap so if you’re interested and haven’t registered, you can do so now by clicking HERE.

Registration in advance is $25 per person which includes the ride and the patch.  Day of registration is $30 per person. V.I.P. tickets are $100 and you can only purchase those at High Desert Harley Davidson.  V.I.P. includes a shirt, the ride, a patch, and front of ride placement.  The ride is limited to 1,200 people so make sure to register a.s.a.p.

The entire event will start at High Desert Harley Davidson (2310 East Cinema Dr.  Meridian, ID.) and ends 55 miles away at Carl Miller Park in Mountain Home.

It’s always so surreal watching our local law enforcement block off freeway entrances and escort all these riders through Boise who ride in honor of the Idaho Guard & ReserveFamily Support Fund, and Operation Warmheart.  It’s a sight to see.

The finale at Carl Miller Park will have live music, food trucks, and that’s where someone wins a Harley Davidson worth more than $10,000.  If you’d like to be in for that, tickets are $10 each or you can get six tickets for $50.  All the details are on the Idaho Thunder Patriot Ride Facebook page.

Smoke Out – Last Day for Discount Tickets

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It is finally starting to warm up and we bet you are gearing up for your summer fun.

The Smoke Out Rally is the epicenter of the Chopper World. It has everything: the ride-bike-bike show, music, drag racing, camping, & Mini Bike Racing. It’s where you meet your old friends and make new ones.

NOTE: This is the last day to save on Smoke Out tickets. Click here for your tickets and camping specials.

Enjoy the ride,

-Edge

Lowbrow Getdown dates announced!

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It’s almost that time again!

The Lowbrow Getdown is in it’s 11th year… but we don’t remember all of them. This year the Getdown is Friday, June 28th through Sunday, June 30th, 2019. Get all the info right here, and be sure to check out the article above or the video below to see exactly why you best get your trip planned and meet us in Ohio!

No organized bike show, no vendor booths. Just ride out, camp, swim and get wild. Each year we have anywhere from 500-1000 motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the USA and Canada join us for the most fun you can have. See you there!

Adventure Awaits

The people below are using motorcycles in the proper fashion: excitement, adventure and passion. Get out of the house, out of your comfort zone, tag @lowbrowcustoms and hashtag #lowbrowcustoms, #lowbrowlife, #lowbroworder or #rideeverywhere for a chance to see your post highlighted here.

New Harley-Davidson Headsets helps riders stay connected

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NEW HARLEY-DAVIDSON HEADSETS HELP RIDERS STAY CONNECTED

Whether on a cross-country haul or a trip across town, riders can keep connectivity and their eyes looking ahead. Boom!TM Audio Bluetooth® accessories make it possible to keep full communication with passengers, other riders or even a whole group with outstanding sound and functionality. No need to worry about a missed call or fuss with a pocket music player when you have an H-D Boom! Audio Bluetooth Headset.

Take the Harley-Davidson riding experience to the next level with the Wireless Headset Interface Module (WHIM – P/N 76000768 $299.95*). The WHIM allows riders to communicate with their bike without being wired to it. Communicate via CB radio, hear turn-by-turn GPS directions and listen to the radio with the WHIM Bluetooth® adapter and a Bluetooth®-enabled headset. Dual headset connectivity allows for two Bluetooth®-enabled headsets to be connected to one WHIM. The WHIM fits ’14-later Touring and Trike models with a Boom!™ Box 6.5GT or Boom!™ Box GTS audio system. ’14-’17 models require a separate purchase of the Wireless Headset Interface Module Harness (P/N 69201726. $49.95*). 

Next, pair the WHIM to a helmet headset like the new Boom!™ Audio 30K Bluetooth® Helmet Single Headset (P/N 76000838, $329.95*). This headset comes with a Bluetooth® module and a Mesh Intercom Network module to offer riders an integrated riding experience. Pair the headset with the WHIM to enjoy full stereo sound, use the bike’s infotainment screen to configure the headset and leverage the existing hand controls to keep hands on the handlebar while searching through music, phone, GPS and push-to-talk intercom conversations. Apple CarPlay is available when equipped with the new Boom!™ Box GTS Radio. This headset allows a talk time of up to 13 hours and takes 1.5 hours to fully charge. 

Another option is the new Boom!™ Audio 10S Bluetooth® Helmet Single Headset (P/N 76000837, $239.95*). It is a single-use headset that connects riders on group rides or allows them to connect to the WHIM. The 10S headset comes with one Bluetooth® module and offers 10 preset station memory, integrated FM radio and Bluetooth® Intercom with up to four riders. This headset allows a talk time of up to 12 hours and it takes three hours to fully charge. 

To download a Genuine Motor Parts & Accessories catalog, visit www.H-D.com/catalogs or visit your local H-D dealership to learn more.