Deer Jump Crashes into Motorcycle

Watch for Wildlife is an understatement. Lucky the rider was unhurt.  Great camera work.

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Women's ONLY Festival during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally


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THE WILD GYPSY TOUR- August 4-7th @ the Buffalo Chip in Sturgis

Women’s Only Festival

(Sturgis, SD)- Experience the first-ever all-women’s camping and motorcycle festival at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip kicking off the 77th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally on August 4-7, 2017 in South Dakota.

Women from all over the world will gather in the mecca for motorcyclists to launch the historical event with live entertainment, private campgrounds, exclusive moto-related classes taught by industry experts, all women-led group rides through the landmarks of the country, and various activities including shooting guns on the range and racing on the flat track.

Freedom. Power. Women


“It’s a private party at the world’s largest party,” said Leticia Cline, one of the founders for The Wild Gypsy Tour. “It’s unique that this is the first event of its kind for the Sturgis Rally.  We’re creating history for women and the motorcycling community by bringing in a revival of new faces to this already well-established event.”


First Ever Event in Sturgis for 2017


Festivities with admission include:

● Private camping in the Patriots Pavilion accessible only to WGT guest /women only.
● Access to the race tracks (⅛ mile flat track, and drag strip)
● Admission to AFT Pro Flat Track race
● Nightly concerts including the Doobie Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Shinedown at the Buffalo Chip’s main stage and private concerts at the 100 year old Barn inside the WGT section (TBA).
● Access to gun range (including free gun rental, silencers and ammunition)
● Group rides through the Black Hills, Badlands, Custer State Park, Crazy Horse, Spearfish Canyon, Mt Rushmore, Deadwood and Devils Tower
● Industry-led classes: Flat track,  Basic Motorcycle Maintenance, Pinstriping, Welding and Stunt Riding.  Other classes led by MMI Harley  Graduate Kristen Lassen (@ladylassen), Harley Hooligan Racer Leticia Cline (@leticiacline), Vintage Board Track Racer and Sons of Speed Race Winner Britney Olsen (@20thcenturyracing) Stunt Rider Christina Billings @christinaleebillings and more announced weekly.
● VIP gypsy glamping tent lounge
● Bazaar that includes vendors, various side shows, tarot and palm readings and activities

The Wild Gypsy Tour at the Buffalo Chip in Sturgis August 4-7, 2017

Presale tickets go on sale March 27th at a discounted rate of $325.00. After May 31st ticket prices will be $450.00 and $600.00 at the door. All presale attendees will have the exclusive privilege to register for classes and VIP Swag bags. Each ticket registers you on a VIP guided ride shot by WGT official ride videographer Preston Burroughs, and photographer Staci Wilt .

This festival combines the freedom of the past with the untapped spirit of the future. The Wild Gypsy Tour will curate an original experience uniting women from all corners of the globe. These women have a common desire to ride, live, learn, and have fun.  Join us as we launch a revolutionized twist to kick off the world’s largest motorcycle rally!

Click HERE for more information as this event is adding information daily!

Indian Motorcycle Takes Bagger Style To Another Level With New 2017 Chieftain Limited And Chieftain Elite

NEWS PROVIDED BY  | Indian Motorcycle  | Apr 04, 2017, 08:00 ET

Ten-Spoke 19" Front Wheel, Open Front Fender and a Host of New Design Accents Offer Riders A More Attention-Grabbing Look Than Ever Before

MINNEAPOLISApril 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The new standard in bagger design and style is here.  That's what Indian Motorcycle accomplished with the new custom-inspired Chieftain Limited and Chieftain Elite. For these bold new 2017 Chieftains, Indian Motorcycle's designers added tons of style with a variety of features that provide a more sleek, meaner look than ever before. The new offerings represent a bold evolution of the Chieftain line and pave the way for nothing less than legendary riding experiences.

"Our goal was to evolve the award-winning Chieftain platform with new models that elevated the overall style of this bike significantly, while still staying true to the signature design qualities that Indian Motorcycle is known for," said Reid Wilson, Director of Marketing for Indian Motorcycle. "There's no doubt these bikes have a more commanding presence combined perfectly with the flowing lines and signature details that make them 100 percent Indian."

Indian Motorcycle 2017 Chieftain Limited and Chieftain Elite

Every detail of these two bikes demands attention. A new lower-profile, sawed-off open front fender showcases Indian Motorcycle's new front wheel – a ten-spoke 19" contrast-cut behemoth, paired with a matching 16" rear wheel that perfectly complements the powerful dual 300mm floating front rotors with 4 piston calibers. The calipers feature the Indian Motorcycle script logo for a unique custom touch. A color matched headlight bezel and streamlined leather saddle complete the more sleek, aggressive look.

For those who demand the best of the best, the Chieftain Elite steps to the plate as a limited-edition bike that's as close to "custom" as possible.  It features custom Fireglow Red Candy with Marble Accents paint, all completed entirely by hand at Indian Motorcycle's custom paint facility located in Spearfish, South Dakota.  It takes a small, specialized team over 25 hours to hand paint each bike and since no machines are used, no two Chieftain Elites look exactly the same. The Elite also comes with a wealth of premium accessories, including Pathfinder LED headlight and driving lights, a flare windshield, billet driver and passenger floorboards, and a 200-watt premium audio system.  Only 350 will be made available for sale globally.

Both bikes come stacked with all the features that make the Chieftain line the most respected bagger on the road. Along with the industry leading Ride Command® seven-inch infotainment system and powerful Thunderstroke 111 engine with 119 ft-lbs of torque, the Chieftain Limited and Chieftain Elite have a wealth of features including key-less ignition, remote locking saddlebags, anti-lock brakes (ABS), chrome front highway bars, power adjustable windshields, and just enough chrome to highlight all the attitude these bikes have to offer.

Indian Motorcycle upped the ante on style with the Chieftain Limited and set a new standard with the Chieftain Elite. Both are designed and engineered to lead any pack. What follows in their wake will be legendary.

Learn more about Indian Motorcycle and the 2017 Chieftain Limited and Chieftain Elite by visiting and FacebookTwitter and Instagram social media channels.

Indian Motorcycle Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII), is America's First Motorcycle Company®. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America's most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit

About Polaris
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader with annual 2016 sales of $4.5 billion. Polaris fuels the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts with our RANGER®, RZR® and POLARIS GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; our SPORTSMAN® and POLARIS ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; VICTORY® and INDIAN MOTORCYCLE® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; SLINGSHOT® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, SWITCHBACK® and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories sold under multiple recognizable brands, and has a growing presence globally in adjacent markets with products including military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles.

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Wounded Warrior Project Brought out Veterans in Southern CA

Wounded Warrior Project Gathering Brought out Veterans

SAN DIEGO, April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During a recent Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) motorcycle event, injured veterans shared their love of the open road and experienced what is possible at social events that get them out of the house and connect them with fellow service members and their community.

Riders gathered in the morning, saddled up, and set out from San Diego to the March Field Air Museum. Warriors were given a private tour of the museum, where they got a glimpse of the evolution of military aviation in America.

Wounded Warrior Project brought a group of warriors together to ride motorcycles to the March Field Air Museum. The gathering helped connect warriors with one another while getting out into the community.

"I have been wanting to get involved with a motorcycle riding group but was extremely hesitant," said Navy veteran Lisha Brown. "But once I learned more about the event, some of my fear was put at ease. I'm glad I was encouraged to participate because I love connecting with other veterans who may be experiencing the same issues as me."  

These connection activities support the recovery needs of warriors by reintroducing them to the bonds experienced during military service. In a WWP survey of the injured warriors it serves, more than half of survey respondents (51.7 percent) talked with fellow veterans to address their mental health issues, and 29.6 percent expressed physical activity helps.

"Camaraderie – that's what we know from our time in the military," Lisha said. "I think connecting with other veterans is priceless, and the Wounded Warrior Project staff is awesome. They bring so much caring, knowledge, and – above all – a compassionate spirit that we don't usually get after we have disconnected from the military."   

Following the museum tour, warriors gathered for lunch and learned about various WWP programs that could assist them in their recoveries. Thanks to generous donors, WWP programs and services are offered free of charge to warriors, their caregivers, and families, and they help with mental health, physical health and wellness, career and benefits counseling, connecting warriors with one another and their communities, and long-term care for the most seriously wounded.

To learn and see more about how WWP's programs and services connect, serve, and empower wounded warriors, visit, and click on multimedia.

About Wounded Warrior Project
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AMA Pro Racing Mourns the Loss of Jamison Minor

Press Release from American Flat track Racing

Updated: April 11th at 7:53am

American Flat Track competitor dies

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 3, 2017) – AMA Pro Racing is deeply saddened by the tragic passing of American Flat Track competitor Jamison Minor (21) and extends heartfelt condolences to his family.
Minor, a New Hampshire native, was involved in a multi-bike accident on the first lap of the AFT Singles race during Saturday’s event in Charlotte. Emergency medical personnel were on scene and responded to the incident within seconds. Minor was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC where he succumbed to his injuries on Sunday.
"Jamison exemplified the spirit of the sport and the entire American Flat Track community is in mourning today,” said Michael Lock, CEO of AMA Pro Racing. “He was impressive on and off the race track, with a positive, upbeat attitude that showed the markings of a future star. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time."

Click HERE for stats on Jaimson's racing career.

Jamison Minor


The AMA Pro Flat-Track Rookies Class of '79 and Friends have put together a Fund Page on their website to help with expenses for end of life care.  This is a Non-Profit 501 (c)3 and your donation is tax deductible.  You may click HERE to make your donation or you can send a check payable to Class of 79 and Friends and mail it to 3989 Springer Lane, Springfield, IL  62711.  Funds can also be sent via PayPal to Charlie@amaft79.c0m.

Please note on the check or PayPal that the funds are for Jamison Minor.


Hill Climbs are back for the Laconia Motorcycle Rally

Gunstock to again host motorcycle event

Article is courtesy of  MICHAEL KITCH of the LACONIA DAILY SUN | March 22, 2017

GILFORD — After a hiatus of five years, the hill climb, long a signature feature of Laconia Motorcycle Week, will return to the ski jump at Gunstock Mountain Resort during the 94th running of the "World's Oldest Motorcycle Rally" in June.

The Gunstock Hillclimb, sanctioned by the American Motorcycle Association and sponsored by Ridge Runner Promotions , will be run at the 70-meter ski jump at on Wednesday, June 14 — come rain, come shine — beginning at 9 a.m.

"We're very pleased that the hill climb is coming back to its original location at Gunstock," said Charlie St. Clair, executive director of the Laconia Motorcycle Week Association. "I know this will make a whole lot of people very happy during Motorcycle Week."

Hill Climb - Courtesy of Laconia Motorcycle Rally

He expressed his appreciation to the management of Gunstock, especially Marketing Director Mike Roth and General Manager Greg Goddard, as well as the members of the Gunstock Commission, for their decision to resume hosting the event.

The hill climb was run at Gunstock 1946 until 1962 and again from 1993 until 2011, when Ridge Runner Promotions, which sponsors the event, and management of the resort failed to renew their contract. For the past five years Ridge Runner Promotions held a competition in the Pro Hill Climb Series sanctioned by the American Motorcycle Association at the organization's site in Canaan.

Goddard said on Wednesday that in anticipation of celebrating the resort's 80th anniversary Roth began reviewing its history and was taken by the tradition of hosting the hill climb. He reached out to the hill climbers among the motorcycling community, beginning with the New England Hill Climbers, who soon passed the baton to Mike Farnsworth of Ridge Runner Promotions.

Roth said that he was impressed that the hill climb was a tradition that ran deep and long and thought "My gosh, tell me all about it." He recalled that when Chris Chartier of the New England Climbers told him that his father ran the hill climb before him and his son was about to follow in their tire tracks, he realized it is "a multi-generational thing people feel passionate and nostalgic about." The hill climb, he said, is in keeping with Gunstock's character as a community and familial resort, where parents have passed on their experience to their children.

"We've come full circle," Roth said. "It's something special that needs to come back."

Goddard said that after some negotiation Gunstock and Ridge Runner Promotions reached an agreement and entered a contract, by which a share of the proceeds from the event would be applied to restoring and maintaining the hill after the event and the balance split between the resort and the sponsor. He said that the Ridge Runners will stage the hill climb itself, while Gunstock will manage the logistics of parking, camping, crowd control and food and beverage service.

"We're really excited to have it back," Goddard said."It fills a hole in the schedule for Motorcycle Week and generates revenue for the resort between the winter and summer seasons."

Belknap County Commissioner Dave DeVoy, who urged the Gunstock Commission to host the event, said he was disappointed when the hill climb moved to Canaan and pleased that the longstanding event has been revived, not least because it will strengthen the financial performance of the resort. Speaking as a business owner, he noted that trade at his gas station and convenience store on Lakeshore Road dropped off significantly in the middle of the rally without the hill climb.

St. Clair said he is pleased that the hill climb will be limited to amateur riders.

"An amateur is a big draw, because the odds of getting to the top are a lot less," he explained, "and if you don't make it, you've got get your bike back down that steep hill. It's quite a feat either way," recalling his own experience of getting 20 feet shy of the top and having to get down to the bottom.

"I was petrified," he confessed.


Lifetime Achievement Award to Willie G. Davidson

Biker InCite | March 29th, 2017 | Press Release from Sturgis Motorcycle Museum

Photo Harley-Davidson 2015.

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum | March 28th, 2017

Sturgis, South Dakota, March 28, 2017 - Considered the patriarch of motorcycling by bikers around the globe, William G. Davidson's artistic vision and passion for riding have not only shaped Harley-Davidson's® identity for more than 50 years, they have transformed the entire motorcycle world. Affectionately known as "Willie G." by millions of motorcycle enthusiasts, Harley-Davidson's Chief Styling Officer Emeritus and Brand Ambassador is set to be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall Of Fame Induction ceremony, August 9, 2017.
"Willie G. is not just a brand ambassador for Harley-Davidson, he is an ambassador for biker culture worldwide," said Myrick Robbins, executive director of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall Of Fame. "The Museum's goal is to 'Honor the Rider' and Willie G. is the embodiment of motorcycle riding." Already a pre-2001 member of the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame, Willie G. was joined by his lovely wife Nancy in the Class of 2010.

"Just like Sturgis Rally founders Pearl and Pappy Hoel, Willie G. and Nancy have made a long-term, positive impact on the motorcycle community," added Robbins. "You could say Willie G. was born with gasoline in his veins."

The son of former Harley-Davidson president, William H. Davidson, and the grandson of one of the original founders, William A. Davidson, he has helped shape the iconic look, sound and feel that have defined Harley-Davidson motorcycles for more than 50 years. Starting in the 1970s, he developed iconic designs which kept Harley-Davidson motorcycles selling while the company completed technological and manufacturing improvements. Throughout his career he developed the bikes that came to define Harley-Davidson, from the XLCR™ Cafe Racer up through the V-Rod™ and the Street Glide™.

A Wisconsin native, Willie G. went to The University of Wisconsin for three years before transferring to the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. He joined Harley-Davidson in 1963, when he was invited to set-up the company's motorcycle design department. In 1981, Davidson was one of 13 executives who raised more than $75 million to purchase Harley-Davidson from AMF Incorporated.

In addition to Lifetime Achievement honoree Willie G., The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall Of Fame Class of 2017 features a group of over-achievers and true leaders who have influenced an entire era of motorcycling:
The Hall of Fame Ceremony will sell out, get your tickets HERE

First Sidecar Soiree is this weekend in Fredericksburg, TX


On March 31st through April 2nd Fredericksburg TX, will host the 1st Annual Sidecar Soiree in the gateway to the iconic Texas Hill Country.

All models and brands of motorcycles and sidecars are welcome, especially if you like cruisin’ backroads with friends. Enjoy scenic rides, tasty foods, live music and the camaraderie that only a sidecar rig can bring.  This is an event dedicated to sidecars- but if you’ve already registered your hack, you’re welcome to bring along another motorcycle if you need it.

 Home base for the Sidecar Soiree is the unique Hangar Hotel, located two miles from Fredericksburg at the Gillespie County Airport. The hotel is a replica of a World War II-era hangar and features airplane memorabilia, model airplanes, USO historical exhibits and stylings of the 1940s. And there’s plenty of parking for tow vehicles and trailers. Central Texas, with its rolling hills and wide open vistas, is a great place to ride – and the nearby cities of Fredericksburg, Austin and San Antonio are each home to cultural events, music festivals, art fairs and sporting events all year long. Come for the sidecars; or make it a longer visit and enjoy the Lone Star state.


What is the address of the Hotel?
Hangar Hotel 155 airport Rd, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

How much does it cost?
$75.00 for sidecar owner, $50.00 for registered passenger, and Host Hotel rooms are $191.00 per night. Click here to register.

What do I get?
Your registration gets you lunch and dinner on Saturday, a t-shirt, a sticker and a professional portrait on your rig.

Why Sidecars?
There is a lot of excitement around the sidecar world, and the market for these really cool conveyances is growing. People are just naturally drawn to sidecar rigs: they’re a pleasure to ride and they foster companionship like nothing else.

Why no Trikes?
We feel like there are enough traditional events that cater to motorcycles and trikes. This one is dedicated to sidecar enthusiasts, though a guest can attend on a trike or traditional motorcycle if they accompany a registered sidecar pilot.

Why Central Texas?
Central Texas and the Texas Hill Country have a great deal to offer including good weather, great roads, lots to do and a level of hospitality that rivals anywhere. Fredericksburg has loads of alternate hotels, cabin rentalsRV parks and camping areas.

What else can I do there?
As well as arts, shopping and wineries, Fredericksburg has museums, music, outdoor activities and is the gateway to the epic rolling Texas hill Country. The city has a great CVB site here:

Why no kids or pets?
We don’t mind them on the rides – however as the Hangar Hotel is on an active runway, there are restrictions that do not allow those under 18, or pets to stay overnight due to safety concerns. There are alternative options nearby you can explore here 

Can my guest be on a motorcycle?
Yes – motorcycles or trikes can accompany a registered guest.

What if I need 2 beds?
Please look into alternative hotel locations as the Hangar Hotel is single King Bed accommodations only. Start here:

Are vintage rigs allowed?
You bet – there will be alternative routes for all kinds of riders – freedom will not be restricted, so you can ride the pace you want.

What is the Sidehack Attack?
We are planning a fun and challenging course for sidecar riders. We may have an off-road course that challenges riders and a flat-lot course that tests riding skills and accuracy. Or you can sit back and watch the fun happen.

Is this the start of something great?
We are hoping there is enough interest in this event to justify a series of sidecar events in other parts of the U.S. Time will tell, but we think we’re onto something, and we look forward to riding with you again.



Daytona Bike Week's Hot Event at Volusia County Fair Grounds; Literally

Biker InCite | March 27, 2017


Volusia County Fairgrounds closed out Daytona Bike Week with a giant smoke out!  Fastlane Promotions burns down the house with their Bike Burning event on the last day of the rally.  Throughout the rally week bikers ride to the fairgrounds to pose for pictures with the WORLD'S largest wooden motorcycle.  You are able to sign the bike and come back on the last night of the rally to party and watch them torch the bike.


Here is a video of their event; 2017 Burning Bike.








Daytona Bike Week 2017 one of the most dangerous in years with an increase in trauma cases

More Hospital Incidents for this Bike Week 2017

Article Courtesy of Daytona News Journal Online | By Tony Holt | Posted March 24, 2017 and updated March 25, 2017

DAYTONA BEACH — An unusually high number of intensive care patients were admitted during this year's Bike Week — making it one of the most dangerous Bike Weeks that Daytona Beach has seen in years.

Overall, trauma admissions spiked this year compared to the previous five years. There was a total of 69 Bike Week-related trauma patients wheeled through the doors at Halifax Health Medical Center during the 10-day event that concluded March 19, according to statistics provided by the hospital.

That number is significantly higher than all years dating back to 2013. The second highest total was Bike Week 2016, during which 54 Bike Week-related trauma patents were admitted to Halifax Health — the only trauma center in Volusia and Flagler counties.

"We have to be ready for anything that presents itself," said Halifax Health spokesman John Guthrie, who disclosed scads of statistics that proved the notion that his hospital was monumentally busy this year — even by the standard set by Bike Week.

Guthrie pointed out that the high number of trauma patients mean more beds and space are occupied and staffing is maximized.

Daytona Bike Week - Photo by Biker InCite
"Typically, we're at capacity through that week," Guthrie said. "It's a drain on our resources that we don't normally have."From 2012 to 2016, the average number of motorcycle-crash admissions was just shy of 44. The year with the highest number was 2012, which generated 48 motorcycle injuries, according to the hospital. This year, there were 65 motorcycle admissions, said Suzanne Lovelady, the director of quality improvement at Halifax Health. That is 48 percent higher than the aforementioned five-year average.From a law enforcement perspective, this year's Bike Week was the best Daytona Beach has ever had — at least according to Police Chief Craig Capri, who told that to his staff and members of the public during a public meeting Thursday morning."Bike Week was a huge success," he said. "It was probably the most successful Bike Week that I've seen in my 27 years here." In spite of his positive review which included fewer problems that usually come with the special event, Capri acknowledged the high number of accidents. His police department also reported two Bike Week-related fatalities.Additionally, Flagler County reported a single fatality during this year's event, officials said.The Florida Highway Patrol won't be releasing its Bike Week statistics until next month, said Trooper Steven Montiero, an agency spokesman.The motorcycle event, which is bookended by two full weekends, attracts tends of thousands of attendees from around the globe. The majority of accident victims admitted to Halifax Health during Bike Week are from out of town.This year, 75 percent of all Bike Week-related patients were non-Volusia County residents, according to hospital numbers. Of the 65 motorcycle crash admissions, 30 patients were from out of state, Lovelady said.

Main Street Daytona Bike Week - Photo by Biker InCite

Guthrie declined to speculate on the attendance or hospitalization trends related to Bike Week. The weather was colder than normal this year, but considering the snowy conditions in the Northeast, a 50-degree day in Florida was better than the alternative of staying home for many motorcyclists. Therefore, attendance numbers still seemed high and the number of motorcycle accidents bore that out.

Daytona Beach had 268 traffic accidents during this year's Bike Week and 66 of those involved motorcycles. The latter number is higher than any previous total dating back to 2012, according to police records.

Flagler had 95 total crashes during the 10-day event and 15 of them were motorcycle-related, said Flagler County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Laura Williams.

All the numbers related to patient intake at Halifax Health also suggest a busier-than-average Bike Week for 2017.

Each day throughout the year, the hospital averages a single trauma patient. The busiest day during Bike Week elicited nine trauma patients, said Lovelady.

The average age among trauma patients during Bike Week was 53. About 81 percent of patients were male, according to hospital statistics.