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Spyke and Mike – the Great American Motofest

Published on July 12, 2021 under Blog
Spyke and Mike – the Great American Motofest
The heat is on, my Born To Ride friends. Last month we kicked the season in gear and now we’re winding up for the dog days of summer. Why do they call them dog days anyways? Why not bird bath days? Canines are like me and don’t want to be out in the hot sun unless it’s in the water or under some shade. Mike breaks in, “I get it, you gain total relief from the heat during your daily shower that usually occurs naturally in the middle of summer. In your case, it’s when the waterfall comes to life…
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Get Your Motor Runnin’!

Published on July 12, 2021 under Blog
Get Your Motor Runnin’!
IIt is unbelievable how fast this year is going by. But man, there’s some cool stuff on the way down the pipe. We are getting closer and closer to July 24. What’s going on July 24 you may ask? Well, it’s going to be the Great American Motofest in Plant City. This event has been groomed to be one hell of a premiere event that you are not gonna wanna miss. This is one of those motorcycle events that doesn’t come around often. There’s a little bit of everything for everybody. But I think the thing that’s going to be…
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MOTOFEST IS HERE!

Published on July 9, 2021 under Blog
MOTOFEST IS HERE!
When was the last time you threw your leg over your scooter and rode out to spend the day enjoying everything that the biker lifestyle has to offer? Well, set aside Saturday, July 24th brothers and sisters, because Born to Ride is proudly bringing you the return of an all-American two-wheeled tradition in the form of a killer Motorcycle Rodeo. Yeah, I am talkin’ about the Great American Motofest. Ride out to beautiful Plant City, Florida for a solid day of biker family-friendly fun! Motofest is the brain child of Ron and Deb Galletti, the folks behind Born To Ride…
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IT’S MOTOFEST TIME!

Published on July 8, 2021 under Blog
IT’S MOTOFEST TIME!
July is here! Time to put on your red, white and blue to celebrate America’s Independence Day. Time for barbecues and beer. Time for fireworks. Time to ride your motorcycle to the ultimate biker party… MOTOFEST! Born To Ride’s Ron and Deb Galletti have put together the return of the Great American Motorcycle Rodeo and you are invited! Ride on out to Plant City, Florida this Saturday, July 24th for a motorcycle event like no other! The amazing Boss Hogg Ranch will be transformed into biker heaven on earth with vendors galore, great food and drink, live music, and the…
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One week at Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches summer camp can be the turning point in a child’s life

Published on June 16, 2021 under Blog
One week at Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches summer camp can be the turning point in a child’s life
Studies show that camp improves self-esteem and self-confidence in children, as well as teaches social skills. Campers learn teamwork and are encouraged to share their ideas and try new things! Our camp includes all the traditional activities—canoeing, archery, high ropes, swimming—as well as one very important and unique addition: Law Enforcement Officers. The theme at camp is “Law Enforcement Officers are Your Friends!” Our campers play with and spend time with volunteer deputies throughout the week. This time together shows our campers they do have a friend in law enforcement who will stand up with them and for them. Camp…
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Biker Rodeo Grand Marshalls, Spyke & Mike

Published on June 8, 2021 under Blog
Biker Rodeo Grand Marshalls, Spyke & Mike
Happy love bug season, my BTR friends. It's a good time to be sportin' a windscreen. If you ride the kind of scoot that's too cool for one, then you should be wearing a mask or full face helmet. It will keep you from having those pesky, mating, flying insects between your teeth, or worse, up your nose. Also consider yourself lucky riding in Florida 'cuz from Georgia northward, they've got to put up with bigger swarms of cicadas, Japanese beetles, and other flying June bugs. All of which aren't very tasty and can really sting when hitting you in…
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A FATHER’S DAY TRIBUTE – “A SPECIAL ONE INDEED”

Published on June 8, 2021 under Blog
A FATHER’S DAY TRIBUTE – “A SPECIAL ONE INDEED”
So many of us remember times spent with our dad’s in various projects we did together throughout the course of many years. This Father’s Day Tribute is a very special one indeed where a father-son duo work, play, ride, as well as eat, sleep, and dream about Cushman Scooters and Mustang Motorcycles! This is a fascinating story and one that you will enjoy reading here in Born To Ride magazine! To start out, this is NOT a business story; it’s a hobby story! Richard Jr. explained, “My dad is 73 years old. He has a bad hip and has had…
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GET YOUR MOTOR RUNNIN’!

Published on June 8, 2021 under Blog
GET YOUR MOTOR RUNNIN’!
It is unbelievable how fast this year is going by. But man, there’s some cool stuff on the way down the pipe. We are getting closer and closer to July 24. What’s going on July 24 you may ask? Well, it’s going to be the Great American Motofest in Plant City. This event has been groomed to be one hell of a premiere event that you are not gonna wanna miss. This is one of those motorcycle events that doesn’t come around often. There’s a little bit of everything for everybody. But I think the thing that’s going to be…
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Honoring Their Courage and Sacrifice, Happy Father’s Day

Published on June 4, 2021 under Blog
Honoring Their Courage and Sacrifice, Happy Father’s Day
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY June is here and let’s not forget Dad. Father’s Day is a day honoring fathers, celebrated on various days in many places around the world. It complements Mother’s Day. Happy Father’s Day to all the father’s reading this ad and Happy Father’s Day to all the mother’s reading this if you are a sole parent, mom and a dad of the family. Grandfathers, step-dads, uncles, brothers and sisters, you all deserve to be noted for what you do to be a figure in a child’s life. If dads not there someone who steps in as a fatherly…
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Georgia Riders Helping Foster Kids in Need

Published on May 11, 2021 under Blog
Georgia Riders Helping Foster Kids in Need
Did you know that most of the children that are taken from their homes to be put in the care of foster parents are taken at the spur of the moment? They have no time to pack their belongings or special items, such as clothes, soap, shampoo or even a toothbrush! These things, are usually provided by the foster parents. Once they have these items and have to get moved from home to home, most have no suitcase or bag to carry their things in. They often have to just be packed in a paper bag or trash bag. With…
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Central Florida Cannabis Fest

Published on May 11, 2021 under Blog
Central Florida Cannabis Fest
This first annual Cannabis Fest did not disappoint. This event was very well thought out to bring a weekend of entertainment to the music lover, the family, the aficionados of the cannabis world and the novice consumer that seeks more information about health benefits, remedies and products available. As a special touch, proceeds of the festival benefitted local charities. Here’s what the promotor of the event, Mama Dukes of Boss Hogg radio, has to say about this killer event. —Deb Galletti I want to say ‘thank you’ to everyone that helped put this together in just ten short weeks. All…
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The Meaning of Memorial Day

Published on May 11, 2021 under Blog
The Meaning of Memorial Day
I have approached this subject several times over the years, Memorial Day is not the official start of summer, nor should it be the reason for a 3-day long weekend of parties, barbecues, or car sales. Memorial Day has had several names over the 150 years of its existence; however, the reason for Memorial Day stays the same. The day is for honoring and showing respect for those who have been killed while serving in the military, beginning with the Civil War through current military engagements. Over the years Memorial Day has diminished as a national holiday and has became…
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Spyke and Mike – There is light at the end of the tunnel

Published on May 11, 2021 under Blog
Spyke and Mike – There is light at the end of the tunnel
Whatttsup my BTR friends? Mike and I hope all is well in your neck of the woods as we make the best of it in ours. He repeats to me daily the age old proverb: There is light at the end of the tunnel. With all the life-altering events that have happened recently, most of you would think he's referring to COVID or social injustice situations. But in our case, it's the results of a catastrophic accident that occurred to us on June 22, 2019 while riding the Fat Bird 2. In a nutshell (using this term wisely) he was…
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TECH TIP – Smoothing Out Your Ride

Published on May 10, 2021 under Blog
TECH TIP – Smoothing Out Your Ride
A lot of HOG riders sometimes think that the ”V” in V-twin stands for vibration. This idea comes from the unique mechanical activity that takes place down in our bike’s drivetrain. First you have a couple of pistons and connecting rods moving up and down inside two cylinders. They are not operating in a completely balanced non-vibrating environment. This unbalanced motive power is sent to the transmission through a primary drive that uses a spring tensioned motor sprocket and chain drive assembly running back to the transmission. The bike’s final drive runs a reinforced cog belt back to the rear…
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BE the Change and Think Motorcycle!

Published on May 10, 2021 under Blog
BE the Change and Think Motorcycle!
I had a nice happy little article all written up for this month, laced with my usual sarcastic banter. But as of the writing, I had to partake in yet another memorial for a young man who senselessly lost his life to a cage driver who was too busy with whatever it was he or she was doing to not pay attention to their surroundings. I can’t imagine anything being more important while behind the wheel than paying attention to the task of driving. Whatever activity it was that motorist was doing instead of watching the road, watching their fellow…
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Jack’s Journey

Published on April 9, 2021 under Blog
Jack’s Journey
Through motorcycle trips, countless hours of conversation and time spent with Jack, myself Wayne Sims, Perry Biddle and others have come to know and love Jack. Also, riders who are no longer with us including Larry Williams, Gene Snider, J.B. Woodward, Jamie Moncrief, and Bobby Smith. We would like to share our friend Jack with you today. Jack was born to his parents Claude and Lucinlle on April 8, 1932 in Anniston, Alabama. He married Mary Jo his first-grade sweetheart. They have five sons and one daughter, all of whom ride Harley-Davidsons. In 1944 at the age of twelve, Jack…
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