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Suncoast Summer Fest Announces July 4th Parade & Bayfront Fireworks

Published on May 28, 2021 under Front Page
Suncoast Summer Fest Announces July 4th Parade & Bayfront Fireworks
Suncoast Charities for Children in partnership with the Sarasota Patriotic Observance Committee, Sarasota Downtown Enrichment Association, and City of Sarasota have announced plans to hold a July 4th parade along the Sarasota Bayfront, as part of Suncoast Summer Fest’s “Celebrate Sarasota.” Sarasota Patriotic Observance Committee Chairman, Dan Kennedy, is the organizer for the parade, which will pay tribute to veterans, first responders, medical professionals, and front line workers. The parade will begin at 8 pm starting at Mound St. (U.S. 41) and Orange Ave. ending at Bayfront Drive (U.S. 41) and Main St. (J.D. Hamel Park). Designated areas for public…
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The Return of the Biker Rodeo – Born To Ride’s Great American MotoFest

Published on May 25, 2021 under Born To Ride
The Return of the Biker Rodeo – Born To Ride’s Great American MotoFest
Press Release: May 24, 2021 What: Rubenstein Law presents “Born To Ride’s Great American MotoFest” When: Saturday July 24th 7am – 7pm $5.00 Admission includes parking. Where: Boss Hogg Ranch, 906 Sam Allen Rd Plant City, Florida Contacts: Born to Ride: 813-661-9402 Rodeo info - Rob: 352-206-0699 Vendor info: 352-573-1164 Rod & Truck Show info: 727-289-2896 Born To Ride, Inc. is thrilled to announce the first-ever “Great American MotoFest!” Master of Ceremonies, Dave “Flash” Morgan and Fester Jenkins of Boss Hogg Radio will keep the action rolling, Rodeo Boss, Rob Schwellinger of R&R Cycles will head up all the motorcycle…
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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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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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Harley-Davidson Launches LiveWire, the Electric Motorcycle Brand

Published on May 10, 2021 under Front Page
Harley-Davidson Launches LiveWire, the Electric Motorcycle Brand
MILWAUKEE (May 10, 2021)  Harley-Davidson, Inc.  today announces the launch of LiveWire as an all-electric motorcycle brand.  LiveWire is more than a motorcycle. LiveWire plans to redefine electric, delivering the best experience for the urban rider, with personality and soul. LiveWire creates a unique connection between rider and vehicle. Today, the next chapter in the LiveWire journey begins. Jochen Zeitz, chairman, president and CEO of Harley-Davidson:  “One of the six pillars of The Hardwire Strategy is to lead in electric – by launching LiveWire as an all-electric brand, we are seizing the opportunity to lead and define the market in EV. With the…
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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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Xavier Muriel – Rock ‘n’ Roll Bike Builder – Builds the Custom Giveaway Bike for the High Seas Rally!

Published on May 10, 2021 under Feature
Xavier Muriel – Rock ‘n’ Roll Bike Builder – Builds the Custom Giveaway Bike for the High Seas Rally!
“To say that being part of a multi-platinum, international touring rock band was a dream come true would be a vast understatement. No kid ever says to himself, ‘When I graduate I’m gonna move to Hollywood and become a Rock Star’ and thinks that it can come true. Well, truth be told, it didn’t for me,” Xavier Muriel tells us. “I was 34 and on my third trip back to the west coast before it actually happened.” Xavier is famous for being the rock ‘n’ roll drummer for the band Buckcherry. “As I look back on it, I would have…
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Valerie Thompson, the Queen of Speed

Published on May 7, 2021 under Dave Nichols
Valerie Thompson, the Queen of Speed
Valerie Thompson is without a doubt the Queen of Speed. She is the world’s fastest female motorcycle streamliner racer, hitting an incredible 328.467mph on the BUB 7 Streamliner motorcycle and is an eight-time Speed Record holder. She is also an inductee in the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame, a member of numerous 200 MPH Clubs and one 300 MPH Club. She is also known as Australia’s fastest female motorcycle land speed racer and was recently included in the Dealernews “Top 100 Leaders in Powersports” list. And that was all before lunch. Most of us who ride motorcycles have “gone fast”…
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NEW HARLEY-DAVIDSON ICONS COLLECTION CELEBRATES AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE DESIGN

Published on April 27, 2021 under Front Page
NEW HARLEY-DAVIDSON ICONS COLLECTION CELEBRATES AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE DESIGN
Icons Collection Debuts with Limited-Edition Electra Glide Revival Model  MILWAUKEE (April 26, 2021) – Harley-Davidson today announced its new Icons Collection, an annual program offering very limited-edition motorcycle models designed to elevate traditional forms and celebrate Americana, either by revisiting classic Harley-Davidson design themes or by exploring ideas that represent the future of motorcycle style.  The Icons Collection will present one or two models annually, with a single production run for each motorcycle model. Production of that model will never be resumed or repeated. Each Icons Collection motorcycle will be serialized, and the purchaser will receive a certificate of authenticity.…
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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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Readers Ride – Kalie’s Killer Sporty

Published on April 8, 2021 under Born To Ride
Readers Ride – Kalie’s Killer Sporty
Kalie Maden is a biker to the core. She’s a wrench, building cool scooters and the bike seen here is her personal ride. Born To Ride asked her how long she’s been riding motorcycles. “It all started when I was just 10 years old,” Kalie tells us. “Santa Claus brought me a Yamaha TTR-90. I was immediately in LOVE as soon as I hopped on and rode around the backyard. Needless to say, 17 years later, I am still just as in love, if not more, with motorcycles. With such as cool Christmas gift, we had to ask if Kalie’s…
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SPRING HAS SPRUNG!

Published on April 8, 2021 under Blog
SPRING HAS SPRUNG!
It’s springtime in Florida and we’re feeling the full effects my BTR friends. The pollen covers everything with a green haze and makes everyone sneeze a lot. The spring breakers acting stupid at the beach makes the locals green with disdain. Mike boils eggs way too long and turns the yolks green that makes for funny looking deviled eggs after losing the Easter egg cracking contest down at our local pub. Speaking of eggs, it’s that season for me to pop out a few. Mike cuts me off saying, “for the past few years I’ve been forgetting about your motherly…
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Get on that Bike and Ride!

Published on April 8, 2021 under Blog
Get on that Bike and Ride!
Damn. A quarter of the year is already gone! Hopefully you didn’t waste any time! The weather is getting nicer, restrictions are loosening up, and events are starting to take place all around our beautiful state. If you listen to the rumor mill, it says we have a lotta really cool events coming up in the next couple of months for all of us to get out there on our bikes to enjoy. Along with all this beautiful weather we also have snowbirds still among us. Y’all know better than to slack on paying attention and keep an eye out…
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