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Thunder By The Bay Huge Success! Raising $224,000 for Suncoast Charities for Children

Published on April 6, 2021 under Born To Ride
Thunder By The Bay  Huge Success! Raising $224,000 for Suncoast Charities for Children
How your support is changing lives! Bikers know that Thunder By The Bay Music and Motorcycle Festival is an annual event that brings excitement to beautiful Sarasota, FL.  What they may not know is that all the hard work and efforts by festival director Lucy Nicandri and her volunteers – sponsors, vendors, advertisers and with the patronage from the bikers – this rally directly benefits Suncoast Charities for Children.  The 2021 Festival raised $224,000 and here is how your support is changing lives! New Computer Lab – Four new laptop computers were purchased to assist approx. 80 special athletes with…
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MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK! – Seattle Engraving’s Gold-plated Guns

Published on April 6, 2021 under Blog
MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK! – Seattle Engraving’s Gold-plated Guns
Two brothers from Seattle have created an incredible company that makes beautiful artwork out of deadly weapons. We’re talking about our new Born To Ride sponsor, Seattle Engraving Center. Mike and Haysam Gamil moved to Florida and opened Seattle Engraving Center in Brandon. You’ll find them at 1073 E Brandon Blvd, in the Town Center at Forest Park. Imagine owning a super rare Colt Talo exclusive Aztec Empire 38 Super with amazing gold accents, incredible engraving and devilishly detailed mural work on the stock. You’ll find that piece of lethal jewelry on their website along with hundreds of other mind-blowing…
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Knox Murray, Born To Race

Published on April 6, 2021 under Blog
Knox Murray, Born To Race
When Knox Murray was just four-years-old, his parents took him to see the Supercross races at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The family enjoyed an evening of two-wheeled motocross madness in all its glory and Knox studied every move by the racers. When Knox walked out of that Stadium, the young boy looked up at his folks and said, “That’s what I want to do!” “He begged us to get him a dirt bike for two years,” Knox’s mom Melissa Murray recalls. “We finally got him one and he took off and has never looked back!” Knox is now…
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON KICKS OFF PAN AMERICA ADVENTURE MOTORCYCLE DEMO TOUR

Published on March 24, 2021 under Front Page
HARLEY-DAVIDSON KICKS OFF PAN AMERICA ADVENTURE MOTORCYCLE DEMO TOUR
MILWAUKEE (March 23, 2021) – Harley-Davidson recently unleashed its bold take on adventure touring with the all-new Pan America™ 1250 and Pan America™ 1250 Special motorcycles. The spirt of adventure touring is one of endless possibilities and unrestrained freedom. From its inception more than a century ago, when many roads were little more than dirt trails, Harley-Davidson has stood for adventure. Riders will soon be able to experience that freedom first-hand as Harley-Davidson is proud to announce the Harley-Davidson Pan America Motorcycle Demo Tour. The tour kicks off in April, and signups for H-D-hosted demos are now available here: PAN…
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Born To Ride TV – 25th Anniversary Interview with Ron Galletti

Published on March 19, 2021 under BTR TV
Born To Ride TV – 25th Anniversary Interview with Ron Galletti
This Week on Born To Ride TV Episode #1301 - John & Heather get an exclusive interview with owner and founder of Born To Ride, Ron Galletti, how he started it all and the journey to 25 years of motorcycle lifestyle and supporting the biker community! Oh, and it's GOLD because we like to break the mold! All this here, now on, Born To Ride! In Partnership with Rubenstein Law "TH!NK MOTORCYCLE": https://www.fight4u.com/ Follow Us ►YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/BTRBornToRide/?sub_confirmation=1 ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BornToRideTVMagazine/ ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/borntoridemedia/ ►Website: https://www.borntoride.com
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Choppertown Live dominates Thunder by the Bay!

Published on March 12, 2021 under Born To Ride
Choppertown Live dominates Thunder by the Bay!
What do you get when you combine a good healthy mix of outrageous choppers, vans, hotrods, skateboards, great builders, beautiful women and perfect Florida weather? You get Choppertown Live! We hosted a royal feast of a chopper show at Thunder by the Bay on Feb.19, 20 and 21st and we have got to say, it was an amazing event! CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO CHECK OUT THE BIKES With the hot hits of the 1970s pumping way in the background, and an impressive line-up of custom choppers to drool all over, the 11,000 square foot building was filled to the…
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SPYKE & MIKE GO TO THE PET STORE

Published on March 9, 2021 under Blog
SPYKE & MIKE GO TO THE PET STORE
It's a great time to be living in Florida my Born To Ride friends. As the rest of the country is shut down either from snow, freezing temperatures, or creeping corona virus, we here in Florida are enjoying a fairly open for business state with warm weather, outdoor events and live music on a limited but regular basis. Most recently, the Gibtown and Sarasota Bikefests are now a memory of good times. Many Kodak moments were made with new and old friends. Check it out on the Born To Ride website. All that fun was just getting our partying taste…
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DO YOU LOVE A GOOD BIKER BAR? OF COURSE YOU DO!

Published on March 9, 2021 under Blog
DO YOU LOVE A GOOD BIKER BAR? OF COURSE YOU DO!
Well, come on out to the Red Star Rock Bar in Tampa, right behind the Harley-Davidson of Brandon dealership for a day of killer food, excellent drinks and awesome live music. We’re talkin’ a St. Patrick’s Day biker blowout celebration on Wednesday, March 17th called the Irish Stampede! Join the Soul Circus Cowboys for some righteous rock ‘n’ roll and scooter-friendly good times. Paul Medrano, owner of this rip-roarin’ whiskey bar and roadhouse says the venue started because of his love of Led Zepplin. “I’m a rock ‘n’ roll guy,” he laughs. “We try to find eclectic bands and touring…
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Life is a Ride. Live it!

Published on March 9, 2021 under Blog
Life is a Ride. Live it!
Hello again, everybody. Welcome to another edition of Nefarious James. No politics this month, no government talk, just plain old reflection. Had a really good time at the Thunder by the Bay event and its inclusion of Choppertown Live. Choppertown Live brought back a lot of personal memories for me. Seeing the old bikes and cars really sent me back to when I was growing up. Things were much simpler back then. No computers, it was safe to drink out of a garden hose, and lots of time spent outdoors. Didn’t really worry about getting sick from everything you touched…
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Leather Lid Inserts, an established Leather Saddlebag Accessory business based in southwest Florida

Published on March 9, 2021 under Feature
Leather Lid Inserts, an established Leather Saddlebag Accessory business based in southwest Florida
Ray V. Gordon is The Owner & Founder of Leather Lid Inserts, an established Leather Saddlebag Accessory business based in southwest Florida. They’ve coined the phrase “We take the sag out of the bag” because that is exactly what they do. Ray has been riding motorcycles since he was 14 yrs old and has watched the motorcycle industry grow and is glad to be a part of what it is today. After 35 years of owning and operating a successful aluminum company in Ft. Myers FL, Ray sold the business so he could retire (he thought) and bought himself a…
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THUNDER BY THE BAY’S CHOPPEREOWN LIVE – CREATIVITY CENTRAL

Published on March 9, 2021 under Blog
THUNDER BY THE BAY’S CHOPPEREOWN LIVE – CREATIVITY CENTRAL
Aside from the old chrome and stainless-steel components securely attached between welded and painted structural tubular steel, I saw an old shovelhead engine with slight wear pocks and a cast iron texture that spoke of the fifties carefully polished to a mirror sheen. The only color on the machine other than chrome and black was the color of the spark plug wires. “Make the design yellow,” My bearded customer commanded, “to match the wires.” Then he added, “with a little bit of gray.” A small bobber with apehanger handlebars and a coffin gas tank echoed old school fun. I would make…
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BORN TO RIDE TV’S 1,300TH EPISODE

Published on March 8, 2021 under Blog
BORN TO RIDE TV’S 1,300TH EPISODE
Plus, Choppertown Live, Daytona Bike Week and more! HOWDY BROTHERS AND SISTERS! There are big doin’s around here at Born To Ride as we celebrate the 1,300th episode of America’s longest-running biker lifestyle TV series, Born To Ride TV. Ron and Deb Galletti started Born To Ride TV over 25 years ago and the little show that could, just keeps on rollin’ down the tracks! Imagine creating thirteen hundred incredible episodes. Catch Born To Ride TV on Facebook, Choppertown and YouTube. It’s biker TV, made by bikers, for bikers. We have to say, this year’s Thunder by the Bay and…
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The Letterfly Guy

Published on February 10, 2021 under Blog
The Letterfly Guy
Wow! What a blast going on here in central Florida! If you didn’t see the interview on Born to Ride TV on the Boss Hogg Radio Show last month, just visit the Born to Ride Archives and watch. I am complimented to be endorsed by such a great group of enthusiasts all dedicated to heightening the motorcycling experience. That is pretty much what I do except they do it with exciting events, show off what’s new with motorcycle products, introduce the radical fabricators, showcase accessories and stuff. I do it with decorative paint. The finishing touch for any bike building…
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Tech Tip Hi-Tech Lighting

Published on February 10, 2021 under Front Page
Tech Tip Hi-Tech Lighting
Installing A LED Headlight All headlights are not created equal; they are available in four basic light sources: incandescent, quartz halogen, HID (high intensity discharge) and LED (light emitting diode). Some riders think that brighter headlights are better, when in fact it is the color temperature of the light source that gives a rider the ability to see objects at night. A whiter light gives a rider greater depth of view at night. Incandescent and quartz halogen lights have a yellow cast and HID lights have a blue beam, while hi-output LEDs emit a true white light; their light color…
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Reader’s Ride – Farrel’s Custom Touch

Published on February 10, 2021 under Born To Ride
Reader’s Ride – Farrel’s Custom Touch
Farrel Bernstein has lived an amazing life and has had an illustrious career. Born in New York and now living in Port Richey, Florida, self-proclaimed CEO, designer, craftsman and chief cook and bottle washer at Custom Touch Biker Jewelry, Farrel is a lifelong biker who has motorcycle oil runnin’ in his veins. His old school jewelry is made by bikers, for bikers. We’re talkin’ hand-made, unique fine jewelry and motorcycle accessories. You could say that he’s been involved in a lot of skullduggery as much of his biker art is adorned in sinister skulls. Farrel tells us that his parents…
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The past holiday season has been tough for Mike my BTR friends.

Published on February 10, 2021 under Blog
The past holiday season has been tough for Mike my BTR friends.
The past holiday season has been tough for Mike my BTR friends. Between covid and some unusual circumstances regarding his healing, his addiction has reappeared it’s ugly head. These trying times have become so bad that it’s almost as if Mike has the onset of dementia and this feathered egg maker almost cracked. Let me tell y’all about it. Ever since last month’s new revelation with people and doors, Mike has been wandering around, talking to himself and thinking out loud. It was the straw that broke the camels’ back. He has now fallen off the wagon, right back into…
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