Black Friday Is Here and So Is Our Black Friday Clearance Event!

Black Friday is here? AMERiders can smell the burnt rubber, of those tires as they left for the store last night.  However, why not stay home and do your shopping for your favorite Biker Guy or Gal? We can help you out with great deals on all our Helmets, Apparel, and Bike accessories and other gear. Our Black Friday / Cyber Monday clearance event will starts today and ends Midnight central time on Monday 11/28. This special Black Friday Clearance Event promo-code is CYBERBLACK16. This code gives 20% off your entire purchase when entered at checkout. So stay in those pj’s and shop for your gifts from the comfort of your chair and miss the bruises and fights that are typical of Black Friday and crowded stores.

Great choices in Footwear
Women's Biker Boot Black
Women’s Biker Boot Black

Get your lady a sweet pair of Our Women’s Biker Boot Black is a serious riding boot that looks just as great as it performs. Made for the open road featuring one-piece molded outsole, side zipper for easy on and off, and oil resistant outsole.

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Men’s 13″ Harness Boot Black

Gents we haven’t forgotten about you either as with this great pair of Our Men’s 13″ Harness Boot Black is the most technologically advanced motorcycle harness biker boot ever. A split shaft and o-ring ankle harness strap give a great classic look. Goodyear welt construction ensures durability.

 

Protect those digits with our Gloves

Protecting your hands while riding is very important as your hands are very important as they help you hold things, write, eat and drive. At AMERiders we believe in protection for your hands and have a large selection of Quality Motorcycle Gloves for just that purpose. We carry a number of . Men’s and Women’s Motorcycle Gloves in all styles such as fingerless and gauntlet and more. Our gloves also come in Natural Leather and Textile as well.

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Stitched Eagle On Women’s Motorcycle Gloves

Guys ensure your ladies hands always look gorgeous with Our Stitched Eagle On Women’s Motorcycle Gloves are made from genuine leather and feature an eagle stitched on the cuff. These sweet gloves will have her hands looking dazzling as well as protected as they are made from genuine leather. Who wouldn’t like riding in these beauties? I think I will ask Santa for these for Christmas myself.

Remember use the Black Friday Clearance Event promo-code CYBERBLACK16 at checkout for a 20% discount on your entire purchase.

 Stay safe with our DOT/Snell certified Helmets
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M&M Licensed Red Full Face Motorcycle Helmet

A motorcycle helmet is the best and last line of defense for every biker. AMERiders has a huge selection of SNELL and DOT approved biker helmets from top brands. We have full face helmets, as well as modular, open face, and even half shell helmets for every biker including motocross helmets and even novelty helmets that will help you stand out in a crowd. Our youth motorcycle helmets will keep your child protected and our selection of ladies helmets includes stylish options that don’t compromise safety.

Kids need protection while riding just like we do and with this sweet M&M Licensed Red Full Face Motorcycle Helmet will help to keep them safe while riding not to mention looking stylish. This Special Edition licensed and numbered Motocross helmet represents, Tony Dilberto’s, dream of putting animation on production helmets. He started with a photograph of animated M&M’s and instead of drawing it as art or using computer-aided design programs, he had the animation separated into the same four-color process that prints books and magazines. Then the four-color separation is ink printed on thin, flexible water slide decals, put on the helmet and clear coated.

Check out all the other items we have.

Don’t forget while you’re driving your computer chair and shopping with us to check out all the other items that we have int the store such as our Helmets, Apparel, and Bike accessories.  Remember that if you spend $50 with us you get free shipping, and to use CYBERBLACK16  at checkout to get your 20% discount.

We would also like to give you a heads up as our Holiday sale will have brand new products that we will be adding in over the next week or two. So you have even more great gear and apparel choices to look forward too. We will keep you updated on the progress.
~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

Black Friday Clearance Event

 

 

 

 

~AMERiders

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Shop with AMERiders and leave the bruises and dings behind on Black Friday with our Black Friday Clearance Event!

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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Are you ready for Black Friday? Its so close we can smell the burnt rubber!

Are you ready for Black Friday? AMERiders is, and it’s so close we can smell the burnt rubber of those tires as you leave for the store! However, why not stay home and do your shopping for your favorite Biker Guy or Gal? We can help you out with great deals on all our Helmets, Apparel, and Bike accessories and other gear. Our Black Friday / Cyber Monday clearance event will start on 11/25 and end Midnight central time on 11/28. As promised I found out the code the boss wants to use and it will be CYBERBLACK16.  This code gives 20% off the store when entered at checkout. So stay in those pj’s and shop for your gifts from the comfort of your chair and miss the bruises and fights that are typical of Black Friday and crowded stores.

Great choices in headwear

We have some great choices for you to seek out on Black Friday in our headwear section . Our balaclavas and motorcycle face masks for men and women are not only good for providing warmth in cold weather, they will also add a layer of unique style to your biker apparel. You can also find a selection of doo rags to keep your doo looking good and in place with a variety of colors and designs to appeal to your tastes. We even have a special ladies section showcasing our favorite looks for the ladies.

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Peacock Flame Balaclava

Check out this great looking Peacock Flame Balaclava  that is constructed from durable stretch nylon fabric, our Nylon Balaclavas provide a comfortable, low profile fit under any helmet while providing all season protection from the elements. Our non-bulky Nylon Balaclavas are machine washable and fold easily for storage. What’s more is that they are at a great low price.

Face Masks in full and half styles
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Red Beard Face Mask

Keep your face nice and warm with our Red Beard Face Mask, if you can’t grow a beard and mustache then wear this during the winter and you’ll be right as rain. A special neoprene material offers superior warmth and comfort for those frigid cold-weather conditions.The beard is made from thermal fleece and is sure to turn some heads when you wear it while also keeping you toasty warm. The vent holes are perfectly placed near your mouth and nose for easy breathing, and hearing as well. We also have this in other colors such as brown, blonde, black and if you want to look like Gandalf a sweet grey beard face mask as well.

Remember use promo-code CYBERBLACK16 at checkout for a 20% discount on your entire purchase.

Do-Rags
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POW/MIA Do-Rag

We haven’t forgotten how bikers like to keep their doo’s looking great so check out one of great DooRags. Our POW/MIA Do-Rag Flydanna is an awesome way to support our troops that haven’t made it home yet. This bandanna cut into 6 panels and sewn into a headwrap, with a tail and ties at the back.

EyeWear
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Smoke Lenses South Dakota Biker Sunglasses

Keep your vision clear and free from hazardous debris while taking on the open road. AME Riders outfits bikers with the motorcycle eyewear that they need to enhance their view of the road and protect their eyes from the elements. We feature a selection of top rated motorcycle goggles and sunglasses in different styles to accommodate every type of rider. Whether you’re a die-hard biker or a motocross enthusiast, get the right eyewear that gets the job done.

Like Our Smoke Lenses South Dakota Biker Sunglasses are great for keeping the sun, dust, and bugs out of your eyes. Not to mention they will give a boost to your biker image and they are oh so cool!

Check out all the other items we have.

Don’t forget while your driving your chair and shopping with us to check out all the other items that we have int the store such as our Helmets, Apparel, and Bike accessories.  Remember that if you spend $50 with us you get free shipping, and to use CYBERBLACK16  at checkout to get your 20% discount.

And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

 

 

 

 

~AMERiders

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Shop with AMERiders and leave the bruises and dings behind on Black Friday.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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Get Your Boots on and Get Ready Because Black Friday Is Near!

The Holidays are here and that means it is time to shop for that perfect gift for your loved ones. AMERiders can help you find the perfect gift for your biker guy or gal. This also means that the ever popular and sometimes dreaded (depending on where and how you shop) Black Friday is just around the corner. A week away to be exact, so Get Your Boots on and Get Ready Because Black Friday Is Near!

Our Black Friday Sale will be a 96-hour event where you can cash in on savings throughout the entire store. We have listed a few items below that would be a great gift idea. These are just a few ideas and the possibilities are endless when you check out what we have available for you.

Gals your guy would look stunning riding around in this outfit. Jacket, Chaps, Gloves and Boots all made from the best materials.
 Get Ready because Black Friday
Men’s Scooter Jacket With Zip out Lining
 Get Ready because Black Friday
Black Leather Motorcycle Chaps
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Full Finger Motorcycle Riding Gloves
 Get Ready because Black Friday
Men’s 6″ Lace Zipper Boot Black

 

 

 

 

 

This set shows off our Men’s Scooter Jacket With Zip-out Lining that features a z/o lining that runs through the sleeves, neck warmer, and it features a zipper and snap adjustable strap on both sides of the jacket. Multi-pockets in and out. As well as our Black Leather Motorcycle Chaps which are a great addition to your riding gear. Great for winter weather to help keep your lower extremities warm. They have some great features that make them even more appealing.

Next up for your gentle biker is our Full Finger Motorcycle Riding Gloves have gel padding for safety and comfort and are made from genuine leather. Lastly, it also has a great pair of our Men’s 6″ Lace Zipper Boot Black is built for comfort, durability, and traction. Extra heavy duty traction sole for added protection and style. This boot has Goodyear welt construction and also features top quality full grain oil leather, lace up design with buckle strap, and YKK zipper.

Don’t Fret Gentlemen, we didn’t leave you out we have a suggested outfit for you as well for that special lady biker/rider in your life.

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This set is put together to show off your gals style with our Women’s Soft Leather Jacket With Air Vents features z/o lining that runs through the sleeves, air vents on the front of the jacket and on the back of the jacket. Multi pockets are perfect for storing everything the rider needs on the road. Coupled together with our Women Leather Chaps, are made from cowhide leather chaps that are heavy duty but soft to the touch. There is a zipper that goes down until it reaches the snaps at the bottom with a flap that hides the zipper mesh lining.

Protect her delicate hands as well as our Stitched Eagle On Women’s Motorcycle Gloves  that are made from genuine leather and feature an eagle stitched on the cuff. And lastly, our Women’s Side Pocket Boot Black  that are the most technologically advanced biker boots emphasizing durability, long-term wear, and protection while being environmentally friendly. Plus they have a cute usable pocket on the side.

Get Ready because Black Friday
DOT Full Face Winebury Modular Motorcycle Helmet
Get Ready because Black Friday
DOT Full Face Skull Pile Motorcycle Helmet
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HJC FG 17 FORCE MC8F Full Face Helmet

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have helmets and more as well.

This isn’t all we have don’t forget about all of our DOT and Snell helmets as well that would look great with these outfits. Not to mention all the odds and ends we have for your bike in our For the bike section. We’ll let you know more about the sale when we do as the boss is currently flying thousands of feet over our head, wheeling and dealing to bring you great savings. Just keep checking with us and we will update you as soon as we have the information. In the mean time browse AMERiders to find great gift ideas. and don’t forget to Get Your Boots on and strapped tight and Get Ready because Black Friday is near!

And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

 

 

 

 

~AMERiders

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Stop By AMERiders and let us help you Get Ready because Black Friday is near.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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A Veterans Day Outing with Our AMERiders Manager

AMERiders would like to thank everyone that participated in our Salute to Our Veterans sale. If you missed it don’t worry our Black Friday clearance event is coming up soon. We will update you as we have more information on the event (dates, codes and etc.) Our customers know that we work hard and play even harder I went on a Veterans Day Outing and took some pictures and videos that I would like to share with you. Hey, even the manager gets to play sometimes too.

Veterans Day Outing
AMERiders Manager Christine and her Husband Tony

My husband and I decided to go to Pensacola Naval Air Station for the Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show which is done every year. We hadn’t been in a while, as time doesn’t always permit, so we got special tickets to sit close to the runway so we could see things better (you can see from the pictures that this was quite close). This year was the 70th year of the Blue Angels flying and, I was so glad to be there especially to help honor the fallen Blue Angel we lost this past year.

Veterans Day Outing
Blue Angels #6

Capt. Jeff Kuss who was the #6 pilot for the Blue Angels died in a crash in June of this year while flying during practice for an airshow in Tennessee. The homecoming show was amazing and at the end of the, show they did a missing man formation to Honor Capt Kuss. I was able to catch it on video. I am not the best at filming but you can get the gist of what happened at least.

I took many pictures of the Blue Angels flying overhead as well as some of the other aircraft at the airshow as well. I will share a few with you here and the rest you can find here in our gallery. As you can probably guess it is not easy to snap a picture of a jet plane going just under the speed of sound, but I got a few good shots in.

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Blue Angels Lining up to take off
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Blue Angels Solo Flyers side by side
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Blue Angels Split
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Blue Angels look how close they are

 

 

 

 

 

However, one of my favorite parts of the airshow besides the Blues themselves is the Jet Truck “Shockwave”. Here is a video of the truck racing an upside down plane.

If you want a close up of the truck here it is on the runway.

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Shockwave.

There were many pilots and aircraft at the airshow, and as usual like clockwork no matter how hard I try to stay vigilant The Blue Angels Buzzed the crowd and scared me to death. I caught the first buzz over with my camera but the second one I was looking in the other direction. All in all, it was a gorgeous air show. Lots of smoke rolled in at one point because of two of the planes flying (see below picture) It reminded me of the thick fog and Scooby Doo cutting it with a knife.
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Check out our new Helmet sizing Chart to help you find a great fitting helmet.

And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

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~AMERiders

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AMERiders loved sharing our Veterans Day Outing with you and we’ll update you soon on the Black Friday event.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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We’re Honoring Our Veterans on Veterans Day, Thank you for Your Service!

AMERiders would like to thank all of the military service men and women by Honoring Our Veterans on Veterans Day! We Thank you for Your Service! Last week we gave you a Tribute to the troops  and this week has been all about our Veterans in honor of Veterans Day! With the History of Veteran’s day. Today is the day we Honor our Veterans giving them the thanks they deserve for all they do.

WE SALUTE YOU!

Honoring our Veterans

We thank every man and woman who has served and is serving in all of our United States Military Branches. You are our unsung heroes and we thank you for everything you do for us.

AMERiders believes in its Veterans and its United States military service members and this year we are Showing our Honor and respect with a Veterans Day Discount storewide. If you order $20 or more you will receive a 20% storewide discount from November 11th-13th, 2016 if the code Freedom is used. (Please note that this code will not be available for use until the 11th and will not work after the 13th. 

On top of that AMERiders, President and CEO will do a Facebook live event On Saturday, November 12th (tomorrow).

For your unselfish efforts…
For serving our country selflessly…
We salute YOU!
Happy Veterans Day!

 

 

 

 

~AMERiders

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AMERiders is all about Honoring our Veterans!

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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Do You Know the History of Veterans Day? We’ll Tell You All About It!

Do You Know the History of Veterans Day? AMERiders  is happy to give you all the information about this wonderful day of honor and remembrance. On Veterans Day, Americans honor the bravery of all United States military service members. The very day that we celebrate is important, buy why is it so important? Most Americans confuse this holiday with Memorial Day, reports the Department of Veterans Affairs. Ask anyone see if they can tell you other than it is to Honor our veterans or the United States military service members. We at AMERiders wanted to inform our brothers and sisters and those that didn’t know the History behind this day of honor and remembrance by finding out just what is the History of Veterans Day and why we commemorate our Veterans on Nov.11?

Just a brief history of History of Veterans Day.
History of Veterans Day
Painting depicting the signatories of the Armistice in the railway carriage. From left to right are German Admiral Ernst Vanselow, German Count Alfred von Oberndorff of the Foreign Ministry, German General Detlof von Winterfeldt (with helmet), British naval officer Captain Jack Marriott, and standing in front of the table, Matthias Erzberger, head of the German delegation. Behind the table are two British naval officers, Rear-Admiral George Hope, First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Rosslyn Wemyss, and the French representatives, Marshal Ferdinand Foch (standing), and General Maxime Weygand.

At the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Allies signed the Armistice which ended the Great War, as World War One was then called. In 1919, the first anniversary became a day to celebrate the veterans who fought for the Allied cause. Two minutes of silence, marked by stopping all work from 11 AM until 11:02 AM , became a popular way to celebrate. The two minutes of silence was supplemented by parades and speeches where the American flag is prominent.

President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11th to be Armistice Day or Remembrance Day. In 1926 Congress passed a resolution for Calvin Coolidge to also proclaim Armistice Day on November 11th. In 1938 it became a national holiday dedicated to world peace.

Furthermore, In 1954, after having been through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress — at the urging of the veterans service organizations — amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, Nov. 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.
In 1968, the Uniforms Holiday Bill ensured three-day weekends for federal employees by celebrating four national holidays on Mondays: Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Columbus Day. Under this bill, Veterans Day was moved to the fourth Monday of October. Many states did not agree with this decision and continued to celebrate the holiday on its original date. The first Veterans Day under the new law was observed with much confusion on Oct. 25, 1971.

Finally on September 20, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed a law which returned the annual observance of Veterans Day to its original date of Nov. 11, beginning in 1978. Since then, the Veterans Day holiday has been observed on Nov. 11.

Celebrating the Veterans Day

If the Nov. 11 holiday falls on a non-workday — Saturday or Sunday — the holiday is observed by the federal government on Monday (if the holiday falls on Sunday) or Friday (if the holiday falls on Saturday).

The difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day

As we stated earlier most Americans confuse this Veterans Day with Memorial Day, so what is the difference? Memorial Day honors service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during battle. Deceased veterans are also remembered on Veterans Day but the day is set aside to thank and honor living veterans who served honorably in the military – in wartime or peacetime.

So there you have it,

The History of Veterans Day , and the interesting facts that go with it. AMERiders believes in its Veterans and its United States military service members and this year we are Showing our respect and honor with a Veterans Day Discount storewide. If you order $20 or more you will receive a 20% storewide discount from November 11th-13th, 2016 if the code Freedom is used. (Please note that this code will not be available for use until the 11th and will not work after the 13th.

For your unselfish efforts…
For serving our country selflessly…
We salute YOU!
Happy Veterans Day!

 

 

 

 

~AMERiders

and

AMERiders supports our troops and is happy to share the History of Veterans Day with you.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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A Tribute to the Men & Women of Our US Military on Veterans Day!

Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served so AMERiders offers up our Tribute to the Men and Women of Our US Military. For one glorious day, you are joined by everyone else around the nation who doesn’t spend every waking moment breathing this military stuff like you do. For one day, we stand united in respect for our veterans. At AMERiders we wanted to find something that says yes we know what you are going through and we understand. When we found this poem we knew that it was perfect for our tribute to the troops.

Can you see me?

by Pamela Merchant
(Edgewater, Florida)

I see you, but you can’t see me,
These wounds of war won’t let me be
If only you knew what this war has done
Always on guard, trying to find my gun!
Always worrying, always in fear
What was that? What’s that over there?

Did you hear that whistle? Oh, it’s just his breaks…
Did you hear that boom? That one gave me the shakes…
Do you see that, the trash in the road?
Oh God, please don’t let it explode….

You are scared that I may lose it, I’m unstable and crazy
But the real problem is you’re the one that is stupid and lazy.
If you read the research and checked the facts
You will find that it is you, not I, which lacks.
I have been trained; I’m a well-oiled machine,
But look at you so proper and clean.

I’m a byproduct of death and destruction, I have stared it in the face
I have killed and watched people die; what a shameful disgrace.
I have held my friend’s hand because that was all that was left
I have fought and bled, I have cried and I have wept

So NOW you see me for the person I am, the person I was forced to become.
Yes, I volunteered to serve my country; the call to duty is only for some.

I did not ask for the disgust in your eyes when you see me on the street
I did not fight and lose people so you can stomp our flag with your feet.
I did not ask for the TBI or the PTSD that has begun to ruin my life
I never asked for this to affect me, my kids or my spouse.

All I ask is for a little understanding, for people to educate themselves
To understand that my reactions have become hardwired, I can’t always control myself.
I have survived the worst mankind can throw at a person and have done it with my mouth shut.
The fireworks you shoot to celebrate this countries freedom are the same shots I hear in my dreams at night
I left the war, why must I continue to fight this fight?

So,On this Veterans Day, AMERiders asks you to spread the word. Let’s remember the efforts of our proud and strong Veterans for they bravely struggled to achieve our country’s liberty and freedom.

“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” – Abraham Lincoln

As we are honoring our Veterans when you order anything over $20.00 at AMERiders you will get a 20% storewide discount from November 11th-13th, 2016 if the code Freedom is used. (Please note that this code will not be available for use until the 11th and will not work after the 13th.

For your unselfish efforts…
For serving our country selflessly…
We salute YOU!
Happy Veterans Day!

 

 

 

 

~AMERiders

and

AMERiders supports our troops and Honors our Veterans this Veterans Day.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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Note: This is not Pamela Merchant’s original poem it has been altered to relate to our brothers and sisters as well as the current and recent wars.

Things You Should Do Before Riding a Motorcycle! Information to Know!

AMERiders believes that everyone should be informed about certain information before setting out to ride a motorcycle for the first time. Which is why we want to give you a list of things to do before Riding a Motorcycle.

Riding a motorcycle can be intimidating at first, however, with the right approach, it can be safe, fun and enjoyable.  Plus, it also helps to know what you’re getting into when you decide to take the plunge. It is similar to getting your driver’s license and buying your first car. However, for some of us when we bought our first car our parents were guiding us through it. Those looking to start riding may not know a rider to get advice and guidance from. With that in mind, we have broken the process down into a few easy steps for you. This is an overview and not a detailed guide, but it should give you a good idea of what you need to do to get started.

Take a Motorcycle class.
Riding a Motorcycle
Take a Motorcycle Riding class.

There are a lot of people who’ll tell you that if you can ride a dirt bike, you’ll be fine on a motorcycle. Those people are just plain wrong. There are some people who will tell you that you should just buy your first motorcycle and teach yourself to ride it with the help of some YouTube videos. Those people are complete idiots. Riding a motorcycle may be a lot like riding a heavy bicycle, but young riders who don’t know what they’re doing get themselves killed. The goal of riding a motorcycle is to have fun, not to get yourself killed.

Your best chance of having fun and not getting killed is to take a class offered by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, or local motorcycle dealership. These people know what they’re doing, and while you won’t be an expert rider at the end of your course, you’ll be competent at the basics. Handling a bike at low speeds and taking a corner properly are not skills that come naturally, so having people who know what they’re doing there while you practice these skills is invaluable.

Buy a cheap Motorcycle.

New motorcycle riders are a lot like new drivers in the sense that their lack of experience leads to a lot of wrecks. In fact, something like 50% of all motorcycle wrecks happen in the first six months for riding a motorcycle. Even if a new rider doesn’t have a wreck in the first six months, a bike that’s good for beginners is going to get old quickly, and new riders rarely keep their first bikes for long. If you spend a lot of cash on your first bike and wreck it, you just wasted a lot of money. If you spend a lot of money on a bike and sell it nine months later, you’re going to have to eat some serious depreciation, and you just wasted a lot of money.

Riding a Motorcycle
Honda’s are not real expensive motorcycles.

Most new riders want a bike that looks cool, but cool bikes are usually expensive and powerful, two things that new riders absolutely don’t need. There’s no hard and fast rule for how much money you should spend on your first bike, but it should be a pretty insignificant amount. We recommend spending less than $1,000, but even if you’re well off, don’t spend more than $3,000. Anything more than $3,000 is just a waste. As far as what type of bike to buy, standards and small cruisers are best for beginning riders.

Buy a great set of motorcycle safety gear

Motorcycle safety gear may not be convenient or make you feel cool, but it’s also the stuff that keeps you from leaving your skin on the highway or exposing your brain to asphalt. That makes safety gear incredibly important. We know that not everybody who rides wears a full safety suit, but do you know why MotoGP riders get up from wrecks looking more disappointed than dead? It’s not because the track is made out of couch cushions. It’s because they’re wearing full head-to-toe safety gear.

Riding a Motorcycle
MotoGP Wreck(Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

At the very minimum, even in a state where you can legally ride without a helmet, you should wear a full-face helmet, a motorcycle jacket, and gloves every time you ride. If you wreck while wearing nothing but a T-shirt, it’s going to hurt a lot worse than it needs to. You should also own and wear motorcycle pants and boots as well.

Unlike your first motorcycle, your first set of safety gear should not be inexpensive or disposable. The bike itself is insignificant, but you are not. Buy quality safety gear. If you spend $1,000 on a bike and $1,000 on safety gear, you’ll be a lot better off than if you buy a $2,000 bike and wear a helmet the previous owner threw in for free. Even better, you won’t be wearing a helmet that’s still crusty with the previous owner’s sweat. Plus you will know that the helmet you are wearing will protect you as it is new and not been bounced off the concrete or floor several times weakening the integrity of the helmet.

Buy insurance (very important)
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Having Motorcycle insurance is very important

Despite the fact that motorcycles offer a high level of performance for very little money. Insuring one cost next to nothing. In fact, your yearly payment probably won’t be that much higher than the monthly payment on your car insurance. Aside from it being the law in a lot of states and a requirement to get a license, motorcycle insurance gives you additional coverage if you end up needing medical treatment from an accident. Any damage to a $1,000 motorcycle is irrelevant, but any damage to you is incredibly important to fix.

Get your license
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get your license

Assuming you pass your Motorcycle Riding class, you’ll still need to go get your license. It will be a little tedious — just like getting your driver’s license was — but the good news is, you’ll only have to take the written portion of the test. You will have already taken a written test in your MSF class, so the one that the DMV gives you will be a piece of cake, but you’ll still have to jump through that hoop in order to get your license.

Register your bike
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Registering your motorcycle is essential

Registering your motorcycle is essentially the same as registering your car, which means it’s a mildly inconvenient but fairly straightforward. You hand over documentation that the bike is yours, cut a check, and receive your tiny new license plate. It screws onto the back of your bike, and you go home happy. The law also requires you to go through this process, and if you refuse, it makes your friendly neighborhood law enforcement officers unhappy.

Failure to register your vehicle is going to turn any routine traffic stop into a much bigger hassle, though, so just go ahead and follow the law.

Above all be safe
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DOT Full Face Winebury Modular Motorcycle Helmet helps to stay safe

Once you have all the boring stuff squared away, it’s time to enjoy your motorcycle. In the beginning, you’re going to have fun no matter how fast you’re going, so take it slow and don’t do anything stupid. For the first six months, you should be going on short rides, getting to know your bike, and enjoying the fact that you’re now a proud, motorcycle owner. You also need to wear your safety gear every time you go for a ride. It may feel lame and be a bit inconvenient, but the spending time in the hospital after a wreck would be even more lame and even more inconvenient.

While you’re riding, never forget that everyone and everything is trying to kill you, and that includes the road itself. Constantly keep an eye out for other drivers who are trying to run you over. You also need to keep an eye out for gravel and dirt that might cause you to lose traction and crash. Animals on and in the road are also a big concern, and while you’ll probably come out looking better than the deer you hit, it’s never going to be pretty. Be assertive, be careful, and most of all, be safe.

Finally Resist the temptation to move up to the cooler, heavier, more powerful motorcycle. If you do upgrade go midsize and not all out. after at least a year or two from your new motorcycle. That is all the advice we have for you today.

And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

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~AMERiders

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AMERiders wants to ensure you are safe when Riding a Motorcycle as well as having fun.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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What’s Black & Orange and Chilling All Over? We’ll give you a guess or two!

AMERiders has a riddle for you, What’s Black & Orange  and chilling all Over? We will give you a hint : it smells like leather and makes you look great when riding your bike during the year. That’s right our motorcycle apparel. We have a great selection of lots of chilling (or warming) apparel to keep you stylish year-round. Halloween isn’t just for the kiddo’s everyone loves dressing up and having fun being someone or something else at least once during the year. Why not add a bit of pizzazz to your wardrobe?

Black & Orange Jackets

What rider wouldn’t want a sweet Black & Orange Jacket? I know I would! We have jackets for men and women in many styles and fabrics. Like the two listed below.

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Men’s Racer Jacket With Side Laces

Our Men’s Racer Jacket With Side Laces is a racing style jacket  made from Top Grade genuine leather, with reflective piping across the front and back of the jacket.  It has a nice quilted lining for warmth on cold rides as well as vents to cool you off as well. This gorgeous jacket is also accented in an amazing orange color as well as side laces. Other great features include features a lining that zips out as well as runs through the sleeves, light reflective piping on the front and back, two air vents to keep you cool while riding, multiple pockets to hold your items, adjustable Velcro straps, zippered and snap cuffs for a great fit!

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Women’s Textile Jacket With White Orange Stripes

Our Women’s Textile Jacket With White Orange Stripes  is made from a durable textile material and is black with orange and white racing stripes on the front and back of the jacket with slant pockets on the front of the jacket.

Black & Orange Vests of all styles and fabrics

We have all manner of vests for men and women in Black & Orange as well as in many other colors as well.  I know we all love a good vest and this ladies vest is no exception.

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WOMEN,S BLACK ORANGE VEST WITH FRINGES

Our Women’s Black and Orange Vest With Fringe will help you blaze a different trail while wearing this top-grade, genuine soft touch leather vest. You’re sure to stand out from the pack with the orange flame design and black and orange fringe on front and back. The nylon lining and snap up design wrap you in comfort while multiple pockets inside and out provide all the storage you need. You don’t ride to fit in and your clothes let everybody know.

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Men’s Black Orange Leather Vest

Gents we didn’t forget you look at this sleek beauty…….Our Men’s Black Orange Leather Vest is a black and orange colorway in the depths of this set vest cuts right through the chest of this heavy duty soft naked cowhide leather. Flashiness comes with the perk of having a great product. The combination of these black and orange reflective strips make for a safer, less unsettling midnight drive experience. As the vest is lined, we can assure that it will fit like a glove. With its 6 interior pockets and its 2 front main pockets, you can hold all of your essentials and anything else you please. The Velcro straps are created for a better feeling and fit as you wear it. This is something that will join your collection through pure enjoyment.

Be seen with a helmet in Black & Orange!
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HJC Buzzsaw MC-7 Full Face Motorcycle Helmet

Being seen while riding is important but not everyone wants to wear a Hi-Vis yellow helmet! So why not just make it a striking helmet in a bright color? This HJC Buzzsaw MC-7 Full Face Motorcycle Helmet can help do just that.

The HJC Buzzsaw is a premier street bike race weapon offering a shape and design made in the fire that is MotoGP. Their utmost priority was to achieve a maximum level of aerodynamics as well as venting. Proving itself out on the racetrack with Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies, the Buzzsaw RPHA-10 takes to the streets with extreme comfort and safety at a reasonable and price more than comparable to the competition.

We don’t always work.

You might think that we at AMERiders work almost all the time. Well, that just isn’t true, we get out and mingle and party just like the rest of you. Like last night we had fun at Harley-Davidson of Pensacola at their Harley-ween Bash. We couldn’t take a lot of pictures because of well this is a family site we will just put it that way but we did see Mr. Stay Puft (sorry about the picture he wouldn’t stand still for it) and a freaky clown that glowed and changed color, and a ton of our brothers and sisters. But here are a few pictures that we did take.

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Dancing Mr. Stay Puft
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Color Changing Clown picture a
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Color Changing Clown picture b
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Large Crowd

 

 

 

 

 

And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

~But this month do it spookily~

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~AMERiders

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Let AMERiders wish you a safe Black & Orange Halloween. Don’t forget your spooky gear!

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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Stay Warm While You Ride with Winter Motorcycle Gear!

If any of you are by chance still riding since the cooler weather has hit, let us help you stay warm with our Winter Motorcycle Gear. AMERiders has everything to help keep you and your passenger warm from classic leather jackets to gloves and more for everyone.

Classic Jackets for Men, Women, and Children

A great way to stay warm while riding is with one of our classic leather jackets for Ladies, Gents or Children in all fashions and styles. Check out these few below or More from our Apparel Section.

Winter Motorcycle Gear
Men’s Motorcycle Jacket With Z/O Lining

Stay warm with our Men’s Motorcycle Jacket With Z/O Lining  is embossed on the back is the American Eagle clutching a USA shield with your motto on top and beneath. Other features include a full, zip-out lining that runs through the sleeves, epaulets on the shoulders, a fold-down collar with button snaps, and a sturdy, front zip-up closure.

Winter Motorcycle Gear
Ladies Solid Buffalo Leather Jacket

Ladies, can you picture yourself, in our stunning Ladies Solid Buffalo Leather Jacket ? It is solid black and made from genuine buffalo leather. It’s Durable Construction Features two zippered exterior pockets and two interior pockets. To give you a comfortably snug fit it is gathered at the sides and is fully lined as well.

Winter Motorcycle Gear
Teens Leather Motorcycle Jacket With Snap Down Collar

Keep your “mini-you” warm with our Teens Leather Motorcycle Jacket With Snap Down Collar . It is a great jacket to start off your teen biker with. This beauty is made from Top Grade Genuine Leather and will make them feel like they are one of the pack. Features of this sweet leather jacket include: Snap collar, half roller belt buckle and side laces for a better fit, multiple pockets, zippered cuffs all for a cool looking jacket.

Gloves for Men and Women.
 Winter Motorcycle Gear
All Leather Motorcycle Gauntlet Glove

It is very important not only to keep your hands protected while riding but to have your hands warm as well. A great way to do that is to have a great pair of gloves in your Winter Motorcycle Gear wardrobe. AMERiders has a large selection of Men’s and Women’s gloves that will do just that. We have chosen to show you two of our favorites below.

Winter Motorcycle Gear
Stitched Eagle On Women’s Motorcycle Gloves

Keep your hands warm with our Gents All Leather Motorcycle Gauntlet Glove is a great glove that is made from genuine leather and is fully lined. Wear them while riding or anytime that you need warmth for your hands.

Our Stitched Eagle On Women’s Motorcycle Gloves are made from genuine leather and feature an eagle stitched on the cuff, and are nice and warm as well.

We would like to note that we are not leaving out Headwear or Helmets
Winter Motorcycle Gear
DOT Full Face Winebury Modular Motorcycle Helmet

A great full face helmet can be great to keep your head and face warm during the winter and we have a large stock of them available in all styles and colors. Consequently, this gorgeous Wine colored helmet is not only full face it is also DOT approved and certified as well, but is a great choice. It is a Stylish Convenience The Rodia RF-4 Modular incorporates all the benefits of a full-face helmet with the advantages of an open-face helmet. Not only that its lightweight shell design is made from aerodynamic fiberglass and is paired with ABS polycarbonate alloy chin bar. Large eye ports will give you greater visibility.

Winter Motorcycle Gear
BALACLAVA IN SOLID BLACK

Make a bold statement, and keep your dome warm on the open road with AME Riders’ selection of motorcycle headwear, including stylish and functional options for every biker. Boasting designs that will show off your style and get you noticed in a crowd. Our balaclavas and motorcycle face masks for men and women are not only good for providing warmth in cold weather, they will also add a layer of unique style to your biker apparel.

 

And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

~But this month do it spookily~

 

 

 

 

~AMERiders

and

Let AMERiders help you keep warm with our large selection of Winter Motorcycle Gear.

And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM  and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.

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