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Valentine’s Gift Ideas to Help Convince a Woman to Ride a Motorcycle

So you love motorcycles, and you love the girl, but she’s kind of meh about motorcycles, or maybe you think all those stupid memes dudes post on the holidays throughout the year are true and she hates them and you have to do everything you can to hide and lie about your two-wheeled life. We have come up with a better approach for giving your lady gifts, and because Valentine’s is just around the corner we came up with Valentine’s Gift Ideas to Help Convince a Woman to Ride a Motorcycle.

If you’re reading AMERiders I’m willing to bet you’re pretty cool. And I’m willing to bet that if you’re into her she’s pretty cool. So, she might be open to changing her opinion. The trick is how you go about making that change You could try yelling: “You just don’t get it! Motorcycles are more important than anything in life – including you!”  But there are other ways around this dilemma.

The Forward Approach

Gift IdeasThis is the bold move, as you run the risk of failing to get her something she might truly be more interested in or be happier with, to get her something that might disappoint. Read the room here dudes; if she keeps dropping hints to you about a contouring palette from Sephora, maybe don’t show up with a Bright Silver Ladies motorcycle helmet instead. In that case, check a little further down in the article for ideas that work for most ladies, even if they aren’t motorcycles – yet. Or, you just get her the sparkly Anastasia highlighter kit she wants, but put it INSIDE the helmet! Boom! Or even find her a sparkly helmet too.

 

Talk to her on the ride, so she feels more confident

Get a pair of Sena Bluetooth communicators and set one up in her helmet. If you are able to talk to her on the ride you can do nice things like give her a “heads up” about a move you’re going to make. You can pull a Huell Howser (possibly an obscure reference for people who didn’t grow up in Los Angeles), and be a tour guide, or just point out beautiful vistas to her. You could even serenade her as you carve the canyons to really ramp up the romance.

Give her the gift of protection

Gift IdeasFor her hands a another of our gift ideas is, Our Full Finger Women’s Gloves With Faux Fur are made from top quality leather and feature white faux fur inside of the glove to give that extra added bit of warmth in the winter. These gloves not only work nicely when riding in autumn but they also can make her look stylish and keep her warmer around town as well with the faux fur lining.

Boots she can wear every day and on special occasions

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Women love boots I should know I am one. We love our boots Winter and summer. They are often a fashionable part of the outfit we are wearing. I have at least 5 pairs of boots at home and 2 of them I use for riding. Women’s 6-inch black biker boot is built for comfort, durability, and traction control. Extra heavy duty traction sole for added protection and style.

This boot has good-year welt construction with top quality full grain oiled leather, a lace-up design with buckle strap, and YKK zipperGift IdeasThey are a fashionable, with a classic design, and can be worn with jeans or even shorts. One of my other pairs I wear I get compliments from stylists and fashionistas. It’s a Women’s 10″ Side Pocket Boot Black.  I also ride around town in them and love the high ankle coverage of both boots, as well as the grip the soles gives me. The first pair has a small heel makes this boot a pretty sassy part of any outfit for sure, but and doesn’t hurt your feet. I often stand in them all day. That doesn’t mean you get out of giving foot rubs, though, because you want to stay in this relationship right??

The sexy little black motorcycle jacket

Gift IdeasThis Women’s Leather Jacket completely passes as a fashion jacket with or without the pads inside. The perfect black leather jacket is a necessary part of every cool lady’s wardrobe and this one does not disappoint. It is also a technically designed motorcycle jacket with features a Zip-Out lining that runs through the sleeves.

It also features air-vents on the sleeves and back of the jacket, small ventilation holes on the underarm area, padding through the sleeve and back for extra protection, a snap down collar, gathering at the waist and zippered cuffs for ultimate fitting. I showed this to some of my friends who don’t ride and it received a 100-percent approval rating for gift ideas from ladies who rock a variety of looks.

Not all ladies are the same of course…

I actually happen to have a lot of lady friends who don’t ride their own motorcycles but often ride pillion, so I did some real investigative journalism here. I’ve tried my best to make it This Gift Ideas list universal, but, still, it’s possible this list may or may not work for you. In which case, you’re on your own. Good luck.

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

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Did You Know How Harley-Davidson Bikes Became Known As “Hogs”?

Did You Know How Harley-Davidson Bikes Became Known As “Hogs”? AMERiders gives you the backstory and the answer to this question. For nearly 100 years, Harley-Davidson motorcycles have been referred to as “hogs.”  Although you may assume that this nickname has something to do with the size or sound of their motorcycles (or perhaps the size or sound of their riders), the true origins of the nickname are rooted in racing.

Background of Racing

Harley-Davidson fielded its first factory race team in 1914 at the Dodge City 300.  Although they were not victorious in their inaugural race, losing to archrival Indian, the five-man team came back to win at Dodge City in 1915 and 1916. In the years leading up to World War I, Harley riders dominated the sport of motorcycle racing, racking up first-place finishes across the United States earning the team the nickname “The Wrecking Crew.” (Which, ironically, is the same nickname that a group of Indian riders would pick up a few decades later)

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All racing was postponed during WWI, with much of the motorcycle production going to military contracts, but once the war was over it was back to the track for the Wrecking Crew. They continued to come out on top, taking the checkered flag at board tracks and dirt tracks throughout the early 1920s. It was during this time that race team member Ray Weishaar acquired a pet piglet, which was quickly adopted as the team’s mascot. A tradition soon began of riding a victory lap after each win with the pig, whose name was Johnny, sitting on the gas tank of the winning race bike.

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Thus the Knickname “Hogs” was born

This practice led to various journalists calling the racers “the Harley Hogs” as well as remarks that Harley was “hogging” all the victories from Indian and Excelsior. Eventually, the term “hog” became synonymous with any Harley-Davidson motorcycle. As the years went by, the company embraced the moniker and now “HOG” is used as an acronym for the Harley Owners Group as well as the Harley-Davidson Motor Company’s listing on the stock market. Harley’s marketing and art departments have also done their part to perpetuate the “hog” nickname, producing various ad campaigns and merchandise that feature images of hogs. The current artistic rendition of the hog looks nothing like old Johnny, but I guess no one would want to buy a motorcycle named after a cute little piglet.

Great Starting Tips to Know When Beginning to Ride a Motorcycle

When your friends find out that you ride a motorcycle, some of them maybe horrified: “It’s so dangerous!” just remind them that life is dangerous, that driving a car is dangerous, that walking down a busy sidewalk is dangerous, and yet we somehow manage every day. Some of us spend years honing our motorcycle riding skills and don’t take unnecessary risks. It’s all about managing risk, and risk versus reward. The rewards of motorcycling are great, and (for some of us) more than worth the risk. So AMERiders decided to compile some Great Starting Tips to Know When Beginning to Ride a Motorcycle, so you have some knowledge when begin to hit the asphalt.

When our non-riding friends talk with us about motorcycling, some of them are fascinated. A few have even asked our advice about getting started on a motorcycle this is what we and a few other of our riding friends have come up with.

1. Try a Class

The first of our Great Starting Tips that we give is that you should always, always take a riding class before committing to motorcycling. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) has a great program, the Basic RiderCourse, which is available in most parts of the United States. Many locations have motorcycles available for loan or rental in coordination with the classes, so you can see if riding is for you before you invest a significant chunk of cash on a bike. In most states, you have to have taken a course before you get your license to ride one.Great Starting Tips

2. Hit the Dirt First

Another of our Great Starting Tips that some of us suggest is that If we had it to do all over again we might have started out on a dirt bike before we learned to ride on the street. The skills you can acquire riding on dirt will translate to better control on pavement, particularly when it comes to managing traction. Handling cornering on dirt definitely will keep you a from freaking out from a little bit of gravel on a city street. You may have a dirt bike school or a small dirt bike course near you that will help you learn this.

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3. Scoot Before You Ride

And last but certainly not our least one of our Great Starting Tips is that even if you decide to start with a scooter, there’s a training course for you— and you should take it. Scooters generally have automatic transmissions and much simpler operation. However, jumping on and taking off without instruction and some basic understanding of how to handle yourself on two wheels is just asking for trouble. Not to sound like an advertisement for the MSF, but they do offer a half-day Scooter School for entry-level riders. An internet search for “scooter training” will help you find instruction in your area.

For those of us that skated when we were younger think about it if you decided to ice skate or skate on an inline skate, it was harder if you never roller skated before. If you knew how to handle yourself on wheels themselves then it was much easier to handle yourself on inlines. Or even the blade of an ice skate or at least some of us at AMERiders thought so.

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If you spend the time and energy to learn to ride safely, your time on two wheels can be safer and more fun – much more reward than risk.We hope that these Great Starting Tips have helped you talk to some of your biking friends they will also be able to help you with some other Great Starting Tips as well.

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

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AMERiders Article Conclusion to Learning To Ride Can Stir the Soul

On Wednesday we explained how Learning to Ride on Two Wheels Can Stir the Soul and is basically an extension of a few articles that we have written previously as well On Starter bikes and Riding motorcycles safely. Today we give you the Article Conclusion to Learning To Ride Can Stir the Soul which will give you more information to chew on and apply to your everyday riding skills. So lets continue with our conclusion to the article.

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Most motorcycles have a power to weight ratio that rivals any supercar on the road — hell, even Milwaukee’s heaviest hogs can keep with a porker from Zuffenhaus these days. Putting that power to the pavement in a fluid and controlled manner will save you and your bike unnecessary embarrassment and, in a worst-case scenario, road rash. While wet clutches are generally more forgiving than their cable controlled counterparts, both are built to handle some abuse. Find an empty parking lot and experiment gently rolling on and off the throttle to find the sweet spot on your left lever, developing your southpaw’s kung-fu grip. It’ll pay off on those long, damp evening commutes. The goal here is to always leave the lights in a linear fashion and to leave the lurching to the cages.

Ride Can StirOn the road, upshifts are quick and easy and can be fired off with a sniper’s precision right from the start — slowing down is a different story. Some Motorcycles will spoil you with a slipper clutch (or similar technology) to keep your back wheel from locking up during ill-timed downshifts. You’ll understand how a Ride Can Stir the Soul when following these tips.

Braking

It’s the same story with braking. Dive on the binders too fast and too hard and you run the risk of locking things up. With 70% of the stopping power coming from that skinny front tire, it doesn’t take much to overwhelm its contact patch. In an emergency situation, you want to apply initial pressure to the brakes quickly but delicately and increase your pull while the forks bottom out. Transferring your weight will happen naturally, but try and stay centered so the rear end doesn’t wash out. It sounds more complicated than it is, but threshold braking can be a lifesaver, so try it out a few times to get the feel before you truly need it.

When negotiating tight spaces at low speed, ride your rear brake to keep power under control and learn how doing so can mechanically center the balance of your bike — you’ll be balancing your beast at a dead stop in no time with this under your belt. Not only will this keep things composed in commuter traffic, but uphill starts and dirt roads will be infinitely easier. Pay attention to your braking and You’ll understand how a Ride Can Stir the Soul.

Corners

Ride Can StirCorners are where things get tricky — and fun. Come in too quick, and any corrections could make things messy. Do it too slow and watch your stability wash right out from under you, literally. The key to cornering correctly is in combining the elements you’ve learned already. Get on the brakes (both of them) and gear down in the straight leading into the turn to settle on a comfortable speed before you even think of leaning in.

Next, get off those brakes, stabilize your throttle and push on the opposite side of the handlebar that you’d think makes sense (right side for right turns, left side for left turns). Your body follows the natural lean induced from the bars; don’t fight it. Once you hit the apex and can see the corner exit, roll on the throttle to add speed and the bike will bring itself back into alignment. Now do it again, faster. When you park your baby after a corner-carving adventure, check the wear marks on your tires: when you lose the “chicken strips”, start booking some track days. Oh, and don’t forget to wave back, brother.

And that concludes our Learning To Ride Can Stir the Soul Article set. We hope it has been informative and has given you some food for thought.

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~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

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Learning to Ride: How Two Wheels Can Stir the Soul

AMERiders knows that Learning to Ride anything is not easy especially when has just Two Wheels, but once learned a Motorcycle Can Stir the Soul. Let us explain in a few words how Learning to Ride on Two Wheels Can Stir the Soul this is basically an extension of a few articles that we have written previously as well. On Starter bikes and Riding motorcycles safely.

So now that you’ve chosen which starter bike suits you best, you’ve got to figure out just how to ride this thing safely — the only thing uglier than a bike confined to a garage is one on its side. Getting out and getting some wind therapy is the best way we know to decompress and let the work week wash away. However, before you swing a leg over and head out on the highway on your first bike you need to understand a couple guiding principles.

There are more ways for you to develop and hone your skills than there are reasons to ride. Knowing when to act counter-intuitively will someday save your ass; well-trained reflexes are the only things sometimes quicker than luck. To keep your eyes on the horizon and your bike shiny-side up, we’re offering up some sound advice to help you learn how to ride. After all, you’re about to enter into a brotherhood/sisterhood, and as you’ll learn, we take care of our own.

Be Aware

Two WheelsAll of the technique in the world won’t help you if you don’t ride protected, both mentally and physically. First of all, you need to be more than alert — we’re talking Spidey-sense levels of awareness. Sensitivity to pedestrians and cyclists (who can cut you off just as easily as a car), tar-snakes and other pavement irregularities (which can upset your balance mid-corner), and intersections is absolutely imperative.

Know your escape route

Most bikers meet their creator (whoever they believe that to be) at a crossroads, so always approach them with caution and take every advantage of lane positioning to increase your chances of seeing what’s coming and allowing others to see you. Also, always, always, know your escape route. Look for it first, so that you know it already when you see an obstacle or a driver who’s cutting you off. The same rules apply when stopped: always leave enough room in front to get out of dodge when objects in your mirror become larger than you want them to appear. Or when you see that something bad is going to happen to you that might affect you as well get out of the way.

Two WheelsUnfortunately, every biker on two wheels is likely to encounter a spill of some sort. Fortunately, we have an ever-improving catalog of gear to keep us protected when that time comes. Jeans and a t-shirt won’t definitely don’t cut it at that time, road rash sucks and hurts really bad.

We’re talking reinforced jackets and pants, dedicated riding gloves, a full face helmet and a pair of actual motorcycle boots. If you think it’s too hot outside to warrant suiting up, go try using the street as a slip ‘n’ slide and discover what melting really feels like. Your gear is your only protection when things go wrong, and it can’t help you if it’s in the closet at home.

Get Rider Training

two wheelsThe number of rider fatalities has more than doubled in the last decade. During a Study of the causes of motorcycle crashes, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) discovered that, in 23 investigated accidents, almost half (11) of the riders had less than a year experience with the bike they were on, and seven of them were new riders. The most alarming discovery was that only a dozen of the downed riders had received some form of rider training on two wheels. Unlike your early trials and tribulations behind the wheel of a car— jumping from gas to brake, making abrupt directional changes and jerky gear shifts — riding on two wheels requires a lot more smoothness. While on-road experience will refine your actions, understanding the basic physics at play before that first twist of the wrist could save you a lot of skin and moreover even your life.

Knowledge is good

Two WheelsAs with most things in life, a good place to glom some essential knowledge is buried in the pages of a book. David L. Hough’s Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide($20) is one of the best. A collection of intelligence and techniques gathered from over forty years on bikes, Hough’s book covers topics ranging from the underlying dynamics of two-wheeled turn-in to why dogs will always try to chase you down (and yes, they will) to save you from surprises out there.

In 2009 Hough was inducted into the American Motorcyclist Association Hall of Fame, and he’s received numerous other safety awards as recognition for the lives his writing has undoubtedly saved. Even if you’ve got Iron Butt levels of mileage under your belt, we recommend a rainy afternoon nose deep to curb any nasty habits you’ve developed while riding on two wheels.

Practice Makes Perfect

With your grey matter suitably saturated, it’s time put into practice — air things out a bit. If you’ve signed up for a certified motorcycle training course, pat yourself on the back — it’s a great way to spend a weekend and hammer home some riding essentials. Plus, if you do happen to dump the wheels, at least they aren’t yours. Most courses can be tackled over a weekend and offer an excellent outlet to put your newly found knowledge to the test and while picking up priceless pointers, all within the confines of a parking lot devoid of asshats texting and eating in their 4-wheeled murder machines. That being said, your bike is probably larger and faster than those classroom cruisers, and you need to know how it will respond to your input.

As we have done with the past few articles we are going to split them up for you since they are a bit long.. not wanting you to have to read much. So continuing this on Friday will be the last half of the article.

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

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Brand New Shiney Motorcycles Means Brand New Motorcycle Gear

With all these Brand New Shiney Motorcycles around for 2018, shouldn’t that mean that you should get Brand New Motorcycle Gear for yourself and that brand new motorcycle too? We at AMERiders love bright shiny new things we could play with them all day long but then we would never get any work done. So, we decided to offer up a few ideas for new gear to go along with a few bikes that are coming out this year.

The 2018 HD Softail Low Rider
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The 2018 HD Softail Low Rider

This beauty which we showcased in our last blog is built to eat up the miles. So, why not find some gear that will last and eat up the miles with it.  With its classic rake on the front end and it’s 70’s inspired graphics combined with modern cast wheels and LED forward lighting who wouldn’t decide that they didn’t need gorgeous new gear with their new bike?

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Men’s Jacket With Eagle

Try out motorcycle apparel like this Men’s Jacket With Eagle it features the saying Live to Ride Ride to Live Highlighted in brown with the American Eagle clutching a USA shield.The brown is a classic look and would offset the classic look of the Low Rider perfectly adding to great Brand New Motorcycle Gear for this bike.

Other features of this classic jacket 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. Adjust it for comfort and fit with the leather belt, side laces, and zippered cuffs. No matter where you ride or how, you’ll be able to bring along some of your things with two waist pockets, a stash pocket, and a zippered pocket on the left front.

The 2018 HD Roadster

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The 2018 Roadster

The 2018 Roadster combines stoplight-to-stoplight power, agility, and garage-built custom style to shatter every mold. WIth its blacked out styling from mirrors to exhaust shields and back its dark edge is sleek and mysterious.

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Women’s Biker Boot Black

For stoplight-to-stoplight grip of the asphalt try our boots like this pair of Women’s Biker Boots in 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. Gripping the asphalt is important so that you can keep the bike from going over or sliding out from underneath you, and our boots have great grip. Since this bike is powerful these boots are a great item to pair with it again for that Brand New Motorcycle Gear.

The 2018 HD Softail Deluxe

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The 2018 Deluxe

The 2018 Softail Deluxe is Show-stopping, old-school glam, Deluxe is a nostalgic Boulevard custom that turns heads. It’s dripping with chrome, from stem to stern. The signature LED headlight is complemented by LED running lights featuring integrated LED turn signals. The all-LED lighting is filled out in the rear with a Tombstone taillight and turn signals. The Deluxe’s performance is updated, thanks to the Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine and the new, more capable Softail chassis. ABS is standard.

Brand New Motorcycle Gear
Diamond Plate 25mm Universal Motorcycle Replacement Handlebar Grips

So what should you pair with this bike for Brand New Motorcycle Gear, that is a good question for old school glam bike dripping with chrome? You find something that is dripping with chrome or looks old school or both. We have a list some of our chrome items available here.  From Handle bar grips to Motorcycle Mirrors and More We are sure there are plenty of Brand New Motorcycle Gear items you will find to fit any new motorcycle you find this year.

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

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Moment of Silence for H-D’s Dyna. and Birth of 2018 Softail Cruiser Line

AMERiders likes to keep you up-to-date on current motorcycle news whether it be apparel, gear or Motorcycles themselves so here’s some news on H-D’s new 2018 Softail Cruiser Line. But first, let’s have a moment of silence for the H-D Dyna. The “rubber soul” of the Dyna line and its elastomer engine mounts are gone in as the new 2018 Softail-only cruiser line emerges.

It’s true

softailIt may be hard for Dyna traditionalists to take “Softail” and “Low Rider” in the same model name, but that’s just what’s happened for 2018. It’s may be a big departure to drop the Dyna from the Harley-Davidson cruiser line up, the qualities that made the Low Rider a popular choice remain: It is still considered a blank canvas for customization. It also keeps the individualistic DNA of the 1970s chopper era that birthed the original Low Rider.

As with the rest of the new 2018 Softail model lineup, the Low Rider features a new version of the four-valve-per-cylinder Milwaukee-Eight 107ci V-twin with dual counterbalancers to cancel primary vibration. This allows the engine to be rigidly mounted in the frame, which increases chassis stiffness for improved handling. Harley-Davidson claims the 107ci Milwaukee-Eight makes the new bikes 10 percent faster from 0-60 than the High Output Twin Cam 103 engine used previously.

New Lighter Frame

A lighter, stiffer (compared to previous Softail and Dyna models) that takes the idea of form and function to a place that it’s never gone before. It’s the look of a hard tail from a bygone era that delivers a thoroughly modern ride. The mild-steel tubular frame has also been redesigned and is 65 percent stiffer than the outgoing Softail frame. This new frame has 50 percent fewer component parts, 22 percent fewer welds and, with the solid-mount engine, makes for an overall 34 percent more rigid chassis. This new frame (along with other changes) help reduce the weight of the Heritage Classic by 32 pounds for 2018. The new chassis also improves steering and increases available lean angle.

High-Performance Front Suspension and Rear Mono Shock

softailThe New Showa Dual Bending Valve (SDBV) fork Harley-Davidson introduced to much praise on the FL touring line last year is now applied to 2018 Softail motorcycles. The Showa fork reduces weight and provides linear damping characteristics to provide a more comfortable, better controlled ride and improved handling. At the rear, dropping the twin shocks is a big departure. But the new single under-seat coil-over unit improves performance by offering increased wheel travel, more controlled damping and a larger range of spring preload adjustment.

softailAt the rear, dropping the twin shocks is a big departure. But the new single under-seat coil-over unit improves performance by offering increased wheel travel, more controlled damping and a larger range of spring preload adjustment. It’s easily adjustable allowing for dynamic cornering capability, quicker acceleration, and braking while preserving the hardtail look.

Beauty in Throwback Style

Throwback style through dual tank mounted gauges, headlight visor and 70’s inspired tank graphics help to carry forward the traditional Low Rider cues. Not only that it is chromed out from headlight visor to exhaust and it has some beautiful bold aluminum wheels that stay true to the modern classic look.

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This bike is truly beauty in motion.

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

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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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77th Sturgis Motorcycle Annual Rally in Full Swing Here’s What’s Going On

The 77th Sturgis Motorcycle Annual Rally in Full Swing so AMERiders is letting you know what’s going on for those that are missing it to plan for next year. It started just a few days agon and still ends this weekend but there is still so much happening in Sturgis right now. So for those of you that didn’t go this year or have never gone at all. We are still bringing you a bit of information so you may plan your trip for next year.

Today’s Big events

Legendary Sturgis 5K

Although this one has already happened it is a big one that does happen every year and we grabbed a picture of what it looked like from the Sturgis FB page.

77th Sturgis Motorcycle Annual RallyDate: Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Registration: 6:00 a.m. – 6:45 a.m.
5K Run: 7:00 a.m.
Sturgis Brown High School, 12930 East Hwy 34, Sturgis, SD

5K with T Shirt*: $20.00 – REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED, PLEASE CHECK BACK NEXT YEAR

Join us for a fun race as we run right down Legendary Main Street Sturgis on a flat, fast course from Sturgis Brown High School to the VIP Hospitality Village during the 77th Sturgis Motorcycle Annual Rally! It doesn’t get more simple than this: walk/jog /run … and raise money for local animal shelter! Free breakfast, SWAG, & more!

Beard & Mustache Contest

20 Long DaysYes, it’s official the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ will be the qualifier for the National Beard and Mustache Contest for 2017.  https://www.nationalbeardchampionships.com/ We all know that the motorcycle culture brings out the guys with the beards and mustaches.  Think you’ve got a great beard or mustache? Are you going to be at the 77th Sturgis Motorcycle Annual Rally?  Well if you do and you are, we want you!

Come on down to Harley-Davidson Rally Point on the legendary Sturgis Main Street Wednesday, August 9th starting at 5:00 p.m. during the 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and see how your beard compares to your buddies. Don’t even think about not coming.  You owe it to yourself to be part of this outstanding competition. Besides, the overall winner of the Sturgis contest will be automatically entered into the National Beard and Mustache contest held in Los Angeles, California in November.

New logo for next year

Sturgis Mayor Mark Carstensen To Unveil Official 78th Anniversary Logo

What:  Mayor Mark Carstensen, along with City Manager Daniel Ainslie and numerous SMRi board members, will be on hand to unveil the 78th official logo of the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally on historic Main Street in downtown Sturgis.

When:  Wednesday, August 9th, 2017, at noon

Where: Main Street, Sturgis, SD, East Photo Tower (Main Street, just west of Junction)

See the calendar for the rest of today’s events here

Peek at Tomorrow’s events for the 77th Sturgis Motorcycle Annual Rally
12:00 PM Yancey – Buffalo Bodega, 658 Main St. Deadwood
12:00 PM Street Food Throw Down Ceremony (Rally Point) (CLICK to learn more!)
1:00 PM Two Way Crossing – Rally Point, Harley-Davidson Way & Main
1:00 PM Barnyard Stompers – Mangy Moose Saloon, 240 E. Main St. Hill City
2:00 PM Outlaw Nation Southern Revivial – Iron Horse Saloon, 888 Junction Ave. Sturgis.
2:00 PM Tasty Freeze – Deadwood Mountain Grand, Patron Patio, 1906 Deadwood Mountain Dr. Deadwood
5:00 PM 35th and Taylor – Rally Point, Harley-Davidson Way & Main
5:30 PM Tripwire – Loud American Roadhouse, 1305 Main St. Sturgis.
6:00 PM Forgotten Highway & Little Texas – Main Street Square, 512 Main St. Rapid City
6:00 PM Crash Wagon – Downtown Rapid City, 7th & Saint Joseph, Rapid City
7:00 PM (7:00 PM – 9:00 PM) Vendor Social, VIP Hospitality
8:00 PM Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band – Loud American Roadhouse, 1305 Main St. Sturgis.
8:00 PM Lit – Iron Horse Saloon, 888 Junction Ave. Sturgis.
8:00 PM Guild of Ages – One-Eyed Jacks Saloon, 1304 Main St. Sturgis.
8:00 PM Jackyl – Full Throttle Saloon / Pappy Hoel Campground, 19942 SD-79, Vale, SD
8:30 PM George Thorogood – Buffalo Chip, 20622 Fort Meade Way, Buffalo Chip
9:00 PM Free Fallin’ – Shade Valley Resort, 20158 137th Place, Sturgis.
9:00 PM Judd Hoos – Loud American Roadhouse, 1305 Main St. Sturgis.
9:00 PM The Cowardly Lions – Saloon No. 10, 657 Main St. Deadwood
10:30 PM Hairball – Iron Horse Saloon, 888 Junction Ave. Sturgis.
10:30 PM Blink-182 – Buffalo Chip, 20622 Fort Meade Way, Buffalo Chip
10:30 PM Dirty Word – Loud American Roadhouse, 1305 Main St. Sturgis.
11:00 PM Juke House – Loud American Roadhouse, 1305 Main St. Sturgis.

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

77th Sturgis Motorcycle Annual Rally

 

 

 

 

~AMERiders

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1st Day of the 77th Sturgis Rally Has Arrived Let’s Have Some Fun Food and Music

Since the 1st Day of the 77th Sturgis Rally Has Arrived we at AMERiders know that there is plenty of Fun, Food, and Music to be had. We wanted to wish all of you Safe Travels, Have loads of fun and Keep the Sunny Side up and the Rubber side down. We also thought we would give you a list of some of the things happening today that will start out the 1st Day of the 77th Sturgis Rally. If you wanna see some live action from Sturgis they have some live feeds on their face book page.

Calendar of events for Friday, August 4th

Here are the events for 1st Day of the 77th Sturgis Rally.. The opening ceremony is at 3PM

12:00 PM Yancey – Buffalo Bodega, 658 Main St. Deadwood
12:00 PM Pappy Hoel Speed Classic (Meade County Fairgrounds / Gates Open at 10:30)
1:00 PM Barnyard Stompers – Mangy Moose Saloon, 240 E. Main St. Hill City
2:00 PM Outlaw Nation Southern Revival – Iron Horse Saloon, 888 Junction Ave. Sturgis
2:15 PM Parade, Fairgrounds to H-D Rally Point
3:00 PM 77th Sturgis Rally Opening Ceremony (Fairgrounds -> Rally point)
4:00 PM Charlie Brechtel Band – Buffalo Chip, 20622 Fort Meade Way, Buffalo Chip
4:30 PM Cody Hullinger – Rally Point, Harley-Davidson Way & Main
5:30 PM Broseph E. Lee – Loud American Roadhouse, 1305 Main St. Sturgis
6:00 PM In This Moment – Iron Horse Saloon, 888 Junction Ave. Sturgis
7:30 PM Flannel – Rally Point, Harley-Davidson Way & Main
8:00 PM Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band – Loud American Roadhouse, 1305 Main St. Sturgis
8:00 PM The Grind – One-Eyed Jacks Saloon, 1304 Main St. Sturgis
8:30 PM Trapt – Buffalo Chip, 20622 Fort Meade Way, Buffalo Chip
9:00 PM Judd Hoos – Loud American Roadhouse, 1305 Main St. Sturgis
9:00 PM Whiskey Rebellion – Saloon No. 10, 657 Main St. Deadwood
9:00 PM Rolling Thunder (AC/DC Tribute Band) – Shade Valley Resort, 20158 137th Place, Sturgis
10:30 PM Drowning Pool – Buffalo Chip, 20622 Fort Meade Way, Buffalo Chip
10:30 PM Dirty Word – Loud American Roadhouse, 1305 Main St. Sturgis
11:00 PM Juke House – Loud American Roadhouse, 1305 Main St. Sturgis
11:59 PM The Dirtboxwailers – Buffalo Chip, 20622 Fort Meade Way, Buffalo Chip

Concerts for August Friday, August 4th.

1st Day

Here are the concerts and locations for 1st Day of the 77th Sturgis Rally.

Friday, August 4, 5:30 PM Broseph E. Lee – Loud American Roadhouse, 1305 Main St. Sturgis
Friday, August 4, 6:00 PM In This Moment – Iron Horse Saloon, 888 Junction Ave. Sturgis
Friday, August 4, 7:30 PM Flannel – Rally Point, Harley-Davidson Way & Main
Friday, August 4, 8:00 PM Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band – Loud American Roadhouse, 1305 Main St. Sturgis
Friday, August 4, 8:00 PM The Grind – One-Eyed Jacks Saloon, 1304 Main St. Sturgis
Friday, August 4, 8:30 PM Trapt – Buffalo Chip, 20622 Fort Meade Way, Buffalo Chip
Friday, August 4, 9:00 PM Rolling Thunder (AC/DC Tribute Band) – Shade Valley Resort, 20158 137th Place, Sturgis
Friday, August 4, 9:00 PM Judd Hoos – Loud American Roadhouse, 1305 Main St. Sturgis
Friday, August 4, 9:00 PM Whiskey Rebellion – Saloon No. 10, 657 Main St. Deadwood
Friday, August 4, 10:30 PM Drowning Pool – Buffalo Chip, 20622 Fort Meade Way, Buffalo Chip
Friday, August 4, 10:30 PM Dirty Word – Loud American Roadhouse, 1305 Main St. Sturgis
Friday, August 4, 11:00 PM Juke House – Loud American Roadhouse, 1305 Main St. Sturgis
Friday, August 4, 11:59 PM The Dirtboxwailers – Buffalo Chip, 20622 Fort Meade Way, Buffalo Chip

~And as always….

~Live Free Ride Hard~

1st Day

 

 

 

 

~AMERiders

and

Let AMERiders keep you up to date on the 1st Day of the 77th Sturgis Rally.

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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