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List of Unique Uses for Motorcycle Helmets

There are many reasons to reasons that call for wearing a helmet, jobs, some recreational activities and yes even some hobbies require them as well but did you know there are some other Unique Uses for Motorcycle Helmets we at AMERiders are going to give you a list of a few of them. There are obvious benefits to wearing a motorcycle helmet and the main one is to protect the wearer from serious injury, however, there are some people that still choose to ignore the safety benefits and go without their helmet. There are many reasons people do this such as wanting to keep their image up, they feel uncomfortable in one, and many others. If you have a custom made helmet you don’t have to feel uncomfortable or feel like you look uncool or awkward either. Plus if your helmet becomes damaged in a fall there are things you can do instead of just throwing it in the garbage.

What possible Unique Uses for Motorcycle Helmets or just helmets, in general, could there be? Well how about :

Not seeing those flashing lights in your mirror or rather a smokey off your back? What are we talking about? Staying on the right side of the law is what we mean,  as certain activities are governed by the law in some states that you must wear a helmet when doing those activities. So use your noggin, stay in the within the law and wear a helmet if you want to stay clear from unwanted fines or jail time.

DOT Rodia Full Face Pearl White Modular Helmet
DOT Rodia Full Face Pearl White Modular Helmet

If you need a helmet try one of our Modular helmets that are chatterbox ready such as our DOT Rodia Full Face Pearl White Modular Helmet is the new addition to the Rodia line of products and it is a stylish convenience at its best. This Rodia RF-4 Modular incorporates the benefits of a full-face helmet with the advantages of an open-face helmet.  It features a Flip-up the shield or, with the touch of a button opens the entire front and is made with a  Lightweight Shell Design, which has an aerodynamic fiberglass shell and an ABS/Polycarbonate Alloy chin bar.  Not to mention the Large eye port opening for much greater visibility, and much, much more.

There are still many more Unique Uses for Motorcycle Helmets to be listed such as:

Keeping bugs out- helmets add more than personality they keep, the wind, dust, rain, and even yes bugs out of your eyes and mouth.

Unique Uses for Motorcycle Helmets
Storm Trooper Helmet

If you have a custom built helmet you can Rock your geeky side by having it reflect a person’s personality, such as a Storm Trooper, Ironman or any number of other geeked-out looks.

Other unique uses also include (we suggest some of these if the helmet has been damaged and no longer usable):

  • Unique paper-weight
  • Pet/Baby Carrier
  • Flower Pot/Planter
  • Unique Mail Box
Unique Uses for Motorcycle Helmets
DOT Vented Ladies Silver Lady Rider Shorty

But it also goes without saying that they some like full-face helmets will help you to use less sunscreen. Ladies, there are helmets for you too like our DOT Vented Ladies Silver Lady Rider Shorty this gorgeous helmet, is one of the lightest and smallest in the market.  Sports beautiful graphics of skulls, roses, and the lady rider ribbon on a glossy black vented helmet.

We have a large selection of Men’s, Ladies, and youth DOT/Snell approved half, beanies, three-quarters, modular, and full face helmets in many of the popular brands such as HJC, Rodia, MotoX and many more including a few novelty as well.

Ledt us finish this post off by saying that, if your are an Motorcycle Rider and lover like we are then wearing a motorcycle helmet is like eating to live, your gonna have to do it so do it already!

Let AMERiders be your choice for a Helmet when you have an idea for Unique Uses for Motorcycle Helmets.

 

New 2016 Motorcycle Gear and Apparel Now Available

AMERiders has added New 2016 Motorcycle Gear and Apparel for all your riding needs, from gloves, to get back whips, motorcycle bags and so much more! When riding it is important to have great gear and we have searched found some for you. Our New arrivals are scattered throughout the store and we are sure you will love them as much as we do.

New 2016 Motorcycle Gear
Mesh Textile Mechanics Motorcycle Gloves

We have added items such as our Mesh Textile Mechanics Motorcycle Gloves will help reduce bloodshed while on the job, because let’s face it your hands are more fragile than you think they are. and this mesh textile glove comes with the chopper cross logo! These Gloves are great for any mechanic. We didn’t add just that glove check out our Gloves Section where we have plenty of gloves for Men and Women as well.

New 2016 Motorcycle Gear
BLACK, RED & WHITE GET BACK WHIP FOR MOTORCYCLES

We have also added a bunch of new Get Back Whips in an array of colors for your bike customizing pleasure! Such as Our Black, Red & White Get Back Whip For Motorcycles is made from Genuine, hand-braided leather around a nylon core and has a solid stainless steel quick-release, it also has matching Black, red, and white threaded fringe on ends, which has 1 small silver skull tied to it, the Clasp diameter is 3/4″ x 3/4″ and the whip is 42″ length.  These little beauties are a great way to make every effort you can to be seen and not run over, years ago motorcycles were the only vehicles with the headlight on all the time and people noticed us, now almost every vehicle made comes with daytime running lights. Today the laws may have changed but they still make a great way to catch the eye of other drivers and customize your ride, and we must make ways to be noticed.

We didn’t stop there when we were adding our New 2016 Motorcycle Gear we made sure to add luggage as well!

New 2016 Motorcycle Gear
10 INCH MOTORCYCLE TOOL BAG WITH FLAMES

We have also added many other items For the bike as well such as windshield bags and tool bags like this 10 INCH MOTORCYCLE TOOL BAG WITH FLAMES is made from lightweight PVC, and is Water resistant, it has a stylish Chrome stud design on flaps, the Soft cushioned lining protects your items, features Velcro closures and Grommeted holes in bottom to run wires it will Mount easily to windshield of your Motorcycle.

Don’t forget to send us your pictures, stories and events so we can post them to our gallery and events pages. Send them to gallery.ameriders @ Gmail.com we would love to hear from you!!!!

AMERiders will continue to give you great items such as our New 2016 Motorcycle Gear every day!

 

Motorcycle Road-Trip Planning What to Pack for Your Active Trip!

Traveling season is coming up and whether it is hopping in the car and heading out or hopping on the bike and letting the wind blow through your hair there is always one thing on everyone’s mind What to pack when planning a road trip. A Motorcycle Road-trip is so much different that traveling in a car because there is not as much room to pack you not only have to pack light and versatile as well. We want to give you the basics in packing for your trip so you can have fun and not worry about whether you left anything behind that you may need or not.

Motorcycle Road-tripFirst of all, Whether you’re going to Daytona for Bike week or just heading across the USA for a site seeing tour it’s still going to be the same except probably for the amount of clothes you take with you, and where you plan on sleeping (camping or hotel). You don’t want to take the couch, that would just look silly and might get you pulled over!

A Motorcycle Road-trip can be difficult to pack for so, what do you take when you are on a road-trip for a bike? Most everything can be taken that can be packed. Electronics, clothes, toiletries, books, however, you want to be practical. What how long do you want to be packing and unpacking during the day, and how much do you really want to carry? The other thing is that the more you carry the more gas the bike is going to use as well so, less is actually more in this case.

Take only what you really need such as:

  1. This is the main givens ID, cash, insurance & roadside assistance info, motorcycle key, maps / directions
  2. electronics phone /camera/ charger,
  3. riding protective gear such as helmet, gloves, jacket, riding boots, goggles, rain gear, rain /night goggles, sunglasses and any other protective gear you feel you need including earplugs.
  4. Your clothing pack light ensure that it is the most compressible clothing you have. remember that socks can be work more than one day. But don’t pack heavy clothing other than your protective gear unless you absolutely have too.Polyester is your friend on the road!
  5. Headwear ie ponytail holders, doo-rags or skull caps if needed. these keep your head warm.Motorcycle Road-trip
  6. Tools in the tool bag (adjustable wrench, alan wrenches, screwdriver (to remove the seat), air pump, and other motorcycle tools that are needed for the road)
  7. Toiletries (hotels have shampoo & soap unless you need special shampoo) – toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, comb/brush, lotion for dry skin, chapstick for dry lips, kleenex travel pack (or just tuck a couple of them somewhere on the bike)
  8. Ladies you don’t really need make-up if so pack very lightly remember things can break and make a mess. Mascara and eyeliner work great on a trip and can be smudged just right for a great look for pictures.
  9. Prescription meds – anything you regularly take, as well as a couple of ibuprofen and cold tablets just in case
  10. Extra bags – Ziploc bags, plastic shopping bags & 1 larger garbage bag you never know what you will need them for.

Motorcycle-RoadtripThing like this can be packed in Saddlebags, Tool bags, and other luggage that fits and is made For the bike.  At AMERiders we have plenty of luggage items that you can use to pack your items in safe and sound for your Motorcycle Road-trip such as our PVC Motorcycle Saddlebag it is UV Protected and features a zip-off bag with Heavy Duty Velcro Cover and Lock ,is universally fitting to most bikes, Includes a hard sheet inside the box with 4 pockets, a Heavy Duty Quick Release , is 100% Waterproof , is UV protected and it will not turn white in extreme heat, and will Hold its Shape, 4 Tie down ribbons on each side for extra security.

 

Or if you have a Harley Davidson Dyna we have just the thing for you, our Motorcycle Saddlebag For Harley Davidson Dynas are made specifically to fit your Harley Davidson Dyna, it includes a hard sheet inside the box with 4 pockets, features a heavy duty quick release is 100% Water-proof has 4 Tie down ribbons on each side for extra secure fit, and will hold its shape. Please note, however, this is NOT a cooler bag and is not intended to be used with water & ice.

Of course, you can always buy a Motorcycle trailer to match your bike so it is even much easier to pack for a Motorcycle Road-trip but then you have to slow down, and who wants to do that?

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Let AMERiders.com help you pack for your Motorcycle Road-trip and not forget a thing.

Don’t forget to send us your pictures, stories and events to gallery.ameriders at Gmail dot com  so we can post them and give you free, advertising for your motorcycle related events.

Who Really Uses Matching Motorcycle Gear

Matching Motorcycle GearMatching Motorcycle Gear is not uncommon in the motorcycle community Men and Women both do it, it is not just done by motorcycle racers but every rider who wants to look sleek and cool. Gear is matched from the helmet right down to the boots, and it may or may not be matched to the bike as well. At AMERiders.com, we have many different items for both men and women from apparel items down to items for your bike that will match to a tee.

Matching Motorcycle GearWhen you’re looking for things to match and you are a card player why not look up our Dead Man’s Hand Logo items such as our Dead Man’s Zipper Puller, Dead Man’s Hand Boot Chain, or our Dead Man’s Hand Logo Pin set for your saddlebags, tool bags, windshield bags, jackets, or vests. Ladies, we didn’t forget you we also have Women’s Bag With Dead Man’s Hand Studs for you to keep your items in while riding.

Guardian BellsWe have not forgotten our military service personnel missing and unaccounted for in overseas wars and have many POW/MIA items that you can mix and match as well, such as our DOT POW/MIA BEANIE HELMET, our Men’s Plain Vest With POW which is made from top grade leather, and displays the red POW logo on the front and back, if you need to extend that vest size at any time try our POW/MIA Design Vest Extender, as well as our POW Logos pin set, but that isn’t all we have much more including ladies ride bags, bells and patches.

Matching Motorcycle Gear even extends to apparel and we have Men’s and Ladies Apparel that you can match as well such as our father and son matching leather club vests. Cause we all know that kids matching their parents in gear is just super adorable.

Let AMERiders.com help you find your Matching Motorcycle Gear

Guardian Bells Can Protect You from the Road Gremlins

Guardian Bells are a time-honored tradition for bikers everywhere. In a nutshell, A motorcycle bell is supposed to ward off bad luck and evil spirits and are often called “Road Gremlins,” by many bikers. According to the legend, biker bells are most effective when received from a friend or a loved one and hung at the lowest spot on your motorcycle. The sound of the Motorcycle bells are supposed to deter bad luck and misfortune from sabotaging your trip and keep you safe from road hazards, mechanical failure, and spills. But how did this story get started or what is the actual story? We did some digging and found this story in several places across the net:

The Story of the Guardian Bell

“The old legend goes that one night a single old biker was headed home from a road trip to Mexico where he filled his saddlebags with gifts and trinkets for the kids that lived at a group home where he worked.

He drove along feeling blessed for his own life, the people in it and most importantly his bike, that had never let him down. He and his bike spent many years roaming the roads together and had a close relationship.

The biker was about 40 miles north of the Mexican border unaware that in the high desert ahead of him waited, a small group of road gremlins.

Road gremlins are the evil little creatures that leave obstacles in your path- old mufflers, pieces of rubber, boxes, that one shoe you always see and things like that.

Road gremlins hope to make a biker crash so they can rejoice over their little acts of evil.

As the biker rounded the curve, the road gremlins ambushed him, causing him to crash and skid before coming to a stop near one of his saddlebags that had ripped off his bike.

The biker lay there, helpless and unable to move as the road gremlins made their move towards him. The biker- being typical of many bikers – wasn’t going to give up easily and started throwing things from the saddlebag at them. Finally, he had nothing left to throw but a tiny bell and he started ringing it in hopes of scaring them off.

Guardian Bells
USAFlag_Guardian Bell

Not far away, two other bikers had made camp for the night and were talking around the fire when they heard the sound of the bell. Their first thought was that it was church bells so they went to go find out for themselves.

They came across the old biker lying in the road with the gremlins about to finish him off. Bikers are part of a brotherhood and because of that, the two other bikers chased off the gremlins, saving the old biker from their attack.

The old biker offered to pay for their help but in an unwritten code of true bikers, they refused payment. The old biker wanted to show his gratitude and wouldn’t let the two bikers leave without showing a sign of appreciation for their good deed. The old biker cut off two pieces of leather from his saddlebags tassels and tied a bell to each piece. He then attached the bells to the two bikers bikes as close to the ground as possible.

The old biker then told his new friends that with those bells attached to their bikes, they would be protected from the road gremlins and if they were ever in trouble, to ring the bell and a fellow biker would come to their aid.”

Now whenever you see a biker with a bell you’ll know that he has been blessed with the most important thing in life love or friendship from a fellow biker or a loved one.

Road Gremlins can’t live near these Guardian Bells because they get trapped in the hollow of the bell. Their hearing is hypersensitive so the constant ringing in a confined space drives them insane. They lose their grip and eventually fall onto the roadway this forming those irritating potholes.Guardian Bells

The magic of the bell will still work if you buy the bell yourself, however, if the bell is received as a gift from a friend or a loved one the magic is doubled because out there somewhere you have a friend looking out for you.

NEVER! Steal a Bell from a biker, If you do, you steal all the gremlins and the evil that comes with them. It is ill-advised that you steal a bell, the consequences could be dire.

Guardian Bells are more of a tradition than a superstition amongst many bikers… which means they make a great gift for the rider in your life! Check out our Biker bells that are Hand-sculpted from 100% lead-free pewter. At AMERiders’  we have a large selection of bells that come in a variety of designs ranging from patriotic symbols of the armed forces to animals such as dragons, butterflies, and much more.

Keep Good Fortune on Your Side With Guardian Bells From AMERiders.com

Biker Safety Tip 4: Communication Is Key for Riders

AmeRiders is back with our 4th installment of our Biker Safety tips we have gathered tips and advice on various aspects of motorcycle riding: about riding corners, braking, looking, safety, etc. This week’s tip is about Communication for riders while riding either while in a pack or alone.

Communication is key for motorcycle riders, regardless of whether you are riding in a pack or by yourself knowing what is going on is important. Most riders like to ride alone feeling the wind rushing by them, the rumble of their bike under them and not a care in the world.

Communication
XBI2H-PLUS CHATTERBOX

However, there are other riders that prefer to ride with their significant other and want to be able to communicate with them, or in a pack and do the same thing, and this can be done in various ways. If riding with a partner then you either have your own hand signals or you use a headset communication device that helps you to hear each other.

Such as this  XBI2H-PLUS Chatterbox, it is ideal for riders in small to medium size groups of up to 16 people. They feature CDMA technology for communication, which allows them to be much smaller in size. This technology allows full duplex (conference call type) conversations between a max of 16 riders (bike to bikes or rider to passenger) at up to 1/2 mile.

Over the years, communications have gotten more and more advanced and instead of having to have them attached to your bike you can take them with you regardless of which bike you are riding. Bluetooth has made it more convenient for bikers to communicate with their partner and even with other members in the pack that may be using Bluetooth as well.

motorcycle hand gestures
motorcycle hand gestures

However, if anyone in the pack is not using Bluetooth or you come across someone another biker riding it is important to communicate to them what is going on such as distress, slowing down, hazards in the roadway and other things.The visual to the right shows some key hand universal signals that are used when riding when not using Bluetooth. Using these signals will help other riders around you to know what you are doing and when, and can help prevent accidents.

universal for in distressAnother very important signal to know is when you see a biker on the side of the road and his helmet is on the ground behind his/her bike. Please stop! This biker is in distress help out our brother and sister they would do the same for you. The picture to the left is an example of what we mean by helmet behind the bike.

For more communications items check out our communications section at AMERiders.com

Remember to use Communication when riding in a pack or by yourself safety is important!

Spring Riding Is Coming so Get Geared up Now

MOTORCYCLE SISSYBAR BAG WITH STUDS
MOTORCYCLE SISSYBAR BAG WITH STUDS

Gear Up for Spring Riding with one of our many Motorcycle bags, Spring is just around the corner although it may not feel like it yet, and that means it is time to get the bike ready to ride! At AME Riders, we know that no self-respecting biker rides a purely “stock” motorcycle! During the spring and summer months, you can see how customized a biker really gets with their rides.

We have put together a tremendous selection of top-of-the-line motorcycle accessories so you too can add

8 PC GENUINE LEATHER MOTORCYCLE LUGGAGE SET
8 PC GENUINE LEATHER MOTORCYCLE LUGGAGE SET

some custom style to your ride. These include a variety of bags such as sissybar, windshield, and swing arm bags, as well as solo & saddlebags, tool bags, and luggage. So you can travel as heavy or as light as you need to.

Regardless of how short or long, your ride is going to be, or if it is going to be just you or you and your honey, make sure your geared up with everything you need to keep your motor running out on the highway. If you are looking for Leather or PVC leather we have them both and in all shapes and sizes.

STARTER BAG SET FOR MOTORCYCLISTS
STARTER BAG SET FOR MOTORCYCLISTS

If you are just starting out and need want a new set of gear for your bike try our Starter Bag Set For Motorcyclists. It comes with Sissybar bag, tool bag, windshield bag, and travel bag, all you need to go on your first long ride.

 

Let AMERiders.com Help you Gear Up for Spring Riding with our one of our Bags!

Biker Safety Tip 2: Let it Rain, Motorcycle safety in the Rain

AME Riders loves to ensure that our customers ride safely that is why we are here with Biker Safety Tip 2: Let it Rain, Motorcycle safety in the Rain, to help you ride safer in the rain.

Most bikers hate to get caught or even ride in the rain regardless of how hard it is raining, as we all know some drivers of vehicles get a bit stupid when it starts to rain. Rain is nothing but water so what is to be afraid of unless it is raining extremely hard or falling horizontally then it is time to be a lot more cautious than usual when riding. But other than that when riding if you are wearing the proper rain gear, there is nothing to worry about.

Motorcycle Safety
1 PIECE RAIN SUIT GEAR RS2200

When Riding if you wear a suit with reflective striping or is Hi-Vis then there you are able to be seen easier by another vehicle, which can cause less chance of an accident.  Also, a Rain suit will help keep your clothes dry and your body from becoming wet which can be very uncomfortable. Which everyone knows regardless of whether you ride or not can be distracting from whatever you’re doing, and a biker should not be distracted when riding a motorcycle, that is dangerous. Some weather can make you cold and often worse. So, make sure your rain gear is waterproof some of them are not, which defeats the purpose of being rain gear.  AMERiders.com has many rain suits to choose from in our rain gear section.

Another piece of gear to use that will help is boot covers, this particular type of gear comes in different styles but basically does the same thing all around. They have a thick rubber sole on the bottom for extra traction and durability for riding or walking. Elastic ankle straps with snaps to keep snug in motion. Not only that they keep your feet dry as well. AMERiders.com has a few boot covers to choose from in our rain gear section.

Motorcycle Safety
MOTORCYCLE RAIN BOOT COVERS WITH RUBBER OUTER SOLE RAINGARD LEGS BRC 2

The other tips are just plain common sense in riding in the rain:

  • use correct tires for riding in the rain don’t use slick tires on a wet road
  • watch for rainbows on the ground, they don’t mean they are spots to dig for gold, it means they are slick with oil and avoid them
  • Take on Railway crossings straight as possible. the railway tracks are metal, and wet metal is slippery.
  • Brake gently, not hard. If you need to urgently apply your brakes, pump them so that you do not start aquaplaning
  • Rise slower than normal. When it rains it is just smart to reduce your speed during the rain, and there are good reasons for it.
  • Spray something like Rain-X on the visor to help you with your visibility. Since we don’t have wipers on our helmets (well, maybe some might.) Rain-X keeps the rain from the visor.
  • Puddles are not as fun to ride through on a bike as they are on a cage since the water hides the surface. The puddle could, in fact, be a 3-feet deep hole. Don’t find out the hard way? Be wary as you just don’t know what you are riding into.

These are just a few small Motorcycle safety tips there are many more that will keep you safe while riding in the rain.

 LET AMERiders.com, help you gear up for Motorcycle safety when riding in the rain with our quality Rain Gear.

To ensure that you get your gear before Santa arrives, we are guaranteeing your shipping if you order by December 14th, 2015 at Midnight.We will also do expedited shipping as well, however, our customers must pay the extra shipping.

Keep an eye on the timer at the top of the page it is counting down to December 14th at Midnight CST.

Guaranteed Shipping by Christmas

Guaranteed Shipping by Christmas if ordered by December 14, 2015, at Midnight.

Keep an eye on the timer at the top of the page it is counting down to December 14th at Midnight CST.

At AME Riders, we want to ensure that you have your loved ones and even yourself geared up and ready for next year. To ensure that you get your gear before Santa arrives, we are guaranteeing your shipping if you order by December 14th, 2015 at Midnight. Yes, that is right order your gifts from our apparel, eyewear, helmets, or for the bike or any of our other great apparel and gear by December 14th and we will give you Guaranteed Shipping by Christmas.

Guaranteed Shipping
Women’s Brown Butter Soft Jacket With Studs On Front and Back

Guys try this out for your ladies it’s a great matching outfit for this coming year our Women’s Brown Butter Soft Jacket With Studs On Front and Back that has pants to match. It is a gorgeous brown leather jacket that is soft to the touch. Featuring multiple pockets inside and out and has a gorgeous pair of 5 pocket Capri style pants to match them.

Don’t forget, order them by December 14th at Midnight, for your gal and receive Guaranteed Shipping by Christmas.

Guaranteed Shipping
8 PC GENUINE LEATHER MOTORCYCLE LUGGAGE SET

For that hardcore, biker take a look at our 8 piece genuine leather motorcycle luggage set. Made from genuine buffalo leather, it features saddlebags, a windshield bag, tool bag, backpack, barrel bag, sissy bar bag and soft-sided trunk bag. It is great for that biker that rides everywhere and takes long haul trips.

This set is great and can hold just about anything, and everything you need for a long trip to Sturgis or even Daytona Bike week. Just pack up and hit the open road and let your cares drift away.

We will also do expedited shipping as well, however, our customers must pay the extra shipping.

LET AMERIDERS.COM HELP YOU GEAR UP YOUR LOVED ONES WITH OUR SELECTION OF BIKER APPAREL, GEAR AND BIKE ACCESSORIES THIS YEAR ORDER BY DEC 14TH FOR Guaranteed Shipping.

Keep an eye on the timer at the top of the page it is counting down to December 14th at Midnight CST.

We Have Many Quality Bike Accessories to Deck out Your Bike in Style

When you need to gear up your bike you look for Quality Bike Accessories, and at AME Riders that is just what we carry. We know that no self-respecting biker rides a purely “stock” motorcycle, and we are enthusiastic about customizing our rides, we have put together a tremendous selection of top-of-the-line motorcycle accessories so you too can add some custom style to your ride.

Our Quality Bike Accessories include a variety of bags such as sissy bar, windshield, and swing arm bags, as well as solo & saddlebags, tool bags, and luggage. So you can travel as heavy or as light as you need to. For safety, we offer stylish mirrors and “get back” whips. To keep your necessities close at hand, we carry motorcycle cup holders, cell phone mounts. Give your bike an upgraded look with any of our grips, covers, cushions, tank covers, and flags. Beware of road gremlins and outfit your ride with one of our many motorcycle bells, available in a huge selection of styles.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR RIDE YOUR WAY WITH QUALITY BIKE ACCESSORIES, BROUGHT TO YOU BY AMERIDERS.COM IN OUR FOR THE BIKE SECTION.