Tue
20
May

Krawiec Tops 2014 Atlanta NHRA Nationals

Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle®/Vance & Hines rider Ed Krawiec defeated teammate Andrew Hines in an all-Harley Pro Stock Motorcycle final at the 34th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Riding Harley-Davidson® V-Rod® motorcycles, Krawiec and Hines also qualified 1-2 for the event, and posted the quickest times in three of four qualifying sessions.

Final elimination rounds were delayed until Monday due to extended periods of rain on Sunday.

Tue
20
May

On Any Sunday to Film at 2014 Springfield Mile

For many people involved in or familiar with the sport of motorcycle racing, the 1971 film "On Any Sunday" ignited passion across the globe as it became one of the most iconic motorsports films ever produced. On April 19, 2013, Red Bull Media House, in association with Freeride Entertainment, began production on its follow up called, "On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter" at the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas. This coming weekend, Director Dana Brown will film parts of the highly anticipated documentary at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill. when the AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship riders take to the track during Round 3.

Mon
19
May

Local motorcycle shop to appear on Discovery Channel

Combat Cycles

JDN051614_BikeBuilders Dave Zabroski, the Combat Cycles head technician, and owner Joe Moran rebuild a motorcycle in the back shop on Friday.

Photo by John Sudbrink / The Daily News

What started as a vision will end on television.

Mon
19
May

Nigerian bikers to embark on epic trip

A group of Nigerian entrepreneurs are aiming to change perceptions about their country with an epic motorcycle journey.

Members of the Eagle Motorcycle Club are teaming up to cover 17 nations across North and West Africa, Europe and North America in the Out of Nigeria Round The World Motorcycle Adventure, Business Day reports.

The close knit group of friends are avid motorcyclists and are teaming up with UK adventure film company Tanglewood Productions to film their epic adventure.

Planning is well underway and once the race starts it will be streamed on the internet with organisers estimating around 40 to 50 million people will tune in.

The Eagle Motorcycle Club wants to give people around the world a different view of Nigeria following the abduction of 276 girls from a boarding school in Chibok by Boko Haram.

Sun
18
May

Illinois State Police to focus on motorcycles this summer

Enforcement efforts to target license and safety violations

While motorcycle riding is fun and comes with a great deal of freedom, it can also be very dangerous and unforgiving. Illinois State Police District 20 Commander Captain Robert Elliott, is urging motorists to help prevent injuries and death caused by motorcycle crashes, they are a serious and an increasing problem. May is motorcycle awareness month. One driving fatality is one to many and drivers are reminded to “START SEEING MOTORCYCLES/LOOK TWICE” and use CAUTION around them.

Sat
17
May

New Mexico motorcycle rally and ride pay homage to Dennis Hopper, the legacy of 'Easy Rider'

The Associated Press

FILE - A July 10, 1991 photo shows actor Dennis Hopper. To celebrate the legacy of Dennis Hopper and his iconic counterculture film "Easy Rider," motorcyclists and movie fanatics from as far away as Canada have traveled to northern New Mexico. They're gathering Saturday, May 17, 2014 in the dusty, adobe encircled plaza at Ranchos de Taos to kick off what town officials hope will be an annual event, Dennis Hopper Day. Saturday would have been the late actor's 78th birthday. (AP Photo/Julie Markes, File)

 

Sat
17
May

Joburg biker gang terror

Johannesburg - Jannie van Staden will never forget the haunting image of his son’s battered, bruised and bloodied face.

In November, Van Staden’s son Arno and his friend Ruan Snyman were allegedly brutally assaulted by members of the Mac’s Biker Club at the Elephants and Friends Club in Roodepoort. The attack, which lasted for 10 minutes, was captured on CCTV footage.

“I could have lost my son that night,” said an angry Van Staden. “I am furious that these hooligans are still walking the streets.”

Van Staden and Snyman were beaten so badly that the two had to be rushed to hospital with excessive bleeding and head injuries.

The footage, which the Saturday Star has viewed, shows a group of men attacking Van Staden and Snyman. They are seen punching the two men, kicking their faces and then stomping on their heads.

All the attackers wore T-shirts with the name “Mac’s” printed on the back.

Fri
16
May

LAPD targets motorcyclists during safety month

The Los Angeles Police Department and the California Highway Patrol have launched a motorcycle enforcement and education campaign in May as part of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

The LAPD will be conducting specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operations citywide on May 24 and 31 in an effort to lower deaths and injuries. Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists, and where motorcycle traffic collisions have occurred. Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers and riders that can lead to motorcycle collisions, and will be specifically cracking down on drivers and riders who are speeding, making illegal turns or are under the influence of drugs or alcohol,

Thu
15
May

Motorcycle convoys to cross New Mexico

Hundreds of motorcycle riders will rumble through New Mexico today through Saturday as part of the 26th annual “Run for The Wall,” a cross-country caravan designed to promote healing among veterans, call for an accounting of all prisoners of war and those missing in action, and to support the American military.

 

The ride – which takes three routes across the United States – began Wednesday in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and concludes Memorial Day weekend at the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

 

Several public events are planned as the cyclists traverse the state.

Central Route

Riders on I-40 will arrive in Gallup at 3:30 p.m. today After a parade through town they ride to Fire Rock Casino for a 3:45 p.m. “Gathering of Veterans” ceremony. Dinner will be at 5 p.m. at Red Rock Park, sponsored by the city of Gallup. Riders are responsible for securing their own overnight lodging.

Thu
15
May

viewers poll on new Discovery Channel reality show

Matt Harris with a 1982 Harley-Davidson

Tim Massey | The Daily Times

Matt Harris with a 1982 Harley-Davidson

Matt Harris displays a 1982 Harley-Davidson FLH motorcycle that he built in his shop. The Alcoa resident appeared on a new Discovery Channel show, “#BikerLive.”

Alcoa resident Matt Harris and his team of motorcycle builders walked away as the winners on the new “#BikerLive” reality show on the Discovery Channel Monday.

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