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2018 DGR UPDATE: NYC ride at $101K : Worldwide +$3.3 Million raised

Sept. 21, 2018 | Rahoul Ghose

With 807 riders registered, but only half having raised any funds, DGR NYC organizers are hoping to inspire all participants to do their part in fundraising this year!! There's only nine days to go until the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, and NYC sits third in the ride standings with $101,604 raised so far of a $250K goal. The city sits behind London, England ($191,318) and Sydney, Australia ($118,797), and is followed by Los Angeles, CA ($74,205) and Chicago, IL ($54,804). The USA ranks as the top country with $1,031,862 raised so far of a worldwide total of $3,326,965.

On the local front the New York Classic Riders head the team category with $35,595 raised of a $90K goal (now 3rd worldwide), followed by Motofellas (13th) with $11,644 of a $10K goal. Congrats to the NYCR for being the top non-corporate team in the world, behind only Triumph and Zenith Watches, and to Motofellas for blowing your target out of the water. Vincent Nicolai holds the NYC lead in 4th with $11,918 raised, followed by Katie Stamaris (52nd) with $3,073, and Jason Hodrinsky (58th) with $2,937.

Prep for the police-escorted NYC ride is coming together nicely with a start and finish venue, and the route now locked up, say organizers Mike Higgins and Allister Klingensmith. Local sponsors and prize givers currently on board include: Proraso, who will have a two-station barber shop set up and men’s shave and skin product giveaways; Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra, the mastermind behind the Jazz Age Lawn Party, who will provide the event entertainment at the finale; Triumph Brooklyn; Filipacchi and REV’IT!.

As an added incentive for NYC entries, this year the local ride is also raffling off a custom motorcycle.

“Nearly 70 per cent of all riders who register for the NYC ride raise no money,” says Higgins, a local organizer for the past few years. “We want to change that, so this year we're raising the stakes on raising funds with a custom 2007 Triumph America giveaway. The Dapper Braaaper, is an amazing bobber-meets-dragster-inspired bike build spearheaded by DGR NYC ride host Jason Hodrinsky, in collaboration with A & J Cycles.”

The bike will be raffled off at the post ride finale event on Sept. 30 with the lucky winner selected from those NYC registered riders that qualify for entry by raising at least $50 in donations through their ride donation page. Additional entries will accumulate as donations increase, allowing up to 5 entries.

DGR NYC Facebook Event Page [+] | 2017 DGR GALLERY


NYC E-BIKE & E-SK8 FESTIVAL: Sept. 15

Sept. 18, 2018 | Rahoul Ghose

A few images from last Saturday's NYEF event ... Downtown Williamsburg's Velosolutions Pump Track, along the East River, played host to a brand new eBoard & eSkate festival, Sept. 15.

Free and open to the public, the New York eBike/eBoard Festival was the brainchild of the pioneering folks at Filipacchi, a day which featured all of the industry's leading eBoard, eBike and eMotorcycle brands, including: Boosted Boards, Evolve Skateboards USA, Inboard Technology, Zero Motorcycles, Thousand Helmets, Shredlights and NYC Eboarding. Filipacchi showcased Enki Cycles, LEIF Technologies and BajaBoard.

Indian Larry Grease Monkey Block Party 2018

Sept. 17, 2018 | Rahoul Ghose

Whether it was the collection of inspiring rides -- including one the Ghost Rider would have felt at home on, marveling at Cole Freeman's stunt riding, collecting our 9/11 Ride coin from the NYC Punishers PJ Marcel, following Makoto Endo's brush strokes as he completed another stunning bike portrait, or just taking in the scene ... Indian Larry's 15th Annual Grease Monkey Block Party in Williamsburg did not disappoint.

The smell of gasoline, oil, cigars and BBQ permeated the air ... and the sun came out to play.

Enjoy our gallery from this year's event, including a collection of East Coast bike personalities, lots of iron, and a host of moments from the day.

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NYCMotorcyclist.com NEXX Grand Win Giveaway Winner

Sept. 16, 2018 | NYV Motorcyclist

AND WE HAVE A WINNER WINNER: YUCE DINCER FROM NYC, NEW YORK

Yuce rides a Ducati Monster S2R and describes his favorite local ride as Rt 106 @ Harriman. We will be contacting you via email to get shipping details for your new helmet. Congrats from NEXX North America and NYC Motorcyclist.

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Vaktare: Moto-Inspired Gear Combining Style and Safety

Sept. 12, 2018 | Rahoul Ghose

This month we sit down with Vaktare owner/designer Estefan Duarte, whose collection of city-inspired jackets are now available in NYC through Fillipachi in Manhattan. Combining style and safety, the jackets offer urban riders and commuters a new option for protection, on and off the bike. Retailing for $400 to $850, depending on the style and materials, Vaktare jackets can accommodate back, shoulder, and elbow armor, and come in both leather and wool variations. You might have seen some of the Los Angeles-based company's offerings last December at the IMS show in the Javitz Center as part of the SHIFT display.

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15th Annual Grease Monkey Block Party the Saturday

Sept. 10, 2018 | Rahoul Ghose

WILLIAMSBURG, NY – The 15th annual Grease Monkey Block Party celebrates everything Indian Larry loved: being surrounded by kick ass bikes, ice old beers, delicious BBQ, live music and more!

The Block Party is free to enter and enjoy. Pay-as-you-go food and drink are available, vendors will be out in full force to sell their unique products, and the Indian Larry showroom will be open selling tees and parts.

September 15, 2018 | 70 North 15th Street, Brooklyn
Bike Show | Tattoo Artists | Bands | Art
11 AM to Late

#indianlarry #harleydavidson #indian #blockparty #motocommunity #choppers #knucklehead #shovelhead #classic #bikeshow #chopper

More Information [+] | 2017 GALLERY

Brooklyn Invitational 2018 Gallery

Sept. 8, 2018 | Rahoul Ghose

The brainchild of Keino Sasaki, John Copeland, and Jessica Lee Wertz, and sponsored this year by Indian Motorcycles, Tarform Motorcycles and New Era, the 10th Annual Brooklyn Invitational hit Williamsburg's Root Studios Sept. 8 with a stunning collection of more than 30 motorcycles from around the world, showcased in two rooms.

In addition to Keino and Copeland, designers represented included: Andy Carter, Aki Sakomoto, Austin Johnson, Cheetah Osawa, CT Newman, Dave Polgreen, Jamie Waters, Jasin Phares, Jason Jessee, Jeff Leighton, Jeff Wright, Jeremy Cupp, Justin Walls, Karichiroh Kurosu, Mitsuhiro Kiyonaga, Nick Van Woert, Oliver Jones, Paul Wideman, Reece Zylstra, Roland Sands, Ryan Grossman, Scotty Stopnick, Taras Kravtchouk, Warren Heir Jr., Yuichi Yoshizawa and Yoshikazu Ueda. The event, held in a 16,000 square foot photo studio, presented these iconic motorcycles from diverse genres -- "the best bikes from the best builders" -- in a setting akin to a gallery, accompanied by a musical program and local vendor booths.

Check out our gallery of images from the event: the bikes and people, both inside and outside the Root Studios.

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Motorcycle School Celebrating Women During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Sept. 5, 2018 | Motorcycle Safety School

BROOKLYN, NY – Motorcycle Safety School (MSS) is honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month this coming October by raising awareness through women-only classes and promotional pricing.

Women can try out motorcycling by taking an Introductory Motorcycle Experience class at a 50-per-cent discount, as well enroll in a women-only MSF Basic Rider Course at Spring Creek in Brooklyn the weekend of Oct. 13.

In New York State, the number of women enrolled in motorcycle training has increased. Last year the New York State Motorcycle Safety Program taught more than 17,000 new students how to ride a motorcycle, of which 19 per cent were women.

“We are thrilled to have more women embracing motorcycling and receiving the proper training,” says Ben Zadrozny, NYSMSP program manager.

According to 2015 Department of Motor Vehicles statistics, 10,159 women hold a motorcycle license in New York City counties. Between 2015 and 2017, Motorcycle Safety School saw a 28-per-cent increase in women being trained at its’ Brooklyn location.

“Women are finally finding out how exciting motorcycling is,” said BettyRae Lorenz, a certified MSF RiderCoach for 15 years. “They are also loving the camaraderie.”

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Distinguished Gentleman's Ride NYC Profile: Paul McManus

August 20, 2018 | Rahoul Ghose

Early testing and discussion on men’s health issues keeps you on the road of life

For Brooklyn born and raised moto enthusiast Paul McManus, the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) – and its fundraising support for prostate cancer research – hits very close to home.

The now 61-year-old retired FDNY fire marshal tested positive for ‘the second most diagnosed cancer in men’ almost a decade ago, but early detection and treatment gave him a new lease on life.

“I believe that early testing and detection is extremely important – I was diagnosed at a relatively young age,” says McManus, who plans on riding in his first NYC DGR this coming September. “In my case, there weren’t any palpable tumors, as my cancer was still in the chemical stage. If it hadn’t been picked up by a PSA exam, who knows if I’d be here to do this interview. Prostate cancer is a slow-moving cancer, but it can still be deadly.”

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Split'n Lanes Dodgin' Gutters Gallery

August 19, 2018 | Rahoul Ghose

After a year outside in the heat and sunshine as The Lot, Basket Case Productions' Splitin' Lanes & Dodgin' Gutters made a triumphant return to Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg for its fourth year – Sunday, Aug. 19 – boasting an impressive collection of rarely seen classic and vintage motorcycles, a DJ, an in-house tintype photographer, food, drink and bowling.

For event co-organizers Girard Fox and Tim Warner, SL&DG is quite literally a labor of love, a chance to showcase close to 50 hand-picked motorcycles ranging from the teens-era, through the late '70s. But it is also about community. Bringing bikes and people together ... even if the elements don't oblige.

Check out our gallery of images from the event: setup in the morning, the motos on display, and some of the incredible details guests were treated to.

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New York eBike/eBoard Festival debuts in Williamsburg

August 17, 2018 | Rahoul Ghose | video: Filipacchi


Downtown Williamsburg's Velosolutions Pump Track, along the East River, will play host to a brand new eBoard & eSkate festival, Sept. 15.

Free and open to the public, the New York eBike/eBoard Festival (NYEF) is the brainchild of the pioneering folks at Filipacchi, a day which features all of the industry's leading eBoard, eBike and eMotorcycle brands, including: Boosted Boards, Evolve Skateboards USA, Inboard Technology, Zero Motorcycles, Thousand Helmets, Shredlights and NYC Eboarding. Filipacchi will itself be showcasing Enki Cycles, LEIF Technologies and BajaBoard.

Located at 318 Kent Ave in Brooklyn, NYEF kicks off at 11AM with a DJ, MC, free demo rides, free giveaways, raffles, and complimentary food and drinks. Each eBrand will have a scheduled 15-minute time slot -- 12:30, 2:30, and 4:30 PM -- for a brand ambassador and/or a leading influencer to engage the audience and demo on the track. A night ride, organized by NYC Eboarding, caps off the event at 7 PM.

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Distinguished Gentleman's Ride: Riding & Raising for a Cause

August 16, 2018 | Triumph North America


Prolific Distinguished Gentleman's Ride fundraiser and New Yorker Vincent Nicolai takes Triumph North America on a ride through the city and explains why raising awareness of men’s health issues is so important. Learn more at https://www.gentlemansride.com/. To support Nicolai's fundraising efforts this year for the Sept. 30th ride, visit his DGR profile page at: https://www.gentlemansride.com/fundraisers/vincentnicolai

Go to the offical DGR NYC Facebook Event Page [+]