News Briefs 2021

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Events Calendar Update

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With the COVID-19 vaccine becoming more readily available, and group-based event restrictions slowly easing up, we are seeing a host of annual moto events returning to NYC this upcoming season. As always, we will do our best to keep you up to date on the latest developments and event announcements. If you do decide to attend an event, we still encourage you to do so safely, following current CDC guidelines, practicing social distancing, and wearing a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Event posts on the NYC Motorcyclist calendar are a community service. Postings do not reflect an endorsement of events and should not be construed as supporting any group moto gatherings that ignore safety protocols during this pandemic.

Brooklyn Army Terminal NYC's 2021 IMS Outdoors Venue

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Brooklyn Army Terminal to host 2021 New York IMS Outdoors event

The Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park was announced today as the official venue for the Progressive IMS Outdoors New York event – Sept 3 to 5 – one of nine locations on the 2021 IMS tour which runs from mid-July through the end of October.

“The IMS family cannot wait to bring the powersports community together at our shows, including both returning and new members,” said Tracy Harris, senior vice-president, IMS. “Each venue across our tour allows our IMS team, alongside our sponsors, including title sponsor Progressive, and exhibiting OEMs and brands, to offer incredibly unique experiences to our attendees. No matter who walks the grounds, there will be something geared toward your liking.”

Attractions and event specifics will be released when tickets go on sale April 22 at

As with past tours, attendees can look forward to seeing hundreds of the latest street bikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, scooters, ATVs and much more from leading manufacturers, including Indian Motorcycles, Royal Enfield, Yamaha Motorcycles, Zero Motorcycles, and Harley-Davidson (which will be showcasing its new 2021 Pan America 1250), as well as first-time exhibiting manufacturers like Beta Motorcycles. Attendees will be also able to interact with leading brands in the electric mobility space, including Giant Bicycles, FLX Bike – which will be exhibiting its exciting e-bike line, and Miles Board electric skateboards.

The tour will welcome back a number of tour-wide exhibiting brands including Arai, Cycle Gear, Enginehawk, Explorify Rentals & Tours, HJC, J&P Cycles, LiquiMoly, Michelin, National Cycle Inc., Ruroc Helmets, and Yuasa, among others.

#RidersUnite #imsoutdoors #IMS #Outdoors #motorcycleshows #brooklyn #demos #classic #motorcycles #electricbikes #RVs #adventuretourism

NYC Motorcyclist Celebrates 4th Anniversary

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Proudly Covering the NYC Moto Community

While NYC Motorcyclist first found a web foothold as a section in an LA-based moto website in late 2016, the community-based site fully launched in March 2017, making this our fourth anniversary covering the NYC moto scene with features, news, photographer, filmmaker and artist profiles, galleries, events calendars, club listings and links. The site is nearing 300 pages after a mid-pandemic complete redesign last year, and we have more than 3,000 followers on Instagram and 1,200+ followers on Facebook. Our original concept was providing what amounts to a community newspaper online for NYC motorcyclists ... and that will remain our primary mission, thanks in no small part to our sponsors: A & J Cycles and Filipacchi.

We are also very thankful to have our current grouping of advisors and contributors, some of whom have been with us from the very start: Corinna Mantlo, Mike Higgins, Ryan Snelson, Mark Squitieri, Sorez the Scribe, JP Kathoefer, Kirsten Midura, Brian Ballard, Ryan Handt and Anthony Philip Festa. (Read more about them on the About Us page) And were grateful to our supporters and frequent viewers ... at last count 50K per month.

We are proud to be part of this community and look forward to providing you with lots of new content this coming year. Hopefully our current COVID situation will start to ease up in March and April with the vaccine becoming more readily accessible, and we'll see more events this summer and fall. I know my camera has been itching to capture some moto ride and show shots. See you out there and keep the rubber side down.

#motocommunity #features #news #eventcoverage #calendarofevents #links #galleries #motovideos

Split'n Lanes Dodgin' Gutters moves to Asbury, NJ

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Split'n Lanes Dodgin' Gutters

It's back ... congrats to our Basket Case Productions friends Girard Fox (@road_oiler) and Tim Warner (@seeeverything) for their new SL&DG venue and time slot. The annual Split'n Lanes & Dodgin' Gutters Classic Motorcycle Show -- usually held at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg -- fell victim to COVID-19 closures last year.

2021 sees a new venue and a weekend outdoors format with the event heading to Long Tall Shorty's in Asbury, NJ, Aug. 20 to 22.

From the Basket Case Productions Crew:
"We had to get creative ... with absolutely NO plan in place for reopening music venues ... it became clear the Brooklyn Bowl wouldn't happen this year. Long Tall Shorty's is run by Mel Stultz, who also runs 'The Race of Gentlemen'. So it's a good fit for all of us. Expanding outdoors sounds fun .... but a full weekend is a little daunting, and certainly presents some challenges!"

We'll have a more complete feature on when more details become available.

#classicmotorcycles #vintagebikeshow #slanddg2021 #longtallshortys

Happy New Year

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2021 Salutations

Stay safe, stay strong. Wishing our readers, followers, supporters, contributors and sponsors all the best in 2021. For those we've worked with over the past troubled year, we look forward to continued partnerships and successes. We also hope to live up to our mandate of promoting and covering the NYC moto community, and inspiring those within to achieve great things. Cheers to a new year of moto adventures and camaraderie. As always, we welcome comments, suggestions and submissions from you ... any ideas you think will make a valuable resource in your daily moto lives. Feel free to email us at

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