News Briefs 2021

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Events Calendar Update

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With the current COVID-19 pandemic forcing safety restrictions for NYC residents, local moto events are being either rescheduled or canceled outright. We will do our best to keep you up to date on the latest developments. And while taking your motorcycle out for solo or small group rides may seem like a great way to relieve some stress, consider two things before you hop on the saddle ... less cars on the road has actually led to more incidents of reckless driving and several recent motorcycle accidents. With hospitals and emergency responders pushed to the limit dealing with the fallout of the coronavirus, you are putting your life at risk by riding, and straining an already overwrought medical system. Stay at home if travel is not essential. We are ... and we're using the time to do spring maintenance and some upgrades in a safe location.

NOTE: 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 condoning group moto gatherings during a pandemic. If you do decide to attend an event, we can only encourage you to do so safely, following up-to-date CDC guidelines, practicing social distancing, and wearing a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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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