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Black Brand Motorcycle Clothing Press Launch: Innovative innuendos

(L.–r.) The Brazilian Wax, Cutthroat, and Sheared Beaver jackets are worn by the Black Brand models

Irvine, Calif., Jan. 26—Brand manager of Black Brand Motorcycle Clothing, Howard Kelly, held a press conference Tuesday to launch their new company consisting of motorcycle related products which include everything from jackets and apparel, to helmets, gloves, chaps, and eventually footwear and other products. The conference was held at the company’s headquarters in Irvine, California, where samples of their various ...

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4th annual Bob’s Biker Blast: Scottsdale H-D’s Grand Opening

4th annual Bob’s Biker Blast: Scottsdale H-D’s Grand Opening

Scottsdale, Ariz., Nov. 6–7—Scottsdale Harley-Davidson was hosting the fourth annual Bob’s Biker Blast, which has been a pretty big blowout in years past, so when a notice went out to the press that there’s a “not to be missed” gig about to go down out on Hayden Road, we scribblers hustled on over to check out the festivities. Against the ...

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15th annual Delmarva Bike Week and 5th annual OC BikeFest: Coastal perfection

Enjoying the great weather and the refreshments at Seacrets’ bar in the bay

Eastern Shore, Md./Del./Va., Sept. 17–20—It was the Wednesday after Labor Day, and the day started bright and sunny, with the temperature forecasted to reach the mid-80s—perfect weather for the 15th annual Delmarva Bike Week and 5th annual OC BikeFest motorcycle rallies. We arrived at the Fenwick Inn in Ocean City, Maryland, by mid afternoon, and the friendly and professional staff ...

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75th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally: Making Pappy proud

75th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Sturgis, S.D., August. 3–9—There is little that can be said about the American biker scene that doesn’t include the word Sturgis. From hills and dales to dirt and trails the tiny town nestled in the Black Hills of South Dakota has proudly laid claim to its part in helping to shape what true red-white-’n’-blue motorcycle events have come to be ...

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15th annual Lighthouse Run: Exploring Oregon’s iconic gems

Lighthouse Run

Coos Bay, Ore., June 19–20—There is no doubt in my mind that we here in the Northwest are privy to one of the most beautiful parts of the United States. One rarely needs to ride for more than 30 minutes from any city in the state before your eyes feast upon a plethora of natural wonders. Iconic mountains, sweeping deserts ...

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13th annual Outer Banks Bike Week: Carolina cool

13th annual Outer Banks Bike Week

Outer Banks, N.C., Apr. 18–26—Early morning sunshine streams down and the air has already warmed up considerably—T-shirt weather for sure. Riders are grouped together in the parking lot of Outer Banks (OBX) Harley-Davidson to participate in one of the rides scheduled for Outer Banks Bike Week. The Outer Banks H.O.G. chapter hosts and leads these rides, and the road captain ...

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Run-A-Mucca 2015: Dancing in the rain

Run-A-Mucca 2015

Winnemucca, Nev., May 22–24—Vivian Greene wrote, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” With the weather that was forecast for this weekend I guess we’d see how many people felt like dancing. Weather is a primary factor for this run. Over the years it has seen blazing heat, snow, hail, ...

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74th annual Daytona Bike Week: Beachside escapades

74th annual Daytona Bike Week: Beachside escapades

Daytona Beach, Fla., Mar. 6–15—The stage and scaffolding extended well beyond the Full Moon Saloon property, blocking most of Olive Street where it intersected Main. Although the first weekend of Daytona Bike Week started off cold and drizzly, crowds started to gather early for the Victory Motorcycles party on Saturday at the Full Moon. Victory was to introduce its new ...

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