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The first annual Aidan’s Ride; Sturgis August 6, 2015


The first annual Aidan’s Ride Sturgis, a charity motorcycle ride organized to fight ALD, will take place August 6, 2015, during the 75th anniversary of the iconic Sturgis Motorcycle Rally®. It will consist of a 75-mile ride around Bear Butte that ends at the Buffalo Chip Crossroads with a catered brunch. You can register online here

Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is an inherited x-linked genetic disease that affects all neurological functions and reduces those afflicted with it to a vegetative state that persists until death. Aidan Jack Seeger was just six years old when he was diagnosed with ALD in 2011. He succumbed to the disease in April of 2012. Had he been diagnosed at birth, he could have undergone treatment that would have arrested the disease and allowed him to live a full life.

Held to benefit the Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation, which was established in Aidan’s honor, Aidan’s Ride Sturgis seeks to raise funds for the purpose of helping families with children diagnosed with Adrenoleukodystrophy, heightening awareness about ALD and pushing for legislation in every state that mandates screening of newborns for the disease.

Currently, New York is the only one of the United States to screen for ALD, thanks to Aidan’s Law, passed by the state legislature in the wake of Aidan’s tragic and untimely death. As of June 15, 2015, 340,000 newborns have been screened in New York and 32 babies have tested positive for the disease. Thanks to early detection, these children are undergoing treatment that will allow them to live full lives.

The cost for Aidan’s Ride Sturgis is just $50 and includes participation in the 75-mile ride, a full catered brunch at the end of it, non-alcoholic beverages and limited edition pin and patch. The ride is made possible by generous support from Metzeler Tires, Hot Leathers, The Buffalo Chip and Indian Larry Motorcycles.


MMP15_Scout_blksolobkrest_sideviewIndian Motorcycle’s new Scout combines classic styling cues from the 1920s with modern day performance. Mustang’s new line of seats and related accessories for the Scout follow this “best of both worlds” philosophy, allowing you to combine the latest in comfort with the look of yesteryear. Whether you opt for an all-day Touring seat or a low and lean RunAround™, Mustang has Indian Scout riders sitting pretty.

“We have always been partial to Indian motorcycles around here,” Mustang Sales Manager Jesse Sargent readily admits. “The birthplace of Indian motorcycles is in Springfield, Massachusetts, less than 30 minutes from Mustang’s historic factory here in Three Rivers, so we have been following Indian’s progress closely.”

Available in black or classic brown, Mustang kicks off the line with a variety of seats and accessories. “We think it was worth the wait,” says Jesse. “If you like riding to far-away places, the Touring solos and passenger seats offer you and your companion support and comfort for the entire journey.” Touring seats feature Mustang’s controlled-density, proprietary foam, precisely molded to the shapes and angles needed for optimal cruising comfort. The 13″ wide solo and 8.5″ wide passenger seat provide ample room for comfort without compromising the look of the bike.

“The cover designs are brand-new concepts developed by our designers just for the Scout,” he adds. Available in black or classic brown vinyl, the two-tone pattern complements the look of the motorcycle. “The center stripe ties the solo, passenger seat and the driver backrest developed just for the Scout together visually.” But even bigger news is the fact that Mustang now offers leather seating panels exclusively for the Scout Touring solo seats.

For riders preferring to cruise closer to home, consider the RunAround™. “Mustang’s engineers developed this 9.5″ wide solo to be low, lean and mean so you will look classy and cool all around town.” The vinyl cover features distinctive styling and is also available in black or brown. “Whatever your style, Mustang has an option for your Scout that will let you show off the look and go the extra mile,” concludes Jesse.

In addition to the new seats and related accessories for the Scout, Mustang also offers replacement seats and accessories for the Chieftain, Chief Classic and Chief Vintage. For more details, visit or call 413-668-1100.

Update from 2014 Ultimate Biker Makeover winner

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“I see your deadline for the Garage Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover is fast approaching, so I thought I would send you my newest pic of my 56 Panhead, now that it is painted along with my 74 Rallye Charger!  My 81 Ironhead is in the newest edition of The Horse magazine, with a four page feature and my Panhead tattoo sleeve was featured in their Tattoo Corner in last month’s edition!  The bike also got a four page feature in Wild Motorcycles magazine, out of France a few months ago.

I am currently putting the finishing touches on both my Panhead and my Charger.  I am in the midst of completing my Knucklehead sleeve on my left arm and hopefully by next year, I will be riding my 39 EL Knuckle.  My 73 Rallye Challenger has finally went into the shop where my paint and bodyman, Jim Crabb will start working his magic to make it Plum Crazy Purple.

Life has been so exciting and I hope I can spread motivation to others!  I can’t believe it has been almost a year since I won the 2014 Garage Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover!

Good luck to each and every person who has entered or will enter the contest!  Winning  truly was a dream come true and I will be forever grateful!”

Chris Gibbany
Harrison, Arkansas

San Diego’s most famous therapy dog loses his certification because of biker outfit

chopper_the_biker_dog_1433380022554_19173827_ver1.0_640_480SAN DIEGO – San Diego’s most famous therapy dog lost his certification and his therapy team partner is furious.

Chopper the Biker Dog has visited thousands of people in hospitals, schools and senior living centers up and down the West Coast. Chopper has been certified by Pet Partners since he began working as a therapy dog five years ago.

His therapy partner and owner, Mark Shaffer, said he learned Pet Partners suspended Chopper’s certification after the two returned from an 11-day trip to Eugene, Oregon. They stopped at VA hospitals and police departments every day along the trip.

”Disbelief,” said Shaffer. “There was anger and there was a lot of hurt.”
Pet Partners told Shaffer the certification was suspended because it did not approve of Chopper’s biker outfit. Chopper wears a leather vest and a bandana.

”They claim they don’t allow dogs in costumes. This is not a costume,” explained Shaffer. “This is his persona. This is what he is.”
You can visit Choppers FB page here.



Avon Tyres announced a new road hazard warranty program offering free replacement of any new tire (excluding non-D.O.T. approved race tires) for accidental, puncture or impact damage.

Simply complete the Avon Tyres Road Hazard Warranty form with the dealer at the time of purchase, and should a tire become unserviceable as a result of qualified tire damage including punctures during the first 1mm of tread wear, a replacement will be offered at no charge.

“We believe that our tires meet the highest standards, but we understand that accidental damage can happen,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America. “If a tire is damaged soon after purchase during normal use, we’ll replace it – free.”

Certain terms and conditions apply. The warranty is valid on any new tire up to to the first 1mm of tread wear and covers normal road use only. Incorrect inflation, off-road use, racing and deliberate or malicious damage will invalidate the warranty. Valid in the U.S. and Canada. For details and to download the warranty brochure, visit here