Ride for Life
The 7th Edition of “Ride for Life” organized
by Bruno Cyr, Henri Bouchard and Anne
Couturier was held on the 7th and 8th of July,
in Edmundston, New Brunswick.
Mother Nature is a weak participant as
Friday’s temperature is a mix mash of
clouds, rain and sun. This doesn’t worry the
organizers. They are confident, they know
the fanatics are loyal, and the participation
for the Miss Ride for Life competition is a
success. On the agenda: the unveiling of
the 2008 Ride for Life calendar and the
introduction of the 12 contest finalists.
Numerous on stage appearances allow this year’s
judges to elect the overall winner, Karine Raymond, and
award her with a brand new Sportster.
Simultaneously, there is a draw by process of elimination, and two
happy winners leave with brand new bikes– one a Heritage Softail and
the other, a Sportster. The weather obviously...
Have you heard of the biggest Canadian bike event? It began in 1981, and takes
place along Lake Erie, in the municipality of Dover Port, every Friday the 13th
throughout the year. Chris Simons, (who then had a bike shop called Biker’s
Delight) got together with a bunch of friends on Friday the 13th of November at
the Commercial Hotel. After a well-splashed party and having had such a good
time, they decided to meet every Friday the 13th thereafter.
For the past 26 years, the number of people attending Friday the 13th of Dover
Port has increased regularly. According to the organizers, the last party of July 13,
2007 had a record attendance of more than 150,000.
People from all over the world come to this small port of Ontario. They come by
foot or pedal bike, by car or boat, by train or plane and of course, mostly by bike.
Some take advantage of the occasion to get married, to get together with friends,
to dress up and have their pictures taken, but mostly, to enjoy...
With incredible weather, the Tingwick
Mechanical Rodeo took place in the
beautiful region of Bois Francs located in
the heart of Quebec.
This unique annual event has been held
on the 2th Saturday of August for the
past 18 years, come rain or shine. It
started in 1989 thanks to three of the
townspeople: Guy St-Cyr, Jocelyn
Pellerin and Yves Provencher. They
decided to liven up their summer by
organizing motorcycle competitions like
the slow and slalom races to be
performed exclusively on a
Harley-Davidson. Thus was the birth of
Tingwick’s Mechanical Rodeo which
attracts today over 30,000 motorcycle
enthusiasts from all over Quebec,
Ontario, and even from the States.
The success of this event – with its
straight pipe symphony...
The Sturgis Black Hills Rally is without a doubt one of the largest and greatest
of all motorcycle events. The 6,442 residents of Sturgis hosted this 10-day
event, entertaining over 500,000 visitors in August 2007. This 67th anniversary
reunited bikers in an Old West type setting with scenery to take your breath
away: Black Hills, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer Park, Needle Highway,
Bad Land, Deadwood, Devil Tower, and Spearfish – all not to be missed!
Sturgis Rally is dedicated to bikers and all is about riding…that is if you’re the
type that can’t stay in one place because there is so much to see and do!
All the manufacturers, owners and builders are on site and strategically located.
The AMD World Championship of Custom Bike Builders...
Art Tattoo Show
The art of tattooing is very ancient dating back to Egyptian
and Maya times and was initially used to identify tribal
members. In the 50s and 60s, tattoos are normally
associated with rebels, marines, truckers, bikers and bike
gang members, criminals and prisoners. They were also
linked to delinquents and the criminal world.
In the latter years the market for tattoos has grown in to a
well received consumer product and even as a fashion
accessory. Tattoos have become a means of expression
not only associated with rebel groups, but became the symbol
of identity or self expression.
Nowadays the clientele is vast as much so for the designs and the
motivations behind such tattoos. The advancements in tattooing now allow
creating works of art, body art, commemorating...