On September 28, 2014, we suited up for a very, very silly motorcycle ride through New York City. For charity. Sort of.
Choppers, check. Bespoke BMW hardtails, check. Not one but two Walt Siegl motorcycles, check and check. The Brooklyn Invitational happened last weekend in Williamsburg, and it continues to deserve the increasing hoopla it generates with a great crowd, commemorative tattoos, and wild mix of motorcycles—both inside and outside the show.
Director and Drone Commander first class Roberto Serrini came by the store one cold clear day in the spring to talk about working on some new video projects for Union Garage. We shook hands, gave him the nickel tour then rode the shop bike (#VenerableR65) around the block a few times while Serrini launched his drone.
Was your bike manufactured before the 1990’s? Are you available Saturday, August 9th? Would you like to ride along a picturesque pre-planned tree-lined route 150 miles from the nearest New York City taxi cab?
Behold the beautiful work of George Dockray, an aviation mechanic and sea plane pilot from British Columbia who spent several years seeing to every last detail of this incredible custom Moto Guzzi.
EIGHTY riders. 200-plus miles. Six MSF-certified motorcycle instructors. Two dozen pool noodles. Yes, pool noodles. A 16-foot-long teeter-totter. Way too much coffee. Four watermelons. Three kinds of the meat cooking on two jumbo charcoal grills. One volunteer ambulance. No rain.
The new limited-edition Mohawk boots from REV’IT! pack loads of modern protective features into a classic package clad in gloriously thick double- and triple-stitched leather. While they may look like your dad’s motorcycle boots, they aren’t. And that’s a good thing.
Back during the Wall Street Crash of 1929, while traders were jumping off of buildings in lower Manhattan, Frenchman Leon Jeantet was busy developing a motoring goggle that would have given those suicidal stockbrokers a crisp, clear, tear-free view of their final plunge.
Join Aether Apparel and Union Garage on Saturday May 3rd for a full day of motorcycle riding as we escape the city and head for the hills.
If you’re planning on riding past the fall, through the winter, or early in the spring before temps start breaking 55, do yourself a solid and get some proper cold-weather motorcycle gloves.