In 1982 a 23-year-old British woman named Elspeth Beard set out to ride her 600cc BMW clear around the world. Three years and 35,000 miles later, changed forever, she rolled back into London victorious—albeit with little fanfare. On Monday, November 5, Elspeth came to Union Garage to share her story.
According to the latest industry statistics, female riders account for about 13% of motorcyclists in the U.S. (That figure goes up to 25% if you factor in those riding as passengers too). We’re all about growing those numbers in any way we can, and are dedicating this weekend to riders of the fairer sex—through a store-wide sale, an inspirational Ride Report presentation in-store Saturday Night, and a Sunday morning ride out (guys are welcome too, but only as a plus-one).
Join us this Saturday, April 22, 2017 for a live presentation by our friends Matias Corea and Joel Estopà, who are fresh back in New York after just completing an epic six-month journey from Brooklyn, NY, to the end of the Earth—Ushuaia, Argentina.
Matias Corea and Joel Estopa left Brooklyn back in October bound for the end of the earth—Ushuaia, Argentina. Their two mid-80’s BMW R80 G/S’s have so far fared brilliantly, with 14,000 miles down and another 6,000 to go. One of the bikes even recently survived a spectacular high-side crash in Boliva. We phoned up our favorite Spanish Evel Knievel impersonator to get an update.
5 artists. 4 Urals. 3 wheels. 2 Years. One Unbelievable Road Trip.
DGR 2016 is officially is in the books. Up next: Women’s Weekend at Union Garage.
Last summer photographer Joel Caldwell spent a life-changing month traveling through Mongolia. He came back to Brooklyn with an incredible experience under his belt, this collection of photos from his travels, and a solid affirmation of everything we love about traveling by motorcycle.
If our neighbors were angered by the sound of a hundred motorcycles gathering on the block at 9:00 last Sunday morning, annoyance almost certainly turned to confusion when they looked outside to see who exactly was making all the racket.
Pretend for a moment that it’s not at or below freezing with the wind-chill right now. Instead, let’s remember when it was not just bearable, but downright enjoyable, to ride a few hours north of the city and find nirvana in the perfectly paved and practically un-patrolled roads of the Catskills.