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Happy July 4

July 4, 2019 | Rahoul Ghose

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Independence Day ... from your friends at NYC Motorcyclist.

#nycmotorcyclist #democracy #foundingfathers #life #liberty #pursuitofhappiness #motofamily #newyork #motofreedom

The Distinguished Gentleman

July 3, 2018 | Johnnypuetz Productions


Johnnypuetz Productions is proud to announce the completion of their first ever short documentary film. The Distinguished Gentleman (executive producers Jean Pierre Kathoefer and Kirsten Midura) tells the story of Vincent Nicolai, a beloved member of the NYC motorcycling community. Vincent has raised tens of thousands of dollars for the The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride over the years, and when a garage explosion nearly took his life this year, the community rallied to help him and his family.

The film will premiere at the Toronto Motorcycle Film Festival in October. There will be an NYC viewing sometime in the fall or early winter for those wanting to see the film locally. More details to come.
(poster artwork: @tempusdeficit)


A & J Cycles : Open House : Gallery

June 30, 2019 | Rahoul Ghose

Sunshine and a steady flow of bikes greeted organizers of the A & J Cycles Open House, June 29 at the shop's Hillburn, NY headquarters. This year's event was particularly poignant for owner Brian Ballard and his wife Allysa, with proceeds from the company's raffle benefiting the Angioma Alliance. At seven, their daughter Angela was diagnosed with a cavernous angioma after showing signs of tremors in her right hand, a prognosis which called for risky brain surgery. Removal of the angioma was successful and Angela has had a remarkable recovery. But it was support from the Angioma Alliance which helped the Ballard family through a very difficult time. June is in fact International Cavernous Angioma month.

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Curbside D'Elegance Firing up for Bushwick Debut

June 26, 2019 | Rahoul Ghose

You still have a few days to enter your unique ride in the Motofellas Curbside D’Elegance custom bike show, set for Sunday, July 14 at the Brooklyn Beer Garden in Bushwick. This first-time event promises to be an inspiring exhibition of motorcycles created by both backyard wrenchers and pro builders. And as a kicker, all proceeds from admissions ($10 per person) will be donated to Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue.

We recently sat down with two of the movers and shakers behind the show – Jason Hodrinsky and Denizcan Dedeoglu – to talk about the event and the New York bike builders scene.

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Moto Market NYC : Summer 2019 : Gallery

June 24, 2019 | Rahoul Ghose

It was a moto family affair featuring friends, motorcycle parts, gear and bike sales, a BBQ and bar, tattoos, music, Zero demos courtesy of Filipacchi, and a Blood Drive. Add a beautiful, sunny day and Low Tide Motors in Red Hook was literally hopping with two-wheeled activity during the summer edition of Moto Market NYC.

Many thanks to organizers Kirsten Midura and Shelley Golan, the many vendors, event volunteers, and especially all those who came out to support this much-needed quarterly shindig. We were very proud to be part of the day.

Looking forward to fall and round four of the market. Check out some images from the day.

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Gallery: Motoveli Issue 3 Release Party

June 14, 2019 | Rahoul Ghose

Motoveli Magazine, Issue 3, officially went into 'helmet mode' Thursday night at 17 Frost Gallery in Williamsburg with a launch release party featuring rider-in-chief Ryan Snelson and a host of the moto/creator 'zine's current and past cast of characters. The evening, which attracted about 70 peeps from the local moto and creative world, saw Snelson talking about the inspirations behind his Motoveli concept as well as whiskey tastings with Moto Spirits.

Issue 3 is available online for $20, and will soon be in local brick-and-mortar locations: Brooklyn Triumph and Filipacchi.

No. 3 stars @ducatinyc, @shellmasterflex, @ray.dauphinais, @empire_mc_safety, @restlesstasha, @motocultureco, @waymakerbrand, @alessandra_milena, @ryansnelson, @alessandraeats, @becausemotor, @rock_pater_scissors, @brooklynmopedsupply, the DMVlogger, Motos and Photos NYC, an all new A-Files, and more.

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Between The Legs: A Motorcycle Podcast

May 30, 2019 | Rahoul Ghose

Local moto enthusiast Sarah Taylor is taking her two-wheeled interest to the airwaves this Saturday with a new bi-weekly community-based podcast aimed at like-minded gearheads.

The June 1 kickoff for Between The LegsBTL for short – will see Taylor interviewing Leslie Padoll of Breaking Hearts & Burning Rubber fame on how she came up with the idea for her women’s boots and apparel company, and the challenges of owning a small business.

“Anyone can listen … it’s not just about motorcycles,” says Taylor. “It’s about entrepreneurs and empowerment. It’s about community and jokesters. A lot of it is representative of why I even started this thing ... to have fun.”

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the new york – rzeszów motorcycle was unveiled at harley davidson of nyc || game over cycles

Game Over Cycles : NY Bike Reveal

May 14, 2019 | Rahoul Ghose

Game Over Cycles unveiled their New York – Rzeszów Motorcycle build -- based on an HD Street Bob -- at Harley Davidson of NYC in Long Island City last week. For more details on the bike read our pre-reveal story, or check out two really cool build videos below.

video: mazurkiewicz produkcja filmowa

painting was done by art garage factory


It's a Meatloaf Medley

May 10, 2019 | Rahoul Ghose

You've heard of a 'meeting of the minds'? How about a 'meeting of the Meatloafs'?

Brooklyn's own moto icon -- Rockboy 'Meatloaf' Scalesa -- will be escorting namesake and 'Bat out of Hell' rock star Meat Loaf on a motorcycle tour of NYC Wednesday, May 15, and is asking for 40 to 50 bikers to join the procession. Meetup is at 8 AM at Rockboy's barbershop in Bed-Stuy -- El Domolieks Upscale Grooming Salon at 262 Halsey St and Tompkins Avenue. DM Rockboy 'Meatloaf' Scalesa @meatloaf if you're interested. Let's make sure this group isn't 'All Reved Up With No Place to Go'.

#ROCKBOYCHOPPERS #rockboybaggers #harleydavidson #rockstarmeatloaf #nyc #motorcycles #CALLINGALLBIKERS


Touring NYC from a Sidecar

May 10, 2019 | Rahoul Ghose

The classic motorcycle and sidecar …

“It’s the only mode of transport, at least for tourism, that allows the guests to experience a city using all five of their senses,” says Dapper Tours NYC founder Will Davis, who credits his love of Urals, travel and people for the creation of his unique DUMBO-based sightseeing company.

It all started a few years back, when Davis – now 38 – first set eyes on a Ural while on a Christmas Day photo shoot in Brooklyn Heights.

“I came upon the street called, of all things, ‘Love Lane’, saw a Ural sidecar motorcycle, and as cliché as it sounds, fell in love with the bike and said, ‘One day I have to get one,’ Davis recalls. “From there, I did some traveling, and later it literally hit me – I won’t be able to travel as much as I used to, the older I get. Why not take my love of traveling, motorcycles and people and combine it, and bring the people to me instead … the best of both worlds?”

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Motos & 'Moving' Photos Night : Recap Video

May 9, 2018 | Jean Pierre Kathöfer

video: jean pierre kathöfer


This great recap film from last March's Motos & 'Moving' Photos Night : NYC event at Filipacchi, is courtesy of Jean Pierre Kathöfer, and features JP, himself, as well as guest speakers Kate O'Connor Morris, Demian Neufeld, Steve Kamrad and John Saponara. The event was a special filmmakers edition of the monthly off-season photo night, which aimed to build a community of NYC-based motorcycle photographers by promoting interchange, common events, mentorship and education, and showcasing inspiring content. You can follow JP (johnnypuetz) on YouTube.

The event was sponsored by: NYC Motorcyclist, Motoveli Magazine, The Godspeed Company, Filipacchi, Icon, Lucifer's Pride and Oficina Latina NYC.


TheMotoSocial NYC : Gallery

May 3, 2019 | Rahoul Ghose

Despite rain and slippery road conditions, local motorcycling enthusiasts -- more than 75 people and well over 25 motorcycles -- 'represented' at The Moto Social - New York Season Opener event Thursday, May 2 at Irving Farm in Washington Square, turning out for two-wheeled conversations, coffee and some good vibes.

The first of five monthly events this spring and summer, with one set for the first Thursday of every month through September in NYC, #themotosocialnyc aims to build moto community and rider camaraderie. NYC is one of more than a dozen cities worldwide that host these events, which originated north of the border in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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