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EVENTS MAY 2014
2:30-10:00 pm: Northern California Ducati Bike Nights at Benissimo (one of Marin's finest Italian Restaurants), 18 Tamalpias Dr, Corte Madera. NorCalDoc.com
6:00 pm: American Sport Bike Night at Dick's Restaurant and Cocktails, 3188 Alvarado Street, San Leandro. Bring your Buell and hang out with like-minded riders. All brands welcome! Our meeting of Buell and Motorcycle enthusiasts has been happening the first Monday of the month for the last 12 years, without ever missing a meeting. We have had many local and national celebrities from the motorcycle world grace our meetings. It has been fun and exciting. americansportbikenight.net
6:00 pm: Bay Area Moto Guzzi Group monthly dinner at Vahl’s in Alviso (1512 El Dorado Street, Alviso, 410/2620731). Members, interested Guzzi riders, elderly men with non-running Saab 96es and all other motorcycle riders always welcome. More information, contact Pierre at: 408/710-4886 or email@example.com
11:00 am: Santa Cruz Scooter Club Monthly Group Ride (Meet at Fin’s Coffee, 1104 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz)
Join us for our monthly ride, the 2nd Sunday of each month. We meet at Fin’s Coffee on Ocean Street in Santa Cruz, and depending on who shows, the weather, and how much time folks have, we plan a route for the day. We also usually stop for lunch somewhere. Rides will be cancelled due to rain. santacruzscooterclub.com
9:00 am: California (Northern) Moto Guzzi National Owners Club (MGNOC) breakfast at Putah Creek Cafe in picturesque Winters, California (Highways 505/128) MGNOC members and interested Guzzi riders meet for breakfast and a good time. The Putah Creek Cafe is located at Railroad Avenue. More information contact: Northern California MGNOC Rep, Don Van Zandt at 707-557-5199.
Evenings: Moto-Sketch at Tosca Cafe: come and sketch a live model draped over a custom bike. $7 to sketch, free to just watch, but you are a perv if you do. Tosca Cafe, 242 Columbus Ave. in S.F.
The reason for getting these events started was to provide a fun, social atmosphere for Ducati owners, folks that want to become Ducati owners, and folks that don’t yet know that they want to become Ducati owners and people who are too poor (and/or sensible) to ever own Ducatis, to sit, eat, talk, walk around and look at other Ducatis. All brands and models of motorcycles are welcome, so please don’t be put off by the event name.
1st Saturday: Nor Cal Ducati DOC San Francisco Ducati Bike Night
Please come and join us from 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month at: Il Borgo Restaurant, 500 Fell at Laguna, San Francisco 415/255-9108
1st Monday: Nor Cal Ducati DOC Mill Valley Ducati Bike Night
Please come and join us from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at: The Cantina, 651 E. Blithedale Ave, Mill Valley. 415/378-8317
2nd Saturday: Nor Cal Ducati DOC Livermore Ducati Bike Night
Please come and join us from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the Second Saturday of each month at Bella Roma Pizzeria, 853 East Stanley Blvd. Livermore, 925/447-4992
2nd Monday: Nor Cal Ducati DOC South Bay Area Ducati Bike Night
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at Pizza Antica, 334 Santana Row, #1065 San Jose. 408/557-8373
3rd Monday: Nor Cal Ducati DOC Monterey Ducati Bike Night
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Baja Cantina & Filling Station, 7166 Carmel Valley Rd. Carmel. 831/625-2252
3rd Wednesday: Nor Cal Ducati DOC Emeryville Ducati Bike Night
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at Hot Italian, 5959 Shellmound Street, No. 75 , Emeryville. 510/652.9300
4th Monday: Nor Cal Ducati DOC Sacramento Area Ducati Bike Night
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at Hot Italian, 1627 16th Street, Sacramento. 916/444.3000
4th Monday: Nor Cal Ducati DOC Mid-Peninsula Ducati Bike Night
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at Locanda Positano, 617 Laurel Street, San Carlos. 650/591-5700
10:00 am: Road Rider Brain Day (Road Rider MCA, 2897 Monterey Road, San Jose, 408/227-6936, roadridermca.com)
Use your head and get down to Road Rider’s 2nd annual Brain Day! Then learn how to protect that brain. We’ll have representatives from all the major helmet manufacturers, and they’ll be ready to fill your brain with knowledge and get it fitted perfectly in one of their helmets. There will be HUNDREDS of helmets in stock in plenty of graphics and sizes for everyone, and expect to find great savings. Bring your old and overused, or newer but unsatisfactory helmet in to save an extra $10 on the purchase of your new lid. Special appearance by Team Icon Brammo’s Eric Bostrom! Free food and drink! Vendor booths! Helmet deals!
Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show (Half Moon Bay Airport, 9850 N. Cabrillo Highway, Pacifica 650/726-2328, miramarevents.com/dreammachines)
For a remarkable and singular experience, there’s nothing that matches up to the Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show––Half Moon Bay’s massive celebration of mechanical ingenuity, power and style known as the “Coolest Show on Earth”.
One of the West Coast’s biggest shows, this remarkable exhibit will feature hundreds of motorcycles representing every era and style complete with rumbling engines, impeccable detail work, and sparkling chrome –– from antique turn-of-the-century models, high-performance sport, racing and off-road bikes to the hottest custom bikes of the modern era. All motorcycles are welcome for display. Club rides are welcome.
In addition to the motorcycles, the world’s coolest cars of every era and style, Model T fire engines, vintage busses, historic military aircraft, tricked out trucks, sleek streamliners, and antique engines and tractors will be among the mesmerizing displays.
To show a motorcycle, the registration fee is $30 ($40 for entries postmarked after April 15) and includes a commemorative pin and admission for two people. Spectator admission is $20 for adults, $10 for ages 11-17 and 65+, and $5 for kids age 10 and under. Tickets are available at the gate only. The show benefits the Coastside Adult Day Health Center.
540 De Haro Street, San Francisco
Sun 20 Basic Maintenance Workshop
Wed 23 Tire Change Workshop
Thur 24 Basic Maintenance Workshop
Sat 26 Women Only Oil Change Workshop
Sun 27 Ducati Major Service Workshop
Wed 30 Tire Change WorkshopMAY
Thur 1 Oil and/or Coolant Change Workshop
Sat 3 AFM Races at Sonoma Raceway
Sun 4 AFM Races at Sonoma Raceway
Sun 4 Ducati Major Service Workshop
Thur 8 Brakes Workshop
Sat 10 Major Service Workshop
Sat 10 Tire Change Workshop
Sun 11 Basic Maintenance Workshop
Wed 14 Tire Change Workshop
Sat 17 Oil and/or Coolant Change Workshop
Sun 18 Chain and/or Sprockets Workshop
Thur 22 Basic Maintenance Workshop
Sat 24 Women Only Oil Change Workshop
Sun 25 Brakes Workshop
Sat 31 Tire Change WorkshopHours of operation
Sat and Sun 10am-7pm
Sign up and get details online: MotoShopSF.com
Prices range from $25 - $350
No previous experience required.
Bay Area Motorcycle Superfest (Alameda Co Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton, 510/488-3121 bayareamotorcyclesuperfest.com).
Featuring Awesome Custom Motorcycles of all makes and styles. American-Custom-Chopper-Bagger-Trike, European and Metric . If you have a Bike come on down. If you always wanted one, maybe you know someone that has one, maybe you used to ride long ago, maybe you have one now and you need to meet some brothers and sisters that feel like you do? Then welcome to what we know will be an annual celebration of Classic Iron, Metric Steel, Lifestyle and a real American Family Fun Festival. Celebrate the freedom of riding a motorcycle and living the Motorcycle Life. There will be plenty of Cool Bikes on hand to look at, a motorcycle 101 clinic, ride and skills area, food, drink, music. Don’t be left out, if you love Bikes like: Harleys, Triumphs, Ducati, BSA, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki or Yamaha like we do, you have to attend this event.
8:00 pm: San Francisco Scooter Girls 10-Year Anniversary Party San Francisco Motorcycle Club, 2194 Folsom Street
After 10 years as an active riding and social club, the San Francisco Scooter Girls (SFSG) are thrilled to celebrate this milestone as a unique group within the Bay Area moto community!
Founded in 2004 by Jennifer (Martinez) Farrell, the SFSG invites “Any Girl, Any Scooter” to join in a wide variety of scooter activities, including education events such as riding clinics and maintenance workshops, “just for fun” activities such as group rides and socials, and community service projects such as the Wind and Fire Johnny V Toy Run and the annual San Francisco Pride Parade. The SFSG enjoys the distinction of not only being one of the few all-women scooter clubs in the U.S., but now—officially—one of the oldest!
The San Francisco Scooter Girls invite all CityBike readers to celebrate and join in a toast to another 10 years of scooter fun! Visit sfscootergirls.com for more information.
San Jose BMW Motorcycles OPEN HOUSE
9:00 am: San Jose BMW and San Jose Motosport Open House Celebration (1990 West San Carlos Street, San Jose)
• Chance for licensed riders to win an exciting new BMW F800 R motorcycle
• DEMO RIDE Tours - We lead group demo rides of all our demo bikes - 10AM - 12PM - 2PM
• VENDOR PLAZA – Schuberth, Klim, Parts Unlimited & More
• Tasty Lunch Options
• FREE Refreshments & Snacks
COOLEST BIKE (Non BMW) Contest - $100 Prize
BEST 2000-on BMW Contest - $100 Prize
BEST Vintage (Pre-2000) BMW Contest $100 Prize
For More Information :408/295-0205 or go toSJBMW.com
10:00 am-3:30 pm: The Quail Motorcycle Gathering Quail Lodge, 8205 Valley Greens Drive, Carmel, 831/624-2888,quaillodge.com
A celebration of vintage and modern motorcycles, great company and new adventures, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering has something for everyone -- including live music and a signature beverage pavilion all set on the immaculate green grasses of Quail Lodge & Golf Club. Oh, and the barbecue lunch served at this event (included with the $75 admission) has always been pretty good. This really is a classy event, well worth the ticket price. CityBike says don’t miss it!
Hanford Vintage Motorcycle Rally, Show and Swap Meet (Kings Fairground, 801 S. 10th Avenue, Hanford, CA)
Classic Cycle Events is pleased to sponsor the 45th Annual Hanford Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet, located at it’s traditional venue at the Kings Fairground, 801 S. 10th Avenue, Hanford, CA 93232. This is one of California’s premier vintage motorcycle events. It takes all of us working together to keep these events happening. Please come out and show your support. Enjoy a stroll back in time as you view some of the world’s oldest and most fascinating machines. More info: classiccycleevents.com/hanford.html (909) 629-7420.
11:00 am: 2nd Annual Gary Jaehne Celebration of Life Ride (Skywood Trading Post, 17287 Skyline Blvd, Woodside, intersection of Hwys. 35 and 84)
Jill Jaehne, Tiffany Ford, and Marci Keays would like to invite you to honor Jill’s best friend and husband Gary Jaehne, whom we lost on May 19, 2012.
After we gather for announcements and such (Jill always has a surprise up her sleeve), everyone can spend the next few hours riding their favorite roads to Pescadero State Beach for a free lunch and Memorial Balloon Release led by Gary’s Crew Chief Tiff.
Last year’s ride was a huge success! We had a beautiful day of riding, saw old friends, and met new ones. We hope to see you all again this year and meet even more new riders!
BMW Club of Northern California 42nd Annual ‘49er Rally, Mariposa Fairgrounds (5007 Fairgrounds Rd, Mariposa)
Join us at the Mariposa Fairgrounds, just south of Mariposa, California, the gateway to Yosemite, in the Sierra Nevada Foothills. Your rally fee includes four nights flat grassy camping & hot showers (early bird camping on or before Wednesday available -- $10 tent / $25 RV per night).
NEW THIS YEAR:
MOA’s Smart Trainer!; Free Transport to-from Downtown Mariposa; Relocated Rally Headquarters. PLUS: Poker Run with Gold for First Prize, GS Ride, “Big Brian” English Trials, Asphalt Skills and Safety Clinic “Cobra”, Seminars, Vendors, Bier Garten, Swap Table, Door Prizes.
Featured Speakers: Ret. CHP officer, Greg Peart, and Rick Klain with his “Collaborative Smartphone” for photos and video seminar. Rally Costs: $45 adult / $15 child under 12 years pre-registered, children under 6 admitted free; $55.00 adult / $20 child under 12 years at the GATE.
All-women Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course (Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds, Citrus Fair Drive, Cloverdale)
Attention Ladies! Redwood Region Motorcycle Training is putting together an all-women Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course. Normally it’s $250 but participants on this date can enjoy a 10 percent discount.
Not a woman? Please pass this along to any women you know who may be interested in riding. It’s sure to be a fun and supportive group learning experience. Danielle can be reached at 707/838-9100 ext. 4 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
8:00 am: Save the Ta-Tas Motorcycle Poker Run (Hooter’s Rohnert Park,)
Registration: 8-10am, First pack leaves at 9:00 am. Final Stop William Tell House, Tomales. Live Music by Roadhouse, 50/50 Prizes. $20 per Bike ($25 after June 15th) + $15 per passenger. Includes dinner, one raff le ticket, and event pin.
All proceeds go towards Breast Cancer Awareness. To pre-register or for additional information, call Dan at 707/292-5909
9th Annual Capitola Bikes on the Bay Vintage Motorcycle Show (Capitola Mall Parking Lot off 41st Avenue, Capitola)
Bring the family and check out hundreds of American, British, European and Japanese motorcycles and scooters. Find the part you’ve been looking for at the Motorcycle Swap Meet or purchase your dream motorcycle in the Bike Corral where used motorcycles and scooters will be for sale. Vendors showcase the latest in bike accessories, clothing, parts and services.
Admission is free! Hosted by the Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce. For more information call the Chamber at 831/475.6522 or go to bikesonthebay.com.
12:30 pm: Oakland Motorcycle Club Three Bridge Run (742 45th Avenue, Oakland)
We welcome all riders and guests: adventure touring, sport bikes, Harleys, and the rest! Sign In: 12:30PM-3:30PM • Cut off: 6:30PM SHARP Entry Fee: $20.00 each for riders and passengers. Includes hamburger and salad at start — Food will be available after run. Live Band • Dancing Encouraged.
For more information: Call the OMC Wednesday nights at 510/534-6222 or call 510/537-5392 or 510/828-6404, or e-mail OMCThreeBridge@yahoo.com
Carson Tahoe Dual Sport/Street Event (Carson Valley Inn, 1627 U.S. 395, Minden, NV 89423 775/782-9711)
Four days of riding, food, music, seminars (with Walt Fulton and Jimmy Lewis), classes, storytelling and more in a beautiful place packed with fantastic off and on-road riding. Get more info at carsontahoemoto.com.
Send your FREE event listings for your organization, club or business (please no sale events) to PO Box 10659 Oakland, CA 94610 or email email@example.com.