Birth of Bikers Part Six: Biker Rags and Beyond

(If you’ve missed any of our Birth of Bikers series, click here to catch up.)  Motorcycle Clubs and bikers have changed dramatically in the 90-plus years since they first appeared on the scene. The public perception of bikers has run the gamut, from post-WWII vets with bomber jackets, raising a little hell, to crazed long-haired […]

BIKER LEGEND: Genevieve Schmitt

Leading the Charge for Women Who Ride Genevieve Schmitt has had an incredible influence on the motorcycle industry and on women who ride. She is the founder of the online magazine Women Riders Now and has been a passionate motojournalist since 1999. Genevieve pioneered the online experience for women who ride motorcycles with her vision […]

Road Tunes For Every Ride

Every biker loves music, and nowadays, lots of scooter jockeys have a stereo on their bike. As we move into autumn, there’s never been a better time to throw your leg over your bike, crank up the road tunes and enjoy a Fall ride. But where do you start? May we suggest the original biker/rocker, […]


With over two decades of successful brand development under his belt, Jay Allen, creator of the legendary Broken Spoke Saloon, has been a pioneer in the art of interactive motorcycle entertainment. His focus is to provide well-organized and creatively structured programs to ensure the overall success of an event and to generate consumer excitement. And he […]

Birth of Bikers Part Five: From Easy Rider to EASYRIDERS

“This used to be a helluva great country. I wonder what happened to it?”—Jack Nicholson, Easy Rider (If you’ve missed any of our Birth of Bikers series, click here to catch up.)  The early ’70’s have become known as the flower power years of sex, drugs, rock n’ roll, custom choppers, hot rods, disillusioned youth […]

Rick Fairless Riding

BIKER LEGEND: Rick Fairless

The following Biker Legend article was featured in Born To Ride magazine. Rick Fairless was born in Dallas, Texas and lives in the suburb of Irving. He’s a custom bike builder who loves the psychedelic 1960’s and it shows in his world-class roadside attraction and biker hangout, Strokers Dallas, Strokers Ice House Bar, and Punch […]

Birth of Bikers Part Four: How Easy Rider Changed the Biker World

“You know Billy, we blew it.” —Peter Fonda, Easy Rider (If you’ve missed any of our Birth of Bikers series, click here to catch up.)  The turbulent ’60s was a time of war and chaos. Timothy Leary was teaching us to “tune in, turn on, and drop out.” We lived through Vietnam, Kent State, Watergate, hippies, […]

Biker Legend: Jody Perewitz

The following Biker Legend article was featured in Born To Ride magazine. We’d like to introduce you to a true Biker Legend named Jody Perewitz, the fastest woman on two wheels and daughter to world-renowned custom bike builder and the “father of flames” Dave Perewitz. Jody grew up around motorcycles and bikers, hanging out at […]

Birth of Bikers Part Three: There Are No Gangs

“Three can keep a secret if two are dead.” —famous biker expression The evolution of American bikers from tie-wearing Dapper Dans on stock dressers to WWII vets in bomber jackets and black jeans on chopped bobbers didn’t happen overnight. (Click here to catch up, if you missed the Birth of Bikers: Part 2. ) The same is […]

Birth of Bikers Part Two: The Original Wild Ones

“What are you rebelling against?” “Whaddaya got?” —Marlon Brando as Johnny, The Wild One Last time we looked back at the origins of the biker lifestyle to discover that veterans returning from World War II formed motorcycle clubs to enjoy some of the freedom they fought so diligently to defend. (Click here to catch up, […]

Birth of Bikers Part One: How Motorcycle Culture Got Its Start

Ever wonder how the whole biker lifestyle got its start? Well, it began with servicemen returning from World War II who bonded together over the love of motorcycles. You see, by 1934 out of nearly 300 American Motorcycle Companies that were created from around 1900, only two remained in business, Harley-Davidson and Indian. At the […]

Motorcycle Movie Mayhem:
The Best (Or Worst) Biker Films

Of the scores of “chrome pony operas” made between 1954 and the present, the following dozen stand out as noteworthy in the eyes of bikers everywhere. Though most are B-movies to be sure, each offers a bit of that illusive spark in capturing the spirit of the road and the freedom of riding. Depending on […]

Find Brotherhood and Sisterhood at the High Seas Rally

The lure of the motorcycle brotherhood and sisterhood is a strong one. The biker lifestyle offers a sense of belonging that lasts a lifetime. For over 100 years, motorcyclists have forged a family that is stronger than steel. This multi-generational legacy embraces a culture like no other. Individuals come together the world over to share […]

Cycle Distancing: The Best Way to Stay Healthy & Taste Freedom As We Await the High Seas Rally

In these bizarre times of social distancing and quarantine, due to the virus which will not be named here, I’d like to remind you that the best way to relieve stress, enjoy life to the max, and NOT catch the coronavirus (DAMN, I said it!), is to go for a ride on your motorcycle.  I […]

Arizona Bike Week: Make Some Noise in the Valley of the Sun

As the month of April brings warmer temperatures and you are no doubt itchin’ to throw a leg over your bike and get out there on the road, we here at the High Seas Rally would like to suggest Arizona Bike Week as the perfect two-wheeled getaway. AZ Bike Week is known as the biggest […]

Easy Rider, Peter Fonda and the Biker Movie Genre

Fifty years ago, the 1960’s was drawing to a psychedelic close. It was a time of war and chaos mixed with free love and flower power. Those of us who remember the ’60’s lived through Vietnam, Kent State, Watergate, hippies, yippies, and Woodstock. Bad biker movies were a big hit at drive-in’s in those long-haired […]

HSR Motorcycle Rally Tips

One of the things all bikers look forward to each year is heading out to motorcycle rallies. From Daytona to Sturgis and all points in between, bike runs are the most fun you can have with your clothes on. Here are some tips to makes sure you have the best time possible at this year’s […]

Ready to Run to the Sun – Daytona Bike Week 2020

Bikers NEED Daytona Bike Week. Especially this year after winter winds have howled for many months, we need to throw our legs over our motorcycle of choice and hit the road for the first great biker rally after winter. This March 6th through the 15th, Daytona Beach, Florida will host the 79h running of the […]

In the Headlights: Motorcycle Market Trends

“It is a great time to reflect on what has been generally a successful year for the Powersports industry,” according to Jeremy Jensen, president of the Motorsports Group at Wells Fargo CDF, who reports some consistency from previous years, unexpected strengths, and a few areas of opportunity for next year: UTVs — Retail of side-by-sides saw […]

Motorcycle Riders Urged to Support Anti-Profiling Measure

The National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) and the Confederations of Clubs are calling on all motorcyclists nationwide, from patch holders to independents, to contact their Congressional Representatives to ask for their support of House Resolution 255. The bipartisan anti-profiling measure is under consideration in the U.S. House of Representatives and is identical to Senate Resolution […]

Keanu Reeves’ Arch Motorcycles

Handbuilt Bikes designed by Keanu and Gard Hollinger Movie star Keanu Reeves has a well-known passion for motorcycles. In fact, the John Wick and Matrix star is often seen cruising around Southern California on his classic Vincent Black Shadow. Over a decade ago, Keanu teamed up with master bike builder Gard Hollinger to create the […]

Revved Up for the Holidays

Allentown Motorcycle Club and Biker Santa brings toys Bikers all over the country have a warm spot for children and love to do good for a good cause. Such was the case when a motorcycle club in Allentown, PA revved up for Christmas. Hundreds of bikers rolled out the holiday cheer down Hamilton Street in […]

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