LOSERPALOOZA went down last weekend in Vancouver, BC - there were 35 vintage choppers in the Pipe Shop Venue that came to town from all over Canada and the West Coast. There were 20 artists that had their art hung on display, 2 tattooers, a fully functioning bar, a tin-type photographer, a chain-stitch embroiderer, a hammock gazebo and more. The 2 day event is an every-second-year event and is planned to happen again in 2020. Here’s some photos of the show by Willie Leak:
The Vancouver meet-up on International Female Ride Day went off without a hitch. 100 women showed up to the Trev Deeley Harley Davidson on Saturday morning to celebrate and ride for the yearly event.
We hung out, drank coffee, and won some prizes before taking off on a group ride to Deep Cove. Over 100 motorcycles took over the Dollarton Highway and then the cul-de-sec right down on the ocean side in Deep Cove. The turnout was so amazing and the sun was out and warm.
The first time I hosted the Vancouver meet-up of IFRD, 4 ladies showed up and each year since, the attendance has doubled.
It makes me so stoked to ride next to these local ladies every year on this day. HOG is covering the story for their magazine (keep an eye out!) and CBC did a write up on their website. See it HERE.
Here's some film photos taken by Wendy Dyk @wendall
Thanks to this years sponsors and affiliated brands: Trev Deeley Motorcycles, Brixton, Converse, Breaking Hearts & Burning Rubber, Stance Socks, Timebomb Trading, Tiger Distribution, Bikers for Autism, The Dream Roll, Rising Sun Motorcycles and International Motorsports
It was WAY cool to have professional snowboarders Hana Beaman, Sarka Pancochova and Cheryl Maas come out to the Dream Roll last summer. These babes just finished competing in the Slopestyle and Big Air events in the Winter Olympics and are also badass motorcyclists and skateboarders. They made a documentary about their trip with Harley Davidson and Red bull and it just launched! Check it out below.
The first Saturday in May is International Female Ride Day. This will be the 5th year that I host Vancouvers' meet-up - and I think it's going to be the best one yet.
Each year the attendance doubles and it's easily the biggest meet up of women on bikes in the country. This year, we are meeting at the Trev Deeley Harley Davidson at 11am on May 5th. I've got a bunch of stuff from sponsors to give away, thanks to Converse, Stance, Harley Davidson, and Brixton. I'll also raffle off a Dream Roll ticket, so even if you're not able to go on the ride or don't have a bike yet, show up and meet some other ladies who ride, grab a free coffee, win a prize and say hey! Everyone is welcome but ladies only on the ride which will depart at 12:30pm and will head to Deep Cove. We will park our bikes and hangout for a bit and afterwards, everyone is free to do what they'd like!
IFRD celebrates women who ride, inspires women to get up and go and encourages women to meet other women who do what they do. Every type of bike and women is welcome!
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Spent last weekend in Milwaukee for the Mama Tried Show. It was my first time ever to the Midwest and it did not disappoint. I got sent to the show through Revolution Motorcycle Magazine, Canadas largest custom motorcycle mag. I covered the show and my trip for them and just wrapped up the story, so check it out in the next issue. Here's some sneak peek photos from the show:
I also got to go to the Harley Davidson Museum while I was in Milwaukee. If you ever get the chance to go to Milwaukee during the Mama Tried weekend, you won't be let down. There is so much to do there in a 3 day trip, especially if you're a motorcycle fanatic. Here's a shot of the Captain America bike from Easy Rider... No it's not the original, but a perfect replica. They have no clue where the original is (apparently..) I'll put up more shots after the story is released!
Blaine Connolly @easykarl and I collaborated on an article about the Oyster Run for the new issue of American Iron. You can get it at Shoppers Drug Mart, Wal Mart, Save On Foods, USA, like wherever you go really unless you never leave your house. Anyway, go get one and see me chopper cruising through American to the Oyster Run like a true biker Grandpa!
Bike: Scotty Detwiller
Photos: Adri Law
Paradise Road Show is happening next weekend. It's their second year of production and this round is going to be bigger and badder then ever. Alsoooo, I'm hosting the official afterparty so you suck and you're a lozer if you don't come!! See you soon California.
My flights are all booked to head down to Paradise Road Show - January 20/21st at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs. My buds Lana MacNaughton, Adri Law & Chase Stopnik put this show on and it's a super tight-nit, family friendly, good-ol'-times motorcycle and hot rod show. All vehicles are pre 70s and there's a ton of amazing stuff that comes from all over the place. You can submit your car or bike through their website here.