All this rain will wash the roads clear of the winter slop. The red bud trees are blooming and dogwoods are right behind. Love it! We are making several weekend plans for the riding season including the May Fun Run for Sunday, May 7th. How do you decide on where to go? Past enjoyable rides, talking to other motorcycle enthusiasts about their favorite ride, magazines like Thunder Roads?
I hope that our website calendar is being utilized to the fullest. Leah does a great job updating it so be sure to send us all of your events. You can also make it sync with your Google calendar if you want. It is great for local events, but what about when you are traveling out of state? Leah found a great new app we are going to try out this year. It is called Where2Ride. I went ahead and copied their opening paragraph. I don’t think they will mind if I share it:
“Where2Ride is a free mobile app & website that provides riders with an interactive map of literally thousands of motorcycle events; destination rides, rallies, races, bike shows and exhibitions, family fun runs, poker runs, rider education and much more. Where2Ride users can search for events, add events, chat, upload photos, get email notifications, send event notices to their friends and even add events automatically to their Google or Outlook calendar. Where2Ride is a product of Where2 Interactive. Contact them at info@Where2Ride.com for more information.” www.Where2Ride.com
I just got this app this week so I don’t know a whole lot about it yet, but it looks like a really good way to find both events AND great rides. I like the fact that it has “how to” videos for people like me that aren’t always so patient on trying to find their way around a new website/app. You can even post your own favorite route. Leah has Chariots of Fire Customs LLC events posted already. I personally like to try new adventures so I am always looking for new roads to travel. It is nice to have somewhat of a plan so we don’t end up on a long gravel road. This app allows you to type in the state you are in and up pops up all the local rides and events. Pretty cool!
I am going to challenge all of you to share pictures of yourself wearing our t-shirts or hats on all your rides this riding season. Who knows, I might even come up with a prize for the best picture! I think I need to make this a thing. . . .
Keep the shiny side up! Reine