Spring 2023 Daytona Beach Bike Week is March 3rd to the 12th.
Here are two links to websites that hopefully will tell you everything you need to know about the 82nd Annual Daytona Beach Spring Bike Week. There are even links to find the answers to whatever other questions you may have!
We are also proud to announce that;
Our National President, Vice President and other Officers/Members of the Older Bikers Riding Club (OBRC), plan on coming to Florida during the first of March during Bike Week.
Their goal is to meet with Older Bikers, in multiple areas around the state, that are not currently members of a MC or RC and see if there is enough interest to set up a series of NEW OBRC Chapters.
If you live or are staying within riding range of one of the following cities, and would be willing to meet with them to discuss joining an existing or NEW chapter of OBRC while they are traveling around please contact us through our Forum at: https://olderbikers.org/bb or through our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/OlderBikersRC
The top FOUR areas where they plan on meeting up with other Older Bikers are:
Also, they will be camping “close” to Sanford and while they will be traveling to multiple towns for “short” meetings, during the daylight hours, if you are considering becoming an OFFICER in one of our NEW or Existing Chapters, we would encourage you to make arrangements to meet them at their campsite at night, for a more in depth and personal conversation.
We need a minimum of 6 members per city. That includes any wives that ride behind their husbands.
We have no membership fees or dues and we require that you are over the age of 40.
We also require that you do not ride with us in a group formation if you are under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol.
Due to certain items we received from American Legacies, (Our Parent Organization), we are happy to announce that the FIRST FIVE Older Bikers to JOIN any Chapter of OBRC while in Florida during Spring Bike Week, will get to choose a FREE GIFT from a variety of objects.
So here are the rules.
You MUST meet with at least ONE of our National Officers while they are the following Florida Towns.
You Must accomplish the following steps:
• Fill out an OBRC Membership Application either on line or in person.
• Read and agree to abide by our Bylaws
• Pick a NEW or EXISTING Chapter that you want to belong to and ride with.
• Obtain your BACKPATCH
For a complete list of the FREE GIFTS we will be offering, Check out the list below.
• HD Oil:
• HD: 51196-94 FLHR Grab Strap: (1 Only)
• Bulldog #500245 Caster Assembly Trailer Wheel: (1 Only)
• 1904 Indian Motocycle Sales Booklet: Very Rare Reproduction
• 1905 Indian Motocycle Sales Booklet: Rare Reproduction
• Undated Indian Motocycle & ParcleCar Sales Booklet: Extremely Rare Reproduction
• 1911 Harley Davidson Motorcycle Sales Booklet: Rare Reproduction
• 1916 Indian Motocycle Sales Booklet: Rare Reproduction
In order to view additional images of the FREE GIFTS, Please check out our FORUM POST at: https://olderbikers.org/bb/viewtopic.php?p=1247 and be sure to scroll down the page to see the entire list.
VERY RARE 1905 Indian MOTOCYCLE Brochure made by Hendee Mfg. Motorcycles
This is a MUST HAVE professional reproduction/reprint of a VERY RARE Hendee Mfg. Co. 1905 Indian Motorcycle Sales Brochure. It measures 8-3/4” x 6” and is packed with 16 pages of priceless historical information.
This brochure starts out announcing it is their “FOURTH annual greeting” for the “Indian MOTOCYCLE.” (Note the spelling they use of MOTOCYCLE instead of MotoRcycle.)
They also proudly state their Motocycle was acknowleged as the winner of the great “Endurance Contests of 1902, 1903 and 1904” as well as winning the “highest honors at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair.”
There is also a section about “Scalps of the Trail” describing contest and trophies won, including the statement, “It has won every endurance run held in America.”
“July 4, 5, 1902 was held the first Motocycle Endurance Run in this country, the course Boston to New York, a distance of two hundred and 45 miles.” Three Indian Motocycles were in that race and all three won Gold Medals.
“In a ride from Los Angeles to San Francisco, a distance of 470 miles, the Indian made it in 3 days; one day shorter than the automobile record. The route lay over two mountain ranges with exceedingly steep grades.”
Other interesting and valuable information details their “range of speed from six to forty miles an hour” using a Hedstrom 1-1/2 horse power engine, an imported English Brooks Saddle and that it was available in Royal Blue as a “regular” finish but “Black, bright Vermilion, or handsome dark Green will be furnished on order.”
They also state their gas tank holds “a shade less then one gallon” of gas and “will drive the machine from 75 to 85 miles.
If you enjoy historical information about the early days of motorcycles and motorcycle related events in this country, this brochure will be an extremely valuable asset.