LeoVince: 2011 Grape Crusher Charity Ride


Motorcycle Charity Event

LeoVince USA has announced the return of the sixth annual Grape Crusher Charity Ride featuring AMA Pro Racer Melisa Paris and a brand new event the Grape Crusher Track Day!

Help Melisa raise money for breast cancer by joining us on an incredible ride through Northern California back roads or enjoy an awesome track day at Infineon. What better way to kick off your Infineon West Coast Moto Jam Weekend then with a great ride through the incredible scenery of Nor California.

Tickets are $25 for the 6th annual Grape Crusher Charity Ride and can be purchased in advance or on the morning of at LeoVince. The ride will commence on Thursday May 12, 2011 at the LeoVince USA headquarters located at 1445 South 50th street, Suite B, in Richmond, CA. Rider registration will start at 8 a.m. and the ride will start promptly at 9:30 a.m.

We will take a spin through some great back roads ending up at Infineon Raceway between 12:30-1 p.m. for a lap of Infineon then refreshments and our raffle prize drawing!

Grape Crusher Track Day at Infineon

The Grape Crusher Trackday will also be on Thursday May 12th, 2011, but riders will need to be at Infineon Raceway with safety gear and prepped bikes by 7:00 A.M. The Leovince Grape Crusher Track day tickets are $150 and this event is limited to the first 50 entrants and you must book your spot in advance.

The trackday will be hosted for LeoVince by Zoom Zoom Trackdays and will be an exciting day of spirited riding!

For more information or to sign up now go to LeoVinceUSA.com, or email questions to grapecrusher2011@leovinceusa.com or call 510-232-4040 and secure your spot on either of these great rides.

Grape Crusher Breast Cancer Ride featuring AMA SportBike’s Melisa Paris.

Join Racer Melissa Paris at this year’s Grape Crusher charity ride as we work to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. LeoVince USA will be donating the proceeds raised on the Grape Crusher ride to help Melisa Paris reach her goal of raising $10,000.00 this year for breast cancer. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. at LeoVince USA located at 1445 B. South 50th Street, Richmond CA 94804. Riders will be split into three groups according to riders comfort level:

Group “A” will be a fast paced spirited ride with the most experienced riders and will be made up primarily of sport bikes and sport touring bikes.

Group “B” will be a moderately paced group and is ideal for sport bikes, adventure bikes, dual sports and sport touring bikes.

Group “C” will be a casual paced ride to look out and smell the roses and enjoy all that Nor Cal back roads have to offer, great for cruisers, adventure & touring bikes.

Rider meeting will be at 9 a.m. and groups will begin staging and rolling out at 9:15 A.M. and will end between 12:30 and 1 p.m. at Infineon Raceway with “One Lap of Infineon”. After we will serve refreshments and snacks and have our raffle drawing of awesome prizes!

Grape Crusher Track Day Info

Riders who register for the Grape Crusher Track Day will need to be at Infineon Raceway located at Hwy 37 & 121, Sonoma California 95476 by 7 a.m. on Thursday May 12. This is BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike) and bikes will need to have all glass and breakable lenses taped up (this can be done at track) and motorcycle must be in good running condition. Novice riders may wear an Aerostitch or similar one or two piece textile suit. Riders wanting to ride in the advanced groups (A, B) must have two piece zip-together leathers or one-piece leathers.

Riders meeting will commence at approximately 8 a.m. and the track goes hot at 8:30 a.m. There will be one or two “Instructor Lead” morning sessions (instructor determined). Sessions will run between 20-30 minutes each. After the morning introduction session or sessions (instructor determined) riders will then be separated into “A, B & C” groups by the instructors. This will be done according to skill levels for rider’s safety and to ensure a good safe environment for riders of all skill levels. After group separation each day will be conducted as a normal track day. There will be a one hour lunch break between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and in the afternoon there will be more riding session throughout the afternoon until 3 p.m. when the track will go cold.