The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s Ride for Kids program is proud to welcome Bell Helmets as the official helmet sponsor for the 2013 Ride for Kids season.The partnership brings together two leaders in the motorcycle industry to fight childhood brain tumors.Brian Horton (Brand Manager, Bell Powersports) says: “Bell is proud to be the official helmet sponsor of Ride for Kids, which supports the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s mission to eliminate the challenges of childhood brain tumors. We encourage all motorcyclists to ride with us to cure the kids.”Robin Boettcher (PBTF President & CEO) says: “As Bell says, they don’t just make helmets, they make possibilities. That philosophy matches our own. Ride for Kids is about riding for a reason: to find a cure for one of the deadliest forms of childhood cancer. Our partnership with Bell Helmets moves us closer to accomplishing that goal.”Bell Helmets joins American Honda, GEICO Motorcycle and Cycle World magazine as a major Ride for Kids partner. As part of its support, the company will provide Revolver Evo and Mag 9-Sena touring helmets for drawings held at each of the 2013 Ride for Kids events, and has donated helmets for brain tumor patients and their families to wear during the rides.For additional information, visit rideforkids.org.
Our first segment introduces you to the new Arch 1s. This latest, slightly more sporting American V-twin, adds to the original KRGT1 coming from the boutique manufacturer based in Hawthorne, Southern California. Senior Editor Nic de Sena rode through Malibu with Gard Hollinger, who co-founded Arch Motorcycle with his friend, Keanu Reeves. The 1s is a unique ride for sure, and Nic explains what makes the bike really stand out.
For the entertaining story behind Arch Motorcycle from Gard Hollinger himself, you must listen to his podcast episode on Motos & Friends HERE
The guest segment of Motos and Friends is brought to you by the faster and most technologically advanced, 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa—visit your local dealer or suzukicycles.com to learn more.
In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with multiple Emmy award-winning writer, Producer, Director, and actor, Thom Beers. the former Chairman & CEO of Fremantle Media North America, responsible for American Idol and America’s Got Talent.
Thom’s fertile imagination led to most of the really big reality TV shows such as ‘Deadliest Catch’ (now in its 17th season!), and many others. Of course for us in the motorcycle world, you’ll be interested to hear the genesis and story of how he started the first real fabrication reality show ‘Monster Garage’, that showcased Jesse James, and then how that led to ‘Biker Build Off’ and the ‘Zombie Choppers’ movie.
You’d imagine that most of Thom’s time is spent sitting behind a desk and on his phone. Not so. His intense stories of capturing much of the content for these shows make for some hair-raising listening.