The 2016 Quail Motorcycle Gathering dates are set for May 13 and 14. Things for the annual motorcycle gathering will began Friday, May 13, with The Quail Ride. For those who haven’t partaken in this, it’s a 100-mile group ride through the Monterey Peninsula, which not only makes for some great riding but fine scenery as well.On Saturday, May 14, things will continue as all attendees turn their attention to the Quail Lodge & Golf Club lawn for the main event – the 8th Annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering. Gates open at 10 a.m.
The Quail Motorcycle Gathering sources the rarest specimens available on two wheels, with more than 300 completely unique pieces set to be on display this year. Drawing guests and owners from around the world, we fully expect the old adage to be true – there is going to be something for everyone. Entrants will be competing in a number of categories which are: Pre-1916 Motorcycles, Extraordinary Bicycles, BMW Classics and the 40th anniversary of the Superbike. Any interested parties can visit Signature Events to learn more.The 2016 Quail Motorcycle Gathering will do more than simply pay respect to classic motorcycles; this year’s event will also honor three-time AMA Superbike National Champion Reg Pridmore. If you’re in California and ride sport bikes, you’ve heard of Pridmore.Reg Pridmore put in his time in the California club racing circuit before the AMA began accepting SuperBike as a National Championship event in 1976. Pridmore claimed the first title in the 1976 SuperBike Championship and went on to earn his place in the AMA Hall of Fame by defending that title in ’77 and ’78. Pridmore continues to spread influence in the motorcycle world with his Star Motorcycle School.Read our Star Motorcycle School Review.On the entertainment front, you’ll have live music, lifestyle vendors, a signature beverage pavilion and a dedicated children’s area. The Quail Motorcycle Gathering is a unique experience for any enthusiast – entry includes a gourmet BBQ lunch, parking and a gear valet service riders heading into the event on their bikes.Tickets are on sale now at www.quaillodgetickets.com.
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This week, in the first segment Editor Don Williams talks to us about the new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. It’s the middleweight ADV style machine that uses the same 650 parallel twin motor as the Ninja 650, so it’s an excellent performer in a user-friendly, good looking package.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends—now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon’s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by—and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at email@example.com and we’ll pass it all on to Jon.
So on that note, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!