You can’t take a trip to Sturgis without cruising over to see Mount Rushmore. You may have visited this national landmark on family vacation as a kid, but there’s nothing like seeing it from the seat of a motorcycle.
Full of sweeping curves and lined with ponderosa and spruce pine trees, the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway is one of the best riding experiences in the Black Hills . The route offers tons of places to stop and take in the tranquil beauty of its crystal clear streams and waterfalls. Read the rest of this entry »
With the 75th Anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally on the horizon, tourism officials are speculating attendance could range from 750,000 to 1 million— making it the biggest biker bash ever staged. It’s hard to believe it all started with a race of 9 participants competing on a half-mile dirt track.
In 1938, Indian Motorcycle franchise owner Clarence “Pappy” Hoel gathered around 200 motorcycle enthusiasts for a weekend of riding and racing. Read the rest of this entry »
We believe happiness is… a motorcycle, a full tank of gas, the open road, and a rockin’ road trip mix. There’s nothing like letting loose in the wind while jamming to your favorite pedal to the metal tunes. With the help from BikerOrNot.com members, we’ve put together an ultimate motorcycle road trip playlist to get you revved up for your next ride. Whether you’re making the trek to your favorite motorcycle rally (Sturgis, anyone?) or just cruising for your daily dose of wind-therapy, this playlist is sure to get you ready for the highway.
Did we forget your favorite cruising song? Leave your favorite pedal to the metal tune in the comments below and we’ll add it to the list.
Sturgis rally-goers have one more reason to get revved up for the upcoming 75th Anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
Harley-Davidson has entered into a 75-year partnership with the City of Sturgis, naming Harley-Davidson the official motorcycle brand of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
As part of the agreement, Harley-Davidson is building a permanent plaza in Sturgis at the corner of Second and Main Street. The multi-purpose space, which is set to be finished in time for this year’s rally, will feature a stage for concerts and events.
If you’ve ever been to Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, you know it’s an experience of a life time. From the incredible scenic rides to the rockin’ concerts, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is one of the largest and oldest motorcycle gatherings in the world.
This year, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is celebrating their 75th anniversary and kicking it off with the release of their limited edition 75th anniversary collectables. The collection features incredible official Sturgis artwork on men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, and glassware. Trust us, these are not your ordinary “been there, done that” rally souvenirs, these are major pieces of motorcycle history.
Just when we thought that the 2015 Sturgis Rally couldn’t get any more legendary, The City of Sturgis just announced their partnership with Harley-Davidson, naming the brand the Official Motorcycle of the 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. So, if you want in on a piece of major motorcycle history, the BikerOrNot Store has you covered.
We are making two changes to the way display names work on the site. Both are aimed at increasing the usability of the site and reducing overall confusion amongst members.
First, you will no longer be allowed to use special characters. A special character is anything that is not a letter, number, space, or hyphen. We know that some members enjoyed using these special characters to make their names stand out. Unfortunately, they also make it more difficult for members to find each other and reduce the overall usability of the site.
Second, we’re limiting the ability to change your display name to once per thirty days. Unlimited display name changes have been used by some members to take advantage of the site and other members by doing malicious things, like impersonating other members.
Don’t worry! We did not take anything away this time. We are now in the mode of adding features.
I would like to share with you some of the changes and get your feedback.
The most important change that I would like to summarize is to the Relationship Status settings.
To make things simpler all members are categorized as either Single or In A Relationship. Then, as an option, you can further classify your Relationship Status as Married, Complicated, Divorced or Widow(er). Similarly, if you are Single you can classify yourself as Complicated, Divorced or Widow(er). Again, this additional classification is completely optional.
Another change to your classification, and one that many have requested, is the ability to set a ‘Backseat Status.’ If you own a bike you can declare yourself as someone having an empty back seat and actively looking for someone to ride on the back of your bike. This will allow those looking to fill a back seat the ability to search for members who have an empty back seat. Similarly, you will be able to search for members that are looking for a back seat.
You are a guy and own a bike and have an empty back seat that you want to offer to a lady. You can narrow your search to women looking for an empty back seat. Or, if you are a lady looking for a back seat you can search for guys that have an empty back seat on offer.
Eventually this system will be integrated with events and will benefit those that want to attend and event but do not have a ride!
All of these settings are optional but will help define what you are trying to get out of using BON.
So, it’s crucial that you update your Profile Settings NOW.
On Monday January 23 there will be an upgrade to BikerOrNot.
Some of the improvements include:
1. More privacy settings for Fan Pages
The creators of Fan Pages will now have the ability to ban any member from their page.
Links in Status Updates (both on the Home Page and Fan Pages) will be hyperlinked. You must format the hyperlink as http://www.website.com or www.website.com.
We encourage Fan Page members to attach photos to their comments and to post Youtube videos with the Attach a Link feature.
2. Top Photos
Yes! Top Photos is back. Simply click on Photos and then Top Photos to see the most commented photos on all of BON.
The Blogs feature on BON is used by less than 2% of all users. Members are now using their Status Update on the Home Page to share content with their friends. So, a decision has been made to phase out the Blogs.
On Monday, January 23 the Blogs will no longer be available. If you have content in the blogs that you would like to save then I encourage you to capture that content before the Monday deadline.
If you would like to comment on any of these changes or report any bugs please visit:
A scheduled update to the Garage Section of BON is scheduled for December 13 at 12pm.
None of your bike information will be lost but you will need to enter the Garage section and re-classify your bikes. This should only take a few minutes but will make an enormous difference in how all the bikes on BON are classified.
The old bike database was extremely fragmented and has been replaced with an industry standard make and model database that will prevent duplicate classifications.
To update your bike you will need to click on the the link that says: “Click here to update”