Showing posts with label events. Show all posts
Showing posts with label events. Show all posts

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Get Your Passport Ready

This winter's spurts of unusually warm weekends have forced me to clear a path through the garage and pry the bike out of hibernation. While letting the engine warm up I pondered destinations. Then I remembered....

The Oklahoma Passport Tour!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Keep It Local

Black Friday got you down? Yeah, that's one trend we'd just as soon see disappear.

But there is an holiday shopping alternative to the traffic and craziness at the mall. Keep it local this holiday season and enjoy these down-home events and pop-up shopping. You'll find locally made crafts- maybe even have a chance to shop inside a geodesic dome!

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Indian Nations Rally Returns

There's going to be a bunch of motorcyclists converging on Greenleaf State Park this June. The event is called the Indian Nations Rally and it will be held June 7-9, 2013 at the Group Camp overlooking Greenleaf Lake.

If you have seen our third show (Episode 3: OK-10) you might remember the park, and more specifically the Group Camp area and its WPA era lodge.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Motorcycle Safety Classes

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Department of Transportation are offering free motorcycle safe riding courses. These classes will be offered throughout the year at locations across the state- and are free! But space is limited to only 30 riders for each class.

Please note this course is not intended for learning to ride a motorcycle- in fact you must already have an "M" endorsement to participate!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

2013 Tulsa Press Club Newsie Awards

Vote for TWO!

Are these men Journalists?
Two Wheel Oklahoma has been nominated for a 2013 Newsie Award for Best Local TV Show. Wow!

Newsies are an annual awards gala sponsored by the Tulsa Press Club. Members nominate local media outlets and personalities for outstanding print, radio and television journalism. Wow again!

We were flattered- especially considering we couldn't even spell journalism before receiving this award. Brad and I want to encourage all of our fans (and all of their cousins, friends and parole officers) to vote for Two Wheel Oklahoma!

Vote: 2013 Tulsa Newsie Awards

Tulsa Newsie Awards
Seriously, we're honored to be recognized by the Tulsa Press Club and listed alongside such illustrious local media. Whether we win or not, it's nice to be noticed. Now go vote!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Come Ride Along: Tulsa Toy Run

December 9th was a chilly morning. 

But not too cold for thousands of motorcyclists to descend on Tulsa's Expo Square for the 33rd annual Tulsa Toy Run sponsored by ABATE. We've been participating since 1999 and were proud to ride along again this year.

Mayor Dewey Bartlett led the procession along Cherry Street to the Blue Dome District. From there the gifts were handed over to eager marines representing Toys for Tots.

Here's a video showing a few highlights along the way. We hope you enjoy it- and wish all of you a happy holiday season and a wonderful 2013.

Friday, November 2, 2012

New Oklahoma Off-Road Race Series

We have always felt that the best way to learn how to ride a motorcycle is out in the dirt. It teaches you a lot about the bike moving around underneath you, how to fall (and get back up) and how not to fall. With that said our roving reporter, Jason Hubbert, participated in an Oklahoma racing series after gaining a little confidence with his KTM dirt bike. Here's what he learned from the..

Great Series with an Odd Name
Jason loves playing in the dirt

The ATV Motion series is quickly becoming Oklahoma’s premier dirt bike racing series. As a dirt newbie, I’ve talked with several fellow Oklahoma dirt bikers about racing, asking where to get started. The answer was, consistently, ATV Motion. Since then I have attended ATV Motion races as both a spectator and a rider. Even though I don't ride an ATV, making this race my first event was wonderful advice.

Kevin O’Laughlin is the owner and series promoter of ATV Motion. I talked with Kevin and found out that the ATV Motion series will be getting a new name in 2013: “The Oklahoma Hare Scramble Championship Series.” Scroll down for a link to their website. There you can find information about classes, race fees, rules and event schedules.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Vintage Bikes & Barbecue

Sunday marked another great vintage bike show and barbecue at Brookside Motorcycle Company in Tulsa. The variety of bikes on display was once again a potpourri of V-twins, dirt bikes, scooters- even a rare Mattel bicycle!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Finish of the Cannonball

Well the finish of the Cannonball did not go like Team Seaba would have liked.

Head west young man
After changing the motor out on Friday night with a loaner motor and missing day 15, we thought everything was good. Starting out this morning, our loaner motor was trying to seize up a few miles after the start, so I rode the backup V-Strom. It was a nice route heading south on Highway 1. Once we rolled into San Francisco the local motorcycle club supplied lunch at the base of the Golden Gate bridge. Then it was an escorted ride over the bridge and down to Dudley Perkins Harley-Davidson to a huge crowd waiting for us.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Team Seaba past the Rockies

Gerald on a good day
Day 10
After a early night to sleep in Yellowstone with no TV, Internet or wireless, we woke up this morning to 29 degrees. Ever try to kick start a 29 HD with 70 weight oil at 29 degrees? Well you should.
We left the lodge a 7:30 that morning and burrrrr it was cold with lots of fog and could not see anything. I was riding with Brad Wilmarth, last year's Cannonball winner, when a large buffalo ran across right in front of us Brad just about got him. About that time, I looked down at my sweatshirt and noticed that it was completely white with frost, along with my glasses. I couldn't hardly see a thing, but the buffalo sure woke us both up. We made it to see old faithful, which was pretty cool if you have not seen it.
It finally started to warm up and we had lunch at the old faithful lodge. Great old building, built all out of logs from the park. After lunch, we were off to Jackson, WY by way of Grand Teton Park.
We made to to Jackson a little early, coming in about 4 pm and had another trouble free day.
Tomorrow will be a long day, with 300 miles going from Jackson, WY to Mountain Home, ID.

Day 11
Team Seaba just finished day 11 of the Cannonball. We left Jackson, WY at 7.30 am and 32 degrees. Very cool going over Teton Pass. Slow going up, but what fun coming down. After the mountain pass it was a pretty boring ride into Mountain Home, ID where our stage ended today. The Harley ran good and seems to like the cold morning air a lot more thn the hot afternoon air we have had in the previous week, so overall a good day and the bike is running great. Tomorrow is a 251 mile day from Mountain Home, ID to Burns, OR. 

Day 12
No report, so we are going to assume that Gerald is done with his valve troubles for the duration and actually got some rest.

Day 13
Team Seaba just finished day 13 at the cannonball. Today's route was from Burns,OR to Klamath Falls, OR. It was 220 miles with a pretty direct route with not much to see. The bike ran great, but it did try to overheat, so we had to make an extra stop for it to cool off before proceeding. Tomorrow it's off to California!

Some of Team Seaba's sponsors:
Seaba Station
Motul Oil
Avon Tyres
Midland Electronics
T-Fab Metal Fabrication

Cannonball Run Official website

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Team Seaba Reaches Yellowstone

The latest from Gerald Timms of Team Seaba crossing the U.S. on the 3,956 mile Cannonball Run on their 1929 Harley Davidson J model.

Day 6
Well, not a lot of great news from the day 6 at the cannonball. The Team Seaba bike (and rider) had to be picked up by the chase truck. After riding in the cold rain most of the day, it happened. I lost the rear cylinder, not sure the problem yet. When we get back with the bike, we will pull the motor out tear it apart to see if we can get it going for tomorrow.

Day off 
Team Seaba just finished day 6 at the cannonball. Got the bike put back together and had a good day with no bike troubles and great weather. We left Murdo, SD and after a short ride down the highway we rode

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Cannonball Run - On the Road

Our first update from Team Seaba, on the road in the Motorcycle Cannonball run.
Team Seaba is working their way west for 3,956 miles over the next few weeks on their 1929 Harley Davidson J model with Gerald Timms at the helm and a small support crew chasing behind.

Day 1
The Seaba station special has completed day one of the Cannonball. We did 210 miles and the bike is running like a top (thanks phil). It was a great day with good weather and a nice ride.
The day started out with a misstep with no chase truck driver, but we soon found a stranger from England by the name of Ian, he has not show up yet (hope he's not trying out a McDonalds while here in the USA) we know what happened to the original truck driver.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Oklahoman Headed for Cannonball Run

Beginning September 7 a select group of motorcycle riders will begin a daunting journey across America. They will be riding in the spirit of Erwin George “Cannonball” Baker, a man who made more than 120 coast-to-coast runs in his career. One of those riders will be Oklahoman, Gerald Tims.

Gerald posing with his still clean 1929 Harley
He will be riding in the 2012 Endurance Run on the Team Seaba bike: a 1929 J model Harley Davidson. Oh yeah, did I mention this race is only open to motorcycles built before 1930?

Throughout the event Gerald promises to keep us updated so we can share his exploits with all of you.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Win a Night at Buffalo Creek

Here's your chance to visit one of Oklahoma's favorite destinations- and enjoy a free night at the Buffalo Creek Guest Ranch. Located 10 miles west of Talihina, Oklahoma, just off State Highway 1, the ranch is a bed & breakfast, dude ranch and lodge all rolled into one.

It's also the perfect spot to launch your next adventure on the Talimena Drive!

Here's how to win:
  1. Click this link to Buffalo Creek Campground photo on Facebook.
  2. Click the "Share" link to share the photo on your timeline.
  3. Start packing.
That's all there is to it!

The lucky winner will be chosen Monday, August 21, 2012 using a highly scientific random algorithm that I can't even pronounce- let alone understand.

Good luck!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Commute by Motorcycle on June 18

Work to Ride
Ride to Work

Motorcycle and scooter riders' 21st annual commuting day is this coming Monday, June 18th.

Participation in the yearly demonstration is estimated to triple the number of riders on the road. Motorcycle and scooter groups and organizations actively encourage riders to commute by cycle on this day. On Ride to Work Day, motorcycle and scooter commuters seek improved employer recognition and support for this form of transportation and increased public and government awareness of the positive value of riding.

Friday, May 18, 2012

CMRA Racing

CMRA Racing is in Oklahoma in May! This motorcycle road racing organization has been around for years and has spawned some of the best, top level riders this country has seen. The long list includes such names as Colin Edwards, Ben Spies, Keving Schwants, Sam McDonald, Doug Polen and the list goes on forever as a "Who's Who" of roadracing. In fact, the CMRA has produced more motorcycle roadracing champions (National and International) than any other road racing club in the world.

This is where you go to polish your skills before going to the big leagues, such as Moto GP and Superbike. The CMRA (Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association) was born from the CRRC (Central Road Racing Club) and it is one of the most active clubs in the nation with over 800 members. The racing is always close and most of the classes are sure to contain a national or world champion.

Linz Leard/NineSevenImages

Whether you want to give roadracing a try at an amateur level or just go watch some of the best in the country battle it out on the track, give the CMRA a try.

A few links to help you get started:

CMRA Schedule

How to get involved 

Friday, April 27, 2012

One Busy Weekend

Wow... is there too much going on or what?!?

First off we wanted to let everybody know Brookside Motorcycle Company will have their Spring vintage bike show this Sunday, April 29th. Head over between 11 am to 3 pm and enjoy free barbecue! Come out and say hey and look for me and Brad- we might even have some cool swag for you!

Also, our good friends at the Rock Cafe in Stroud are inviting everyone to ride up and play TV star this Sunday. They're filming a scene for an upcoming television series about Route 66 and the Rock Cafe. So if you're not enjoying vintage bikes and barbecue at Brookside, run up to Stroud and play Hollywood!

And those are not the only awesome motorcycle happening this weekend. For a list of events in and around Oklahoma be sure to check out our free motorcycle events calendar.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

New Triumph Explorer

Another brand new bike from Europe is the Triumph Tiger 1200 Explorer. Sporting ABS, traction control, shaft drive, ride-by-wire and 135 horsepower the new adventure bike is set to take on the U.S. market in 2012.

Here's our interview with Triumph NA rep, Pete Carleo.

New Ducati is the Pride of Bologna

Panigale Dispenses with Convention

Breaking with long-standing Ducati tradition the new 1199 Panigale has a monocoque frame and... a name! Unveiled at the EICMA International Motorcycle Show in Milano last month, the first example in America will be touring the 2011-2012 International Motorcycle Show circuit.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Welcome from Mike Caudill and Scott Russell

Here's a couple of short video clips from our first day at the International Motorcycle Show (IMS) in Dallas.