Motorcycle Classics

Motorcycle Classics Sweepstakes: Enter Now!

Reader Contribution by Richard Backus

Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Roaring into the summer show and riding season, Motorcycle Classics has rolled out three killer sweepstakes, including a full set of River Road riding gear and a free tour on vintage Italian motorcycles with RetroTours, a hotel room and free entry to the 8th Annual Barber Vintage Festival, and the show-stopper of them all, a chance to win our BMW classic bike project in the Motorcycle Classics/Dairyland Cycle Race to Rebuild.

The first in our triumvirate of sweepstakes is the RetroTours Redneck Giro Sweepstakes, which includes a full set of leather riding gear – jacket, pants, gloves and boots – from River Road Motorcycle Gear. Riding vintage Italian motorcycles from Benelli, Ducati, Laverda, Moto Guzzi and Moto Morini, RetroTour’s exclusive three-day Redneck Giro explores West Virginia’s amazing mountain roads and back country. You’ll ride, eat, and ride some more in this utterly unique tour – and be comfortable doing it wearing new leather riding gear from River Road. You’ll be responsible for getting yourself to tour headquarters, but once you’re there, we’ll take care of the rest, including bikes, gas and lodging. It all happens September 7-9, 2012, so sign up now!

Next up is our Barber Vintage Festival Sweepstakes, a weekend for two at the 8th Annual Barber Vintage Festival. If you’ve never witnessed the spectacle that is the Barber Vintage Festival, you don’t know what you’re missing. The world’s greatest motorcycle museum, great vintage motorcycle racing, an incredible old-bike swap meet, classic bikes shows from Motorcycle Classics and others, not to mention vintage aerial acrobatics and the annual Race of the Century for bikes 100 years old or older – Classic motorcycle meets just don’t get any better than this. And this year, you’ve got a shot at taking it all in – for free.

The winners – it’s a prize for two – will get a pair of passes to the 8th Annual Barber Vintage Festival Oct. 12-14, 2012, plus passes to the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, two nights lodging and front row tickets to the classic bike auction. Getting there is your responsibility, but if you’re our winner, once you’re there you’ll be pretty much taken care of for the entire weekend. Pretty sweet deal – and it could be yours!

Finally, there’s the big dog in our trio of sweepstakes, the Motorcycle Classics/Dairyland Cycle Race to Rebuild. Motorcycle Classics has teamed up with Dairyland Cycle to build a Custom BMW Café, and when we’re done, you could be riding it home if you’re name is chosen in the Motorcycle Classics/Dairyland Cycle Race to Rebuild Sweepstakes. Signing up is easy: Just go to Dairyland Cycle’s Facebook page, like them, then click on Race to Rebuild to enter the Motorcycle Classics/Dairyland Cycle Race to Rebuild Sweepstakes.

This is much more than just a sweepstakes, because you get to have a voice as we undertake this months-long project. The first order of business was choosing our project bike, and we asked you to help by voting for one of four candidates; BMW’s long-legged R90/6, Harley-Davidson’s old-school Iron Head Sportster 1000, Honda’s iconic and revolutionary B750 Four, and the last of the “real” Triumphs, the classic T140 750 Bonneville. You chose the BMW, and we’re looking for our candidate bike right now. And as we move forward you can join in on the conversation and follow our progress online. Weigh in with your opinion on what we’re doing, and tell us what you’d like to see on our finished bike. How? Easy, just join the conversation anytime at Dairyland Cycle’s Facebook page, where we’ll regularly post our progress and let you know what’s up as our BMW Café takes shape. We’ll also post updates here, and of course we’ll feature highlights of the build in every issue of Motorcycle Classics. The best part comes when it’s done, because some lucky reader will ride our project bike home when we give it away!

Our sweepstakes will run through the year, so sign up now to cement your chance to ride our custom BMW home in the Motorcycle Classics/Dairyland Cycle Race to Rebuild!

  • Published on May 16, 2012
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