With the beautiful weather we are having in the San Francisco Bay Area, motorcycle riding season has begun. If you’re looking for a partner to ride with or an entire group of people to hit the road with, there are two great motorcycle clubs that you should check out.
The first is the Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA) Delta chapter. The majority of the group owns either a standard Honda Gold wing or a Gold wing trike. They have chapter meetings the 2nd Saturday of each month at Hometown Buffet in Concord. During the riding season they go on at least one ride per month with some overnight rides during the year. They are always looking for new Gold Wing riders so feel free to contact them if you own a Wing or trike.
Another great group is the Star Touring and Riding Association (Contra Costa Chapter). The members of this active group have all different kinds of motorcycles (Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Victory, etc). While the group is sponsored by Yamaha, and many members own Yamaha’s, it is not required that you own a Yamaha. The group meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Fudruckers in Concord. They have several rides throughout the riding season in addition to a standing ride the 2nd Saturday of each month. The chapter is sponsoring a cool mileage contest this year that just started. Some people refer to it as an “Iron Butt” contest. Basically each member of the chapter tracks their mileage throught the year on STAR rides and there are several prizes based on high mileage, low mileage, etc at the end of the year. It sounds like a totally fun contest and those interested are encouraged to contact the chapter.
The International Motorcycle Show is back again in the bay area next weekend Nov 18th-20th. Once again it will be held at the San Mateo fairgrounds. All the major manufacturers such as Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, etc will be there to show off their new 2012 models.
Test drives are usually offered depending on the weather. If you’re thinking of getting a new bike or just want to see what is out there, this is a great way to do it. Make sure to check out the newest edition to Honda’s sport bikes, the 2012 CBR250r. You won’t be disappointed.
The 2011 International Motorcycle Show will be making it’s bay area appearance in just over a month. The event will once again be held at the San Mateo Convention Center November 18-20.
This is a great place to check out the new Japanese models or take a second look at an existing bike you’re interested in. discount admission tickets will be available at Contra Costa Powersports.
Have fun !!
Contra Costa Powersports celebrated their one year anniversary last night with a jam packed Open House. Suzuki riders Ryan Dungey, Ryan Morais and Martin Davalos were at the store signing autographs, taking pictures and talking about the RMZ line of Motocross bikes. In the supercross standings Lites Class, Ryan Morais on the Suzuki RMZ250 is currently in 4th place, only 11 points out of first. In the supercross class, Ryan Dungey is in 3rd place on his Suzuki RMZ450, trailing leader Ryan Villopoto by just 14 points.
Just inside the front door, Ann was selling Limited Edition Ryan Dungey t-shirts that we were able to get from Fox Racing. These high quality 100% cotton t-shirts made great souvenirs for the Suzuki racers to sign. A small quantity of these shirts are still available at the Parts Department at Contra Costa Powersports for $10 each while they last.
With just over 500 people attending some time during the evening, the store was filled with excitement for both the riders and the upcoming supercross race in Oakland. Giving away a brand new Suzuki MX bike helped attract the crowd.
It was fun to see a lot of our current customers and to meet a lot of new customers who had never been to the store before. There were also loads of future supercross champions in attendance. From the 8 week old dressed in the Suzuki Rockstar Jumpsuit, to the 12 year old guys talking about the doubles they’re clearing on their Suzuki RMZ250, the kids were definitely represented.
All who attended were entered into a drawing to win a brand new RM85. In addition, the Contra Costa Powersports parts department gave away over $1,000 in accessories and apparel to those in attendance. A big thank you goes out to Fox Racing, Tucker Rocky, Parts Unlimited and Western Powersports for their generous contributions towards the door prizes.
Congratulations to Danelle Schweiger of Clayton, CA who was the winner of the Suzuki RM85. Danelle and her family were one of the first fans to arrive for the evening and are glad they stuck around. The winner had to be present and the first person selected for the Grand Prize (name withheld) didn’t stay around for the RM85 drawing. Ryan Dungey (pictured with the lucky winner) pulled the lucky entry form just before leaving for the evening.
Contra Costa Powersport’s open house is coming up on Friday January 28th and the details are falling into place for what’s sure to be a great evening. The festivities will run from 6-8 PM and are sure to get you pumped for the Oakland Supercross the following evening.
Team Suzuki riders Ryan Dungey, Brett Metcalfe, Ryan Morais, and Martin Davalos are scheduled to appear from 6-7 PM to sign autographs, take pictures and hang out with everyone. Contra Costa Powersports was able to order 200 limited edition Ryan Dungey Fox racing t-shirts that will be available at the store for Ryan and the other racers to sign. Regular price for the shirts is $24.95 plus tax. While supplies last that evening, the shirts will be on sale for $15 (tax included).
Contra Costa Powersports is excited to be giving away a brand new RM85 motocross bike during the open house. That’s right, someone is going home with a brand new ride that evening. There is no purchase necessary but you must be present to win. Entry forms will be available at the dealership the night of the Open House.
Other events that evening include:
– Free giveaways
– All motocross gear and apparel on sale
– How to service clinics
– and much more
Save the date, Friday January 28th, 2011 from 6-8 PM.
We are excited to announce that Team Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey will be doing an autograph session to help celebrate Contra Costa Powersports one year anniversary. Ryan Dungey, the reigning AMA supercross and AMA motocross champion on the Suzuki RM-Z450, will be on hand along with teammates Brett Metcalfe, Ryan Morais and Martin Davalos to sign autographs, take pictures, etc. There will also be raffles, open house specials and much more. Save the date: Friday January 28, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Check back later for more details.