20th Annual Riding Into History Registration is Now Open

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We are pleased to announce that registration for the Friday evening Grand Marshal Dinner and the Riding into History Concours d’Elegance and has been opened.  Online forms to register for both events, held at St. Augustine’s World Golf Village, May 10-11, can be found at our website,  RidingIntoHistory.org.   All entries must meet the standards listed on the entry page and are subject to review by concours officials before being accepted into the show.  Please keep in mind there are class and event size limits. These steps are necessary to maintain the high quality event and present your motorcycle at its best among …

20th Annual Riding into History Grand Marshal Announced!

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Riding Into History is thrilled to announce that Gloria Struck will be the 20th Annual Riding Into History Grand Marshal for 2019!Gloria is as an enthusiastic motorcycle rider today at the age of 94 as she was when she started riding 75+ years ago. She has recently published her autobiography entitled “Gloria – A lifetime Motorcyclist: 75 Years on Two Wheels and Still Riding”.  She tells us she plans on riding cross country for her 100th birthday and is currently traveling around the US promoting her book.  She is well known as the matriarch of the woman’s motorcycle community and will be a very …

The 19th annual Riding Into History is in the Books

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RIH opened on Friday with the Grand Marshal Tour. Led by American flat track racing legends Bill Werner and Scott Parker, over 50 entrants rode their vintage mounts on a scenic north Florida route to a luncheon in historic St. Augustine. Along the way, they stopped at the K9’s For Warriors campus where they met staff and warriors during a rest stop. The K9’s For Warriors have been the recipients of almost $200K dollars from RIH in recent years. During dinner Friday evening, Brian Slark of the Barber Motorsports Museum interviewed Parker and Werner. Also at dinner Anthony Cala, a …

Special Displays At RIH This Year

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Each year Riding Into History presents a special display reflecting the show’s theme. We are featuring competition motorcycles in 2018, and actually have two related displays. Separate from the other racing equipment, there will be a selection of Harley-Davidson XR750 flat track racers. The XR750 is the iconic, prototypical flat track racer, having been competing successfully for nearly half a century. They are also central to the legacy of our 2018 Grand Marshals. Bill Werner has spent virtually his entire career nurturing the XR750 and tuning it for the some of the greatest riders in history. Scott Parker, riding Werner …

Hello RIH Entrants and Spectators

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This is to remind you that Riding Into History is a one day, rain or shine event. While the weather report seems to be improving, be assured that the show will go on regardless. We have goodie bags with personalized gifts for the first 250 registered motorcycle entrants, and over 160 exceptional awards to present. All will be distributed on Saturday. There are no rain checks. For newer entrants be aware that the entire event, from loading, through registration, display, and awards, is held on fast drying paved surfaces. There is no dirt or grass. In the event it should …

A Proud Wrap Up Tribute to Our Partners

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The Partners of Riding Into History support our event in many different ways.  Some help financially, others with donations of their professional services and volunteering.  Many of our partners help financially, with services and volunteering for Riding Into History.  We would not be so successful and be able to give a generous charitable donation every year without their support.   RIH thanks them all and look forward to seeing everyone Saturday, May 19, 2018, at the World Golf Village.  Please stop by their booths and show them your support. One of our newer partnerships is with Automotive Addicts.  They hold a …

Riding Into History Continues to Honor our Partners

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Riding Into History acknowledges that the donations we give to our charities (K9s For Warriors), would not be possible without our partners.  So we want all of you to know who they are and to consider them for your needs in the future.  Be sure to visit our partners at our event Saturday, May 19, 2018 10am – 4pm at the World Golf Village. VyStar Credit Union has been with us for many years. They are our financial partner of choice. Begun 65 years ago as the Jax Navy Credit Union, VyStar has grown from a single Jacksonville office to …

Some More Partner Highlights

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 Perhaps our longest serving supporter, Sargent Cycle Products is a Jacksonville company that began in the early 1990’s as an offshoot of an automotive upholstery shop. Today Sargent produces and markets seats and other motorcycle products worldwide.  They are our Grand Marshal dinner sponsor.  Sargents will bring a sampling of their World Sport seats for a wide variety of motorcycles. Less known is that Sargent also provides a custom seat service. In fact, many RIH award winners sport seats redone by the company. Stop by the booth and chat with their experts about your seating needs.   For the sixth year, …

Highlighting Our Riding Into History Partners

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Without the assistance of our partners, Riding Into History simply would not exist. Their financial and logistic aid has enabled us to donate over half a million dollars to worthy local charities.  They are truly a testament to supporting the local community. Adamec Harley Davidson has been an RIH supporter almost from the beginning.  Additionally, they have been a HD dealer almost from the beginning as well, having started in NJ in 1931. They remain one of the oldest family owned dealerships in the franchise.  Mark and Chris Adamec are grandsons of founder George Adamec and the present owners of …

Correction – Youth Judging, Grand Marshal Dinner, and Charity Ride

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The 19th Annual Riding Into History is right around the corner on Saturday, May 19, 2018.  This is the time to sign for events before they sell out! Hagerty Insurance sponsors our Youth Judging program.  This is an excellent opportunity to introduce the younger generation to antique, vintage and classic motorcycles.  The program is for ages 8-16.  The youth judging team will learn about an array of different motorcycles and pick a winner.  The judging starts at 11am and is finished by 12:30pm.  They will receive a t-shirt, hat and lanyard.  We always have some interesting motorcycles for them to …