Riding Into History wishes you a Happy Independence Day

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While enjoying your Independence Day picnic, take a moment to remember the warriors that paid the price for your freedom. Riding Into History supports K9s For Warriors and has provided over $160K the past five years. A donation to K9s For Warriors in lieu of fireworks will help save a warrior, dog, and you will feel much more patriotic.

Riding Into History Makes $35K Matched Donation

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On Thursday, June 22, 2017, Riding Into History attended the June K9s For Warriors graduating class to present a $35,000 donation check. We had already given the real check on June 7, 2017 to qualify for a matching donation. The matching donation made our donation come to a whopping $70K! We always try to have our yearly donations matched. Thus far we have donated $160K to K9s For Warriors and almost $500K total to charities in 18 years. In the June graduating class there were 11 warriors and dogs. It was the largest class K9s For Warriors has graduated. They …

Ride Your Vintage Bike to Work Day

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Riding Into History reminds you that Monday, June 19 is the annual Ride to Work Day. Established by Andy Goldfine of Aerostich 26 years ago, RTW is a day to celebrate your passion for two wheels. Let’s up the ante a little, ride your VINTAGE bike to work Monday. Post your photo of your ride on our FaceBook page or email it to info@ridingintohistory.org and we’ll post it for you.

Sargent Cycle Products Gift Certificates

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We have a few remaining gift certificates donated by Sargent Cycle Products. These are $300 certificates we are selling for just $150. They are exchangeable towards both seats and services. Sargent is rightly well known for the World Sport seats they make for most popular late model motorcycles. But did you know they also provide a custom service? This is a great resource for our restorations or preservations of old bikes. Down here in Florida at least, over the years our heat gets to the foam. It literally turns to dust, loses its shape, and makes the seat sag. Not …

Cheers to the 18th Successful Riding Into History

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For the second consecutive year, disastrous weather was predicted for Riding Into History. And once again sunshine and a warm breeze greeted the hundreds of participants and thousands of spectators at the nation’s finest motorcycle concours d’elegance. Arrayed around the lake at the beautiful grounds of the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, FL, for the eighteenth year were motorcycles of all nations, sizes, and types. This year the event featured Japanese motorcycles and honored Japan’s manufacturing ethos of Kai Zen, continuous improvement. But let us start from the beginning. Before the Saturday show there are the Friday events. We …

Riding Into History To Honor Duhamels With Special Exhibit

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Grand Marshal Miguel Duhamel and his father honored guest Yvon, will be honored with a special exhibit featuring the motorcycles most often associated with racing success. Thanks to Brian Slark and the Barber Motorsports Museum we will have a Smokin’ Joes Honda CBR600. Miguel raced many, many types and brands of motorcycles, but his success in AMA Supersports is literally unmatched, winning 40 races and 5 championships, virtually all on Hondas. The most iconic was, of course, the Smokin’ Joe Camel sponsored version. The era of cigarette sponsorship was ending, and even as it was being raced the Smokin’ Joe …

On Display at Riding Into History

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Each year we try to provide a few displays of motorcycles that fit a theme or tell a story. This year we have more than ever before, a half dozen displays totaling over thirty motorcycles. Kicking off, we will have a dozen survivor motorcycles, principally from Anthony Napoli. These will include motorcycles many will recall as their first bike, lots of small Japanese 50-90cc rides. Let the reminiscing begin. Jim, Sharon and Logan Dillard are back from Virginia for the third year with yet another assortment of rare and desirable Italian race bikes. We guarantee there are models here you’ve …

Riding Into History Tickets 2 for $15

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Buy your tickets now for Riding Into History, Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the World Golf Village, St. Augustine FL. Chairman, Jennifer Samioglou will be selling tickets at the Adamec Harley Davidson Bike night, at the Jacksonville Landing tonight.  Look for her at the Adamec Booth.  Holly Bond of the Jacksonville Beach Chrome Divas will be selling tickets tonight at Seachasers in Jacksonville Beach.  Tickets will also be on sale at the RIH Booth at Automotive Addicts Cars and Coffee, the Avenues Mall on Saturday, May 13.  Online ticket sales will close Monday morning, May 15.  After Monday tickets will …

Riding Into History Silent Auction to Feature Two Motorcycles

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Our annual silent auction will be highlighted this year by a pair of motorcycles, a pair of wildly different motorcycles. First we have the “Baby Warrior”, so named by builder and donor Toby Jones. Toby of OtC Custom Motorcycles is a well-known builder of café racers. He undertook construction of this Honda SL70 based mini-flat tracker as a donation to RIH, raising funds for the K9s For Warriors, our charity of choice. Custom built from the frame up, the baby Warrior is finished in blue/orange as an homage to the great Porsche and Ford Le Mans cars of the same …

Why Enter Riding Into History?

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We know there are many, many shows around featuring vintage and classic motorcycles. A lot of them donate to worthy charities. They give nice awards. Some mix cars with bikes, some are motorcycle only. Why Riding Into History? Well, we may be biased, but we believe we offer a unique experience. In fact, given the number of repeat guests we enjoy, we’re pretty certain we offer something special. So, for those who may not have attended RIH and/or are considering entry, let’s go over some reasons why we feel this way. First and foremost, you pay nothing to enter our …