The Saddlemen crew continues to make its rounds heading into late May and June. Between dealer open houses, special bike shows and a grand opening, our guys on the road will be bouncing around mainly through the South and Midwest over the next several weeks.
These open houses and other events provide a great opportunity to meet with the dealers that carry our products, and also gives us a chance to talk directly to our customers as they browse through huge parking lot sales and celebrate everything from grand openings to anniversaries. There’s no better way to learn about our products than by holding them in your hands and talking to our guys about everything from materials and construction to personal experiences on road trips.
Here’s where you can find Saddlemen in May and June:
|May 17||Sacramento MX Showcase||Sacramento, CA|
|May 18||Southside H-D Open House||Indianapolis, IN|
|May 18-19||Mountain Motorsports Open House||Conyers, GA|
|May 25||Thunderbird Motorcycles Open House||Wheat Ridge, CO|
|May 25||Fox Shawmut Hills Open House||Grand Rapids, MI|
|May 24-26||Smoky Mountain H-D Open House||Maryville, TN|
|May 25||Old Glory H-D Open House||Laurel, MD|
|May 30||Don and Roy’s Motorsports Bike Night||Brookfield, WI|
|May 31-June 2||Big Barn H-D Rally/Open House||Des Moines, IA|
|May 30-June 1||Avalanche H-D Open House||Denver, CO|
|June 8||Appleton H-D Open House||Appleton, WI|
|June 8||Motorcycle Center Inc Grand Opening||Villa Park, IL|
|June 14-15||H-D of Bowling Green Birthday Bash||Bowling Green, KY|
|June 15||Doc’s H-D Open House||Kirkwood, MO|
|June 15||Village Motorsports Open House||Grand Rapids, MI|
|June 22||St. Joseph H-D Bike Show||St. Joseph, MO|
|June 22||S&S Powersports Open House||Clarksville, IN|
|June 27-30||Grand Rapids H-D Open House||Hudsonville, MI|
|June 29-30||J&P Cycles Open House||Anamosa, IA|
Saddlemen supported racers broke in the new 99 Speedway at the Stockton Half-Mile in style, sweeping the GNC podium in Round 3 of the AMA Pro Flat Track series.
AMA Pro GNC Expert Twins
The Stockton Half-Mile was not only the inaugural for the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds venue, but also featured the first GNC Expert Twins action of the season. Sammy Halbert rode his Saddlemen-equipped Harley to an early lead before settling into several laps of trading the lead with fellow Saddlemen rider Brad Baker. Halbert pulled into the lead for good with just a few laps remaining, and Baker followed him across the line less than a second later. Henry Wiles added his own podium bid after winning the battle for third place, and Rob Pearson rounded out the top 5.
Brandon Robinson finished 6th but after three rounds of racing retains the top spot on the combined leader board ahead of Baker in second and Wiles in third. Kenny Coolbeth Jr. finished 7th and Mikey Martin 10th to give Saddlemen seven of the top 10 positions in the Stockton Half-Mile results.
Saddlemen Stockton GNC Twins Results
1. S. Halbert; 2. B. Baker; 3. Henry Wiles; 5. Rob Pearson; 6. B. Robinson; 7. K. Coolbeth; 10. M. Martin; 11. S. Bonsey; 13. J. Lewis; 14. K. Kolkman; 15. Briar Bauman; 16. J. Mees; 17. S. Baer
AMA Pro J&P Cycles Pro Singles
Saddlemen also hit the podium in the Pro Singles class as Shayna Texter finished second in Stockton. After taking a late lead Texter settled into second and held off charging competitors as the checkered flag flew. Texter’s strong performance pushed her into 10th place in the early season standings.
Rookie Bronson Bauman made his AMA Flat Track debut in Round 3, eventually finishing in 7th place. Younger brother of 2012 Saddlemen Rookie of the Year Briar Bauman, Bronson turned some heads with an impressive start to a promising career.
Saddlemen Stockton Pro Singles Results
2. S. Texter; 7. Bronson Bauman; 9. R. Wells; 10. S. Vanderkuur; 11. D. Collindres; 18. A. Scaggs
It's A Story About The Journey, Not The Destination
Why We Ride is a story about who we are. Individuals with a desire to dream, discover, and explore. Seeking a life outside our daily confinements and sharing those moments together. It’s a story about the journey, not the destination.
Motorcycles represent the milestones of our lives. From a kid’s dream come true, to a retiree’s return to freedom. From a family riding together on the sand dunes, to hundreds of choppers carving through the canyons — the bond is the same. It’s about the passion of the riders and the soul of their machines.
Your senses will heighten as the world rushes in, your heart will beat to the pulse of the engine, your mind will race and set you free. Once you let a motorcycle into your life, it will change you forever.
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