BIKE NIGHT 101

“ONE OF THE BEST PARTS OF OWN­ING A MOTORCYCLE IS MEET­ING AND CRE­AT­ING A NET­WORK OF OTHER LIKE-MINDED GUYS AND GALS.”

Hot Bike - - Editor’s Note - JOHN ZAMORA EDI­TOR JOHN.ZAMORA@BONNIERCORP.COM FACE­BOOK.COM/HOTBIKEJOHN @JOHNZPICS #SOCALRPM

One of the best parts of own­ing a motorcycle is meet­ing and cre­at­ing a net­work of other like-minded guys and gals. One of the best places to meet up with folks of sim­i­lar in­ter­ests is the bike night. A bike night is where rid­ers show off their bikes ei­ther at a res­tau­rant, bar, or other des­ig­nated lo­ca­tion usu­ally once a week or month. Bike nights don’t have to be that elab­o­rate, but some bike nights can in­clude stunt rid­ers, bike shows, bikini con­tests, give­aways, and so much more. The most com­mon ones are at the lo­cal wa­ter­ing hole with any­where from five to 100 bikes show­ing up reg­u­larly.

I at­tended sev­eral weeks at a lo­cal Long Beach, Cal­i­for­nia, res­tau­rant or­ga­nized by Jim Con­ley for about six months be­fore they un­ex­pect­edly closed their door. It was right down the street from my house and had a great at­mos­phere and group of peo­ple. Some­times it was big; some­times it was smaller. Ei­ther way it was a great chance to meet sev­eral read­ers face to face as well as find a few bikes to fea­ture in this mag­a­zine!

I’d thought I’d take this op­por­tu­nity to share some of the pho­tos of the good folks I met along the way.

The one and only Troy Hoff. @al­liyah.b Jim Con­ley (left) with the win­ner of the money raf­fle, Hot Bike Art Di­rec­tor Robert Martin.

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