Ride and Victory & Indian San Jose Grand Opening Party!

  • June 28, 2014 · 9:30 AM
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Let's get our ride on and finish at Martin's Grand Opening Party! 

Few things beat the smell of the redwoods on a summer's day.  One that just might is that new bike smell! 

And one milestone that's sure to be massively exciting is opening your own dealership with a bunch of new Victory and Indian Motorcycles!  Let's join our Friends member, Martin, to celebrate his momentous day!   -Val

We're so excited and can't wait to show you our new Spirit Motorcycles San Jose store!  For the Grand Opening Party we have two live bands, give-a-ways, free shaved ices (remember those?), bottled water, door prizes, vendors, factory demo rides and a free fun photo booth for pictures with Friends!

Maggie Baugh, a talented young singer/songwriter, is flying in from Florida to perform for us. Outside Lonesome Locomotive, an American roots band of Rock, Funk, Folk, Jam, Blues & Bluegrass will be rockin' the party! 

We'll have an array of vintage Indian motorcycles to vote on for a ‘best in show’ trophy. Want to add yours to the line-up? Shoot me an email, Martin.  Food and beverages will be on sale too.

Sit in the shade, listen to the music, eat, watch the scene and enjoy a good time!

The store is at 460 Meridian Ave, San Jose. 95126

We can't wait to meet you all!          Martin and Shaye

ROUTE <click. The route is 85 miles with no gas stop.  Arrive at meetup with tanks FULL.  This route is not overly challenging but does have some uphill/downhill and a bit of tight twisties.  As always review the route to determine it's within your skill.  

We'll be eating lunch at the party about 1:30pm or so.

Meetup at 9:30am.  You must be present, ready to ride (that means done in the bathroom ;) and with tanks full for the mandatory Safety Talk at 9:50am. 


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  • Martin F C.

    and Valerie!

    July 1, 2014

  • Martin F C.

    Hi Keith, Ron, Vivian, Sandy, Arun, and all 33 friends that joined, MANY THANKS for your support and your good wishes. Please consider Spirit Motorcycles San Jose your home!

    Looking fwd to the next ride. See you in Hollister this weekend. We will be collaborating with both the Indian and Victory factory set up and demo rides. See you there. Martin

    July 1, 2014

  • Keith N.

    A fun day ended after a nice ride over the hills and to the coast before heading to Martin's shop in San Jose. Food trucks, music, friends, and a beautiful new shop is in town. Good luck Martin and I will see you soon.

    July 1, 2014

  • Ron G.

    It turned out to be a great day! The route was scenic with very little freeway. As usual, it was nice to see long standing friends and meet new ones. I was very impressed with Martin's dealership, top end all the way - Congratulations!!

    1 · June 30, 2014

  • Lou

    Great ride..friendly people! Very safe n organized. .Valerie is very sweet!

    June 29, 2014

  • Martin F C.

    Roger, Many thanks. If you have the chance, come by today. Grand Opening continues today until 5pm. Thanks

    June 29, 2014

  • Roger

    Couldn't make the ride because of the Brazil game. Glad to come down meet some old friends and make new ones. Awesome day. Martin and Shaye, congrats on the new dealership and wishing ya'll much success in the upcoming days, weeks, and years!

    June 28, 2014

  • Vivian

    Great day for a ride and even better with friends! Thanks, Val, and support crew for taking us on a nice leisure ride, capped off with a room full of beautiful bikes! :-)

    1 · June 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful Dealership and an afternoon spent in the sunshine with friends.

    June 28, 2014

  • Valerie

    SO much fun today! You guys are a blast to share the road, the day, and the Grand Opening Party with! Thank you all for coming :)))

    June 28, 2014

  • Rick

    Hi Valerie, for some reason I am unable to pull up the route. Could you send me an email with the location and route thanks. Rick

    June 25, 2014

    • Rick

      Valerie, When first group took off I tried to catch them. I waited for your group but you never came by. I tried and tried to locate map/destination point but to no avail. Took a nice ride home. I had fun a day nonetheless.

      June 28, 2014

    • Valerie

      That is such a bummer, Richard. I saw you take off after the Sweep - they didn't know you were behind them. And wouldn't ya know this time the groups went different ways. I'm glad you enjoyed the ride. It was a beautiful day and pretty route.

      June 28, 2014

  • Clint Y.

    Great group, great ride.

    1 · June 28, 2014

  • Frank

    Apologies for not cancelling on time. Plans changed late. Couldn't make the ride but will be at Martin's later. Sorry I missed you guys!

    June 28, 2014

  • Steve

    No ride this A.M. but will see you all at the dealership...
    Blame my nemesis Don Julio and the girls at Saddlerack last night.

    June 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be able to make it in the morning for the ride but i'll be at the dealership at 2 o'clock hope to see everybody there

    June 27, 2014

  • Valerie

    A hearty shout out to: Mike Briggs, Pat, and Ronnie Fields riding with us for the first time. Welcome - we look forward to meeting you!

    June 27, 2014

  • Valerie

    Hi Folks,
    Just a note there isn't gas at this Starbucks center. The route is 85 miles and there is no gas stop. So, be sure to fill up before you come to Starbucks.

    The temp is currently forecast at 65' when we meet and 76' when we arrive at Martin's Spirit Grand Opening Party about 1:30pm. I believe there's hot dogs and what not for us to buy for lunch so eat or hearty breakfast or bring snacks.

    Who's going to test ride a Victory or Indian?!

    June 27, 2014

  • Roger

    I can't make the ride. See ya'll at the Dealership.

    June 27, 2014

  • Martin F C.

    Factory Demo Truck is here! ready for the weekend

    June 27, 2014

  • Dan

    Family happenings in the afternoon means I will not be able to make the ride. May meet for coffee then visit Martin's shop when he opens.

    June 10, 2014

    • Martin F C.

      Dan, it is a shame u cannot do the ride. But looking fwd to see you at the store. M

      June 11, 2014

    • Dan

      Will still meet the group at the meetup but will go to Spirit motorcycles for a couple hours but will have to leave by 1.

      June 26, 2014

  • ekta

    This looks very interesting. I wonder whether you would recommend this route for a first timer! I am planning to rent a Motorcycle for this weekend and trying to figure out where to start riding (just got my license two weeks back).

    June 24, 2014

    • ekta

      Hi Valerie, thx for the response but you are right, I dont see it - not even in any of my spam folders. Could you please send it again to [masked]? thx a bunch. Also, any recommendations on MC rental places.. I don't find many that carry Ninja!

      June 25, 2014

    • Sean A

      bayareamotorcyclerental.­com has Ninja 250's. They have a review on Yelp too that looks promising!

      June 25, 2014

  • Jim L.

    I have to teach a class this weekend.

    June 25, 2014

  • Christine V. (.

    Looking for open seat pleeezzz!

    June 11, 2014

    • Maralee

      Hi Scott if your passenger seat is available I would like to ride with you:-). I do have gear

      June 24, 2014

    • Scott S.

      Hi Maralee, Sure, I can also add a back rest if that makes you more at ease. let me know because I only add it for the rider in back

      June 24, 2014

  • Sean A

    Back seat is abailavle...abalivle...argh...OPEN! :)

    June 24, 2014

  • Valerie

    Lawrence, no need to have group riding experience - we tell you everything you need to know at the Safety Talk :) Mike Briggs, glad you can join us! It's Lawrence's and Pat's first time riding with us too.

    1 · June 24, 2014

  • Jill r.

    We will see everyone there. We want to get an early start to go to Road Rider and have time later to go to Santana Row

    June 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have gear need ride please.

    June 22, 2014

  • S R G.

    Won't be able to make the ride. Do plan on stopping by the party in the midafternoon, post-lunch unfortunately, but hopefully will run into some of you still there. :)

    June 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I plan on stopping by when you all return from your ride - and have some lunch!

    2 · June 16, 2014

    • Valerie

      Excellent, Tasha, it'll be great to see you again!

      June 16, 2014

    • BetsyGo

      Tasha I might join you after my family breakfast that morning...pm me...

      June 17, 2014

  • Maralee

    Im looking for a Great Pilot:-) Is that you? I do have gear

    June 11, 2014

  • Steve

    This should be fun !

    June 11, 2014

  • Valerie

    Hey, Ronnie, thanks for coming along. We look forward to meeting you if we don't meet you sooner!

    April 25, 2014

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