Join North Central Florida's BAAD'est and BEST motorcycle riding group!
What is all the hype about? It's hard to explain without first being a part of other riding groups. You see, Gator Motorcycle Riders is all about the ride. For example, if we plan a trip to Fernandina Beach, we will not take US-301 all the way up and back. Getting there is more than half the fun, so we make an extra effort to find fun motorcycling roads to get to our chosen destination. If you would rather "just get there", do yourself a favor and do not join this group. We like to ride, period.
So, if your passion is riding, then sign up, show up, fuel up, and "Shut Up and Ride!!!"
We put on the LARGEST Bike Night in Gainesville. Come visit us at various venues the 1st Wednesday of every month from 6:00-9:00 p.m. for fun, food, prizes, and giveaways galore. To find out more, visit www.BikeNightGainesville.com.
Gator Riders is based in Gainesville, but our members are from all of North Central Florida. We meet up in Gainesville, Palatka, & Williston for rides throughout Florida (and sometimes even farther). Some of our rides have a destination; some of our rides are the destination. We enjoy scenic paced, relaxed paced, and brisk paced rides consisting of ½ day, full day, and weekend getaways (we especially like weekend getaways). Our membership includes riders from Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Palatka, Daytona, DeBary, Ocala, Williston, High Springs, and Bell.
We are a group of friends who want to ride for the fun of riding, not bar hopping or shoe shopping. We ride safe, stay together, and welcome all motorcyclists and motorcycles.
Gator Riders is NOT a motorcycle "club". There is no "initiation" or member sponsorship requirement. We are an extremely inclusive group that welcomes your participation with this and other riding groups, and some of our rides are with other like-minded riding groups.
To become a member is completely FREE. There are no dues or hidden fees [ever!]. We are sponsor supported.
We ask that you ride safe, respect your fellow riders, have a valid driver's license with a motorcycle endorsement, and enjoy the company of others.
We also ask that you remain active with the group; this means that you should attend a ride/event at least once every few months.
For 2015 we are planning three (3) major trips. The first is the Hooligan Run, where we leave May 14, 2015 take 2 days to get to Waynesboro, VA. We will then take 3 days to ride the entire Blue Ridge Parkway camping at two spots along the way. On the last day of the Blue Ridge Parkway run, we will stop in Maggie Valley at the Wheels of Time Motorcycle Museum, ride the Tail of the Dragon, and the entire Moonshiner 28 all the way to Augusta, GA. On the sixth and last day of the run, we will ride back to Gainesville.
We are planning an Iron Butt SaddleSore 1000 for June 2015 where we will ride 1000 miles in under 24 hours.
We are also planning a 4-day weekend ride to Key West in October/November 2015 and in 2017, a ride through a full eclipse of the sun!
We offer Gainesville's original Introduction to Group Riding Ride, a ride "lesson" that helps riders learn the ropes of riding in a group environment. Early on, we found the need for many riders to have a better understanding of group riding techniques and etiquette, so we founded this idea of having an interactive discussion followed by an actual group ride (about 60 miles), stopping along the way to discuss the experience and ask questions. Our program is so successful that leaders from other riding groups have attended and are now offering similar classes to their members. We are proud to have started this movement in North Central Florida and to see other groups jumping on the safety band wagon. The more experienced everyone is, the safer and more fun you will have riding together. We offer this ride every two months.
We also offer an Introduction to Motorcycle Camping, where we show you what to bring, and what not to bring, how to pack your bike safely, how to ride with your bike loaded full of gear, and how to have memorable, not miserable camping trip with your motorcycle. This is usually offered every spring and fall.
Check us out... Join Up! You'll be glad you did. But don't take my word for it, see what our family of Gator Riders have to say about this group.
Gator Riders in the news:
Check out the August 2013 write up of Gator Riders in GOFAR - Go For A Ride Magazine.
Legal Disclaimer: As a condition of your voluntary participation in group rides, you hereby release and discharge "Gator Motorcycle Riders" and its Organizers from any and all claims, demands, damages, or liabilities arising from injury to your persons or property.
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