What we're about

What makes Kickstands Up (KU) different from other Motorcycle Meet ups? KU Rider Francois said it best! "Out of all of the groups I just joined, yours is the most active. Congrats! " Don't want no Drama just fun!

We've already rode over 500 events. No Commitments, no Vests/colors, no mandatory meetings or, prospecting. Just RSVP and arrive at the meetup location ready to ride with a "FULL" tank of gas.

New to riding, don't worry! you're welcome too. Consider the short Sunday afternoon rides first.

Charles Caleb Colton said, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery". It is flattering when other motorcycle meetups copy our description, ideals & even events. We all want the same thing to ride when time permits and have fun doing it!

Why $20.00 a year??? It's your support for this group. One of our newer members explained why the best. Your $20.00 covers:

1. WEBSITE: Costs to maintain this site

2. TIME: Planning, test rides and preparation of planned rides

3. Scheduling and hosting rides & other community events

4. COMMUNICATION: Group communications in short, lots of individual efforts and out-of-pocket costs.

We Ask all riders to please:

1. Be respectful of the organizers

2. Be respectful of "All" Riders & their "Guests"

3. No drinking on or during a ride (To view these Quick Tips, Click, "Pages")

4. Ride at your own risk with or without proper riding gear (KU is not responsible for your mishaps)

5. Request that you post your safe arrival home after each event.

** All types of motorcycles (touring, sport and cruisers though welcome should be in good working condition.**

DISCLAIMER: By RSVP'n and attending Kickstands Up events, you acknowledge that Kickstands Up and the Founder is not responsible for any tickets, fines, bike damages, injuries, or deaths that may occur while riding with the group, and you agree to be photographed and/or videoed. Photographs or videos may be taken as a record of the event, for publicity purpose. All riders ride at their own risk and accept all liabilities that may occur from riding their motorcycle.


Upcoming events (5+)

Not to sore to take a short ride

Needs a location

Some riders posted they were sore,from the Monkton ride. So lets make this a short ride. Where should we,go? (2 hours max riding time one way) Virginia, Maryland or West Virginia? Suggestions? Nanjemoy, scottsville, bowie?

Rolling Thunder

Needs a location

Anyone interested in doing Rolling Thunder 2019? This will be the very last one of this historical ride event.

FYI: Buffalo Soldiers "Thunder” Ride 

Jericho City of Praise

https://www.doi.gov/video/buffalo-soldiers-day-0 Saturday: Music and Jazz Fest/Family Picnic ($20.00 per person): Location: Lamont’s Entertainment Complex: 4400, Livingston Road Pomonkey, MD 20640 Gates Open @10:00 Concert & Events 12 noon – 6pm Sunday: Felipe Fields Memorial “Buffalo Thunder” Ride ($10.00 per Bike) Location: City of Praise and Family Ministries: 8501 Jericho City Drive, Landover, MD 20785 Stage @ 7:00am with Kickstands @9:15am (Proceeds to Support African American Civil War Museum) Ride Sponsored by Old Glory Harley Davidson.

Taos, New Mexico

Inzane - Sagebrush Inn & Suites

I'm going to the Honda Valkyrie "InZane" Meet this year in Taos, NM. It's about 1900 miles each way, so definitely an advanced ride! InZane XIX Link: http://www.valkyrieriders.com/Inzane I'm going as a vendor (maybe pulling my small MC trailer) and arrive by Sunday PM so I can sell Monday & Tuesday (or Tues/Wed)... (yes, that's averaging 600 miles/day! ) Only looking to sell for two days then ready to head out and enjoy! The ride home can be casual and by whatever route we decide... maybe a southern route? BTW, the InZane Meet includes many local day rides available, so there's lots to do! General Itinerary: 7/7: Ride to Troy, Illinois area (about 800 miles) 7/8: Ride to Oakley, Kansas area (about 600 miles) 7/9 (10): Ride to Taos, New Mexico (about 400 miles) 7/10-11 (11-12): Valkyrie InZane and Taos, NM Area 7/12-19: Ride Home at an own pace and route (I'm showing the dates to be flexible depending on road conditions, etc.)

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