For many people motorcyclists, chilly climates and wintery situations of the “low season” means buttoning up our bikes till the tides of spring return with hotter temperatures to soften away the snow and ice. This, nevertheless, doesn’t need to be the case. Not if you happen to reside within the Northeast, anyhow. The Appalachian Moto Jam is comparatively new occasion, finest described as a free-format, “run what ya brung” touring race collection that’s open to any and all riders trying to race their bikes and have a good time.
The App Moto Jam, for brief, is the brainchild of Kenny Buongiorno, who can also be the mastermind behind the Unusual Days bike pageant. At present, the App Moto Jam is in its second yr and options classic and trendy flat observe racing within the late summer season months and a snow hill climb and drag race within the winter. The racing lessons are principally limitless, which implies anybody can enter and race no matter bikes they’ve acquired.
A few of the lessons embrace the Classic Mild and Heavy (comprising of 1984 and earlier 500cc and under and 501cc and up lessons, respectively), Trendy Mild and Heavy with bikes from 1985 and later (500cc and under and 501cc and up), Vintage & Tank Shift lessons for bikes from 1965 and older, a Harley-only class, dust bikes, servi-cars, three-wheelers, four-wheelers, choppers, minis – you identify it. There are much more lessons than talked about, however you get the purpose. When you have just about something with wheels and a motor, you possibly can race it in a no-pressure, just-for-fun occasion. Nonetheless, if you happen to suppose you’ve acquired what it takes to race the pro-class “King of the Hill” occasion, there’s a money payout.
The newest rendition of App Moto Jam was held on January 27th on the slopes at Vacation Ski Mountain in Monticello, New York. There have been two varieties of racing – a Moto Snow Drag Race and a 1,500-ft Baja Snow Hill Climb – along with meals, drinks, a motorcycle present, reside music, a number of distributors, a swap meet, and an after celebration on the Vacation Mountain Ski Resort Lodge. An general blast of a time, if you happen to ask me.
The App Moto Jam is extremely acclaimed by all these in attendance, and there’s already one other occasion deliberate and set to happen on St. Patrick’s Day weekend, March 17th, on the similar location. Tickets are solely 20 bucks (10 for teenagers) and $40 if you wish to race. Try among the movies connected under to get a greater thought of what the App Moto Jam is all about, and possibly if you happen to’re within the space, get on the market together with your bike and provides it hell!
Grassroots-style occasions like this one are what motorcycling is all about, and that’s having enjoyable. Because the App Moto Jam continues to develop in recognition, which we’re positive it’ll, we hope to see an increasing number of riders get out and luxuriate in themselves and their bikes – even when there’s snow on the bottom! For extra data, footage and video clips take a look at their web site appmotojam.com or their Instagram web page instagram.com/appmotojam.