The 10th annual motorcycle run as part of the Endeavor Lodge #17 car and truck show will be held on Saturday June 1st. The police escorted motorcycle run will leave the car show site at the intersection of route1 and route 5 north of Milton, Delaware at 11:00 am and return at 12 noon. The entrance fee for each bike is 10.00 and 5.00 for each additional rider. Proceeds will be sent to the Shriners Children Hospital in Philadelphia. Registration for the bike run begins at 9:00 am. Please call Rick at 302 381 6817 for additional information.

The new issue is out and posted on the website. 

We are almost half way through 2019 already!
Please take a look at the magazine and let us know what if anything you’d like to see in it or cut from it.
We might not do that but hey, give it a shot.

The May/June issue has exciting new information about how the motorcycle industry is poised for a comeback  and which companies are making it happen…and how you can capitalize on this for your business or event.

Plus some inside information from Zero Motorcycles, an amazing dessert recipe and all our outstanding and award winning regulars.  This issue has you covered from Laconia to Colorado. We even have a special guest story contribution from somewhere overseas! You’ll have to dive in to find out who it is and what it’s about!

It’s free on the web site and at your friendly local neighborhood dealer or shop or event.



Arlen Ness, the man who was perhaps the single biggest overall influence in our sport and passion of motorcycling has passed away. The family has released this statement to the business’s Facebook Page.

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce Arlen Ness the visionary, loving husband, father, grandfather and leader of our family passed away last night March 22, 2019. Arlen passed away comfortably in his home surrounded by loved ones after the most creative and inspirational life anyone could imagine.
The most important things in Arlen’s life were his wife of 59 years Beverly, his children, grandchildren, friends and motorcycles. Arlen once said that “Motorcycling has been a great ride…my whole life since I’ve been motorcycling has been wonderful. I’ve met so many nice people. Friends all over the world…. We can go almost anyplace and stay with friends. It’s been great.” With few words Arlen conveyed his priorities every day, family and friends.
Everyone who knew Arlen respects him for his achievements and for who he was as a person, both of which are superlatives. The respect is how Arlen came to deserve the commonly spoken nickname “The King of Custom Motorcycles”. Arlen rarely reflected on his own success. He never planned for it, this is because what he achieved had never been done before; it had never been dreamt of.
Arlen has touched the lives of our family, the Arlen Ness team and thousands of others around the world with his genuine character. We will announce a memorial service and celebration of life after some private time, and appreciate your understanding. We thank you for your respects and condolences.
Although the Ness family cannot put their loss into words, they can look up and smile knowing Arlen has done something that few men do in a lifetime of trying. He has inspired.”

Editor’s Note: You may wish to search “Arlen Ness” for many links to learn more about this legendary man, his life, his family and his accomplishments. Every motorcyclist has been influenced by this man’s achievements in some way whether they realize it or not. Though my own motorcycle customizing attempts are feeble by comparison I can honestly say that from the home built chopper forks and sissy bars on the bicycles of my youth to the handbuilt and homemade chopper I ride today and every motorcycle between, Mr Ness and his peers did inspire me. They are the icons, who we want to be, how cool we want to look as we swap out our handlebars and turn signals or plunk down fat wads of cash for custom paint. Yes, the word inspired applies.     
Surely, the King Of Custom Motorcycles is working out the plans of another inspired heavenly chopper for The King Of Kings as I write this.   


I just want to make sure that everyone knows Motorcycle Times magazine will advertise your charity events on our Website and Social Media for FREE. Advertise your event with us to get bigger crowds.
You can see our events calendar here:

No catches. It’s FREE.

  • Just send us an email with the name of the event, the charity it is for, the date, time, location, fee’s, donations, etc and a flyer or artwork.
  • Send it to
  • Make sure the email includes the phrase “Please post this event in your website events calendar.
  • We will post it in the calendar and Social Media, plus set it to expire (or manually remove it) when it’s over.

For 31 years Motorcycle Times has been THE GRASSROOTS motorcycle magazine serving Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC, and the DelMarVa resort areas.
We have always carried the most events and news in our magazine. Now we have rebuilt our website and we are using it to help make sure motorcycling survives as we know it, and that it grows to bring in more riders of all kinds. We are committed to getting the word out and bringing more riders in.

Yes it is. We will gain website and magazine exposure traffic. Your event ad is free to you in exchange for the traffic it could bring us. Hopefully shops and dealers will decide to advertise with us so we can reach more locations in our chosen areas. That’s it. Either way we all win, we all get to choose from more events and parties!

Thank You,




We’ve redesigned our events calendar. It’s easier to use.

It is more attractive on your desktop, tablet or cell phone.

You can find events and plan a ride easier than ever.

Take a look, don’t miss an event this season!

There are more events being listed every day! Send us yours!

Submit an event to






The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s Ride for Kids ( is the longest-running, most successful motorcycle charity event in the country. For more than 35 years it has fueled lifesaving research and family support programs for children and teens with brain tumors, the deadliest childhood cancer.

The first Ride for Kids took place in Atlanta in 1984, when a dedicated group of motorcyclists organized a ride to fund local research. With the addition of American Honda as presenting sponsor in 1991, Ride for Kids expanded nationally and the PBTF was established.

As the world leader in the fight against pediatric brain tumors, the PBTF’s mission is to care for families along their journey, cure all childhood brain tumors, and help survivors and families thrive. Since 1991, we have funded more than $30 million in scientific discovery to increase survivorship, improve quality of life, and ultimately eliminate pediatric brain tumors. We also provide emotional, informational, and logistical support to families, including the Starfolio Resource Notebook for the newly diagnosed, emergency financial assistance Butterfly Fund, and award-winning Imaginary Friend Society. Regional offices across the country provide critical on-the-ground support to families.

This year, family-friendly rides from coast to coast will bring motorcyclists together to honor childhood brain tumor patients and survivors, as well as remember those no longer with us. Pediatric brain tumor families are the “Stars” of Ride for Kids, accompanying motorcyclists on their ride and taking center stage during each event’s Star celebration.

Ride for Kids is supported by motorcycle industry leaders such as presenting sponsor American Honda, CycleWorld magazine, and the American Motorcyclist Association. Motorcycle dealers, industry partners and businesses in each ride’s community also provide support.

Learn more at or contact us at 800-253-6530 and to get involved.


For the last several years Motorcycle Times has supported this charity in many ways, including donating ad space, internet advertising and personal involvements through our riding group fundraisers. For that we can only pass the Thank You’s on to our readers. You make this possible. This year promises to be the biggest event of the last couple years.

With new leadership, a fresh outlook and some new ideas I’m predicting we can all have fun throwing Poker Runs, Scenic Rides, Bake Sales, Dog Washes, whatever it is that you do in your area to help out.

Then we will all come together to celebrate our accomplishments and have a great time at the Main Event in September! I’ve been working directly with the local principals and it’s going to be a lot of fun!

Stay tuned for updates as they happen!


Here are the links you need:

This is a long page with a lot of info, but the register link is right there.





Stay tuned for more as it develops!



Whether you will choose to go to the Timonium show or the D.C. show this is just the break you need! Of course I have to go to BOTH SHOWS! Hey, it’s part of my duties, darn it.
Timonium discount tickets are available at shops and dealers near you. Get out and pick one up NOW!

For me, the most exciting thing is going to be the Timonium Swap Meet! JamOn Productions, in their infinite wisdom knew it had to be brought back, and they did it! I’ve been going to this show since the early days, when it was in the old livestock buildings (if I remember right) and it was really just a swap meet with some bikes for sale and a few in a “show”…and I fell in love with the whole thing way back then.
You see, I’m a grassroots kind of motorcyclist. I really dig getting to see what’s been lurking under work benches, in boxes on shelves and attics and otherwise carefully horded away until the day comes when the cosmic universe decrees There Shalt Be A New Owner Of This!
Sometimes I’m even lucky enough to witness the transaction as the heretofore missing part with all the correct markings exchanges hands. I swear, if you watch closely, sometimes there truly is something more happening than just cash and a part shoved across the way.
Yeah, I dig it. I like seeing everything from Honda Mini’s to Yankee’s to Rokon’s to Maico’s all in one place and up for grabs!
Meanwhile in another building not far away, it’s just a few steps really…is a different thing going on. This is more polished and enticing in it’s own way! Dealers and Vendors all putting their best efforts out there, showcasing all the new STUFF! Helmets to Boots, and every piece in between – even some things that go UNDER the in between! Tires, exhaust, grips, seats, patches…yes. I would say you do in fact have a plethora of choices there (obscure movie reference) and you’ll just have to see it all!

The IMS in Washington D.C. is equally exciting, but certainly in it’s own way. This is our national capitol, the city of money, big money. And so it’s only fitting for this show to be in the prestigious Convention Center. The big name manufacturers and vendors will have their best efforts on display too, and there will be something for everyone too.

I’m keeping an open mind as I cover both events. Each is worthy by far, and yet so unique by comparison as to not be comparable. I do not know if I will be able to pick a “best one” but I’m trusting it will show in the words and pictures I put together for you. Then you can make your own choice for next year.

If you can’t decide right now, go to both. Or flip a coin. Or go to the one closest to you. Or go to the one farthest. But do not stay home. You won’t enjoy not going.

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