Asheville to host motorcycle enthusiasts during September Hot Bike Tour

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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This looks like fun. Several years ago, Asheville played host to a number of motorcycle events, but they slowly faded for a variety of reasons. Now it appears they’re coming back. There are quite a few avid bikers in the local area so we’re sure they’ll be happy with the return. The biker events will look to highlight the importance of safety when biking, for example, showing how there are Motorcycle Boots in all Sizes and Shapes so finding the right one for you is important for your control over the bike and for your safety. There will also obviously be a lot of bikes for families to go and look at and looks to be a good day out. Press release here:

Asheville, NC Awarded Kick-Off Stop for the GEICO Motorcycle Hot Bike Tour on Sept. 7

The pages of Hot Bike magazine are set to come to life on the streets of Asheville, NC., on Sept. 7, 2016, when the national motorcycle enthusiast brand stops in the city as part of the GEICO Motorcycle Hot Bike Tour – a five-day, five-city, 1,000-mile journey from Sept. 7-11.

The national media brand awards five cities each year to create a unique rider experience showcasing great motorcycle cities across the United States. Asheville was selected to host the Hot Bike Tour because, in addition to boasting a large contingent of motorcycle owners and enthusiasts, the city is an ideal leisure destination with a rich history, close proximity to the Blue Ridge Ridge Parkway, Great Smoky Mountains and will offer great experiences for the tour riders.

Hot Bike will also announce features and plans for the tour stop and this national event’s economic impact on the region. Giveaways and discussions with local motorcycle groups will also take place on how riders can get involved in the national tour.

The 2016 tour will begin on Sept. 7 in Asheville, N.C., then wind its way to Maggie Valley, N.C.; Knoxville and Cookeville, Tenn.; and end with a grand finale stop in Chattanooga, Tenn. Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts are expected to converge during each stop for a special night of entertainment and displays.

WHAT: Press conference to announce and officially award the city of Asheville as a kick-off stop for this year’s national GEICO Motorcycle Hot Bike Tour. ** Motorcycles (offering great visuals), enthusiasts, and event spokespersons will be on hand for media. Hot Bike print quality images and broadcast quality b-roll will be available.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 24 – 11:00 am

WHERE: Renaissance Asheville Hotel 31 Woodfin Street – Asheville, NC 28801

WHO: Jeff Holt, Editor in Chief, HOT BIKE Magazine Corey Eastman, Director of Consumer Events, HOT BIKE Magazine

Photo: Josh Kurpius

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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1 Comment

  1. Larry June 7, 2016

    With all those motorcycles converging on the area, there is sure to be many of them inflicting excessive noise on the public due to their unlawfully modified exhaust systems. And many of those excessively loud motorcycles will be equipped with straight pipes and various improper after market exhaust systems that are “for use on closed courses only” and not legal for use on public highways.

    In addition to hosting those motorcycle enthusiasts during the September Hot Bike Tour, will the city be directing the Asheville Police Department to enforce its motor vehicle noise ordinance and state muffler law GS 20-128(a)?
    Will the Buncombe County Sheriff Department and Highway Patrol be doing the same?

    The citizens of Asheville and Buncombe County who want their right to peace and quiet protected should let the city and county know that they expect the inevitable motorcycle noise resulting from the September Hot Bike Tour to be controlled and the motor vehicle noise and muffler laws enforced.


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