A year or so ago my friend Steve Edgar of Speed-Kings Cycles approached me with the idea of putting together an event focused on club-style and performance built V-Twin motorcycles. He had been hosting bike nights at his shop, but had gotten slammed with a hefty fine from his landlord; all the burnouts required fresh slurry on the parking lot. Frustrated by not being able to host events anymore, Steve wanted to do it bigger and better somewhere else. He told me about a go-kart track that he’d visited that was having a sort of weed farmer’s market, his stunt team was there riding the track for the attendees. That’s when it hit him, this would be the spot for the show, the seed sprouted from there and Dyna Days began to grow.
After months of planning between the two of us, all our hard work came to fruition last weekend at Adams Motorsports Park in Riverside California. Dyna Days played host to over 40 vendors from the motorcycle community. JiffyTune was set up to do dyno runs in the parking lot, three bands played, the Speed-Kings Cycle stunt team shredded tires and popped wheelies all day long and Moto F.A.M. had a tasty list of raffle items to aid in their fundraising efforts. Food trucks from across the southland fed our hungry guests and Towne Park Brew quenched their thirst. It was held on Veteran’s Day weekend, so it only felt right to allow all veteran’s and active duty military free entry. Other attractions included our ride-in bike show, with winners in five categories consisting of Best Dyna, Best FXR, Best Modern/Bagger, Best Sportster as well as Best Performance Chopper.
The weather could have been better; even though it was a sunny 75 degrees the same winds that were fueling the fires up North, the Santa Ana winds were blowing with a fury. The gathered motorcycle community stuck it out and seemed to have a great time despite the dust storm. By our best guesses, well over 2000 people came to check out the show, not to mention the hundreds of people on the ground making it all happen.
We’d like to thank the sponsors that believed in our idea, Russ Wernimont Designs, Biltwell, HardDrive Parts, V-Twin Visionary, Towne Park Brew and Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys. These brands are well aware of what it means to build a strong community within the world of two-wheels. We’d also like to show our appreciation and love to Moto F.A.M. for being a part of our event. We were able to raise $1500 from beverage sales for them and we’d encourage anyone who is able to donate to their cause, which benefits downed riders, to do so. We hope everyone that came out to the first Dyna Days had as much fun as we did and we can’t wait to see everyone back at the next one.
This blog post was written by: Ryan Loughridge (@_loughridge_)