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Photo of Christopher Ayers Name:  Christopher Ayers

Current motorcycles:  2006 Suzuki DR650SE; 2006 Honda CRF450R

Favorite place to ride:  Southeastern MA back roads

Most memorable bike trip:   From Niland, CA to Fallon, NV cross country camping on the trail!

Riding since:  1978

First motorcycle:   Suzuki DR50

Certified MSF Instructor since:  2011



Photo of Steve Brown Name:  Steve Brown

Current motorcycles:  2008 BMW R1200GS

Favorite place to ride:  Riding Acadia National Park gives you so many great roads and sights.

Most memorable bike trip:   In 2014 I completed an Iron Butt Association Bun Burner 1500 ride. I started in Wareham, MA and didn't take off my gear until 24 hours 25 minutes later after riding 1520 miles just east of Memphis, TN. The four day return ride was just as memorable riding on roads such as the Tail of the Dragon, Blue Ridge Parkway and Route 151 in Ashville, NC.

Riding since:  1974

First motorcycle:  First street bike is a Yamaha RD-250

Certified MSF Instructor since:  2009



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Name:  Joshua Bumpus

Current motorcycles:  2003 Honda VTX 1800, 1986 Honda GL1200 Aspencade, 1981 Suzuki GS1100

Favorite place to ride:  All the great Backroads in Massachusetts, Route 105

Most memorable bike trip:  2010 went up to Old Rhinebeck Aerodome in NY with some riding buddies. Awesome airshow, all backroads there and back.

Riding since:   2001

First motorcycle:  Suzuki GS850

Certified MSF Instructor since:  2011



Photo of Christopher Castro Name:  Christopher Castro

Current motorcycles:  2005 BMW 1150R, 1973 Honda CB 350, 1976 Kawasaki KZ900, 1977 Honda CB400F

Favorite place to ride:  The back roads of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Upstate New York... A little Sun... and no set time that we have to be back home.

Most memorable bike trip:  Vintage Motorcycle Days July 2012....including 5 laps around the Mid-Ohio sports car course on the Cb 400, (Wide Open!)

Riding since:   1975

First motorcycle:  1971 Yamaha 250

Certified MSF Instructor since:  2012



Photo of Bill Cheetham Name:  Bill Cheetham

Current motorcycles:   2014 Indian Chief Vintage

Favorite place to ride:   All the great Backroads in Massachusetts, Route 105

Most memorable bike trip:  Memorial Day Weekend, 2005. Rode to New York City to watch my youngest daughter perform with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.

Riding since:  1979

First motorcycle:  1972 Honda CB750K

Certified MSF Instructor since:  2005



Photo of Stan Cotreau Name:  Stan Cotreau

Current motorcycles:   2009 Suzuki Boulevard, 2009 Triumph Bonneville / velorex sidecar rig

Favorite place to ride:  Really like to ride Route 119 from Acton MA into New Hampshire, then around the
Manadonock area

Most memorable bike trip:  My ride to Laconia in 2004. I hadn't been riding long and barely knew the person I rode with. I wound up having a blast.

Riding since:  2003

First motorcycle:  Kawasaki Vulcan 750

Certified MSF Instructor since:  2008



Photo of Patty DeLuca Name:  Patty DeLuca

Current motorcycles:  BMW K75 S

Favorite place to ride:   At work, to work, all back roads

Most memorable bike trip:  California coast Rt. 1N

Riding since:   1971

First motorcycle:   Minibike

Certified MSF Instructor since:   1998



Photo of Doc D'Errico Name:  Doc D'Errico

Current motorcycles:  1983 Yamaha Virago, 2003 Harley Ultra Classic, 2009 Harley CVO Ultra

Favorite place to ride:   Anything long-distance, but I love the Kanc and the Mount Washington Auto Road

Most memorable bike trip:  Harley "Ride Home" to Milwaukee

Riding since:   1979

First motorcycle:   Honda KZ250

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2008



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Name:  Dan Furness

Current motorcycles:   2013 Harley Davidson Road Glide Custom

Favorite place to ride:   The Lakes Region of New Hampshire

Most memorable bike trip:   I had been riding for about 3 months and a couple of friends of mine wanted to ride to Lake George via the Mohawk Trail on Rt. 2. This would be my first real "bike trip" and I was very excited about the ride. When we left our houses it was raining, but that was OK because the weathermen said the skies would clear, and it's not like they're ever wrong. Right? Well, it rained the entire way to Lake George. The next week I bought a quality rain suit.

Riding since:   1988

First motorcycle:   Suzuki GS 750

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2004



Photo of Dawn Hayes Name:   Dawn Hayes

Current motorcycles:   2001 Honda Shadow Sabre 1100cc

Favorite place to ride:   Lobster rolls on the cape!

Most memorable bike trip:   Blue Ridge Mountains/ Skyline Drive

Riding since:   1999

First motorcycle:   Honda Rebel 250cc

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2002



Photo of Wor Hengchaisri Name:   Wor Hengchaisri

Current motorcycles:   2005 Ducati 999R, 1976 Honda CB550 Cafe Racer

Favorite place to ride:   Blue Hill and nearby area

Most memorable bike trip:   In Bangkok, Thailand with countless motorcycles. I had to keep up and flow with the traffic and surround local riders. It's the most fun place to ride in the city. Not the fast pace but skill to ride.

Riding since:   1989

First motorcycle:   Honda C70

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2011



Photo of Jess Holderbaum Name:   Jess Holderbaum

Current motorcycles:   2013 BMW K1600GTL , 2016 BMW S1000XR

Favorite place to ride:   Anywhere in, around, or west of the Rocky Mountains.

Most memorable bike trip:   I have ridden out west of the Mississippi a number of times. Each one of the trips was a different route/loop and lasted about 4 weeks. As each was different, I cannot pick any single one, but rather love each trip as they all allowed me to ride for many days and camp in National Parks; some of the most beautiful places in North America. The roads are wide open and can go from long contemplative cruises to twisty curves for miles that keeps your heartrate up for hours.

Riding since:   1990

First motorcycle:   1981 Kawasaki Z650

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2016



Photo of Rich Johnson Name:   Rich Johnson

Current motorcycle:   2006 Harley Davidson, Electra Glide-Ultra Classic

Favorite place to ride:   6A on the Cape

Most memorable bike trip:   I was stationed in Hawaii. Touring the Island of Oahu on a motorcycle is an experience
in itself.

Riding since:   1976

First motorcycle:   1972 Yamaha XS650

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2011



Photo of Jim Kelley Name:   Jim Kelley

Current motorcycle:   HD Electra Glide Classic

Favorite place to ride:   Vermont roads like Route 100, Route 2, and Route 17

Most memorable bike trip:   West Virginia/Maryland/Pennsylvania border area. Amazing scenery, great country roads.

Riding since:   1984

First motorcycle:   Harley FLHP, Honda 350

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2012



Brian Lanza Name:   Brian Lanza

Current motorcycles:   2014 Triumph Daytona 675R, 2006 Suzuki SV650s, 1993 Honda CR125R

Favorite place to ride:   Twisties in Vermont

Most memorable bike trip:   Track day at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Riding since:   1994

First motorcycle:   1980 Yamaha MX80

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2015



Marcelo Lautert Name:   Marcelo Lautert

Current motorcycles:   Yamaha R1, Suzuki GSXR600, Honda Grom

Favorite place to ride:   Racetrack

Most memorable bike trip:   Race weekend July 2013 (First race win)

Riding since:   2006

First motorcycle:   Suzuki Katana

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2015



Jim Lawson Name:   Jim Lawson

Current motorcycles:   BMW R1200 GS, Moto Guzzi Griso, Kawasaki Versys

Favorite place to ride:   Route 100 in Vermont is great!

Most memorable bike trip:   This past year (2011) myself and 6 other riders took a weeks trip to the Gaspe Peninsula. I was expecting that it would be a road ride, but once up there the group decided to try a dirt road to a town called Murdochville. First, we couldn't find the road- then when we asked for directions, a local couple warned us that the road wasn't doable. When we finally did get in, the road was more like an ATV trail. After riding most of that day, over some really gnarly terrain, we came to a big washout which lead to a bridge that had been washed away. Roping the bikes down the bank was the only way forward that we could see. The group assembled to try to figure out what to do as the rain began to fall. After seeing no other vehicle all day, we heard an engine- and up the washout came a quad. We knew very little French and he knew very little English but he told us that he had a camp nearby and would we want to stay there? He led us to his place and then went and got us water, then left us. It was a fantastic night in the middle of the Canadian woods--- The ride out the next day was another story...

Riding since:   1975

First motorcycle:   Kawasaki KS125

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2011



Photo of Eric Martin Name:   Eric Martin

Current motorcycles:   2005 Heritage Softail, crf70, crf150, crf250x, Ninja 1000

Favorite place to ride:   White and Adirondack mountains

Most memorable bike trip:   My first motorcycle camping trip. 5 days. The only plan we had was to ride north. Each night we found a place to camp and each morning we watched the sun rise while cruising down the road.

Riding since:   1999

First motorcycle:   Honda Nighthawk 650.

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2016



Photo of Steven Mauk Name:   Steven Mauk

Current motorcycles:   2009 BMW F800GS, 2002 R1150gsa , Honda 305 super hawk, Bimota SB8r , BMW R50/2, BMW R60/2, BMW R100RS, Yamaha 250 TY, 350 bultacos, Honda 175 cc CL, Yamaha YG1 80cc, several scooters 50cc to 200cc

Favorite place to ride:   Country and dirt roads in Southern Vermont and Western MA

Most memorable bike trip:   Honeymoon in Italy

Riding since:   1963

First motorcycle:   Homemade mini bike

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2016



Photo of Dick Moore Name:   Dick Moore

Current motorcycles:   2000 Ducati Monster 750 and 1999 BMW R1100GS

Favorite place to ride:   any secondary roads away from traffic

Most memorable bike trip:   Cabot Trial in Nova Scotia (ferry trip up and then ride back through New Brunswick)

Riding since:   1972

First motorcycle:   Honda CL350 street scrambler. I have owned 4 Hondas and 6 BMWs.

Certified MSF Instructor since:   1999



Photo of Henry Mros III Name:   Henry Mros III

Current motorcycles:   2015 BMW R 1200 GS

Favorite place to ride:   Mohawk Trail & surrounding areas

Most memorable bike trip:   On July 4th 2015 I was traveling across the very scenic Adirondack Mountains in northeastern New York when a powerful thunderstorm broke apart revealing a fantastic sunset. That same evening as I was riding through Lake Placid, Lake George, and Saratoga Springs there were firework displays all around. Once the fireworks subsided, a surprisingly large and orange moon rose behind the high-rises of Albany. It was the perfect ending to a 1,200 mile/ 24hr trip.

Riding since:   Mother's Day 2014

First motorcycle:   2014 BMW G 650

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2016



Photo of  Brendan O'Donnell Name:   Brendan O'Donnell

Current motorcycles:   1995 Suzuki RF600R

Favorite place to ride:   Rt 6A on Cape Cod

Most memorable bike trip:   Big Nick Ride 2015 over 2,500 bikes showed up in support it felt great to be a part of such a worthy cause and I met some great people along the way.

Riding since:   1990

First motorcycle:   Yamaha 80 cc three wheeler

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2016



Photo of Missy Benoit Parfumorse Name:   Missy Benoit Parfumorse

Current motorcycles:   1984 Honda Goldwing

Favorite place to ride:   Route 100 Vermont, anything along the shore from Massachusetts to Nova Scotia. Pacific Coast Highway in California is outstanding and Lake George New York.

Most memorable bike trip:   I have 2 "the Princess tour" through Blue Ridge Parkway, and West Virginia with another group last year.

Riding since:   1994

First motorcycle:   450 Honda Nighthawk

Certified MSF Instructor since:   July 2013



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Name:   Mark Powers

Current motorcycles:   1998 Triumph Tiger 900

Favorite place to ride:   Crawford Notch (302) and the Kancamagus Hwy. Mohawk Trail run on Rt. 2 is great for a day trip! Rt. 113 on the North side of Winnipesaukee is great fun, also.

Most memorable bike trip:   2003 / 2004 Blue Ridge Mountains with my Bro' and the ensuing TOTD run, both ways. Incredible vistas and a beautiful area to camp and ride! Iron Butt is next...

Riding since:   1978

First motorcycle:   Suzuki PE 185

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2004



Photo of Deb Sills Name:   Deb Sills

Current motorcycles:   2005 HD Sportster 1200 Custom

Favorite place to ride:   Route 2 in the fall

Most memorable bike trip:   Touring the island of Oahu

Riding since:   1999

First motorcycle:   Honda Nighthawk 250

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2007



Photo of Gary Smith Name:   Gary Smith

Current motorcycles:   2007 BMW K1200GT, 2014 Triumph tiger 800 XC

Favorite place to ride:   Anywhere I can ride with my son, Rt. 100 and Rt. 17 in Vermont, the Adirondacks, Rt. 1A in Maine, anywhere I can find twisties.

Most memorable bike trip:   Trip with my son, Steve, through Maine, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, riding the Cabot Trail, and camping on the edge of a cliff at the northern most tip of the island.

Riding the twisty canyon roads near Sedona, Arizona, and Rt. 89A through the ghost town of Jerome.

Riding since:   2004

First motorcycle:   Rode dirt bikes as a kid, many years later...Suzuki Intruder 800

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2006



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Name:  Kevin Smith

Current motorcycles:  Suzuki Boulevard

Favorite place to ride:  Mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont

Most memorable bike trip:  There are several contenders, with one of the best being a ride from Ohio to Florida a while back, but the best recent trip was through the Berkshires, upstate New York, Thousand Islands, into Canada, meeting up with long-time Canadian friends and then continuing up through Northern Ontario on empty roads through the wilderness.

Riding since:  1971

First motorcycle:  Triumph Trophy 500

Certified MSF Instructor since:  2010



Photo of Stephen Smith Name:   Stephen Smith

Current motorcycles:   Ducati 996, 2005 Triumph Sprint ST

Favorite place to ride:   Turn 6 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, The Bowl!!

Most memorable bike trip:   My first trip to Laconia with my buddies was pretty unforgettable. After getting a late start in the morning it took us an hour and half to ride the last 2 miles into town, the traffic was unbelievable. It was 90 degrees and felt like 200 under leathers and sitting on our bikes. Everyone's bikes were overheating and most people were just pushing their bikes into town with the ignition off b/c of the slow rate of travel. I'm glad my Triumph was liquid cooled that day!

Riding since:   2002

First motorcycle:   Kawasaki EX500

Certified MSF Instructor since:   May 2011



Photo of Corey Steinman Name:   Corey Steinman

Current motorcycles:   2010 Shadow Phantom

Favorite place to ride:   TSkiline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park

Most memorable bike trip:   Haven't gone on many, most long rides in the country on weekends, but the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia was wonderful

Riding since:   2003

First motorcycle:   1986 Honda Rebel

Certified MSF Instructor since:   April 2011



Photo of Jeff Thorpe Name:   Jeff Thorpe

Current motorcycles:   1994 CB1000F Honda and 1986 ATC350X Honda

Favorite place to ride:   New Hampshire

Most memorable bike trip:   First time to Laconia

Riding since:   1977

First motorcycle:   Early 1970's 2 stroke MR-50 Honda 3 speed with clutch.

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2003



Photo of Dorothy Walsh Name:   Dorothy Walsh

Current motorcycles:   2014 BMW F800GT

Favorite place to ride:   New Hampshire White Mountains especially since they are so close to home and possess amazing beautiful views

Most memorable bike trip:   Prince Edward Island with friends

Riding since:   1995

First motorcycle:   Honda Ascot 500

Certified MSF Instructor since:   August 2010



Photo of Geoff Way Name:   Geoff Way

Current motorcycles:   1999 Honda Goldwing SE

Favorite place to ride:   waterfront, hills, curves, etc.

Most memorable bike trip:   So far, that would be viewing fall colors with my wife onboard: Cape Cod to Cape Cod via Leonard Zakim Bridge, Lake Winnipesaukee, Kancamagus, Franconia Notch, St. Johnsbury, Montpelier, Rte. 100, Killington, (we took the ski lift to the top for the view) Molly Stark Trail, Mohawk Trail, & 495 (One day, 750+ miles).

Riding since:   1978

First motorcycle:   1972 Honda XL 125

Certified MSF Instructor since:   1998



Photo of Christine Weaver Name:   Christine Weaver

Current motorcycles:   2006 H-D Softail and 2012 H-D XL1200X Forty-Eight

Favorite place to ride:   Living in Berkshire County, there are so many beautiful places to ride, but I also enjoy twisty-turny roads in Vermont.

Most memorable bike trip:   I can't mention just one! Probably one of my most memorable bike trips would be Storming the Statehouse with the MMA, and the Mother's for Daughters' weekend in West Dover, VT. I highly recommend them both!

Riding since:   Rode trail bikes growing up, but got my motorcycle license in 2007

First motorcycle:   Suzuki Intruder

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2012



Photo of Glenn Wilcox Name:   Glenn Wilcox

Current motorcycles:   2005 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Classic

Favorite place to ride:   The back roads of Cape Cod

Most memorable bike trip:   My annual road trip with friends through New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine.

Riding since:   1975

First motorcycle:   Honda XL-250

Certified MSF Instructor since:   2012

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