We had another amazing rally and send out our love, thanks, and two stroke smoke to all of you who braved the freezing cold to commemorate 15 years of FYBO. We were able to raise about $1,000 to donate to Durham Rescue Mission, thanks to your rally registrations and the raffle! Special thanks to that guy with the stripper dollars covered in glitter who bought so many raffle tickets…you know who you are…
We also got some pretty substantial news coverage from the News & Observer – read all about the rally here and check out the sweet video they put together about the rally and scootering, shot during our town ride excursion to the Duke Lemur Center:
It’s the 15th Annual Freeze Your Balls Off Scooter Rally, heading your way MLK weekend, January 17-19, 2014, in Durham, North Carolina. All two-wheeled vehicles welcome – bring your mopeds, classic scooters, modern scooters, motorcycles, etc. for a rally that doesn’t stop for cold weather!
We’ve got a lot of fun things planned for this year – in addition to the usual shenanigans, we’ve got a permit to drink on the sidewalk Friday night so we can check out all the incoming scooters, a town ride to the Duke Lemur Center (home to the largest population of lemurs outside of Madagascar), new bands and our awesome soul DJs at Motorco Music Hall, and we’re back at Parker and Otis now that they’ve reopened and revamped after a fire. For ALL THE DETAILS, visit the FYBO website at http://freezeyourballsoff.wordpress.com/!
Mark your calendars for a weekend of Incriminator action! On November 9, 2013, we will embark on our somewhat annual group ride to Ye Old Country Kitchen in Snow Camp, NC to feast upon a giant buffet of Southern food goodness. We’ll meet at Weaver Street Market‘s parking lot in Carrboro, NC at 11:00 a.m. and hit the road shortly thereafter. If Weaver Street Market’s lot is full, we’ll meet at the municipal parking lot across the street from Weaver Street Market. The ride will be about 45 minutes, one way, on a scenic, scooter-friendly route. There are always people who drive, rather than ride, so if your scooter isn’t running there’s no reason to miss out on the buffet…
SCOOTER DOUBLE FEATURE
The Incriminators are also hosting a scooter double feature on November 10, 2013! We’ll be holding our November club meeting a little later in the day, at 4:00 p.m., to screen two scooter movies on the wall outside at Bull McCabe’s after the sun goes down (not to worry, it’s post-daylight savings). Bring a camp chair and a blanket and enjoy the show! We’ll be watching Vampires Anonymous (featuring one of Curley’s scooters) and Repo Man.
Bull McCabe’s Irish Pub
427 W Main Street
4:00 p.m. until we stop watching movies!
The Double Feature is dependent on Bull McCabe’s not having started construction yet, so the date is subject to change. If there’s any change, we’ll let you know as soon as possible.
We’d love to see your face (and your scooter) at one of these events! Even if your scooter isn’t running, come hang out.
Our friends at Ton Up NC have the 9th annual Bull City Rumble vintage motorcycle, scooter, and cafe racer rally coming up Labor Day weekend. Here are the details from the website:
“The Bull City Rumble is a world-renowned vintage motorcycle and scooter rally hosted by Ton Up NC annually on Labor Day Weekend in Durham, NC. Thematically, the event has its roots in the traditional rivalry of Mods vs. Rockers, the sensationalized clash of two subcultures, scooter riding mods and motorcycle riding rockers, in 1960’s England. The event has evolved from its humble beginnings in a parking lot in 2005 to a multi-venue, multi-day rally drawing thousands of enthusiasts from all over the world.
On Labor Day weekend: Saturday, August 30, 31 and September 1 2013; downtown Durham will again be filled with the sights and sounds of vintage scooters, motorcycles and enthusiasts from all four corners of the globe. The historic Lucky Strike Tobacco Warehouses serve as the backdrop for the annual bike show where judges aren’t necessarily looking for the prettiest and cleanest machines. They are looking for well ridden bikes with personality and craftsmanship.”
For more information, visit the rally website and/or the Facebook event invite. No doubt there will be some scooter trash making a cameo at the rumble…
June 13-16, 2013, the Incriminators are making their annual trek to eastern Ohio for the Pittsburgh Vintage Scooter Club’s Bandcamp, one of the longest running scooter rallies on the east coast. Bandcamp has long been a club favorite – it’s a giant camping rally with lots of shenanigans and beer. This year’s schedule includes
- Capture the Flag!
- Campfire Sing-a-long!
- Scoot-in Movie!
- Popcorn/Nacho bar!
- Deejays playing your favorite scooter jams throughout the night!
- Gourmet breakfast as usual, with world-renowned Jsco Inferno Coffee Station! (10am)
- RIDE RIDE RIDE RIIIIDE!!!
- Bloody Mary/Bug Juice bar AND arts & crafts on the stage!
- Chef Dave’s Amazing Camp Dinner!
- Special Summer Camp-themed field games!
- TALENT SHOOOOW!
- More dancing on the Bandcamp Dance Floor with the Steel City Soul Club and friends!
If this sounds like a load of awesome, you should come with us! For more information, visit the Bandcamp Website at http://www.pvscbandcamp.com/. If you’d like to tag along with us, please email La Presidente Margaret Gillis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Friday, May 17, 2013 some of the Incriminators are riding from Durham to the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh for a screening of Roman Holiday. The movie starts at 8:00 p.m. and we’ll be meeting up in advance of the screening to ride together – to find out the details of the ride, join the discussion at the Triangle Scooters Yahoo group or email Incriminator Laura Windley at email@example.com or just meet us there!
Be sure to get tickets in advance – every film in this Friday film series has sold out. Click here to purchase tickets. There is also a big concert going on at NCMA at the same time, so definitely consider coming on two wheels instead of four, as parking will be limited.
The weather is just starting to be beautiful enough for a ride, so we hope it stays that way and you’ll considering riding out to the Incriminators meeting on April 14 at Bull McCabe’s. Meeting starts at 2:00 p.m. and lasts until we’ve had enough or 5:OO p.m. Come eat, drink, be merry, and enjoy the spring weather!
All bikes are welcome and you don’t have to be a member to attend and hang out – we’ll talk scooters, beer, and whatever else crosses our minds…