Calgary Thursday Bike Night 16 Ave 4 St. N.W.

Motorcycles, bike night, Thursday, Calgary,C.V.M.G., R.M.S.


The C.V.M.G – RMS along with a conglomerate of Calgary Motorcycle groups (listed below) and shops are organizing the first TWO WHEEL SUNDAY meet on June 1, 2014 Click for the Facebook site


The concept is to give a meeting place for all to discuss the current and future of motorcycling in Calgary and area. We have invited all the known groups and scooter clubs to attend meetings to organize this major meet and greet along with participating motorcycle shops.

We know you will be able to make some new and long-lasting acquaintances in the motorcycle community. Come and enjoy some food, pop and conversation. We will give more details as they develop




Currently we have the following champions on the committee:
· Currently recruiting all groups and shops in the Calgary area

• V.R.A. Victory Riders Association
• C.V.M.G.-R.M.S Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group Rocky Mountain Section
• Harley Owners Group H.O.G.
• Calgary Rockers
• Apocalypse Scooter Club
• C.M.C. Calgary Motorcycle Club
• N.S.M.A. ( Northern Stars Motorcycle Association )
• Universal Cycle
• Women in the Wind Chinook Outriders
• Lucid Customs
• Chinook Wings Motorcycle Club
• Cycleworks Calgary
• O.M.G. Motorcycle Training
• illfated Customs
• Retreads
• G.W.R.R.A. Gold Wing Road Riders Association
• Blue Circle Insurance
• And more


Please contact us if you want to be part of the organizing committee

Cheers From all of us

Bobby Baum


This is not a Hoax – Swap meet has been cancelled.


Due to circumstances beyond our control.


We hope that you will do two things to help us spread the word as we are hoping to contact all the usual attendees.


1. Pass this email along to all your motorcycling buddies so that no one shows up on the 27th looking for the swap meet.


2. If you received our poster in the mail recently and now this email, PLEASE email us at with your mailing address on that envelope so we know who has been contacted.


The Mt Vernon WVM Swap Meet is on Saturday April 26th and we hope you will support them.


We would like to thank everyone for their past support and look forward to seeing you in 2015.


Todd, Barbara & Mack

Classic Bike Swap Meet Ltd

RPO Box 30614-4567 Lougheed Hwy.

Burnaby BC V5C 6J5


Troy and Ang have produced some motorcycle riding street adventure shows on the local channels. If you want to know more about riding in Alberta, Alaska, Mexico and other places they have ridden to, then check out You Tube where their videos can be viewed. I watched the Mexico ride and gleaned a lot of information that will help me when I make the ride south some day. (soon I hope)

Ride StopNGoYou can also view them on  Facebook and their website  

You can’t beat having someone do the leg work for you. You can judge what parts of the ride will benefit you the most.


Bobby Baum



4 BMW bikes travel to the TT races in the Isle of Man

I’ve watched this video and love it. Great representation of the journey and destiny . Click link below

4 BMW bikes travel to Isle of Man



Check out the vimeo, The Decline of BSA  it is 29 minutes long but worth the view. An inside look at the machinery, methods and management that was outdated. The loyalty of the workers, some of whom were there for forty years of the life. Only to see its’ demise.


Bobby Baum



This where we welcome the 2014 riding season

NOTE: The swap Meet Set up is on March 29 and doors open to the public on march 30th

Vintage Motorcycle Group Match 2014

Date : From Saturday, March 29 2014 To Sunday, March 30 2014

Location :  UFA Agricentre West

Contact : John Deschiffart @ 403.755.6308

Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group-Central Alberta

Paid parking may be in effect during this event.

See you there

Bobby Baum


Bragging Rights

I have had many motorcycles over the years including Harley – Davidson. I like the Deckers as we call them In Canada and Baggers south of the 49th parallel. They have served me well since 1982 on a continuous basis until 2007. That’s when I bought a new Street Glide, blue with spoke wheels, stage one and true dual pipes. I loved the fuel injection, 6 speed transmission and 96 inch motor. Nice power and the six speed allowed the motor to purr at highway speeds.


The short windshield was too low for which made the turbulence a bit unbearable. I installed a taller window and my life behind the bars was much better. The suspension on the Glide is  shorter which adds to a little harsher ride than the Electra- Glide. Add a passenger and luggage, the ride is lesser by increments. My social   co-ordinator who rides on the back with me has confirmed this point many times.

Before I have an all out assault on my view, I add that this is my opinion due to my personal needs. I have a form of arthritis known as D.I.S.H.   Dish is a form of spinal arthritis that can be very debilitating. Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis

In  the fall of 2008 I took the Victory Vision for a ride to see what another American V twin could do for me. I was impressed beyond expectations. The ride is subtle, the wind management is great, power excellent and my back loved it. My back quickly did the voting for me and I bought the Vision. It wasn’t as pretty as my Street – Glide but it made riding a motorcycle far more enjoyable for me and my social co-ordinator. We now call it Bobby’s’ BUICK.

I decided to sell the Street – Glide although economics at the time allowed me to keep it. Keeping the Harley strictly for bragging rights didn’t make sense. Sad to to see her go but glad to move on to another chapter in my riding career.


I got on the new Victory and rode over to the registration office to transfer my plates to the new Vision. While in the office a young man said to me, “Hey nice Harley you have”  I said it’s a Victory. And he replied but your helmet says Harley. Oh yes, they do make nice helmets don’t they.

I have put many miles on the Vision including a one day ride of 1200 KM (744 mi) which is excellent for a guy with DISH. I look at the new  Harley’s and love the looks but my back soon intervenes and tells me to stop there. Last fall a game changer came into play and that is the new Indian 111. After riding the new models my brain and my back are in agreement that one of those new models could grace the driveway.


Bobby Baum


The Calgary Motorcycle Show will be held on Jan 10  - 12 at the BMO Centre in Stampede Park. We will be anticipating the 2014 motorcycle season with  a host of new machines to dream about.

The Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group - Rocky Mountain Section will have a display of motorcycle treasures. While you are there, stop by and say hello them.

Cheers Bobby Baum

2014 Harley 750 / 500 Street Motorcycles

Harley has a complete new motor that is watercooled and comes in 500 and 750 sizes

The Harley Street 750

You have to notice some similarities to the Yamaha Bolt. So is this the chicken and egg thing? Did Yamaha get their bike out ahead of Harley? Just coincidence, maybe. I remember the ads from HD in the late 80′s saying ” OK Japan here is your next prototype” I’m sure the designers are looking at the same concept bikes at shows for their inspiration, which leads to design likeness. Kudos to both companies for bringing products that will inspire a new generation.


Mark Oct 27 on your calendar for the fall Motorcycle swap meet in Red Deer Alberta

At the Westerner Centre

Door Open 10 AM

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