Sunday, April 8, 2018

SE Rochelle Ride-In, April 15, 2018


What: SE Rochelle Ride-In
When: Sunday, April 15,2018 1:30pm est
Where: Central Park Tavern
704 Rigsbee Ave., Durham, NC 27701

Join us for the 3rd edition of the SE Rochelle “Ride-In” on April 15, 2018 at Durham’s Central Park Tavern to honor one of NC’s legendary motorcyclists, Sydney Edgar Rochelle.

In 1910, during motorcycling’s infancy, Mr.  Rochelle became North Carolina’s first Harley Davidson dealer. In the early 1900’s, a Durhamite could waltz into Sydney’s Radio and Accessories shop at 405 Mangum Street, plop down $300 in cash and roll out on a brand new Harley for “Health, Life and Sport,” as Rochelle’s newspaper ad read. It was a new dawn in transportation and Sydney was ahead of his time. In addition to selling the dream, he lived it. He started a local motorcycle club that took cross country tours, added motorcycling’s legendary wall of death to the festival at Lakewood Park and organized the local AMA Gypsy tour down Route 10 to Greensboro.

A century later in April 2012, with twenty other vintage motorcyclists, we resurrected the historic reliability ride to Greensboro, NC. On old Route 10, we followed in the tiretracks of our two-wheeled forefathers and-in the end- raised a pint to honor our local hero’s contribution to our southern motorcycle heritage. 

While we are not sponsoring a ride this year, we hope that on April 15 you join us at Central Park Tavern to pay homage to SE Rochelle and the legacy of all motorcyclists that preceded us. We suggest riding the oldest bike you own, but bikes of all ages are welcome and if you’re coming from Greensboro we suggest dipping your wheels in RT 10.

Until then, keep the rubber side down and keep your head in the wind.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

PRE-REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2017 BULL CITY RUMBLE


PRE-REGISTER NOW FOR THE 
2017 BULL CITY RUMBLE
(LIMITED NUMBER OF PRE-EGISTRATIONS AVAILABLE)


$30 PRE-REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES:

  • 1 RUMBLE T-SHIRT OR RALLY PATCH
  • 1 MOTORCYCLE ENTRY INTO THE BIKE SHOW 
  • 1 ENTRY INTO BANDS & BURLESQUE
  • 1 RAFFLE TICKET


Saturday, January 7, 2017

2017 Ton Up NC Vintage Motorcycle Event Schedule


FYBO (Durham, NC) January 13-15































Sunday, October 30, 2016

Barber Vintage Festival

Ton Up NC at the 1st Annual Barber Vintage Fest
The Barber Vintage Festival is arguably the most famous, largest and best vintage motorcycle event in the world (with the Bull City Rumble coming in at a close 2nd or 3rd ;) The event does a comprehensive job of covering all facets of motorcycling including collecting, restoring, racing and riding vintage motorbikes. The 13th edition of the event will take place on October 6, 7 and 8, 2017 and you can be certain that Ton Up NC will have a strong presence at the event as they have since the first edition of Barber Vintage.

Aside from racing, one of our favorite pastimes at Barber is the swap meet, with its eclectic mix of motorcycles in various states of repair and the interesting people who make or supplement their living selling them. What follows are some photos from the 2016 edition of the Barber Vintage Swap Meet.
































See you there next year!