Saturday March 30th 2019
All bikes are welcome but the oldest bike to start and finish wins the prize.
WHEN: Saturday March 30th, 2019
WHERE: James Joyce Irish Pub
912 W Main St
Durham, NC 27701
Noon - 1PM
1 PM - 2PM
Reliability Run (40 mi) and Duke Campus Photo
3PM - Till
Award to the Oldest Bike to Complete Run
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/589235178258323/
|Inside Rochelle's Durham shop (photo courtesy of Durham Library).
Rochelle not only provided the Durham motorcyclists with bikes, he created a motorcycle community in ways ranging from his promotion of motorcycle related attractions at the local amusement park, to the organization of a riding club and many local versions of the AMA sanctioned Gypsy Day Tour rides. Rochelle's Gypsy Day rides consisted of a round trip from Durham to Greensboro and back. Rochelle's club also traveled all over the USA.
|Outside the old shop on Parrish Street, SE Rochelle is 2nd from right. (photo courtesy Durham Library).
|Chad and I outside the old 208 Parrish Street location of Rochelle's old shop. It is Dos Perros restaurant now.
|Whirl of Death motordome at Lakewood Park in Durham (photo courtesy of Durham Library).
|Rochelle's Durham Gypsy Day Tour ride circa 1923 at Trinity College now Duke University.
(photo courtesy of Durham Library)
|Durham motorcyclists band together (photo courtesy of Durham Library).
|SE Rochelle and his motorcycle club circa 1910 (photo courtesy of Durham Library).
For more information on SE Rochelle, visit the Endangered Durham website, to which I am indebted for much of my knowledge about Mr. Rochelle.
Ton Up NC = Riding, Restoration and Racing of Vintage Motorcycles