Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ride for Our Heroes on Saturday, September 24th

By Michael Allard, COO Home Base Program

This fall, New England motorcycle enthusiasts have a brand new opportunity to celebrate and honor veterans, service members and their families by riding in the first ever Ride for Our Heroes on Saturday, September 24. Kicking off the ride in each of the six New England states, the Ride for Our Heroes makes it easy for you to find a starting location near home and rev up your engine to join the fun!

After a scenic route through the New England countryside, the Ride for Our Heroes will conclude at the Harley-Davidson dealership in Manchester, New Hampshire with a big party featuring live music by the James Montgomery Blues Band, a visit by the 2004 and 2007 Red Sox championship trophies, and great food and other activities for kids. The Home Base Program is also selling raffle tickets for a custom-built Dirico motorcycle, which features a baseball-themed paint job and is signed by Aerosmith’s one and only Steven Tyler, co-founder of Dirico motorcycles.

In fact, just last week Steven Tyler and Red Sox superstar David Ortiz got together to show off this flashy bike. The pair teamed up to honor our nation's veterans and to encourage motorcycle riders across New England to do the same and register to ride. We took some great pictures from the photo shoot that can be viewed on our Facebook page. You can also visit the ride’s website to listen to some really cool radio ads promoting the event that feature Steven Tyler and David Ortiz.

The Ride for Our Heroes raises money for the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program, which provides clinical care for veterans who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with combat or deployment-related stress and/or traumatic brain injury.

Folks can pre-register for the ride and purchase raffle tickets for the motorcycle at www.homebaseprogram.org/rideforourheroes. Even if you don’t ride, you can still attend the post-ride BBQ for $20. Don’t miss out on this great weekend event for the whole family; we’d love to see you there!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

CycleTrader'UP Voting Now Open!


CycleTrader'UP, our largest consumer promotion ever, is now in full swing! Nearly 900 people submitted photos of their motorcycles with the ultimate goal of winning the custom chopper below.  Public voting opened Monday, and there have already been over 1,200 votes cast. 


Voting runs until September 5, 2011 at which time prize winners will be selected from the top public votes. 
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Grand Prize
One grand prize winner will receive a brand new Custom Chopper designed by Hardcore Choppers in Sterling, VA. JC Motors, the official shipping partner, will deliver the bike to the lucky winner. Watch the motorcycle intro video

2nd Prize
Two winners will receive a Galaxy helmet

3rd Prize
Three winners will receive $100 gift cards from MotorcycleSuperstore.com

4th Prize
Four winners will receive a CycleTrader.com prize pack, including a Top of the Line classified listing & assorted promotional items.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Final Day to Enter the CycleTrader'UP Custom Chopper Giveaway


We’ve been celebrating the launch of our new Private Seller packages in a BIG WAY. So big in fact that CycleTrader.com and Hardcore Choppers are giving one lucky winner a new custom chopper.

Wondering how to enter the contest?
Upload a photo of your current bike for a chance to drive home the new chopper valued at $50,000. Then, tell us in 140 characters or less why you deserve a new bike. We encourage you to be creative!

Hurry, the entry period closes on August 22nd @ 8:00 pm EST.

ENTER THE CONTEST

Grand Prize
One grand prize winner will receive a brand new Custom Chopper designed by Hardcore Choppers in Sterling, VA. JC Motors, the official shipping partner, will deliver the bike to the lucky winner. Watch the motorcycle intro video

2nd Prize
Two winners will receive a Galaxy helmet

3rd Prize
Three winners will receive $100 gift cards from MotorcycleSuperstore.com

4th Prize
Four winners will receive a CycleTrader.com prize pack, including a Top of the Line classified listing & assorted promotional items.

CycleTrader.com Streamlines Motorcycle Search Process, Debuts New Homepage


Die-hard riders and first-time owners now have a way to find motorcycles faster and easier with CycleTrader.com’s new homepage. Recently launched, CycleTrader.com offers more search functions and features to match buyers with over 150,000 new and pre-owned motorcycles nationwide.

“Our visitors have been telling us for some time that they want more options when they start their search. We took that into consideration and introduced several ways to search right from the homepage,” said Nedie Recel, Director of Marketing at CycleTrader.com. “Every buyer has their own method of finding a motorcycle, and we want to help them find the motorcycle they’ve been dreaming about.”

The new homepage allows users to:
  • Search by motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, personal watercraft and trailers
  • Select their favorite manufacturers and models
  • Narrow down their search by age of motorcycle, as well as by dealer or private seller
  • Choose from 17 motorcycle types including cruisers, sportbikes and dirt bikes
  • View the latest CycleTrader.com news including links to mobile apps, eNewsletter sign-up and Facebook contests
Over the past 90 days CycleTrader.com has released a new design to its motorcycle listing page and new advertising options for owners looking to sell their motorcycle. These changes coupled with the rebound in the economy have led to a 60% increase in visits to CycleTrader.com over 2010 in the past 12 weeks.

Powersports buyers can view the changes on
www.cycletrader.com.