Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sturgis on the River Rally

Recently, I attended the Sturgis on the River Rally in Davenport, IA on the weekend of June 16-19. Check out these pictures from the rally!

Here’s the VaVaVroom booth and that’s my high school friend Thomas Schroeder who helped me at the Rally. He also does all my media work including web, photography, and video.

The Rally was a success! Last year there were 100,000 people but unfortunately, the weather this year kept many from attending on Friday. Thankfully, Saturday was beautiful and many more people were able to come out and enjoy.

Here I am with my junior high school boyfriend, Rob. It was fun catching up with him.

This is the Wall of Death, America’s Original Extreme Motorcycle Thrillshow, where daredevils ride vintage Indian and Harley Davidson motorcycles and racing go-karts on a vertical board wall sometimes as high as 15 feet above the ground! Check it out here.

Meet Charlie Ransom, one of the stunt daredevils.

An action shot of the Wall of Death! They go around so fast, I couldn’t get a clear shot.

Some other friends who were vending at the Rally included:

Jeff, Alan, and Rob of Traumahead Sportz set up a paintball gallery and shooting range. They also produce video episodes about strategies and tips for paintballing. For more on Traumahead Sportz, here.

Sonia and her son were set up in a neighboring booth. Sonia owns Teranga House of Africa, a boutique and hair braiding location in the District at 1706 3rd Ave, Rock Island, IL. They do professional hair braiding and weaving, and sell unique authentic African clothing, gifts, masks, accessories, and musical instruments. Contact them at 309-788-0801.

Overall, the rally was really fun! There were reunions with old friends, meetings with new friends and exciting daredevils at the Wall of Death!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Ride To Work Day

Hi! I'm Katlin, one of the current Marketing Interns at VaVaVroom and today I'm guest blogging about this year's 18th annual Ride To Work Day taking place Monday, June 21, 2010. Riding motorcycles or scooters provides economic and environmental benefits, not to mention how fun and practical they are!

Ride your motorcycle or scooter on this day to demonstrate:
  • The number of motorcyclists to the general public and to politicians.
  • That motorcyclists are from all occupations and all walks of life.
  • That motorcyclists can reduce traffic and parking congestion in large cities.
  • That motorcycles are for transportation as well as recreation.
  • That motorcycling is a social good.

So this year, reduce your environmental footprint, save money and fuel, and enjoy yourself, by making a point to ride your bike to work on June 21, and for the rest of the summer!

For more information, click here.