Come celebrate the legendary Big Sid Biberman. We spoke with his son Matthew about what a good tribute to his late father would be, and he suggested we plan a ride. Join us on the Big Sid Memorial Ride, led by the record-breaking pilot, Logan Robinson.
The ride will start at 10am at the Shell station, 3002 River Road, kickstands up at 10:15am and wind out through one of Sid's favorite routes, stopping at Westport on the river. After taking a break, the ride will head back into the city and end at The Barret Bar at approximately 1:00pm. It'll be a great way to start the day and pay homage to one our local motorcycle geniuses. The ride is free to all participants but YOU MUST pre-register.
After "Big Sid" Biberman died on June 23, 2013, Jay Leno spoke for many when he said "The Motorcycle World has lost an Icon." Sid first established his reputation as a pioneer of drag racing, beating his competition at strips up and down the east coast with a stripped Vincent he had bought new in 1951. Later Sid opened up his own bike shop in Virginia Beach, VA where he worked on anything and everything on two wheels. Soon his fame spread, and along with it trophies, culminating in collecting 3 top awards for his restoration work at the 1998 Daytona Vintage Bike Show. By then the legend of Big Sid had taken shape; in the words of Classic Bike's Mark Chapman Big Sid "could listen to your motorcycle and tell you which tiny seal had moved on a shaft and was now chafing against a cog deep in your gearbox." Shortly after his triumphant appearance at Daytona, Sid moved to Louisville where, for the remainder of his days, he helped inspire the local motorcycle community. Join us as we celebrate his memory during our annual Big Sid Memorial Ride.