Eric Brunner, cofounder and President of LGN, needs the support of the community right now! He has been diagnosed with ALS. Please consider donating whatever you can to help him, his son, and his wife. This man has been an instrumental part of the moped scene in Philly and has given so much! Go to the Gofundme page.
Two new Moped Army branches!
I’m excited to share that we have two new official branches! Please welcome Graveyard Shifters (Maryland) and Wizards (Lancaster, PA) as official branches of the Moped Army. Both of these clubs have been around for a while now and will be great additions to the Moped Army.
I’ll be working with these clubs to get their info on the website over the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, please congratulate and welcome them. Congrats everyone!
Really excited that this marks the ELEVENTH Annual Moped Community Build and Gather (CBBG) will be held the weekend of December 11th through the 13th, 2020 at broadcast from Quarterkick in Kalamazoo, MI.
This has been a challenging year for all of us. It pains me to not be able to host you all in my shop and provide knowledge and access to equipment many don't have in the daily. I've chosen an online format this year to help keep everyone safe. I'll add pins to the map of ask virtual attendees this year in a special designated color. This event helps me make improvements and sustain costs incurred by having a shop this large.
The donations received greatly help in promoting and encouraging attendance every year and at greatly appreciated.
People from all over the country will congregate online as they come to show off their personal Bilson spaces and shops with sandblast, powdercoat, welding, rebuild engines and build up bikes.
There will be shirts, pins, and one raffle ticket with registration. There will be a rare moped raffled off as well as many performance parts and other moped and non moped related items. All purchases will be shipped to registered address. Raffle prizes will be shipped to winners or codes for prizes will be emailed depending on what is won.
This event is open to the entire moped community world wide. Build engines, build mopeds, build friendships, but building walls is discouraged unless they are for your build space. Chad will do his best to accommodate as many people as possible virtually at the shop.
This year's event I'll be raffling off a rare completely rebuilt and powdercoated Rizzato Atala Master 50 moped.
Feel free to invite anyone to join us!
I know it's been a weird year, with all of the rallies cancelled and the pandemic turning our lives upside down. Your club probably planned to rally hard all summer before applying to be a branch, meeting lots of new people and gaining legendary status for your wrenching and riding skills. That would have been great, but 2020 had other plans.
Don't let that stop you from applying to be a branch of the Moped Army. We'd love to hear about your club, get to know you virtually, and better understand how you'd represent the Moped Army in your area. Hit up the application page for more info and be sure to submit before the end of the month.
Just to put the word out here on the front page:
We've postponed the Run until 2021, but still plan on riding down the Tail of the Dragon!
check the website, IG, or your local podcast for more info around January or whenever we can all hug again!
Rest in powerbands, Rick
It is with an incredibly heavy heart that we have to inform the community of our beloved Rick Beilec passed this morning.
Rick has been around with the moped community forever. He was a founding member of MCR in 2011 and at that point he already had a barn full of 30+ Le Mopeds, giving him the handle "Moby Rick"
He has the kindest soul, and bent over backwards for people he barely knew. He loves fun and always does what he can to make sure everyone around him is enjoying themselves too. He has a deep passion for anything with a motor. He owns over 50 mopeds, a dozen motorcycles, and over 20 classic cars.
Rick has been one of the dearest members of our family and he will be sorely missed.
Fuck cancer. Pour one out for our brother today. He's with the cashew pipes in the sky now.
Due to covid 19 we have decided to cancel this years run of the Mill rally. We want everyone to stay safe and healthy, and your families to be safe and healthy as well. Looking forward to a time in the future we can all get together again.