Christian Sport Bike Association President Bob Brown has announced that he will be stepping aside and has appointed Mark Hamm of the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter to fill his seat as President effective on April 1, 2014. Subsequently, Bob Brown will be taking office as Vice President since that position has been recently vacated by Scott Journigan who has served us faithfully since 2007. Bob has been an excellent servant and President of the Association. We are delighted that he will be continuing to be involved with the operations within the organization moving forward.
For nearly a decade, Mark Hamm has been the Chapter Leader of the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Christian Sport Bike Association. He is a devoted son, husband, brother, father, and mentor whom over the years has provided men and women with moral, ethical, and spiritual support as they sought his guidance. He does it without hesitation and sometimes it requires him to make sacrifices, but when the need is there he proudly complies, intervening appropriately as each case presents itself...
Some members of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Christian Sport Bike Association took a trip down the Montgomeryville Cycle Center for their annual Sport Bike Day. We had a tent set up with handouts about our organization, as well as some pamphlets on motorcycle safety tips and information. We also got to meet a lot of cool people and of course looked at some sweet bikes. They had food, drinks, games for kids, dyno runs, specials on bikes and gear, and more. It was a great time! Check out the photos that Larry took at this event, some are posted below and more are in our gallery! Our next event is coming up on Saturday August 3. Its our "Shamokin Screamer Ride" and it is one of the most attended rides of the year, so come on out and join us! See you soon!
Well, for our first annual Keystone Rally we had a lot of "firsts" and not all of them good. But do you know what, God is faithful way beyond what we thought. This rally began in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's state capital. Rick J and I met up @ my place and rode out to the starting point, a Cracker Barrel restaurant north of Harrisburg and we almost missed the exit! Rick and I had enough time for a big breakfast of pancakes, eggs and bacon. There we met up with PA SV who came up from Virginia. We exchanged greetings, small talk, and the route to come. From there we went off in search of mountain passes to go roaring through. At the top of the first mountain we stopped for a picture. Sadly within three turns and 20 miles from our start we would have a crash.
Rick J came into a down hill left hand turn, grabbed both front and back brake to trail brake into the corner, but the rear wheel locked up and he began to slide a bit sideways. He then let off the rear brake and the bike promptly high sided him off of it. He landed on the asphalt, slid between a guardrail and a tree then fell about eight feet down an embankment. His bike followed him. . .