Recently, Rick B., the elder statesman of BikeBound and traveling correspondent, hit the 16th Annual
Riding into History™ Motorcycle Concours at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida. Each year, the event attracts 3000-4000 vintage and antique motorcycles from across the country, and that doesn’t include the neat bikes you see in the parking areas and around town!
Riding into History is a 501(c)3 organization, and all of the staff is volunteer. This year’s charity was K9s for Warriors, a non-profit that provides service dogs to veterans suffering from PTSD or TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) as a result of their service for our nation.
To date, RIH has raised more than $350,000 for various charities, and they raised $40,000 last year for K9s for Warriors–an amount matched by the Weaver Foundation.
Some of Rick’s favorites included a very well-kept Honda Scrambler just like the one his father had, a delicious gold Yamaha XS650 identical to the one a close of his owned in law school. There were was also a rich assortment of Vincents, and some truly stunning Nortons.
The event does not attract 3000-4000 bikes. Closer to 175, with the majority of them owned by a single person. While it can be a fun event, you can see the entire thing in an hour.