AMAZING Cheap Life

AMAZING Cheap Life

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Donated prizes for DGR




I just got confirmation that my TWO top local sponsors will receive a free oil change, shipped to their door from Spectro Oils, valued at $64.00 each.  Spectro is the ONLY oil we use.
Here's the link again to sponsor me- Chris Gibbany   


I am only offering this to my LOCAL supporters.  I will run this contest through next Wednesday, August 16 at 12 noon.  I will contact you if you won.  Here is their website if you want to look around:  http://spectro-oils.com/ 


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Winner gets~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Each winner gets 4 Quarts of Oil of his/her choice: Straight, Semi Synthetic or Full Synthetic.
A full Synthetic Oil Change is Valued at $16.00 a quart or $64.00 per oil change.


2017 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride in Harrison, Arkansas

For the first time ever, I am hosting the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride in Harrison, Arkansas.  The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is a global motorcycle fund-raising event to raise awareness of prostate cancer and male suicide prevention. The parade is held in over 600 cities across 95 countries with people dressing “dapper” while riding classic and vintage styled bikes. Riders are required to wear dapper clothing, such as silk vests, tweed suits or while sporting their “Sunday’s best”.   Although the ride is to raise awareness for men, women can ride also to support the men in their lives.  The ride carries no entry fee, and riders are encouraged to raise sponsorship money for prostate cancer research and male suicide prevention on behalf of charity partner The Movember Foundation.

The event has specific rules about the type of bikes that can participate- cafĂ© racers, trackers, scramblers, classics, bobbers, vintage scooters, old school choppers, bratstyle, side cars and modern classics.  The style guide can be viewed here- https://www.gentlemansride.com/about/style-guide.  The event is not open to sport bikes, cruisers, adventure bikes, dirt bikes or modern scooters.  It is focused on remaining small with a niche group of riders and bikes to ensure that the ride is kept manageable.  DGR is a niche event that is centered on certain bike styles that you don’t normally see in your daily commute.  The ride is about being SEEN on city streets so the bikes will be running at very low speeds.  The idea is to limit its growth but increase its longevity.  The dapper attire adds to the appeal.

The event was started in 2012 by Mark Hawwa from Sydney, Australia as a way to connect the local and global scenes for a bit of fun and theatre.  Mark was influenced by an image of fictional character Don Draper from the series “Mad Men” sitting atop a classic Matchless motorcycle.  In 2012, he got over 2500 people to participate in over 64 cities.  In 2013 he decided to partner with a charity to keep moving forward.

Only registered riders can participate in the DGR event.  Riders can register at https://www.gentlemansride.com/.  Each rider can then choose which city they want to participate in, create a profile, choose a fundraising goal and then strive to garner donations.  Only riders who are registered on the event’s website can see the ride route.  This ensures that no drop-ins of unregistered riders occur, as well as maximizes fundraising potential.  There are lots of prizes to be won by the riders who bring in the most donations through sponsorships. 

All riders who raise over $200 will receive the exclusive Ride Dapper patch in recognition of their work in helping fight prostate cancer and improve men’s mental health. These patches can only be earned, not bought.


The highest fundraiser globally will receive a treasure trove of highly esteemed prizes in recognition of their exemplary efforts for DGR 2017. The prizes include: All-new Triumph Bonneville Bobber, Limited Zenith DGR Ton-Up Watch, and the exclusive 2017 DGR x Hedon Kingpin Helmet, a one-of-a-kind custom Hedon Heroine full-face helmet.  








There are also second and third prizes that are almost as great which also include a Triumph motorcycle, Zenith watch and Hedon helmet.  This year, for the first time, all riders who unlock all of the badges in their rider dashboards will go into the draw to win other prizes. Winners will be chosen at random.
The ride will take place globally on Sunday September 24.  If you would like to support my ride for men’s health, you can sponsor me at https://www.gentlemansride.com/fundraiser/CHRISGIBBANY144303 . There are only three other cities in Harrison that are participating in the DGR so let’s put Harrison on the map and make this a successful city to help men’s health. 


At the time of this writing, with just 45 days to go, there are 15,320 riders registered and $481,693 has been raised.  The small and dedicated team from Sydney, Australia who manages this has a target of $5 million dollars to add to the already raised $8 million that the event has raised in its four years of fundraising.  

Friday, July 14, 2017

Ambassador for motorcycle tourism for the state of Arkansas

When I got back from North Carolina, I had an email about being videoed for promoting motorcycle tourism in Arkansas.

The crew came up Tuesday and filmed with me and in about two weeks the video should be released.

Matt Bell at The Convention and Visitor's Bureau (CVB) had sent the tourism department some of my publicity.  I decided to have The HUB as the background of the video shoot.

Here is a photo that Greg Spradlin, the videographer took of our bikes up against the side of The HUB.

Arkansas motorcycle tourism The HUB Marble Falls, Arkansas

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Motorcycles and Muscle Cars

Got a new event starting this Saturday July 8- Motorcycles and Muscle Cars.  Check it out!

So far Gold Eagle, Eckler's, Spectro Oils and Avon Tyres are sponsors.







Friday, June 30, 2017

Renegade Magazine

Newest issue of Renegade Magazine.  Read online for FREE here