Once again, Thunder Roads Ohio will be partnering with regional motorcycle clubs and charitable organizations to produce motorcycle event calendars to support local charities, events, and the motorcycle community. The Events Calendars serve as a comprehensive resource for motorcycle enthusiasts to reference rides, bike nights, benefits, and other related events throughout the area. They help support local charities and non-profit events throughout the areas served as well by providing a means of effectively informing riders of their events. This entire endeavor is done to serve the motorcycle community and help support local charities by providing an extremely cost-effective means for reaching thousands of riders. Beyond the services provided by the calendars themselves, advertising and sponsorships also raise funds that are then used to support various charities and events within the local communities. For instance, OVER $25,000 has been distributed to help support local non-profit organizations and charitable events since the Akron calendar’s launch alone.
NEW FOR 2020 – COLUMBUS AND CLEVELAND CALENDARS BENEFIT LOCAL VETERANS PROGRAMS
This year, we are proud to announce that the Calendar Program will be expanded to Columbus and Cleveland with the assistance of the Combat Veterans MA in those areas. CVMA 12-1 (Columbus) and CVMA 12-7 (Cleveland) will be raising funds to support local veterans organizations and those in need within their own communities by selling ads and calendar sponsorships with the assistance of Thunder Roads Ohio.
CLEVELAND AND COLUMBUS SPONSORS NEEDED!
Expanded Digital Presence with ReasonsToRide.com
ReasonsToRide.com (RTR) is the new digital partner of TRO and the Regional Event Calendar Program. With their support, we are able to offer even more opportunities for groups to get their message out and even more exposure for the Calendars themselves. RTR offers the Nation’s Most Comprehensive and Advanced motorcycle events listings along with blogs, ride registrations, and informative feature content of interest to riders throughout the country. You can access their website at ReasonsToRide.com and enter event information there as well directly.
Organizations can include their event and reach over 10,000 active riders – for as little as $20!
NETWORK with other Organizations and Event Organizers at Regional Event Meetings
As in years past, the process will begin with an informational meeting and “meet-n-greet” hosted with our regional partners. These meetings are a great opportunity for charitable organizations, bar owners, local promoters, and other event organizers to discuss dates, exchange months in advance for their rides, bikes shows, and other events to know what else is going on that same day or weekend. In addition, there will also be a round table discussion on how to promote local events, obtain insurance and sanctioning from the AMA, organize volunteers, and other topics of interest to event organizers.
The regional meetings are being planned for the following regions at this point.
AKRON DAYTON (Southwest Ohio) COLUMBUS / CENTRAL OHIO
CLEVELAND TOLEDO (Northwest Ohio)
Email us at Events.ThunderRoads@gmail.com or Events@ReasonsToRide.com for more information on meetings in your area. The meetings are free to attend and there is no obligation or big sales pitch associated with it. We do request advance registration though, so we can plan accordingly. Please confirm your spot by emailing ThunderRoadsOhio@gmail.com with information on your organizations and event(s) and who will be attending. We will reply back with confirmation details and make sure that we save you some seats!
PLEASE NOTE – These calendars offer GREAT opportunities to reach riders throughout the year – extremely cost effectively. For information on advertising or possibly sponsoring the calendars, call (937)381-9389 or email BikeShowInfo@gmail.com
INTERSTED IN PRODUCING A CALENDAR IN YOUR AREA? ALREADY WORKING ON SOMETHING LIKE THIS?
We would welcome the chance to partner with more groups and expand this program to even more areas. Our business model is to partner with charitable organizations or driven individuals in each area to produce these calendars and support our efforts locally. We believe that these calendars both represent an incredible fund-raising opportunity and legitimately provide a solid service to the local riding community.
We are also aware that there are individuals already working on similar efforts in some areas we don’t already cover. We would welcome the chance to help support these efforts and have ZERO interest in competing with existing programs. With the magazine and our corporate partners, we might have additional resources and tools that might be of assistance.
For more information, email us at ThunderRoadsOhio@gmail.com