RetroRiders 2023 Raffle Bike

26 Oct

The Next Raffle Bike: 1963 Honda CA77 305 Honda Dream

Candidates for next years raffle bike

12 Oct
This Honda dream has been offered. It won’t need much work. Maybe replace the seat cover.

This Kawasaki 1100 Spectre has been offered. We would likely take the windjammer off and return the bike to stock appearance.

So send an email to with your preference. This includes the people that were at tonights meeting.

2022 RetroRider Vintage Motorcycle Show results

25 Sep
Best American Bike 1949 Indian Scout owned by Richard Hart
Best British Bike and BEST OF SHOW 1933 Sunbeam owned by Dan Doersam
Best Japanese Pre 1980 1970 Honda 175 Scrambler owned by Donald Gerlach
Best Japanese 1980 -1997 1982 Honda Turbo 500 owned by Ron Jones
Best European 1960 Ducati 175 Super Sport owned by Kris McKinney
Best Modified/Open Class 1959 Triumph Bonneville owned by Dan Doersam
Best Competition Bike 1997 Honda CR500 owned by Brian Ivey
The 1982 Honda FT500 was won by Rick Lentz. The RetroRiders were supported in this restoration by High Desert Specialty Coating (ceramic coating of the exhaust system), Classic MotoWorks for tires and tuning and many hours of labor by RetroRider members to complete this project.
This was what we started with. Thanks to Diane Rasmussen for donating this gem

We collected $927 in donations at the show. We collected $5000 in raffle ticket sales. I was given $130 in donations to pay for the trophies, but Bill Matthiesen decide to donate them and give the trophy money to the charity so I will write a check to Heads-Up Tricities for $130. In total we raised $6057 this year. In our 16 yaers of doing these shows and 8 bike raffles we have raised over $40,000 for our charity partners (Habitat for Humanity, The Lourdes Foundation and Heads-Up Tricities.

RetroRiders Provided a Vintage Bike Display at 2 Local Retirement homes

12 Jun
This old guy was telling us about his AJS
We had 12 bikes show up and the weather was fine
A good variety of bikes
The display on Saturday was at Brook dale in Richland
On Sunday the display was at Tricities Retirement Center in Pasco.
The weather was a little threatening but the significant rain held off until we were gone.
Thanks to all who showed up this weekend

Classy Chassy winner

25 May

We won Peoples Choice Best Restored/Stock 1970-2000 Bike at Classy Chassy in Kennewick May 14, 2022

The Bike & Trophy are at JMC Honda in Pasco. Raffle tickets can be purchased there too.

Classy Chassy in Kennewick

15 May
We sold about 70 raffle tickets yesterday. It started out slow, but when the sun came out things picket up. We got a lot of complements on the bike but no trophies.

Rob Rolen finished another Water Buffalo

15 Mar
Is that 4 now?

Raffle Bike On Display

2 Mar
The 1982 Honda FT500 Ascot is on display at JMC Motor Sports in Pasco by the Cable Bridge. They graciously agreed to display it for us. They have raffle tickets at their shop. You can also get tickets at J & L Hydraulics (Jim’s Office) in Pasco. Tickets are $5 and benefit the Foster Child Program at Head’s Up Tricities. The drawing is September 24th, 2022. WE have to thank Classic MotoWorks for donation of tires and technical help. High Desert Custom Coatings powder coated the exhaust system for us.

Raffle Bike Progress

16 Oct

Rick Laws has been in the shop almost every day working on the raffle bike.

Now the Head light works, the turn signals work and the horn works. We are still working on the brakes.

RetroRiders clean-up at the Cool Desert Nights Show & Shine.

2 Oct
Initially We had 5 bikes there. Alan Greens Honda 750 SuperSport, My Norton, Kris McKinney’s Ducati 175, Yamaha Street Tracker and the MZ Side Car Rig. David Milne brought his BMW side Car rig, a vintage Indian and a vintage Harley.
We did very well with the trophies Best Stock, Best British, Best Japanese, Best Side car rig, Best European, second place side car