(This post is the second and final part of our 2015 “Why We Ride to the Quail” recap. Click here to read part 1.)
Saturday morning we awoke with full hearts and smiles on our faces. The Riders Dinner the night before to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation was such a communal, heart warming event. Now it was time to gather up for our group ride to The Quail Motorcycle Gathering and a day on the lawn.
The group suited up and headed out from the Hyatt Regency Monterey towards our destination. The folks at the Quail were kind enough to give us private VIP parking right on the lawn!
The Quail Lodge and Golf Club in Carmel, California is the perfect setting for a gathering like this.
This was the 7th Annual event and was bigger than ever before, with more than 350 motorcycles on the lawn for consideration in a wide variety of classes.
One such class was a Tribute to Military Motorcycles, and the entire event seemed to be flavored with a nod to our armed forces.
That included the unveiling of a build very close to our hearts. Brian Klock debuted his new Klock Werks Kustom Cycles Indian Scout, and it was a thing of beauty.
Other categories included Chopper, Antique, Japanese, British, German, Italian, Formula 750, and more.
For those that have not had the opportunity to attend, The Quail Motorcycle Gathering is a great family event. What better way to spend a Saturday than by meandering through row after row of beautiful vintage, rare, unique and historic motorcycles? The laid back vibe just adds to the event’s charm.
As the afternoon rolled around, bikes that were tagged by judges throughout the day gathered by the stage to receive their awards.
The Why We Ride Award returned as the only award voted on entirely by children. Kids 12 and under voted for the motorcycle that most inspired them to ride, and this year’s winner was a blue 1971 Honda SL70.
Why We Ride producer/director Bryan H. Carroll and his son Ethan presented the award to the bike’s owner, Paul Sampognaro.
The 2015 “Why We Ride to the Quail” is officially in the books, and we can’t wait until next year for more good times on the road and on the lawn with our friends old and new, while we celebrate all things motorcycles and help a good cause. Once again we thank all of our ride participants and sponsors for their participation and support!