Snyder's Riders July Monthly Tune-up
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Snyder's Riders Monthly Tune-up

Get excited for July!

Thank you again for being a Snyder's Riders member. With the Fourth of July coming up as well as other summer plans, we're offering some tips on staying safe for any traveling you'll do. This month, also stay tuned for the first of two Pledge gift card drawings and our Gear Up Giveaway winner!

Motorcycle Airbag Recall Alert

Honda Goldwings (model years 2006-2010) are now a part of the massive Takata airbag recall. These airbags can rupture and propel shrapnel at the rider. See if your motorcycle is affected by checking your VIN or by calling your motorcycle dealership/service location.

Calendar of Events

*SR* designates events where Hal & Snyder’s Riders will be present. Check social media for any updates, cancellations, or additional events.
  • Thursday, June 30 - Tilted Kilt Bike Night, Robinson, PA – *SR*
  • Thursday, July 7 - Three Rivers Harley Davidson, Glenshaw, PA – *SR*
  • Friday, July 8 - *Gear Up Contest Ends*
  • Saturday July 9-Sunday, July 17 – Harley Davidson of Erie BikeFest, PA
  • Sunday, July 10 – Gatto Harley Davidson Summer Luau Party & Pig Roast, Tarentum, PA - *SR*
  • Tuesday, July 12 – *#CertificationSelfie Contest Starts*
  • Wednesday July 13-Sunday, July 17 - Roar on the Shore, Erie, PA
  • Sunday, July 17 - Diabetes Tour de Cure, Harmony, PA
  • Tuesday, July 19 – Jergel’s Bike Night Ladies Night, Warrendale – *SR*
  • Wednesday July 20 - Cycle Gear, Allison Park, PA – *SR*
  • Friday July 22-Sunday, July 24 - Penn-Ohio Full Throttle, Sharon, PA
  • Wednesday, July 27-Sunday, July 31 - MountainFest, Morgantown, WV
  • Thursday, July 28 – Tilted Kilt Bike Night, Robinson, PA - *SR*
  • Thursday, July 28-Saturday, July 30 - HOG Rally, Williamsport, PA

Planning to Travel This Summer?

With the holiday weekend coming up, remember to prepare yourself and your bike for any and all travel.  Before anything, inspect your bike. Check tires and wheels, controls, lights, oil, chassis (the base frame), and the kickstand (think of the acronym T.-C.L.O.C.K.S.). If you’re packing any form of luggage on your bike, be sure that it’s secure and doesn’t obstruct any bike controls or mechanisms, especially your lights. There’s nothing worse than leaving for a long ride only to find out that your bike wasn’t prepared to make the trip.  

Likewise, prepare yourself. When preparing for a ride, think to yourself, “Are you R.E.A.D.Y.?"

R – Stay relaxed and refreshed.
E – Make sure you’re equipped with full and proper riding gear.
A - Anticipate likely activity and potential threats. Be prepared for increased holiday traffic, distracted drivers, construction zones, weather conflicts, etc.
D – Be drug, alcohol, and distraction free. Reminder
over 40 percent of motorcycle fatalities are related to some type of impairment, including medications that may affect your riding abilities.
Y – Be prepared to yield to aggressive drivers. Ultimately, it is YOUR attitude that determines how you ride. It doesn't pay to be “right” if you are the one paying the price!
Also consider the helmet laws of other states you may travel through. Remember, while we have specific exemptions allowing freedom of choice here in Pennsylvania, a properly fit DOT helmet is still our number one recommended piece of riding gear!
Finally, allow extra time to reach your destination. Leave yourself ample time to deal with any “unknowns.” If you’re tired, pull off the road and reconsider your plans.  Driving “zoned out” is no way to enjoy your ride, let alone ride safely.
Above all, enjoy your time in “the saddle” by considering these basic tips. That way we can all Ride Alongside this holiday travel season!
Current Giveaway

Our “Gear Up” giveaway is still active!
For a chance to win, upload a photo of you or a friend gearing up for a safe ride. The contest closes at midnight on Friday, July 8. One winner will be randomly selected on July 11 to win a Gear Gift Bundle:
  • $25 Cycle Gear gift card (Allison Park)
  • $25 Three Rivers Harley-Davidson gift card (Glenshaw)
  • $25 Gatto Harley-Davidson gift card (Tarentum)
  • $25 ProRider Pittsburgh gift card (Oakdale)
  • $20 Outback Steakhouse meal card (North Hills)
Our Next Giveaway!

Starting on July 12, you can enter our second official giveaway, #CertificationSelfie. Submit a selfie with (or a photo of) your rider’s certification card, safety training certificate, etc. Take the opportunity to take a safety course now so that you’ll have your certificate ready to go. Stay tuned for more information.
It's easy to enter these giveaways: Just visit the contest tab on our Facebook page and upload your photo. You can also participate on Twitter and Instagram by sharing photos and tagging @SnydersRiders (public profiles only). No social media? Email your submission to
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