Potomac Vintage Riders

Welcome to Potomac Vintage Riders

RESTORE. RIDE. REPAIR. REPEAT.

Established in 1999 by Motorcycling Enthusiasts for Motorcycling Enthusiasts

Club Events

British & European Day

May 21, 2017

Vintage Seminars

(Twice Yearly)

PVR Annual Road Ride
(Spring 2017)

Iron Man and Club Picnic
(Late Summer 2017)

Cross Country

We have a 10 race vintage and Post vintage cross country series. Vintage is for bikes built before 1975 and Post Vintage is for bikes built from 1975 – 1994. There are age classes for 50+, 60+ and 70+ and displacement classes that run from 200 and under to open class. There are further sub categories in the PV classes broken down by year. Historic 1975 – 1977, PV 1978 – 1984 (Non disk brake), PV modern 1983 – 1987 (Front disk only) and Pre Modern 1985 – 1994 (front and rear disk brakes)

 

All races have classes that include Expert, Intermediate and Novice. Tracks are usually 3.5 – 4.5 miles long and offer a wide range of trail conditions from single track, grass track and fire roads. All races are 1 hour plus a lap on the leader. Vintage races normally start in the morning followed by the Post Vintage race 45 minutes after the end of the Vintage race.

 

Road Events

Vintage and Post Vintage Motocross

Potomac Vintage Riders sponsors the AHRMA Mid-Atlantic Vintage and Post Vinage Motocross racing series. AHRMA'smission is to preserve a particular time in the history of the sport of motocross.

 

AHRMA Motocross is dedicated to preserving these machines, the sights and sounds, the racetracks and the riding techniques and strategies of this bygone era. Our rules are carefully crafted to make sure these machines will never become obsolete again.

 

Track venues include such famous tracks as Budds Creek, Lake Sugar Tree, Devil's Ridge, Tomahawk, Millville, and Unadilla. More details on race schedule and standings are found here.

 

 

Every year the Potomac Vintage Riders sponsors a fun-filled day long vintage road ride for members and guests. We pick a great starting venue and set out out as a club and ride a pre-determined scenic road route. Along the way there is usualy a stop for a meal and then a return to the starting venue followed by great conversation and comraderie among members.

 

Come join in and meet a great group of vintage riding enthusiasts for a great day of enjoyment. Details on the next road ride may be found here.

Vintage Observed Trials

York Swap Meet

The Potomac Vintage Riders’ York Swap Meet has become one of the largest indoor vintage motorcycle events on the East Coast! This single day event includes a full day of swap meet trading, a motorcycle corral and a judged motorcycle show. The event is held every January at the York, PA Fairgrounds and is all under one roof in the Memorial Hall East building.

 

Vendor spots, bike corral, and auction information is available on our Your Swap Meet page.

Observed Trials is a competitive sport ridden on vintage trials bikes that were, in general, produced before the advent of the modern mono-shock machines. The bikes may be from the pre ’65 era of British two and four stroke motorcycles, the early post ’65 era of Spanish trials bikes, or Japanese or European trials motorcycles which came slightly later; all of these having either two rear shock absorbers or being of rigid frame.

 

The object of “Observed Trials” is to ride through specified courses, called sections, without setting your feet down, riding out-of-bounds, or stopping. These sections are generally laid out in wooded areas and use the natural terrain to form different obstacles used to test the rider’s balance and throttle control. The sections are placed along a trail which forms a loop. There may be eight to twelve or more “observed sections” along the loop which is ridden several times, giving the rider new chances to attempt each section. A set number of loops ridden is announced at the beginning of the Trial, as well as the “finish time”. At the end of the Trial, riders hand in their score sheets, and their scores are tallied by rider/machine classes. The lowest score takes the highest place in each class.

 

More details on the Potomac Vintage Riders/MAVT Trials program can be found here.

 

PVR Leaders

President
Don Broxson

Vice President
Brian O'Connor

Vice President

MX Coordinator

Fred Guidi

 

Treasurer

Bill Nazelrod

 

Secretary

Nick Taylor

 

Swap Meet Coordinator

Allen Brown

 

Road Captain

Will Gahrmann

 

Cross Country Coordinator

Dave Kutskel

 

Trials Coordinator

Mark Williams

 

Membership Coordinator

Al Conte

Become a Member

The Potomac Vintage Riders motorcycle club was formed in the fall of 1999 by a group of local enthusiasts in the Washington, DC area. We are an AMA sanctioned and AHRMA affiliated motorcycle club.

 

PVR is a versatile group with its members involved in all forms of vintage motorcycling, including motocross, cross-country, dirt track, observed trials, road-race or just-for- fun street riding.

 

The club is sponsoring the following upcoming events for 2017:

  • 2016 PVR Club Christmas Party on December 10, 2016 at the Broom Factory in Baltimore, MD

  • 2017 AHRMA Awards Banquet and Season Kickoff on January 21, 2016 in York, PA

  • 2017 PVR York Swapmeet on January 22, 2018 at the York Fairgrounds in York, PA

PVR is the sponsor of the AHRMA North Atlantic vintage motocross and cross country series. The club also promotes trials events in the Mid-Atlantic Trials series and annually sponsors a road ride through the Virginia countryside. PVR also is the sponsor of a January vintage motorcycle swap meet in York, PA, one of the largest indoor events of its kind. Its membership roster extends throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. PVR meets monthly for business and socializing, alternating between Maryland and Virginia with occasional social events in neighboring states. New members always welcome.

Interested in joining PVR?


We’d enjoy having you as a member.

 

Sign up through Paypal

So you don’t have to fill out a membership application, we’ll use the information from your PayPal account for our membership records. If you want to alter any of that information, please send us a note with your PayPal payment.

 

Or, just click here for a printable form.  Fill it out and send it in along with $25 cash or check made payable to Potomac Vintage Riders (PVR).

 

Potomac Vintage Riders

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P.O. Box 3334

Merrifield, VA 22116-3334


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