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... and our dedicated volunteers !!
Why are we here?
Our #1 purpose is to support the Buffalo and Western New York motorcycling community while helping to
promote fundraisers for charitable organizations and other biker-related causes.
We've helped promote events for many charity organizations including:
We also want to demonstrate to the public and to all officials that motorcycling is more than a stimulating and invigorating recreation. For many people, riding is a socially responsible form of personal transportation that saves energy, reduces congestion, adds parking spaces, helps the environment and provides a broad range of other public benefits. Today there are over two hundred and twenty million cars and light trucks crowding American roads and seven million registered motorcycles. If more motorcycles become a regular part of the transportation mix, it will help make urban parking easier and traffic will flow better.
Motorcycle registrations are on the rise! In 1999 New York State had 190,745 registered motorcycles and Western New York had 25,540. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles reports that the registrations have risen to over 400 thousand for New York State and over 60 thousand registered motorcycles for Buffalo and Western New York!
World wide demand for motorcycles is forecast to advance to 41.9 million units, valued at $40 billion within the next few years. Motorcycles are appealingly fuel-effecient. Motorcycles get 50.1 mpg on average, while passenger cars get 22.3 mpg, and light trucks and SUV's get only 17.7 mpg. A motorcycle with a 5-gallon tank can go 200-250 miles between fill-ups!
So another words, not only is it fun to ride a motorcycle but...
We are also members and big supporters of ABATE
(American Bikers Aimed Towards Education).
We strongly support and respect our local fire fighters, law enforcement, emergency responders and our active and veteran military forces. Without you, our freedom would be non-existent!
Our mission is to be a straight-forward, easy-to-use, old-school, back-to-basics, no-frills "Virtual Motorcycle Club" and web site catering to motorcycle enthusiasts. Our club t-shirts and helmet stickers have been voted "Best Biker Design"! We also pride ourselves on being a Motorcycle Directory with a "personal touch". Whether your a BIKER who likes to "Ride the Net" or a Computer Nut who likes bikes, you'll want to visit Cyberspokes.com daily!
In additions to hundreds of motorcycle-related sites and event calendars, Cyberspokes.com also provides access to Biker chat rooms, free classifieds, tech tips and discussions groups. We can also show you how to find sites specializing in Tattoos, Blues, Rock & Roll, and more biker favorites.
Because we realize that not everyone can afford (or wants) a high-speed Internet connection, we designed our site to be a bare-bones no-frills resource. Unlike many other sites which make you wait 10-minutes while you download useless graphics or flash images, we make it as easy as possible for you to get to the information you need, quickly and efficiently. This also makes it much easier to use with your Smartphone and other mobile devices.
Find information about our informal Cyberspokes Club Meetings on our Clubhouse page.
Looking for something for you or your Bike? Somewhere to ride? Something to do? Whatever it is... this site will help you discover where to find it.
Please note: We HIGHLY encourage you to patronize your LOCAL BUSINESSES FIRST. Then, if they can't help you... "Ride the Net".
What makes Cyberspokes different from the others?
Cyberspokes originally started out in 1999 when David J. Owczarczyk, aka "Dave O" was looking for a way to combine his love of motorcycles with helping out those less fortunate in the community.
But, as both the Internet and the motorcycle industry were getting very popular, we started to notice that several things were happening. There were plenty of Motorcycle-related web sites being created everyday but most of them were either too large and impersonal, or too small and basic. Many of the Motorcycle Directory sites automatically added any link or event which was submitted, without even checking to see what they were! Most of the Motorcycle Club or Personal Sites just contained a lot of boobie-shots and four-letter words.
Now, don't get me wrong. We like a good dose of smut every now and then
"Dave O" used to love when his big brother Chet' Junior's friend Eddie would roar into the driveway on his Harley to visit, or when the local Lackawanna Motorcop would let him sit on his department-issued Panhead. Chet Junior was always tinkering with an old car in the backyard and he often took little Davie along on his weekly trips to the junkyard. This influence led to hours of enjoyment playing with his favorite toy, the Evel Knievel Stunt Motorcycle set. Also, Mom & Dad O found themselves buying "Dave O" a new Big Wheel (and pair of Tough-Skins) just about every 6 months or so, because his radical driving would shred the plastic front tires to bits. Or was it the fact that most 8 year-olds shouldn't weigh 170 pounds? Tough-Skins were supposed to have reinforced knees but Davie was a hefty fella, so by the time his mom tailored them for his girth, they were actually Tough-Ankles. He then graduated to jumping ramps with his Huffy Thunder-Road and other assorted banana-bicycles.
Although "Dave O's" mom wouldn't let him own his own motorized 2-wheeler, he took advantage of every chance he could get to ride his buddy Vince's mini-bike and his friend Kenny's dirt bike. One day he side swiped a moving car on the mini-bike, and then the next day he witnessed one of his ramp-jumping buddies break an arm. But hey, that only added to the mystique!
As a teen-ager "Dave O" was your typical beer-drinking, rock & roll'n, piss pot but he always kept his head on straight and tried to keep run-ins with the authorities down to a minimum. Although he enjoyed his share of inexpensive, fixer-up cars and four-by-fours, there was still no cash (or Mom's permission) for a Harley in his driveway.
Fast-forward 20 years later, "Dave O" was now settled down enough (with his marriage, job, mortgage, car payments, and college degree in computer science) to afford a used Harley Davidson Sporty. "Dave O" and his wife Sharon's first long trip was a 700+ mile round-trip to Vermont. On an 883 with a stock seat and straight pipes, this could best be described as "hemorrhoids on a jack-hammer". But that didn't scare them. After all they've been married for over 20 years!
Sometimes they rode, sometimes they trailered, and sometimes they flew... but one thing was for damn sure: Daytona, Sturgis, Laconia, Myrtle Beach, and more were now a reality. "Dave O" sold the Sporty six years later, and got his "Panhead Chopper" with a 96 c.i. stroker power-plant.
But then tragedy struck!
Dave O. was rushed to the emergency room in excruciating pain. His appendix had burst wide open! The doctor said he may not make it if they didn't operate immediately. After weeks in the hospital, multiple surgeries, and years of recovery for a Peritonitis, liver infections, and Crohn's disease, Dave O. slowly made it back in the saddle. Then, a few years later Dave's wife Sharon was taken to the Emergency Room with a serious Pulmonary Embolism. So, needless to say, they can't hit ALL the biker events anymore.
Dave had to sell the Panhead Chopper
but he still rides!
Although "Dave O" does most of the web stuff for Cyberspokes, Sharon is the reluctant talent behind all of the our flyers and much much more. And don't forget our Public Relations guru Carolyn "Cartman" Dubicki. She's the best!
Check this pic of Dave O and R2K at Hog Holiday riding Sharon's 1979 Kawasaki KZ-650. Hey, no jap-bike jokes! It doesn't matter what you ride, as long as your ride!
Ride Free !!