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Final Countdown: Dice Party Boston

DiceParty.jpgNot that you forgotten, but we’re kicking off the Greasebag with Boston’s first ever Dice Magazine party. You’ve seen pics all over the interwebs from killer Dice parties that have been thrown all over the U.S – now it’s time for Beantown to step up. Let’s show these guys how we throw down. We’re taking over the Baseball Tavern on Boylston St, in the shadow of Fenway park and we’ve got all 3 floors, plus the roof deck to bring our own brand of idiocy too. We’ve teamed up with the guys at the Rippen’est Town Rally to throw down extra extra large – it’s not one to be missed. Plus we’ve got plenty of parking, which is fairly unheard of in Boston (I’m sure the parking lot will be a party in and of itself). Bands, booze, bikes and beantown.



Here’s the detailed run down:
Date: July 29, 2011
Place: The Baseball Tavern, 1270 Boylston St. Boston, MA
Time: 8pm
Bands: The Allstonians, The Egos, Larkin Brigade, Cradle to the Grave, Riki Rocksteady plus DJs.

3 floors plus a roof deck overlooking the Boston Skyline. Plenty of parking onsite.
Free Admission for the bar areas, small cover charge to see the bands.

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Premier Sponsors

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We’ve been pretty lucky this year with sponsors stepping up to help out our cause. You’ve seen the swag that we’re giving away, and as usual, the generosity is staggering. But what I haven’t talked about yet is the guys who’ve stepped up to provide food and drink for the Saturday night camp out. That’s right, if you come on Saturday, you’ll eat and drink for free. Ride all day, party all night – it doesn’t get better, and it’s because these guys stepped to the plate to make it possible. The names of the shops should be no surprise because they continually step up to help out grassroots events.


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Chop Shop Cycles, Milford, NH
One of the best full service shops in New England and one of the few that “gets it” from the perspective of the do-it-yourself garage builder. These guys do it all – ground up builds, fabrication, service work and even their own line of custom parts. If you’re in New England and need some help, these guys should be on your shortlist.


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Biltwell
Killer parts at affordable prices and they support this community and grassroots events like no other. Whether it be helping out events like ours or throwing their own killer bashes like the El Diablo Run or the Slab City Riot. They’ve done more to support and grow this community than anyone I can think of.

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Kickstart Cycle Supply, Fair Lawn, NJ
Parts, service and Walter is one of the best dudes on the planet. Who else do you know would make a drunken promise and turn it into the best ride & camp adventure on the East Coast. If you’ve never been on the Gypsy Run, this is the year you need to make it.


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Chop Cult
In a few short years, these guys have made a huge mark on the internets by creating one of the best online communities for the 2-wheel obsessed. From original stories to great photos to an active online forum, there aren’t many sites that can match the massive amount of quality content they put out every week.

These guys made it happen, they’re the reason you get to eat and drink for free Saturday night and they’ve been a huge help in making the Greasebag come together this year. Support their businesses, buy their products, write them a thank you note if you’re so inclined, hell, send them some fresh baked cookies. You get to party for free, the least you could do is send them a delicious snack.

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Help Spread the Word

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The Greasebag is soon approach and we could really use your help spreading the word. If you have a blog, website, twitter feed, facebook page or whatever, help us get the word out. It’s not about the vendors or raffles or hijinks that make an event (but they help), it’s about the people who show up. The more the merrier, tell the folks at your local bike shop or tattoo parlor. Hell, tell the local hot rod guys too, while it’s a bike event, we like seeing classic hot rods just as much as the next guy.

Here’s some things you can do to help out:
Copy the image above and post it on your blog along with a link to greasebag.com

Invite your facebook friends to the event. We have an official event page and everyone is invited: Official Greasebag Facebook Event

Post the flyer to your facebook page and tell your friends to come party with us.

Start a thread on your favorite message board, post the flyer and let people know about it. We have threads on the Jockey Journal and Chop Cult, but there are so many forums out there we couldn’t possibly get to them all. This would be huge, if you can help us with this, it would go a long way (just don’t spam the boards).

Get your local hoodlums together for a mini group ride out to the meet up spots.

Post a link to greasebag.com on your twitter feed and tell people to come out and hang.

Post one of the banner links from below in the sidebar or header of your blog or website and link them back to greasebag.com (for banners 2 and 3, click the image for the full size).

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You don’t have to be local to help out, you don’t have to actually make it to the event to help out (although we’d love to see you there, we realize flying in from L.A., Machu Picchu or Bali might not be realistic). If you support grass roots events geared towards us not them (you know exactly what I mean) then help us get the word and make this the rippenest underground chopper event the New England has ever seen. If you dig all the free tech we post to Knucklebuster, help us out with getting the word out. If not for us, then do it for all the sweet chopper pics that will be posted to your favorite blogs afterwords.

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Greasebag Ride & Camp, Saturday July 30

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It’s taken longer than I wanted to finalize this info, but it’s finally all settled and I can now release it to the hoards.

The Saturday ride is going to leave out of Lexington, MA and 120 miles of back roads later we’ll end up at the Laconia White Birch Campground in Belmont, NH. For those of you who camped out at the 2009 Greasebag, it’s the same spot. The crew that owns the place is top notch and welcomed us back this year with open arms. The campground is a back-to-basics, middle of the woods deal, but it’s easy to get to get back into civilization. It’s maybe 5-10 minutes from downtown Laconia, and it’s a straight shot from the campground to the show at Acme Choppers on Sunday. A camp spot is going to run $15 per person, plus you’ll be able to eat and drink for FREE thanks to our sponsors at Biltwell, Chop Shop Cycles, Kickstart Cycle Supply and Chop Cult. It goes with out saying that those guys rule. No reservations are needed to secure a camp spot, just show up and you should be all set, we’ve got plenty of room.

Ride Info
We’re going to meet up in the parking lot of the Great Road Shopping Center on Rte 225W in Lexington, MA. Take exit 31B off of Rte 128 and follow 225W down to the shopping plaza. You can’t miss it, look for Friendly’s Ice Cream and Staples, and take a left into the plaza at the light. There are plenty of gas stations and restaurants around, so everything you need to shake off the hang over from the Dice party and shove off is there. Speaking of shoving off – departure time is 11:30 sharp. If you want to ride with us, be there before then, at 11:31 we’ll be gone. You are of course free to find your own road to the campground; I’m guessing we’ll arrive there around 4:30 after gas and food stops.

As for the actual route, 225 is one of my favorite roads in MA, after getting by a bit of stop & go in town, it opens up nicely – you’re gonna dig it. There might be some changes to the actual route at the tail end of the run when I do the final pre-run. When I last road the route a few weeks back, some of the roads in NH were pretty torn up from the winter, especially if you’re riding a rigid chop. I’m going to pre-run the route one final time a week before the actual run, if the roads are still shit, we’ll divert to more friendly asphalt.

Here’s a link to the actual turn-by-turn directions of the run as it stands now: Greasebag Run Route

One last thing – we’ll have some basic tools with us for roadside repairs, but no chase trucks with trailers to haul you home if you’re engine blows up. As always, if your bike is prone shrapnel oil explosions, be prepared with what you need to get it back on the road or a cell phone to call someone to pick you up. We’ll make every effort within reason to keep folks on the road, but we’re not going to hold up the pack for half a day.

More camping info:
We’re only camping one night, so this should be pretty simple, bring what you need for the night/next day, which I would imagine to be minimal. One thing I would highly suggest packing is some bug spray, we’re in the middle of the woods, those fuckers will eat you alive. The campground has proper bathrooms and showers should you need them; we’ll have firewood, food and beer. If your adult beverage preference is more exotic than beer, that’s on you. If you want to make smores by the campfire, ask McGoo for some pointers and bring your own chocolate. If you need a lazy boy and HD widescreen satellite TV to really enjoy the experience, please don’t come.

This last bit should go with out saying, but I’m going to say it anyway. Regardless of everything else, we’re going to have a killer time – we’ll eat, drink, get stupid, be loud, rowdy and pass out in the dirt. We’ll do all of this while being respectful to the campgrounds. This is a family run business that has been in operation for generations. They are great people who have opened their arms up to us and let us stay loud and rowdy till the wee hours of the morning (they even came down and partied with us last time we were there). Don’t be a fucktard.

So let’s recap the essentials:

Ride info:
11:30 departure from Great Road Shopping Center
Rte 225W in Lexington, MA
Exit 31B off Rte 128

Link to run route: Greasebag Run Route

Camp Info
Laconia White Birch Campground, 148 Bean Hill Rd, Belmont, NH
$15 per person
Free food, free drink
No reservations needed

Get stoked.

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Greasebag Sponsor: BikeExif.com

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BikeExif.com is easily one of my top 5 motorcycle sites. These guys elevated the quality of bike blogs by leaps and bounds with their focus on quality photography and well written articles, and they’re pumping it out on almost a daily basis. I also really dig that they don’t focus on one singular type of bike style. You’ll find everything from cafe racers to vintage iron to sportbikes and even choppers. For someone like me, who’s outlook is rooted in the chopper / vintage bike scene, it provides a great viewpoint into some of the best bikes being done in other styles. I love pretty much all things 2-wheeled, regardless of what clique it might be popular with so BikeExif is a daily stop when I’m pointing and clicking around the ‘net.

I’m stoked that these guys have signed on to be one of the Trophy Sponsors for the Greasebag. Having their support means a ton, even more so because they’re based in Australia. Just goes to show that the people who give to and support this community we are all are a part of are not constricted by international borders. I will continue to harp on this point because it’s one of the main reasons the Greasebag exists – it’s about our community coming together to celebrate what we love, it’s about making shit happen without concern for profit margins or marketing strategies, it’s all about getting together and having a damn good time.

If BikeExif is not one of your daily clicks, it should be. Check them out at http://www.bikeexif.com/

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Greasebag 2011

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Friday, July 29:
Dice Magazine Pre-Party
The Baseball Tavern, 1270 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
Bikes, Bands, Booze, Babes, Boston. In conjunction with the Rippin’est Town Rally.

Saturday, July 30
Ride the back roads from MA to NH.
Camp in the woods. Eat and drink for free. Cause a ruckus.
Sponsored by Biltwell, Chop Shop Cycles, Kickstart Cycle Supply and ChopCult.com

Sunday, July 31
Party. Bike Show. Swap Meet.
Food, music, beer, give aways, prizes.
Acme Choppers, 14 Lexington Dr, Laconia NH

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Greasebag Run

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Details to come.

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Flyer & Poster Packs

I’m sending out flyer & poster packs for the Greasebag on Monday. If you can help with passing out flyers to your friends or dropping off a stack at your local shop or bike nite, email me your address and I will send you a stack, plus a couple of posters.
email me at grail21@gmail.com

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Preliminary Greasebag Saturday Ride Info

Departure Time: 11-11:30am
That should give you enough time to work off most of your hang over from the night before, get breakfast and gas up.

Departure Location: Still finalizing this, I want to do a pre-run before I let it out to the general public. But here’s what I know:
Departure will be an easily accessible location off 128 North West of Boston OR an alternative might be from the North Shore area. A ride containing some time on Route 225 is my preference though, that road is quite nice.
Actual time on the road time will be around 3 hours, give or take, 120 to 150 miles. Add in time for gas stops, road side repairs, food, etc. and that should put the total run time around 5 hours or so. That will put us at the camp in the early evening with plenty of time to setup your tent, go grab food, ride the surrounding roads or get lit up like a roman candle.
The ride will be pretty laid back, I’m trying to minimize the number road changes, while still making it interesting. We’ll be using secondary roads, no highways. If you feel like chiming in with some road suggestions, by all means go right ahead.

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Greasebag Sponsorship Info

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All the Greasebag sponsor and vendor information is done and ready to download in one handy PDF file. If you’re interested in being either a sponsor or vendor, click the link below to get all the info. If you have any questions or want to reserve a spot, email me directly at grail21@gmail.com or give me a call at 978-590-3412.
– grail

Greasebag Sponsor & Vendor Book (pdf format)

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