News and Information


This is the latest news and information in the biker world here in Las Vegas.  As part of our renovation of the site, we will be breaking down stories into business and industry news, and general news.  If you have a story you would like to share, send the information to will@sincitybiker.com.  Sin City Biker reserves the right to make final judgement regarding what stories are featured here for both business and industry news and general news.

Business and Industry News

This is the latest news about the motorcycle and biker friendly businesses and industries relating to the Las Vegas area.  This includes bike shops and motorcycle related businesses and industries as well as biker friendly businesses.  Again, send your stories or press releases to will@sincitybiker.com.

Ace Cycles under new ownership

Daniel from Ace Cycles has sold his business, and has retired to his home country in the deep south.  Ace Cycles is now known as Sixx Pigz Kustom Cycles.  They still have the same staff and friendly service, but with new owners.  Stop by to see them at 3765 Lossee Road in North Las Vegas for all of your custom and repair needs.

Leatherneck Leather Repairs

Karen, who had previously worked at Leather Headquarters on Rancho Rd, has branched out on her own doing leather repairs at the Leatherneck Bar & Galley from Sunday through Thursday from 11 am to 7 pm.  She is an active member of the motorcycle community, and will sew on patches as well as doing minor alterations.  For information, call her at (702)427-2990.


MGM Parking Fees

Although this is not technically "motorcycle industry" news, it is motorcycle related, and is worthy of mention.  I do not know if this is due to formal policy, or a rare case of corporate common sense, but MGM properties have recently instituted parking fees at their resorts.  I had been concerned about this, as I occasionally work at their properties.  Being exclusively on a motorcycle, I was delighted when I went to one of their properties on my bike, and was waved around the gate.  This has happened at every MGM property since, so I can only assume that if it is not a formal policy, it is an unwritten common practice at MGM resorts.  We here at Sin City Biker would like to extend our thanks to MGM Resorts for this practice.  Please share this information and support MGM Resorts for their support of the motorcycle community.

General MC Community News

This section contains news that doesn't involve business and industry that affects or concerns the local motorcycle community.  If you have a story you would like to have featured here, send it to will@sincitybiker.com,

Sin City Marine Riders Semper Fi Event

The Sin City chapter of the Marine Riders is hosting their second annual benefit for the Semper Fi fund this May.  They are in need of donations for this worthy cause.  They are collecting items for raffle prizes and a silent auction.  To make a monetary donation, visit their website at www.marineriderssincity.com and click on any donation link, or donate directly at fundraising.semperfifund.org/marineriderssincity.



Valerie Thompson First Female Named to Bonneville 200 MPH BOD

Pomona, CA. (Feb. 3, 2017) - The world's fastest female motorcycle racer, Valerie Thompson, was appointed to the Bonneville 200 MPH Club board of directors during their recent meeting on January 28th at the National Hot Rod Association Museum in Pomona California.

Thompson is a seven-time land speed record holder, team owner/driver and member of six different land speed racing 200 MPH Clubs. She made history at the 2016 Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials, winning the "The Fastest Time of the Meet" award with a speed of 304.263 mph (489.6 KMH) piloting the Team "7" Racing streamliner. Thompson is the first female rider over 300 mph, earning the title of "Worlds Fastest Female Motorcycle Racer."  

Thompson joins 8 other board members who are responsible for the direction and business of the club. The Bonneville 200 MPH Club recognizes those drivers and motorcycle riders who are able to set class record over 200 MPH against an existing record or minimum. The club recognizes records of the Southern California Timing Association, and International records of the FIA and the FIM set in the flying mile at the Bonneville Salt Flats. There are currently over 750 members since the founding of the club in 1953.
 
"We are delighted to have Valerie as our first female member of the board," said Dan Warner, President. "Valerie's many accomplishments, both on and off the track, make her a valuable new board member. I'm confident her unique insights and marketing expertise will be highly valued as we address a wide variety of issues for our members," added Warner. 
 
With a top speed of 208.812 mph, Thompson became a member of the Bonneville 200 MPH Club on her BMW S 1000 RR at the 28th Annual World of Speed event in September 2014. "Earning membership in the 200 MPH Club had been a dream of mine since I started racing. It was the result of many years of hard work and determination. I never imagined I would be invited to join the club's board of directors," said Thompson. She added, "I consider this appointment a real honor and high point of my career. I look forward to working with everyone on the board."   
 
The next meeting of the Bonneville 200 MPH Club board is scheduled for June in Pomona, CA.

Nashville Bike Week

There was more information made available just recently regarding this event.  Mike Axe, who is at the center of all of the controversy regarding this event, went on to facebook with a youtube video, informing everyone that he has enlisted a promotional company who deals with music festivals, one who deal extensively with motorcycle events, and a staging company to oversee things for the event.  He further stated that the Mass Use Permits had been applied for, and that he was stepping down to take care of his legal issues.  This was a move that was well overdue, and I applaud him for doing the right thing and putting the event ahead of his ego and desire to follow through on the event he created.  As I have stated since the start of this whole ordeal regarding Mr. Axe, I am cautiously optomistic about the event, and hope it goes on without a problem.  Stay tuned here for more developments as they happen.