Aug 26, 2018

Op-Ed: We Support Bikers, No Matter What You Ride

Caitlin B

RumbleOn: We support all those within the motorcycle industry and culture

The motorcycle world is one that’s rich in history, especially American history. It’s an industry that’s stood the test of time, no matter the obstacles that have been thrown its way, and continues to ride on loud and proud.

It’s an industry that has created and cultivated a culture, a personal story for each person; that has changed the lives of riders everywhere and will continue to do so. It’s a unique industry that encourages lasting bonds, relationships, friendships, and encourages riders to always offer a helping hand to those that need it. It’s an industry that cannot be recreated or mimicked, and that’s half the beauty of it. It’s a beautiful and thrilling adventure to be a part of, and that’s what really matters.

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As a small start-up company, RumbleOn is more than familiar with the “American Dream,” and all that comes with it. It’s the American dream that has allowed us to help riders everywhere, and because of that, we’ll always support the vision. The American dream is the ability to desire something that could seem highly unrealistic to most and be able to achieve that dream with enough hard work and dedication. It is about giving the citizens of the country the opportunity to prove what they’re capable of, and chase after the passions they wish to make a reality. It’s about the freedom to achieve the impossible because, in American, the impossible is possible with enough drive.

These are all qualities that RumbleOn supports, appreciates, and salutes. We support companies that are American made and those who work to make these companies a success for our country. But we also cheer for non-American, global goals. Because, at the end of the day, the riding community stretches across the world. The American riding culture is one that’s deeply rooted in history, but other countries can say the same for themselves. We have fellow riders, brothers, and sisters, all around the world, and that community pride offers up a feeling of community that can’t be duplicated.

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RumbleOn doesn’t care about what you ride, or to what brand you throw all your loyalty and enthusiasm. We recognize that every rider has their own needs and preferences, and they will stick by the brands that give fulfillment. We don’t shame riders for picking any brand name, regardless of that brand's history and roots. Because, at RumbleOn, we can more about helping the community of those who are passionate about the road. We care more about allowing riders to take back the power during the buying and selling process. We care more about offering future and current riders a bike selection to rival even the best, and we care about making a problematic selling process simple. Above all else, we care about riders and the community, and that’s something which everyone should get back to.

We’re not here to shame you for the kind of bike you ride, or the brands you do or don’t support. That’s not the name of our game, and it never will be. We care less about the bike you call your own, and more about what kind of rider's heart you have. We will never throw our own opinions at you because you can come to your own conclusions. The number brand options out there in the current market are staggering.  The industry continues to become more and more competitive, and that means that we have more plentiful and diverse products. There are choices to be made, and, just as you are entitled to your rightful choice, brand loyalty, and opinion, others are free to do the same.

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You get to decide what bike you claim as your riding partner, and you get to choose the roads you want to ride. It’s all about to you, and that’s part of the beauty of this country in which we live. You get to make these decisions for yourself, and no one can take that choice away from you. So, with that, let’s appreciate the unique background that everyone comes from, and how that leads them to an endless possibility of bike choices.

Does your heart skip a beat at the thought of hopping onto your bike? Do you feel this endless excitement when you kick a leg over your seat and nestle in for adventure? Do you thrive in the freedom that road offers you, and feel like your life has drastically changed for the better? Then that means that you’re a rider, and that’s all that really matters. We want to be part of a culture that supports the road and other riders. We never have to agree, and we don’t have to make best friends bracelets for one another. But the riding culture has always shown a sense of respect toward each other, and its time we get back into that mindset.

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So when you see a fellow rider pass you by on the road, regardless of if they’re riding a Harley, Indian, Kawasaki, or Honda, give them a wave. Show them that, despite changing times, that you know the feeling they get while on the road. After all, you get it too. Show them that you respect them as a rider, even for that brief moment as you pass. Because when we can enjoy our similarities, instead attack our differences, we’re creating a culture of which it's worth being a part.

Note: RumbleOn is an Amazon Affiliate, dedicated to reviewing the best and safest gear and more, for riders everywhere. We may receive commissions if products are purchased from them.

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