Bullying Is An Epidemic – Here’s How You Can Make A Difference

Bullying Is An Epidemic – Here’s How You Can Make A Difference

HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE WATCHED THIS VIDEO? Bullying happens EVERY day. In EVERY school and in THOUSANDS of households, public places and most of all – online. Kids are KILLING themselves because they feel so isolated and alone. (Need me to make it more real for you? How about this statistic: Each day in our nation, there are an average of over 3,470 attempts by young people grades 9-12. This number doesn’t even include the hundreds of attempts by middle school kids EVERY DAY.) Some of these kids are made fun of at school, then again on the bus, then – by their parents or siblings at home. Can you imagine being so young and feeling that you have NOBODY on your side?   Bullying is a very REAL problem and it causes very long-term effects in almost all cases.   PLEASE TALK TO YOUR KIDS. Explain to them how hurtful their words and actions can be – and most importantly, set good examples for them.   Y’all know Kory and I participate in the ride to Sturgis every year, which benefits 3 different children’s charities – one of these is Bikers Against Bullies USA​. Guys, this program is incredible! They are sending bikers, along with their cool motorcycles, into schools all over the country to show kids that you don’t have to bully or make fun of people to be cool. The kids get to hear from someone other than their parents or teachers about the long-term effects of bullying and how some kids are so overwhelmed by criticism that they live every day feeling unwanted and...
Breaking News – Nashville Bike Week

Breaking News – Nashville Bike Week

The past week has been a whirlwind. A true test of patience and grit. Between preparing for Daytona Bike Week, getting ready for the events we are hosting during Daytona, and now being flooded with emails, messages and comments from people who listened to the Wide Open Radio interview last week featuring Mike Axle and are concerned, upset and worried about Nashville Bike Week… we’ve had our hands full. I felt the need to stop what I was working on tonight and update everyone on some things that unfolded today regarding Nashville Bike Week. I had a one on one phone call with Mike Axle, the man behind Nashville Bike Week, that left me feeling differently than I’ve felt since the 1st day I heard about this motorcycle rally. First let me back up and address today’s Facebook Live broadcast on the Nashville Bike Week page. Don’t bother looking for it. It is no longer available. Here are my Cliff’s Notes, for those who missed it: The Negative – The video left much to be desired and made some people even angrier than before. People were expecting a live press conference from the new venue, showing the grounds and making the event ‘real’ again. That’s not what they got. They got Mike Axle, indoors at a non-disclosed location. The Positive – Mr. Axle was relaxed and uncoiled. He came across less ready to strike. His demeanor was much more positive and he was focused on how to move forward. Most noticeably, there was almost no profanity – which was in stark contrast to earlier appearances. I have no information on why the video was later...
Guide To Daytona Bike Week 2017

Guide To Daytona Bike Week 2017

One-Stop-Shop For Daytona Bike Week Events & Vendors brought to you by Click On Each Event For Details All Bike Shows Tagged In Red All Concerts Tagged In Orange All Rides & Poker Runs Tagged In Yellow   Updated Daily – Keep Checking Back For More COMING SOON: VENDOR INDEX Complete List of Vendor Booths & Locations   Email us at info@WideOpenRadioShow.com to submit your event and/or vendor booth info to be added to the Events Calendar and Vendor Index Daytona Bike Weeks Guide Sponsorships & Featured Listings Available – Starting At ONLY $25 – Email Us For More Details: info@WideOpenRadioShow.com  ...
St. Pete Beach BikeFest – November 15-19, 2017

St. Pete Beach BikeFest – November 15-19, 2017

Are you tired of walking rows and rows of motorcycle rally vendors who carry the same parts, accessories, apparel and food? Bored with the same shows and entertainment? Not interested in riding the same planned routes year after year?  We have the answer to your Bike Rally Blues… Introducing: St. Pete Beach BikeFest – November 15-19, 2017 – Presented by Bert’s Barracuda & Bert’s Black Widow Harley Davidson   We met with Keith Overton, President of TradeWinds Island Resorts in St. Pete Beach Florida in October to discuss his dreams of hosting a motorcycle event that will wake up the motorcycle community and put an end to the monotonous trends to which most motorcycle rallies have fallen victim. “I get so tired of going to rallies and seeing the same vendors, row after row… hearing the same bands night after night… riding the same routes and hanging out at the same bars, year after year. I want to do something new. Something different. Something exciting!” – Keith Overton, TradeWinds Island Resorts – St. Pete Beach, FL The idea quickly evolved from a “bike night” style event to a full-blown motorcycle rally. The Hotelier, who is also an avid motorcyclist – complete with his own highly customized Harley Davidson – moved quickly; selecting his A-Team, scheduling planning meetings and securing a presenting sponsor: Bert’s Barracuda & Bert’s Black Widow Harley Davidson. St. Pete Beach BikeFest will be unique in many ways – but we will start with the location: PARADISE, aka St. Pete Beach, Florida. This beautiful stretch of white, sandy beaches and warm turquoise water will be “Home Base” for the rally – with a concert stage featuring soon-to-be-named...
Visit KORY SOUZA ORIGINALS at Bike Fest 2016

Visit KORY SOUZA ORIGINALS at Bike Fest 2016

Bike Fest 2016 in Myrtle Beach South Carolina starts in just a couple days and we know a lot of our listeners are gearing up for a great event. Bike Fest – or – Black Bike Week is known for late night cruising, radical custom bikes and louder than life stereo competitions. If you’ve never been, you’re definitely missing out! Many vendors can be found along the strip and at several destinations around Myrtle Beach and Atlantic Beach. Our friends at Kory Souza Originals will have a booth at Redline Powersports at 4663 Hwy 501 Myrtle Beach and we encourage our listeners to stop by and check them out. Kory and his crew will be selling and installing custom stereo systems, levers, floorboards, ignition covers, derby covers, shifters, exhaust tips and pretty much every other aftermarket part you can think of. They will be open Thursday May 26 – Sunday May 29 so whether you are planning to add some personality to your bike during your trip to Myrtle or you happen to need something unexpectedly while you are in town – be sure to stop by the Kory Souza Originals booth at Redline Powersports. Wide Open Radio will cover the entire Bike Fest 2016 event throughout the weekend so be on the lookout for photos and videos – trust us – you don’t want to miss these! From big wheel baggers to sound-offs and soul food, donks and scantily clad ladies – This event is ALWAYS a good time! Bike Fest 2016 KSO...