Friday, March 26, 2010

Sneek Out!

(photo: the author)

The sun was shining, it was 53F and I had the afternoon off from work. Yep, you are right, I fired up Rosie and headed north on GA SR 9. Not a long ride by any stretch of the imagination but I had been wanting to check out Rider's Hill home to: Blakc Mountain Cycles, Tire Technicians, Inc., European Motorsports, Inc.,and Six Gap Cafe


The front porch is surrounded by comfortable rocking chairs, rental motorcycles and ample parking. Walking in you quickly get an eye full of helmets, gloves, boots, and riding apparel, new Moto Guzzi and Aprilia motorcycles, and motorcycles for sale by owner. And I mean this place is chocked full of motorcycles. After looking at the Guzzis and yes, I took a long look at a Moto Guzzi California Vintage that was gorgeous and only $11,395.
(photo: European Motorsports, Inc.)

European Motorsports is the Aprilia and Moto Guzzi Dealer. The dealerships building is nearing completion. Currently it is sharing space with Black Mountain Cycles which handles the for sale by owner used bikes.

The used bikes included a Ridley AutoGlide Sport, a Victory V92C, a Harley Fatboy Screaming Eagle, a Ducati 749 Biposto, and several Kawasakis, Hondas, and Yamahas. I noted a Honda Pottimus and a couple scooters tucked in the back looking for new home. I politely declined adopting either.

My conclusion from my brief but enjoyable visit, Rider's Hill is a neat place to hang out whether heading out on a ride or returning, or just a place to drink coffee and sit on the porch. It also looks like a great place to purchase accessories, rent a bike, as well as sell or buy a bike.

If you are in the Dahlonega area, you owe it to yourself to stop by and check it out.


Canajun said...

I love those kinds of dealerships. I wish there were more of them around.

Kathleen Jennette said...

Ma & Pa. The best.

mq01 said...

great looking place!

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Mr. Madding:

I have often regretted that dealerships like this one can't also get a liquor license. I'd be there all day. I can think of nothing nicer than to sit out on a shaded porch on a nice day, with a cup of Joe and a smoke.

One of the guys who showed up on my great slider ride pulled in on a vintge Moto Guzzi. Very impressive. Well it looks like you had a fun afternoon.

Fondest regards,
Jack • reep • Toad
Twisted Roads