Author Archives: Walter

Another Run Done!

Just a quick note to thank everyone for participating in the run. All our Sponsors, Fritz the human GPS, Dennis from Plan Bistro, Radar, Canadian Chris and James (our chase truck drivers), Pete and all the Suffering Bastards for pitching in and kicking ass. Here are a few highlights: Four Hundred+ campers at fridays campsite! Two Hundred+ gluttons for punishment at Saturdays! Three thousand five hundred cans of beer consumed! Four Hundred thirty miles ridden! I know I say this every year, but this was the best one yet! I will post pictures and a full breakdown of all of all the awesomeness over the next few days, so stay tuned. Thanks again everyone! ~ Walter

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Bill’s Midnight Run

We are going to start meeting up at my shop at 6pm on Thurs. night. At 8pm will be heading over to Indian Larry’s shop in Brooklyn for some beer and hotdogs. From there we will begin our leasurly trip through NYC. this is a VERY loose thing. we are going to make it up as we go, so stay on yer toes! ~ Walter

Kickstart Cycle Supply
9 Romanelli Ave.
South Hackensack NJ 07606 USA
(201) 693-4420

Indian Larry’s Motorcycles
400 Union Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211

2012-05-22 at 12-22-12

Bike Show Awards

Here at the Gypsy Run world headquarters we pride ourselves on coming up with new and stupid award categories for you to win. With that we would like to announce this years bike show award categories.

  • Biggest Twin (Best HD based bike)
  • The Almost Memorial Joe Scraper Finest Triumph Award (Best Triumph based bike)
  • High mileage (Most miles ridden on a motorcycle to the run)
  • Roadside repair (Best roadside repair)
  • Deathtrap (the bike that shouldn’t make it but does.)
  • The proletariat (the People’s choice)
  • The super awesome evil robot lunchbox with fighting spirit award (classiest motherfucker)
  • I got 47 Problems but an award ain’t one! There are 47 different ways you can win this award, but we don’t know what they are. Mike 47 will be handing out this gorgeous super special one-of-a-kind artwork based on something only he knows….


Chase Truck Info

For the third year 47 Industries will be supporting riders in need with the chase rig. The truck is not a catch all so please try to be as self sufficient as you can be just in case. We are hoping nobody needs the truck but just in case we are happy to help. If you break down and can not get back up on your own then call the truck for help or a ride. Please don’t wait 3 hours before you call. The truck will be an hour or so behind the pack at the most and in the last stretches he will wind up ahead so don’t wait too long or you might be stuck for a while. Also the more off the beaten path the harder it will be to get the truck and trailer to you so please be patient.

Once at camp we will be happy to loan tools and provide lighting and assistance as much as possible. We will have all the basic staple tools, a MIG welder, and a generator for electricity and drills etc. Anyone is welcome to use them as long as they are returned and used respectfully. They are our shop tools, please be nice to them.    

 James is the volunteer driver of the truck. Please know where you are if you need a lift so you can help him to find you as easily as possible. He has a route map but will not be going on all the route roads unless he needs to so don’t hang out hoping to wave him down cause he might never come past you. His phone number is 908-566-5620. Remember we will be in areas where cell reception is less than awesome so expect to deal with multiple calls, texting, and dropped calls etc. If you are nasty to James he might just leave you dead where he found you, eat you or worse yet, make you bunk with him.

See you on the road!

Mike 47

Silent Auction

If you want to support the run that supports you, here is your chance. Steve B Leatherworks has crafted a one of a kind sharks fin style wallet to celebrate the sixth year of the Gypsy Run. We are going to auction it off and take the proceeds and buy more beer for next year. IF you want to get it, just send an email to me HERE and put ‘I WANT THE WALLET” in the subject line. The highest bid wins. Simple. We will be taking bids till saturday morning (9/8/12) and announce the winner at the award cermony saturday night. Thanks guys! ~ Walter




MAN am I hungry!

WHY didn’t we think of this years ago! One of the weak points of the run has been having to hunt down food after setting up camp. Last year we tried to fix this by cooking Saturday night. While our cook out was awesome, We thought it might be a good idea to leave the cooking up to the professionals. So we got in touch with Dennis from the PLAN B Food Truck and got him to haul his mobile bistro to Friday and Saturdays Campsites. This is NOT your typical food truck slop. Dennis prides himself on providing affordable, unique, healthy, and above all, tasty food. The truck will be serving Friday night through Sunday morning. Thats tight, FRESH COFFEE EVERY MORNING!!!!!



Hotels near the shop.

410 U.S. 46, South Hackensack, NJ 07606
(201) 440-4476

Airport Motel
636 U.S. 46, Teterboro, NJ 0.9 mi S
(201) 440-1690

650 Terrace Avenue, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 0.5 mi W
(201) 288-6100

Hotels near Cool Beans (Fridays starting point)

La Quinta
393 New Jersey 17
Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 265-4201

Comfort Inn & Suites
211 New Jersey 17 Paramus, NJ 07652
(877) 587-6266

Crowne Plaza
601 From Road Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 262-6900