IMRG 1904 is a fellowship of Indian Motorcycle enthusiasts, who come together for the purpose of group riding, safety, camaraderie, and a shared love of Indian Motorcycles, while raising money for local charities.
1904 Member Spot Light
Each month, we as IMRG Chapter 1904, would like to spotlight a member of our group, to get to know better what inspires this person to ride with their IMRG fellow members and some of the memories that have made their chapter membership unforgettable!
This first inaugural spotlight will be on our long-time member Jeffery Prout! Jeff has been a member of our group since 2014! Jeff recounts that he stumbled upon the group by chance “in 2014 I was looking to buy highway cruiser. A friend of many years, Cheryl Wood, had posted on Facebook she was working at Cycle Works. I stopped in to visit. She showed me the 2014 vintage, one week later I owned it. Three days later I rode the vintage to Vancouver Island to the Port Alberni Santa’s Anonymous Toy Run. When I had purchased the bike, Jay Padilla mentioned there was a chapter meeting. I showed up, and there it all began..”.
Being a long-time member, Jeff has seen the group grow and develop over time, into a substantial group of riders that love Indian motorcycles and the comradery we bring to our close-knit community. Jeff has been a part of our community that “started with a handful of members & now two bus full of riders. Worldwide status, definitely history has been made”. And dreams that Chapter 1904 might next “do a Western Canada ride, then to cross Canada ride, and even a World event..”!
Being a long-time member, Jeff recounts that in the early days, there we’re far Indian dealerships than there are now and even fewer IMRG Chapter groups. Being an “early starting point for Indian Motorcycle Rider Group in Canada” is something that Jeff feels is unique to our Chapter 1904 community and has provided us with a strong sense of history and development, within the group!
Our group is all about the ride, experiencing the open road with good friends, beautiful bikes and majestical scenery. Jeff recounts his favourite IMTG Chapter 1904 group memory, to date, was the lunch stop we made in Nelson, in July 2019, on the Western Canadian Indian Chapters ride! Nestled in the beautiful landscape of BC’c Okanagan Valley, Nelson has been a memorable destination for many of our Chapter 1904 riders..especially our tight-corner, curve champions!
Jeff loves riding his Vintage Indian. When asked if he ever thinks about riding any other model, Jeff said “I am very satisfied with the two Indian motorcycles I’ve owned. 2014 vintage, which was a demo bike, and I later purchase of a used 2014 Chieftain. Which are both Springfield blue! If there was a choice to make a Chief Bobber.… Well…you don’t need a reason why to buy an Indian motorcycle!”
Many of us have known Jeff for some time and all would agree that he has been a steady presence in the group, often being one of the first riders to offer his time and resources to the benefit of other members as well as to the benefit of our charity groups that we support! Jeff is a thoughtful friend to all and exemplifies the great qualities that we support in all our riders; a passion for adventure, inclusivity for all and that we would treat all members as a part of our rider family!
When he’s not riding, Jeff loves a good cigar and wiskey! Many of our members can attest to this and the playful antics that erupt when Jeff is getting the party started! And if you want to ride with Jeff, we’ll share his moto “I am who I am and that’s the way it is. My slogan is IRA, I ride alone unless you can keep up with me!”.
We value Jeff as a backbone of the Chapter 1904 group and look forward to building many more amazing memories with Jeff-which we already know will be filled with silly, kind and adventurous antics!
Until next time!
Chapter 1904 Editor
News & Events:
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Feb 2023IMRG Chapter 1904 Meeting – February 15, 2023 – 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mar 2023Annual 1904 Anniversary Brunch – March 12, 2023 – 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
IMRG Chapter 1904 Meeting – March 15, 2023 – 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Apr 2023IMRG Chapter 1904 Meeting – April 19, 2023 – 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
May 2023International Women's ride – May 6, 2023 – All Day
Inaugural 2023 1904 Bike Night – May 16, 2023 – 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
IMRG Chapter 1904 Meeting – May 17, 2023 – 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jun 2023For Love of Motorcycles – June 14, 2023 – 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
IMRG Chapter 1904 Meeting – June 21, 2023 – 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jul 2023IMRG Chapter 1904 Meeting – July 19, 2023 – 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Western Canadian IMRG Celebration 2023 – July 20, 2023 - July 23, 2023 – All Day
Aug 20232023 1904 Bike Night – August 15, 2023 – 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
IMRG Chapter 1904 Meeting – August 16, 2023 – 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sep 20232023 1904 Bike Night – September 19, 2023 – 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
IMRG Chapter 1904 Meeting – September 20, 2023 – 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Edmonton Toy Run Sept – September 24, 2023 – 10:30 am - 6:00 pm