Currently Riding: 2017 Silver Smoke Chieftain
I found my love for riding when I crashed my buddy’s Honda 50 into a wire fence on his farm, when I was 8 years old. I thought man, I can go fast without pedaling. That was it- I was hooked!
I couldn’t get enough of the freedom I felt when riding motorbikes.
I bought my first street bike in 1995, a 1989 Yamaha FJ 600. It opened up a new world of riding! There was nothing like being on the open road on a beautiful day. To me, it was the closest feeling of flying without leaving the ground. If I had a challenging day at work, it was riding that kept me grounded and at peace. Wind therapy was real for me.
In 2014, I bought my first Indian motorcycle from Jay, our own sponsoring dealer representative, a 2014 Indian Red Chieftain and joined IMRG 1904 where I met a fantastic group of likeminded people, with the same passion for riding!
I became the IMRG 1904 Membership Director in 2019, and was elected President in 2022. These roles have allowed me to get to know our current and prospective members as they joined our group. What an amazing group of riders! As one of the Inaugural Members, I have watched this group develop from a small handful of enthusiastic riders to what has now become one of the most respected chapters in North America. I have learned so much and appreciate input from all previous executive members, and all of our members with us today. The learning will never stop, and I am focused on keeping this incredible cohesive group, working closely with Kids With Cancer Society and promoting safe riding to all members!
Fun fact, as a young guy, to make a little extra cash while I was going to NAIT, I taught country dancing at Longriders bar in Edmonton and Jack Daniels bar in Spruce Grove.
Chapter Vice PresidentRob
Currently Riding: 2020 Chieftain Limited
I started riding motorcycles from a very young age on a Y-zinger 50. I got my first street bike (Yamaha 400 Heritage Special) at age 16 and never looked back. I have always loved riding and in 2021 I bought my first Indian. I then immediately joined IMRG1904, to find a group full of great people, who also love to ride Indian motorcycles.
I became Safety Officer in 2021, and found that I really enjoyed playing a part in helping new riders increase their expertise, ride safely and have fun doing it! In the 2022 riding season, the opportunity came up to put my name forward for Vice President, of chapter 1904, and I jumped at the chance to be more involved in the group I love!
One of the great unexpected rewards of IMRG1904 is the work we do for our Charity – The Kids With Cancer Society. It has been such a wonderful experience to help these families, in some small way, as they face some of life’s biggest challenges. One of my favorite memories, with our 1904 group, was helping out at a Kids with Cancer event and they asked if I would stand in as a “mean looking biker” for some of the family portraits. Once I agreed, they put me in a pink tutu and had me pose on a flowered swing! Anything for the kids, and to see them smile….. Lol.
A fun fact about me, in 2021 I got my temporary marriage commissioner license and performed the ceremony for my nephew’s wedding!
Being a member and now serving as Vice President has been a great experience and keeps on getting better. Thank you IMRG1904!
JayIndian Motorcycle Dealer Representative
Currently riding: 2022 Pursuit Limited Premium
I have worked in the Motorsports industry for over 17 Years in Unit Sales and as a Partner at Cycle Works Edmonton Since 2011. During this time, I have made motorsports my passion and my passion has led to being an expert in this industry. I am humbled to have been awarded, on 13 occasions, The Polaris Top Gun Sales Award!!!
I am an avid rider of all products motorsports related machines. My passion and leadership in motorsports as lead me to become a community minded advocate for Kids With Cancer Society, Edmonton Toy Run in support of Santa’s Anonymous and several other grass roots events and charities. These charities and the work we do together, have become a cornerstone in the legacy I have developed, while connecting with a community of riders who share a love of motorsports and giving back to those members of our extended community who are most in need.
As Founder of the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group, back in 2014, it was important for me to develop a rider’s group that believes the choices you make define you. That IMRG would be defined as a group of trailblazers. It takes no effort to join the crowd. But it takes confidence to go your own way. We exist to create experiences that celebrate the legendary Indian Motorcycle history, for riders who realize we’re all a part of something bigger than ourselves. I am proud sharing that passion with other like-minded individuals. I am so happy that this group continues to grow. It is now at the best level it has ever been! Supported by our incredible Executive and the most passionate, caring riders, on the planet!
There is no sooner or later…. there is only now!!!
Currently Riding: 2019 Indian Roadmaster
What brought me to the group was my passion for riding motorcycles and wanting to meet others who have the same passion to ride. Joining IMRG 1904 and shortly thereafter becoming an Executive Officer, Road Director, allowed me to connect and build group comradery, while organizing fun, safe rides that are inclusive to everyone!
My favorite IMRG memory to date, actually I have so many great memories of rides, but the ones that stand out the most, are the ones where the group comes together and raises money for our charity, Kids with Cancer Society. Giving back to the community, in this positive way, is truly what the IMRG 1904 stands for.
About me, fun fact, when I ride, I love to have classic rock and roll tunes playing, this brings me back to my high school days in Ontario where I had the loudest sound system in a car. One day, my Vice Principal told me to turn my music off or keep it down while on my spare in the parking lot. Eventually I was told to move the car off school property as I was bothering the entire school of about 250 students with the loud music, I would like to note, most of the students really enjoyed the rock n roll show!! It got even better. I backed my 1976 Honda Civic into an adjoining parking lot in which the building had sheet metal for walls, I opened my rear hatch of my Civic and gave them a real taste of some Black Sabbath’s Paranoid, Sweet Leaf ,Triumphs Rock and Roll Machine amongst others…I guess that was the final straw as the School called the Police who came and had a chat with me and then the Vice Principal gave me a 3 day suspension, which I graciously accepted as it was early fall, I responded with AWESOME now I have 3 days off for dirt bike riding, hunting and fishing !!!
Currently Seeking Officer
Currently Riding: 2020 Scout 60 and 2019 Chieftain Classic
I first joined IMRG 1904 after I bought my Scout 60 from Cycle Works. I came as an inexperienced, new rider. I was looking for someone to ride with. After joining IMRG, I improved my riding a lot (that’s what I think, lol). I find that the people from the group are amazing, supportive, friendly, always willing to help and a huge part of my improvement as a rider! Joining the group seriously changed my life, which is why I wanted to be a part of
As a fairly new member, I was nominated and became an Executive Officer. I am so proud of this because of the amazing work this group does for riders and our affiliated charity, the Kids With Cancer Society. Welcoming new members will become a big focus for me this year and I am up to the challenge! I want everyone, interested in our group, to feel as welcome as I did.
Fun fact about me, I love to joke, a lot! Making people laugh is a joy to me, and it’s not that hard especially with my language knowledge and unique use of it! I can easily fit in and get along with different kinds of people and personalities. Our group has a place for everyone. I will be here to help welcome you and we will laugh along the ride!
Currently Riding: 2018 Scout Sixty
I joined IMRG 1904 back in June 2021, when I became a passenger on hubby’s bike. I wanted to be able to be included in group rides and events. After joining our group, I wanted to become more involved in supporting the activities that our group planned for our riders and community partners. My goal, for myself and the group, is to be a good activities director for the group, by planning fun events where every member and potential new member feels welcomed, has fun and can see what we are all about!
I love all the memories I’m making with our IMRG members and am always looking for new ways to bring our riders together, to build new memories riding and supporting our affiliated charity, The Kids With Cancer Society.
Fun fact about me, well there is one fun fact that I likely shouldn’t share with strangers hahaha. So, let’s stick with this one – I have 21 birds in my household 🙂
Currently Riding: 2017 Scout 60
I have been a member of IMRG, Chapter 1904, since September of 2017. I am
currently the Secretary, a role I have held since May of 2019.
I loved my silver and black 2017 Scout Sixty, who I have named Tamia. I had my first ride
on a motorcycle when I was 16 and fell in love with riding. I vowed I would ride my own bike
one day and now love to show other women that they can also become great riders!
I joined IMRG, Chapter 1904, to build friendships and memories. To me, being part of the IMRG is like being part of a big family. No matter where you go you can always find a common bond. We treat each other like a family of riders, that care about and support one another!
Best advice I would give to a new member is to be active by coming out to events or
participating in group rides, ask questions when you have them, get to know your fellow
members. You may have more in common then what you expect. Most of all have fun and be
So far, my best memory of being part of IMRG, is when I rode down to Sturgis and took part in
the Corporate IMRG ride with the Veterans. Not only did we get to meet and go on a ride with
some of the Veterans but we also got to be part of the flag bearing during the national anthem
before the flat track races.
Little fun fact about me, I was a Ukrainian Dancer/Instructor for a little over 30 years!
Currently Riding: 2021 Challenger Limited
In the summer of 2019, I bought my first Indian motorcycle. Shortly after, I started riding with IMRG 1904 and wished I had done it sooner. I’ve had a blast making all kinds of new friends.
To support the functioning of our group, I accepted the nomination and became our current Treasurer in 2022. I hope to offer a steady hand to manage our fundraising and finances.
My favorite memory with IMRG 1904, to date, has been the two Ranch rides I have been on. Both were absolutely fantastic, and I am looking forward to attending again this fall! I love big group rides like that.
Fun fact about me, while I have an obvious love of motorcycles, I have a wide variety of other hobbies. One of my favorites is to travel to other cites to attend board game conventions!
Currently Riding: 2018 Scout 60
I joined IMRG, Chapter 1904, in January of 2019. After purchasing my Scout 60 from Jay at Cycle Works Motorsports, in Edmonton, I was invited to join this group of riders and I knew from the positive experience I had had with the purchase of my bike and Jay, as the IMRG 1904 Chapter Founder, that this group would be for me. And it has been!
This group has been not only welcoming, inclusive and fun, but is also intrinsically connected to and passionate about giving back to our community at large. Specifically, IMRG 1904, tirelessly fundraises for and supports essential programming offered by The Kids With Cancer Society. Every dollar we raise, at chapter events, such as bbqs, bike nights and more, goes directly to the KWC Society. This work is important, and I am so proud to be able to be a part of it!
As our Editor, I will be supporting the growth of our group by putting to “paper”, you can tell I am old school here and would rather hold a book in my hand than read in the virtual world and sharing with our community the adventures we go on as riders and the connections we are supporting for our community.
Fun fact about me, I love the sea and everything in it. My three kids and I adore ocean creatures. I believe, to date, we have over 20 different stuffed toy octopus in our house, of all shapes, sizes and colours. One day I hope to bring the kids close enough to see a real octopus, in the sea, and watch them marvel at the mystery of our world, through the eyes of a child.
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