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EagleRider Kansas City Launch “Revs Up” in Kansas City

Written by  May 16, 2010

World’s Largest Motorcycle Tourism Company Comes to KC

(Kansas City, MO.) – EagleRider will roar into town with an official launch and grand opening of EagleRider Kansas City on Saturday, May 22, 2010 from 10:00 am to Noon, at 7 E. 19th St. (corner of 19th & Main Streets) in the Crossroads Arts District. EagleRider is the world’s largest motorcycle tourism company and the largest source for motorcycle and scooter rentals in the world. This will be EagleRider’s 38nd U.S. location.
EagleRider KC is partnering with the charitable organization, Surviving Spouse & Family Endowment Fund (SAFE) for the event. The Surviving Spouse and Family Endowment Fund exists to support the families of Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters and Emergency Services Personnel in the Kansas City metropolitan area who have perished while protecting our community and our citizens. In an effort to help ease the pain felt by these suffering families, SAFE provides emotional and financial support. In kind donations will be accepted at the event.
In 1992, EagleRider pioneered the Harley-Davidson® motorcycle rental concept and the guided motorcycle tour business. Today, EagleRider has a nationwide network of locations where you can choose from the world’s largest rental inventory of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. John Redmond, owner and general manager of EagleRider Kansas City, wanted to bring EagleRider to Kansas City because he saw a need that needed to be filled in the motorcycle market.
“The EagleRider slogan is “We Rent Dreams”, and that’s what we do, we rent dreams,” said Redmond. “Our clients can escape for a weekend trip or head out for a cross-country motorcycle vacation they will remember for a life-time. Imagine hopping on a big fat Harley-Davidson bike. You turn the key and the bike starts to rumble, your adrenaline begins to flow, and you hit the road for an adventure of a lifetime.”
“We will rent Harley-Davidson motorcycles and Vespa® motor scooters for one day, weekend, week-long or multiple week vacations. You would not believe the market for one-way rentals for cross-country trips and self-guided tours across the U.S.”, said Redmond. “Demand for EagleRider motorcycle rentals has doubled in the last five years.”

Redmond is a native Kansas Citian and experienced business owner. His latest expansion was Vespa Crossroads Kansas City, which opened at the same location in November of 2008 to serve the exploding urban interest in Vespa scooter ownership. One of the reasons he felt it was a ripe time to expand was because EagleRider’s popularity is soaring. The company was founded in southern California the early 1990s. It now has a fleet of 3,500 bikes available
for rent through 85 locations world-wide. Over 40% of EagleRider customers are from outside the U.S. who want to travel to the U.S. to fulfill their vacation dream of “riding a Harley across America”.
Redmond became interested in motorcycle and scooter rentals immediately after opening Vespa Crossroads KC, as he was constantly asked “do you rent scooters?” Not only will EagleRider KC rent motorcycles and scooters, but it will offer a full service experience that includes jacket rentals, biker riding apparel, insurance, self-guided tour info, and guided tours. All of these amenities are to make a scooter rental or motorcycle vacation experience easy. Imagine seeing Kansas City from a Vespa scooter, or taking a weekend or week-long vacation motorcycle excursion, and not have to worry about the cost of fuel.
“I have taken many trips throughout the country and Eagle Rider always has great bikes,” said John Moffitt, president of Coldwell Banker John Moffitt & Associates. “It’s one of the greatest ways to explore in the open air and opening EagleRider KC is a tremendous asset to the Kansas City Area.”
EagleRider KC also offers guided motorcycle tours including a 16-day Wild West tour, one of its most popular, following a loop that swings through places like Palm Springs, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Las Vegas, Yosemite National Park and San Francisco. They also offer the Route 66 tour picked up south of Kansas City to Los Angeles. The tour passes through places including Amarillo, TX, the Grand Canyon, Santa Fe, NM, Laughlin, NV ending at the coast in L.A.”EagleRider KC will rent bikes from the new Harley and Vespa models, including the popular Harley-Davidson Street Glide, Road King & Heritage Soft Tail motorcycles and the Vespa GTS 250 and popular Vespa LX 150 and S 50s scooters. Prices will start as low as $75.00 per day.
Another great aspect of Redmond’s business is that EagleRider Kansas City is ready to support Kansas Citians’ participation in regional bike rallies and events, including the Sturgis70th Anniversary Rally, Aug 9-15, 2010 in Sturgis, South Dakota, the Salute to American Veterans Rally, Aug. 15-17, 2010 in Cripple Creek, Colorado (formerly Cripple
Creek Motorcycle Rally), the Sturgis on the River Motorcycle Rally, June 16-19, 2010 in Davenport, Iowa, the Branson Motorcycle Rally, May 20-23, 2010, Branson, Missouri and more.
EagleRider Kansas City/Vespa Crossroads Kansas City is a motorcycle & scooter dealership, offering new Vespa, Aprilia and Piaggio motorscooters, new Royal Enfield motorcycles, and used Harley-Davidson motorcycles, as well as full service department, parts, and riding clothing and accessories. It is located at 19th & Main in the Crossroads Arts District, with convenient access to mid-town, Northland, Johnson Count and Easter Jackson County via all major highways. For more information visit, call (816) 472-0808 or (800) 900-9901, or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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