The act of combining the exhilarating passions of firearms and motorcycles together for several days of adrenalin-filled, action-packed activities with a high dose of beautiful scenery and great comradery.
If you are unfamiliar with just what the MotoSchützen is, you’re in for a surprise.
It’s a week-long gathering of manufacturers from the Hunting and Shooting industry along with a dozen writers and editors from the major outdoor publications. Each day is split between testing new products for the shooting sports and riding motorcycles on some of the best roads and dirt trails in the United States.
Inspired by a quote from actor Laurence Fishburne, whether shooting or riding, “you can’t really think about more than where you are” in that moment. There is freedom in that which unites the passions of all who participate in Motoschützen. We enjoy shared experiences, each of us a witness for the other’s proof of life and memories. We depend on one another to overcome obstacles and learn from the collected variety of knowledge. As each event concludes, we’re reminded, again, that our bond and commitment to one another has just been strengthened — independent of our business relationships. I yearn for our next gathering.
The longer I ride motorcycles and write about firearms, the more I realize there’s a tangible link between the two. Whether it’s the feeling of freedom brought about by the wind in one’s hair (metaphorically) or by taking responsibility for one’s own safety, there’s a common thread between bikers and gunnies. Spending time with like-minded enthusiasts on both the range and the open road is a marvelous tonic for the soul in today’s tumultuous age. It’s even better when touring some of the most majestic backdrops one can imagine in this great land of ours.
Motoschützen for me was about being “the prospect”.
Jokes aside. Even though being my first time attending Motoschützen, my perception is that it was all about fellowshipping and developing friendships that will last more then just a once a year, 5 day out of the office ride.
Great group, great scenery and great memories.
“to share the incredible scenic beauty of the Black Hills, with the patriotic inspiration of Mt Rushmore, with 15 of the greatest guys in our industry…all from the seat of a motorcycle…was life memory!”
“to share the incredible scenic beauty of the Black Hills, with the patriotic inspiration of Mt Rushmore, with 15 of the greatest guys in our industry…all from the seat of a motorcycle…was a life memory!”
MotoSchutzen is the intersection of 2 passions for me. I love to ride motorcycles and I love firearms. Gathering people with these common interests is a recipe for an awesome time. As a manufacturer, it’s great to connect with media on our products and the shared connection of motorcycles!
To escape the stress of today’s world some do drugs, some find a bottle, I simply choose a wide open throttle….and the break of a trigger!
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