Report: 38th Annual Hansen Dam Ride 2017

Report: 38th Annual Hansen Dam Ride 2017

If you live in the Southern California area near San Fernando or Sylmar, California the annual Hansen Dam ride and gathering is an event that shouldn't be missed.

In other words if you couldn't attend this year's Hansen Dam ride you have really missed out on quite an event because this year has been the largest turn-out thus far.


What is the Hansen dam ride ?

The annual Hansen Dam ride comes once a year, it is usually sponsored by the Southern California Norton Owners Club.

The Hansen dam ride always falls on the same time every year – the first Sunday of November. This particular ride was the 38th continuous event.

The Hansen Dam ride has become a Southern California tradition for vintage British motorcycle enthusiast and also European and Japanese.


Our rides

Kyle - 1968 Triumph TR6R Tiger

Kyle aboard his 1968 Triumph TR6R - "Trusty Rusty" (photo credit: Ron Nicholson)


1947 Royal Enfield by Jay Leno

Jay Leno posing next to C.B.S. owner's (Malcolm) 1947 Royal Enfield J2


Every year my Father and I always ride down to the Hansen Dam park. This year my father brought his 1947 Royal Enfield J2 and I rode my 1968 Triumph TR6R.

The trip from Lancaster to San Fernando (and back) on my Triumph TR6R with about 140 miles round-trip.

One of the best parts about the Hanson dam ride and gathering that I enjoy the most is that all vintage British motorcycle enthusiasts can come together and really appreciate the love for classic bikes.

Is it always a real joy seeing many of my customers in person, and the parts that we offer on their motorcycles - it keeps us motivated and always growing.


"Big Thanks..."

I want to give a big thanks to the Southern California Norton Owners Club for making this event possible.

It's gatherings like this that keep the vintage motorcycle community and tradition alive.

If you couldn't make the ride this year you can always attend the event next year.

Thanks for reading today, ride safe!


Here are some photos that we snapped at the Hansen Dam ride. If you see a motorcycle that belongs to you or you know the person that owns the machine please let us know and we would be happy to give you credit.
1970 Triumph TR6R 650
1968 Triumph T120R Bonneville
1960 Triumph 5TA 500
Antique Harley DavidsonTriumph Custom 4 Cylinder
Triumph TRW Flat Head
Norton 850 InterstateOld Indian MotorcycleTriumph Bonneville SpecialTriumph Speedtwin 5TMatchless ChopperVintage BMW Motorcycle1967 Triumph T100C 500Vintage Triumph Motorcycle Riders1969 BSA A75 Rocket 3BSA C15 For SaleTriumph Bonneville'sVincent Black ShadowTriumph 6T Bobber


  • Classic British Spares

    @Jack – the blog was posted on the 7th…

  • Jack w Caputo

    The 7 did not land on a Sunday so when did it happen

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