Rome, GA, August 4, 2014—METZELER has announced Brad Shipston as the lucky grand prize winner of the “Follow Your Dream” contest, which will see him embarking on the ultimate dream ride from the 74th Annual Sturgis Rally on August 7th with a custom-built Indian Larry V-twin motorcycle equipped with METZELER ME 888 Marathon Ultra tires.

Brad Shipston, winner of the "Follow Your Dream" contest put on by Metzeler and Indian Larry Motorcycles
Brad Shipston, winner of the “Follow Your Dream” contest put on by Metzeler and Indian Larry Motorcycles

This exciting promotion by METZELER was held in partnership with the famed Indian Larry Motorcycles, where entrants where asked to submit videos and/or photos and a short biography describing why they deserved the ride of their life and what Metzeler means to them. Hundreds entered and thousands followed the contest to win this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

A motorcycle enthusiast hailing from Buffalo, NY, Brad was the worthy winner with his passionate Follow Your Dream entry – he started out riding dirt bikes, then after 30 years, he decided to buy a Harley-Davidson – a H-D Heritage Springer Classic to be exact, just like his grandfather. In his entry, Brad conveyed his love for the freedom of riding and belief that it “turns the most basic of commutes into an adventure.”

Chosen on Friday July 25th in the afternoon, Brad is unbelievably thrilled to have won the impressive grand prize package where he receives:

  • A trip to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally from August 5th to 7th with a ride on a one-of-a-kind Indian Larry Motorcycles bike, equipped with METZELER ME 880 MARATHON ULTRA tires
  • Metzeler tires for 10 years
  • Customized Metzeler Leather motorcycle jacket
  • Sony Action Cam

Bard will arrive in Sturgis on August 5th, with the ride kicking off on the 7th where he will leave in style from the legendary Sturgis Rally with none otherBrad Shipston, winner of the "Follow Your Dream" contest put on by Metzeler and Indian Larry Motorcycles than industry great Bobby Seeger of Indian Larry Motorcycles, whose team in Brooklyn carefully handcrafted Brad’s V-twin motorcycle from scratch over the span of four months to take on this legendary route.

Painted Metzeler Blue and equipped with a set of Metzeler 888’s to ensure a great ride, handling, excellent performance and durability; this bike epitomizes the Metzeler lover’s dream and premium quality of Metzeler tires that are engineered for custom cruisers.

Together they will travel with a biker crew strapped with camera equipment to document their epic journey from Sturgis SD to Denver, CO, with multiple stops at landmarks including Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Cheyenne, Estes Park, Boulder; a tour put together by the trusted guides at EagleRider Tours.

For more information and to follow Brad’s ‘Follow Your Dream’ ride journey, visit 


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