Happy New Year! We hope you had a happy holiday season. It was nice to have a white Christmas for the first time in a few years and we know a lot of you took advantage of trails being open. While the first few days of January tend to be a time for looking ahead, we wanted to talk about a few of our favorite moments from 2017.
We got lucky enough to have our annual Snowmobile Demo ride a few weeks late in February. We ran it right out of our back door. People loved seeing our service shop and trying out the 2017 Polaris line-up. There was a good camaraderie and it was nice and toasty over the grilled hot dogs and hamburgers.
In June, we had an ORV demo ride at KB Moto. It was a muddy, sunny day. We got to ride with customers, show off some of the cool Polaris side by sides and ATVs, and even took some videos of trail riding.
The end of July brought our annual Blast on the Beach. This year it was a really windy affair. We still had a full slate of riders and a ton of fun. Our workers managed to get a little color during the day and a lot of laughs with our customers and beach goers.
We’re looking forward to making more memories with you all in 2018. It doesn’t look like we have to do much of a snow dance for our upcoming Snowmobile Demo Ride, but we’ll knock on wood and turn around three times any way, just in case. Happy Holidays from the Appolson’s Team!
Recently local Western New York volunteer firefighters were recognized nationally by Polaris for their efforts during the November Snowstorm in Buffalo, NY! From Polaris: “These Hardest Working Heroes from the Clarence Center Volunteer Fire Company helped those in need during the massive snowfall in Buffalo, NY last month. THANK YOU for all that you do!”
Happy #FourWheelFriday! Here’s Nicholas with the muddied-up 2015 Polaris Sportsman Ace 570 demo unit earlier this month during one of our ATV Ride Club events at KBmoto. Getting it dirty was definitely more fun than cleaning it afterwards!
Last Tuesday we took Buffalo Bill’s players Lee Smith, Chris Hogan, and Erik Pears out riding on the trails of KB Moto…and we had a muddy blast! Thanks to everyone at KB Moto and of course everyone who joined us on our ride, check out some of the photos below
Team Polaris swept the Blue Water Desert Challenge this weekend in Primm, Nevada! Congratulations to Brandon Schueler of Jagged X for the win and to Branden Simms/Lone Star Racing and Scott Kiger/Coastal Racing for rounding out the podium.
This past Saturday, October 4 we invited our close friends, customers, and members of our ATV Ride Club to an exclusive private ride through KB Moto’s 40+ mile, 700 acre trail system! This awesome ride gave riders of all ages and skill levels a chance to experience different types of terrain and challenges (and mud!) for a fun-filled day of riding close to home. Watch one of the videos our very own Nicholas took while driving our demo 2015 Polaris Sportsman Ace 570 below, and check out the rest of the videos on our YouTube page here!
Join us at KBmoto‘s last Jamboree Weekend September 20-21 for 700+ acres of riding and fun, plus test drive brand new ATVs and ORVs on our demo track! We’ll be offering demo rides from 12-5 each day right from our Appolson’s trailer, click here http://tinyurl.com/KBMoto-Demo to schedule your day, time, and pick your vehicle or sign up in person at KB Moto
This past weekend our Marketing Manager traveled to Maine for a quick Labor Day retreat…and found out it was a great place for ATVing, ORVing, jetskiing, and tons of other nature-filled activities! Check out this view from the summit of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park…not too shabby!
Last week our very own Jerry participated in Polaris Industries‘ Way Out Training Tour (WOTT) at KBmoto! WOTT is a day of learning and riding for local dealers to test and compare brand new ATVs, ORVs, and UTVs. Any guesses as to what Jerry’s favorite new vehicle was?
This year marks the 175th year of the Erie County Fair, and it’s looking to be the biggest Fair experience yet with over a MILLION people expected to attend this year’s 12-day event! But it all started from humble beginnings…
The Agricultural Society was established in 1819, then called the Niagara County Horticultural Society. It held its first fair in 1820 on what is now the site of the Donovan Office Building in Buffalo. One year later, Niagara County split into Erie and Niagara Counties, and so did the agricultural society. After the 1821 Fair, the Society foundered due to the poor economy in the area and the difficulty of transporting livestock over nearly impassable roads. The Society was reborn in 1841 and again started holding its annual Fair. The Erie County Fair has been held every year since 1841 with the exception of 1943, which was canceled because of World War II.
Other interesting fair facts:
The oldest building on the grounds is the Octagon Building, which was built in 1885 for $2,037.50.
The James E. Strates Shows Midway first appeared at the Fair in 1924 and still arrives at the Fair each year via railroad.
The Fair owns the only original San Francisco Cable Car operating outside those city limits.
The metal 40-foot span main gate on McKinley Parkway was built in 1930 to allow four automobiles to enter the fairgrounds abreast.
Lynda Bird Johnson, daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson, formally dedicated the Historical Building on August 23, 1965. The Agricultural and Grange Building was opened five days later.
The Erie County Fair became the country’s largest county fair for the first time in 1970, with an attendance of 600,960. It is currently the nation’s third largest county fair.
The Erie County Fair set its attendance record in 2013 with a paid attendance of 1,160,184.
If you stop by this year’s Fair make sure to come and visit us in the Outdoor Showplace Building (near Gate 6)!