For most bikers, it’s not just a pastime, it’s a way of life.
Motorcycle enthusiasts can be obsessive about their passion, particularly Harley drivers. It’s not just a hobby or a mode of transportation, it’s a way of life. Not many realize that most folks don’t get into motorcycles until later in life. Statistics show 30 percent of all new U.S. bikers are between the ages of 41 and 50. If you have a biker in your life who is turning 50, look to the lighter side of their favorite pastime and poke a little fun with a gag gift. Does this Spark an idea?
T-shirts and Caps
Biker t-shirts and baseball caps in custom designs, personalized or pre-made offer a wide variety of options for 50th birthday gag gifts. T-shirts with mottoes such as “Old Biker Hang Out” suit those with “extra baggage” in the stomach area and caps with “Old Bikers Never Die, They Just Add Another Wheel,” refer to the practice of switching from two-wheel motorcycles to three-wheel trikes, as their balance becomes less reliable. Other appropriate designs include tees such as those proclaiming membership of the “Sons of Arthritis” club, a dig at the aches and pains resulting from years of biking.
Jethro Tull’s ‘Too Old to Rock ‘n’ Roll, Too Young To Die’ CD
Remind him of his youth with a copy of Jethro Tull‘s 1976 album, “Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll, Too Young To Die.” The title track includes references to owning, “a Harley Davidson and a Triumph Bonneville,” and the last chorus finishes with the words, “You’re never too old to rock ‘n’ roll if you’re too young to die,”–perfect for 50th birthday celebrations at the local motorcycle club. This recording was originally designed as the soundtrack for a stage musical about Ray Lomas, an imaginary biker in his 50s, who is featured in the cartoon inside the album. It includes classic tracks like “From A Dead Beat To An Old Greaser,” “Taxi Grab,” “Pied Piper” and “The Chequered Flag.” T
Gag Bottle Openers
An extra bottle opener is always a useful gift; combine that with gag styles suitable for older bikers and you have a winning formula. Models include a version for the reluctant home improver called the beer hammer. It’s designed with a regular hammerhead at one end and a bottle opener at the other end. For earth-friendly bikers celebrating their 50th birthday, select one of the bottle openers made from recycled bike parts. Chains, sprockets and forks are all used to create these bottle openers.