The Biker Ride Bell Pendant (Guardian Bell), Live to Ride - Ride to Live
Biker Ride Bell (Guardian Bell) Ride To Live, Live to Ride.
Beautifully Finished Steel Skull on Black Weave Cord
This Ride Bell makes a great gift for bikers and friends of bikers and can be worn or attached to a bike.
- Quality Steel Skull "Ride Bell" Pendant
- Inscribed with “Ride To Live, Live to Ride”
- Worn as a pendant, attached to saddle bags, key ring, keychain or handle bars.
- Eco-friendly, waterproof and easily cleaned and maintained.
- 3mm black cord with stainless steel connector.
- The Bell is 1.25 inches in height and weighs approx. 18 grams.
The Ride Bell symbolizes the spirit of camaraderie and brotherhood between bikers and legend holds that it serves as a guardian to ward off gremlins (also known as "evil road spirits").
The tradition of the Ride Bell is thought to have started in the Black Hills of South Dakota and the Sturgis Bike Rally. In the 1930's the Jackpine Gypsies Motorcycle Club was formed in the Black Hills - the rally started as a short dirt-track race, with a few racers and small group of onlookers. It is said that a bell was given to entrants to pin on their shirt as a token of entry-much like a button or wrist band might be given today.
The ride bell is intended to ward off road Gremlins that want to do harm to bikers. Buying and wearing (or attaching to a bike) will provide power against the gremlins and it is said that if a bell is received as a gift the power of it is doubled!
Another traditional application of motorcycle bells has been as a commemoration to a fallen friend.
There are many variations of "Ride Bell" legend, and almost as many ways to tell it as there are bikers to tell it. Like many other time honored stories of past, in the beginning it was passed on through word of mouth, from one biker to the next. Protection is offered in the generosity of friends or in true and selfless acts of brotherhood along the road. The spirit of camaraderie and brotherhood between bikers is what the ride bell encompasses.