Saying I Do with Sidecars

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We love seeing wedding photos that feature Urals! This Tennessee couple, Thomas and Stevie had given up a long search for a sidecar to use during the wedding when they spotted Ben Voiles' Ural in a driveway. After a conversation with the soon-to-be groom, Ben graciously lent them his rig for their special day! The beautiful photo was taken byJaime Smialek of Our Ampersand Photography

"My wife Stevie, and our dog Mister Shug, could not have dreamed of a better way to show up to our wedding.”


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Above: Denver photog, Adam Parth, shot this beautiful scene. “It was a lot of fun photographing this couple with this motorcycle at their destination wedding in Colorado. The bride arrived to the ceremony in the sidecar, with her father driving.”

 Ryan and Katie on a Ural Yamal, photographed in BC, Canada by  Rhonda Dent Photography .

Ryan and Katie on a Ural Yamal, photographed in BC, Canada by Rhonda Dent Photography.

 This  Australian  couple chose the Sahara.

This Australian couple chose the Sahara.

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Above: Oregon couple Bryce and Tayler leaving in what we think is the best kind of getaway vehicle for a wedding. The photo, captured by Native Rose Photography, is a special and fun memory for them. If you’re reading this post and you want a wedding photo like this to look back on in years to come, start planning to secure a sidecar!

Of course, if you’re already hitched, it makes for a great anniversary date-night vehicle, too. ;)

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Above: Showing up in style, this California bride, Chenin, was escorted to her groom by a Ural-riding chauffeur; captured by Jonathan Roberts of Bluephoto Wedding Photography.

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Congrats to these newlyweds, Angelo and Sara Schifilliti! If there's one sure-fire way to impress the guests, it'd be by making your big entrance upon an orange Patrol dressed to the nines and carrying the bouquet. The sidecar was provided by the bride's proud father, Jim Carpenter.

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If your wedding includes a Ural sidecar, post a pic and tag #uralmotorcycles. We'd love to see photos of your special day!

Ural at Vintage Motorcycle Days

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Vintage Motorcycle Days is a massive event put on by the American Motorcyclist Association, drawing well over 20,000 motorcycle enthusiasts to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The Wilkinson brothers of Good Spark Garage tell us how they use their Urals as the ideal moto-event transportation.

 Above: The Wilkinson bros brought their sons: Corey's two are on the left, Casey's is on the right.

Above: The Wilkinson bros brought their sons: Corey's two are on the left, Casey's is on the right.

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"Most people get around on mini-bikes or golf carts. We use our Urals."

The Mid-Ohio grounds cover a lot of area and there are things happening all over. "We can tote our kids and haul our swap-meet finds and camera equipment with ease. Of course, the look of these air-cooled rigs fit right into the scene and turn a lot of heads," says Corey Wilkinson.

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With all of the racks and storage, the Ural is like a 750cc shopping cart. 

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Above: We ran into Greg and Kristin on their Ural Ambassador Gear Up. They've been attending VMD for a long time and know to come prepared for staying cool and hydrated.

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Above: Casey Wilkinson of Good Spark Garage (middle) talks with fellow Ural riders from Ohio, Kevin and Sally Craig, who rode in on their olive drab M70. 

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 The Ural Gear Up raffle bike is going to make someone really happy!

The Ural Gear Up raffle bike is going to make someone really happy!

Also present at this year's event was the Ural Gear Up provided by Ural Motorcycles and outfitted by the Wilkinson brothers. This special set-up will be raffled off on December 7th to benefit the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum. Officials will draw the winning name during the 2018 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony weekend (see rules).

Donate for a chance to win this Gear Up: Click here

 Flashback from last year's event: AMA President Rob Dingman and his daughter pose with the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum Raffle Bike.

Flashback from last year's event: AMA President Rob Dingman and his daughter pose with the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum Raffle Bike.

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"Our sons will look back on these days and remember the fun they had with family and motorcycles."

Where would you take a Ural and who would you take with you? Like the Wilkinson brothers, you can turn an event into an adventure by taking a sidecar which will create an unforgettable experience for your family.


Watch our video on best practices when riding with passengers:

Australian Family Adventure

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When this Perth Australia family of three decided to take a road trip, they bought a Ural and planned an epic journey across Australia from East to West. The Velge family (Gwenael, Cielito, and their son Anatole) prepared their Ural cT then set out to log miles and memories. (Photos provided by the Velge family)

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"I liked the rig, its ability to go off-road, its look, its history. I like that it is a little off-beat."

–Gwenael, on why he chose a Ural cT sidecar

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"Here was a machine that, instead of taking me away, would allow us to go on adventures as a family, together."

Cielito was a little reluctant about Gwenael having a motorcycle, but with time and some basic ground rules of the sidecar, she eventually saw the benefits. Gwenael had originally considered riding across the country with a friend, but "if Cielito was up for it, I’d much rather do it as a family. In fact, I think it is the adventurous trip that made Cielito see the whole sidecar thing in another light."

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Their trip will cover over 6000kms including 2500kms of dirt roads.

From mountaintops to botanical gardens, they're making the most of this trip. Anatole, the son, often falls asleep, "the sidecar is that comfortable." Part of their route includes the parts of the outback, "where there are no more towns, just blue skies."

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 The family stopped to help this BMW rider who suffered a flat tire from a bent rim.

The family stopped to help this BMW rider who suffered a flat tire from a bent rim.

The Velges credit Jon Taylor from Ural of Oz as an invaluable advisor and mentor. "I had no idea about sidecars and had never done any long trip on à motorcycle...Jon helped us make decisions about the necessary accessories and put them on for us." 

They are carrying two 10L Jerry cans of fuel on the inner side of the sidecar and an extra 20L on the main rack for the most remote leg of the trip. They've also added the spare wheel and rack. Gwenael had Ural Australia add the fairing and hand guards to combat the cold temperatures.

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The family relies on their duffel bags to carry the essentials and have mailed home several items to pare down the load. On the long stretches, Anatole draws pictures in the dust on the windshield or plays hand puppet games. For the rough roads, Gwenael tries to get the third wheel in the smoothest spot to make it comfortable for his passengers. 

"The third wheel is a bonus in the bulldust, we have been flying on it!" 

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It is a genuine adventure!

"We meet many people on the road and our mode of transport certainly seems to inspire people to want to do the same. We would certainly encourage families to pack their stuff on a rig and get out there! It is amazing."

Follow along on their journey via their Instagram feed at @the.life.motonomadic. You can also read about other Ural riders and the adventures their sidecars take them on by clicking the link below:

See how other Ural owners explore worldwide.

Dog Days of Summer

 Photo by  @WanderfulGirl  via the  @RexSpecsK9  Channel

Photo by @WanderfulGirl via the @RexSpecsK9 Channel

It's summertime and dogs love to explore with the wind in their face and Ural is perfect for that! We took a quick spin around Instagram and found these canine companions traveling the world with their humans. Would your pup be a good sidekick?  

 Sidecar style by  @sadiesidecar .

Sidecar style by @sadiesidecar.

"The open air feeling was awesome. I tend to go with my dad everywhere" –Waffles

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Above: One of our favorite sidecar dogs, Waffles, was featured in a Q&A in a previous blog post. If you missed it, check it by clicking here

 Man's best friend as seen on on the  @myuraladventures18  feed.

Man's best friend as seen on on the @myuraladventures18 feed.

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Above: @Morgan Mastiff enjoys sidecar rides, "the dog park, destroying feather pillows, disemboweling toys, shopping, and hanging out with my mom." See more of her travels on Instagram.

Imagine how cool your dog will feel when pulling up to the dog park in a Ural.

 Incredible pic by  @adventurerig  in Moab, Utah.

Incredible pic by @adventurerig in Moab, Utah.

Do you ride with your dog in the sidecar? Be sure to add the hashtag #sidecardog and #uralmotorcycles so we can follow your travels.

 Manhattan's dog about town, Baely, being chauffered by  @Richie_Akiva .

Manhattan's dog about town, Baely, being chauffered by @Richie_Akiva.

 Perry the sidecar dog as featured on the  @stcroixural  feed.

Perry the sidecar dog as featured on the @stcroixural feed.

We love when Ural riders share their photos and stories on Instagram. It reminds us of the strong community of riders who enjoy life and share it with their family, friends, and pets. Thanks to all these sidecar folks and their dogs for sharing the adventure with us!


Want to show your dog what a sidecar looks like? 

If you think your dog would enjoy being a sidecar sidekick and you've never seen a Ural in person, check out our Dealer Locator to find a dealership near you. Ask them if you and your pup can sit in the sidecar to try it on for size.

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Photo by @nat_tanatt.

World Cup Ural Style

As the World Cup picks up speed, we break away from the desks to get our football fix.

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Preparing for World Cup 2022

That’s why you’ll find us throttling down the sideline for a helmeted head ball.

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The team at Ural loves soccer (especially Ilya). Our children play the sport and our families spend time together watching matches on TV. As we all gather together to see how the World Cup unfolds, we hope your favorite team does well!

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