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Andy Goldfine

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Occupation  Businessperson
Known for  Aerostich founder
Name  Andy Goldfine

Andy Goldfine Andy Goldfine Motorcyclist Aerostich Founder RideApart
Born  1954 (age 60–61)Duluth, Minnesota

Andy Goldfine is an American businessperson, founder of Aerostich, and founder of Ride To Work nonprofit to support motorcycle commuting through its annual Ride To Work Day. In 2013, he was awarded the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Dud Perkins Lifetime Achievement Award for his "generous and tireless support of motorcycling" with his business and nonprofit activities, and contributions as an AMA board member.

Motorcycle apparel career

Goldfine created the Aerostich Roadcrafter suit c. 1982, noted as "the first synthetic textile armored riding suit", made with Cordura and "worn by almost every motorcycle journalist when they're really riding". Goldfine has been called "one of the early leaders and innovators in motorcycle safety clothing", and "a revolutionary — a guy who changed the motorcycling world". Cycle World said "if there is ever a motorcycle gear hall of fame, Andy Goldfine should be inducted."

Author Melissa Holbrook Pierson has noted Goldfine's contribution to motorcycling by holding that it is a social good, and he has been cited as an expert on motorcycling culture as expressed through rider clothing.

In 1996, Goldfine undertook a 17,000-mile (27,000 km) long-distance motorcycling journey from his home city, Duluth MN, to Mongolia, crossing Siberia and returning via China and Japan. This ride with partner Helge Pedersen was part of a much longer journey Pedersen took, documented in his book 10 Years on 2 Wheels.

References

Andy Goldfine Wikipedia


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