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Blakline rides to give back to community

Aug 31, 2021 11:22AM ● By Becky Ginos

Bryce Carey (standing) and Tyler Byrge own Blakline Speed Shop. The pair use their passion for riding to help worthy causes.

BOUNTIFUL—Any given day, Bryce Carey will either be fixing a Harley or riding one. Carey, along with his partner Tyler Byrge own Blakline Speed Shop where the pair do everything from repair to adding handlebars and accessories. But they do more than just fix motorcycles. 

“We’re in it for the passion of riding and to give back to the community,” said Carey. “We throw events here to raise money for things like breast cancer and when riders go down we get donations to help with their medical bills and to take care of their kids.”

They hold Trunk or Treats and ride for different causes, he said. “We give massive amounts to feed the homeless. We have a toy drive and we supplied elementary kids with beanies, coats and gloves to keep them warm in the wintertime. We usually hit 10 to 15 rides to give back to the community.”

Carey and Byrge both grew up riding bikes and met while they were working at Harley. “We went to Harley training school in Arizona for 18 months to become certified mechanics,” said Carey. “After graduation I worked at Harley for five years and it just took off from there.”

Growing up, Byrge did some racing and Carey did a lot of camping and riding dirt bikes. “We wanted to get out on the street and both of our dads had Harleys. Our dads have been the push for why we got into the motorcycle scene so we wanted to give it a whirl.”

The biking community is very open, he said. “I’ve met some amazing people all over the place. I just enjoy riding. It's not about whether it’s a 1,000 mile ride or a 10 mile ride – it’s about time together. You can go so many different directions. The best experience is to help people out and be in the open.”

Carey said they don’t necessarily put on an event in order to give back. “There’s a handful of dudes, about eight, that hang out here that we do a ride with. We have a bike night at the shop once a month for like minded people to gather and go for a ride. We help support everybody, like BACCA with what they need. If there’s a wounded vet we go help them out. Whatever the case may be.”

One of the longest rides Carey did was 1,500 miles in 54 hours. “Our thing isn’t about the miles, it's the memories,” he said. “We always have a good time no matter where we go. It can be in the middle of Wyoming where there is nothing and we’ll still have a good time.”

Owning the shop is not like work for the pair. “We found something we love and have a passion for and now we’re doing it every day.”