Just because poseurs ride scooters doesnt mean a Piaggio Vespa or Lambretti isnt for you. Love them or hate them, its no accident that poverty-stricken Euro mods helped kick-start these tiny wasps into the forefront of fashion. Easy on the gas and delightful to maneuver, they eventually made their way across the pond, where America promptly labeled them any number of rough epithets, and the scooterclub was born.
Those still on the fence can check out Scooterfest, an event sponsored by New Times and featuring a scooter showcase, a scooter wash, live music, and demos by RideNow Powersports. Additionally, reps from Vespa of Chandler will answer questions like, Arent smaller wheels dangerous? and What is a moped, then? and Can I drive it home now? With a sleek new ride, youll be living la dolce vita.
Sun., April 26, 4-7 p.m., 2009