ONE OF OUR VERY OWN, Tucker Paving team member and motorcycling enthusiast Ricky Mas, is a big award winner.

During the 2017 Daytona Beach Biketoberfest in October, Ricky won American Bagger magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award for his custom 2012 Harley-Davidson Road Glide cruiser motorcycle. You can see photos of Ricky’s awesome motorcycle here.

Dave Withrow, publisher of American Bagger and Urban Bagger magazines, selected Ricky’s custom machine for the Editor’s Choice Award following the Biketoberfest Baddest Bagger competition. The magazines describe Baddest Bagger as “the original custom bagger competition for builders to show off their hard work and creativity.”

So, just what is a bagger? Wikipedia, the public’s free online encyclopedia, describes baggers this way:

“Harley-Davidsons and other cruisers with extensive luggage for touring have been called, sometimes disparagingly or jocularly, baggers, or full baggers, as well as dressers, full dressers, or full-dress tourers. These terms are no longer limited to cruisers, but may be used to refer to any touring motorcycle.

“Cruisers are often the basis for custom motorcycle projects that result in a bike modified to suit the owner’s ideals, and as such are a source of pride and accomplishment.”

After winning the Baddest Bagger Editor’s Choice Award and sharing the news with the team at Tucker Paving, we know for sure that Ricky is feeling a sense of both pride and accomplishment. The managers and employees here are happy for him and proud of him, too.

About Biketoberfest, 2017 marked the 25th anniversary of the annual rally for bikers, motorcycle enthusiasts, and “curious travel seekers.” You can learn more at