Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial Ride XVII @ Sevierville, TN
May 28 @ 10:00 am

May 28th, 2017, motorcyclists will once again gather in downtown Sevierville at the Sevier County Courthouse to pay tribute to all fallen military. It has been described by those who participate and have seen it as being one of the most unusual and unique Memorial Day weekend events they have ever seen. This year we are also commemorating all the women who served in our military.

The event’s opening ceremony starts at 10:00 A.M. in Sevierville, TN. The police-escorted 65-mile ride leaves, rain or shine, at 11:00 A.M. Once all of the motorcycles have arrived at Veteran’s Overlook on top of Clinch Mountain in Grainger County, the closing ceremony will begin. Patriotic music, placing of the wreath, 21 Gun Salute followed by Taps will conclude the event.

Come early and have coffee and breakfast at Court House Donuts, one of our great sponsors. For additional information about the event go to our web site: or e-mail   SMT is also on Facebook Smoky Mountain Thunder Page.

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days @ Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Jul 7 – Jul 9 all-day
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days @ Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course | Lexington | Ohio | United States

Vintage motorcycle racers, restorers, collectors and fans can mark their calendars in anticipation for July 7-9, the dates for 2017 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, which features vintage motorcycle racing in numerous disciplines, bike shows, stunt shows, seminars, a swap meet with hundreds of vendors and much more, raises funds for the nonprofit AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.


ADVWoman Rally @ Flying Heels Rodeo Arena
Jul 20 – Jul 23 all-day

Dates are announced for the second annual adventure rally organized for women and families. To be held July 20-23, 2017, in Granby, Colorado, the event will include a variety of self-guided rides, Geocache scavenger hunt, classroom training sessions as well as on-range adventure and dirt bike rider training. All instructors are women! Men are welcome too– this is a female and family friendly rally.

“We are building on last year’s success with several key changes,” said Pat Jacques, Rally Director. “BMW Off Road instructor Caroline Stevenson has joined the teaching staff, plus the rally is expanded to four days, Thursday through Sunday. We have obtained indoor convention space, and have hotel accommodations available.  We will teach on-range rider training ‘Adventure Essentials’ and ‘Dirt Bike Essentials’, and we’ve added the advanced level ‘BDR Essentials’ class. This will support riders in successfully completing the Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route teaching steep ascents and descents, hair pin turns, water crossings, and rocky terrain skills.”

Last year’s Rally was a great success with several participants traveling over 1800 miles to attend.  “I knew the ladies would have a blast, but I was most surprised by how much the gentlemen enjoyed themselves,” said Jacques. “They were thrilled to see their spouses and partners quickly gain confidence and skill, which translates to more opportunities to enjoy riding together and also strengthens the industry.”

Classroom Sessions are open to all attendees and will run Thursday & Friday 3:30PM-4:30PM and 4:45-5:45PM, with several classes running simultaneously in different locations. Topics include trailside maintenance, trailside first aid, intro to GPS navigation, fitness and training for off-road riding, truck & trailer motorcycle loading and unloading, flat tire repair, how to pick up a bike, moto-camping and travel photography.

“Women teaching women is natural and transformative. We’re excited to have Canadian GS Trophy Candidate and BMW Off-Road Certified Instructor Caroline Stevenson joining our all-woman staff this year. Caroline’s quiet, confident manner and considerable skill is sure to resonate with many women,” said Jacques.

Immediately following the Rally there will be a “First Ever” All-ladies Colorado Backcountry Discovery (COBDR) Tour led by Jacques and fellow adventure rider Alisa Clickenger. All classes are taught Thursday and Friday so participants can enjoy a full day of adventure riding on Saturday.

All-Ladies Colorado BDR Ride
Jul 23 – Jul 30 all-day
All-Ladies Colorado BDR Ride

Majestic scenery, challenging terrain, bragging rights. The Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route offers it all traversing the state of Colorado from border to border. We will journey North to South, adhering to the original, as-mapped-out COBDR as much as possible. We’ll pass over some of the highest roads available to motorcyclists in the United States, several of which are over 12,000 feet. We will traverse Ophir, Corkscrew, Hurricane, California, Cinnamon, Cumberland, Cottonwood, Weston and Hagerman passes, riding about 650 miles through some of the most rugged and scenic landscape in America on one of the most respected routes an adventure rider can ride. Let us support you all the way with an all-female industry-known tour guide team, on-tour professional motorcycle coaching and mentoring, as well as chase vehicle services. Let’s have a custom-made epic adventure together.

When: Two separate Tours, Summer and Fall
July 23-30, 2017  [Immediately following the ADVWoman motorcycle Rally in Granby, CO] Sept. 3-10, 2017  [With two days of training offered Sept. 2-3, 2017]

Where: Colorado, North to South

Preferred Motorcycle: Any street legal dual-sport bike capable of traveling 55MPH with a fuel range of 100 miles is suitable. Bigger bikes require more skill and fitness. Smaller bikes are easier.

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced dual-sport riding skills necessary (BDR essentials class or specific skills waiver required)

Cautions: Medium to High level of fitness required, altitudes of 12,000+ feet in some sections

Maximum People = 10 women (+4 guides)

For a good look at the types of terrain we’ll encounter, take at look at this video library.


– Motorcycle Coaching (all female)
– Professional Tour Guides (all female)
– Hotel Accommodations
– ALL MEALS (Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners)
– Support Vehicle
– Luggage Porterage
– T-shirt
– CO BDR Map
– FREE BDR essentials class (value = $87.00) at the 2016 ADVWoman Rally (note that you still need to pay for Rally registration and all other classes).

Pricing= $2,999 double occupancy, +$600 single occupancy

We will travel the COBDR in a North to South Direction.

GWRRA Wing Ding 39 @ Gaylord Texan Resort
Aug 29 – Sep 2 all-day
GWRRA Wing Ding 39 @ Gaylord Texan Resort | Grapevine | Texas | United States

Wing Ding is the ultimate Honda Gold Wing & Touring Bike convention! Hosted by GWRRA at different locations across the United States every year, the rides to Wing Ding as well as unique atmospheres are unforgettable. Come join us for a motorcycle convention unlike any other, where you can enjoy the company of friends with live entertainment in a beautiful location, learn more about motorcycle safety, discover all the latest products for your bike, and even test drive a new one.

Italian Motorcycle Owners Club (IMOC) 34th Annual Rally @ Hamilton Rod & Gun Club
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Italian Motorcycle Owners Club (IMOC) has announced that its 34th Annual Rally will be held on Sunday, September 24, 2017 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Some 300+ Italian-made motorcycles will be on display at the Hamilton Rod & Gun Club, 24 Hamilton Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
The IMOC Rally is America’s biggest and longest-running all Italian motorcycle event. Italian-made Scooters are welcome, as well. Proceeds to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). It’s said that “you’ll see anything and everything” at the IMOC Rally.
In addition to such recognized marques as Moto Guzzi, Ducati, Aprilia, MV Agusta, Vespa , Bimota, Benelli, Moto Morini and Laverda, such legacy brands as Gilera, Aermacchi, Motobi, Cagiva, Mondial, Lambretta and more
are routinely on exhibit. Not to mention such rarities as Maserati, Ceccato, Iso, ItalJet, etc. Parilla will be this year’s Featured Marque. Judging will take place in 15 Classes, along with People’s Choice, Longest Distance Traveled, Highest Mileage and Best-of-Show Concours Awards.
Admission is $10 per person or $15, two-up, which includes a commemorative Annual Rally pin and door prizes. The Hamilton Rod & Gun Club is an idyllic setting, nestled within the Massachusetts countryside, and the Show takes place beside lovely, Hamilton Pond. The ride to and from is an experience in itself, for those who opt to take the two-lanes. Interstate access is also available for those on a schedule. Food service and refreshments are available on site. Dealer displays and Swap Meet spaces are also available. No pets are allowed.