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Ride for Kids Raises Funds for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

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Dozens of Ride for Kids events are being held throughout the United States this summer and fall to raise funds for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, whose mission is to find the cause of and the cure for childhood brain tumors through support of medical research.  Each event is slightly different, but all include a scenic motorcycle ride with hundreds ...

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Motorcycle Rallies and Clubs: Del Mar Concours 2011


The affluent city of Del Mar in San Diego County has had a motorcycle history for decades. In the past, the one-mile dirt oval at the Del Mar Fairgrounds was a favorite for AMA Grand National events and, in recent years, has enjoyed a brief period of reinstatement for those events. Encroaching development, urban nois­e complaints and a profitable thoroughbred ...

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Americade Bound!


Are you going to Americade this year? I am, and it will be my first time. Americade, billed as the world’s largest touring rally and taking place in Lake George, New York, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. And Rider, which celebrates its 38th, has been involved pretty much from the beginning. Rider has been an opening night sponsor for ...

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Two-Day Harley-Davidson World Ride Starts June 24


The Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.), the official riding club of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company, is pleased to invite all Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders around the world to join its members in celebrating the freedom of the open road during the 2012 Harley-Davidson World Ride. Launched in 2008, Million Mile Monday has been an annual event on the last Monday of June ...

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Pirelli Night Dragon Truck to Appear at Bike Rallies


Pirelli Moto plans to attend several V-twin outdoor motorcycle events in 2012, and will bring a tire support vehicle, recently donned with Pirelli’s common worldwide F1-inspired livery, to various local dealers. The tour serves as a way of highlighting the Pirelli Night Dragon’s expanded size range, which covers fitments for newer touring Harley-Davidson models, baggers and metric V-twins, joining an ...

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Americade Celebrates 30 Years


Americade 2012, the weeklong rally attracting tens of thousands of motorcyclists, will run from June 4-9, celebrating 30 years in this picturesque location. Located at the foot of 32-mile long Lake George, New York, Americade 2012 will feature over 65 unique events, many happening multiple times over the course of the entire week–everything from new MiniTours and new themed boat ...

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Harley-Davidson Announces 110th Anniversary Celebrations in 2013


Harley-Davidson will celebrate 110 years of American-built motorcycles and epic riding experiences with an array of global events and activities in 2013. Among the events during the year-long celebration will be a rally in Rome, Italy, June 13-16, and a massive party over Labor Day weekend, Aug. 29 – Sept. 1, in Harley-Davidson’s home town of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In addition ...

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2011 Terry Hammond Memorial Moonshine, Illinois, Lunch Run

Terry Hammond at Moonshine Store

[This 2011 Terry Hammond Memorial Moonshine, Illinois, Lunch Run Rallies & Clubs was originally published in the July 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Most long-distance riders know the story of the Moonshine Lunch Run, either from personal experience, word-of-mouth, or perhaps reading about it in Rider (January 2011). They also know the tragic twist of fate when Terry Hammond, founder ...

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California’s Central Coast Classic Motorcycle Club Extravaganza

The popularity of riding, and occasionally restoring, older motorcycles is on the rise. Which prompts interested parties to organize events where the owners can show off their machines. Get a map of California, locate Santa Maria, then Paso Robles, and the area between them is called the Central Coast, where a very active “classics” club recently put on four days ...

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