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2012 Quail Ride and Gathering

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If I could use only one word to describe the Quail event, it would be “friendly.” This is not one of those high-zoot, highly competitive “Concours d’Elegance” affairs, but rather a showcase for a lot of good-looking (mostly) motorcycles parked on the immaculate grass of the Quail Lodge Golf Club. Last May, some 150 motorcycles were signed up for judging, ...

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Craig Vetter to be Honored as Grand Marshal at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

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AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame member and noted designer Craig Vetter—whose contributions to motorcycling range from the iconic Windjammer fairings and the Triumph X-75 Hurricane to the Mystery Ship limited-production high-performance motorcycles and a number of high-profile motorcycle fuel-economy contests—will be honored as this year’s grand marshal at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days featuring Rockers and Mods, July 20-22, at the ...

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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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