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2016 Rice-O-Rama

This Honda single looks ready for vintage racing.

In September 2016, the Fairgrounds in Spencer, Massachusetts, hosted Rice-O-Rama, the only vintage and custom Japanese motorcycle show and swap meet in New England. This tenth edition offered show competition in six displacement classes, plus categories for street competition, dirt competition, two-stroke, café, chopper, touring, sport, cruiser, mild custom, rat bike, foreign (non-Japanese), highest mileage and oldest bike. Out on the ...

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Riding Into History Concours d’Elegance 2016

A lovely Suzuki 250 flanked by a pair of vintage ’60s Hondas were just three of the 270 entries in 2016’s Riding Into History Concours d’Elegance at the World Golf Village near St. Augustine, Florida.

Motorcycle enthusiasts tend to be good people. Generous with their time, always ready to help out for a good cause, and in general we look out for one another, too. Few events I have attended better exemplify this spirit than the annual Riding Into History Concours d’Elegance held at the World Golf Village near historic St. Augustine, Florida, the nation’s ...

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Tackling LA-Barstow-Vegas on a 2WD Ural Gear-Up

LA-Barstow-Vegas on a 2WD 2016 Ural Gear-Up.

It’s well before dawn, and the temperature is below freezing. Ben’s KTM 1190 Adventure says it’s 27 F., but Kurt’s BMW R 1200 GS is somewhat more optimistic at a balmy 31. My Ural Gear-Up is silent on the matter, perhaps in indifference to these mild temperatures. After all, it was originally built to carry Russian soldiers through snow and ...

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The Quail Motorcycle Gathering 2016

Anybody looking for a sporting big single in 1929 could have chosen this Moto Guzzi Sport 500, with a neat little box on the gas tank to hold those metric tools.

What a show! The day began cool and lightly overcast, but by 11 o’clock the skies were blue and white, with lovely puffy cumulus clouds drifting slowly overhead. Absolutely perfect weather—obviously ordered up for the occasion. A walk through the entrance opened to four grassy acres of the venue, with more than 400 bikes on display, some going back a ...

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11th Annual Barber Vintage Motorcycle Festival

More than 1,400 bikes are on display at the Barber Motorcycle Museum.

What’s your pleasure? Sidecar racing? Acres of swap meet to be explored? Technical seminars with industry experts? Antique side-shifters whizzing down the racecourse, or million-dollar race bikes popping wheelies on the same course? You could find this and much more at the 2015 Barber Vintage Motorcycle Festival, held October 9-11 at the Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. The event ...

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The 2015 SoCal Norton Owner’s Club Hansen Dam Ride

It was standing room only hours before the rally officially started.

“The Hansen Dam Rally is put on by enthusiasts for enthusiasts, no frills, all thrills…the rest of the year we’re just a riding club,” said Kevin Nerden, president of the Southern California Norton Owners Club for the past three years. SCNOC was established in 1979, and its 36th annual event smashed previous attendance records. “We had 200 pins for riders ...

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2015 Overland Expo West

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There is something that draws me to the Overland Expo West year after year. The three-day event, now held annually near Flagstaff, Arizona, is a showcase of the most rugged and extreme overland machines and gear in the world. But it’s more than a metallic meat market—it is a place to learn, watch and be inspired to literally step outside ...

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Ride for Kids Motorcyclists Continue Support in Six More Cities

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Ride for Kids motorcyclists combined to raise more than $90,000 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation when more than 300 participants attended the East Tennessee and Kansas City Ride for Kids events to honor their local brain tumor survivors on July 26. “Thanks for everything. I love that you donated money to help kids like me keep from getting brain ...

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Indiana and Ohio Motorcyclists Raise Funds for the PBTF

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Motorcyclists from Indiana and Ohio banded together for children fighting brain tumors and collectively raised over $110,000. At the Northern Indiana Ride for Kids in South Bend on June 28, more than 200 motorcyclists showed their support for children with brain tumors by raising $53,920 for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The 24th Marysville Ride for Kids was held July ...

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The 28th Annual Clubman’s All-British Weekend

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Alice’s Restaurant sits at the intersection of State Routes 35 and 84, on a ridge above Woodside, California. To be fair, calling those country roads “highways” is a little deceiving. When you ride up to the place, you are faced with two choices: park at Alice’s, where you can eat inside or out on the deck; or, park across the ...

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