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Agreement Names Harley-Davidson Official Motorcycle of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally


In the spirit of this year’s 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Harley-Davidson and city officials from Sturgis, South Dakota, are finalizing an agreement covering the next 75 years, making Harley-Davidson the official motorcycle of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. “Harley-Davidson riders have attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for decades. This new agreement will help fuel many more years of freedom, independence and ...

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10th Annual Barber Vintage Festival Video

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

More than 65,000 people visited the 10th annual Barber Vintage Festival last October. That’s no surprise really, given all there is for motorcycle enthusiasts to see and do there, and not just vintage bike nuts with grease under their fingernails. Rider magazine takes you inside the festival at Barber Motorsports Park in this video. See more videos on the Rider ...

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The Quail Motorcycle Gathering 2014


Somebody at the The Quail has a secure line to the weather gods. May 17th was a beautiful day in California’s Carmel Valley, as it has been for the previous five Gatherings. I especially like the motorcycle parking for the visitors, which is right along Green Valley Drive, on both sides of the road. Easy parking close to the festivities, ...

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2014 Tiddler Run


It had been a long, brutal winter in Northwest Indiana, and while I’m not much for group rides, I’d been looking forward to this one. I stabbed the Ural into gear, eased the clutch out and fell to the rear of the column of anxious riders on their gleaming machines. Acrid blue two-stroke exhaust hung in the air as Yamahas, ...

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2014 International Norton Owners Association Rally


Ka-chunk (pause) Ka-chunk Ka-chunk. I am sitting at the picnic table in a campsite under the pines, but the sounds I hear are not birdsong. Somewhere nearby, someone is kickstarting a Norton Commando. Ka-chunk (pause) Ka-chunk (muffled swearing) Ka-chunk. The bike catches, and the baritone exhaust note echoes off the trees. A Norton has once again sprung to life, ready ...

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Cannonball Motorcycles, Support Truck and Trailer Stolen


Four Motorcycle Cannonball Run bikes and their support truck and trailer were stolen from the Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Washington, on Monday evening, Sept. 22, 2014. The bikes were as follows (Number 54) 1919 Harley-Davidson J, (Number 73) 1926 Harley-Davidson JD, (Number 76) 1931 Harley-Davidson VL, (Number 99) 1928 Harley-Davidson JD. The truck is a dark grey 2001 Ford F250 ...

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3rd Annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival 'The MEET' on Saturday, August 23

America’s Car Museum (ACM) in Tacoma, Washington, will host its 3rd annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival, “The MEET at ACM” on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Held on ACM’s Haub Family Field, The MEET is expected to attract 450 vintage motorcycles and scooters from owners across the nation. Come meet Rider contributor Clement Salvadori, who will be judging the vintage bike concours. ...

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Americade Motorcycle Rally is June 2-7 in New York


The annual Americade Motorcycle Rally will be held June 2-7, 2014, in Lake George, New York, and organizers are calling it the ideal “motorcation” destination this June. One of the world’s largest multi-brand motorcycle tours, this event allows you and your friends to explore the Adirondacks on and off the bike, rub shoulders with other motorcycle enthusiasts, and watch shows ...

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MDA Ride for Life XXVII Raises More Than $1 Million


The 27th annual Ride for Life event to raise a total of $1,093,433 to fuel the fight against muscle disease in support of local families served by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. This year’s event brought out motorcycle riders and non-rider alike from across the Mid-Atlantic. “For nearly three decades, Harley-Davidson and its dealers, riders, fans and H.O.G. chapters have been ...

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Caffeinate Your Ride at the Black Lightning Motorcycle Café


Far northern California is an ideal motorcycling destination for many reasons, from the rugged coastal scenery to the majestic redwoods to the hidden backroads with almost no traffic. Now there’s another reason, a new moto-centric gathering place called the Black Lightning Motorcycle Café. Read our redwoods motorcycle tour story,  “Riding Among Giants” The café, which opened in October 2013, is ...

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