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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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Rider’s 2014 National Motorcycle Events Calendar


The sun is warming, the snow banks are melting and the temperatures are finally above freezing. It’s time to change the oil, adjust the valves, bore and stroke your credit cards and go wear out some tires! Here’s a list of some of the major motorcycle rallies and events this year, along with contact info and a brief description of ...

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Las Vegas Auction Action

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You know you’ve been to Las Vegas—Sin City, Nevada—too many times when you and your best friend are going for three days, and a few days before, one of you voluntarily makes a serious weight-loss bet with a neighbor. Worse, that caloric abstinence in booze and buffet land turns out to be no big deal, even for two guys who—at ...

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Star 2013: Sport Touring is This Club’s Middle Name

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The guy at the beer tent at 3 p.m. during STAR 2013 was the loneliest guy in Lexington, Kentucky. People actually felt sorry for him. Not that he wasn’t busy in the evening, when the bikes were parked for the night and everyone was eager to share stories about the day’s rides. But the Crowne Plaza, the host hotel, may ...

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‘Two Wheels Only’ is Back With a New Owner and a New Name

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Riders may remember the historic campground and lodge formerly known as Two Wheels Only in Suches, Georgia, which closed in 2011. Bill Johnston, a local resident, purchased the property and reopened it in March 2014 under the new name, Two Wheels of Suches. Johnston also purchased additional land in order to expand the campground and attract larger rallies. Many upgrades ...

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