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Arizona's 'Motorcycle Graveyard' Burns in Fire


All Bikes has been a mainstay in the small town of Rye, Arizona, since 1988 when owner Ron Adler packed up his collection of old two-wheelers and moved from Tacoma, Washington, to the desert 60 miles northeast of Phoenix. On Saturday, June 29, 2013, a fire started in Adler’s salvage-yard-style lot, which encompasses the largest collection of two-wheeled artifacts in ...

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The Timeless Ride, Profile: Hubert Kriegel, World Traveler


After his third daughter, Jessica, graduated from college, Hubert Kriegel realized something. He could stay in the daily grind, and 10 years from now he would still be poor. Or he could do what he always wanted to do: travel on a sidecar, and in 10 years he would be poor. What a decision! Soon Hubert will be starting his ...

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Southern Loop: Eldorado by Eldorado


Would you set out for South America on a bike you bought last week, from someone in another country? We’re pretty sure what the answer to that one would be…for most people. Bruce Baillie isn’t most people. Bruce has covered much of the globe in his freewheeling blue-collar career, and has taken many motorcycle rides around Asia, but a few ...

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Rising From the Ashes


Motorcycling is everything to Jim Key. He got his first motorcycle at age 10 and makes a living doing what he loves, running a videography business filming motorcycle trips and races. Jim met his wife, Jeannie, at a motorcycle rally and they both love to ride. Jeannie has done some work for Honda’s motorcycle events, and Jim worked for BMW ...

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Rider Magazine is Now on Pinterest


Rider magazine now has a Pinterest page to showcase its motorcycle and travel photos. The  page features boards for each of the popular motorcycle brands, previous magazine covers, as well as a board showcasing scenic views of the fabulous places our writers have ridden across the globe. To access our Pinterest page, visit pinterest.com/ridermagazine. Make sure to “Follow” us to ...

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BMW in the Americas, Interview: Hans Blesse

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In conjunction with the introduction of the new liquid-cooled BMW R 1200 GS, Rider Editor-in-Chief Mark Tuttle sat down for an interview with Hans Blesse, who was recently appointed to the position of Vice President BMW Motorrad USA to succeed the retiring Pieter de Waal. The 51-year-old Blesse started his BMW career in 1987 with BMW Canada. After holding various ...

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El Tanque: A Russian Conquest of Latin America


I looked at the steep slope in front of me, littered with large boulders, deep ruts and debris, and wondered how I’d gotten myself into such a mess. I had already walked up the trail to check if my big Ural would make it around one particularly large boulder in the center of the narrow path. It was going to ...

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Rider Exclusive: Spy Shots Reveal Motorcycle Zombie Outbreak Response Team


While the use of motorcycles in the military and other branches of the government has declined in recent decades, Rider has uncovered information about a top secret, elite motorized unit created by the Department of Homeland Security to address an unlikely but potentially terrifying threat: a zombie outbreak. Considered by most to be nothing more than a figure from Haitian ...

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Motor Maids Matriarch: Gloria Struck


Lots of female motorcyclists rode in from around the country to attend this year’s Vintage Rally, and at one point I discovered more than a dozen Motor Maids club members gathered around the Women in Motorcycling display. The Motor Maids club was established in 1940. Its membership includes Gloria Struck, whom I consider their “first lady.” We first met years ...

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Motorcycle Travel in the Appalachians


“I think I’m lost.” Twenty miles had passed since departing the only hotel in Cumberland, Kentucky, that had a sign hanging in a broken window that read, “Closed.” That’s when the thought came to mind that I might be in trouble. I’d been traveling lonely State Route 522 for a while now, searching for a new stopping point. Shadows lengthened ...

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