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Las Vegas Auction Action

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...

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

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...

AltRider’s 2014 Taste of Dakar

Sun, rain, wind. Hot and cold. Sand, mud, gravel, snow, even some asphalt. Long hours in the saddle, challenging routes, motorcycle field repairs. Grizzled...

The 15 Best U.S. Roads Motorcycle Challenge

The Southern California Motorcycling Association produces an annual Best 15 U.S. Roads Challenge. The 15 roads are announced annually as the “collection” for that...

Motogiro D’Italia 2013

“My friend Giuseppe was down for the count,” said Burt Richmond of Illinois. “He was laid out on a stone wall with a medic holding...

The 'Original Rust' Makes Florida a Must: How the Vintage Iron Club Put West Palm Beach on the Bike Map

One balmy south Florida night, Bart Springer and Daniel Newcomb were out riding their café racers, a style of bike you didn’t see much...

2013 Celebration of the Motorcycle at Del Mar

In September, the Del Mar Fairgrounds near San Diego, California, hosted the 2013 Celebration of the Motorcycle, a three-day event that included a charity...

Quail 2013: Motorcycles of the Future at the Fifth Annual Motorcycle Gathering

Even though I’ve been to all five of the Quail Motorcycle Gatherings thus far, I still find it a delightful hodgepodge of wonderful elderly...

Motorcycle Cannonball Run Readies for Its Third U.S. Coast-to-Coast Endurance Ride

Organizers of the Motorcycle Cannonball Run are gathering momentum to hit the back roads with a pack of 100 adventurous souls on vintage motorcycles...

2013 Corsa MotoClassica

Coming or going, three days of high-desert vintage racing brought out bikes of all flavors to the 18th annual Corsa MotoClassica. It was the...

Western Massachusetts BONE Ride

I’m a western Massachusetts native who’s been called Bones since childhood, so when I learned about an upcoming “Western Mass BONE Ride,” naturally, I...

Del Mar Concours 2012

The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club track in San Diego, California, has serious history with the motorcycle community. It was long the site of a...

RIDE Motorcycle: A Club For One and All

Last Fall, I earned my doctorate from Two-Lane University after a seven-day solo ride through six states. I’m now known by fellow RIDE Motorcycle...

2013 Paso Robles (CA) Sidecar & Vintage Bike Show

Back in '07 Karyl Lammers, who runs a shop in Paso Robles selling aftermarket motorcycle stuff, called up the Chamber of Commerce and asked...

2013 Trailblazers Banquet

The Trailblazers are a social organization of pioneer motorcycling enthusiasts who have met annually since 1940. They preserve the memory of those who came...

26th Annual All-British Motorcycle Weekend, San Jose, California

You have to give those Brit-bike lovers a big hand; they are an incredibly enthusiastic bunch of enthusiasts, putting up with aged machines that...

North American FJR Owners Rally

If the opportunity ever arises to go on a ride through British Columbia, don’t hesitate for one moment, GO. That’s what I did as...

The Vintage Rally 2012

Where can a motorcyclist go to experience our sport’s rich and storied past? Anamosa, Iowa, for starters. The National Motorcycle Museum is located in...

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...

The Salt: Bonneville 2012

Some people, hearing about an attempt at a land speed record, picture a NASA-like project of crunching terabytes, wind tunnel testing and the ritual...

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2012

The 14 German motorcycles on display at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance weren’t sprawled on the vast expanses of grassy real estate occupied...

2012 AMA Women & Motorcycling Conference

If the goals of the sixth AMA’s Women & Motorcycling Conference last July were to enjoy some humor, diversity, education and a roaring good...

33rd Annual Los Angeles All-British Hansen Dam Ride

One day Bill “Bib” Bibbiani promises to record his famous quips. After more than 30 years in the SoCal Norton Club (founded 1979) and...

Getting Hacked and Lovin’ It: 41st Griffith Park Sidecar Rally

The Los Angeles famous Griffith Park is known for its sky-high observatory, its world class zoo, its miniature train playground for children, its vintage...

Prostate Cancer Pony Express: Cancer Sucks–and Motorcyclists are Spreading the Word

Motorcycle riders are some of the friendliest and most generous people I know, so it’s little surprise that practically every weekend there’s a charity...

Biketoberfest Cruises Into Its 20th Year

Mark your calendars for the 20th annual Biketoberfest in Daytona Beach, Florida, on October 18-21, 2012. “We are excited to celebrate the 20th year of...

Ace Café Returns to Barber Vintage Festival

The legendary Ace Cafe will make its return to the eighth annual Barber Vintage Festival presented by Triumph dealers of North America at Barber...

Kawasaki's Ninja Times Square Takeover Goes Big

Kawasaki likes to do things big. This time, they went all out. Enormous video billboards in the middle of New York City’s Times Square helped...

Killington Classic Motorcycle Rally Coming to Vermont on Labor Day Weekend

The Killington Classic Motorcycle Rally will be held over Labor Day weekend in Killington, Vermont. The four-day event, held August 30 to September 3,...

2012 Quail Ride and Gathering

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...

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