Blog Section: Events and Rallies

The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show

Apr 04, 2014 View Comments by

Austin, TX, is the place to be the weekend of April 11-13, 2014. Not only will the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas MotoGP race be going on at the Circuit of the Americas track, but Moto Guzzi and Revival Cycles (a local custom shop) are putting on The Handbuilt Motorcycle show. The show’s […]

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The Grand Alps Tour: Blue Rim’s Tour de France

Mar 22, 2014 View Comments by

With its focus Formerly known as the Grand Alps Tour, Blue Rim’s Tour de France has been renamed to reflect its focus on southeastern France the Grand Alps Tour is Blue Rim’s Tour de France as it covers much of the same ground as the world famous bicycle race. The route also features many gems […]

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Harley-Davidson to Bring Demo Fleet to Americade

Mar 20, 2014 View Comments by

If you’re interested one of the Project RUSHMORE Harley-Davidsons or perhaps the new Street 500 or 750, the Motor Company is going to be offering test rides on all of their models at this year’s Americade Rally. The rally continues to be a great place for potential buyers to try out new bikes as most […]

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Motorcycle Grand Tour of Virginia

Mar 13, 2014 View Comments by

It’s a simple, yet brilliant idea: combine the resources of a state’s motorcycle dealers with their tourism department to create a motorcycle tour highlighting what that state has to offer. That’s the concept behind Virginia’s Motorcycle Grand Tour. Here’s how it works: When you pay your $30 registration fee you receive your “passport” along with […]

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42nd Annual 49er Rally

Feb 27, 2014 View Comments by

From May 22-26 the BMW Motorcycle Club of Northern California will hold their 42nd annual 49er Rally in Mariposa, CA, which sits right on the threshold of Yosemite in the Sierra Nevada foothills. The event will feature a variety of speakers and activities sure to keep motorcycle enthusiasts entertained (including former California Highway Patrol officer […]

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The One Motorcycle Show and 21 Helmets

Jan 31, 2014 View Comments by

If you’re going to be in the area of Portland, OR, over the weekend of February 7–9, you’re definitely going to want to check out the One Motorcycle Show. There will be over 120 custom motorcycles on display along with Bell’s 21 Helmets exhibit. The show seeks to unite area artists, motorcyclists, brewers, and more […]

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2014 BMW GS Trophy: Off-Road Olympics

Jan 04, 2014 View Comments by

Every two years (since 2008) BMW holds a competition to see which GS rider is the best in the world. In 2014 that contest is coming to North America for the first time. In September, teams from all over the world will descend on western Canada to vie for the top spot. Though the GS […]

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Riding Courses Offered at RoadRUNNER’s Annual Touring Weekend

Dec 26, 2013 View Comments by

Here at RoadRUNNER, we strongly believe that one of the best investments any rider can make is in the area of motorcycle training. Many motorcyclists conclude their riding instruction with the MSF’s Basic Rider Course, the rest is left to experience. There are, however, a number of programs that can dramatically increase motorcycling proficiency. To […]

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AltRider’s Conserve the Ride 2014

Dec 22, 2013 View Comments by

In 2012 RoadRUNNER’s Florian Neuhauser attended AltRider’s annual Conserve the Ride weekend rally in Pennsylvania. He had a fantastic time, which you can read about here. For 2014, Conserve the Ride is sticking with the same great formula. The event begins Friday, June 6, 2014 with various riding competitions and an optional training class before […]

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Inaugural Wickenburg Desert Ride to Benefit BDR

Dec 16, 2013 View Comments by

If you’ve been reading RoadRUNNER for a while chances are you’re already somewhat familiar with the Back Country Discovery Routes project. If you’re not, the BDR is a non-profit organization working to create and protect off-road routes for dual sport and adventure riding. Their modus operandi is to scout out state crossing off-road rides and […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Annual Touring Weekend Comes to West Virginia

Nov 22, 2013 View Comments by

The ninth edition of the RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend will be hosted by the Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort in Snowshoe, WV July 17-20, 2014. Located in the midst of West Virginia’s highest mountains, Snowshoe is home to some of the best motorcycle riding in the country. So come ready for three days of fantastic motorcycle touring, […]

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National Corvette Museum Features Motorcycle Exhibit

Oct 16, 2013 View Comments by

Motorcyclists tend to be fairly committed gear heads who can appreciate a good work of mechanical art—whether it travels on two wheels or four. It seems the same is true for fans of America’s sports car, the Corvette. Until January 3, 2014 the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY is hosting a motorcycle exhibit […]

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Big Turnout for 24th Annual Nostalgia Run

Sep 13, 2013 View Comments by

Each September vintage and modern bike enthusiasts gather in north central Maryland to display and ride their mounts along the area’s bucolic backroads. This past Sunday several hundred bikes and riders congregated at the Community Park in Thurmont, MD, at the base of the Catoctin Mountains. Moderate temperatures, blue sky, low humidity, and fervent camaraderie […]

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Ride the Green Serpent at the Killington Classic

Aug 23, 2013 View Comments by

If you’re headed up (or down) to Vermont for the Killington Classic over Labor Day Weekend (Aug. 29th-Sept. 1st), you’ll definitely want to check out the Green Serpent. With twisties galore, great views, and lunch at the Waybury Inn (where TV’s The Bob Newhart Show was based), the Green Serpent is sure to be a […]

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First Annual Trike Only Ride at Sturgis

Jul 25, 2013 View Comments by

If you’re heading to Sturgis on three wheels, you’re in luck. For the first time ever there will be a trike only ride at Sturgis. The ride, which is being organized by Roadsmith Trikes and the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, will be the first annual T.O.U.R. (Trike Owners United Ride). The ride will take place on […]

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