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The 7th Annual Strider Cup World Championship

Jul 25, 2017 View Comments by

Nearly 400 toddlers aged 18 months to five years were ready to ride at the 7th Annual Strider Cup World Championship in Salt Lake City, UT, on July 22, 2017. Families traveled from across the U.S., and there were 50 competitors representing 14 additional countries: Aruba, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Japan, Russia, Sweden, […]

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REVER and Honda’s Pass-Bagger Challenge

Jul 24, 2017 View Comments by

REVER and Honda recently announced a new program: the Honda Pass-Bagger Challenge. The free challenge, which is hosted on the REVER mobile app and website, lists every rideable mountain pass in the United States and encourages riders to visit as many as possible. REVER automatically recognizes when a rider has snagged a pass and keeps […]

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Indian Sets Three Land Speed Records at El Mirage

Jul 21, 2017 View Comments by

Fifty years ago, Burt Munro rode an Indian Scout Streamliner on the Bonneville Salt Flats and made history, setting an under-1,000cc record of 183.58 mph. In preparation for the Burt Munro 50th anniversary commemorative run, Indian Motorcycle has set three new land speed records during test runs at El Mirage Dry Lakebed in California. First among […]

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AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days a Success

Jul 18, 2017 View Comments by

Tens of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts from across the country gathered to enjoy three days of vintage motorcycle racing product displays and demo rides, bike shows, seminars, a bustling marketplace, entertainment, and camaraderie at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, OH, during AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days July 7-9. The annual event, organized and promoted by […]

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Reader Ride: Pony Express Trail

Jul 15, 2017 View Comments by

“WANTED: Young, skinny, wiry fellows not over eighteen. Must be expert riders, willing to 
risk death daily.” I meet none of the prerequisites to qualify for this trip as the 1860 handbill 
advertised. Yet I’m intrigued by the history of the Pony Express Trail and reckon it’s as good a 
way as any to get […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Ohio Route 536

Jul 14, 2017 View Comments by

To the surprise of many riders, the roads in the Appalachian foothills of southeast Ohio are some of the most technically challenging in the Lower 48. Although the elevation changes are not as dramatic as East or West Coast mountain ranges, the hills can be particularly challenging to ascend when there is no advance indication […]

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2017 Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis

Jul 14, 2017 View Comments by

The 2017 Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis starts in two weeks and will give 20 wounded veterans an all-expenses paid trip to the 77th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The ride offers veterans a unique brand of motorcycle therapy. In 2014, Army Airborne Paratrooper Dave Frey, on a solo trip to Sturgis, met a fellow paratrooper […]

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Backcountry Discovery Routes July Fundraiser to Match Donations

Jul 13, 2017 View Comments by

Backcountry Discovery Routes has a summer fundraising campaign going that guarantees to double the impact of donors by matching all contributions dollar for dollar. This means a donation of $100 will result in $200 being invested in the activities of the non-profit organization whose mission is to create one new cross-state route per year for […]

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2017 Honda CMX300 & CMX500H: Rebels With a Cause

Jul 12, 2017 View Comments by

Back in the 1960s and ‘70s, Honda introduced America to the fun of smaller-displacement motorcycles. With its “You meet the nicest people on a Honda” advertising campaign—and a slew of low-cost and lightweight machines—the company put the Baby Boomer generation on two wheels and made lifetime enthusiasts out of many of them.

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New 2017 Aerostich Catalog

Jul 11, 2017 View Comments by

The new 2017 Aerostich catalog is now available and features over 60 new items and thousands of products for motorcycle and scooter riders. New garments in this year’s 292-page edition including the Cousin Jeremy Wax Cotton One Piece Suit and Lightweight Useful Suit. In addition there’s the usual mix of Aerostich and resale items ranging […]

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Zero Motorcycles Offering “Free ‘Fuel’ for Life”

Jul 10, 2017 View Comments by

Zero Motorcycles’ latest promotion, “Free ‘Fuel’ For Life,” began on July 5. The company is giving anyone who purchases a new Zero between July 5 – 31, 2017, up to $1,200, the equivalent of about 85,000 miles worth of electricity. At today’s current national average for gasoline ($2.25), it would cost about $4,745 to cover that distance […]

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2017 Touring Weekend Registration Deadline Is July 13

Jul 08, 2017 View Comments by

Time flies! The Touring Weekend is just over one month away and the deadline to register is fast approaching. If you haven’t yet signed up, spaces are still available! Registration is $215 per person and the deadline is July 13. After July 13, it’s $235. Special hotel group rates are also available until July 13 at […]

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Harley-Davidson Museum Wild Ones: Vintage Motorcycle Rally

Jul 06, 2017 View Comments by

The Harley-Davidson Museum is preparing to host its annual birthday celebration as the Wild Ones: Vintage Motorcycle Rally takes over the campus on July 8. Though Saturday is the main celebration, the museum will be holding events throughout the weekend. Thursday, July 6 Bike Night, 5 – 9 p.m. Thursday’s Bike Night serves as the […]

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Red, White, and Blue: MV Agusta Brutale 800 America

Jul 05, 2017 View Comments by

Italy gave the U.S. a special 4th of July gift: the limited edition 2017 Brutale 800 America. Based on the new three-cylinder Brutale 800, this newest edition pays tribute to MV’s America range from the 1970s. The bike’s metallic red, white, and blue livery is matched by a star-studded motif on the tank, just like […]

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Metzeler ME 888 Marathon Ultra Tire

Jul 03, 2017 View Comments by

Replacing the outgoing ME 880 series, Metzeler’s new ME 888 Marathon Ultra tires are designed for cruisers and touring motorcycles. Using state-of-the-art computerized development programs verified by millions of miles of testing, Metzeler focused on the tire’s profile, structure, and tread pattern and compound, with the goal of increase service life while maintaining (or improving) […]

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