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‘Run for the Wall’ Veterans Ride Pulls Into D.C. Today

May 26, 2017 View Comments by

After nearly two weeks on the road, Run for the Wall (RFTW) participants will be arriving today at their final destination: Washington, D.C. With a tagline of “riding for those who can’t,” the cross-country event has a mission to call attention to prisoners of war and those missing in action; to honor those killed in action […]

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Entire Laverda Motorcycle Museum Collection for Sale

May 24, 2017 View Comments by

Some news is too fascinating not to share. Currently, 81 Laverda motorcycles, prototypes, and collectibles are for sale, including every model ever made by Laverda from 1950-2000. Due to long-term health issues, renowned collector and marque specialist Cor Dees is looking to sell the entire collection to someone who will keep the motorcycles on display […]

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Zero Motorcycles Matches Electric Motorcycle Tax Credit

May 19, 2017 View Comments by

Zero Motorcycles is continuing to advocate for the electric motorcycle movement. The company has announced its “Don’t Wait for Washington” program, offering buyers a cash rebate matching the expired Electric Motorcycle Federal Tax Credit, should it not be reinstated in 2017. The U.S. government had been giving buyers of electric motorcycles a tax credit equal to […]

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‘Your Pass Now’ Helping to Reduce Congestion at National Parks

May 17, 2017 View Comments by

Imagine: your saddlebags are packed, your gear’s on, the sun’s out, and you’re excited to spend several days exploring Sequoia National Park. You roll out of the driveway in a great mood. Then you get there and see the long line to purchase a park pass. Developed in conjunction with the National Park Service, Your Pass Now is […]

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The 23rd Annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride

May 15, 2017 View Comments by

The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America kicked off this Saturday in Portland, OR. Covering eight states in seven days, the group will arrive in Milwaukee, WI, on May 19. For the first time in almost a decade, the ride, led by former NASCAR driver and NBC Sports racing analyst Kyle Petty, will travel across the Pacific Northwest. […]

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New Events Kicking Off at the Harley-Davidson Museum

May 11, 2017 View Comments by

Outdoor Bike Nights are set to return to the Harley-Davidson Museum today, along with a variety of other events. With extended hours (9 a.m.-6 p.m., daily; 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Thursdays), freebies for Mom, and the annual Armed Forces Day Celebration, the H-D Museum campus provides the perfect backdrop to welcome back warm, sunny days and riding […]

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Strider Bike-Racing Toddlers Take Over Fort Worth’s Sundance Square

May 10, 2017 View Comments by

I know we just posted about Strider, but who doesn’t love to see happy, active children? They’re our future. In honor of the day’s Strider Cup race at Sundance Square in Fort Wort, TX, Governor Greg Abbott declared May 6 Youth Cycling Day. Nearly 200 racers participated in the race, the first of three events in […]

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Metzeler Roadtec O1 Sport-Touring Tires

May 07, 2017 View Comments by

Metzeler’s new Roadtec 01 sport-touring tire, which replaces the Roadtec Z8 Interact, was designed to be adaptable to a wide variety of motorcycles, riding styles, and weather. Metzeler paid particular attention to enhancing the tires’ grip on wet and low-friction surfaces, and increasing mileage. Up front, the tires use a 100-percent silica rubber compound to […]

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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May 05, 2017 View Comments by

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and government agencies and safety organizations are reminding both motorists and motorcycle drivers to practice safety while on the road. Motorcycle fatalities have been on the rise an average of 10 percent per year over the last 20 years, according to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Motorcycles account for less […]

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HJC Adding a Luke Skywalker-Themed Lid to its Star Wars Lineup

May 04, 2017 View Comments by

Due to the recent excitement around HJC’s initial Star Wars branded motorcycle helmet launch, the company has announced a new helmet to the lineup, the IS-5 Luke Skywalker X-Wing. Based on Luke’s “Red Five” fighter helmet, HJC’s new lid captures the classic character through great attention to detail, right down to the marks of distress and amber sunshield.  The […]

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BMW Announces Pricing for 2018 R nineT Urban G/S

May 03, 2017 View Comments by

BMW Motorrad USA has announced that the 2018 R nineT Urban G/S—due to arrive in dealer showrooms by June—will have an MSRP of $12,995 including ABS (plus a $495.00 destination fee). Inspired by BMW’s 1980 R 80 G/S, the R nineT Urban G/S is a contemporary rendition of a legendary classic enduro, right down to its […]

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South Dakota Governor Proclaims May 9 World Strider Day

May 02, 2017 View Comments by

May is National Bike Month, and since 2007, Strider Balance Bikes have trumped tricycles as the best way to teach toddlers to ride. Strider Sports, the world’s leading manufacturer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, is celebrating 10 years in business, more than 1.6 million Strider Bikes sold, and the designation of Tuesday, May 9, as […]

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AltRider’s Conserve the Ride 2017 Comes to Central Pennsylvania

May 01, 2017 View Comments by

This Fourth of July weekend, AltRider is inviting riders to join Conserve the Ride 2017 and experience some of the best adventure riding the East Coast has to offer. With an all-new location in Palmerton, PA, at the Blue Mountain Resort, this three-day getaway will offer routes for riders of every skill level. From winding dirt trails in […]

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Early Bird Discount for 2017 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Available Through May 1

Apr 19, 2017 View Comments by

A $10 early bird discount is available through May 1 on tickets to the 2017 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, scheduled for July 7-9 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, OH. AMA members can get a $15 ticket discount through June 5, which is an additional $5 off the early bird discount. The event features vintage motorcycle racing, bike shows, seminars, demo […]

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Free Admission to All National Parks April 22-23

Apr 18, 2017 View Comments by

National Park Week is April 15-23, and to celebrate the National Park Service is hosting fee-free days at all national parks April 22-23. National Park Week is an excellent time to make great connections, explore new places, discover open spaces, and enjoy affordable vacations. April 22 is Earth Day, and April 23 is the second annual […]

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