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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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Scenes from Eurobike Raleigh 2017

Apr 15, 2017 View Comments by

Last weekend was Eurobike Raleigh, the Southeast’s largest gathering of Euro and Euro-inspired motorcycles. The eighth annual event took place over two days in Raleigh, NC. Presented by Do the Ton Triangle, a local group of café racer enthusiasts, Eurobike Raleigh 2017 saw a mix of European makes plus scooters and café racers from Europe, […]

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Indian Motorcycle Joins Forces with Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis

Apr 07, 2017 View Comments by

Indian Motorcycle has again joined forces with the Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis, a nine-day journey that provides veterans a chance to use motorcycle therapy as a way to decompress from the challenges of post-war life. Through the Hero’s Ride of a Lifetime program, well-deserving veterans can be nominated to join the ride from now […]

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Harley-Davidson Museum to Celebrate Milwaukee Day

Apr 05, 2017 View Comments by

With more than 114 years of history tied to Milwaukee, Harley-Davidson has been an integral part of the city’s fabric since Serial No. 1 rolled out of the Davidson family shed in 1903. Come this Milwaukee Day (April 14), the Harley-Davidson Museum campus will be the epicenter for all Brewtown festivities as the company looks […]

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KTM’s New Two-Stroke Fuel-Injected Enduros

Apr 02, 2017 View Comments by

KTM has announced that new two-stroke fuel-injected enduro models will be launched in 2018 as part of the EXC range. It’s no secret that KTM’s research and development department in Mattighofen, Austria, has been developing this technology, which offers considerable benefits over carbureted models, including drastically reduced fuel consumption while also no longer having to pre-mix […]

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Eastern Ohio’s Best Dam Motorcycle Poker Run

Mar 31, 2017 View Comments by

Ride and play poker for a good cause. On Saturday, June 3, riders are invited to enjoy a scenic tour of eastern Ohio’s Lake Region with stops at five dams to complete your poker hand. Registration is from 12-1 p.m. at Atwood Lake Park Activity Center in Mineral City, OH. Last bike in at 5:30 p.m. at Atwood’s Lighthouse […]

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Whitehorse Gear to Close

Mar 26, 2017 View Comments by

In a recent email, we learned that Judy and Dan Kennedy, founders of Whitehorse Gear, are closing their Conway, NH, storefront and online business this spring. The couple’s love of motorcycling spawned Whitehorse Press, then Whitehorse Gear. Last year, the publishing arm closed. As the Kennedys state in their letter, they’re retiring from day-to-day business “to spend […]

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