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You guessed it: This section is all about showcasing motorcycle rallies and clubs. Getting to know other riders with similar interests is an excellent way to get the most out of motorcycling. For many people motorcycling is more than getting from point A to point B; motorcycling is a culture and a lifestyle and we think there is some real value in connecting with those who share your passion for motorcycling… even if it’s just to talk about how much you love riding solo!

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering 2014

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering 2014

Clement Salvadori
November 12, 2014

Green grass, white tents, sunny weather, good food and several hundred cool bikes make for a great day. (Photos by Clement Salvadori) Somebody at the The Quail has a secure line to the weather gods. May 17th was a beautiful day in California’s Carmel Valley, as it has been for the previous five Gatherings.... Read more »

2014 International Norton Owners Association Rally

2014 International Norton Owners Association Rally

Margie Siegal
November 6, 2014

“Gimme an N!” Happy Campers assemble for the group photo, the traditional last event of the annual International Norton Owners Association Rally. (Photos by Margie Siegal and Barry Hathaway) Ka-chunk (pause) Ka-chunk Ka-chunk. I am sitting at the picnic table in a campsite under the pines, but the... Read more »

The 2nd Vintage Motorcycle Festival at the LeMay Museum in Tacoma, Washington

75cc Ceccato racer

Clement Salvadori
June 3, 2014

This little 75cc Ceccato racer won Best of Show—with the approval of The Meet’s organizer, Burt Richmond (kneeling). On a beautiful blue-sky Saturday morning, some 300 pre-1980 motorcycles grace the several acres of grass outside LeMay—America’s Car Museum. If any reader thinks that being a judge... Read more »

Rider’s 2014 National Motorcycle Events Calendar

Eric Sherer on, or in, his Norton “streamliner” at the 2006 International Speed Trials by BUB at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.

Rider Magazine Staff
May 1, 2014

The sun is warming, the snow banks are melting and the temperatures are finally above freezing. It’s time to change the oil, adjust the valves, bore and stroke your credit cards and go wear out some tires! Here’s a list of some of the major motorcycle rallies and events this year, along with contact... Read more »

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

MSTA’s STAR 2013 rally.

Lance Oliver
April 2, 2014

The winding backroads of central Kentucky provided daily diversions at the MSTA’s STAR 2013 rally. (Photos by Lance Oliver) 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 him. Not that he wasn’t busy in the evening,... Read more »

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

1971 Norton Café

Paul Garson
January 14, 2014

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 of in the West Palm Beach area. Daniel was riding a 1976 Honda CJ360 done up café style while Bart was on his ’78 CB400 café. After rumbling up to a local bike-friendly... Read more »

2014 Ride for Kids Event Schedule is Announced

Ride for Kids Logo

Rider Magazine Staff
December 10, 2013

The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s Ride for Kids is stretching to 37 cities this year, including a new ride in Jackson, Mississippi. The Ride for Kids program is a national series of motorcycle rides that supports the work of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The mission is to eliminate the... Read more »

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

Quail 2013

Clement Salvadori
November 8, 2013

Early morning set-up out at the Quail Golf Club in Carmel Valley. Mark Mitchell can be proud of his 1919 Harley-Davidson J Model with sidecar—the combination costing $480 back then. Even though I’ve been to all five of the Quail Motorcycle Gatherings thus far, I still find it a delightful hodgepodge... Read more »

2013 Corsa MotoClassica

Neck-and-neck racing often came down to the finish line, with evenly-matched bikes fighting for every inch of track, no matter the engine size.

Paul Garson
July 3, 2013

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 18th running of the three-day vintage bike event, a combination of non-stop racing, classic bike show, swap meet and grooving on the high-desert terrain some 55... Read more »

Western Massachusetts BONE Ride

The Golden Eagle Restaurant in Clarksburg, Massachusetts, is at the Mohawk Trail’s famous Hairpin Turn. The second floor balcony offers great views of the valley—and drivers trying to negotiate that turn!

Scott A. Williams
June 6, 2013

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 investigated. A BONE Ride, it turns out, involves an organization called New England Riders and roads that its members include among the Best... Read more »

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