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Motorcycle Rallies + Clubs
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!

Antique Motorcycle Club of America Yerba Buena Road Run

1939 Indian Four

Clement Salvadori
October 5, 2011

The ‘39 Indian Four provided a plush ride for Ian and Karen Davidson. Nobody can doubt that these AMCA (Antique Motorcycle Club of America) road-runners are real enthusiasts. They buy, fix, and ride their old bikes, and do not care about getting them dirty; a little, or a lot of, elbow grease can cure... Read more »

Moto Guzzi Celebrates its 90th Anniversary

Historic Moto Guzzis

Rider Magazine
September 20, 2011

Many historic models from Moto Guzzi's 90-year history were on display. The turnout of Italian and foreign enthusiasts to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Moto Guzzi in Mandello del Lario, which reached 20,000 participants during the three-day Giornate Mondiali Guzzi (Guzzi World Days) event, exceeded... Read more »

Moonshine, Illinois, Lunch Run 2010

Moonshine long-distance sticker

Rider Contributor
September 8, 2011

[This Moonshine, Illinois, 2010Lunch Run Rally was originally published in the January 2011 issue of Rider] story by Scott A. Williams, photography by the author and Forest Aten Long-distance riders occupy a small but distinct subset of the motorcycling community. For sport tourers who enjoy 500-mile... Read more »

2011 Iron Butt Rally Motorcycle Long-Distance Results

2011 Iron Butt Rally

Rider Contributor
July 18, 2011

Story by Robert Higdon and Mike Kneebone, Photography by Steve Hobart Nothing like a few "farkles"--add-ons and accessories--to give you an edge over the competition. The 15th running of the 11-day, 11,000-mile Iron Butt motorcycle rally concluded Friday, July 1st, 2011 in Ontario, California.... Read more »

Moto Guzzi National Owners Club 36th International Rally

A row of Moto Guzzis.

Peter Switzer
May 13, 2011

photography by the author and Peter Switzer Italians love to congregate—whether it is the evening passegiata through the town’s piazza, with everybody having an ice cream cone; or the Mafia bosses gathering in upstate New York, thinking the cops will never know; or a couple of hundred Moto Guzzi... Read more »

Fifteenth Annual Honda Hoot and 2008 Gold Wing GL1800

Honda Hoot at Norris Dam

Greg Drevenstedt
May 5, 2011

by Greg Drevenstedt photography by the author and courtesy American Honda The Honda Hoot celebrated its Crystal Anniversary this year, and Old Man Weather gave the rally his blessing. Held in Knoxville for eight of the rally’s 15 years, eastern Tennessee in June has a reputation for muggy heat and... Read more »

Laconia 2007: Snapshots From Lake Winnipesaukee

The Central New Hampshire VOC chapter.

G.P. Garson
May 5, 2011

story and photography by G.P. Garson Two rules of thumb when traveling to new territory: One, the fastest way to learn the lay of the land and all the riches it has to offer is to literally let your fingers do the walking. But dress them in comfortable shoes. The Yellow Pages is a cornucopia of information.... Read more »

The Top Four Oldest U.S. Motorcycle Clubs

The Bike Club Ultimate Longevity Award goes to the Yonkers MC, DOB 1903.

Paul Garson
May 5, 2011

story and photography by Paul Garson and courtesy of MC, OMC, SFMC, PMC Setting goals keeps us focused, be they geographical or chronological in dimension. Being able to throw a leg over a motorcycle at age 100 (and getting the other one on as well) is one of mine. Four U.S. clubs have reached that century... Read more »

Rounders: The Goal is to Ride Year-Round

Mark Haldane’s KLR650 on Arctic Road with the Chugach Mountains in the background.

Cliff Yankovich
May 5, 2011

by Cliff Yankovich photography by the author, Mark Haldane, Gail Hatch and Steve Williams Are you the kind of rider who wants to get a little more time in the saddle? Does the thought of a “motorcycle season” stick in your craw and maybe even honk you off a little? Do you want to leave your bike... Read more »

2006 Femmoto: A Demo Day for Women

Femmoto participants enjoy a perfect day at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Donya Carlson
May 5, 2011

story and photography by Donya Carlson [From the April 2007 issue of Rider] Several leather-clad women are ogling a guy who looks like he should be on the cover of GQ. He’s holding a pink-and-white umbrella to shade his wife from the sun while she climbs aboard a Ducati and gets ready to head out onto... Read more »

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