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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!

5th Annual Paso Robles (California) Vintage Sidecar & Motorcycle Rendezvous

Want to make your sidecar passenger happy? This California Sidecar Friendship II makes entering and exiting very simple indeed; the bike is a 1998 Harley Ultra.

Clement Salvadori
May 7, 2012

The town of Paso Robles is best known for the vineyards that surround it, the many tasting rooms, and for the numerous wine-related events in summer and fall that bring free-spending crowds to the the area.  However, in the spring life can be a bit dull, as the grapevines are just beginning to show... Read more »

Ride for Kids Raises Funds for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

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Press Release
May 3, 2012

Dozens of Ride for Kids events are being held throughout the United States this summer and fall to raise funds for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, whose mission is to find the cause of and the cure for childhood brain tumors through support of medical research.  Each event is slightly different,... Read more »

Motorcycle Rallies and Clubs: Del Mar Concours 2011

Paddock area at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.

Joe Michaud
May 2, 2012

The affluent city of Del Mar in San Diego County has had a motorcycle history for decades. In the past, the one-mile dirt oval at the Del Mar Fairgrounds was a favorite for AMA Grand National events and, in recent years, has enjoyed a brief period of reinstatement for those events. Encroaching development,... Read more »

Americade Bound!


Greg Drevenstedt
April 26, 2012

Are you going to Americade this year? I am, and it will be my first time. Americade, billed as the world’s largest touring rally and taking place in Lake George, New York, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. And Rider, which celebrates its 38th, has been involved pretty much from the beginning.... Read more »

Two-Day Harley-Davidson World Ride Starts June 24


Press Release
April 19, 2012

The Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.), the official riding club of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company, is pleased to invite all Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders around the world to join its members in celebrating the freedom of the open road during the 2012 Harley-Davidson World Ride. Launched in 2008, Million... Read more »

Fourth Annual The Quail Motorcycle Gathering to Feature Two Historic Bikes

Quail Motorcycling Gathering

Press Release
April 6, 2012

Quail Lodge Golf Club has announced that two iconic motorcycles, Marty Dickerson’s “Blue Bike” and Dan Gurney’s “Alligator Bike,” will be on display at the fourth annual The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, which will be held Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Quail Lodge Golf Club in Carmel, Calif. This... Read more »

Pirelli Night Dragon Truck to Appear at Bike Rallies


Press Release
March 21, 2012

Pirelli Moto plans to attend several V-twin outdoor motorcycle events in 2012, and will bring a tire support vehicle, recently donned with Pirelli’s common worldwide F1-inspired livery, to various local dealers. The tour serves as a way of highlighting the Pirelli Night Dragon’s expanded size range,... Read more »

Americade Celebrates 30 Years

Americade 30 Years

Press Release
February 13, 2012

Americade 2012, the weeklong rally attracting tens of thousands of motorcyclists, will run from June 4-9, celebrating 30 years in this picturesque location. Located at the foot of 32-mile long Lake George, New York, Americade 2012 will feature over 65 unique events, many happening multiple times over... Read more »

Harley-Davidson Announces 110th Anniversary Celebrations in 2013


Press Release
February 7, 2012

Harley-Davidson will celebrate 110 years of American-built motorcycles and epic riding experiences with an array of global events and activities in 2013. Among the events during the year-long celebration will be a rally in Rome, Italy, June 13-16, and a massive party over Labor Day weekend, Aug. 29 –... Read more »

2011 Terry Hammond Memorial Moonshine, Illinois, Lunch Run

This is the iconic image of Terry Hammond at Moonshine. Photo by Rick Windham

Scott Williams
January 12, 2012

[This 2011 Terry Hammond Memorial Moonshine, Illinois, Lunch Run Rallies & Clubs was originally published in the July 2011 issue of Rider magazine] This is the iconic image of Terry Hammond at Moonshine. Photo by Rick Windham Most long-distance riders know the story of the Moonshine Lunch Run, either... Read more »

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