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Progressive International Motorcycle Show

A winter diversion New York, N.Y., Dec. 1–3—As winter nears in the Northeast U.S., temperatures drop dramatically and the riding season draws to a close. Once the calendar page turns to December, motorcycle events are few and far between, save toy runs and chili cook-offs. Just as we start jonesing for something to do with our time that’s otherwise spent ...

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2017 Lone Star Rally

Everything in Texas is bigger Galveston Island, Texas, Nov. 2–5—Promoted as the largest four-day motorcycle event in the U.S., the Lone Star Rally hit Galveston Island this year celebrating its 17th annual recurrence and proving to be one of the biggest ever. This event has endured devastating hurricanes that ripped the island apart just weeks before the rally, torrential rainstorms ...

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5th annual H.O.G. Rally India

Photos by Suraj Khan Merry Christmas and Happy Harley Days! I am going to take you to Goa, India, to a huge country that, until eight years ago, was dominated by Royal Enfield, Triumph and other British, Japanese and Indian brands of motorcycles. With its long history of all sorts of people riding bikes, a spark was lit in 2007 ...

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2017 Rocky Point Rally

17th annual Rocky Point Motorcycle Rally Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, Nov. 9–12—Motorcycle enthusiasts took advantage of the beautiful warm, mid-80s weather as they headed South to Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, for the 17th annual Rocky Point Motorcycle Rally. The rally began in 2001 and has brought in more than $150,000 to several charities. Proceeds are raised by registration fees, poker runs and ...

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2017 Thunder Beach Autumn Rally

Coasting the emerald Panama City Beach, Fla., Oct. 25–29—Centuries ago, quartz crystals washed down from the Appalachian Mountains to the Gulf Coast. Along the way these crystals were ground, polished, and bleached. They were then deposited by the tides along the Florida Panhandle creating what is referred to as the legendary sugar sand of Panama City Beach. The area is ...

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Thunder Press—the Early Days: Part 2: Hiring Hall of Famers

Click here to read part one Ignorance gets a bad rap. While some embrace it a little too enthusiastically, it can be helpful… no; really. As an example, had I known what I’d be up against when it came to starting THUNDER PRESS, well, I probably would have just gone for a long ride instead. But because I really didn’t ...

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Hideaway’s Biketoberfest 2017

Cowboys ’n’ Indians Cave Creek, Ariz., Oct. 20–22—If you’re looking for a flat-out fun destination and hangout place on any given weekend, you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere more exciting than Cave Creek, Arizona. A mere 30 miles outside of Phoenix, tucked in at the base of Black Mountain and right off the famous Carefree Highway, lies the world-famous Hideaway ...

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Tennessee Motorcycle and Music Revival

An artistic celebration Hurricane Mills, Tenn., Sept. 28–Oct. 1—A perfect blend of artistry… motorcycles and music! That is how I would describe the inaugural Tennessee Motorcycle and Music Revival and BC Moto Invitational. Located at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, this event is definitely worth the trip. Upon check-in, I was greeted by the friendliest staff I ...

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Ocean City BikeFest/Delmarva Bike Week: Clear sailing ahead

Delmarva, Md., Sept. 14–17—It’s the middle of September, and after the past few weeks, with Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria making the weather so unpredictable during a wild and crazy hurricane season, it finally feels like better days are coming. I’m enjoying this bright, sunny day with the forecast of temperatures in the mid-80s, perfect for another journey down ...

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2018 H-D Softail Press Launch: Blasting through the shock barrier

Los Angeles, Calif., Aug. 27–29—On the evening of August 22, the new 2018 Harley-Davidson models emerged from hiding and into the light, with details instantly available on every media you could imagine (and some you couldn’t). The capsule commentary? With the exception of cosmetics and color changes, nothing much to talk about in the Street line. Ditto for the Sportsters. ...

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