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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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77th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally: Faces in the Crowd

We met a plethora of new friends from all over the world while cruising the hills and dales of the Black Hills of South Dakota. Here are just a few of the fun folks we got to hang out with during our two-week adventure. Kevin from San Diego Working at the Indian dealership downtown, we found Kevin shuttling bikes around ...

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Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame Inductions: Willie G. receives the Lifetime Achievement Award

Deadwood, S.D., Aug. 9—Breakfast may have been the last thing on the minds of the record number of attendees entering the Lodge at Deadwood in high anticipation of seeing, hearing, greeting, and possibly meeting any or all the 2017 Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame inductees and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Supporters of the honorees formed in clusters of tables ...

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Motorcycles as Art: Old Iron – Young Blood

Photos by Shadow Sturgis, a destination known for loud bikes, loud music and Black Hills motorcycling, is also the home to many other much more refined events. One of these in particular is the annual Michael Lichter Motorcycles as Art exhibit. Since the year 2000 Lichter has provided the patrons of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally with a free showing of ...

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Thunder Press 25th Anniversary Party: Celebrating a milestone

Sturgis, S.D., Aug. 10—Our history and heritage is so important, molding generation after generation in every aspect of our lives, social, business, political, economical, down to our very core beliefs of how, why and who we are today. The history that is pulled together for our motorcycling community in the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame is simply inspiring ...

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Ma Rad’s Rumble 22

Withrow, Minn., July 13—For 20 years, Tom Rad held a one-night bike show, Rumble on the Deck, within spitting distance of the St. Croix River in the small city of Stillwater, Minnesota. And for 18 of those years, the show ran without a wrinkle. By 7:00 p.m. the deck was filled with customs and antiques, surrounded by hundreds of bikers ...

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19th annual Grand Fathers MC Campout: One big family

Rollins Lake, Calif., June 3—One of the several definitions listed in ol’ Webster’s for the word “family” reads like this: “A person or people related to one and so to be treated with a special loyalty or intimacy.” It’s a description that clearly explains the phenomenon that is experienced each year during the Grand Fathers MC’s annual campout as attendees ...

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Rhinebeck AMCA Grand National Meet

Rhinebeck, N.Y., June 30-July 1—Once again, the Northeast Coalition of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America, comprising the Colonial, Sandbar, and Mid-Hudson AMCA chapters, held their Grand National Meet at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, New York. The spacious grounds were filled with swap meet vendors, exhibits, entertainment, educational seminars, timeline motorcycles and those entered into the vintage bike ...

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The Race of Gentlemen: Barreling down the beach

Wildwood, N.J., June 9–11—The annual Race of Gentlemen is a time-honored tradition and was a unique and important part of Americana racing history for many years that was revived to carry on the legacy in 2008 by the Oilers who hail from all over the United States. What is the Race of Gentlemen? Basically, it’s the coolest drag race between ...

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