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31st annual Donnie Smith Bike and Car Show

31st annual Donnie Smith Bike and Car Show

Twin City takeover Saint Paul, Minn., Mar. 24–25—When Neil Ryan took over as promoter of the one-day Donnie Smith Bike Show and Swap Meet nearly two decades ago, I wonder if he knew it would be such a remarkable success story. When I asked, his response was, “I did have a vision when I bought the show. I knew I ...

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Mama Tried Motorcycle Show

Mama Tried Motorcycle Show

Milwaukee takeover Milwaukee, Wis., Feb. 22–24—The Mama Tried motorcycle show is, according to their website, “an indoor invitational that connects motorcycles and builders to fans and riders.” What the website doesn’t tell you is how much fun is crammed into an extended weekend of all things motorcycle set right at the tail end of the dreary winter doldrums, which is ...

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Americade to Feature AMCA Vintage Garage

AMCA Member Bikes to Highlight 36th Americade Lake Georga, N.Y., Mar. 27—Members of the AMCA are being invited to showcase their motorcycles and explain the benefits of club membership at Lake George this June. AMCA participants will receive free entry for themselves and spouses to many events. Awards and people’s choice judging will be included. Come join the fun and ...

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Timonium Motorcycle Show

Timonium Motorcycle Show

A ray of sunshine on a cloudy day Timonium, Md., Feb. 9–11—The sky had grown increasingly darker by the time we pulled in to the parking area at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. But wait… no parking fee, discounted tickets, kids under 10 free? I started to get the feeling this was going to be a great day. By the looks ...

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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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29th annual Halloween Witch Ride

Salem, Mass., Oct. 15—It was a chilly start, but that didn’t keep riders from showing up and filling up the front lot at Boston Harley for the annual MDA Halloween Witch Ride to Salem, Massachusetts. Registration officially began at 9:00 a.m., but by then hundreds of Halloween-adorned bikes were lined up in front of the Boston Harley-Davidson dealership in Revere, ...

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2017 York Open House

bike night at york open house

Building Harley-Davidsons Plant tours highlight gathering of the faithful York, Pa., Sept. 28-30—For over 20 years, the Harley-Davidson York Vehicle Operations facility has held an annual open house, where Harley enthusiasts tour the plant and partake in other activities surrounding the weekend. This year’s York Open House kicked off September 28 at 9:00 a.m. When I entered the plant on ...

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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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