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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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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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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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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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