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Rolling Thunder XXVII: Riding to remember

Rolling Thunder Wreath Ceremony

Washington, D.C., May 29–June 1—The Rolling Thunder demonstration on Memorial Day weekend is a pilgrimage of sorts, where the people demand that our politicians act now to take care of the veterans who protected, and continue to protect, America’s freedom. The morning of the first day of my pilgrimage was the first time I have ever put on rain gear ...

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12th annual Outer Banks Bike Week

These gals, slithering around in the slaw, were quite evenly matched

OUTER BANKS., N.C., APRIL 19-27—Traveling across Hampton Bay, with its web of waterways, bridges and tunnels, brings the first whiff of sea air and the expanse of the Chesapeake Bay. To the east is the sandy-white shoreline leading to Virginia Beach and west is Naval Station Norfolk. Continuing my southbound journey will take me to Outer Banks Bike Week. With ...

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18th annual Leesburg Bikefest

Riding south on Main Street Saturday morning about 10 am and the street was already wall to wall!

LEESBURG, FLA., APR. 25-27—The hype for the 18th annual Leesburg Bikefest started right after Daytona Bike Week, and by the last weekend in April, this quiet town of less than 40,000 was busting at the seams. It is estimated that over 350,000 people poured into the rally this year, causing the normal problems with traffic and such, but more so ...

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2014 Angel City Spring Rally: Room to romp

Welcome to Angel City Spring Rally

UNADILLA, GA., APR. 8-13—When one man dreams big, he has to convince others his vision is worthy of their attention. Wayne Smith is one such man and his dream of many years materialized 17 rallies ago in the form of Angel City where, since 2005, both a spring and fall event have been held every year. After many years researching ...

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2014 Moonshine Festival and BBQ Cook Off

Moonshine Festival and BBQ Cook Off

Union Point, Ga., Mar. 21–23 — The Moonshine Festival and BBQ Cook Off was the first event I’ve attended that brought Harley riders and trail riders together in the same location. Seems on this weekend three factors worked in harmony to make this work: Southern motorcyclists like moonshine that tastes like apple pie, fine-looking women running around in leather, and ...

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12th Annual Kelsi Long Memorial Ride: Honoring a Lost Child

Amy Taylor Band

Augusta, Ga., Mar. 15 – When I arrived at Augusta Harley-Davidson it was still dark, but there was some shadowy movement in the parking lot–the volunteers had beaten me here this time. But we wouldn’t be by ourselves for long. The Augusta dealership was the starting point for this year’s ride. And by 10:00 a.m. that empty lot was packed ...

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