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Pacific Coast Adventure

Pacific Coast Adventure

Pirate ships and hidden treasures Crescent City, Calif., Apr. 7—When it comes to sweet roads for riding motorcycles, southern Oregon is a treasure trove of riches. Fifteen minutes from home I can be on a delightful ribbon of asphalt cutting through an avenue of pines and madrones on my way to Hellgate Canyon, whose rugged scenery along the Rogue River ...

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57th annual Yuma Prison Run

Smiling Megan performs atop a crowd-pleasing stunt, waving to the enthusiastic crowd

Keep it kickin’ Yuma, Ariz., Apr. 20–22—It’s not like back east with snow creating the “cabin fever” effect. Here in SoCal it’s more a result of the daily survival of the roads and freeways made even more dangerous with “intexticated” drivers. That this event is called the Yuma Prison Run contradicts the actual freedom gained by attending. My friend Esta ...

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22nd annual Arizona Bike Week

Double deuces in the desert Scottsdale, Ariz., Apr. 11–15—There are few things more inviting than watching the sun sink behind a saguaro after a warm spring ride through the desert and those of us who are jonesing for a little wind time that doesn’t include frostbite know to head for Arizona to celebrate a new riding season. The magic of ...

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Cave Creek Bike Week

Cave Creek Bike Week

Hangin’ at the Hideaway Cave Creek, Ariz., Apr. 6–15—Back in the late ’90s a guy set up a little bar “somewhere in Cave Creek” and got busy selling suds to thirsty bikers who rode through town on their way to other biker destinations. Nowadays, two decades later, that same little bar has become a ride destination all its own and ...

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Mecum Auction

Mecum Auction

Setting records in Sin City Las Vegas, Nev., Jan. 23–27—As bidders, sellers, tire kickers and gawkers prepared for the onslaught of an impressive 1,324 motorcycles to be sent across the stage at the South Point Hotel & Casino’s equestrian center, Mecum Auctions employees were busily preparing for what would prove to be their biggest motorcycle auction ever. With a record ...

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Tree hugging through the Pacific Northwest

Tree hugging through the Pacific Northwest

Welcome to the Phunny Pharm   Oregon is a favorite destination for a variety of reasons and, I think for most, the dramatic scenery along the 363 miles of its coastal Highway 101 is probably what first comes to mind. The long list of other things that could draw a rider to the quirky state that encourages tree hugging and ...

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Good Ride’s Tanks for Troops

Twenty-two tanks custom painted from some of the hottest talents in the tattoo and motorcycle painting industries were on display for guests to examine before placing their bids

Doing good while having fun Irvine, Calif., Jan. 25—Fox Racing Headquarters was the scene of an exclusive industry party hosted by Good Ride to launch their latest fundraising effort, Tanks for Troops. On display at the party were 22 Indian Motorcycle tanks custom painted by some of the biggest talents in the tattoo, paint, and pinstriping industries. The tanks, donated ...

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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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48th annual Golden Aspen Rally

48th annual Golden Aspen Rally

An alpine oasis Ruidoso, N.M., Sept. 13–17—As the 48th annual Golden Aspen Rally approached, you could feel the anticipation and excitement building. Facebook notifications were coming in from people all over, saying how excited they were to attend. Notifications were from first-timers and others were people who have been attending each year for over 40 years. The Golden Aspen Rally ...

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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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