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The Race of Gentlemen

Photos by Shadow The most unique racing event on the East Coast once again made its way to Wildwood, New Jersey, the weekend of June 9-11, 2017. The Race of Gentlemen first made its appearance at the Jersey Shore in 2012, and each year has gotten more attention and participation. This event is not just racing, but an entire carnival ...

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In Memoriam: Charisse “Sheri” Buchta-Giraldes

Charisse “Sheri” Buchta-Giraldes May 9, 1957–May 13, 2017 Stockton, Calif., June 25—There was a slight breeze and a brilliant sky on this warm Sunday afternoon as a pack of riders led by Larry Giraldes quietly wound their way through the NorCal delta to pay respects to Larry’s dearly departed wife. The celebration of life would include dancing to the tunes ...

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Laconia Motorcycle Week

Laconia, N.H., June 10–18—The 94th Laconia Motorcycle Week rolled into town on June 10, 2017, bringing with it a whirlwind of activity. From the crowds at Weirs Beach and the Laconia Roadhouse, to the Gypsy Tours and demo rides, the races and vendors at New Hampshire International Speedway and the scene at Laconia Harley-Davidson, not a minute went by when something ...

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Harv’s Harley-Davidson 55th Anniversary Celebration

Macedon, N.Y., May 20—I think it’s safe to say that when Harvey Rousseau started up a part-time motorcycle shop on the family farm, he never imagined that it would expand into the flourishing dealership it is today. A quick look around the property on which Harv’s Harley-Davidson resides illustrates that the dealership has evolved into a true destination for motorcyclists ...

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Let’s get Officer Holtry back on a Harley

Boise, Idaho, May 30—17-year veteran Boise Police Officer Kevin Holtry’s life was changed forever after a shootout with a fugitive on November 11, 2016. As Holtry explained, “We were out looking for a bad guy, a very bad guy, and I found him.” Holtry’s fellow officer Chris Davis and a police dog named Jardo were all wounded in the gunfight ...

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AMCA Perkiomen National Meet

Oley, Pa., Apr. 28-29—High temperatures and plenty of sunshine greeted those attending the Antique Motorcycle Club of America Perkiomen National Meet the last weekend of April. Although the official start of the meet was Friday the 28th, AMCA members from all over the U.S. and beyond started arriving mid-week. By the time I rolled in late Thursday afternoon, much of ...

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American Flat Track—Daytona TT

Daytona Beach, Fla., Mar. 16—Daytona Bike Week began with a motorcycle race. But before the first Daytona 200 in 1937, beginning in the 1920s, motorcycles had migrated off the dangerous and deadly wooden board tracks they’d inherited from bicycle racing and moved to safer and more accessible dirt tracks. Small towns, rural communities, and even big cities were carving oval ...

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Cheap Thrills Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet

Asbury Park, N.J., Feb. 4—If there was one bright spot in the wintertime bike scene in New Jersey, it had to be the Cheap Thrills Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet held at the Asbury Park Convention Hall. The seaside community “down the shore,” as we Jerseyans call it, has been a popular resort area, complete with boardwalk, since the late ...

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3rd annual Garage Brewed Moto Show

Cincinnati, Ohio, Jan. 28—There’s a strong, vibrant moto community in Cincinnati, but what happens when the Queen City is buried under snow and ice, or it’s just too cold to ride? Well, in January, the Cincinnati Café Racer club gets together with other vintage and café racer enthusiasts to present the Garage Brewed Moto Show. This year was the third ...

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Progressive International Motorcycle Show Minneapolis

Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 3–5—Checking out the 36-inch front wheel of a custom build contestant, the chainsaw tear of a motocross engine crescendos throughout the Minneapolis Convention Center. A bike floats into view, the rider’s fingers grasping its steel tail. The perspective was all wrong from where I stood and it looked like he was heading straight for the pillar. The ...

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