2014 Motorcycle Cannonball Run: Cross-country travels and travails

Motorcycle Cannonball Run

Felicia Morgan, Contributing Editor
April 10, 2015

Daytona Beach, Fla.–Tacoma, Wash., Sept. 5–21—They gathered in Daytona Beach, Florida, the motorcycle-riding fanatics with ancient iron, each anxious to strike out for new horizons. All 105 had paid their fees, made their bikes ready and journeyed from their homes to take the ride of a lifetime... Read more »

37th annual Colorado Motorcycle Expo: Wintry outside, warm and welcome inside

There was a bevy of goods on display at the two-day show featuring all things motorcycle

Bill Hayes
March 18, 2015

Denver, Colo., Jan. 31–Feb. 1—OK, for one reason or another most of us have seen the Disney never-to-melt mega-monster, Frozen. It has heroes, princesses, ice castles, bad guys, good guys, a near-human reindeer and a talking snowman. But not surprisingly, no motorcycles are seen in pop culture’s... Read more »

Snowball Express IX: Guarding the innocents

Snowball Express

Raine Devries
February 17, 2015

Fort Worth, Texas, Dec. 11–15—On the second Friday in December there was an unusual calm and desertion of select major highways in the Dallas/ Ft. Worth area. And bringing a metropolitan area that is home to more than 6.5 million people to a standstill is no small feat. Thousands of people lined... Read more »

Biketoberfest 2014: Clear sailin’

Biketoberfest 2014

December 17, 2014

Daytona Beach, Fla., Oct. 16–19—Although the 22nd annual Biketoberfest didn’t officially start until Thursday, October 16, a large uptick in riders began much earlier in the week. And for good cause since the conditions were ideal Chamber of Commerce weather. After one of the most miserably wet... Read more »

Harley-Davidson MY 2015 press launch: The hits keep happening

Harley-Davidson MY 2015 press launch

Terry Roorda
November 4, 2014

Sonoma, Calif., Aug. 25–26—From the American debut of the cosmopolitan new XG500 and XG750 Street models in January to the surprise introduction on the eve of Daytona Bike Week of the XL1200T—the first XL tourer in two generations—and the return of the culturally groundbreaking Low Rider, The... Read more »

4th annual It’s All About the Kids Motorcycle Ride: Wide eyes and whopping smiles

Club members present a $5,816 check to Children’s Hospital representatives

Jen Strub
October 28, 2014

Minneapolis, Minn., July 19—It takes months and months of planning for fundraisers and usually, they are over in a matter of hours. But I’m proud to say that the efforts of Robert “Rebel” Laughter, the Confederation of Clubs of Minnesota, the Minnesota Motorcycle Club Coalition and a lot of other... Read more »

J&P Cycles Open House Rally: Party in the heartland

Gina Woods & Jill Parham of J&P withthe HER Project

Gina Woods
October 28, 2014

Anamosa, Iowa, June 27–29—This one has been on my agenda for years, and this year I finally made it there. The 35th annual J&P Cycles Open House Rally, which is the largest bike rally in Iowa, was a complete success as more than 30,000 motorcycle enthusiasts from across the country converged... Read more »

Rolling Thunder XXVII: Riding to remember

Rolling Thunder Wreath Ceremony

Frank Bartolomey
September 19, 2014

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... Read more »

NYC H.O.G. Bikers Against Breast Cancer: Fighting a family disease

NYC H.O.G. Director Joe Sessa (l) and Grand Marshal Peter Vallone Jr. get ready to lead the ride

Carmen Roberts
September 8, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y., JUNE 8—Hundreds of motorcycles roared through the streets of New York City June 8 to raise money for NYC H.O.G. Bikers Against Breast Cancer (BABC). The weather was perfect: warm and sunny. The streets were the best: no traffic. “It was great to ride through New York City with a police... Read more »

91st Laconia Motorcycle Week: Good day sunshine

91st Laconia Motorcycle Week at The Weirs

September 4, 2014

LACONIA, N.H., JUNE 14-22—It was the very first time that my ride to New Hampshire was blessed by sunny skies and warm weather. And the first time I can recall in the 13 years I’ve attended that it did not rain once during the rally—except for an overnight shower midweek when everyone was most... Read more »

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