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 »

Miss Laughlin Pageant and Wet T-shirt Contests: Adults only

All eight Miss Laughlin River Run 2014 contestants gather and wait for the winner to be announced

Jon Demaria
August 21, 2014

LAUGHLIN, NEV., APR 24-27—In years past I’ve attended the wild and raucous wet T-shirt contests held at the Riverside Resort bar named the Losers’ Lounge, and this year was no different. I arrived to find a line extending about 100 feet from the front door wrapping all the way into the gaming area;... Read more »

Steel Horse Sisterhood Summit: Getting the girls together

Steel Horse Sisterhood Summit 2014

Betsy Huelskamp
August 21, 2014

DENVER, COLO., MAY 2-4—When I first started riding a motorcycle 20-some years ago, there were very few women riders. As more and more women started joining the lifestyle of riding, that sense of knowing you share something special is always present when I meet another woman rider, which is why I was... Read more »

20th annual Fallen Officers Benefit Ride: A day of reflection

20th annual Fallen Officers Benefit

SuperGlide Gail
August 21, 2014

BALDWIN PARK, CALIF., MAY 17—Before the slow red tape of insurance benefits begins, a check of at least $2,000 is presented by the Choir Boys LEMC within two days to the family of an officer who has been killed in the line of duty for their immediate needs. These benefit rides not only raise funds,... Read more »

19th annual Utah Kids Ride: Tugging at your heartstrings

19th annual Utah Kids Ride at Wright's Motorcycle Parts

Julie DeHerrera
August 21, 2014

BOUNTIFUL CITY, UTAH, MAY 18—At a park in Bountiful City, amid clapping and cheers of encouragement, a young boy aided by prosthetics and braced by his father rose from his wheelchair and shakily walked across a stage to hand over cash “for the children” to a radio disc jockey who choked up, saying,... Read more »

Avi Resort Thunder on the River: RV’s and racers on the rez

Amateurs in five classes battle it out on the Avi's eighth-mile strip

Diane "Shadow's Wife" Jones
August 21, 2014

LAUGHLIN, NEV., APR. 24-26—After an excellent RV experience in Arizona, our logic was to keep the toy hauler ready and try our luck at the Avi Resort for Thunder on the River, held during the Laughlin River Run. We make Laughlin on the bikes a couple times a year, so taking the rig for this event would... Read more »

14th Annual Cook’s Corner Blessing of the Bikes

Monsignor James Smith, George Hart

PJ Hyland
August 21, 2014

Trabuco Canyon, Calif., May 4 — Once again I find myself cruising Santiago Canyon Road on a sunny Sunday morning headed for the annual late spring bike blessing at Cook’s Corner, that venerable bastion of V-twin enthusiasm located in the westernmost foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains in central... Read more »

Biggs Harley-Davidson’s May Ride

Biggs H-D

Jon DeMaria
August 21, 2014

San Marcos, Calif., May 17 — Cooler weather prevailed for this year’s annual May Ride hosted by Biggs Harley-Davidson of San Marcos and its founder, Clint August, who is also widely known around town as an on-air personality for San Diego’s 101 KGB FM. In the days leading up to this event about... Read more »

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