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 »

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 »

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