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Sasquatch Dual Sport GPS Adventure Tour: 9/18-21 2017

The route is set for an Olympic Peninsula Extravaganza

  Around the Pacific Northwest

Riding the Vantage Highway

NEW - Is it just time to get away from it all? Here's a gem of a road in Central Washington that lends itself well to escape.


Road Trip 2017: 5/15-19 2017

NEW - Our annual five-day tour through the Pacific Northwest offers riders stunning roads, great food and stops along the route, and plenty of good times.

Off-roading is alive and well in the Pacific Northwest

NEW - Taking a look at the popularity of off-road events, the economics involved and the creative ways we're keeping the sport alive.

Classic Motorcycles: The Art of Speed

NEW - Oregon writer, Pat Hahn pairs up with California photographer, Tom Loeser to create a coffee table book that should be in every riders home.

The Whole Story: Moto Raid I & II

NEW - South Sound moto adventurist, Keith Thye releases a new book collection about his 1963 and 2013 trans-Americas rides.

 Beyond the Pacific Northwest

Tire repair is like eating ribs - right?!

NEW - you probably never figured it out, but making a tire repair is as wonderful as eating a nice slab of ribs. Really!

Long Term Gear Testing

We take a look at a few items we've been riding with for a while now and see how they're holding up.

SR Moto T's

NEW - We're creating a one-of-a-kind series of T-shirts no rider will want to miss out on. Collect 'em all!

Finding the neXt Generation

NEW - With motorcycle sales in decline, it's time to put on the thinking cap and figure how to capture the next generation.

  2017 Sound RIDER! Events

Sasquatch Dual Sport GPS Adventure Tour: 9/18-21 2017

NEW - The route is set for an Olympic Peninsula Extravaganza. Enjoy four days on the Olympic Peninsula exploring, dining and sharing camaraderie

The Rally in the Gorge: 8/23-27 2017

NEW - Details are coming together for the 2017 Rally in the Gorge. Click here to see what we know so far and to subscribe to the rally newsletter so you stay up to date as things progress. Registration is open now.

Cafe to Cafe 2017 - March through September

NEW - March 1st is when everyone can tee-off for the annual Cafe to Cafe Grand Tour. This year there are 18 cafes to hit. The front 9, the back 9, or hit all 18! Register today!

Road Trip - Idaho/Oregon: 5/15-19 2017

NEW - Our annual five-day tour through the Pacific Northwest offers riders stunning roads, great food and stops along the route and plenty of good times.

  Rider Know-How

10 healthy, nutritious foods that pack well on your motorcycle

NEW - If we ate the way people did 200 years ago, we'd have a lot less diabetes, cancer and obesity. Here's how to get started on your next motorcycle ride.

Tips & Tricks

NEW - an all new round of sensible ideas for the sensible rider. That's you - right?

Back in the old days: Part 4

NEW - A look at the differences between touring now and 100 years ago.  Trust us - you've got it made compared to the old days.

Deer, oh deer

ARCHIVE - Recently, ODOT issued a warning about a late migration of deer. David Hough provides the insight you need to avoid making a strike.

  Regular Features and Columns

The Sound RIDER! Show

SHOW - Tom and Derek cover the latest Pacific Northwest motorcycling news and events. Enjoy discussion about current happenings and interviews with local businesses and key players. Grab your headphones and enjoy.


UPDATED - Where to watch Moto GP, club rides for non-members and more. Do you need an excuse to ride? We can help.

News Bytes

LIVE FEED - Find out what's happening daily with updates as they happen. We keep it informative and fun all month long.

Hot Deal Bikes

BUY NEW - New, non-current bikes at great prices, many with warranties. If you were thinking twice about buying new - think again.

Used Bikes

BUY USED - Looking for a used bike? We've got hundreds across all makes, models, and styles.


UPDATED - Check out the latest dealer specials, newest products, and coolest events.

Available Now Inside the Sound RIDER! Store

POPULAR NOW - Self-guided GPS Tours of the Pacific Northwest - Choose from paved and dual sport/adventure routes.

SHIPPING IN JUNE - Joey's Moto Dump & Junkyard T's - Grab this limited edition shirt before they're gone.

THE NEW STANDARD - Base Layers - Choose from tops, boxers, leggings, and socks. All moisture wicking for any season you ride.

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