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Moto women of 2017

Local riders who are making it happen

NEW -  We highlight a few women who are making things happen for riders around the Pacific Northwest. From clubs, to support groups, track days to rallies, meet some of the movers and shakers.

  Around the Pacific Northwest

Cafe to Cafe 2017

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!

Kawasaki H1 Redo

NEW - Mark Eddy of Vallantine Motor Works restores a classic Kawasaki Speed Triple into a Scrambler Royale.

Around the Pacific Northwest

NEW - Derek Roberts takes a look at developments in the local motorcycle world. It may be winter, but there's lots happening.

Washington Vintage Motorcycle Club

NEW - In December of 2006, a group of riders chose to be their own free-standing entity and never looked back.

Retired MX Racer Ryan Villopoto and PNW MX take the reins at Straddleline ORV Park

NEW - Retired MX racers need something to do. Maybe running a bulldozer now and then and teaching the next generation of riders is just the thing!

2017 Sound RIDER! Event Dates Announced

NEW - Our readers and riders have been chomping at the bit for our 2017 event dates. The Rally in the Gorge, Cafe to Cafe, Sasquatch, and Road Trip Tour - all the dates are here!

 Beyond the Pacific Northwest

First Ride: A free book for new riders

NEW - "Coach" Ramey Stroud crafts a beginner's guide for new riders untethered by any organization or government entity.

First Track Day

NEW - Jessica Dally exposes her first track day experience: why the Hobbit had to stay home

Media Meltdown

NEW - A look at changes in media and why we're on track for another good year.

Lighten Up - A look at the 300cc models coming down the pike

NEW - Sure, you laughed 10 years ago when we ran an April Fools gag about all manufacturers coming to market with 400cc motorcycles. Instead, they're coming with more 300cc models.

  2017 Sound RIDER! Events

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!

The Rally in the Gorge - August 23 - 27

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.

2017 Sound RIDER! Event Dates Announced

NEW - Our readers and riders have been chomping at the bit for our 2017 event dates. The Rally in the Gorge, Cafe to Cafe, Sasquatch, and Road Trip Tour - all the dates are here!

Coming Soon: Details of the Road Trip 2017 and Sasquatch 2017 tours

  Rider Know-How

MotoFit Minute

NEW - Rob Burch of the MotoFit Group takes a look at why it's important to take it to the track, all of it.

Clutch cable cleaning and maintenance

NEW - Looking for a winter project that will ensure one less hassle on the road next year? Derek Roberts covers the finer details of cleaning and maintaining a clutch cable.

Mapping out your 2017 Moto Calendar

NEW - Many riders are already putting in vacation time, pouring over maps and books, and looking forward to a great year of riding. Be sure you cover all the bases.

Back in the old days: Part 3

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.

  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.

Calendar

UPDATED - 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.

Tips & Tricks

EVOLVE - We've got tips and tricks you can use all year long.

Marketplace

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.

BACK IN STOCK - Outdoor Research Balaclavas - Just in time for the winter.

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


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