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Yamaha Motorcycles Street Event - Hinshaws


Rally in the Gorge 8/22-26

31 reasons not to miss it

NEW - When we cut the Sound RIDER! Show for July, we forgot to mention a few things.


  Around the Pacific Northwest

Ride Report: Oregon Coastal Detours

NEW - What better way to break up the day, than blend miles of scenic coastline with a few romps through the nearby woods on some of the best roads in America. However, time and nature have a way of changing things up. Find out the lastest on a few of our favorites.

Lost Coast: Part Two

NEW - Andy Cherney dishes up part two in our series on Northern California's Lost Coast. Watch out for sinkholes, potholes and...

Volcano Tour 9/4-14 2018

NEW -  8 volcanos, 8 National Forests, plenty of awesome miles make for a road tour that will heat up the end of your summer.

Pacific Northwest Bike Nights

NEW - What could be better than riding your bike to a gathering of other fellow enthusiasts and sharing the eye candy, camraderie and good times that go with it?

 Beyond the Pacific Northwest

Here come the Junior-weights

NEW - Derek Roberts takes a look at the latest small cc dual sports to hit the market. With prices all over the map, you've got options.

High Blood Pressure? Hypertension?

NEW - How many riders suffer from one of these two dreaded issues? LOTS! We offer 10 tips you can use before, during and after your ride to get it all under control

Will the Real Dr. G, please step forward

NEW - Take a living rider from Montana, a deceased icon from Colorado and get them communicating about motorcycle tips.


Tips For Riders Over 50

NEW - Do you fade in the afternoon on a day ride? Check out these tips that will perk you up and keep you in a happy state, no matter what time of day it is.

  2018 Sound RIDER! Events

The 16th Annual Rally in the Gorge, August 22-26

SWEET 16! Join us in the Columbia River Gorge for 5 days of riding, 4 nights of camaraderie, 3 stunning volcanoes, and TOO MUCH FUN!


Cafe to Cafe Grand Tour, March 1 - September 30

15 tasty cafes spread across the entire Pacific Northwest. Hit each target at your leisure, enjoy delicious food, and live to tell about it.

  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 flat track racing, 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 often.

Tips & Tricks

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


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.

NEW FROM OUTDOOR RESEARCH - Seattle Sun Sombrero - The all-new Seattle Sun Sombrero is the perfect choice for spring and summer off-the-bike attire.

ALL YOU NEED IN ONE PACKAGE - Tire Air/Care/Repair - We've put together a tire all-in-one-kit that includes a top grade pump, repair kit, and in-line gauge for just $100.


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Sportbike Northwest Rally


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