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5 Oregon Paved Wonders

NEW - Simply put, it’s one of the top states in the US to ride a motorcycle. We share a few paved favorites along the way.

Add these gems to your bucket list of must-do roads.

  Around the Pacific Northwest

March Moto Madness

NEW - Washington riders get in on the worldwide event. Find out how  you can too.

1917 Endurance Run

NEW - Imagine a 2 day ride from Seattle to Portland and back again via Yakima - in 1917!

2016 model overview

NEW - 2016 is shaping up to be a great year for buying a new motorcycle. Find out what's hot and what's not.

SR! demographic update

NEW - We take a look at the latest numbers on who's reading Sound RIDER! around the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

   2016 Sound RIDER! events

Cafe to Cafe Grand Tour   3/1 - 9/30

REGISTRATION IS OPEN - The annual grand tour of 15 restaurants scattered throughout the Pacific Northwest. Hit your targets anytime the time is right for you.

The Rally in the Gorge   8/24-28

REGISTRATION IS OPEN - The 14th annual rally embraces sport touring, dual sport, adventure and sport bike riding. 5 days, 4 nights, 3 volcanoes and TOO MUCH FUN!

Sasquatch Dualsport GPS Adventure Tour   6/17-20

COMING SOON - The annual 5-day tour of some of the Northwest's best dirt roads. This year we ride from Long Beach, Washington, into Canada

Road Trip Self-guided GPS Tour   5/16-20

COMING SOON - Come ride with others as we trace a pavement route along the Columbia River from Astoria to Canada.

2016 Sound RIDER! Events Announced

CURRENT - By popular demand, we've released our event dates for 2016 now. Get the dates for Sasquatch, The Rally in the Gorge, the Road Trip tour, Cafe to Cafe and more here.

  Rider know-how

Modern Day Mobile Mototainment

NEW - Radio is dead, being a little tech savvy is what we all need to be to organize our 21st century mototainment for travel purposes.

6 Secrets: Riding in the winter

NEW - A timely article where David Hough outlines things to be mindful of. Shorter days, work crews, black ice: all can change your riding strategy during winter months.

7 ways to enjoy your motorcycle in the dead of winter

NEW - Derek Roberts shares a few tips to keep your moto mojo going during these colder months.

  Regular features and columns

The Sound RIDER! Show

SHOW - Tom, Derek and Quint cover the latest Pacific Northwest Motorcycling news and events. Tracy Jeffries joins in to talk about winter riding and the Dirty Girls ADV. Grab your headphones and enjoy.


UPDATED - 2nd Saturdays at WAAAM, The One MC Show, Green Freeze, BDR premier and more. Need an excuse to ride? We can provide it.

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.

Tips & Tricks

EVOLVE - Ratchets, fluids, lists, synthetics and more. Bone up on these tips to better your travel on two wheels.

Communities Pages

UPGRADED - Enhance your passion for a particular riding style by using our Communities pages to locate upcoming events, area clubs, used and hot deal bikes specific to a riding style and of course dealers and service providers. Jump in now!

  Now in the Sound RIDER! store...

BACK IN STOCK - GarageMate MicroFiber Towels - The finest microfiber towels on the planet. Choose from three colors, or order up the combo pack.

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

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

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Dualsport Northwest Rally


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