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About Us

In 1999 we had an idea. Create a magazine about motorcycling in the Pacific Northwest that unlocked all the information about where to ride, who the shops were and who the organizations were. But print magazines were destined to be a thing of the past, and so we brought forth the Pacific Northwest's first online motorcycle magazine.

Since then, Sound RIDER! has blossomed beyond just editorial reporting to include events promotion and an online store filled with items not available at most motorcycle shops.

The Magazine

Today our magazine provides readers with 5-10 new editorial pieces each month. Directories provide details about dealers, services, clubs and organizations. Our extensive calendar keeps riders busy all year long.

SR! Events

Producing any kind of media can be a one-way street. We wanted to reach out to our readers and provide them a series of events that were not available otherwise in the area. On-road and off-pavement tours, specialized rallies, and competitions round out a lineup of more than a half dozen events we promote each year.

SR! Online Store

In 2001, we ran a product review of an item that no dealer wanted to stock. We realized there was a gap in what riders needed and what was available at the typical motorcycle shop, so we developed our own online store to fulfill the needs of riders beyond what they could get at brick and mortar shops.

Advertising/Media Kit

With 70,000 monthly readers, you can reach your target audience using variations of our broad array of advertising opportunities. Selct from a full palate of choice and create your own plan that reaches our readers and works best for you. Email to get your current media kit now.

Jobs at Sound RIDER!

From time to time we have job openings. See the list below for current opportunities.

  • Editorial/content assistant (part time/contractor) - Candidate will assist with content editing for our websites as well as our tour book products; assist with updating of various directories on a monthly basis; assist with adding and maintaining product data for our online store. Requirements: must pocess strong English and grammar skills and be comfortable learning simple design software.
  • ASP.NET Assistant (part time/contractor) - Candidate will work together with our developers to add new database technology to our current site. Requirements: must have 1-2 years of ASP.NET 4.0, Visual Studio experience. 10-20 hours per week.

Write for Sound RIDER!

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Contact Information

Sound RIDER!
10115 Greenwood Ave N, #123
Seattle, WA 98133

P: 206-650-9102 NOTE: If you are trying to reach an OEM dealer (which we are not), CLICK HERE to use our Dealer Directory, or Services Directory.


Organizations We Support

Sound RIDER! supports a number of organizations each year.

Through various rides and events over the years, we have supported the Pacific Northwest Museum of Motorcycling.

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The Skamania County Kids Explorer Fund was set up by Sound RIDER! in 2005 as a way to give back to the community that hosts our SR! Rally Week in the Gorge events each summer. The fund is used to plan and execute field trips in the Gorge for children between 10 and 17 years old.

Our annual food drive at the International Motorcycle Show collects more than 300 pounds of canned goods each year for Northwest Harvest.

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Our annual Starlight ride takes participants across the Northwest on a 300 mile route that changes each year.  Proceeds go to benefit the Starlight/Starbright Children's foundation. 

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Our back office would be in shambles if it wasn't for our furry friendsFox and Dana, who we adopted from Purrfect Pals, a no kill cat shelter in Darrington. 

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South Sound Motorcycles


  1. Motorcycle Camping Myths & Realities

  2. Sasquatch Dual Sport Adventure Tour 2016

  3. Cafe to Cafe Grand Tour

  4. Rally in the Gorge

  5. Managing Danger vs. Making Money

Yamaha - Get out and ride


Rich's Custom Seats - Ride more comfortably - LONGER!

MotoStays - Home sharing for motorcyclists. Spend less. Experience more.

The Ultimate Tire Repair Kit- Fixes tubes and tubeless right every time.

Vallantine Motor Works


Pacific Northwest Motorcycle Safety - Beginner to advanced rider courses available

Pacific Northwest Touring Books - Leave the main roads behind

Have you met my sister? - check out

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