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10 Tips for Motorcycle Luggage Success
With so many options on the market today, the more you know, the better you'll choose the first time.
Published: 2015

16 events that shaped Sound RIDER!
A look back at how things have evolved with the magazine through time.
Published: 2015

2015 Oregon Motorcycle Rallies
A look at the upcoming motorcycle rallies slated for Oregon in 2015
Published: 2015

2015 Sound RIDER! Events
Preview of 2015 Sound RIDER! events.
Published: 2015

2016 Sound RIDER! Event Lineup
Preview to the 2016 Sound RIDER! event lineup
Published: 2015

5 Basic ADV Skills To Master Now
Two riders cover the essentails every ADV rider needs to know
Published: 2015

ADV Day Trip - Long Beach, Washington
Soaking in the sun and sand on two wheels in Long Beach, WA
Published: 2015

ADV Ride: Boise to Idaho City, Via Cottonwood
Adventure rider, Tim Bernard takes off from the shop for a grand loop.
Published: 2015

And now for the news…
Several manufacturer announcments from 2015
Published: 2015

Buying a cruiser motorcycle
This guide may assist you in making the right choice the first time around, or the next time.
Published: 2015

Captain America bike goes on display at EMP in Seattle
How one of three Captain America bikes made it into the collection of Paul Allen
Published: 2015

Chain replacement: Part 1
Wanting to do your own chain replacement? Here what you need to know.
Published: 2015

Chain replacement: Part 2
The continuation. Wanting to do your own chain replacement? Here what you need to know.
Published: 2015

Clancy
A review of Dr. Gregory Frazier's documentation retracing the route used b Carl Stearns Clancy in the first know tour around the world by motorcycle.
Published: 2015

Closed Sunday's and Monday's: A history
A history of motorcycle shop hours in the Pacific Northwest
Published: 2015

Gordon's Heated Clothing
The legacy of Gordon Gerbing lives in a new line of heated gear.
Published: 2015

Hangtime: Granite Falls Motocross Park
Derek Roberts documents the struggle of trying to put together a motocross park in the Pacific Northwest in the 21st Century
Published: 2015

International Motorcycle Show, 2015, Portland OR
Preview to the IMS show that happened in Prtland, OR in 2015
Published: 2015

Interview: Mike Sullivan | Motorcycle Race Legend
An Interview With Washington State Motorcycle Hall of Famer Mike Sullivan.
Published: 2015

Knife Juggling
Stacey Axmaker differentiates the difference between motorcycling and knife juggling.
Published: 2015

Lap Times
AMA retired pro racer and track instructor, Nick Ienatsch reviews why lap times aren't the ultimate goal.
Published: 2015

Middle weight sport touring motorcycles
A look at the current offerings of lightweight sport touring models
Published: 2015

Mobile Madness
We document the push for mobile within the Sound RIDER! site
Published: 2015

Moon Motorcycles | Used Motorcycles in Issaquah
Scott Moon, formerly of Eastside Harley-Davidson, opens a new motorcycle shop in Washington State
Published: 2015

Motorcycles in the I-405 Express Lanes
Can motorcyclists use the new I-405 express toll lanes for free? Yes they can, if you pay $38…
Published: 2015

My blatters keeper
David L. Hough suggests perhaps loud motorcycles should be paying higher fees to enter national parks
Published: 2015

On the trail to adventure
Derek Roberts breaks out of Seattle and hits the road to the future.
Published: 2015

Pacific Northwest Hot Pools Tour
How to develop your own leisure tour of the best wet places to ride in the Pacific Northwest
Published: 2015

PDX Film Fest
preview to the 2015 Portland Motorcycle Film Festival
Published: 2015

Pendleton Bike Week 2015
Preview to the first annual event.
Published: 2015

Rally Raid products by Giant Loop
A look at aftermarket products for the Honda CB500X distributed by Giant Loop Moto of Bend, Oregon.
Published: 2015

Seattle. New look, new moto economy.
Seattle tries to hang onto it's moto heritage.
Published: 2015

Selling Motorcycles: Managing Danger vs. Making Money
Attracting new riders while making them aware of the dangers of riding is a tricky game to play.
Published: 2015

Sound RIDER! Motorcycle Show Podcast Introduction
An introduction to why we're adding a podcast to our mix of offerings for riders and readers of Sound RIDER!
Published: 2015

Sound RIDER! Sweet 16 Madness
As the magazine entered it's 16th year, we invited readders to share their thoughts.
Published: 2015

Team Oregon Moves Motorcycle Training Online
Review of the new E-Rider online motorcycle training program
Published: 2015

The EuroMoto Show 2015
A look at the 4th annual show
Published: 2015

The state of Observed Trials in the Pacific Northwest
The state of Observed Trials in the Pacific Northwest
Published: 2015

The Washington BBQ Discovery Route
Derek hits the road in search of Washington's best barbeque.
Published: 2015

Washington State BMW Riders 2015
A current look at the state of the Washington State BMW Riders club
Published: 2015

Who’s riding motorcycles in the Pacific Northwest now?
How the marketplace is changing
Published: 2015

10 tips for fall motorcycle touring
10 tips to make the most of fall touring, when the crowds are gone and the roads are wide open!
Published: 2014

10 ways to stay warm on your motorcycle
Layering, heated gear, eating and more are duscussed in this informative piece about how to stay warm on your motorcycle when it's cold out.
Published: 2014

2014 Model Preview: Part 2
More on the latest releases in what turned out to be a great year for new models.
Published: 2014

2014 Northwest Motorcycle Rallies
With so many rallies to choose from, we drill down into the highlights of some of our favorites.
Published: 2014

Aerostich opens a pop-up store in Portland
Details of the pop-up store Aerostich setup in Portland in the summer of 2014.
Published: 2014

Apps for Motorcyclists
A look at various apps. What we need and what we can live without.
Published: 2014

Bell Helmets 3D Scanning technology
Bell Helmets: New 3D scanning technology for motorcycle helmets
Published: 2014

Book review: Columbia River Gorge touring guide books
We take our popular SR! guide to Motorcycling in the Columbia River Gorge, tear it in half, revise and create two guides where there once was one.
Published: 2014

Book Review: Hodaka Motorcycles
Hodaka loyalist, Rolf-Immo Gabbe reviews the recently released historical guide to Hodaka Motorcycles.
Published: 2014

Buying a dual sport motorcycle - 2014 Update
Derek Roberts does an update to our popular archived article from 2001
Published: 2014

CMA/Fastlane
CMA's new Fastlane auxilary is alive and well in the Pacific Northwest.
Published: 2014

Goodbye Aurora Suzuki
A look at the end of an era and where things are going in the big town.
Published: 2014

Goodbye MSF
Does the termination of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s contract with California spell the end for the MIC giant?
Published: 2014

Hinshaw's Motorcycle Store
From a small single line dealer, to a mulit-line, multi-showroom empire
Published: 2014

Hot Deal Bikes 2014
How to save a bundle on a new bike if you're willing to settle for last years model.
Published: 2014

Interview: Alaska on a Grom
We talk with Nathan Rogers about his epic ride from the lower 48 to Alaska on a Honda Grom
Published: 2014

July 2014 Recap
A look at what a busy month it was for Sound RIDER! in July of 2014, which happened to be the 15th anniversary of the magazine…
Published: 2014

MotoRaid 2013
An interview with Keith Thye about his ride through South America 50 years ago, and the 50th anniversary tour.
Published: 2014

MotoRaid 2013
Preview to the upcoming Keth Thye slideshow covering his return ride from the U.S. through South America 50 years later.
Published: 2014

Motorcycle Gear Repair
Tear in your leather? Boots need new soles. Local rider Patrick Thomas has done his homework for those solutions and more.
Published: 2014

Motorcycle Gross Vehicle Weight
So just how much can you reeasonably load onto your bike? David Hough helps you do the math.
Published: 2014

Motorcycle Gross Vehivle Weight
Understanding the meaning and how it affects different models in different ways
Published: 2014

Motorcycle SmartPhone Photography
SmartPhones have come a long way and their camera lenses are making it possible to leave the point and shoot at home. Learn how to get the best pics.
Published: 2014

MotoStays: Home sharing for motorcyclists
Imagine an Air B&B just for motorcycle riders where the livin is free and easy.
Published: 2014

North Sound Shakin 2014
Whose adding lines, who's dropping lines, who's changing hands and more
Published: 2014

Northwest Roads and Weather
What Mother Nature whips up in the winter months can have a strong influence on what to expect on the same roads in the summer. Find out why.
Published: 2014

Old Year/New Year
Departing 2014, entering into 2015, an intersting look at how old is new again.
Published: 2014

Opening up the Teanaway Foresy
A call to action to open up an area of the Teanaway Forest for motorized recreation
Published: 2014

Preview: 2014 Union Ride and Rally
A look at the 3rd annual event that raises money for several causes.
Published: 2014

Preview: LeMay Marymount Motorcycle Week
A look at the specail week LeMay has planned for riders each Father's day week.
Published: 2014

Preview: Rally in the Gorge 2014
A new location, new date and more keep this ever-evolving rally in motion.
Published: 2014

Preview: Skagit Powersports busy 2014 event schedule
The ever busy minds at Skagit Powersports aim to keep riders busy all summer long.
Published: 2014

Preview: Skagit Powersports Summer of Fun
A look at the busy 2014 Skagit Powersports event schedule
Published: 2014

Preview: Sound RIDER! 2014 Events
A look at what's in store for those wanting to participate in our grand tours, rally and road tours.
Published: 2014

Puget Sound Safety Off-Road 2014
After pioneering off-road riding programs in the Pacific Northwest, PSSOR contiues to expand their offerings.
Published: 2014

Rally in the Gorge - 2014 highlights
A preview to the 2014 Rally in the Gorge.
Published: 2014

Recap: Island Fever 2014
A review of the 1st ever Island Fever Grand Tour. Who hit all the islands and just what is it like to do them all in the winter?
Published: 2014

Ride to the pig
Fund raiser put on by South Sound BMW in the summer of 2014
Published: 2014

Road Trip 2014
A look at the Raod Trip 2014 route offered in book and GPS file that anyone can take anytime they like.
Published: 2014

Seattle Motorcycle Show 2014
The second or two motorcycle shows in Seattle in 2014
Published: 2014

Six Secrets: Controlling Fatigue
Ways to ride longer and stay more alert.
Published: 2014

Six Secrets: Handling Breakdowns
David Hough shares his wisdom for handling breakdowns when they happen.
Published: 2014

Social Media kau tau
A little history on why we held off so long getting onto the social media hamster wheel
Published: 2014

The One Motorcycle Show
Portlands winter time motorcycle show continues it's growth
Published: 2014

The Wave
Patrick Ferris shares a tale of his first road trip
Published: 2014

Washington's BMW motorcycle dealer expansion
A look at the recent expansion by BMW Motorad into the Washington State market
Published: 2014

Winter into Spring Bike Tips
Considerations when getting your bike for the next season of riding.
Published: 2014

Winter Into Spring Bike Tips
Getting your bike ready for warmer riding days ahead. The staff at Happy Trails has some tips you might not have considered.
Published: 2014

Zacky's Custom Rods
Best known for his Seahawks motporcycle, custom bike builder, Keith Wong of Seattle, creates one-of-a-kind art that is both beautiful and functional.
Published: 2014

2012 Northwest Moto Odyssey: Part 1
A look behind the scenes of what goes into making our events what they are.
Published: 2013

2012 Northwest Moto Odyssey: Part 2
The conclusion of the long journey through 2012.
Published: 2013

2012 Northwest Moto Odyssey: Part 3
The conclusion of the saga.
Published: 2013

2013 April Events
A rundown of events that kick off riding season.
Published: 2013

2014 Motorcycle Model Preview: Part 1
The latest from around the world to hit US shores.
Published: 2013

2014 Northwest Winter Motorcycle Shows
A review of motorcycle shows that were upcoming in 2014 in the Pacific Northwest
Published: 2013

6 Secrets: Rain Riding
6 tips to dealing with riding your motorcycle in the pouring rain
Published: 2013

6 Secrets: Riding into gusting wind
Build your confidence and take control of your motorcycle during breezy conditions.
Published: 2013

6 Secrets: Surviving Traffic
Pickup on the clues to trouble ahead, before trouble finds you.
Published: 2013

A guide for would-be and first time motorcycle riders
A sensible guide to approaching motorcycle riding for the first time and where to go from there.
Published: 2013

Backfire Moto
Seattle's hottest summertime gathering of bikes.
Published: 2013

Battery Care: Part One
With all the varied technology on the market today, now more than ever we need to know how to best maintain our batteries.
Published: 2013

BMW C650GT scooter review
The scooter that BMW dealers can't keep in stock. Find out why.
Published: 2013

BMW F800GS Adventure review
A review of the first F800GS Adventure and a look the first BMW Adventure model ever
Published: 2013

Classic Motorcycle Collections in the Pacific Northwest
Where to find collections of old bikes.
Published: 2013

Enumclaw Powersports
A look at this long running dealer in the south Puget Sound area.
Published: 2013

Euro Moto 2013
Preview to the 2nd annual event
Published: 2013

Evergreen Safety Council
New digs on the eastside is just one of the changes at this institutional staple.
Published: 2013

Get Your Ride Ready for Summer in Six Easy Steps
Getting your bike ready to roll for hassle free riding all summer long.
Published: 2013

Giant Loop Products
We outfit a vintagemotorcycle that was never luggage worthy with the latest gear out of Bend Oregon. Awesome!
Published: 2013

Hill climb events in the Pacific Northwest
A look at the hill climb circuit in the Pacific Northwest.
Published: 2013

Hot Deal Bikes
Discussion of the virtues of buying a new non-current model.
Published: 2013

Insurrection
Greenwood's funky shop that keeps odd hours is a riders dream.
Published: 2013

Let's Ride
Preview to the motorcycle exhibition that occurred at the Washington Stater History Mueaseum in the spring of 2013.
Published: 2013

Motorcycle battery care: Part 2
Smart chargers, temperature affects and more are covered here.
Published: 2013

Motorcycle Valve Stems
What you need to know about selecting the right valve stem for your needs.
Published: 2013

Motorcycle Winterization
Getting your bike ready to take a long winter's nap
Published: 2013

Motorcycling in Yellowstone
Tips on how to make the most of your motorcycle journey through the land of fire and brimstone…
Published: 2013

Motorcycling through Western Washington
Interview with the author and his latest northwest riding guide.
Published: 2013

Movie review: Why we ride
Products
Published: 2013

New Roads
A look at new roads planned for the Pacific Northwest that motorcyists are going to love.
Published: 2013

Preview: Rally in the Gorge 2013
A look at the 2013 Rally in the Gorge
Published: 2013

Project checklist
Tips for the do-it-yourself wrench head
Published: 2013

Riding & Fasting
A review of the FastDiet book and how motorcycists can put the system to work while riding for multiple days.
Published: 2013

Road Trip 2013
Preview to the 2013 motorcycle tour in the Pacific Northwest. Breakfast at 7, hot pools at 8, last rider out at 9!
Published: 2013

Sharpie Bike
It was a favorite at the 2012 International Motorcycle Show in Seattle. Meet the artist behind this one-of-a-kind.
Published: 2013

Snow Camp
Annual snow camping trip for Washington area Motorcyclists.
Published: 2013

Sound RIDER! website upgrade 2013: Part 2
More details about the significant changes made to the Spound RIDER! website in 2013
Published: 2013

Tech Update: Part 2
Software and services available to motorcycle riders today. How did we live without them in the past?
Published: 2013

The Good Rider
A review of David Hough "Good Rider" book.
Published: 2013

Things to do during the winter months
Ways to spend the winter months when your bike goes into hibernation.
Published: 2013

Thurston County Runabout
One of the featured rides in the new boo, the SR! Guide to Riding through Western Washington. Don't miss this little mind bender.
Published: 2013

Vallantine Motor Works
Dana Marshall and Mark Eddy take over a longtime favorite indepenant repair shop in Seattle.
Published: 2013

Year around riding
Learn the secrets to staying comfortable on your motorcycle all year.
Published: 2013

10 October riding destinations
Fall is a great time to ride a motorcycle in the Pacific Northwest. Discover the best of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and B.C.
Published: 2012

12 ideas: Creating themed rides
Yeah, sure, we can all go for a ride. But why not incorporate a theme into your next ride. Here's a few ideas.
Published: 2012

1921 Olympic Peninsula Tornado
Original article written by Frank Richardson Pierce recounting the devestation of a tornado that occurred in 1921 on the Olympic Peninsula.
Published: 2012

2011 - A Look Back
How accurate were Sound RIDER!'s yearly predictions?
Published: 2012

2012 Happy Trails Adventure Rally
Preview to the 2012 Happy Trails Adventure Motorcycle Rally in Kamiah, Idaho
Published: 2012

2012 Inland Motorcycle Show preview
Preview of what is commonly known as the Spokane Motorcycle Show.
Published: 2012

2012 Sound RIDER! demographic study
Highlights from the 2012 Sound RIDER! demographic study of Northwest motorcyclists.
Published: 2012

5 bikes not to miss
The five bikes in this article were featured in the 2012 Northwest Motorcycle Display exhibited by Sound RIDER! during the 2012 IMS show in Seattle.
Published: 2012

Adventuress skin sare collection
For the woman who likes to ride motorcycles, take care of your skin from whatever the road throws at ya.
Published: 2012

Building Confidence
A primer for newer motorcycle riders to enhance the journey with continued education and some solid tips.
Published: 2012

Cabin Fever 13
A crazy idea to get folks to ride and tour on motorcycles - in the dead of winter!
Published: 2012

Chasing the Northwest sun
More tips on how to squeeze in a ride during the colder winter months.
Published: 2012

County Loop: Skagit County
Take a grand motorcycle ride through this stunning Pacific Northwest farming region. Skagit County just keeps giving and giving.
Published: 2012

Creating your own motorcycle tool kit
Tips on how to create the right tool kit for your motorcycle that will get you through any level 1 or level 2 service needs when you're on the road.
Published: 2012

Discover Pass Part 2
A look at changes that occurred in 2012 for Washington State's Discover Pass
Published: 2012

EuroMoto 2012
A look at the newest motorcycle show in the Pacific Northwest
Published: 2012

Guide to sport touring in the Pacific Northwest
Once you leave the main roads, there are plenty of low-traffic places to ride a motorcycle in the Pacific Northwest.
Published: 2012

Higher Risk
A tough look at managing risks on a motorcycle.
Published: 2012

Honda NC700X
We take Honda's new NC700X and glitz it up to our liking.
Published: 2012

I-90 Motorsports
Issaquah Washington's long running motorcycle shop. Home of Triumph, Yamaha, Honda and KTM
Published: 2012

Idaho Bucket List Dual Sport Tour Review
A review of the 2012 Sasquatch Dual Sport Adventure Tour that sought out the best Idaho has to offer. And of course we saw a sasquatch!
Published: 2012

iPad Mini
Apple's small tablet makes a great overnight trip device. Find out why.
Published: 2012

Motorcycle deaths down…or up
David Hough runs the numbers on motorcycling fatalities
Published: 2012

Motorcycle Deaths, Part 2
Part two of whether motorcycle related deaths are higher or lower than in the past.
Published: 2012

Motovixens
A secret society of women riders hell-bent on a good time!
Published: 2012

Northwest Moto Outlook 2012
Northwest motorcycle dealerships: what's ahead for 2012
Published: 2012

Preview: 2013 Sound RIDER! Event lineup
The evolution continues with many great events in store for 2013.
Published: 2012

Preview: Rally in the Gorge 2012
A look at what was in store for participants at the 2012 Rally in the Gorge and why you won't want to miss the next one.
Published: 2012

Ridge Motorsports Park
The Ridge is Puget Sound's latest motorsports park, located near Shelton, Washington.
Published: 2012

Seattle Cycle Center in 2012
A seattle icon at 28 years.
Published: 2012

Sena Blue Tooth Intercom
Review of the SM10 and SM5 series
Published: 2012

Sound RIDER! website overhaul 2013 style
How the new look and feel of Sound RIDER! came to be.
Published: 2012

SR! 2012 Events
All our yearly Sound Rider! events are right around the corner! Come check out when your favorite event will be held.
Published: 2012

Stump Jumpers: Desert 100
A look at the 40th anniversary of the Pacific Northwest dustiest, most enjoyable annual dirt events.
Published: 2012

Team Oregon: Back in action
Team Oregon gets ready for another year of training.
Published: 2012

Tech update 2013
How the various tech devices we use today have come and gone though our motorcycling lives.
Published: 2012

There are only Two Aspects
Avoiding a crash - surviving a crash.
Published: 2012

Top Shop 2012
Results of the 2012 Sound RIDER! issued Top Shop awards to dealers and service companies around the Pacific Northwest.
Published: 2012

Walla Wall to Boise
Not content taking the interstate, author Philip Buonpastore asked dirtections from a local and got the ride of his life.
Published: 2012

We WON!
How Sound RIDER! Won the 2011 Recreational Road Event Organizer of the Year award.
Published: 2012

Why a motorcycle is better than…
Ax discuss the many virtues of motorcycles. We're sure you can come up with a few additional ones too.
Published: 2012

Why Do You Wear What You Wear?
Are you making a statement with your gear choices? And just what is that statement?
Published: 2012

Wild Horse Meetup
Every now and then we celebrate spring with a motorcycle ride to the Wild Horse Wind Farm outside of Ellensburg.
Published: 2012

Would you like that in Hi-Viz
A look at all the Hi-Viz options for motorcycle riders ranging from suits to luggage and the latest from Calvin Klien.
Published: 2012

2010 Husqvarna TE310 vs. TE450
Bret's review of the new Husqvarna.
Published: 2011

2011 Inland Motorcycle Show and Sale
Preview and Sound RIDER! schedule of the 2011 Inland Motorcycle Show.
Published: 2011

2011 Rally in the Gorge
It's our 9th year and it keeps getting better! 9 reasons why you should attend the next Rally in the Gorge!
Published: 2011

Alt Rider
TM's review of AltRider, a company that makes specialty add on parts for your bike.
Published: 2011

Asotin, WA
Sound RIDER!'s guide to dual sport riding through Asotin County, WA
Published: 2011

Baker Oregon Runabout
Sound RIDER!'s guide to riding through Baker County, Oregon
Published: 2011

Bannock, ID
Sound RIDER!'s guide to riding through Bannock County, Idaho
Published: 2011

Benton, Oregon
Sound RIDER!'s guide to riding through Benton County, Oregon.
Published: 2011

Brammo Electric Motorcycles
What's ahead for this innovative company from Ashland, Oregon.
Published: 2011

Clocks4Bikes
A great review of the best clock for your bike.
Published: 2011

Confidence is Key
Why one rider returned to the parking lot after getting endorsed, and why you should too.
Published: 2011

Destination Location: Boise, ID
Tom Mehren covers some of the best places for motorcyclists to visit in Boise, ID.
Published: 2011

Eleven predictions for 2011
PT's predictions for the motorcycle indsutry.
Published: 2011

Group Riding
Leading a group ride can be tricky. Here are Tom's top tips for keeping all your riders in line.
Published: 2011

Happy Trails Honors US Military on 11-11-11
Tim and Sherri Bernard of Happy Trails give away a motorcycle to a military member.
Published: 2011

HB 1926: Safety Instructor Gear Requirements
Happy April Fools Day, from SR!
Published: 2011

Hot Lanes to Hell!
Motorcycles may be charged the same as cars on the 520 bridge toll.
Published: 2011

Is U Bee Ready?
Bee stings can really screw up a ride, yet happen all too often to motorcyclists. Here's what you need to know.
Published: 2011

Langlitz Leathers
One of the countries finest custom leatherworkers is right here in the Northwest.
Published: 2011

Motorcycle Adventure Videos
How to create an eye-catching ride video, by Russian filmmaker Rotvic Oediv.
Published: 2011

Motorcycle Battery Care
David Hough's tips for keeping your battery long lasting.
Published: 2011

Motorcycle Crash Videos
The ultra-twisty Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles is a great place to learn by others' mistakes.
Published: 2011

Motorcycle ride around Mt St Helens - circa 1950
Imagining what it must have been like to ride a motorcycle around Mt. St. Helens before she blew her stack in 1980.
Published: 2011

Motorcycling Through Western Oregon
Patrick's interview with author and Sound RIDER! Owner Tom Mehren about his newest motorcycling guide.
Published: 2011

Motorecovery System
Off-road motorcycle recovery is much simpler with this handy kit and instructions.
Published: 2011

New Rider: Now What?
Courses and books suited to new riders, and where to go from there.
Published: 2011

New 'Wild Lands" Policy Blasted
The US Interior Dept.'s new Wild Land laws and how they will impact dual sport riders if passed.
Published: 2011

OHV Rally in Olympia
Info about the recent issues involving Washington State's OHV laws and regulations.
Published: 2011

Progressive International Motorcycle Show
Highlights of 2011's International Motorcycle Show that you won't want to miss.
Published: 2011

Rally in the Gorge 2011 Recap
Everything really came together for the 2011 Rally in the Gorge, making it the best one yet!
Published: 2011

Returning Merchandise
The costs of restocking are far higher than you think.
Published: 2011

Ride by Wire: Part 1
The pros and cons of ride-by-wire electronic throttle control.
Published: 2011

Ride by Wire: Part 2
Part 2 of Buonpastore's article about ride-by-wire throttle control.
Published: 2011

Riding Through the Discovery Pass
Everything you need to know about the new Discovery Pass to make sure you don't get landed with fees while riding.
Published: 2011

Royal Enfield 2011 Line-up
A review of the Royal Enfield, available at Ducati Seattle.
Published: 2011

Sasquatch 2011 Recap
A recap of 2011's stunning Sasquatch Tour from Hurricane Ridge to Slate Peak.
Published: 2011

Seattle to Yakima
The story of Ray Smith, who in 1919 rode his Henderson from Seattle to Yakima in record breaking time.
Published: 2011

Seattle's Missing Out on the Value of Motorcycles
Why Seattle is neglecting motorcycles when planning parking zones, and who to contact about it.
Published: 2011

Skagit Powersports Racing
Skagit Powersports is out to squash the competition on a Ninja 250.
Published: 2011

SR! EVO
What's new in the world of Sound RIDER!
Published: 2011

SR! Photo Contest 2011
Results are in for the 2011 Sound RIDER! photo contest, and they sure are beautiful!
Published: 2011

The Group Ride
Some questions you need to ask yourself before riding with your friends.
Published: 2011

TourUSA
TourUSA has teamed up with Ride West BMW to offer rental bikes in Seattle.
Published: 2011

Two Wheel Electric Vehicles
Basic info about the various companies planning on having electric motorcycles available soon.
Published: 2011

Understanding Potholes
When a city ignores proper street maintainence, roads quickly deteriorate, repair costs drastically climb and nowhere is safe for motorcyclist.
Published: 2011

Va-Va-Vroom
A review of the one and only Motorcycle Courier service in the Puget Sound.
Published: 2011

WA State MC Bills That Passed 2011 Legislature
Three bills passed regarding motorcyclists. Here we explain everything you need to know about them.
Published: 2011

Warn Portable Winch
Bret discusses the WARN industries portable winch for dual sport and adventure riders.
Published: 2011

What's on the Horizon in 2012?
Sound RIDER!'s annual predictions for the year ahead in motorcycling.
Published: 2011

2010 Dealer Survey Results
2010 SR! Dealer Survey results. See the best dealers for sales service and more!
Published: 2010

2010 Rally in the Gorge Recap
The ups and downs of the Sound RIDER! 2010 Rally in the Gorge.
Published: 2010

2010 Sound RIDER! Events and Beyond
A summary of all 2010 Sound Rider! events.
Published: 2010

2010 SR! Travelogue
A review of the years best rides offered by Sound RIDER!
Published: 2010

2010 Victory Vision Tour ABS
Review of the 2010 Victory Vision Tour ABS.
Published: 2010

AHRMA
A preview of the 1st ever national road race in the North West.
Published: 2010

Anatomy of a Motorcycle Grand Tour
Looking for a great motorcycle tour? Check these out!
Published: 2010

Aprilia RSV4 R
Review of Aprilia's RSV4 R.
Published: 2010

B.C's 99
A review of various stretches of rt 99 through Canada.
Published: 2010

Buying Motorcycle Tires on the Internet
Buying tires online may end up costing you more money - than buying them from a local shop.
Published: 2010

Cuttin' Loose in the Palouse
Guide to enjoying a ride on the Starbuck Highway.
Published: 2010

Cycle barn
How Cycle Barn made it through the economic downfall.
Published: 2010

Dual Sport Tips for the Rocky Ride
Ten tips for riding on gravel roads.
Published: 2010

FS 25: Riding Mt. St. Helen's
TM's guide to the best roads around Mt. St. Helen's.
Published: 2010

Garmin GPS Tips and Tricks
TM addresses some common frusterations over GPS devices with solutions.
Published: 2010

H2-DNR6 Virus is a first
A spoof of the lack of riders during the non-perfect-weather months
Published: 2010

Harley-Davidson's Northwest Outlook for 2010
An overview on how Harley Davidson might perform in 2010.
Published: 2010

Honda's VFR 1200's
Review of Honda's VFR1200.
Published: 2010

Idaho's Lolo Pass
A review of Lolo Pass and other nearby roads.
Published: 2010

In Search of the Ultimate Adventure Bike
BT's guide to picking the right Dual Sport Bike.
Published: 2010

It's all in how you Lean
A clear explanation of the necessary endorsements for the 4-wheeled motorcycle.
Published: 2010

Kymco Downtown 300i Scooter
Review of Kymco's 2010 Downtown 300i scooter.
Published: 2010

Motorcycles and Quad Ice Racing
A recap of olden days ice races and preview of current ice races.
Published: 2010

Motorcycling in Central & Eastern Oregon Tour Book
Ryan Barnett interviews author Tom Mehren about the new guide, motorcycling Through Central & Eastern Oregon.
Published: 2010

Northwest Rider Education
A guide to motorcycle instruction classes for every level of rider.
Published: 2010

Oregon's Bearr Camp Road
Tips for passing through Oregon's Bear Camp Road.
Published: 2010

Q1 2010 Book Reviews
An overview of newly released motorcycle books in 2010.
Published: 2010

Rally in the Gorge
Great new reasons to attend the Sound RIDER! Rally in Gorge!
Published: 2010

RIDECOACH.COM
A training facility that replicates off road situations all over the world.
Published: 2010

Seattle Police Department Gears Up
The safety of motorcycle police is addressed, and they're given the choice of safer gear.
Published: 2010

SIK Werks
A review of SIK Werks motorcycle painting and restoration business.
Published: 2010

Sound RIDER! 2011 Event Preview
A preview of all the tours being offered by Sound RIDER! in 2011.
Published: 2010

Supercross in Seattle
A review of the supercross nationals at Qwest Field in Seattle!
Published: 2010

The 10 Most Important Modifications You Can Make
Motorcycle ergonomics and you - part 1
Published: 2010

The 10 Most Important Modifications You Can Make
More tips on how to make your bike fit you better.
Published: 2010

The Lost B-Movies
A brief review of several horribly cheesy motorcycle movies.
Published: 2010

The Motorcyclist's Free-Weight Workout
A good workout routine for the average motorcyclist.
Published: 2010

The Other Side of SR 9
Some tricks to minimizing your time on I-5.
Published: 2010

The Ride So Far
Oliver talks about his book, his schedule, and his work as a freelance writer.
Published: 2010

The Washington Back County Discovery Route
A look at the various people who made these routes known.
Published: 2010

Zune HD
A review of the new Zune MP3 player.
Published: 2010

10 Hot Weather Riding Myths - BUSTED
We dispell the myths and provide the real facts on how to stay cool on a hot day's ride.
Published: 2009

2009 Annual Big Nasty Hillclimb
An overview of the 2009 Big Nasty Hillclimb in Oregon.
Published: 2009

2009 SR! NW Motorcycle Photo Contest Winners
The winners of the 2009 Sound RIDER! Photo Contest.
Published: 2009

2010 Motorsports Stocks Contest

Published: 2009

Black Thursday
Making the voices and opinions of Motorcyclists heard in Washington.
Published: 2009

Dual Sport Rides Through Western Washington
Author Tom Mehren is interviewed about his new guide, Dual Sport Rides Through Western Washington.
Published: 2009

Dual Sport Shake Up
Information on the 2009 Sasquatch ride, and the closing of Trollhaugen.
Published: 2009

EAT THIS NOT THAT
A summary of the book EAT THIS, NOT THAT!
Published: 2009

Kenny Dreer…
A biography of Kenny Dreer's motorcycling life.
Published: 2009

New bills for 2009
Some new laws are enacted by the legislator.
Published: 2009

New Innovations from Gerbing’s Heated Clothing
A look at the new Microwire and Nanowire heating technologies from the Northwest leader in heated gear.
Published: 2009

Patrick Duff
A biography on Patrick Duff, honoring his work with Sound RIDER!
Published: 2009

Rich’s Custom Seats Redo
Details of Rich's new and improved shop west of the Kingston Ferry dock.
Published: 2009

Rose City Motorcycle Club
All you need to know about the Rose City Motorcycle Club.
Published: 2009

S-Biners
All the reasons to buy S-biners and how to use them.
Published: 2009

The Bounty of Clark County
A scenic loop through Clark County provides a great ride.
Published: 2009

The Explorers Arsenal
From atlases to mapping software, we discuss all the options.
Published: 2009

The Other Cascade Loop
An international loop that provides a nice alernative to the usual Cascade Loop.
Published: 2009

University Honda/Yamaha
University Honda/Yamaha, one of the oldest dealerships, went out of business.
Published: 2009

World’s First-Ever Snowbike Race
It's the first time time a Snowbike race has ever been held, and Ron gives a nice summary of how it went down.
Published: 2009

12 Tips for keeping your cool on a hot ride
Patrick gives his recommendation on how to keep cool on a hot day.
Published: 2008

12 tips to taking that first ride
Prepare yourself when pulling out that vintage bike for the first time this year!
Published: 2008

Beating the Winter Blues
Advice on what you can do to prepare for riding season.
Published: 2008

Computing Lite
A review of the Asus Computer Lite eee PC Laptop.
Published: 2008

Cross training to be a better rider
What you can do to constantly improve your skills, even during the off season.
Published: 2008

Earplugs 101
Explains how and why wind can damage your hearing.
Published: 2008

Earplugs 101
How you can use earplugs to prevent hearing loss.
Published: 2008

Eat This Not That

Published: 2008

Evolution of a Motorcycle Touring Book
We take a look at the latest edition of Motorcycling in the Columbia River Gorge.
Published: 2008

Getting Noticed in Traffic
What you can do to make yourself noticed.
Published: 2008

Getting Noticed in Traffic
More tips to grab attention while in traffic.
Published: 2008

Happy Trails
A litle info on the Northwwest home grown adventure retailer and luggage maker.
Published: 2008

Harley-Davidson FLHX Street Glide
Review of the 2008 FLHX Street Glide.
Published: 2008

Meet the Folkestads
An interview of the Folkestad brothers.
Published: 2008

Motorcycle Restoration 101

Published: 2008

Nikwax North America
The products and benefits of Nikwax.
Published: 2008

Northwest Scenic Byways
The conclusion of the Byway series.
Published: 2008

Outdoor Research Equinox Converts
Tom Mehren Explains why Outdoor Research's Equinox Convert Pants are the best choice.
Published: 2008

Product Review: Ventura Light Guards
Save money on an otherwise expensive headlight housing replacement. A cheaper alternative.
Published: 2008

Q1 2009 Book reviews
David Hough reviews some newly released books.
Published: 2008

Rally Ready - Part 1
Getting your bike ready to go to a rally.
Published: 2008

Rally Ready: Part 2
What gear you should consider getting or replacing before going to a rally.
Published: 2008

Return of the Cool
Riding ideas for the rainy season.
Published: 2008

Scenic Byways - Part 1
An out of the way trip provides for some sweet twisties and breathtaking scenery in Idaho.
Published: 2008

Scenic Byways – Part 2
Continues the Byways series into Oregon.
Published: 2008

The Economy Sucks
A look at the economy and how it has affected the motorcycle economy.
Published: 2008

Tire Sense: Pre Flat Considerations
What you should and shouldn't do with your tires.
Published: 2008

Twinline Motorcycles
Twinline Motorcycles offers friendly service, primarily for Japanese Vintage motorcycles.
Published: 2008

Vintage Racing Racer Profile: Tim O'Mahony
An interview with vintage racer Tim O'Mahony.
Published: 2008

Washington Motorcycle Safety Program
How you can enroll in the Novice course and the benefits of doing so.
Published: 2008

2007 Motorcycle Events
A look at the events Sound RIDER! has planned for 2007
Published: 2007

AA Batteries and Gadgetry
Underneath every luggage flap you'll find a few of these around.
Published: 2007

Breaking Traction
Taking a look at why some people want to outlaw motorcycling as a whole.
Published: 2007

Buying a Used Motorcycle: Part 3
The final installment in this 3 part series.
Published: 2007

Cascade Moto Classics
Kelly McCarthy talks about how "Cascade Moto Classics" turned into a " hobby gotten way out of hand."
Published: 2007

Cold Weather Motorcycle Riding Gear
Learn all you need to know about the cold weather gear available to you.
Published: 2007

Colleen First
The Sound RIDER! interview with motorcycle traveler Colleen First.
Published: 2007

Dakota Excursion - part 1
The beginning of a journey that will never be forgotten.
Published: 2007

Dakota Excursion - part 3
Colleen continues with part 3 of the Dakota Excursion.
Published: 2007

Flash Gordon M.D.
SR! interviews the M.D. of all M.D's Flash Gordon.
Published: 2007

Gorge Rally 2007 Recap
The 2007 Rally week in the Gorge recapped with all the highlights.
Published: 2007

Group Ride Tips
Stretch out and relax! Some great tips on how to overcome 'group think'.
Published: 2007

High Pressure Happiness
10 rides you can take when the snow is still about.
Published: 2007

Hyosung GT 650 R
The model review of the new Hyosung GT 650 R.
Published: 2007

Is your bike ready for the Fat Farm?
Does your bike really need to shave a few pounds?
Published: 2007

Moto Computing
What to bring, what to leave home and still stay connected on the road.
Published: 2007

Moto Computing

Published: 2007

Motorcycle Camping: Myths and Realities
10 myths and realitys about motorcycle camping to help you start saving money for that new bike you've always wanted.
Published: 2007

Motorcycle Poker Run Basics
You've heard the term but have yet to take the ride. Just what is a poker run anyway?
Published: 2007

Motorcycle Suspension Basics
Learn the basics of how to properly set up your bikes suspension.
Published: 2007

Motorcycle trip to the Dakotas
part 2 in the Dakota Excursion, be sure not to miss this one!
Published: 2007

Mountain Pass Mentality
Find out what Snoqualmie, Lookout, Siskiyou, and Deadman pass all have in common and learn how adjust your mindset to make it through these tedious twistie
Published: 2007

Navigating Forest Service Roads
Riding Forest Service roads can sometimes be a gamble, learn how to optimize your chances here.
Published: 2007

Navigating Forest Service Roads

Published: 2007

Northwest Track Days
Thinking about taking a track day? Learn the basic from the eyes of an avid rider.
Published: 2007

Piaggio MP3
Get the details on Piaggios three wheeled monster!
Published: 2007

Race Report
A fierce vintage race, with the lap record broken several times.
Published: 2007

Reading the Road
Learn how a veteran Puget Sound Motorcycle Safety instructor "reads the road" at all times.
Published: 2007

Ride with a Plan
Hone your skills one at a time with each ride you take.
Published: 2007

Riding with a 4 MPH Brain
Bret Tkacs, a 10 year veteran instuctor takes us through a concept that everyone should understand.
Published: 2007

Road Science: Braking 1
The legendary David L. Hough introduces us to his three part series on Braking.
Published: 2007

Road Science: Braking 2
Join us as David L. Hough continues his 4 part series on Braking.
Published: 2007

Road Science: Braking 3
Includes some great tips on carrying passengers and riding through corners.
Published: 2007

Road Science: Braking 4
Part 4 in the excellent Road Science: Braking series written by David L. Hough.
Published: 2007

Road Science: Cornering Control Part 4
A wrap up of this four part series with links to the other three parts.
Published: 2007

Russ Tom Tribute Bike
Dowtown Harley-Davidson builds a one off bike in honor of Russ Tom.
Published: 2007

SB5544
An extreme new bill aimed at eliminating access to roads on or near private land.
Published: 2007

SB5544
Why are some people trying to terminate motorsports on public land? Find out in this editorial!
Published: 2007

SMART Cornering
Find out what Puget Sound Safety is doing as a result of a new study put out buy the state of Washington
Published: 2007

Snow Camp Mystery
A RIDER HAS GONE MISSING IN THE OLYMPICS!! Sasquatch attack feared.
Published: 2007

The Washington Lap
Rider, Jim Palms, describes his rider around Washington state touching all 5 corners using both pavement and dirt to do it.
Published: 2007

Tory Briggs: dirt Bikes! Interview
Sound RIDER! interviews Tory Briggs author of "Dirt Bikes!"
Published: 2007

Urban Traffic Survival 1
Urban riding can be a nightmare, especially if you don't know what to look for.
Published: 2007

Urban Traffic Survival 2
Part 2 of UTS takes us through the dangers of city traffic.
Published: 2007

Urban Traffic Survival 3
David Hough shows us how to aviod the many problems for motorcyclists that occur at intersections.
Published: 2007

Urban Traffic Survival 4
Learn some great tips on how to survive while ridiing in the Urban Jungle.
Published: 2007

Vernonia Adventure
Following a route that’s relatively obscure, Sean Coker leads us through a great ride not too far from home.
Published: 2007

Washougal Motocross Park
An awesome motocross track, great for all skill levels!
Published: 2007

Western Oregon BMW
Interview with the owner of two BMW stores in Oregon.
Published: 2007

Western States Ride - Part 3
Here she goes again! Part three from Seattle to California.
Published: 2007

Western States Ride - Part 4
Colleen First adds part 4 to her excellent journey through the Western States.
Published: 2007

Galileo GPS
The ups and downs of new GPS units.
Published: 2006

2006 Dealer Survey
The year's best dealerships as voted by Sound RIDER! readers turns up some surprising results.
Published: 2006

2006 Northwest Motorcycle Events Review
A look at events from 2006 and 53 years before in…1953.
Published: 2006

2006 Product Review
SR!'s review of 6 new products we don't think any rider should be without.
Published: 2006

2006 Sound RIDER! Rally Recap
Recap of the annual Rally in the Gorge.
Published: 2006

2007 New Product Review
New motorcycle products reviewed.
Published: 2006

Aflac Insurance
Why personal accident indemnity plans are a good idea for motorcyclists.
Published: 2006

Bald Eagle Boogie
Winter is the best time of year to spot bald eagles while out riding.
Published: 2006

Biker Friendly Bars
A look into the statistics behind alcohol related motorcycle crashes, and why no one should tout a bar as 'biker friendly'.
Published: 2006

Buying a Used Motorcycle Part 2
What to look for when inspecting a used bike to purchase.
Published: 2006

Buying a Used Motorcycle, Part 1
How to begin looking for a used bike to purchase.
Published: 2006

CLOUT
CLOUT (Constituent Legislative Online User Target) reviews the legislation impacting ORV riders in WA.
Published: 2006

Creative Routing
Alternate routes for the businest bike areas.
Published: 2006

Four Essential Motorcycle Gloves
The best gloves for whatever weather you get caught in.
Published: 2006

Four Essential Motorcycle Gloves

Published: 2006

Gerbing's Cascade Extreme Riding Suit
The Cascade Extreme Suit will keep you warm in the most inhospitable weather.
Published: 2006

Governor's Task Force
Determining the cause of the increase in motorcycling deaths in Washinton State.
Published: 2006

Green Mountain
Tour this extensive trail system in the Green Mountain area.
Published: 2006

How to organize your Motorcycle Luggage
Gear for packing fast and light.
Published: 2006

Is it riding season yet?
A look at traditional riding seasons around the country.
Published: 2006

Jim Pomeroy
The life and times of a North West motorcycle legend.
Published: 2006

Kasea ZE1500 & ZE2000 Electric Scooters
A review of the new Kasea ZE1500 & ZE2000 electric scooters.
Published: 2006

Mexico - Part 3
Part 3 of Colleen's dualsport adventure in Mexico.
Published: 2006

Mexico - Part 4
Part 4 of Colleen's dualsport adventure in Mexico.
Published: 2006

Motorcycle Community Challenges for 2006
The decisions and challenges that will affect motorcyclists in 2006.
Published: 2006

Motorcycle Tire Repair
How to fix a blown tire and keep it from happening again.
Published: 2006

Motorcycle Touring in NZ with Ayers Adventures
David Hough's guide to touring New Zealand.
Published: 2006

Motorcycling in New Zealand, Part 2
Part 2 of David's guide to touring New Zealand.
Published: 2006

Naked Bikes in Seattle
Break out the Monkey Butt powder - this club puts on the miles.
Published: 2006

Northwest Motorcycle Education
Tips on picking a MC training school, no matter what your riding level.
Published: 2006

Numb Bum 2006
part 2 of the 24 hour ice race in Alberta, Canada.
Published: 2006

Responses to Biker Friendly Bars
Reader responses to the Biker Friendly Bars article-the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Published: 2006

Ride West Insurance 3 PASS BLAST
Results of the 5th annual Ride West Insurance Pass Blast.
Published: 2006

Road Science
Continuation of cornering info.
Published: 2006

Road Science
David Hough on how to corner properly.
Published: 2006

Road Science - Part 3
Cornering in real street situations placed under the microscope.
Published: 2006

Sound RIDER! Base Layer Clothing
A review of Andiamo's products and why they're essential on long rides.
Published: 2006

Sprint PCS Nightmare
Sprint is one of the worst companies for when you're riding in the middle of nowhere.
Published: 2006

Stupid Hurts
Inexperienced riders and the accidents they cause.
Published: 2006

Subaru All Wheel Drive Motorcycles

Published: 2006

Tails of the Three Sisters
A great ride that is only open early June to late October.
Published: 2006

The Northwest Scooter Enthusiasts
NW Scooter Enthusiasts limit rides to scooters only after numbers become unmanageable.
Published: 2006

Triumph Motorcycles in the Northwest
Triumph attempts a comeback in the US markets.
Published: 2006

Ultimate GPS Routing
How to use a GPS to create a route instead of mapping where you've been.
Published: 2006

Washing a motorcycle
How to properly clean your bike to avoid scratches and ruining paint.
Published: 2006

Washington State ORV Rally
The ORV rally looks to fill up the capitol building steps against legistlation that would ban off road riding.
Published: 2006

Waxing a Motorcycle
Part 2 of perfecting your wax job.
Published: 2006

Western States Ride - Part 1
Colleen's 5,500 mile ride from Seattle to CA and back again.
Published: 2006

Western States Ride - Part 2
the continueing saga from Seattle to California and back again.
Published: 2006

2005 Legal Issues
A brief summary of the legal issues to hit NW motorcyclists in 2005.
Published: 2005

2005 Northwest Motorcycle Display
Things you'll see at the 2005 NW motorcycle display.
Published: 2005

2005 WMRRA Racing
A preview of the year's WMRRA racing events, and what to expect.
Published: 2005

2006 Scooter Update
The world wide growth and expansion of the 2006 scooter market.
Published: 2005

BMW K1200S
A test ride of the BMW K1200 S.
Published: 2005

Booby Traps
How to avoid dogs on your motorcycle.
Published: 2005

Buddy Bashing
What to do when your crash in into your own riding group.
Published: 2005

Daytona 200 Party 2005
Sound RIDER! celebrates the 2005 Daytona 200 with Fueled Productions.
Published: 2005

Dealer Expo 2005
Soiund RIDERS!'s new favorite products are from NW manufacturers.
Published: 2005

DVD Review: Fix My Hog
The best DVD for learning how to do your own Harley repairs.
Published: 2005

DVD Reviews
Reviews of some motorcycling movies, and how to win a free copy.
Published: 2005

Ever Replaced Your Motorcycle's Headlight Bulb?
How to replace a bulb yourself in a jam.
Published: 2005

Father & Son Racing
Randy Grein on his history in racing, and an interview with his 14 year old son who is also a bike racer.
Published: 2005

Getting Dry; Staying Dry
How to dry your gear and not get it wet in the first place.
Published: 2005

Gravel Travel
The dual sport rides between North Bend and Snoqualmie Pass.
Published: 2005

Gravel Travel: Part 2
the 2nd part of the gravel travel article.
Published: 2005

Gravel Travel: Part 3
Part 3 of the gravel travel article.
Published: 2005

Hot Sellers 2004
What we carry, why you need it, and where to get any other gear and accessories you need.
Published: 2005

Lines - Episode 2
A DVD about one of the most scenic and well engineered roads in the world.
Published: 2005

Maple May I?
A 2-3 hour ride for a spring warm up.
Published: 2005

Mexico - Part 1
Part 1 of Colleen's dualsport adventure through Mexico.
Published: 2005

Mexico - Part 2
Part 2 of Colleen's dualsport adventure through Mexico.
Published: 2005

Moms Ride: Mothers on motorcycles
Getting the in-laws to break out and go for a ride on a motorcycle.
Published: 2005

Motorcycle Usage to Increase?
Mitch wonders if people will increase their motorcycling now that gas prices are at an all time high.
Published: 2005

Motorcycles: The Good, The Bad, and The Custom
Review of the Guggenheim "Art of the Motorcycle" exhibit.
Published: 2005

Nervous Racing Dad
Racer Randy Grein worries about his sons racing days.
Published: 2005

New Products
Tankbags, books, rain gear, and GPS.
Published: 2005

Olympic Peninsula Winter Loop Ride
Good reasons and areas to ride in during the winter.
Published: 2005

Oregon Backcountry Discovery Route
A recap of 500 miles of the Oregon Backcountry Discovery Route.
Published: 2005

ORV Rally
Tempers flare are Senetor Karen Fraser tries to close down ORV roads and recreation areas.
Published: 2005

People to Watch in 2005
From shop owners to racers, here are some people to watch in 2005.
Published: 2005

Plan No Plan: Riding the Five Corners Part 1
Decompressing in WA's 5 corners.
Published: 2005

Plan No Plan: Riding the Five Corners Part 2
Part 2 of riding the 5 corners.
Published: 2005

Plan No Plan: Riding the Five Corners Part 3
Part 3 of riding the 5 corners.
Published: 2005

Plan No Plan: Riding the Five Corners Part 4
Part 4 of riding the 5 corners.
Published: 2005

Pop Deyer Award 2005 Winner
The annual awards for excellence in sidecar safety.
Published: 2005

Rider Down!
What to do if a rider goes down.
Published: 2005

Road Report: Lower Volcano Region
Some tips for the constantly changing roads around the volcano region.
Published: 2005

Road Tested
During a 10 day trip, Tom learns what gear is the most essential.
Published: 2005

Seattle to Alaska - Part 4
Part 4 of Colleen's dualsport ride from Seattle to Alaska.
Published: 2005

Seattle to Everett Express
The future of motorcycling is here.
Published: 2005

Supercross: The Movie
Barry Mercer's review of Supercross: the Movie.
Published: 2005

TechNiche Evaporative Cooling Vest
An excellent review of the TechNiche evaporative Cooling Vests for hot weather riding.
Published: 2005

Ten Top List for Alaska
Colleen's tips on riding to Alaska.
Published: 2005

The Pack Bug, Will You Get Bit?
An autobiographical article of Sharon Knight's love of riding and learning to ride in a group.
Published: 2005

The Seattle 100
A 100 lap marathon, for free, to raise money for the Neph Cure Foundation.
Published: 2005

Track Days
Why track days are useful for skill building, no matter what kind of bike you ride.
Published: 2005

Vintage Motocross in the Northwest
A 1st person view of the yearly Vintage Motocross race.
Published: 2005

Writers Wanted
Sound Rider! Is looking for writers/editors for all categories of motorcycling articles.
Published: 2005

2004 Interview with Tom Mehren
A history of SR! and interview with it's founder, Tom Mehren.
Published: 2004

2004 Motorcycle Endorsement Categories in WA
An overview of the new rules for riding a three wheeled motorcycle in Washington.
Published: 2004

2005 International Motorcycle Show
All the details for the 2005 International Motorcycle Show.
Published: 2004

3 PASS BLA$T 2004
Final results of the Sound RIder! 3 Pass Blast.
Published: 2004

Biking & Hiking
The best places to ride to and hike.
Published: 2004

BMWMOA National Rally 2004
TM's analysis of why the BMWMOA National Rally in Spokane was so good.
Published: 2004

Chili Cook Offs
Things to do with other riders during the off season.
Published: 2004

Dauntless Motors
Side car and trike conversions by Dauntless Motors.
Published: 2004

Dauntless Motors: Sidecars, Trikes and Trailers
Adding sidecars or creating a trike.
Published: 2004

Dryzone
Dampire technology uses hygroscopic crystals to quick dry your wet gear.
Published: 2004

Face Shield Factoids
How to keep your face shield in good shape, and when to get a new one.
Published: 2004

Fall/Spring Motorcycle Camping
The best places for motorcycle camping.
Published: 2004

Futzin with Fog
Options for preventing fog in your visor.
Published: 2004

GliderCycle: The Flying Motorcycle Retrofit
The history of attempts to make motorcycles that can fly.
Published: 2004

Great Gifts under $1000
SR!'s guide to great gifts under $1,000.
Published: 2004

Helge Pedersen: Iceland DVD
A 2 wheeled review of Iceland's countryside.
Published: 2004

Higher Gas Prices
TM's take on whether or not the higher gas prices will trigger a boom in motorcycle sales.
Published: 2004

Hood Canal
A full day ride around Hood Canal.
Published: 2004

Iceland
Helge Pedersen reveals his epic adventure to Iceland in this DVD release.
Published: 2004

Italian Buying Orgy
An opinion piece on what will happen to Guzzi and Aprilia under Piaggio ownership.
Published: 2004

Keith Code's No BS Bike
Proper countersteering technique.
Published: 2004

Marketplace Roundup
A plan for the next Marketplace Roundup, based on reader feedback.
Published: 2004

Motorcycle Deer Strike Strategies
Understanding and avoiding deer on country roads.
Published: 2004

Motorcycle Eyewear 101
How to choose the proper eyewear lens, colors, types, etc.
Published: 2004

Motorcycling in the Columbia River Gorge
Riding in the Gorge- one of the most scenic places, with very little outsider traffic.
Published: 2004

New Motorcycle Rider Primer
10 things to do before you go for your first ever motorcycle ride.
Published: 2004

Northwest Motorcycle Museums
The Northwest has a number of great places to see old bikes. Check out these Northwest Motorcycle Museums.
Published: 2004

Pavement Problems
Road ruts, potholes, and how they affect your motorcycle riding.
Published: 2004

Powersports Dealer Expo 2004
Great new innovations at the Powersports Dealer Expo 2004.
Published: 2004

Rolling Thunder: Independent HD service in WA
A shop that still services vintage Harleys back to 1912.
Published: 2004

Seattle to Alaska - Part 2
Part 2 of Colleen's dualsport ride from Seattle to Alaska.
Published: 2004

Seattle to Alaska - Part 3
Part 3 of Colleen's dualsport ride from Seattle to Alaska.
Published: 2004

Seattle to Alaska on Two Wheels -Part 1
Part 1 of Colleen's dualsport ride from Seattle to Alaska.
Published: 2004

Self-Inflicted Motorcycle Crashes
TM's take on why most crashes are self inflicted, and how to reduce the risk of self inflicted crashes.
Published: 2004

South Sound BMW
The history of South Sound BMW.
Published: 2004

The Tao of Tigger: Unique sidecar made in WA
Putting the Tigger side car to the test.
Published: 2004

Tire Sense: Motorcycle Tire Tips
Keeping your tires in good shape.
Published: 2004

URAL Motorcycles of America
A review of the URAL motorcycles in Redmond.
Published: 2004

Washington Road & Recreation Atlas: 2004
Why the WRRA is the best map of the state.
Published: 2004

Wide Open Sports Arena

Published: 2004

Yamaha FZ6
A review of the new Yamaha FZ6 sport touring bike.
Published: 2004

2003 Buell Lightning XB9S
A review of the smaller, more efficent sport touring Buell.
Published: 2003

2003 Monster 800s i.e.
A rider's review of the 2003 Ducati Monster 800.
Published: 2003

2003 Scooter Update
New clubs and dealerships for scooters as they make a comeback.
Published: 2003

2003 Thanks
TM's thanks to all the helpers throughout 2003.
Published: 2003

2004 Japanese Offerings
All the year's new Japanese motorcycles.
Published: 2003

Avon's Azaro ST’s
Avon proves itself to be a great tire manufacturer.
Published: 2003

BBR Motorsports
A review of BBR motorsports, a company that makes upgrades for off-road bikes.
Published: 2003

Be A Two Wheel Romantic
A guide to wooing your motorcycle lovin' soulmate.
Published: 2003

Black Bear Enduro 2003
Info on the Black Bear Enduro's new location.
Published: 2003

Buying a Dual Sport
How to choose a dual sport based on ability level and physical size.
Published: 2003

Buying A Motorcycle

Published: 2003

Coming To Terms
Learning the lingo of motorcycle journalists.
Published: 2003

Cyberspeed Technologies
An interview with Tim Ennis, the owner of Cyberspeed Tech.
Published: 2003

Daytona 2003
Changes for the 2003 Daytona races.
Published: 2003

Decide what to Ride
How racers determine what bike they're going to compete on.
Published: 2003

Desert 100
History of the Desert 100 event, hosted yearly by the Stumpjumpers.
Published: 2003

Euro Fun Run Returns
A preview of the Euro Fun Run held by Ride West, Moto International, and Eastside MotoSports.
Published: 2003

Evergreen Safety Council
Meet the new manager of the Evergreen Safety Council, and what he's doing to keep the programs top notch.
Published: 2003

Fieldsheer Mach.2 and Sonic.Air
Fieldsheer combines the best of all worlds in a line of warm weather, mesh gear that is perfectly safe.
Published: 2003

Hawaii Calls
When it's time to escape the gloom, Hawaii makes a great place to visit and rent a bike.
Published: 2003

Jolly Rogers Motorcycle Club
The history of Seattle's oldest motorcycle club, the Jolly Rogers.
Published: 2003

Locating Your Resources
The many resources for getting a bike fixed.
Published: 2003

Long Distance Riders
The history and present day comparisons of long distance riders.
Published: 2003

Moto Guzzi Breva V750 IE
A review of the all new Moto Guzzi Breva V750.
Published: 2003

Motorcycle 101
Dave Preston finally writes a book about his history with (all 150) motorcycles he has ridden throughout the years.
Published: 2003

Motorcycle Camping
Tips and tricks for comfortable motorcycle camping.
Published: 2003

Motorcycle To Do List
Motorcycle activities for the winter months.
Published: 2003

Motorcycle Winterization
What to do before putting your bike away for the winter months.
Published: 2003

Motorcycles & Ferries
Tips for taking your motorcycle on a ferry ride.
Published: 2003

Mt. Rainier
Tips for riding the 300 miles around Mt. Rainier.
Published: 2003

NMA FOUR STROKE SILENCER TEST
Testing aftermarket pipes after emphasis was placed on limiting sound emissions.
Published: 2003

North to South
Pull up a chair and ride south with Dennis.
Published: 2003

Olympia
The motorcycle business is hard after work after a large earthquake. How the Nisqually earthquake affected local motorcycle dealers.
Published: 2003

Olympic Peninsula Dual Sport
Some tips and a preview of the upcoming Olympic Penninsula Dual Sport Ride.
Published: 2003

One Mans Motorcycle
Keeping vermin out of your bike.
Published: 2003

Pack It Up
4 great saddle bags for your overnight rides.
Published: 2003

Painting
How to paint a motorcycle by yourself.
Published: 2003

Pony Express 2003
A review of the year's cross country Pony Express ride for breat cancer awareness, sponsored by the Women's Motorcyclists Foundation.
Published: 2003

Powersports Dealers Show
What's new at the Powersports Dealer Show.
Published: 2003

Ride West Insurance 3 PASS BLA$T 2003
The new twists and turns of the 3 Pass Blast. Sponsered by Ride West Insurance
Published: 2003

SBNW 2003 Recap
A recap of the first ever Sportbike Northwest Rally in the Gorge.
Published: 2003

Seattle to Central America
A woman rides her BMW from Seattle to Panama.
Published: 2003

Sidecar and Trike Training
A look at sidecar and trike training classes.
Published: 2003

Sound RIDER! 2003
A look ahead to 2004 for Sound RIDER!
Published: 2003

South to North
Take the ride back home with Dennis Peterson.
Published: 2003

South to North
And now for the conclusion to the epic ride.
Published: 2003

Sportbike Northwest
A preview of the first Spirtbike Northwest event.
Published: 2003

Spring Training
The best skills to work on in the spring, after you haven't ridden for awhile.
Published: 2003

Super September Weekend
Motorcycle events for September 2003.
Published: 2003

Tearing It Down
Prepping your new motorcycle for a ride.
Published: 2003

The American Motorcyclist’s Association
Learn the benefits of being a member of the AMA.
Published: 2003

The Big Decision
Tips on how to choose the best type of motorcycle for your street riding.
Published: 2003

The Long Struggle To The Top
An interview with racer Andy Moore, the lead tech at RMC Motorsports.
Published: 2003

The Northwest Wings Motorcycle Drill Team
History of the Northwest Wings drill team.
Published: 2003

The Reoccurrence of the Numb Bum
The not-so-glamorous details of the yearly Numb Bum race, a 24 hour race competed in -50 degree weather.
Published: 2003

The Return of the 400’s
SR!s April Fools article about manufacturers being forced to create larger bikes for the US.
Published: 2003

The Washington State Five Corners Motorcycle Run
A review of the WA State 5 Corners Motorcycle Run.
Published: 2003

URAL Motorcycles of America
A look at the world of Ural Motorcycles.
Published: 2003

When You’re Hot, You’re HOT!
How to prevent heat exhaustion while riding.
Published: 2003

Wide Open Sports: Motocross and Flat track racing

Published: 2003

ANGELS OF MERCY
Angels of Mercy holds charity rides for the children of war torn areas around the world.
Published: 2002

Cannondale E440
Cannondale E440 Review.
Published: 2002

Dealer Survey 2002
2002 Sound RIDER! dealer survey. Whos has the best motorcycle sales and service in the Pacific Northwest.
Published: 2002

Destination Highways
Brian Bosworth's guide to motorcycling around Washington State.
Published: 2002

Dirt Track Competition in Tacoma
Tommy Hayden is the winner of the Dirt Track Competition in Tacoma.
Published: 2002

Do You Know The Way To Anacortes?
Skip the interstate and enjoy the ride. Take the back way to Anacortes.
Published: 2002

Euro Fun Run
Test rides, gift certificates and swaps at the Euro Fun Run.
Published: 2002

Fast V-Twin
An interview with racer Craig Echols.
Published: 2002

Finding The Perfect Fit
Ladies small? Finding gear that fits.
Published: 2002

Finding The Perfect Fit

Published: 2002

Group Routing

Published: 2002

Guzzi 2002
A look at the Moto Guzzi brand since Aprilia pruchased the company.
Published: 2002

Honda 160 Racing In The Northwest
Group W turns on the heat in the vintage class.
Published: 2002

International Motorcycle Show
A recap of the 2002 International Motorcycle Show.
Published: 2002

Jeannie Mucklestone
Myths and realities of moving violations, from traffic attorney Jeannie Mucklestone.
Published: 2002

Join the Club
A primer on why it's good to be in…10 clubs or more. A look at the best motorcycle clubs.
Published: 2002

Let's Go Photo - Part 1

Published: 2002

Marysville to Darrington Loop
A great Seattle Area Motorcycle ride. Marysville to Darrington Loop.
Published: 2002

Moore, Schwen and Littlejohn…
Winners of the 125 Grand Prix race by WMRRA.
Published: 2002

Moto Mysteries
Where to Dual Sport in Washington State.
Published: 2002

Nelson-Rigg
A review of the SR-5000 "Storm Rider" rainsuit.
Published: 2002

Open Throttle Video
Seattle's first 'extreme' sportbike video?
Published: 2002

Organ Donation
There's more than just signing off on your license.
Published: 2002

Pacific Raceway
Meet the new Seattle International Raceway manager.
Published: 2002

Performance Coatings
New essentials in performance coatings for every part of your motorcycle.
Published: 2002

Rachel Dwyer
Sport Touring her way across the U.S.
Published: 2002

Racing: "Just for Fun"
The real F word in racing.
Published: 2002

Ride West Insurance
Why Ride West has the best insurance policies, even if you don't have a BMW.
Published: 2002

Rob Carpenter
Catching up with a favorite racer, Rob Carpenter
Published: 2002

Russ Tom Interview
A homage to Russ Tom, who passed away in 2008.
Published: 2002

Schwen Works for the Win…
Continued coverage of the WMRRA Grand Prix races.
Published: 2002

Sportbike Modifications

Published: 2002

Super Scooter Shoot Out
Large CC scooters make their way to the US market.
Published: 2002

Take a Demo Ride

Published: 2002

Test Ride: BMW's F650cs
Review of BMW F650CS.
Published: 2002

The Alan Schwen Interview
WMRRA's #1 plate holder for 2001.
Published: 2002

The Continued Growth of Motorcycling
Why the motorcycle industry continues to grow.
Published: 2002

The Governor's Run
A preview of the year's Governor's Run, which started in 1983.
Published: 2002

The Species Is Evolving?
The changing state of motorcyclists.
Published: 2002

Throttle Jockettes
A sportbike motorcycle club for women only.
Published: 2002

Thunder Ride III
The Thunder Ride is a charity event for the Boyer's Children's Clinic.
Published: 2002

Waldron Kawasaki
The newest Kawasaki dealership in Issaquah, WA.
Published: 2002

What's New On Sound RIDER!

Published: 2002

WRRA
The newly formed Washington Road Riders Assoc. leads a movement for motorcyclist rights.
Published: 2002

Ye Old Holiday Wish List 2002
Holiday wish list for Motorcycle Riders.
Published: 2002

2001 Aprilia Models
New European bikes are just what the Northwest ordered.
Published: 2001

2001 Motorcycle Model Preview
Honda makes a splash with ten new bikes for 2002.
Published: 2001

2001 Motorcycle Model Tests
Tom's reviews of the years new models, tested locally.
Published: 2001

2002 Honda Motorcycle Reviews
Review of new models of Honda motorcylces that were new in 2001.
Published: 2001

A Controlled Environment
An explanation of the corner worker's job during races.
Published: 2001

All Weather Dressing

Published: 2001

Antique Cycles Northwest
The process of restoring antique motorcycles, and history of this shop which opened in 1992.
Published: 2001

Buell S3T
Review of Buell S3T.
Published: 2001

Carmen Tom – Part 1
Seattle's Longest Running Motorcycle Dealer.
Published: 2001

CAUTION: Dirt Bikes May Be Habit Forming
Getting back in to dirt bike riding.
Published: 2001

Department of Licensing
2002 Department of Licensing Awards, including 2002 Washington Motorcycle Saftey Program Instructor of the Year.
Published: 2001

Dual Sporting
Where to Ride Dual Sports in Puget Sound.
Published: 2001

DUAL SPORTING 101
Beginners guide to Dual Sporting.
Published: 2001

FILTHY PUP HARE SCRAMBLES OPENER
A review of the yearly NMA Off-road series of events.
Published: 2001

Going South
A motorcyclists playground, the Columbia River Gorge.
Published: 2001

Greg Field
An interview with Greg Field, author of Harley Davidson Evolution Motorcycles.
Published: 2001

Has Off-Road Motorcycling & Multiple Use Rec…
An overview of the anti-off road legislation attempted by WTA (WA Trails Assoc.)
Published: 2001

Hawaiian Harley Holiday
When you're ready to flee the mainland….rent a motorcycle in hawaii.
Published: 2001

Headlight Modulation in Washington State
Kisan Headlight modulators Understanding Washington state laws.
Published: 2001

Helge Pedersen
Helge goes to Iceland.
Published: 2001

Help Fight Dirt Bike Withdrawal Syndrome:
38 activities to do before your next ride on a dirt bike.
Published: 2001

International Motorcycle Show 2001
Some interesting comments provided by readers about the 2001 International Motorcycle Show.
Published: 2001

Joe Rocket Phoenix Jacket
The hot and cold of it.
Published: 2001

KTM 520 E/XC
The Dual Sport choice. A look at KTM's 520 E/XC.
Published: 2001

Lake Washington Technical College
Providing courses for would be motorcycle service tech's.
Published: 2001

Las Vegas Extremes II
A look at the latest "Las Vegas Extremes" video.
Published: 2001

Lynnwood Motoplex
The history and continued growth of Lynnwood Motoplex.
Published: 2001

Mike Sullivan
Interview with Mike Sullivan, WMRRA 2002 season champion.
Published: 2001

Moto International
History of Moto International, a Moto Guzzi dealership.
Published: 2001

Moto-Potato'n
How to find motorcycles on the TV.
Published: 2001

New Racer A-Z
Taking your high speed thrills to the track
Published: 2001

New Racer Grid
A grid of all the new racers.
Published: 2001

Northwest Road Racing Preview
A preview of road racing in Washington state for the 2002 season.
Published: 2001

Numb Bum Part 1

Published: 2001

Pop Dreyer Award
The newest winner of the Pop Dreyer award for sidecar safety.
Published: 2001

Reiner's South Sound Honda
The history of Reiner's South Sound Honda, which started as a jewelry store back in 1920.
Published: 2001

Rich's Custom Seats
Why a custom seat is a geat investment in comfort.
Published: 2001

Ride For A Cause
Riding motorcycles locally for a charitable cause.
Published: 2001

Riding the Numb Bum
Highlights and review from the 24 hour "Numb Bum" motorcyle race in Alberta Canada.
Published: 2001

Rolling Thunder
One of the few shops that still restores Harley Davidsons, as far back as 1912 models.
Published: 2001

Seattle Mile 2001
"Flat track" motorcycle racing from the 1920's is alive and well.
Published: 2001

The Motorsports Restoration Center
A company that can paint your bike to look stock again.
Published: 2001

The Southern Cruisers Riding Club
How to join the Southern Cruisers Riding Club.
Published: 2001

Unplesant Photo Opportunities

Published: 2001

Washington Road Riders Association
An interview with WRRA officer Karen Bolin.
Published: 2001

Winter Projects

Published: 2001

WMRRA
News on the WMRRA racing schedule and how to get involved.
Published: 2001

WMRRA Airfence Fund
WMRRA to purchase Air Fences to prevent riders from hitting walls.
Published: 2001

WMRRA From The Outside
The history and present problems and victories of WMRRA.
Published: 2001

Women Behind The Bubble
A look at women racers, and why they're still under-represented.
Published: 2001

2000 Seattle International Motorcycle Show
The 2000 Seattle International Motorcycle Show.
Published: 2000

98 Valkeryie Trike
Poulsbo's Sue Marshall shows off her sweet 98 Valkerie.
Published: 2000

Alki Sport Bike Show & Food Drive
The annual sport bike ride in Alki.
Published: 2000

All Season Riding

Published: 2000

Bonehead Enduro
Snoqualmie Bonehead Enduro. Celebrating old motorcycles and old motorcycle riders
Published: 2000

Canadian Twist
Forget Europe, Canada is just a day away!
Published: 2000

Cascade Foothills Bypass
Skip I-5 and take the bypass to Portland.
Published: 2000

Chukanut Drive
22 miles of shear pleasure and no stop signs. North of MT. Vernon is Chukanut Drive.
Published: 2000

Custom Classic
Standard and custom paintwork for motorcycles, cars, and helmets.
Published: 2000

Cycle Barn
Jim Boltz on how to run a succesful motorcycle dealership.
Published: 2000

Cyclpath
Engine rebuilds, restoration, and collision repair.
Published: 2000

DEALER SURVEY 2000 REBUTTLE
The 2000 Motorcycle dealer survey. Who's the best in the region?
Published: 2000

Destination Harley-Davidson
A look into what makes this 3-time SR! dealership award winner so successful.
Published: 2000

Dual Sport Gap
If you're under 6' tall what are your choices? Picking a Dual Sport bike that fits.
Published: 2000

Eastside Custom Tours
Offers custom tours, each a week long and headed to a different part of the country.
Published: 2000

Eastside Harley Davidson
The history and success of Eastside Harley Davidson.
Published: 2000

Exit Light/Open Throttle
Seattle Sport Bike Video promotes unsafe riding.
Published: 2000

FLATTRACK RACING
A statewide look at the flat track racing scene.
Published: 2000

Gerbing Heated Clothing
Rider Safer and warmer with heated clothing.
Published: 2000

GPS
Do you need it or just want it? Notes on motorcycle GPS's.
Published: 2000

Honda CB-1
Honda CB-1 Review.
Published: 2000

Honda CBR 929 RRY
Honda CBR 929 RRY Review.
Published: 2000

Hooligan Hack
David Hough's review of the EZS sidecar.
Published: 2000

I-90 Motorsports
The history of I-90 Motorsports.
Published: 2000

Karen Thomson
Riding for a living.
Published: 2000

Keith Thompson
Profile of Eastside H-D's silent partner
Published: 2000

Let me please introduce myself
A joke about Harley riders meeting in virtual bars.
Published: 2000

Mac's Custom Upholstery
Custom upholstery since 1948. Mac's Custom Upholstery.
Published: 2000

Meet The Urquharts
The Brother/Sister Riding Team making motocross a family affair.
Published: 2000

MotoRaid
Ride West BMW's owner, Keith Thye, journals his 1963 ride from Lake Oswego Oregon, to Chile.
Published: 2000

Motorcycle Maintenance Classes
Bret Tkacs at Puget Sound Safety starts the first motorcycle maintenance class in the Puget Sound.
Published: 2000

Mt Baker Loop
Take one or two days to ride this beautiful Mt. Baker loop.
Published: 2000

Nikwax
Waterproofing for every article of clothing.
Published: 2000

Northwest Passage
Gearing up for the Iron Butt.
Published: 2000

NORWESTARS
Meet an organization devoted to the Yamaha Star line of cruisers. The "Norwestars".
Published: 2000

Numb Bum 24-Hour Ice Race, Part 2
Part 2 highlights from the 24 hour "Numb Bum" motorcycle race.
Published: 2000

Okanagan Valley
Canada is but a day away
Published: 2000

Pony Express 2000
Highlights from the Women's Motorcyclist Foundation's "Pony Express 2000"
Published: 2000

RetroBikes
An interview with Terry Kahler, a parts dealer for vintage Japanese bikes.
Published: 2000

Return of the Scooter
Seattle revitalizes the ongoing trend. Scooters are back!
Published: 2000

Richardson's Fall Vacation

Published: 2000

Ride West BMW Takes It to the Next Level
Covering Ride West's move to North Seattle.
Published: 2000

SEAN WILSON
A memorial to one of Seattle's favorite fallen riders.
Published: 2000

Seattle Cossacks
The history of Seattle Cossacks, a stunt riding group that's been around since the 1930s.
Published: 2000

Seattle Cycle Center
Celbrating the 23rd anniversary of Seattle Cycle Center.
Published: 2000

Sound RIDER! Dealer Survey 2000
2000 Dealer Survey Results. Puget Sound's best dealers for motorcycle sales, service and more!
Published: 2000

Street Racing Responses
Our readers speak out about this unspoken taboo of street racing.
Published: 2000

Tacoma Motorcycle Club
A year round motorcycling club based in Tacoma.
Published: 2000

That’s Italian!
Portland goes Italian. Celebrating italian motorcycles.
Published: 2000

The Cascade Loop
500 miles of scenic beauty Riding the Cascade Loop.
Published: 2000

The Cretins
One of Seattle's many Motorcycle clubs.
Published: 2000

Thunder Ride
The Thunder Ride is only in it's 2nd year, but already a huge event.
Published: 2000

Trikes Unlimited
Get your motorcycle converted to a trike in less than a month.
Published: 2000

VERMIN
A club for owners of the Honda Valkyrie.
Published: 2000

VME Isle of Vashon
Vintage Motorcycle Enthusiasts "Isle of Vashon" event.
Published: 2000

Washington Motorcycle Road Racing Association
What's up ahead for WMRRA.
Published: 2000

Who's Working On Your Bike?

Published: 2000

Why I Didn't Wave
Why do motorcyclists wave? Why I sometimes don't.
Published: 2000

YSR Racing in the Northwest
A small bike that's great for racing on the track.
Published: 2000

Beat The Heat

Published: 1999

Border Riders Motorcycle Club
The history of and present day activities of the Border Riders, a club for gay motorcyclists.
Published: 1999

Café Veloce
A café packed with Italian motorcycle racing memorabilia.
Published: 1999

Clinton Land Grab
Are we losing our offroad motorcycle rights?
Published: 1999

Ducati Seattle
An interview with Dave Roosevelt of Ducati Seattle.
Published: 1999

European Motorcycles, Inc.
Restoration and repair of vintage European motorcycles.
Published: 1999

Gary Crow
A profile Seattle's KZOK Harley Riding DJ.
Published: 1999

Ladies of Harley
News on the Pathways for Women charity event.
Published: 1999

Lake Sammamish Loop
A winter ride right for anytime of the year.
Published: 1999

Olympia, WA to Riverside, CA
A ride from WA to Riverside, CA.
Published: 1999

Olympic Loop
Meet the real Northwest, ride this Olympic loop!
Published: 1999

Ride West's Sales are Parr and more!
Original Ride West BMW feature from 1999.
Published: 1999

Riders for Health
Assistance organization that provides motorcycles to deliver medications into hard to reach areas.
Published: 1999

Seattle International Motorcycle Show
Highlights from the 1999 Seattle International Motorcycle Show.
Published: 1999

Seattle Mile
Seattle's biggest race - the 2000 feature.
Published: 1999

Skagit Harley-Davidson
History of Skagit Harley-Davidson.
Published: 1999

Soul Mate Search
Finding true love on a motorcycle.
Published: 1999

Suzuki GSX 1300R- Hayabusa
Suzuki GSX 1300R Hayabusa Review
Published: 1999

The Northwest Scooter Enthusiasts
Scooter organization based in Seattle since 1997.
Published: 1999

University Honda/Yamaha
A family owned and operated motorcycle dealership in Capitol Hill, Seattle.
Published: 1999

Used Bike Shortage
Summer of 99 saw a shortage of new bikes.
Published: 1999

Vintage Motorcycle Enthusiasts
Vintage motorcycle enthusiasts get together to show off their bikes.
Published: 1999

Washington State BMW Riders Club
Riding club for BMW and other riding enthusiasts.
Published: 1999

Women on Wheels
Riding club for women.
Published: 1999

Parking in the Big Cities

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Progressive Insurance

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