Sound RIDER! 2013 Events
Save the dates in 2013
Wow. Here we are, 14 years later, busier than ever. Over the last
month we’ve had a lot of readers/riders inquiring about our 2013
event lineup so they can save the dates. We’ve nailed down the dates
and the events, so here you go!
Fever Challenge - 12/21/2012 to 3/19/2013
Sure, we’ve got plenty going on in spring and summer. In the
fall we're busy planning and preparing for the
International Motorcycle Show. But what to do when winter comes?
You’re stuck in your house, condo or apartment and you need to get
out! And there are always a few days here and there of blue sky. So
the challenge is to hit a cabin or two at a state park and enjoy a
little winter touring. More details to come in the December issue of
Café to Café Grand Tour – April 1 to September 30
Now in its 5th year! Sign up and you‘ll receive a list
of 15 cafes scattered throughout the Northwest. The challenge is to
visit every one of them. Riders who hit all 15 receive a unique
framed award worthy of being placed on the wall at home, or maybe in
the service area of your garage. Look for 15 all new cafes on the
list this year; we rarely repeat any. But whether or not you hit all
15, the good news is you’ve got a list of tasty fun places to eat
wherever you ride in the Northwest.
Trip 2013 – June 24 to 28
The Road Trip tour series takes on a new shape this year by adding a theme. We can’t tell you what the theme is
for 2013 yet, but we can tell you this: it involves oddities—many
oddities—plus hot pools and some awesome paved roads that are way off
the beaten path. Once we have the final details, you’ll see a
headline on the Sound RIDER! front page revealing all.
Photo: The ultimate sacrifice. Taking out the
ride guide with a ball point pen on the altar at Stonehenge in
Goldendale, Washington during the 2012 Road Trip tour.
The Rally in the Gorge – July 31 to August 4
We return to the Columbia River Gorge for 5 days, 4 nights
and too much fun! It’s too soon to post a schedule and details, but
you can be certain it’s packed full of great learning sessions,
entertainment and stunning rides. We’re revamping the
Friday/Saturday door prize format and Connie is already hard at work
getting together great items for that as well as the silent auction.
Thanks to everyone who provided valuable feedback following the 2012
Dual Sport & Adventure Tour – August 19 to 23
Some say the 2012 Squatch tour may have been the best yet. Well …
we’re gonna have to top it then! And TOP we will as we once again
ride to the top of the world, Northwest style, and conquer the many
terrains that abound in this great region. This year’s tour will
explore parts of southeast and central Oregon including extinct
volcanoes, a hot pool or two, some cool geology, the desert and the
eastern reaches of the Cascades range. And we will find a Sasquatch—because we always do!
Photo - Adjusting to the elevation at 10,000
feet above sea level along the 2012 Sasquatch route.
SR! NW MC Display at the International Motorcycle Show –
December 13-15 (tentative)
13 years ago, we created one of the most popular reasons people
visit the International Motorcycle Show each year in Seattle—the
Northwest Motorcycle Display. You’ll be able to view some of the
most unique motorcycles from all over the Northwest, and if you have
one to show we want to know about it.
So there you have it. An action packed 2013 from the first month
right up to the last. Choose your event or events, block out the
time and we’ll see you there!