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  Pendleton Bike Week       

  Sweet 16 - 1999-2015

NEW - 16 key events showing how Sound RIDER! got here today - We're 16 years old this month! Get an inside look at the events that shaped Sound RIDER! through the years.

NEW - Publisher interview - Don your headphones, do some yard work and listen to an in-depth interview with our publisher.

  Focus on Adventure

WABBQDR - Take the new tour

NEW - Whether you ride in the dirt, or you're a full pavement type, everyone can jump on board and dig into these Washington BBQ destinations.

10 motorcycle luggage tips

NEW - Adding a set of panniers to your bike? We check in with the pros at Happy Trails for their wisdom on the the right way to go about it.

Long Beach ADV ride

NEW - From Portland or Seattle, you could be in Long Beach by noon, exploring all the stretch has to offer both on and off pavement.

Rally Raid Products taps Oregon's Giant Loop

NEW - Bend, Oregon's Giant Loop is growing again, this time handling North American distribution for another manufacturer.

ROK Straps

NEW - Discovering a long-time favorite item many riders never leave home without. Ditch the bungees with this no-hooks-attached must-have.

On the trail to adventure

NEW - One rider recounts his transition from minimalist backpack-carrying wanderer, to stepping up to the real gear.

  Also in this issue...

Pendleton Bike Week

NEW - Get a first hand look at what to expect at the inaugural event that starts with a bang!


The Sound RIDER! Show

SHOW - Tom and Derek cover all the latest Pacific Northwest Motorcycling news and events. Derek reveals his boo-boo from riding off-road in Idaho while working up material for our summer adventure issue, and more.

  Regular features...

Tips & Tricks

EVOLVE - Mesh gear reality, beating back bacteria, expressing your need for 3 seconds of space, buying tires on the internet and making pre-determined stops. Learn new tips and tricks each month right here.


UPDATED - Hell's Canyon Rally, Puppy Putt, Angel Ride for Hospice, Cruzin' for Critters II, Gold Wing Mystery Ride, and more. Check out everything that's going on this month.

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.


Used Bikes

BUY USED - Looking for a used bike? We've got hundreds across all makes, models and styles. Grab your next ride today.


UPDATED - Get the latest on all the new gear and services.


  2015 Sound RIDER! events...

Rally in the Gorge

8/26-30, 2015 - Check out the latest schedule updates, watch the promotional video, sign up for the mailing list and don't miss the 13th annual celebration of 5 days, 4 nights and TOO MUCH FUN.

Napa/Sonoma - The Ultimate Road Trip

 10/5-9 2015 - We're chasing summer into fall with this five-day tour of the volcano, wine and coastal redwoods of California. Join in.

Cafe to Cafe Grand Tour

Now through 9/30 2015 - 15 tasty locations you can enjoy throughout the summer. Ride to eat, eat to ride! Register today!


  Now in the Sound RIDER! store...

Vapor Solar Performance T - Long Sleeve - SAVE 15%NEW - Vapor Solar Long Sleeve T's - Long sleeve t's perfect for wicking excess heat with an added UPF rating.

BEAT THE HEAT - Techniche evaporative cooling vests - Our summer stock has arrived!

KEEP YOUR COOL - Wicking base layers, evaporative cooling and more.

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