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The Lost Coast - Part 1

NEW - Explore the first of two rides along California's Lost Coast.

This one is all paved - if you can call it that...

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  Around the Pacific Northwest

Rally in the Gorge

NEW - Read the April rally newsletter and get yourself up to date about the Maryhill Clinic, taste treats we have in store, trail treats for dual sport ADV riders and more.

Riding solo... through the PNW and Canada... as a woman...

NEW - Marcia McGuire works her way through the PNW and Canada finding out what it's like to ride solo as a woman.


2018 Sound RIDER! Demographic Results

After 19 years, we're seeing changes in the marketplace. Who's reading, where do they live, what do they ride and much more.

The State of Jefferson

NEW - Come take a history lesson through what could have been its own state here in the Pacific Northwest.

Enjoy the read and the ride with SR! contributor Andrew Cherney

Cascade Motorcycle Safety Spring Seminars

NEW - Sound RIDER! and Cascade Motorcycle Safety team up to present several FREE informative seminars in April and May. Register today while there's still space.

Sound RIDER! Tech Update

NEW - As we near our 20th anniversary, it's time to take a look at what's making it all work in the background.

2018 Services Directory

UPDATED - Check out our collection of Pacific Northwest Motorcycle services so you can make the most of your bike and your ride.

 Beyond the Pacific Northwest

Tips For Riders Over 50

NEW - Do you fade in the afternoon on a day ride? Check out these tips that will perk you up and keep you in a happy state, no matter what time of day it is.


Racer Tour FHH gloves

NEW - Designed with heated hand grips in mind, Derek Roberts reviews the latest from the Austrian manufacturer.

The Eyes Have It

NEW - The secret to safer riding starts with getting the eyes up.

Gear Cleaning

NEW - Spring has sprung and it's time to get your gear cleaned up for the riding season ahead.

Digital Migration

NEW - Why are so many national magazines moving to quarterly issues and still producing in print, ultimately at the expense of their readers' enrichment and entertainment? 

  2018 Sound RIDER! Events

Cafe to Cafe Grand Tour, March 1 - September 30

15 tasty cafes spread across the entire Pacific Northwest. Hit each target at your leisure, enjoy delicious food, and live to tell about it.

Road Trip GPS Tour, May 21-25

It's year 10 and we're going to look at Oregon in a whole new way. Enjoy some of the best back roads in the PNW and experience some interesting sights. We provide the route and a good time, you ride at your own pace.

Sasquatch Dual Sport GPS Adventure Tour, June 11-15

Our 13th Annual Squatch Tour celebrates the Oregon Cascades and hidden parts of Central and Eastern Oregon as we search for the Fuzzy One. We provide the route and a good time, you ride at your own pace.

The 16th Annual Rally in the Gorge, August 22-26

SWEET 16! Join us in the Columbia River Gorge for 5 days of riding, 4 nights of camaraderie, 3 stunning volcanoes, and TOO MUCH FUN!

  Regular Features and Columns

The Sound RIDER! Show

SHOW - Tom and Derek cover the latest Pacific Northwest motorcycling news and events. Enjoy discussion about current happenings and interviews with local businesses and key players. Grab your headphones and enjoy.


UPDATED - Where to watch flat track racing, club rides for non-members and more. Do you need an excuse to ride? We can help.

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.

Tips & Tricks

NEW - an all-new round of sensible ideas for the sensible rider. That's you, right?


UPDATED - Check out the latest dealer specials, newest products, and coolest events.

Available Now Inside the Sound RIDER! Store

NEW FROM OUTDOOR RESEARCH - Seattle Sun Sombrero - The all-new Seattle Sun Sombrero is the perfect choice for spring and summer off-the-bike attire.

ALL YOU NEED IN ONE PACKAGE - Tire Air/Care/Repair - We've put together a tire all-in-one-kit that includes a top grade pump, repair kit, and in-line gauge for just $100.

RIDE WARM - Base Layers, Heat Packs, Toasty Socks and more - We're here to help you stay comfortable and focused on your ride.

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

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