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Ride Report: Oregon Coastal Detours

Into the Woods

NEW - What better way to break up the day, than blend miles of scenic coastline with a few romps through the nearby woods on some of the best roads in America. However, time and nature have a way of changing things up. Find out the lastest on a few of our favorites.

  Around the Pacific Northwest

Volcano Tour 2018

NEW - 8 volcanos, 8 National Forests, plenty of awesome miles make for a road tour that will heat up the end of your summer.

Pacific Northwest Bike Nights

NEW - What could be better than riding your bike to a gathering of other fellow enthusiasts and sharing the eye candy, camraderie and good times that go with it?

Ashland Loop

NEW - There's more going on in Oregon's Ashland than the Shakespere Festival. Check out this awesome loop tour that will have you turning and learning all day long.

Carmen Tom

ARCHIVE - One of the PNW's most important ambassadors of two-wheeling has passed. We celebrate Carmen Tom's life with a replay of our interview from 2001.

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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 Beyond the Pacific Northwest

Will the Real Dr. G, please step forward

NEW - Take a living rider from Montana, a deceased icon from Colorado and get them communicating about motorcycle tips.


High Blood Pressure? Hypertension?

NEW - How many riders suffer from one of these two dreaded issues? LOTS! We offer 10 tips you can use before, during and after your ride to get it all under control

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.

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.

  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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Dualsport Northwest Rally


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