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Fall Riding Ideas

NEW - As autumn chases summer away, some riders think it's time to put their bikes away. Hardly!

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  Around the Pacific Northwest

1929 Serum Run Re-enactment

NEW - Learn about the courageous lifesaving medical delivery from Seattle to Ellensburg in 1929 and how you can join in for the re-enactment ride.

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US 395 - Pendleton to John Day

NEW - This multi-summit roller coaster knocks our socks off every-time we ride it. Note to self - leave socks at home.

Takeaways from the demise of NobleRush

NEW - Never has a closure of dealers struck the Pacific Northwest with the magnitude that was felt on September 19, 2019 when all five Noble Rush locations closed. How did it get to this point?

SR!@20: Part 6 - Book Publishing

NEW - 2019 marks Sound RIDER!'s 20th year. In this segment, we look at how book publishing played a pivotal role in the survival of the online magazine.

Job Opening

NEW - We've got an immediate job opening for an entry level Digital Media Assistant. See more here

 Sound RIDER! Events

Cafe to Cafe:   The 2020 event starts March 1st

Ride anytime from now through summer. Knock off each cafe one at a time while enjoying the great food and roads that await you along the way.

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Rally in the Gorge: August 26-30 2020 - MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW!

Whether you ride a sport bike, dual sport, sport touring mount, or adventure bike, there's something for everyone at the Rally in the Gorge. Advance registration is open now.

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 Beyond the Pacific Northwest

Motorcycle Sex Celebrates 25 Years

25 years ago, Dr. Gregory Frazier provided unique commentary, photos and illustrations that Sigmund Freud would have most certainly found insightful. The tongue-in-check guide to all things meaningful is back in limited supply.

Click here to read Dr. Fraziers overview of the last 25 years.

Click here to order your autographed collectible while supplies last.

Across America by Motorcycle

NEW - One of the best books about touring America - originally written in 1922 just got better! The new, fully annotated Centennial Edition reveals a lot more than we got in the first go-around.

Motorcycle Helmet Care

NEW - Maintaining the face shield, exterior, and interior all lead to longer helmet life that improves your riding ability and rids you of the festering bio-farm on your skull.

  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. A smartcast for smart riders.


UPDATED - Where to watch flat track racing, bike nights, 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 going on 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. Updated often.

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

RFID BLOCKING WALLETS - Don't let your ID and credit cards get scammed. We've just added a number of RFID blocking wallets from Big Skinny

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

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WE KNOW HOW TO RIDE WARM - MSL Base Layers - The warmest base layers on the market, hands down.

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Rally in the Gorge


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