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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


  Around the Pacific Northwest

Cascade Motorcycle Safety Spring Seminars

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.

Days of Wine, Water & Wheat

NEW - Break out your atlas and follow along with this five-day ride around Washington.

Cycle BC

NEW - Interesting rental options for Northwest riders, even if you hadn't contemplated doing a rental any time soon. Find out why.

Pacific Riding School

NEW - Find out the ways rider training north of the border is different than what we do in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

 Beyond the Pacific Northwest

Gear Cleaning

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

The Eyes Have It

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

Racer Tour FHH Gloves

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

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 Model Overview

NEW - We're excited for many of the new models that will hit showroom floors starting this spring. Style, innovation and technology are at their highest levels yet. It's a great time to be a rider!

Trip Planning: Part 2

NEW - Planning a domestic trip? How about some international travel? Maybe a group tour? We've got tips on how to make the most of it before you go.

Missed Part 1 - CLICK HERE

  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 Moto GP, 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

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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Avon Motorcycle Tires


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