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2018 Sound RIDER! dates announced


Mark your calendars now for a fun year of riding ahead


NEW - Great ride, great locations and good times lie just ahead.

  Around the Pacific Northwest

Post Fire Touring 2017

NEW - Whether you ride a street bike, or dual sport, check out where to view this summer's burns after the smoke clears. Time to plan an eerie October ride.

Road Ride: Fossil to Shaniko

NEW - Gas up in Fossil and get ready to have an awesome time!

Fall Dual Sport fun: Mowich Lake

NEW - The easy-breezy dual sport ride with some stunning views of Mt. Rainier

Adventure Motorsports: New era, new location

NEW - Scott McMillan and his crew find new digs in an easy-to-reach location in the heart of Monroe, Washington. Read more...

 Beyond the Pacific Northwest

Becoming a daily commuter

NEW - As commuting habits change, we're seeing less and less motorcycle/scooter commuters. It's time to connect the dots and know how to do it right.

International Motorcycle Show

NEW - There's no IMS event in the Pacific Northwest this year, so we travelled to LA to see its only west coast appearance. And here's what we saw.

Modern Day Tire Sense?

We take a close look at what you need to get out of a jam. If you don't already carry tire repair and inflation gear, you could save hundreds in towing charges by reading this.


Riding solo as a woman

You don't have to be a woman to learn something from Jessica Dally on how to set out solo on your bike. There's something for everyone here.


ARCHIVE - What can you learn from watching crash videos on YouTube? RNickeyMouse thinks quite a bit

  2018 Sound RIDER! Events

Click here for upcoming 2018 Sound RIDER! event details

  Rider Know-How

Creating your own tool kit

ARCHIVE - Most new bikes come with a spark plug wrench and thats about it. What!? Order up a kit specific to your bike, or build your own.

Mastering the throttle

ARCHIVE - A critical key to a smooth ride lies in your right hand

Tips & Tricks

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

Reading the road

ARCHIVE - All the tricks they never taught you during rider training, that will have you knowing what's happening in advance

  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.


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

Available Now Inside the Sound RIDER! Store

NEW COLORS - Right Angle Replacement Valve Stems - We've added Electron Blue and Orange to the mix.

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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Sportbike Northwest Rally


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