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2016 Sound RIDER! Events Announced

NEW - By popular demand, we've released our event dates for 2016 now. Get the dates for Sasquatch, The Rally in the Gorge, the Road Trip tour, Cafe to Cafe and more here.

  Around the Pacific Northwest

Learn about the two sides of Truitt Motorcycle Education

NEW - Meet Jesse Murphy. He can coach you solo - both on the road, or in the shop.

Dust? We don't do dust

NEW - Looking for some quality time with other riders without having to ride in a group, eat dust or follow others? We pondered just this some years ago ourselves.

Gordon's Heated Clothing

RECENTLY PUBLISHED - The man and family synonymous with inventing heated clothing for motorcyclists in the Pacific Northwest returns with new gear and revives their lifetime warranty.

Hydro-touring in the Pacific Northwest

RECENTLY PUBLISHED - You like hot pools, hot springs or hot tubs? How about twice a day? Create your own hydro tour with our special guide.

  Rider know-how

Chain Replacement Breakdown

NEW - With all the hap-hazard information about replacing chains on the internet, wouldn't it be nice to have a concise article telling you all you need to know in one place?

We went to work and did just that.

Fuel thy adventure

NEW - You know how it goes, it's awhile before your next gas stop and you need to eat now. Derek Roberts reveals 5 snacks from around the Pacific Northwest that are worthy of being packed in with your gear.

Powersport Tire Inflator by SlimeThe 10 essentials you don't ride without

RECENTLY PUBLISHED - Whether you're taking off on a 10 minute errand, or a 10 day tour, always carry these 10 essentials when you ride.


5 ADV skills to master now

RECENTLY PUBLISHED - Before you take off on your next off-pavement adventure, take a few tips from the pros who know.

  Regular features and columns

The Sound RIDER! Show

SHOW - Tom and Derek cover the latest Pacific Northwest Motorcycling news and events, then the guys look at the recent Portland Motorcycle Show from three sides including their take, readers take and interviews with some of the vendors.  Grab your headphones and enjoy.


UPDATED - Flat track racing, turkey runs, a chili cookoff, time with Santa and a winterization clinic. Check out all the listings.

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 products from Best Rest, a new comic style book about the life of Steve McQueen, the newest video of highlights from this year's Isle of Man and much more.

Tips & Tricks

EVOLVE - Fall is a great time to get into those little projects you've been holding off on, so we're focused on your home workshop. Calipers, cleaners, towels are more are covered this month.

Communities Pages

UPGRADED - Enhance your passion for a particular riding style by using our Communities pages to locate upcoming events, area clubs, used and hot deal bikes specific to a riding style and of course dealers and service providers. Jump in now!

  Now in the Sound RIDER! store...

NEW - OR Helium Rain Gear - ultra-light-ultra-small rain gear that breathes out but not in.

NEW - The Sound RIDER! Key EZ - Simplify how and where you store your keys and save your ignition at the same time.

NEW - Cycle Pump and EZ Air Gauge now with an optional 90 degree air chuck.

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Dualsport Northwest Rally 8/29-9/1 2014


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