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Café to Café Grand Tour 2019

NEW - The grand tour starts March 1st and continues through the end of September. Now in its 11th year, treat yourself to 15 cafés scattered around the Pacific Northwest and their twisty counterparts.

CLICK HERE to read more and register today

  Around the Pacific Northwest

2019 Sound RIDER! Event Overview

NEW - We've spent the last decade creating and refining some of the Pacific Northwest's best-loved events. Which ones will you want to slot into your calendar for 2019?

SR!@20: Part 1

2019 marks Sound RIDER!'s 20th year. Enjoy the first in a series of inside looks at how we pulled it together all these years and made riding motorcycles in the Pacific Northwest a better experience for anyone who wanted it.

Mercer Island

NEW - Sure - it's grey and wet, but you never know when a nice day might come along in the dead of winter...

2019 Pacific Northwest Calendar Submissions

NEW - It's time to submit your 2019 events to the Sound RIDER! Calendar, the largest compilation of motorcycle events in the region. Begin by checking to see if your event(s) have already been listed. If not, use the 'CLICK HERE to post an event link near the top of the page.

Picnic at Port Alice: Part 2

NEW - Fiction from the Pacific Northwest about riding motorcycles along Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

ALSO - Missed it? Read Part 1 here

Optimum Performance

How two track junkies turned a passion into a three dimensional business, starting with track days, then service and now the Aprila and Moto Guzzi lines in Kirkland.

 2019 Sound RIDER! Event Updates

Cafe to Cafe   3/1-9/30

Advance Registration is open now

Rally in the Gorge   8/21-25

Advance Registration is open now

Road Trip GPS Tour: Vancouver Island   5/13-17

Registration opens in February. More details in the February issue of Sound RIDER!

Sasquatch Dual Sport GPS Adventure Tour   7/22-26

Registration opens in March. More details in the March issue of Sound RIDER!

 Beyond the Pacific Northwest

Digital Carpetbaggers

How two world travelers over-stay their welcome on the road year-round and manage to swindle their book publisher at the same time. Report by Saul Bishop.

European Touring: Part 2

NEW - Thinking about heading over the pond for some touring? What was true in the 20th century has changed in the 21st. Take it from a girl who knows all about it.

ALSO - Missed it? Read Part 1 here

Fall & Winter Moto Projects

NEW - Your bike may soon be going into suspended animation, but we have ways to help the two of you get a few things done as the colder days settle in.

  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, 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 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

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.

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 $110.

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Sport Touring Northwest Rally


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