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7 Wonders of the Columbia River Gorge: Part 1

NEW - Unlike the original 7 Wonders of the World, when it comes to the Columbia River Gorge, there are 7 man-made wonders still intact. During a visit to the Rally in the Gorge (8/22-26) you can visit all seven during the 5 days of the rally and we'll be providing routes to each of these.

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  Around the Pacific Northwest

Sasquatch Dual Sport GPS Adventure Tour 2019

NEW - It's time to return to Idaho and see the best the state has to offer. This year's tour explores Moon Pass, The Lolo Motorway, Magruder Corridor, Railroad Ridge, Hells Canyon and more.

Click here for more details and to register today!

Oregon's Emigrant Trail

NEW - Thanks to generations of road builders, you can glide along this great stretch of roadway. All motorcycles welcome.

Mastering Idaho's Magruder Corridor

NEW - Central Idaho is a wasteland of fire-ravaged wilderness. Without too many roads, it is possible to travel across an historic wagon trail made popular during the gold rush and experience stunning sights few others do. Are you up for the challenge?


SR!@20: Part 4

NEW - 2019 marks Sound RIDER!'s 20th year. In this segment, we look at the way tech has changed over the last decade. Several re-dos of our magazine layout, battling an 800 pound gorilla, and making it all function seemingly seamlessly in the background.

PNW Moto Coffee REV-olution

NEW - You love motorcycles, you love coffee, and you love a place with personality. Discover 5 moto coffee themed outlets in the Pacific Northwest and a cup to brew at home next time it rains on your ride day.

Job Opening

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

 2019 Sound RIDER! Events

Cafe to Cafe:   Now through September 30

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.

Click here for more details and to register today!

Rally in the Gorge: August 21-25

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.

Click here for more details and to register today!

Sasquatch Dual Sport GPS Adventure Tour:

July 22-26

It's time to return to Idaho and see the best the state has to offer.

Click here for more details and to register today!

 Beyond the Pacific Northwest

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.

North Pole Perimeter Ride

NEW - Having succesfully completed a ride around the Antarctic perimeter in December, Liam Stewart prepares to complete his tour of the poles with a 314-mile-long perimeter ride around the North Pole. Read our exclusive interview with this ice-breaking adventure rider.

European Touring: Part 3

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.

  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 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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Café to Café


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