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100 + Honda Motorcycles arrive in Tacoma for Master Collector Exhibit

NEW - Master Collector Brown M. Maloney of Sequim, Washington, shares a fair chunk of his large Honda motorcycle collection at the new exhibit showing now at America's Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington.

  Around the Pacific Northwest

Covered Bridge Loop Ride

NEW - Oregon is home to more covered bridges than any other state west of the Rockies. Take a ride together with editor Andy Cherney and seek out these noble treasures along the west side of the Oregon Cascades.

Goodbye Moto International

NEW - Dave Richardson laments the passing of this iconic Pacific Northwest dealer. He also shares an interesting story you probably didn't know.

Snoqualmie Trident Dual Sport Ride

NEW - Derek Roberts reveals the three paths of travel along Snoqualmie's north, middle and south tentacles. Looking for a dual sport ride near Seattle? This is about as close as you'll get.

2019 Sound RIDER! Event Dates

NEW - It's that time of year when employers are hammering staff for 2019 vacation plans. Click through to see our schedule of moto events you'll surely want to be in on. Additional details of each are coming in the next issue.

Scouring the Scablands

NEW - Fall riding season is just beginning here in the Pacific Northwest. With cooler temps on the horizon, there's no better time to explore this awesome area of Washington state on pavement or dirt.

Monte Christo Super 8

NEW - A dual sport ride in the Columbia Gorge that will get you spinning around and around.

 Beyond the Pacific Northwest

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.

Suzuki recalls majority of GSXR units sold between 2004-2013 with a $100 incentive

NEW - If you own a GSXR built between 2004-2013, you may need a new front brake master cylinder and Suzuki will pay you $100 to take care of the recall by November 30th.

2018 Photo Awards Call Out

NEW - It's that time of year when we corral all the best moto-photos and dole out the prizes. Give us your best shot from 2018.

Media Blitz

NEW - Times change, and the way we enjoy a relaxing Sunday morning has gone beyond stuffing our homes full of fireplace kindling. The time has come for you to re-tool your Sunday read.

In Search of Motorcycle Super Models

NEW - The trials and tribulations of finding riders to photograph from a journalist's point-of-view.

  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.

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POPULAR NOW - Self-guided GPS Tours of the Pacific Northwest - Choose from paved and dual sport/adventure routes.

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NEW FROM OUTDOOR RESEARCH - Seattle Sun Sombrero - The all-new Seattle Sun Sombrero is the perfect choice for spring and summer off-the-bike attire.

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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Dualsport Northwest Rally


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