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The Rally in the Gorge 2021 - UPDATED!

Get the latest highlights on this year's event as it returns to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

We've updated the information with more details about how the rally is coming together.

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  Around the Pacific Northwest

Destination: McMinnville

Looking to make a multi-day trip where you can overnight in the same town each night? McMinnville has great roads surrounding it and all the amenities a rider needs.

Ducati Happenings

A new V4 Adventure bike, new gear, and a shop reopening in Washington.

The Rattlesnake 400

A 400 mile loop ride through the more desolate areas of eastern Washington and Oregon.

Café to Café Grand Tour - play now through September 30

There are 15 eateries scattered around the Pacific Northwest you can venture to any time between now and September 30. Once you complete all 15, you'll join the list of others to recieve your one-of-a-kind certificate of completion. Ride to Eat, Eat to Ride!

Click here for details about this year's grand tour and to register for your packet now.

 Beyond the Pacific Northwest

Product review: Garmin’s Zumo XT GPS

The latest, the brightest and the best value in a Zumo yet.

Beating the heat

Protecting your skin and keeping it wet is the name of the game when things boil over.

Isle of Manx

How a favorite motorcycle got its name, how a car race became a motorcycle race, and how a funny mutation occured before everything else. Let the Celtic history roll.

Riding with the Spices

You like to ride motorcycles, but you have other passions as well. Enjoy some food for thought on how to round out your next adventure with a few more of your favorites.

ARCHIVE FAVORITE: Back in the old days

All this talk about 21st technology in the new models makes one wonder what it must have been like to travel by motorcycle 100 years ago.


2021 Dual Sport Releases

Get our take on the latest lightweight and middleweight contenders coming to a showroom near you.

  2021 Sound RIDER! Events - Sign up today!

Café to Café  Grand Tour:  March 1-September 30

Visit 15 Pacific Northwest cafés and recieve a commemorative plaque unique to you. Food is always a great reason to ride. Ride to Eat - Eat to Ride!

Click here for details about this year's grand tour and to register for your packet now.

The Rally in the Gorge: August 25th-29th

The Columbia National Scenic Gorge Area is a world-class riding destination. Our rally is built for Touring, Adventure, Sport Bike, and Dual Sport riders. Explore the Gorge in ways you never knew before.

Click here for details about the upcoming rally and to register.

Sasquatch Self-guided Dual Sport GPS Adventure Tours

Although we won't have an official tour for 2021, you can pick up a copy of a previous tour book and GPS routes, then map out your adventure and ride on!

Click here to see all your options.

Road Trip Self-guided GPS Tours

Although we won't have an official tour for 2021, you can pick up a copy of a previous tour book and GPS routes, then map out your road trip and let it rip!

Click here to see all your options.

  Regular Features and Columns

The Sound RIDER! Show

SHOW - We cover the latest Pacific Northwest motorcycling news and events. Enjoy discussions 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 on 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 books, dealer specials, newest products, and coolest events.

Available Now Inside the Sound RIDER! Store.

MULTI-PURPOSE GEAR FOR YOUR RIDE AND COVID 19 - Learn what gear you may be using while riding that will double as a safety add-on during the pandemic. If you don't have it, we do.

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.

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Sport Touring Northwest Rally


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