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A few of our favorite stays

Fall is a great time to plan out a few destinations for next year. We spell out a few of our favorites.

Photo: McMenamin's Edgefield Hotel near Portland, Oregon.

  Around the Pacific Northwest

The Snoqualmie River Trident

3 short easy dual sport rides just east of Seattle.

Oregon’s Five Covered Bridges Day Loop

Who doesn’t like a covered bridge? In Oregon there are plenty to see and ride through.

Idaho's Scenic Byways

Make your way from Lewiston/Clarkston to the Utah border on 4 of the most beautiful roads in the Pacific Northwest.

Destination: Central Oregon

Imagine if you had 5 days to go ride some of the best motorcycling roads in the Pacific Northwest. Not to mention all the other see-and-dos and scrumptious food along the way. Central Oregon is calling.

 Beyond the Pacific Northwest

Garmin Zumo fixes

Failed map upgrades and lack of memory incidents have a lot of Garmin owners scratching their heads. Is your Zumo a brick, or can it be saved?

Fall to-do's

Time to work up your punch list and take advantage of the colder days ahead.

ARCHIVE FAVORITE: Electrical Gremlins

How ready are you for the moment when your headlight, tailight, or blinker lights fail?

ARCHIVE FAVORITE: Motorcycle Smartphone Photography

Everyone has a camera nowadays. But until you learn some basics, your photos are probably lagging behind the pros. A few simple tips will notch your skills up a level or two.

  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.

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IN STOCK! - Tire Repair & Care - Whether you need a tire repair kit to fix tube or tubeless tires; refills on patches, inserts, and glue; or a decent in-line air gauge that's easy to work with, we've got it all.

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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