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A Message About COVID-19 for Motorcyclists

We motorcyclists understand risk more than the average person. We think about risk when we choose the color of our riding gear or how we dress, when we take rider training courses, when we maintain and farkle our bikes, and every time we retract the kickstand and head down the road. The COVID-19 pandemic is here and it is having a profound effect on our health, our healthcare systems, and our economic security. It is also affecting our favorite motorcycle...

In This Moment

An hour or so out of Sedona, Arizona, the red rock ridgelines provide a natural border to the sharpest and clearest blue sky I can remember. Purple wildflowers announce spring in the high desert, and the cool morning air delivers their sweet fragrance, stimulating dormant parts of my technology-anaesthetized senses. My physical body is doing what it was designed to do, embracing the low temperature by pumping extra blood (adrenaline, perhaps?), and the high is clean and the dialogue...

Budget Beemer: R 1150 RS

I’ve had nine BMWs since 1976, eight of them were bought new. Currently, I have a 2016 R 1200 RS still under warranty and I’ve almost never been a guy to have more than one bike in my garage. But in June, I flew to Sacramento, California to buy a 2004 R 1150 RS with 57,000 miles on it—my first used BMW and exactly the same color as the one I bought new in 2004. I kept asking people...

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202017AprAll Day19North Georgia Classic(All Day) Quality Inn - Helen, GA, 15 Yonah Street

202024Apr(Apr 24)12:00 PM26(Apr 26)12:00 PMOHIO RA SPRING CAMP-OUT12:00 PM - 12:00 PM (26)

202025Apr(Apr 25)1:00 PM26(Apr 26)3:00 PMCANCELLED_35th Annual Motorcycle Flea Market and MotoExpo1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (26) Winnebago County Fairgrounds, 500 W 1st St, Pecatonica, IL 61063


202001MayAll Day0330TH GEORGIA MOUNTAIN RALLY [POSTPONED](All Day) Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road

202001May10:00 AM03(May 3)12:00 PMThe Mini Rally - cancelled due to Coronavirus10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (3)

202001May12:00 PM03(May 3)12:00 PM6th Hopewell Road Rally - cancelled due to the coronavirusEarthworks Rally 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM (3)

202001May12:00 PM03(May 3)12:00 PMFrosty Nutz CampoutYB Frosty Nutz Campout12:00 PM - 12:00 PM (3) Wilgus State Park, 3985 Route 5, Weathersfield, VT 05156

202015MayAll DayT-Rally #32(All Day) Marble Falls Resort

202015MayAll Day1746th Great River Road Rally - Cancelled due to CoronavirusGR3(All Day)

202015May(May 15)9:00 AM17(May 17)12:00 PM2020 DownEast Rally - cancelled due to Coronavirus9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (17)

202016May(May 16)8:30 AM17(May 17)4:00 PMNew Sweden 4502 day touring event8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (17) Cycle-gear, 2070 Rt. 70 (East) Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

202021MayAll Day25Nor Cal BMW Club 49er RallyAirheads at the 49er Rally(All Day)

202021May(May 21)9:00 AM25(May 25)10:00 AMAirhead Central at the BMW NorCal 49er Rally9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (25)

202021May(May 21)11:00 AM25(May 25)12:00 PM2020 BMW NorCAL 49er Rally47th annual 49er..with lots of extras this year11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (25) BMW NorCAL 49er RAlly, Mariposa, CA

202022MayAll Day25TriSTAR(All Day) Sparta, North Carolina The Alleghany Inn, 341 N Main Street, Sparta, NC 28675

202022May(May 22)8:00 AM24(May 24)11:30 AMCharter Oak Rally8:00 AM - 11:30 AM (24)

202029MayAll Day3144th Hiawatha Rally(All Day) Money Creek Haven Campground, 18502 County 26, Houston, MN


202005JunAll Day07BMWBMW Square Route Rally46th Annual Square Route Rally(All Day) YMCA Camp West Mar, 14021 Brown Rd, Sabillasville, MD 21780-8728

202012Jun(Jun 12)11:00 AM14(Jun 14)12:00 PM48th Moto Mo Rally11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (14)

202012Jun(Jun 12)12:00 PM14(Jun 14)12:00 PMYankee Beemer Pemi River RallyPemi River Rally, Thornton NH - The Alternative to Laconia Bike Week12:00 PM - 12:00 PM (14) Pemi River Camp Ground, 2458 U.S. Route 3, Thornton, NH 03223