Recreational Events

2008 L.A. Calendar Bike Show

Another extravagant motorcycle show took place, and we were there. Read about the 2008 L.A. Calendar Bike show.

Broken Spoke Campground

The Broken Spoke Campground is the place to stay during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

2008 R1/R6 Forum East Coast Convention

U.S. 129, better known as the Tail of the Dragon, slithers its way across the North Carolina border like a snake finessing its way around each tooth of an upturned garden rake, the convergence point for Yamaha enthusiasts attending the annual R1/R6 Forum

Summer of Scootin'

The pace of scooter sales are soaring as fuel prices hit record levels, Both vintage Vespas and new Genuine Buddy Scooters are up for grabs (or rent) at Route 66 riders.

Joe's Garage Vintage Auction Wrap-up

In this follow up to contributor Paul Garson's preview of the vintage machines on the block at Joe's Garage we finally get see how high the bids went for some fantastic vehicles.

Historic Vintage Bike Auction Preview

The upcoming June 12, 2008 auction of some 20 antique and vintage American motorcycles takes place at a facility in Tustin, CA called Joe's Garage, a combination garage/museum/event center built by Orange County car dealership magnate Joe MacPherson.

2008 Legend of the Motorcycle Concours d'Elegance

Some of the most exotic and oldest motorcycles still around are gathered every spring for the Legend of the Motorcycle Concours d'Elegance held on the ocean-side lawn of the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, CA.

2008 Bike Week Wrap-Up contributor Jeremiah Knupp was in Daytona for the entirety of Bike Week 2008. He went just about everywhere and saw just about everything. Here's his bird's eye view Bike Week as it relates to motorcycling in general.

Bike Week Vintage Road Racing

Their t-shirts proclaim undying loyalty to long dead brands: Norton. BSA. Vincent. Indian. They tear up at the sight of an Amal carburetor or a Lucas electrical bit.

Easyriders V-Twin Bike Show Tour

The adage "Build it and they will come" still works despite dark clouds over the stock market or real storm clouds menacing the Pomona Fair Grounds, aka L.A. Fairplex.

Hansen Dam Show and Ride

Standing at the gateway to the sprawling Hansen Dam recreational area outside L.A., a guy with an electronic bullhorn, Bib Bibbiani, was sending off several hundred British bike riders on a 90-mile loop up through the Angeles Forest Highway in search of

Love Ride 24

Love Ride 24 will be remembered as a milestone chapter in what is widely known as "the largest one-day fundraising event in motorcycling."


Daytona Beach's Biketoberfest wraps up the season for most East Coast motorcyclists and those who come in from the Midwest. Officially lasting from October 18-21 this year, unofficially starting a week or so sooner and ending a day or so later

Two-Stroke Extravaganza

There was a ringing in my ear, and for a change it wasn't the neighbor's leafblower at 7 a.m. on a Sunday morning. It was an echo-chamberish "ringy-dingy," a description often used in jest when speaking of those non-four-stroke motorcycles of semi-yore