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2019 Dakar Rally Wrap-Up: The Mt. Everest of Motorcycle Racing 2019 Dakar Rally Wrap-Up: The Mt. Everest of Motorcycle Racing

Well the dust and noise has died down In Peru, with the end of the 2019 Dakar Rally seeing a mix of the unexpected and per-the-usual results. With wrenches thrown into the gears of many top-level riders’ efforts, this year was about battling on and not losing hope. Diehard race fans already know the numbers…

Dakar Rally 2019: The Greatest Race Ever Dakar Rally 2019: The Greatest Race Ever

Rally Dakar is without a doubt the biggest, toughest, and most monumental event in motorsport. Just one day of the event is an epic undertaking: racing across open terrain, navigating with an old-fashioned roadbook and odometer, and the need to know when to risk it all and when to hold back. This year’s event is…

Getting to Know Heidi Zumbrun Getting to Know Heidi Zumbrun

When I was initially approached about doing an interview on Heidi Zumbrun, I actually jumped out of my seat at the cafe I was working at, beaming with joy like a little kid on Christmas morning. My excitement stemmed from two sources, first being that Heidi is a friend of mine that I met in…

How Every Motorcyclist Can Help Pass Laws Against Motorcycle Profiling How Every Motorcyclist Can Help Pass Laws Against Motorcycle Profiling

The epidemic called motorcycle profiling is officially a national discussion. The practice of using a person’s protected expression, association, or mode of transportation as a factor in the decision to take a law enforcement action must end. Two concurrent resolutions have spent 2018 pending in US Congress (H.Res.318 and S.Res.154), and the opportunity to pass…

Washington Motorcyclists Asking Legislature to Amend Profiling Law Washington Motorcyclists Asking Legislature to Amend Profiling Law

Other states are looking to Washington State’s Profiling Law as a model, so this is important to all riders. ABATE and the Council of Clubs of Washington State, collectively representing thousands of the state’s registered motorcyclists, is requesting support and sponsorship of a simple, cost-free amendment to the law addressing motorcycle profiling. In 2011, every…

Moto Beach Classic Moto Beach Classic

This past weekend I had the pleasure of experiencing the Moto Beach Classic (MBC); the 2nd annual event put on by the one and only Roland Sands and his team (RSD) based in Southern California.  The event was the epitome of Southern California cool and hands down the BEST event I went to in all…

The 2018 Kernville Kampout The 2018 Kernville Kampout

Nowadays it seems like money is harder to earn, harder to hold onto, and doesn’t get you much when you finally let go of it. A recent exception I ran into was the Kernville Kampout. Now in its fourth year, the event shows that a bunch of people looking to have a good time are…

The Dream Roll – Year 4 The Dream Roll – Year 4

Twin Lakes Resort – a chunk of land in between 2 lakes in the middle of Oregon. Just an hours ride from Crater Lake, Twin Lakes Resort has a couple cabins, a couple campgrounds and enough room to let 600 women on motorcycles roam free for a weekend of Dream Rollin’. This venue is the…

13th Annual Women’s Sportbike Rally (WSR) West 13th Annual Women’s Sportbike Rally (WSR) West

There is always such a giddy feeling when I arrive at a rally.  The tableau of other riders, the sounds of the different engines, and meeting so many passionate people with a common bond revs my soul. No matter riders’ age, gender, life preferences, personalities; the distinction and common bond of being motorcycle riders and…

Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis: 2018 Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis: 2018

Now in its fourth year, the Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis© (VCR) takes wounded and amputee veterans on a two-week road trip on Indian Motorcycles to the famous biker rally. This year it left from Las Vegas, Nevada, spending time in Moab, Utah before wandering the backroads of Colorado and Wyoming, then ending in the…

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