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dirty for good 2021

Wanted: Riders Willing To Get Dirty!

Dirty For Good—Female Focused, Situational Trail Training/Fundraising Tour in Haverhill, New Hampshire, August 22-27, 2021 Hosted by SheADV and Women’s Motorcyclist Foundation, the Dirty For Good Situational Trail Training/Fundraising venue is aimed to attract female dual-sport riders at the intermediate level. Dirty For Good provides real-life training experience on Vermont Sections 5 and then 4 of the North East Backcountry…

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Canadian Border Patrol—A 250-mile Dual-sport Route Through Canada’s Okanagan Valley

Canada’s Okanagan Valley, located in southwest British Columbia, is known for its delicious wines and juicy fruits. Also considered a desert by Canadian standards—hot, dry, and filled with people wearing toques and sandals—the Okanagan Valley is surrounded by pine forests, lakes, and provincial parks, which makes it ideal for dual-sport rides. As the name suggests,…

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Silk Way Rally—July 1-11 Through Russia and Mongolia

With cautious optimism, the world is slowly reopening for in-person events, and the Silk Way Rally sounds like an adventurous challenge to put on your calendar. The race travels through Russia and Mongolia and is scheduled for July 1-11 with 10 stages. Course highlights include new sections not previously in the rally, for example, Russia’s…

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Book Review :: American Borders by Carla King

There’s nothing like anger to fuel the fires within. When Carla King’s husband kept vacillating about joining her for a motorcycle trip through Europe, Carla took matters into her own hands. She went by herself. Realizing her marriage was faltering, 28-year-old Carla was heartbroken, but this event would be the catalyst she needed to restart…

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REV’IT’s 2021 Spring/summer Apparel Line

One of the best aspects of Rev’It gear is its diversity; both the male and female menus have many options for riding jackets, pants, jeans, and more. This is one of several reasons I chose Rev’It as my one and only suit while riding through 40 countries around the world. You can read a review…

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Adventure Palooza 2021

Moto events around the nation are springing up at this time of year, enticing us to hop on bikes and get out there. Adventure Palooza 2021 has just opened registration for a Midwest event running September 24-26. Adventure Palooza 2021, as it states on their website, will “test your ability [to] navigate your adventure bike,…

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Suffragists Centennial Motorcycle Ride

Happy International Women’s Day! This summer, women will travel across the USA on motorcycles to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote. The Suffragists Centennial Motorcycle Ride starts in Portland, Oregon, on July 31 and ends August 20 in Arlington, Virginia. The largest women’s motorcycle event in 2021 will be led by one…

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Women’s Motorcycle Conference Online March 12-13

I attended the Women’s Motorcycle Conference online in 2020. One of my biggest takeaways was how much support and accessibility is out there for female riders. Conferences like this serve not only to bring awareness to the fact that, Yes! Women ride bikes, and not just tiny, cute ones, but also help those very women…

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Humanity :: Those Idahoans

Two weeks into a two-year motorcycle adventure around the world, I’m cruising along the St. Joe River on the Idaho Backcountry Discovery Route. One mile remains on the trail before my boyfriend and I will connect with a paved road leading into the endearing hamlet of Avery. I spy a boulder the size of a…

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Harley Davidson Reveals the Pan America Off-road Bike

When you think of Harley Davison motorcycles, do you imagine mud, sand, and mountain roads? Do you think of straight-lining up a sandy slope, or drifting a dirt corner? No? Well, you should because Harley Davidson just added Adventure Touring to their website, where you’ll find the newly revealed Pan America 1250. If you are…

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Snow Bikes—Your New Favorite Winter Toy?

Snowbiking is fast attracting the action sports herd with companies like Red Bull holding freeride and moto-cross style events worldwide. Athletes and recreationists alike are only too happy to test the seemingly unlimited possibilities of this rising winter star. So what is a snow bike? Think about a snowmobile and a dirt bike spending a…

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Filson Debuts Alcan Moto Collection

A new line of motorcycle apparel has hit the industry, and it’s pretty darn hot. Filson, an established outdoor outfitter since 1897, has launched their first-ever moto collection using toned-down, natural-looking fabrics that blend in well with the outdoors. The Alcan Collection consists of pants and jackets, along with helmets and gloves. You’ll also find…

A Fine Line

Leaving is hell, especially on dreary, dismal days, which only rush the hemorrhaging of bleeding hearts and heighten the tension of departure. “The traveler’s guilty pleasure is staying home,” wrote Paul Theroux, and those words came to me as I stood looking out at the dripping leaves and grey sky of morning. It had been…

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Ending the Year at the Sabie Bubble Run

For the past six years, South African motorcyclists have been making the annual pilgrimage from Johannesburg to the small town of Sabie for the Sabie Bubble Run, South Africa’s only traditional motorcycle run. The motorcycle run started in 2014 when three friends set out from Johannesburg on their motorcycles for a weekend of riding and…

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2021 Yokohama Sonora Rally Postponed

The cancellation or postponing of events is common news these days, but organizers are doing what they can to work around COVID-19 restrictions. The 2021 Yokohama Sonora Rally is one of many who have been forced to reschedule. The event, normally scheduled in March, will be moved back to May 9-14. From presenters Method Race…