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By Bandit, Wayfarer, Bob T., Sam Burns, Gearhead, Laura, Rogue, RFR, the Redhead and the rest of the gang

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I had a blast in Sturgis.
I was tested two days ago, and I have never been contacted by the Chinese Covid. I was much more likely to get it if I stayed in LA. But they seem to leave that side of the equation out. The odds of getting covid from a rally rider is 1 in 1,200,000. Supposedly 700 become infected every day in LA. Only 250 got infected somewhere (maybe not in Sturgis) during the Rally period, like three weeks. Daily you have a 1 in 17,462 chance of catching it every day in LA.

Freedom and Motorcycles Work, but some folks can’t stand it. Check this:

Here is some Fake News:
Results Are In: Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Was A COVID 'Super Spreader' Costing Billions
Anyone with a brain could tell that putting on the gigantic Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this year would be a bad idea. Now we have a scientific study to affirm this was a worst-case scenario, an event that appears to be accountable for 250,000 cases of COVID-19 at a public cost of $12 billion.

-- Jalopnik

Can you imagine if they applied their logic to 700 a day in Los Angeles? The cost to the public would be in the Trillions every week. Hang On! I can’t stand it, let’s hit the news.

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As cams get bigger, so do valvetrain angles and we've found the best way to combat that is a roller rocker. Our version for the H-D M8 is now live! ~ DZ

Big lift cams can open up the high rpm potential of the M8 powerplant, but they can also add stress to the stock valvetrain geometry. Valve thrust and valvetrain wear in big lift cam applications drove the S&S engineers to design stronger, more durable components that will help you get the most out of your M8 and first on the list was Forged Roller Rocker arms.

Their new rockers are stronger, more durable, and designed to be easier on the rest of your top end. Oil routing is updated and is now sprayed directly on the valve springs, helping cool and lubricate these hard- working parts.

Compatible with stock or most CNC ported heads and featuring a 1.640 Ratio, capable of up to .650 valve Lift. An essential mod for increasing the longevity of your valvetrain components particularly with cams running .550 or greater lift. Making big reliable power has always been what S&S does best and the new Forged Roller Rockers are a solid addition to their M8 performance parts line!

For more details check out this link to their site

--David Zemla
VP - Marketing
S&S® Cycle, Inc.


EASYRIDERS REPORT--Hey just read on facebook where the new Easyriders is out of business? Don't know if it is true or not?


I reached out to the previous owner, Joe Teresi, and he told me he would know more this week. Maybe I will hear something today.

Waiting on my next deadline for Cycle Source Magazine which has shifted to bi-monthly.

If you go to Choppers mag web site they are talking about going to print with their third issue. I never received or saw the second issue. I would like to. The cover was cool.


MRF ALERT--Tracking Autonomous Vehicle Testing

Whether the general public knows it or not, autonomous vehicles (AVs) are being tested on our roads every day. The Motorcycle Riders Foundation, as well as other transportation groups, have voiced our concerns about the deployment of these “test vehicles” on our nation’s roadways. In many cases, the type of vehicles being tested, their capabilities and the roads they use has not been public knowledge.

This week, in response to these concerns, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) unveiled a new website that allows individuals to see where autonomous vehicles are being tested. While only a pilot program, the website allows users to see the cities where tests are taking place, the make and model of vehicles, the number of vehicles being tested and, in some cases, the actual streets where the AVs are deployed.

Currently, a limited number of states and manufacturers are participating in the program. The participating companies are Beep, Cruise, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Local Motors, Navya, Nuro, Toyota, Uber, and Waymo, with data available in numerous states.

“Through this initiative, the Department is creating a formal platform for Federal, State, and local government to coordinate and share information in a standard way,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

We encourage you to visit the website and see if AVs are being tested in your town. Feel free to share this information with non-riders as well, since all roadway users will be impacted by the testing of AVs. Remember this data is constantly being updated so check back often.


Bikers More Than Double The Fundraising Goal For Sturgis Meals On Wheels--The Sturgis Meals on Wheels was able to more than double its goal of $8,000 thanks to the generosity of riders who showed up to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

In addition to many donations from riders, Dixxon Flannel chipped in $5,000 and Buffalo Chip Campground pledged to match up to $4,000. This has made the latest fundraising effort for the organization a major success.

“Last year [Sturgis Meals on Wheels] raised about $1,300, so we crushed it,” GiveAShift founder Robert Pandya said. He told me that this year’s successful fundraising happened in about nine days total. That means they received over $17,000 in less than two weeks.

There’s a long list of organizations that depend on Sturgis for donations so they can do the kinds of good things they do every year. These include the Rapid City Special Olympics, the Colin Derr Foundation, the Shriners Transportation Fund, Helping with Horsepower, Motorcycle Missions, and many more.

“The amount of charity that happens is unbelievable,” Pandya said. “These foundations are funded by motorcyclists.”

More reports coming up.

CHINESE COVID TESTING ISSUES--PCR tests look for pieces of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in the nose, throat, or other areas in the respiratory tract to determine if the person has an active infection.

It does not help determine who had an infection in the past.

• It also does not help determine if a person who was exposed to COVID-19 will develop active infection during the two weeks after exposure.

In some people, the virus can only be found by PCR for a few days at the beginning of the infection, so the test might not find the virus if the swab is taken more than a few days after the illness starts.

• In some people, the virus can be found by PCR in the nose and throat for several weeks, even longer than the time that they are actually contagious to other people.

• This test requires certain kinds of swabs that are in short supply.1 If they allow folks to handle their own test, they are very inaccurate.

Antigen tests look for pieces of proteins that make up the SARS- CoV-2 virus to determine if the person has an active infection.

• It does not accurately rule out those who are not infected.

• Antigen tests are less sensitive than PCR tests, meaning there may be false negative results.

• Negative tests should be treated as presumptive. If a healthcare provider is concerned that the person has COVID-19, even after a negative antigen test, then the test result should be confirmed with PCR testing.

Antibody Test, also called Serology test looks for antibodies, specifically IgM and IgG, against SARS-CoV-2 in the blood to determine if there was a past infection. Antibodies is what gives your body the immunity to a particular virus.

A negative antibody test means that the person may not have had COVID-19 in the past. However, they could still have a current infection, and the antibody test was collected too soon to give a positive result.

• It can identify people who had an infection in the past, even if they had no symptoms of the illness.

• In some cases, it could help determine when COVID-19 illness occurred, since we know that IgM is formed before IgG and that IgM goes away before IgG.

• It can help determine who qualifies to donate convalescent plasma (a blood product that contains antibodies against COVID-19 and can be used as a COVID- 19 treatment).

• If lots of people take the test in a community, it can help public health leaders and researchers know what
percentage of the population has already had COVID-19.

• It may be negative if it is used too close to the beginning of an infection, which is why it should not be used to detect active COVID- 19 infection.

• In areas where there have not been many cases of COVID-19, many of the positive test results will actually be false positives (see Positive Predictive Value2). Some antibody tests have low sensitivity3 and specificity4 and thus may not produce reliable results.

• Some antibody tests may cross-react with other coronaviruses that are not SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19, leading to false test results.

• We do not know yet if having antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19 can protect someone from getting infected again or, if they do, how long this protection might last. Until scientists get more information about whether antibodies protect against reinfection with this virus, everyone should continue to take steps to protect themselves and others, including staying at least 6 feet away from other people outside of their home (social distancing), even if they have had a positive antibody test.

If positive, the health department will interview the antibody-positive person about symptoms and if they were around someone who had COVID-19. If the person had symptoms or was around someone with COVID-19, the health department may recommend they get a PCR test. No contact tracing will be performed.

• If negative, no public health activities will be performed.

--Dr. Hamster

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THE BANDIT’S CANTINA BOOK DISCUSSION--Here’s a page from Ross McCammon’s book, Works Well with Others: An Outsider’s Guide to Shaking Hands, Shutting Up, Handling Jerks, and Other Crucial Skills in Business That No One Ever Teaches You.

"Two Beers and a Puppy": A Helpful Test for Determining How You Feel About Someone

“Two Beers and and a puppy” is a test I developed while working on the Esquire story on the American “son of a bitch.” The test is: In order to find out how you actually feel about someone, ask yourself: “Would I have two beers with this person?” And: “Would I allow this person to look after my puppy over a weekend?”

Some people are no and no. These people are to be avoided at all costs. Some people are yes and no. These people are two be cautiously trusted. Some people are no and yes. These people are no fun but they make the world a better place — for puppies, especially. And some people are yes and yes. These people are wonderful people and your life and work are better for having them in your life. Seek them out. Collaborate with them. Enjoy their company.

--Ujjwal Dey
Chief Life Investigator™ International News Bureau

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2019 Harley-Davidson FXDRS 114
4,160 miles
Thanks for checking out this 2019 Harley-Davidson FXDR with 4100 actual miles. The FXDR is one cool motorcycle and the 114ci V-Twin makes this very fun bike to ride.


--Cycle trader

We are sorta looking for a used 2019 Orange, black and white FXDR for the right price.--Bandit

HARLEY-DAVIDSON RE-LAUNCHES THE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE--A Re-Designed Publication to Inspire Riders and Celebrate Motorcycle Culture

MILWAUKEE (September 09, 2020) – Harley-Davidson is re-launching The Enthusiast magazine as a print and digital magazine designed to showcase motorcycle culture and the riding lifestyle through the lens of the Harley-Davidson brand. Originally published by Harley-Davidson from 1916 to 2008, The Enthusiast magazine will replace HOG Magazine as the official publication of Harley-Davidson Motor Company and will become more widely available through other distribution channels.

“This is the return to a great tradition,” said Jochen Zeitz, Harley-Davidson President and CEO. “We believe today The Enthusiast title is more relevant than ever. In a year when so many people have been stuck inside, we passionately believe in inspiring riders and aspiring riders to get out in the world to rediscover adventure through socially-distanced riding.”

The first new issue of The Enthusiast magazine appears in the United States this week with a cover story featuring Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, stars of the new Apple Original series “Long Way Up,” premiering Friday, September 18 on Apple TV+. The series follows the epic motorcycle adventure McGregor and Boorman experienced on a 13,000-mile journey aboard two Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycles through South America, Central America and Mexico.

Printed four times annually, with a circulation of more than 500,00 print copies in the United States plus 150,000 copies internationally, The Enthusiast magazine is the most broadly circulated motorcycle magazine in the world. First published by Harley-Davidson in 1916, The Enthusiast magazine was among the first consumer motorcycle magazines in print, although Germany’s Motorrad (1903), Italy’s Motociclismo (1914), and Motorcyclist magazine (1909) in the United States preceded it.

From 1984 until 2008, Harley-Davidson produced two separate publications for owners and riders, The Enthusiast magazine and HOG Tales magazine. In 2009 they were merged under the HOG Magazine title into one new magazine that drew content inspiration from both publications.

With the movement of Motorcyclist to a digital format in 2018, the Enthusiast magazine, including the HOG Magazine years, remains the oldest continuously printed motorcycle magazine in the United States.

All Full and Life Harley Owner Group members will continue to receive a complimentary subscription to The Enthusiast magazine as part of their membership benefits. Free App versions of the magazine are also available for iOS and Android phones and tablets. Harley-Davidson is also exploring new ways to deliver the print magazine in the United States, including by selling single copies of the magazine on the H- eCommerce site and through limited retail establishments, including at Harley-Davidson™ dealerships and select boutique motorcycle shops. For more information and history about The Enthusiast magazine, visit


Barnett Clutches & Cables has added another new clutch kit to its Indian line-up - a complete Kevlar kit for the 2019-20 FTR 1200.

This complete clutch kit features Barnett’s exclusive proprietary Kevlar segmented friction plates, which provide better oil flow for cooler clutch temperatures and smoother, more consistent performance and longer life.
Completing the kit is a set of tempered steel plates and a set of heat-treated, heavy duty coil springs. This kit is a direct-fit upgrade to the stock clutch, providing a stronger, more positive, slip-free clutch action.



IT’S COMING! Climate Hustle 2 Set for Sept. 24 Worldwide release! Exposes agenda behind Green New Deal & UN Paris Pact

The film profiles Vaclav Klaus, the former President of the Czech Republic, who lived under Soviet domination of his country. “The green agenda and the environmentalist agenda and the fighting climate agenda is trying to basically stop the existence of the free market system which we were fighting for and we were dreaming about in the communist era for decades,” Klaus explains in the film. “They want to dictate it, control, regulate, mastermind from above,” he added.

It is finally arriving. Grab the popcorn, gather your family. The climate change debate is set to be rocked as CFACT’s new skeptical film, Climate Hustle 2: The Rise of the Climate Monarchy, hosted by actor Kevin Sorbo, is set for a global release online on Thursday September 24, 2020 at 8pm in your local time zone anywhere in the world.

The movie was set to be released in over 750 theatres in the U.S. and Canada on April 21, 2020, but then the COVID lockdowns arrived and the film was moved to September 24 to a global online release event.

The film is the sequel to the smash hit Climate Hustle which was released in 2016 in 400 theatres nationwide and in Canada. The film torches Hollywood hypocrisy, climate financial corruption, media bias, kids’ classroom indoctrination, political correctness, and pulls back the curtain on the massive global warming establishment.

The film features the reporting of Marc Morano, the number one ranked ‘climate contrarian’ in the media according to a 2019 Study in the Journal Nature. The 2020 Climate Hustle 2 is set to be a pivotal force as 2020 elections shape up to be a national referendum on the U.S.’s future regarding the Green New Deal and participation in the UN Paris Climate Pact.

“Are They Trying to Control the Climate or You?”

Climate Hustle 2 pulls no punches and goes right to the heart of the Green New Deal and the UN Paris climate pact and exposes the motives behind the climate agenda. The film features prominent scientists, and policy experts who explain how the agenda to control the climate is about controlling YOU.

It is a film Al Gore, AOC, and the United Nations DO NOT want you to see.

Nationally syndicated columnist Cal Thomas: “No film debunks the faith of the climate change cult better than Climate Hustle 2. And it does it with facts!”

Movie critic Christian Toto of “Climate Hustle 2 will be the most subversive movie of the year, no doubt.”

Kevin Mooney, an investigative reporter with The Daily Signal: “Climate Hustle 2 builds and expands on the first film’s detailed exploration of updated scientific research that debunks alarmist theories standing behind the Green New Deal.”

Michelle Stirling with Friends of Science Society: “We are in a fight for freedom is the ultimate message of the film.”

The film profiles Vaclav Klaus, the former President of the Czech Republic, who lived under Soviet domination of his country. “The green agenda and the environmentalist agenda and the fighting climate agenda is trying to basically stop the existence of the free market system which we were fighting for and we were dreaming about in the communist era for decades,” Klaus explains in the film. “They want to dictate it, control, regulate, mastermind from above,” he added.

The film lays out the climate claims and “solutions” and devastates them with such climate experts as Climatologist Dr. Tim Ball, Greenpeace co-Founder Dr. Patrick Moore, MIT Climate Scientist Dr. Richard Lindzen, Climatologist Dr. David Legates, Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist Dr. Ivar Giaever, Geologist Dr. Robert Giegengack and many more.

The film features an exposé on AOC’s Green New Deal and what is really behind the plan. The film also debunks energy and climate claims made by AOC and her supporters.

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FROM THE GEARHEAD DIARIES--I need to tell a story , so here goes . Way back in the days of home built choppers there was a builder named Bret . This guy built one of the finest Panhead chops I ever seen .

He had just finished it up and he lived in the hills up by Ceasars ravine . He decided to have a fire-it-up party one Friday night . A lot of the the guys and gals that knew him from Glendale Harley took a ride out to check out this new chop . She was a beauty .

She was 10 or maybe even 12 inches over . A rake that was required for that much over with skinney 15-inch tire . He had built narrowed upper and lower trees , so to give that wide glide the narrow look . She was candy burgandy laquer on chrome highlights . The mustang tank was the right touch along with the flip tail rear fender .

The jockey shift with an 8-ball for a shift knob was a great touch . Suicide clutch and the clutch linkage rod was a welded and chromed rear drive chain to the exact length . She was a beauty .

Before we all could eat and let the whiskey flow , she had to have the oil lines primed , the carb primed and kick started by Bret . The first step completed on the oil prime and then a shot of quick-start into the S&S carb , a couple of primer kicks , then the switch on and one big kick and the new girl fires like the beast she is.

Bandido Fred lets out a Rebel yell that would wake up the dead . The rest of the night beer and whiskey flowed like the mighty Mississippi River.

The down side was that about a year later I had to attend a wake because he was cut off at the court house in Torrance by some teenagers in a low rider and left no place to go .

Here is the math. A suicide clutch , a jockey shift , a spool front wheel and long front end , the man was toast . I give you this because a lot of the old stories of our brothers and sisters have been lost over the years . You don't get broken wings without becoming old school .

God bless those of us that survive and those of us that left in those golden days of choppers .


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NEWS FROM THE TWISTED ROAD—Grab your gloves, 12 Motorcycle Shows to Attend In 2021.

It’s time for riders to start dreaming about attending their next motorcycle rally. We love to take advantage of all the different moto events offered locally, as well as throughout the country. During the year there are a range of events suited to many different styles of riding, spectating or just hanging out with rad bikes.

There are hundreds of rallies and events all summer—this is just the list of events that we can’t wait to attend in 2021. We gotta keep the faith.

1. The One Moto Show
Portland, Oregon—February 2021
If you’re into custom motorcycles, then you know about The One Moto Show. This custom motorcycle show is hosted by Thor Drake and the crew from See See’s Motor Coffee Company out of Portland, Oregon. Just like the city, the show is an eclectic collection of custom motorcycles from some of the world’s best builders. For ten years, The One Moto Show was housed in a cold Portland warehouse.

With concrete slab floors and no heat, vendors quickly learned to wear thick socks, coats, and gloves during this frigid, “see-your-breath” event. This year, it’s all changing. Thor and the gang are moving the event to Oregon’s own Veterans Memorial Coliseum. There are three highlights to this show – custom bikes, flat track racing, and live music. We are looking forward to seeing our Portland Friends continue to up their game during this spectacular weekend.


2. Mama Tried Motorcycle Show
Milwaukee, Wisconsin—March 2021
It’s no wonder that one of our top ten shows is located in Brew city, Wisconsin, otherwise known as Milwaukee. Home to Harley-Davidson (as if you didn’t know), this town has oil in its blood, and the moto-culture permeates the city. The Mama Tried Show is a scaled-down version of The One. With custom bikes packed into a tight venue, builders flock to this show in their own “journey to Mecca.”

Throughout the weekend you can also see flat track racing and even ice racing (if the lakes don’t thaw). If you need a reason to visit Wisconsin in the winter (and trust me, many people need this), it’s an event not to miss. Milwaukee is a fairly cheap destination—often visitors rent an Airbnb for the weekend, go to the races on Friday and hang out at The Rave (Milwaukees major Rock Venue) for most of the day on Saturday. Milwaukee is special to us because living in Chicago the show tends to be a reunion of the Midwest builders community. This event always impresses everyone with a nice break from the cold, with its community, sausage, beer, and motorcycles.


3. Dia De Las Motos
Los Angeles, California—March 2021
Jay LaRossa is a moto-genius. He’s spent his life around bikes, riding, building and riding some more. A few years ago, he and some friends started the OG Moto Show, which was fun. For a while. But it lost its purpose on many levels. So Jay left and started his own show. The show that he wanted the OG to be all along. 2020 is the first year, so make sure you’re at House of Machines in March to see Jay, and the LA motos, in all of their glory.


4. The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show
Austin, Texas—April 2021

The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show is put on by the rad dudes (and dudettes) at Revival Cycles. They do an incredible job managing and assembling this show and really invite some of the best custom builders (and their bikes). In recent years, BMW and other corporate sponsors have led to a broad array of beautiful bikes. This show is always held the same weekend as MotoGP at the Circuit of the Americas, and is often Like regarded as the biggest moto weekend of the year. In addition, this is the first show on our list where the weather is good enough that you can ride a motorcycle during the weekend. Austin in April is fantastic riding weather—a perfect excuse to reserve a bike on Twisted Road while you attend the show. Who wants to show up to a custom moto show in an Uber?

Side note: Austin isn’t that far from Dallas where the incredible Haas Moto Museum lives. If you have the time, we suggest heading to Dallas before or after the Hand built Show. Buy tickets for all this stuff in advance as hotels book up quickly.


5. Nowhere Moto Show
Joshua Tree, California, May 2021

The Nowhere Moto Show is just few years old. It’s remote. It’s a place that riders get lost just to be found. Think dirt, camping out, RVs, and live music. Triumph Bonnevilles and Harley Sportsters. You won’t find a Ninja here, but if it’s old-school cool or chopper retro, it’s at the Nowhere Show. And while you’re there, make sure you get a flash tattoo. Just to remember where you’ve been.


6. Isle of Man TT
Isle of Man, May 31–June 2021

Who knows of the Isle of Man TT? We’d venture to guess if you’ve made it this far down the list that you know what the TT is. If you don’t, you should—it’s a circuit designed around public roads on an island in the Irish Sea off the coast of England.

Really? Really. Think of motorcycles whipping around European villages and you’ve got the idea. This bucket-list event will allow all fans to see the high-powered GP style bikes run time trial laps on this 15-mile long course. The current record holder averaged 135mph around the entire course. Watch a video featuring two of the best riders to race this course—Guy Martin chasing Michael Dunlop—and try not to look up the cost of a flight to Europe.

7. ROT Rally
Austin, Texas—June 2021

Let’s start here. Do you know what the ROT rally is? Or better yet, do you even know what ROT stands for? Well if you’re from Texas, you really don’t have an excuse, but if you’re from any of the other 49 states in the nation, we’ll let you in on the secret.

ROT is the Republic of Texas, and the ROT Rally is the biggest moto show in town. With headline music acts like Steve Miller Band, and hundreds of vendors (yes, hundreds) it’s got it all. Good food. Amazing music. A moto-parade through downtown Austin, tattoos, and demo rides. And 2020 is the 25th anniversary of this show. What else could you ask for?


8. Born Free
Silverado, California—June 2021

When we first heard about Born Free, we were told “get ready to stand around in the dirt,” which is...pretty accurate. Nestled in an old mining community in the Santa Ana mountains, Born Free invites some of the most accomplished builders to present during the show. This two-day event takes place in a field and got its roots with old-school choppers, but has expanded into other retro and classic styles. It’s a beautiful place to spend a weekend, especially when there are hundreds of bikes to admire.


9. Springfield Mile Flat Track Race
Springfield, Illinois—September 2021

Really any flat track event will do, but we list the Springfield Mile as it’s huge one-mile track has been home to some of the most epic flat track racing for some time now. Flat track racing is an incredibly visceral experience. Watching the racers slide big, powerful bikes around the track at 100+mph is something that changed me. We’d recommend the experience to any moto fan. Usually entrance is cheap and you can grab a paddock pass that allows you to get up close and personal with the amazing machines and riders.


10. Bikes, Blues, and BBQ
Fayetteville, Arkansas—September 2021

We can’t think of three better words to describe heaven than Bikes, Blues, and BBQ. Going into its 20th year, this rally has given more than $2.5M in charitable contributions to benefit women, children, and the underserved members of the Northwest Arkansas community. The event takes place in the heart of the Ozarks, some of the best riding in the Midwest. Their website showcases 15 different area rides from 10-80 miles in length to allow you to truly explore this beautiful region.


11. Barber Vintage Festival
Birmingham, Alabama—October 2021

If there’s any reason to go to Alabama, this is it. Barber Motorsports Park hosts a custom motorcycle show, huge swap meet, vendor area, and weekend long racing at the on-site track. Barber’s facilities are among the best in the industry hosting a huge crowd in October. The grounds themselves are a thing of beauty, but the world-class museum is why this event is on the list.

Attend the show, watch some racing, and leave pretty much an entire day (or more) to walk through the world record for largest Barber Motorsports Museum. The museum holds everything from turn of the century motorcycles, to a one of ten ever 1000cc BrittenGP bike, to a Lotus Formula 1 car mounted on the wall. There’s something for every type of gear head at the museum. Bring a camera!


12. Babes Ride Out, California Central Coast
October [dates to be announced soon]

In 2013, when Anya Violet and Ashmore Ellis started Babes Ride Out, they just wanted to get away. Go camping. Connect with other riders. That small gathering wound up being 50 girls – a healthy start. Now, seven years later, it has expanded. Babes Ride Out. Babes in the Dirt. Babes Ride Out East Coast. And most recently? 1,700 tickets sold. Pretty amazing.

This “girls-only” moto campout is about bonding. And friendship. And riding. And music. And riding. And drinking. Oh – and riding. The bands? Girls. The vendors? Girls. With female riding at the highest in recorded history – a whopping 19% – this event is a must for all women riders. Period.


So, this may seem like a shameless plug, but we highly recommend traveling to somewhere you haven’t been and renting a motorcycle to visit the area. On a number of trips, we’ve taken recently, we take the chance to see which motorcycles are available in the area. Rent a Ducati Panigale in LA? Yes, please. Rent a BMW R Nine T in Austin? Of course.

It’s all rentable on Twisted Road. Want to go to a place on the list? Take the chance to see which bikes are available during the visit and you may be able to rent something truly unique that you wouldn’t normally ride (Harley LiveWire™ anyone?)

Hopefully you found something interesting in this list. And as always, be safe.

Twisted Road Motorcycle Rentals

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