Featured Motorcycle Events ///

Our featured national events take place coast to coast. Use the links below to view our full calendar or to search or events by location, event type, date and more. If you want to list your event on our calendar, we offer a quick and easy process to add your event!

Reasons to Ride Blog ///

Our Media contains our featured blogs, photos and videos. Our blog contains articles published in house by our team, as well as links to blogs by other top publishers in the industry. This is the place to be whether your reading our blog, our just looking for a quick link to the top news in the industry.

 POKER RUN 101

PART 1: How to Get Started EDITOR’S NOTE: A few years back we ran a series of articles focusing on how to effectively plan, organize, promote, and execute various motorcycle events – starting with the Poker Run. After countless requests for reprints and updates we decided to revisit the topic this spring and update the…

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ARSENAL BIKE SHOW

Arsenal Harley-Davidson, Waterford Michigan – Saturday, August 26th Last year’s show had to be rescheduled due to the weather and challenging forecasts, so we are getting a jump on this one in ’23.  This show, presented by Michigan Biker Law, welcomes all makes and models and features over 40 trophies – including the chance for…

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RTR CHAMPIONSHIP BIKE SHOW SERIES

JANUARY 2023 REPORT We’ve always believed that the best thing about our bike show series is the people that both exhibit and attend.  This isn’t just about the bikes – but about the people building and riding them as well.  After doing these shows for more than 12 years, its great seeing how many connections…

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What is Sport Touring?

Sport Touring Corner By Norm Kern Let’s kick off the new year at Reasons to Ride! I’m Norm Kern, long time Dayton Ohio Motorcycle Club member and friend of Derek Smith, who invited me to submit some articles in Thunder Roads Ohio about five years ago and this column was the result. This column is…

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Riding With Brendan

I hope everyone had a fantastic Holiday Season! Here I sit less than a dozen days to Christmas realizing this will be in the January 2023 edition! I am sitting in my office planning a few things for next year and I got to thinking about the Bikers Food Drive I was fortunate to be…

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New Beginnings and Dead Ends…

Have you ever started out with no particular place in mind to go, you just wanted to get out of the house, get on the pony and go? Maybe discover something new you had never seen before, or a place you had never been before, you just wanted to get out and move and so…

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Norm’s Favorite Rides Near Dayton, Ohio
Sport Touring Corner
By Norm Kern

Home for the winter – the Motorcycle Sport Touring Association (MSTA) rally season ended in early November with the Texas Hill Country rally in Kerrville, Texas, so there are no more motorcycle trips for me until at least April, 2023. Still, I like to ride all year round, and will put on the heated gear…

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YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN THIS WORLD CLASS VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE!

Just for checking in at our Feature Ride n Win Ride Stops in 2023 Once again, Reasons To Ride will be offering riders the chance to win an incredible vintage motorcycle – restored by the Wheels Through Time Restoration Shop – simply for checking in at featured Ride Stops next year.  The first feature bike…

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HOW TO ENTER YOUR EVENTS ONLINE

The cornerstone of everything we do is our motorcycle event listings.  While we spend a lot of time on the pretty pictures and the articles, it’s really all the events that bring people to ReasonsToRide!  When you boil it all down, motorcycles are a mode of transportation – and we are always looking for places…

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Riding With Brendan

Here it is already! December, another year gone and what a fantastic year of riding it was! I hope your riding season was as eventful as mine and I hope our paths crossed this year!             I had a great fall color run! I was like the many many other riders that wanted to do…

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