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Reasons to Ride Blog ///

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Garage Brewed Motorcycle Show February 4, 2023

Sport Touring CornerBy Norm Kern Things can get boring during winter so the Garage Brewed Motorcycle Show, held annually at the beginning of February at the Rhinegeist Brewery in Cincinnati, Ohio, is the perfect way to spend a cold Saturday. Photo Credit Bill DeVore Cincinnati Cafe’ Racers. The show is organized by a dedicated crew…

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How clear is your heart?

What would you be able to say about your life if someone said you only had four hours to live? Geez Louise, MG…way to start an article!!! Just get right down to the core and BOOM! Well…ya’ll know I don’t beat around. So, what would you be able to say? Was it effective? Were you…

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How to Host a Poker Run: Part 3 Sponsorships

When folks approach us for help with their Poker Runs or motorcycle events, the number one area of concern is almost always “Sponsorships”.  Easily 7 out of 10 requests center around folks needing help with arranging sponsors and raising funds for their ride.  And 90% of the time, folks are always making the same mistake.…

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This year we’ve more than DOUBLED the area covered by our show series, adding new shows throughout the Midwest – and we’ve just gotten started!  .  After doing these shows for more than 12 years, its great seeing how many connections and friendships that have developed over the years between folks coming to the shows. …

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Obviously one of the most critical aspects of hosting a Poker Run is determining the route and stops of the actual run. Unfortunately, though, the critical considerations are not always so obvious. The overall success of the event though, is impacted dramatically by your choice of stops and the experiences of your riders at them.…

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Use Your Phone with GPS Route Files

Sport Touring CornerBy Norm Kern Routes are one of the top attractions of Motorcycle Sport Touring Association (MSTA) rallies.  Someone who knows every local road has strung the best of them together so you can ride one fun road after another, all day, every day of the rally. GPS technology makes it easy for route…

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RtR adds EVEN MORE “Tabasco” to the MIX! Reasons To Ride is proud to recognize Sean “Tabasco” Hall as a NEW Senior Editor and Publisher of RtR.  For over 10 years, Tabasco has been a contributor and supporter of the crew – but he will now be assuming a stronger, leadership role within the team.…

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Riding With Brendan

February 2023 I was certain I would be bored out of my mind at this point of the winter. While, I do miss riding, especially with the winter being exceptionally mild thus far in the Greater Lansing area, surprisingly I am doing as many or maybe even MORE events and functions than during the riding…

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Hearts On Fire!

And here we go…. Hearts on fire! We are rolling into our second month of the New Year and last month I talked about stepping into the Jesus challenge. Maybe you did, maybe you didn’t. What if you did. What happens next? Where do you go from here? Is there a certain thing that you…

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Drop a Gear and Disappear on the Backroads of Appalachia!

We are thankful and grateful for an incredible year of growth, expansion, and motorsports adventure here at Backroads of Appalachia as riders and drivers begin to take the to discover what Eastern Kentucky, West Virginia, Southwest Virginia, and Eastern Tennessee has to offer. This year Backroads of Appalachia and the Whitley County Motorcycle Group hosted…

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