Reasons To Ride Michigan

Reasons To Ride Michigan is a grassroots effort to support the riding community.  RTR partners with event organizers, dealerships, ride stops, and other motorcycle oriented businesses to deliver a digital and print magazine intended to energize and inform riders.  Our format is intended to be family friendly and respectful to all!

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Reasons to Ride Michigan Blog ///

Our blog contains articles published in house by our team, as well as links to blogs by other top publishers in the industry.

The Buckeye Motorcycle and Music Rally

The Buckeye Motorcycle and Music Rally is roaring into Historic Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio June 27-29, 2024. This AMA endorsed event will feature 3 great days of music, vendors, food trucks and more! There are 2 parts to this event: the ticketed show inside the stadium and the free Biker Mall area outside the…

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Don’t Let the Threat of Rain Keep You From Riding!

Don’t Let the Threat of Rain Keep You From Riding!Sport Touring Corner By Norm Kern As I’m writing this column in early May, I just returned home from a fun, new Motorcycle Sport Touring Association (MSTA) rally in New Philadelphia, Ohio. Named after its location in Tuscarawas County and the nearby Muskingum river, the Tusky-Musky…

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CMA Corner May ’24

Be what you is…. This statement has been used numerous times over the years, even to include it in many articles. The truth is that in this small little statement is a big reality, isn’t it? How can one be something they are not? How can we be one way at home, and another way…

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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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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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CMA Corner April ’24

There’s a great deal of uncertainty or perhaps unrest going on in this old world today, isn’t there? Things that we once knew were wrong are considered right, and things that we know to be right are wrong. What in the blazes is going on?? Before I elaborate on that question, let me give you…

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Iron Pony Motorsports Expands its Reach: Acquires Honda/Suzuki/Can-Am of Jackson

Westerville, April 9, 2024 – Iron Pony Motorsports Group, Inc., a leading name in the Powersports industry, is thrilled to announce the successful acquisition of Honda/Suzuki/ Can-Am of Jackson. This strategic move marks a significant milestone in Iron Pony Motorsports’ ongoing commitment to providing unparalleled services and offerings to its valued customers. With the addition…

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Event organizers have teamed with to deliver a true championship experience for exhibitors – OVER $5,000 in CASH + PRIZES. RTR STAFF, COLUMBUS, OH The Buckeye Motorcycle and Music Rally (BMMR) rolls into the Columbus Crew Stadium June 27th – 29th, but it’s already got the motorcycle community fired up.  From national headliners such…

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RALLY UPDATE: July 17-21 MUSKEGON, MI  MICHIGAN’S BIKE WEEK returns to the LAKE MICHIGAN SHORELINE of MUSKEGON!  We are all counting down to the week of July 17-21, when we will be heading to Muskegon Michigan – right on the shores of LAKE MICHIGAN – for MICHIGAN’S BIGGEST BIKER BASH – REBEL ROAD!   This is…

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15 DIY TIPS to Ready your Motorcycle for Spring 

15 DIY TIPS to Ready your Motorcycle for Spring  Did your heart sink as you watched the snow melt and realized you hadn’t winterized your motorcycle? These DIY motorcycle tips can get your bike ready for spring and get you on the road for a smooth highway cruise.  1. Check for Small Animals and Debris If…

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Michigan Past Issues ///

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