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75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Sturgis, SD. Population: 6627. Projected population during the first week of August 2015: Anywhere from a quiet 500k to a rowdy 1m. Yes, it is time for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. But it’s not just any year… it’s the 75th anniversary of this thing and we’ll be in the house all week long to […]

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Monterey’s 115 Decibel Weekend – World Superbike at Laguna Seca

Monterey’s Laguna Seca has been plagued with grumpy neighbors over the years with complaints of car and motorcycle sounds interrupting their mid-morning Yoga sessions. For this weekend though, those complaints will fall upon deaf ears as 115db of motorcycle fury make their way around the legendary circuit. The 3-day event is all California has in […]

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ICON Roach Custom motorcycle

Resurrection Roadster

  Resurrection Roadster ICON’s Roach Custom is a Perfect Fit for “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Is it just us, or does this bike look, er, buggy? The ’86 Sportster was affectionately dubbed “The Roach” by its creators, but not for the reason you might think. In this case, it’s about resilience: Roaches are said to […]

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Bolt Motorcycle

The Cool(er) Metric

Barrels of attitude, rock-solid build quality and better-than average class performance: This is the pot of gold most new cruiser buyers are searching for these days. Some riders also crave intangibles like “authenticity” as prerequisites, so you can see why that list of features is not easy to find in one machine. But there are at least three bikes out […]

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Laguna Seca motorcycle race

Legends of Laguna Seca

  They come from all over the West Coast, converging on this asphalt playground idyllically set in the Monterey hills just a stone’s throw from the Pacific Ocean. And with good reason: The racecourse dubbed Laguna Seca (or, technically, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca) boasts a series of twists and turns that boggles even the most jaded adrenaline junkies. The iconic track […]

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CGR Profile: Andrew Lee

By Max Klein Photos courtesy of OXYmoron Photography Cycle Gear has been helping out riders of all ages since we opened our doors in 1974. Our Cycle Gear Racing program has worked with riders in regional, national, and international competitions. Today we feature 16 year old Andrew Lee from Clovis, California. Andrew first threw a leg […]

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Cycle Gear Racer Nolan Lamkin

CGR Profile: Nolan Lamkin

Cycle Gear has been helping out riders of all ages since we opened our doors in 1974. Our Cycle Gear Racing program has worked with riders in regional, national, and international competitions. Today we feature 14 year old roadracer Nolan Lamkin from Indiana. Nolan has been riding motorcycles since he was two years old (no, not […]

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Unbeaten Alleys

Your Next Adventure Could Be Just Down The Street By Andrew Cherney How do most adventure rides start? With a visit to ADVrider.com, followed by a trip to the newsstand to pick up the requisite adventure magazines? Then a computer session spent mapping out waypoints for the GPS? Finally, a load up of the fully farkled dual-sport (aluminum panniers optional)? Maybe, if […]

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Secret Testing Grounds

This blog post will self destruct in 30 seconds Hidden deep within the hills of Northern California is a proving ground that only the chosen few get to visit, and then only the best of the best are allowed to ride there. While we have seen the freshly groomed track with our own eyes, we do […]

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Fit For Her

A Cheat Sheet For Choosing Women’s Apparel You just started riding and need a jacket for an upcoming trip with your new moto friends. So why not borrow your hubby’s big touring jacket, or snatch your BF’s sporty leather number, right? Well… (a) you’ll look silly with all that extra material billowing around; (b) an ill-fitting jacket […]

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