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Learn, meet, ride – this is where you can find out about upcoming events that help you do all that and more.

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Pack Light, Pack Right Seminar

EVENT TYPE // Tradeshow
WHERE // Seattle, WA, United States
WHEN // Sat, Apr 3

DETAILS // 10am - learn from Tom Mehren of Sound Rider magazine. FREE! MORE...

Off-Road Motorcycle Show

EVENT TYPE // Tradeshow
WHERE // Odessa, WA, United States
WHEN // Wed, Apr 7 - Sat, Apr 10

DETAILS // Come check out the Pacific Northwest's only off-road motorcycle tradeshow. It runs April 7th until April 10th and will be stocked full of the latest bikes, gear and accessories. Get your bike repaired, tuned up or upgrade your suspension on the spot. Try some new gear and talk shop with fellow motoheads while you wait for all the Desert 100 action to start. Check out the site for more details! MORE...


Eastside Moto Multistrada Launch Party

WHERE // Bellevue, WA, United States
WHEN // Fri, Apr 9

DETAILS // Introducing the Ducati Multistrada 1200. See for yourself what everyone's been talking about. MORE...

Stumpjumper's 40th Annual Desert 100

WHERE // Odessa, WA, United States
WHEN // Sat, Apr 10

DETAILS // It's time again to grab your gear and the biggest box of band-aids you can find -- the 40th Annual Stumpjumpers Desert 100 is this April 10-11th. If you haven't been to the Desert 100 yet, this is your chance to see one of the wildest moto races out there. To find out more, check out Stumpjumpers: MORE...


BMW Vendor Fair

EVENT TYPE // Tradeshow
WHERE // Fife, WA, United States
WHEN // Sat, Apr 17


South Sound Motorcycles is hosting a Vendor Fair, where you'll be able to check out loads of moto-related parts and accessories. While there, take a peek into the BMW Demo Truck and see what's new.

See South Sound's website or call 253-922-2004 for details.



Dual Sport Ride for Kids Charity Fund Raiser

WHERE // San Bernadino , CA, United States
WHEN // Sun, Apr 18


Raise money for medical research and family support programs while enjoying a scenic off-road ride through the San Bernadino National Forest with hundreds of other moto riders?  Sounds like an amazing Sunday to me.  If you think so too, Ride for Kids registration is open from 7 am to 8:30 am on Sunday, the 18th with a free pancake breakfast beforehand.  Riders of all street legal dual sport bikes are welcome and the minimum donation to ride is only $35.  The more money you raise the more chances you'll have to win some of the great prizes donated to the event.  For each $300 you raise, your name will be entered into a drawing for a new Honda motorcycle, an AGV helmet, a Dunlop tire or Tourmaster luggage. 

For more information about the event or the ride route contact Jim Woods at 805-526-4122




WHERE // Seattle, WA, United States
WHEN // Wed, Apr 21


Backfiremoto is a free CAFE RACER / RAT BIKE / VINTAGE event held "usually" every third Wednesday of each month in Ballard , Seattle ,Washington  . Held rain or shine , it often draws several hundred bikes . We focus on the Cafe racer but often see spectacular rat bikes , Dice Bobbers ,  Scooters , modified mopeds , survival bikes ,and of course , straight up vintage .However , All bikes are welcome

BACKFIRE has no registrations or fees . Just show up around 5pm and spend the evening rubbernecking, shop talking and greasy hand shaking . We crank punk rock into the crowd and cigars are encouraged . We include two fine bars in the event ....." The Shelter Lounge" and the newly renovated "2Bit saloon". Both bars have an outdoor  area  to drink and view the interesting array of bikes that show up . Things usually dissipate as darkness falls but some linger into the late night.  Be sure to check the web site to confirm the date . . Thanks and see you there! : )

The address is :   4910 Leary Ave. NW

                          Seattle  , WA  98107


Rain Run 2010

WHERE // Lacey, WA, United States
WHEN // Sat, Apr 24


This years Rain Run will take you from Lacey, WA to the Pacific Coast town of Manzanita Beach, Oregon.  Start of the ride with breakfast at Hawks Prairie Restaurant in Lacey where everyone will be meeting up for the ride.  There will be lots of people to follow if you're unfamiliar with the route but the ride is casual at your own pace. 

There will be a gathering Saturday evening at the Pine Grove Community House in Manzanita, right on main street, a few blocks from the beach and nearby motels.  There is a full kitchen available to attendees for use at the plus snacks and an entree type dish at the Community Centre around 5pm provided by the club.  Please feel free to relax and enjoy yourself: eat, drink and share your stories with us.  Please bring any beverages you may want.

Motels here are reasonable and there is camping nearby.  Please plan ahead and make reseravtions.

Sunset Surf Motel

Spin Drift Inn

Nehalem Bay Campground

The Washington State BMW Riders Club pays for the rental of the Community House, the insurance for the house and provides the ingredients for the food.  Some people will be leaving Friday for an extra day of riding.  If you are interested in joining please email Tina Hansen.



Adventure Rider Challenge

EVENT TYPE // AltRider Event
WHERE // Castaic, CA, United States
WHEN // Thu, Apr 29 - Sun, May 2
AltRider Event


AltRider is proudly sponsoring this year's exciting Adventure Riding Challenge. The winner will win an all-expense paid trip to South Africa to represent the U.S. and compete for the BMW International GS Trophy.

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