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Every Tuesday • Two Wheeled Tuesday at Spiegel Restaurant • 26 1st Avenue, NYC. An eclectic gathering of motorcycles served with multi-cuisine meals. Kick some tires, have some couscous, enjoy the crowd • • 212-228-2894

Every Tuesday • Bike Night @ The Ear Inn, 326 Spring St, NYC

Every Thursday • Bike Night at the Chatterbox Drive-In, Rtes. 15/206, Augusta, NJ. Tire kicking, good food and friends •

Every Saturday May thru October • Bergen County Harley Davidson Saddle Up Saturday. 9am for coffee and bagels. Ride departs at 10am. Return to the dealership for FREE food and music. Proper attire MUST be worn! No shorts or sneakers. BCHD, 124 Essex St, Rochelle Park, NJ • 201-843-6930 •


24-25 • 20th Annual KevMarv Ten Buck Bike Show. Just a sawbuck, free parking and a building full of great motorcycles, vendors and fellow bike enthusiasts. No gimmicks, no drama, no discount coupons. Best Western Royal Plaza Trade Center, 181 Boston Post Rd West, Marlborough, MA • 978-688-8888 •

23-25 • Progressive International Motorcycle Shows - Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. Friday: 3-7pm • Saturday: 10a-8p • Sunday 10a-5p • $16/adult; 11 and under FREE •

MARCH 2018

2-3 • 8th Annual Modern Classics Motorcycle Show. Hosted by Martin Moto, 573 Rte. 100, Boyertown, PA. Each year this unique indoor show puts its primary focus on the epic motorcycles from the 1960s through the 1990s. A carefully curated collection of 100 great motorcycles from the era. This year, as a special feature, The Modern Classics will also feature a sampling of motorcycles from every decade of the 20th century. Friday • 7pm – 10pm: The Modern Classics Kickstart Party Powered by Hagerty and The Grisafi Agency. Bike show, moto art, music, beer, wine, and finger food. $15 advance purchase online only (includes Sat. admission) • Saturday • 9am – 5pm: The Modern Classics. Still just $10 at the door. Free admission for children 12 and under. For more info and to purchase tickets visit here. Martin Moto, 1037 Unger Dr, Boyertown, PA • 610-369-3120

4 • Frontline Eurosports Sunday ADV Ride. Assemble 8:40am; KSU 9am. 540-387-9780 • • 1003 Electric Rd, Salem, VA.

9-18 • Daytona Bike Week, Daytona Beach, FL

17 • Frontline Eurosports Open House • 1003 Electric Rd, Salem, VA 540-387-9780 •

18 • Frontline Eurosports Sunday Street Ride. Assemble 8:40am; KSU 9am. 540-387-9780 • • 1003 Electric Rd, Salem, VA.

24-25 • Motorcyclepedia Museum hosts Hudson Valley Farm & Flea featuring Sweets Festival. 250 Lake Rd, Newburgh, NY • $5 admission

APRIL 2018

5 • Morton's BMW Off-Road Training Day. Join us for our annual off-road training day at the Massey family farm. Riders from beginning off-roaders to experienced adventurers can benefit from this all-day session, which includes morning drills and afternoon trail riding, plus lunch and all the fluids you'll need. Look for all the details here or call 540-891-9844.

12 • Frontline Eurosports Thursday Rider’s Night with Late Until Eight hours and complimentary food (bustin’ out the smoker) to enjoy while taking advantage of Flash Sales. 540-387-9780 • • 1003 Electric Rd, Salem, VA.

14 • Morton's BMW Spring Open House, 5099A Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, VA 22408. Vendors invited to attend, family-friendly, all brands welcome. Complete info here or call 540-891-9844.

26-28 • 4th Annual Horizons Unlimited, Appomatox, VA. For those who dream of adventure along the road less travelled

MAY 2018

4-6 • International Female Ride Day East Coast hosted by Garden State Girls Chapter of WOW. Tramontin Harley-Davidson, Hope, NJ

4-6 • Frontline Eurosports Annual Spring Rally. For more details visit here.

10-13 • 33rd Annual NCOM Convention • Mobile, AL. Host hotel: Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel. Special rates available, book by 4/19/18. Details and registration online:

16-21 • 20th ANNIVERSARY BACKROADS SPRING BREAK • It is time to plan for the return of great riding weather. This year will be the 20th Anniversary of our Rallies, and we hope to make it another great trip, with a bonus day at beginning and end • BOOK EARLY - ROOMS ARE LIMITED. Heading south to VA and WV, you can find all the details on

17-20 • COG Northeast Spring Fling - Wellsboro, PA. Ths area is abundant with museums, wineries, terrific scenery and great roads. The event fee includes Saturday group dinner buffet. Non-members welcome. Ride route sheets available. Complete details and registration online or call Jason Kaplitz @ 814-615-9138 or

18-20 • Morton's BMW Spring Fling Rally at Natural Bridge, VA. Located in Virginia's scenic and historic Shenandoah Valley, this rally brings together great riding, good food, comfortable accommodations, and wonderful company at the Natural Bridge Hotel and Conference Center. Featuring vendors, scavenger hunt covered bridge ride, door prizes, catered Brats & Brews Friday dinner, catered Saturday buffet dinner and presentation, and more, all at one affordable price. to register or call 540-891-9844.

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18-20 • Dover Moto Riding for a Cure • In addition to one of a kind vistas, country road rides, and top notch food and drink options, the area provides convenient rider friendly lodging for your weekend stay. Choose from any of the participating inns, lodges, bed and breakfasts with outstanding service and advice on area rides and attractions. Pre-registration will be available until April 22, 2018. Register and pay at the Inn you are staying.Day and Weekend registration available online as well as a listing of participating lodging and rates:

19-20 • 5th Annual New Sweden 450 sponsored by the New Sweden BMW Riders. 450 miles of great back roads linked together in the tri-state area. The ride will take place over the course of 2 days, traversing some of the best roads in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York (and perhaps Delaware). We provide doughnuts and coffee during registration, free camping, a great dinner on Saturday night, prizes, a 50/50 drawing, a hearty breakfast on Sunday morning, and a finisher’s patch. Route sheets will be provided at the starting location, directions will clearly indicate mileage, turns, and gas/eating spots. GPS uploads available (Donations accepted). This is not a group ride or a parade. Participants can elect to ride in groups, with friends or solo. You decide your own pace. Sign-In between 8:30-10 am Saturday, May 19th at Cycle-Gear, 2070 Rt. 70 (East) Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 and ends Sunday, May 20 at PJ Whelihans, 1854, Rt. 70 (East) Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. Pre-registration $55, day of event $60 (credit cards accepted). $5 discount for New Sweden club members. More info and registration:

25-27 • Charter Oak Rally hosted by Connecticut River Valley BMW Riders. Crystal Pond at Camp Nahaco, Eastford ‘Quiet Corner, CT. Camping showers, pretty country roads, great food (including our famous Friday nithg chili), door prizes and an excellent reason to get your motorcycle out of the garage. More info: email

JUNE 2018

4-9 • Americade, the largest touring rally in the world, Lake George, NY • For more details and registration online: • 518-798-7888

6-9 • DIrtDaze Adventure Bike Rally, Lake Luzerne, NY • For more details and registration online • 518-798-7888

9-16 • HeliBars Open House Week during Laconia Bike Week. 20 Industrial Way, Cornish, ME • 9am-5pm daily. Installs, shop tours, product specials. If you’re in Laconia for Bike Week take the short ride to Maine to see where HeliBars are made by American craftsmen and women • 800-289-1047

9-17 • 95th Laconia Motorcycle Week, the world’s oldest motorcycle rally, presented by Progressive, New Hampshire. For more details and registration • 603-366-2000

20 • 31st Annual Gooch’s Garlic Run presented by Blue Knights NJIX to benefit Families of Children stricken with Illness. Sign in: 4:30-6:30pm; KSU 6:30p. Rockaway Townsquare Mall, Rt. 80/Mt. Hope Rd, Rockaway, NJ. More info:

JULY 2018

12-15 • BMW MOA International Rally, Des Moines, IA • for more details and registration online

14-15 • 42nd Annual Running of the Ramapo 500. Watch for details.

28 • 21st Annual Kids & Cancer Benefit Motorcycle Run. Sign in: Zippo-Case South Parking Lot, Congress St, Bradford, PA 9-11:45am. $20/pp or 3 raffle tickets for $50. Cruise through the beautiful mountains of scenic northern PA, the Allegheny Natioinal Forest and southern NYS. Proceeds benefit individuals and kids and cancer programs • 814-368-2764


28-Sept. 1 • 40th Wing Ding, Knoxville, TN

29-Sept. 3 • 115th Anniversary Harley-Davidson Celebration, Milwaukee, WI


20-24 • 20TH ANNIVERSARY BACKROADS FALL FIESTA. The Endless Mountain Excursion. Scranton, PA, Altoona, PA and Jim Thorpe, PA will be our homes for four days of Pennsylvania's twisties, histories and mysteries. Details on page 38 or visit


It is not necessary to be a member of the Polar Bear Grand Tour to do these rides. Polar Bear cancellations & updates will be posted on the website • • Sign-in is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. unless otherwise posted.

2-18-18 • THE EXCHANGE, 160 E. Main St., Rockaway, NJ 07866 • 973-627-8488

2-25-18 • HOOTERS, 25 Rte 23 South, Wayne, NJ 07470 • 973-837-1876

3-4-18 • BAHRS LANDING, 2 Bay Ave., Highlands, NJ 07732 • 732-872-1245

3-11-18 • LIGHTHOUSE TAVERN, 397 Route 9 Waretown, NJ 08758 • 609-693-3150

3-18-18 • LONG VALLEY PUB & BREWERY, 1 Fairmount Rd., Long Valley, NJ 07853 • 908-876-1122

3-25-18 • THE CHATTERBOX, #1 Rte 15 South, Augusta, NJ 07822 • 973-300-2300

4-8-18 • BRIAN'S HARLEY-DAVIDSON, 600 S. Flowers Mill Rd., Langhorne PA 19047 • 215 752-9400

4-15-18 • THE HICKORY BBQ SMOKEHOUSE, 743 Route 28, Kingston, NY 12401 • 845-338-2424

4-22-18 • PLUMSTED GRILL, 457 Rte. 539, Cream Ridge, NJ 08514 • 609-758-5552

4-29-18 • CAPE MAY V.F.W. post #386, N.J. 419 Congress St., Cape May, N.J. 08204 • 609-884-7961

5-5-18 • END OF THE SEASON GET-TOGETHER - At The Pic-a-Lilli Inn, starting @ 11:30 AM. The rain date would be May 12, 2018; same time. Cost to Members: $6.00 per person. You must get an arm band from your flight leader.