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UPCOMING EVENTS

EVERY MONTH - WEATHER PERMITTING

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 • www.spiegelnyc.com • 212-228-2894

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

2nd Friday April thru September 9th @ 6-8pm • 120 N. Queen Street, Lancaster, PA • The Lancaster County Motorcycle Dealers Association invites you to share their passion of riding and discover all that historic downtown Lancaster has to offer • More info: www.2FBN.com

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 • www.bergenharleydavidson.com

Every Sunday • Tramontin Harley-Davidson Biker Breakfast. 9-11am (weather permitting). Join us for breakfast before you ride. Great atmosphere, food and hospitality. Tramontin H-D, Exit 12, I-80, Hope, NJ • 908-459-4101 • TramontinHD.com

APRIL 2017

23 • 24th Annual Gathering of the Nortons, Washington Crossing Historic Park,River Rd, Washington Crossing, PA. 10am to 1pm. Pre-1983 vintage bike parking area and prestigious Norton Ros. All makes of motorcycles welcome. Full details www.dvnr.org

23 • Motorcyclepedia Museum Spring Swap Meet & Warehouse Sale. Two locations: 250 Lake St and 21 Liberty St, Newburgh NY. 7am start at both. Vendors Wanted. For full details and to register as vendor, please visit www.motorcyclepediamuseum.org or call 845-569-9065 ext. 501

27-30 • Horizons Unlimited, Appomatox VA. Adventure Travellers Rally. Full details at www.horizonsunlimited.com/virginia

28 • Woodstock H-D Open House Tent Event. BBQ @ 11 4/29 only, vendors, games, prizes, ride and bike wash and more. 949 Rte. 28, Woodstock, NY • 845-338-2800 • WoodstockHarley.com

29 – Spring Open House - Bob’s biggest event of the year! This year’s guest speaker is Keith Thye, World Traveler and author of multiple books documenting his travels and experiences. Riders of all makes and models are invited to come and kick off the season at Bob’s BMW! Food, Vendors, New Arrivals, Storewide Savings, Door Prizes, and MORE! Visit bobsbmw.com for complete details. 10720 Guilford Rd, Jessup, MD • 888-BMW-BOBS

30 • Pets for Vets Poker Run. Sign in: Tramontin H-D, Route 80, Exit 12, Hope, NJ 9-11am. $20/pp donation. Two stops before endsite: Sussex Elks Lodge #2288, 152 CR 565, Sussex, NJ 12-5pm. Food, beverages, music and prizes. 100% proceeds & donations go to Pets for Vets Northern NJ. Details: 973-262-7829 • nancy@tramontinhd.com

MAY 2017

6-7 • Woodstock H-D Demo Ride Event - All Day, Both Days. Harley-Davidson Demo Truck is IN THE HOUSE. Ride any or all 2017 models. 949 Rte. 28, Woodstock, NY • 845-338-2800 • WoodstockHarley.com

7 • Ramapo MC Club Spring Charity Fun Run to benefit the Helen Hayes Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation.Sign in: 9am @ Rhodes North Tavern, 40 Orange Tpke, Sloatsburg, NY. Self-guided route along Hudson Valley’s interesting roads with stops for poker/dice/scrabble games to win prizes and support a worthy cause. Details: Richard Roberts (914) 422-1806 • rdcptrmc@yahoo.com • www.ramapomc.org

5-7 • Frontline Eurosports 2nd Annual Spring in the Mountains Rally. Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke, VA. Full details: www.frontlineeurosports.com

12-14 • Buzzard Bottom 10 presented by Poverty Riders International and Buzzard Brent. High Country Motorcycle Camp, Ferguson, NC. Camping $12/night, meals available. Come early and stay late. Full details: highcounrymotorcyclecamp.com • Brent 336-973-3911 • brent.hcmc@gmail.com

13 • Bob's BMW presents Zacker Adventures Off-Road Training - Learn about upcoming off-road training and riding opportunities. Zacker Adventures is a local training facility that provides adventure riders the resources they need to take their bikes off-road! Bob’s BMW is partnering witn Zacker Adventures to host a weekend of training in June. All of these details and more will be discussed on May 13. Pizza will be served at the seminar but RSVP is required. Email hanna@bobsbmw.com. Spaces for the weekend adventure in June are very limited and will fill fast. Visit bobsbmw.com for more details.

13 • Bergen County Harley-Davidson Hunka Hunka Mother’s Day Bike Wash • Noon-3pm • $5/bike. The men of Orange Theory Fitness sudsing up your ride to benefit Kicking Cancer’s Ass. Free BBQ, music and more. 124 Essex St, Rochelle Park, NJ • 201-843-6930 • www.BergenHarley.com

13 • Tramontin Harley-Davidson Vintage Motorcycle Day • 11am-4pm • Colonial Chapter of the AMCA and Tramontin H-D, the oldest dealership in the US, have teamed up for a nostalgic trip back to the good old days of motorcycling. Antique motorcycles on display, swap meet (old and new), live music, food & beverages available for purchase. Exit 12, Route 80, Hope, NJ • 908-459-4101 • TramontinHD.com

18-20 • Mother for Daughters Ride 2017 • Raisin money for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Research charities.Registration for the event is online with rooms available at 5 local area inns and lodges. Pre-registration now open with rooms starting at $170 for two nights plus tax. Registration for the ride is $25/bike available online as well • email: sharon@mothers-for-duaghters.com or call 603-860-0591 or 781-861-0005

18-21 • COG Spring Fling Rally, Bennington, VT. Great riding in all directions. Group catered dinner Saturday at a local museum. Event and registration details @ tinyurl.com/COGSpringFLing2017 or contact nead@cog-online.org • 914-953-4154

19-21 • Morton’s BMW Spring Fling Rally. Join us for a weekend of great roads, good food, interesting scavenger hunt and terrific company, all at the historic & scenic Natural Bridge Hotel, Natural Bridge, VA. Your rally fee includes vendors, route sheets, door prizes, scavenger hunt poker run with a prize for the winner, Friday Brats & Brew dinner, Saturday

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20 • Bergen County Harley-Davidson Battle of the Bands • 4 bands - 1 winner. Music starts at noon with free BBQ • 124 Essex St, Rochelle Park, NJ • 201-843-6930 • www.BergenHarley.com and check Facebook for full details and updates

20-21 • New Sweden BMW Riders 4th Annual New Sweden 450. Start: Cycle Gear, 2070 Route 70 E, Cherry Hill, NJ • End: P.J. Whelihans, 1854 Route 70 E, Cherry Hill, NJ. 450 miles over 2 days on some of the great back roads in the Delaware Valley area. This year the route heads north into NY. To find out more, point your browser towards www.450.nsbmwr.com

18-21 • BACKROADS SPRING BREAK - ALMOST HEAVEN TOUR. Full details on our Rally site. Country Inn Berkeley SpringsStonewall Jackson ResortCanaan Valley Resort

28 • Dawn Patrol MC Memorial Day Ride. Sign in: Bradley Gardens Firehouse, 24 Old York Rd, Bridgewater, NJ 9am-noon with coffee + donuts • Endsite: Dawn Patrol MC Clubhouse, 106 Robert St, Bradley Gardens, Bridgewater, NJ • 908-722-4357 • DawnPatrolmc.com

JUNE 2017

3 • Cars & Motorcycles of England at Oakburne Mansion, Westtown, PA. $5/adults, $4/seniors/ $3 kids, $20/show vehicle registration • Gates open 8:30am, 10am judging, 2:30pm awards • Over 250 cars and motorcycles on exhibit. Full details call 267-258-7071 or visit dvtr.org/CMoE.html

5-10 • DirtDaze - Lake Luzerne, NY • 518-798-7888 • www.DirtDaze.com

6-10 • Americade - world's largest motorcycle touring rally - Lake George, NY • 518-798-7888 • www.americade.com

9-11 • Street Skills LLC On-Road style cornering confidence courses @ Americade. Lake Luzerne, NY • 585-802-9859 • www.streetskills.net

10-18 • Laconia Motorcycle Week - world's oldest motorcycle rally - Laconia, NH • 603-366-2000 • www.laconiamcweek.com

15-17 • 25th Anniversary Mid-Atlantic Women’s Motorcycle Rally, Front Royal, VA - Holiday Inn Blue Ridge Shadows. Featured speakers and seminars, rides and more. For full details visit www.mawmr.org

18 • New York Cruisers Last Ride. MEET: 8:30-9:30am Hutchinson River Parkway North Mobil Station, White Plains. NY KSU 10am • Short ride and lunch to follow. For more informaiton please call Kevin Quinn 914-774-4468 • KQuinn5801@gmail.com

19 • 26th International Motorcycle & Scooter RIDE TO WORK DAY • RideToWork.org

21 • 30th Annual Gooch’s Garlic Run presented by Blue Knights NJIX benefitting families of children stricken with illness. Sign in: 4:30-6:30pm Rockaway Townsquare Mall, Rt. 80/Mt Hope Rd, Rockaway, NJ. KSU: 6:30 - ride to Newark’s Iron Bound District. $15 pre-reg/bike • $30 VIP reg incl. VIP ride spot, event t-shirt and pin • $20 day of ride/bike • Full Police Escort with great food, music, vendors at endsite • Full details visit www.BKNJIX.org

22-25 • Thunder in the Valley, Johnstown, PA • JohnstownThunder.com

23-25 • Bob's BMW Ride & Camp Adventure Weekend - Come ride with us in the mountains of West Virginia! Do you have an adventure bike and ride it on gravel roads? Do you have an adventure bike and want to ride it off pavement? Whether you are a novice or experienced adventure rider, this weekend is for you! BOB’S BMW, KLIM and Zacker ADVentures are teaming up to get you out for a true “Unfiltered Experience”. Spaces for this weekend of training and adventure are very limited and will fill fast. Reserve your space online or call 301-497-8949 today!

23-25 • Hudson Valley Motorcycles Ducati Demo Days - only stop in the tri-state area. Demo ride your choice of 2017 Ducati motorcycle. 179 N. Highland Ave/Route 9, Ossining, NY • 914-762-2722 • HVMotorcycles.com or check Facebook for details.

30-July 2 • Conserve the Ride 2017 sponsored by AltRider. ADV Getaway in Palmerton, PA. $305 registration includes camping, catered meals, GPS-led rides for all skill levels, seminars, giveaways and more. Full details www.altrider.com • 206-922-3618

JULY 2017

8-9 • Ramapo MC Club’s 41st Annual Ramapo 500. 500 miles of gorgeous scenery and backroads, free camping, onsite trailer rentals, nearby hotels, river swimming, Saturday night dinner, awards and prizes, Sunday breakfast, starter pins and finisher patches. Sign in: RMC Clubhouse/Veterans Memorial Assoc, 66 Lake Rd, Congers, NY • 7am. Details: Fred Peck (845) 300-1247 • rmc@ramapomc.org • www.ramapomc.org

AUGUST 2017

14 • Street Skills LLC Cornering Confidence Track Day course @ New York Safety Track, Harpersfield, NY • 585-802-9859 • www.streetskills.net

17-20 • 3rd Annual Touratech Rally East, Huntingdon, PA. 4-day rally with opportunity for riders from around the US and the world to camp out, attend workshops and presentations, improve riding skills meet industry pros and explore fun mountain roads. Rides for different experience levels and all street-legal motorcycles are welcome. Check here for details and signup.

25-27 • Dream Ride Experience to benefit Special Olympics. Motorcycle Rally & Ride. Car and Motorcycle Show, live entertainment, chili cook-off and much more. Ride: sign in 8-9:30am/ KSU 10am sharp. Farmington Polo Club, 152 Town Farm Rd, Farmington, CT. Full details: 844-DRM-RIDE * DreamRide.org

SEPTEMBER 2017

3 • Dawn Patrol MC Labor Day Ride Ride. Lime dot/Route Sheet Ride. Live music, Food, Vendors, door prizes, horshoe Pit and Games. Full details: www.dawnpatrolmc.com • 732-356-5838

21-25 • BACKROADS FALL FIESTA - NY STATE OF MIND TOUR. Full details on our Rally webpageInn on the Lake, Canandaigua NYBonnie Castle Resort, Alexandria Bay NYMelody Manor, Bolton Landing NY.

OCTOBER 2017

14-19 • Backroads CLASS Rally. More details on Rally site.

15 • Ramapo MC Club Fall Foliage Tour to benefit the Valerie Fund for childhood cancer research. Guided or self-guided tour along Hudson Valley’s autumn foliage roads. Sign in: Rhodes North Tavern, 40 Orange Tpke, Sloatsburg, NY @ 9am. Details: Kent Sullwold (845) 304-3454 • kms.elec.engr@gmail.com • www.ramapomc.org

Online

POLAR BEAR SCHEDULE 2017

Bob Hartpence Chairman • 609-894-2941 • bear1733@verizon.net

www.PolarBearGrandTour.com • 908-722-0128 for schedule updates

04/23/17 CHEEBURGER CHEEBURGER, 336 Northampton St, Easton, PA 18042 • 610 438-1311

04/30/17 CAPE MAY VFW POST# 386, 419 Congress St, Cape May, NJ 08204 • 609 884-7961

05/05/17 END OF SEASON GET-TOGETHER • The Pic-a-Lilli Inn @ 11:30am. Members: $6/person