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Riding the sweepers on Northern Virginia’s historic Snickersville Turnpike

February 26, 2009 by · Comments Off on Riding the sweepers on Northern Virginia’s historic Snickersville Turnpike 

by Mark Poesch, DC Motorcycle Travel Examiner

Snickersville Turnpike is an historic road that traces its origins all the way back to pre-Civil War era.  35 MPH most of the way, running roughly parallel to 55 MPH Rt. 28, it’s primarily useful to locals, and tourists looking for countryside scenery or historic sites along the Turnpike.  Sixteen miles of twists and turns make the drive somewhat arduous for the commuter, so the road is lightly trafficked.

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Motorcycle bill sparks debate in the Virginia Senate

February 24, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

A bill passed by the state senate Tuesday lessens the penalty for motorcyclists who ride in the same lane.

It drops the penalty from reckless driving to a civil penalty. The debate was intense before a 20-19 vote in favor of the change.

“If there has ever been a case of reckless driving, it’s two motorcycle operators going down the road side by side talking to each other. It is reckless driving for a purpose,” said Sen. Ken Stolle.

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Biker Babe of the Week

February 23, 2009 by · Comments Off on Biker Babe of the Week 

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Freedom: Evolution of the Motorcycle – July 3rd and 4th, 2009

February 19, 2009 by · 4 Comments 

Technology and enthusiam in riding motorcycles has inspired change in motorcycle designs since their early origins in the late 19th century century. This exhibit explores these transformations through the designs by American, European, and Asian companies, and the explosion in modern popularity during the 20th century.

Opening reception: July 3rd 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and July 4th 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
music, food, vendors, special parking for motorcycles July 3rd @ 8:30 p.m. the band Butter will perform. For more information on this exhibit visit www.courthousegalleries.com

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OUTER BANKS BIKE WEEK(TM) APRIL 23-26, 2009

February 19, 2009 by · 3 Comments 

The 7th Annual Outer Banks Bike Week™, the premier rally on the East Coast, is gearing up for another action packed four days of great riding and entertainment.

The rally takes place Thursday, April 23rd through Sunday April 26th this year and from the initial response from bikers, this rally is going to be BIG! Many riders have decided to forego the hassles of Myrtle Beach and opt to spend their time and money in the Outer Banks where they’re welcomed by all the towns and locals in the area.

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Countdown to D-Day Annual Memorial Ride – April 25, 2009

February 18, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Countdown to D-day Annual Memorial Ride and Poker Run
Saturday April 25, 2009 (Rain Date April 26)
Beginning at Berglund Bedford, 1425 Boxwood Terrace, Bedford, VA

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Lead law throttles youth powersports

February 18, 2009 by · 3 Comments 

IRVINE, Calif. — A new federal law aimed at protecting children from lead in toys has also forced a nationwide halt in sales of off-road motorcycles and recreational vehicles built for young riders, killing off a multimillion-dollar industry that was thriving despite the recession.

Thousands of powersports dealers were told to halt sales of vehicles designed for children 12 and younger because of new lead restrictions in an act of Congress that took effect Feb. 10.

Even used vehicle sales are banned by law passed in response to lead found in toys imported from China.

“We’re out of business as far as the youth market goes,” says Rick Rizzon, owner of Rizzon Cycle in Middlesex, N.J. “It’s crazy.”

With the motor vehicle industry already hurting from recession, he said the ban means a 20% drop in sales of youth off-road motorcycles and the parts business for bikes already sold.

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Information from the AMA on the Law can be found here.

American Cruisers Chapter 54 Ride for the Children June 13, 2009

February 18, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Charity Dice Run for EDMARC Hospice for Children
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Registration: 8:30 AM First Bike Out: 9:30 AM Last Bike Out: 10:30 AM

Registration and FREE breakfast at Roger Browns Sports Bar in Downtown Portsmouth

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