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Written by  March 10, 2014

Coming soon to a theatre or motorcycle dealer near you, Why We Ride is a documentary about the passion of motorcycling. Its synopsis states that is a story about “individuals with a desire to dream, discover and explore. It’s a story about the journey, not the destination. Motorcycles represent the milestones of our lives.

From a kid’s dream come true, to a retiree’s return to freedom. From a family riding together on the sand dunes, to hundreds of choppers carving through the canyons – the bond is the same. It’s about the passion of the riders and the soul of their machines.”


While the release dates began in February, the site, contains a list of showings for all of 2014. Unfortunately for me and all New Jersey riders, its last showing in New Jersey was in January. *Image credit: Kretz Media Holdings


Charlotte Ammons is a motorcycle instructor for two Harley Davidson dealerships and is well aware of the growing enthusiasm women have shown in motorcycling. Last year, she began formulating a plan to get all these women together in one place and thus, Thundering Beauties Biker Rally was born. Its inaugural will take place in Marion, VA July 24-27 at Hungry Mother State Park. Plans include riding the Back of the Dragon through Smyth and Tazewell counties, self-guided rides, live entertainment with several bands on tap, an appreciation banquet, and a vendor show. Ammons said the rally will also raise money for several charities related to women’s issues and hopes it becomes an annual event.

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If you have ever participated in the Trail of Tears multi-state charity ride, their site has announced that it will no longer be held. Trail of Tears was started in 1994 by Bill Cason to mark one of the trails used in the 1838 removal of Native Americans from their homelands in the southeast to Oklahoma. Starting in Chattanooga, TN, the four-day ride concluded in Florence, AL with an extended ride that ended in Oklahoma and provided thousands of dollars in scholarships to needy Native American children, placed historical markers along the trail and made donations to other educational projects.