Featured Motorcycle Events ///

Our featured national events take place coast to coast. Use the links below to view our full calendar or to search or events by location, event type, date and more. If you want to list your event on our calendar, we offer a quick and easy process to add your event!

Reasons to Ride Blog ///

Our Media contains our featured blogs, photos and videos. Our blog contains articles published in house by our team, as well as links to blogs by other top publishers in the industry. This is the place to be whether your reading our blog, our just looking for a quick link to the top news in the industry.

MSTA Sample

MSTA National Sport Touring Rendezvous (STAR) 2022 Cape Girardeau, Missouri, June 18-23 By guest author Jerry James, Moto Adrenaline Tours  2208-01.jpg This year’s MSTA national STAR rally headed to the shore of the Mississippi river in Cape Girardeau. Due to hot weather in the forecast, Jeff Dolence and I trailered the 460 miles to the event on Friday,…

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Riding With Brendan

            Here it is already! December, another year gone and what a fantastic year of riding it was! I hope your riding season was as eventful as mine and I hope our paths crossed this year!             I had a great fall color run! I was like the many, many other riders that wanted to…

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Anticipation…

Seems our lives are spent with a lot of time periods of wanting and waiting. This time of year, especially! Long lines in stores as we hustle around looking for the ultimate gifts for our loved ones, even if we are not particularly shopping for the gifts, we still are found waiting in those lines…

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The Rise of Technical Routes

Sport Touring Corner By Norm Kern Last month’s MSTA FlyBy Week report included commentary on new “technical” routes that turned out to be a big hit at the event. In the follow-up survey, technical routes ranked high in popularity, second only to twisty routes. Those two categories outranked destination, short, touring bike friendly, EZ navigation…

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POKER RUN 101: PART 2 RUN STOPS and HOST SPONSORS Obviously one of the most critical aspects of hosting a Poker Run is determining the route and stops of the actual run. Unfortunately, though, the critical considerations are not always so obvious. The overall success of the event though, is impacted dramatically by your choice…

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 POKER RUN 101: PART 1: How to Get Started

EDITOR’S NOTE: A few years back we ran a series of articles focusing on how to effectively plan, organize, promote, and execute various motorcycle events – starting with the Poker Run. After countless requests for reprints and updates we decided to revisit the topic this spring and update the series. For immediate assistance with your…

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From The Editor…

Each year we dedicate the November Edition of our magazine to our Veterans – honoring those that have served our nation, here and abroad, as well as their families that have supported them.   We do this for countless reasons, all of which can be summed up with a basic statement – “we owe it to…

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Riding with Brendan Farren

So the Veteran’s Day edition is upon us.  With free rein from my Editor-in-Chief I thought long and hard about the article I wanted to present.  Since I, myself didn’t serve but several people that have influenced my life had, how should I write?  Should I do a tribute piece to all of the Veterans?…

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Fall Photo Contest

Submit your Pics to RtR – maybe see them in the magazine, maybe win some cool prizes! Reasons To Ride (RtR) is inviting everyone to submit photos for consideration as part of our 2022 Fall Photo Contest.  This is a fun, informal contest for amateur photographers and anyone with a camera phone that is interested…

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Interested in hosting a Bike Show at your location in 2023?

We are currently reviewing locations and locking down dates for our 2023 ReasonsToRide Bike Show Series.  For 2023, we are looking to expand the show throughout the Midwest, and we are adding NEW locations and dates in Michigan.  We will be adding both more local BIKE NIGHT SHOWS and larger REGIONAL SHOWS.  We will also…

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