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Come see Big Ear at our “Set My Soul Free” National Rally

If you're looking for a pair of custom molded earplugs or custom molded in-ear monitors, stop by the Big Ear booth this year. "Made for motorcyclists by motorcyclists!" Learn more at https://www.bigearinc.com/products/motorcycle-ear-plugs/ Vendors are an important part of our rallies. Be sure to visit them while you are setting your soul free.

It was the best of times…

My father taught my brother and I to ride as kids. I remember crawling onto the R 80 RT that rarely left the garage (and I eventually rode from Tulsa to the Daytona 200 through both an ice storm and the “Dragon” at Deals Gap). My brother and I learned throttle control and clutch operation on a 250cc two-stroke Yamaha Trials bike. Despite countless stories of riding adventures, the 15,000 mile round trip from Oklahoma to Denali (via Moto-GP in...

OTL Magazine – MAY / JUNE 2019 Issue

Highlights in the MAY / JUNE 2019 issue: The Nostalgia from NMOTO, a tribute to the 1934 R7 prototype, built upon modern r Nine T mechanicals The Rally Raid G 310 GS, equipped with upgrades and accessories to go farther off the beaten path Corsica and Sardinia tour with Tamela Rich Wethead Brake Flush 2018 Ohio RA Halloween Rally and more! VIEW

Gore-Tex Gore-Grip Technology

Advancements in glove technology construction have moved at a snail's pace for what seems like forever. As a supplier of waterproof seat covers, I've had my share of wet-weather riding as I test my product in all types of conditions. I've learned a few things over the years about gloves and what a rider needs from this sometimes overlooked piece of equipment. Gore-Tex introduced the world to the waterproof/breathable membrane. Along with others in the industry, the membrane has...

It’s Not All Parades and Puffy Clouds

"Doing traffic enforcement on a police motorcycle is not cruising around, in the wind, enjoying the ride." Sergeant Allen Noles, City of Grand Rapids, MI Police Department Editor’s Note: There are not a lot of careers in America where you can support a family while being paid to ride a motorcycle. One of the most visible of these careers is that of a police motorcycle officer. OTL Assistant Editor Ethan Powsner recently spent a morning with five members of the City...

Upcoming Events

June

201923JunAll Day27STAR 2019Sport Touring Association Rendezvous(All Day) Holiday inn and Conference Center, 3005 Linden Dr. Bristol, Va. 24202

201927Jun(Jun 27)1:00 PM30(Jun 30)1:00 PM41st Annual Chief Joseph Rally1:00 PM - 1:00 PM (30) Grant County Fairgrounds, 411 NW Bridge St

201928Jun(Jun 28)9:00 AM29(Jun 29)9:00 AMBMW Demo EventGrand Opening9:00 AM - 9:00 AM (29) BMW Motorcycles of Greater Cincinnati, 140 N. VERITY PKWY

July

201903Jul6:00 PM8:00 PMNor Cal Barley TherapyAll Riders are welcome!6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sideshow Kitchen, 942 Stanford Ave, Oakland, CA 94608

201911JulAll DayKentucky Red River Gorge RallyThursday - Sunday Event(All Day) Red River Gorge Rally, 115 Stone Trace Drive, Mt. Sterling, Ky 40353

201917Jul(Jul 17)8:00 AM21(Jul 21)10:00 PMRoar on the Shore 13th Annual Bike WeekRoar on the Shore8:00 AM - 10:00 PM (21) EST

201918JulAll Day2147th Annual Cascade Country Rendezvous and Republic Dual Sport Rally(All Day) Ferry County Fairgrounds, 14 Lawson Way

201919Jul(Jul 19)12:00 PM21(Jul 21)11:00 AMOHIO RA RAWIGA ROAD RALLY12:00 PM - 11:00 AM (21)

August

201902Aug(Aug 2)12:00 PM04(Aug 4)12:00 PMDAMN YANKEES RALLY AND MOTO GYMKHANA24th Annual Damn Yankee12:00 PM - 12:00 PM (4) Heath Fair, 9 Hosmer Road

201903AugAll Day20th Annual 100,000 Foot Ride(All Day: saturday) Foothills BMW/Triumph Motorcycles, 1435 Wadsworth Blvd

201907Aug6:00 PM8:00 PMNor Cal Barley TherapyAll Riders are welcome!6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sideshow Kitchen, 942 Stanford Ave, Oakland, CA 94608

201909AugAll Day11TWIStar 2.0A Just For Fun Free Event(All Day) LaCrosse, Wisconsin

201909AugAll Day1142nd Annual Dan’l Boone Campout(All Day) KOA Campground, 123 Harmony Mountain Ln Boone, North Carolina 28607

201911Aug12:00 PM4:00 PMNJ Ride for the Cure!A Moto-Fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Research12:00 PM - 4:00 PM NJ ride for the Cure! A Moto-Fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Research, Cross-Country Powersports/Cycles, 911 MIDDLESEX AVENUE METUCHEN, NJ 08840

201916AugAll Day184 Winds BMW Riders Rally53rd 4 Winds BMW Riders Rally(All Day)

201919AugAll Day26Mail Pouch FlyBy WeekOpen to ALL RIDERS!(All Day) Best Western, 701 Pike Street, Marietta, Oh 45750