California Featured Stories

Top-Line Industrial Supply’s 7th Annual Charity Car & Bike Show

By Tom “Bomb” Christian This was the seventh year of the Top-Line Charity Car and Bike Show that keeps growing in size while getting better every year. The weather was cool and foggy when I arrived on my Harley but Mother Nature came through by 11 AM with clear blue skies that made it a perfect day for the show. ...

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West Coast Thunder 2019

By Tom “Bomb” Christian Memorial Day this year was the 20th anniversary of West Coast Thunder, which made it a very special event for all the folks who have been enjoying this ride over the years. As I rode into Riverside the weather was on my mind after all the rain that southern California had seen in the last few ...

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A Golden Ticket To Ride: Harley-Davidson Riding Academy

By Shawna May I want to start this article with a disclaimer.  I have never written an article or had any desire to write one.  I’m a Registered Nurse (RN), I have been an emergency and operating room nurse for years. Nursing is what I know.  Writing is for people who know what they are doing with paper and pen, ...

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Getting to know bike builder Stacy McCleary

By Stacy McCleary; Photos by Danell McCleary My name is Stacy McCleary and I am 65 years old.  I’ve been building cars and bikes out of a small garage in my backyard (Stacy’s Garage) for forty years. This all started for me at an early age.  By the time I was ten years old I was building bicycles and mini-bikes; ...

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David Mann ChopperFest

By Tom Christian This year’s David Mann ChopperFest at the Ventura County Fairgrounds took place December 9th as scheduled; last year’s event was rescheduled due to the devastating fires and floods in the area. The recent fires in the area potentially foreshadowed a repeat re-scheduling, but thankfully that was not the case. When arriving at the fairgrounds and doing a ...

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Easyriders Bike Show Sacramento

Story by Dave Haile & Pastor Z. Photos by Dave Haile, Tristan Haile & Stacy McCleary This year’s Sacramento Easyriders Bike Show, Saturday January 12th, kicked off the night before at Yuba City Harley-Davidson with a pre-show party. As people gathered, we enjoyed good music and a delicious nacho bar. There was a buzz in the air, as everyone anticipated the ...

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Morongo Sleigh Ride Toy Run

By Jerry Nichols A toy drive to benefit the JJ Johnson Foundation, this second annual event was held on December 8th, 2018. The Foundation’s objectives are to improve the living conditions of those in need and to provide employment opportunities through education and training. To accomplish this they work with various government and private agencies and organizations, local and beyond, ...

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Coppers and Choppers

By Tom Christian When I was asked to cover this event and take part in some of the workshops it took me back a bit, to think about being a part of the training taking place in the parking lot of the Anaheim Angels baseball stadium in Orange County, California. Coppers and Choppers Motorcycle Safety Expo was held on Saturday, ...

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Operation Restoration 2018

An awesome downed biker benefit,  “Operation Restoration,” took place on Sunday Oct. 7th.  We jumped on the bikes at 9 a.m., and set out on the ride from North San Diego to the Route 66 Classic Grill in Canyon Country, CA near Santa Clarita (about 150 miles).   

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2018 Mecum Monterey August Motorcycle Auction

Mecum Auctions was founded by Dana Mecum and his family in the late eighties. Now headquartered in Walworth, Wisconsin, Mecum’s very first official auction was held at Rockport Airport in 1988, which proved to be a total disaster due to severe weather. Luckily, Mecum refused to give up and has come a long way since then.

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