California Featured Stories

The Mother Road

By Jerry Nichols The Mother Road, historic Route 66 from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California, also known as the Main Street of America and The Will Rogers Highway, spans 2,448 miles through Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and California. Route 66, which rolls past my home in Helendale, California has always struck my interest. I enjoy ...

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The Kernville Kampout

By Sasha Johnson Rise and Ride Friday morning started with a cold 4 am wake up call. After grabbing coffee and gas, we were on the way to our group’s first meet-up spot at the world’s largest Chevron in Jean, Nevada. The excitement was palpable, as this would be Black Patch MC’s first field trip with every member and supporter ...

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Corbin Open House Party

By Stacy McCleary Photos by Stacy’s Nephew Craig   Early Saturday morning of July 6th, I was loading two bikes in my 6’X10’ cargo trailer to go over to Hollister for a bike show.  Less than a mile from my house the trailer came off the hitch, and the safety chains were the only thing holding the trailer to my ...

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38 Special to play Thunder Valley Rally September 20-21

After more than four decades together, 38 SPECIAL continues to bring a signature blast of Southern Rock to over 100 cities a year. And at each and every show, thousands of audience members are amazed by the explosive power of the band’s performance. Their many Gold and Platinum album awards stand in testament to the endurance of a legendary powerhouse. With sales in excess of 20 ...

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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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