California Featured Stories

Carson to San Francisco on a Harley Ultra Limited

But would I take this trip again? Article and Photos by Art Hall I used to visit at least once a year but it has been a few years since my last trip to San Francisco and a few years more than that since I had used Hwy. 1 to get there, most often using Hwy. 101 rather than the ...

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Celebrity riders take the “PATH Home”

By Gary Koz Mraz In 2010, Quick Throttle featured actress Katee Sackhoff in our “Women Who Ride.” Later that year Sackhoff and motorcycle riding compadre, Tricia Helfer motorcycled from L.A. to Louisiana to raise funds for the Gulf Restoration Network. Check out their movie “The LA LA Ride” at www.actingoutlaws.tv Katee and Tricia met on the set of Battlestar Galactica ...

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Spotlight on Sweetwater Harley-Davidson

By Randy Twells Making the rounds of what’s going on in Southern California, I stopped in recently at the last Harley dealer before the Mexican border, National City’s Sweetwater Harley-Davidson. Founded in 1985 by family Patriarch Tom Horning (RIP), he also started the first HOG chapter in California, and helped create the Tijuana Toy Run among other firsts. My visit ...

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Buckcherry to Play 31st Love Ride in Castaic Lake, California

Angela Conner I had the privilege of chatting with Keith Nelson of Buckcherry the other day about his 2 true passions, music and motorcycles. I was already aware of Keith’s affinity for vintage guitars but it didn’t take long to discover that he also loves classic bikes. You would think that a guy in a successful band that is constantly ...

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A Woman Who Rode – Cathie Kennedy

By Randy Twells; Photos-RT & Courtesy Kennedy Family* My acquaintance with Cathie Kennedy began upon getting to know her and her husband Bill, in association with the motorcycle community in Southern California around the year 2000. The first time we really rode together on a road trip was in a large group of their friends and associates heading across from ...

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The Hollister Rally: Back with a Vengeance

The 2014 Hollister Independence Day Rally was back this year with a vengeance ! On Thursday, July 3rd the bikers began rolling in. Special thanks to the major rally promoters Mark and Yvonne of Worldwide Dynamics, and their local sharpshooter Jorge Briones. They brought the bikers back to Hollister again, and it totally rocked ! Literally ! Some awesome Tribute ...

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Iconic Motorcycles Make a Grand Entrance

San Diego Indian & Victory Motorcycle’s Grand Opening Story & Photos by Randy Twells It was time for San Diego Indian & Victory Motorcycle to officially Welcome the World! On June 14, 2014 the stage was set and preparations in place. As guests arrived for the long awaited Grand Opening, owner Petrina Herman- Shelby and her husband New York Myke, Owner of San Diego Harley, and Petrina’s sister Caryn were ...

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Hear the new electric Harley

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May Ride 2014 at Biggs Harley-Davidson

Proving the Metal– and the Mettle Story- Randy Twells; Photos- RT & Courtesy Biggs H-D It was Armed Forces Day, May 17th. In San Marcos, CA where the May Ride takes place every year at Biggs Harley-Davidson, it never applied more appropriately as in the week immediately preceding, our US Military came to the assistance of local and state firefighting ...

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El Cajon Harley-Davidson Welcomes Women Riders

Story-Randy Twells; Photos- RT & Courtesy El Cajon H-D Harley-Davidson Motor Company for over a decade has seen that women riders are the fastest growing demographic in new motorcycle registrations. Women riders have always been welcome at Demo Events & Rider Courses, etc. Women’s Garage Parties however have really brought the focus to wooing the women in a dedicated environment with an event just for them. Any motorcycle ...

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