California Stories

2017 David Mann Chopperfest

By Tom Christian; Photos by Tom C & Mike Cupp The David Mann Chopper Fest Motorcycle Art and Culture Show was moved from December 10, 2017 to February 4, 2018 because of the fires in the Ventura area last year, and the event venue (Ventura Fairgrounds) was used as an evacuation center. As I was riding out to cover this ...

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2018 Mooneyes X-Mas Party

By Art Hall  You saw “The Last Picture Show” – well now it is “The Last Mooneyes Xmas Party” which was held at the Irwindale Raceway in the city of that same name where the 605 meets the 210 freeway. December the 9th, 2017 was the final party for this event that moved to the facility back in 2006 – ...

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2018 L.A. Toy Run

By Art Hall Christmas is a busy time for the motorcycle riders of Southern California with the myriad of toy runs raising money and gathering toys for the less fortunate. One of the premier charity directed fundraisers of the Harley-Davidson community is the dealership in Glendale. It is also the home of the world famous Love Ride which had its ...

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Morongo Sleigh Ride

By Mike Cupp Cabazon, CA — The First Annual Morongo Sleigh Ride was a two-day event held on December 9th and 10th.  There were two group ride options starting at either Palm Springs Harley-Davidson (a twenty mile ride) or Temecula Harley-Davidson (a sixty mile ride), going to the Sleigh Ride event at the Morongo Casino & Resort.  Once you get ...

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2017 San Diego Toy Run

By Pastor Z. and Snowman, Photos by Snowman, Kansas Rose and others… Click here for the full San Diego Toy Run photo gallery The San Diego Toy Run was started in 1973 by an “old school biker couple” named Frank and Charlene King because of an extremely poor family who lived in his neighborhood. Frank decided that there must be ...

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2017 Super Hooligan Moto Beach Classic

Words and Photos: Koz Mraz, Joe Hitzelberger, Mike Cupp Click here to see the photos in our 2017 photo gallery The team at Roland Sands Design pulled off the ultimate beachfront moto event at Bolsa Chica State Beach.  The goal of RSD Events is based on bringing racing to the people and growing the sport. Dubbed The Super Hooligan Moto Beach Classic, ...

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Thunder on the Lot

23 Years of Family Friendly Thunder Intro by Randy Twells Click here to view the Thunder on the Lot photo gallery.  Every year in June since 1995, the pilgrimage takes place with bikes and classic cars –and people- massing by the thousands in the Antelope Valley, making a Thunder for good that is felt all year by 30 community service ...

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ROAD TEST: 2017 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic Review

Roam Sweet Roam Story BY Gary Koz Mraz Photos by Mraz and Sherlonna Kirby Since 1965 the Electra Glide has been the essential American touring motorcycle. Refining the machine and the riders experience has been Harley-Davidson’s number one mission. Well for 2017, mission accomplished. With the passing power of the all-new Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine, all new front and rear suspension, ...

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Rocky Point Rally 2016

By Perry and Traci We headed out to Mexico on Thursday, about 4pm. We hit a little traffic getting through Phoenix, but smooth the rest of the way. It was a Beautiful chilly night ride and we wished we had worn our chaps! When we got to the border they waved us through with no wait. When we arrived at ...

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ROAD TEST: 2017 Polaris Slingshot SLR Review

Pure FUN, at any cost By CD Your practical side says, “So little storage room, limited protection in a crash, why is there just one tire in back? It’s the answer to a question that nobody asked. Oh and it’s $29,000?!” But then you squeeze into the thing, you fire it up and it’s satisfying…You put it in gear and ...

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