Southwest Featured Stories

Steel Horse Saloon’s Trifecta, Patrick’s Run

By Perry & Traci Nelson Starting at the end of March through the first week of April motorcycle enthusiasts head down to my beautiful hometown state of Arizona, where there are motorcycle events and activities throughout the entire state. One of the first events that happens, in the Phoenix metro area, is the Trifecta. TRIFECTA The Trifecta is a Bike ...

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Blue Collar Build Off 2019

By Rob Borden In only its third year, the Blue Collar Build Off is making a huge splash in the “low budget, amateur bike building” world. It has already been featured all over the country in everything from internet blogs, to mainstream radio, national magazines, newspaper headlines and even the ABC News. Rob Borden, BCBO founder, says that competitors have ...

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Zipping at the top of the world

By Bryan Hall Everyone says it, and mostly it’s true: “There’s never anything good on TV.” I’ve said it so many times I have lost count. Come on, admit it: you’ve said it too. It was one of those times when I accidentally stumbled across something worth watching. One of the actors from “The Living Dead” is also a rider, ...

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Dysfunctional Veterans: 2019 Blue Collar Build Off Champions

By Justin James Photos by Michael Hernandez. Model: Baylee Krisine Smith The 2019 Blue Collar Build Off brought some of the most talented custom motorcycle builders you’ve never heard of to Las Vegas and the Saddle Sore Ranch over the weekend of March 29-31. A total of 26 teams started the competition and eighteen made it to the finale. Of ...

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Bling Devas

By Shannon “Dazzlin” Venturo After riding with many great people in her early days as a new “biker chick,” and a lot of miles by herself out on two wheels,  “Dazzlin” decided that she wanted to start an all-female motorcycle club.   “It was early 2014 and I was blasting down a mountain with two other women: Carolyn Shirley “Cupcake” ...

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Sedona: Planes, Trains and Sidecars

By Koz Mraz & Christina Fior Thousands of motorcyclists come to Arizona for fun in the sun, but many don’t realize that 33% of Arizona is forested and mountainous with Humphreys Peak reaching an elevation of 12,562 feet. From the snow-capped mountains and pine forests of Show Low to the stunning red rocks of Sedona, you can traverse extraordinarily diverse ...

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Ed’s Ride 2019

By Perry and Traci Nelson Ed’s Ride is a charity motorcycle event in memory of Ed Miller who passed away from Alpha-1 AntiTrypsin disease. Ed was a member of the Howlers MC. Every year the Howlers Community Service Riders Inc host this ride to benefit the Alphazonies, a non-profit organization. All contributions go directly to this local support group for ...

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King’s Day Toy Run 2019

By Perry and Traci Nelson After another one of our hectic, event filled Decembers, we figured, why not spend the first weekend in January riding and chilling on the beach in Rocky Point Mexico for some much-needed, as Bugs Bunny put it, “West and wewaxation at wast.” We decided to get on our Dyna and head down to Puerto Penasco, ...

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For Our Vets!

By Shannon “Dazzlin” Venturo For eleven years now Leather Headquarters has sponsored a huge event to benefit the Boulder City Veterans Home.  Event Coordinator Chay Robinson has a special place in her heart for our vets.  She teams up annually with Leather HQ’s Owner Michael Snyder  to put on this annual event. Chay’s dad is a vet.  She told me, ...

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Team Tinkerin and the 2019 Blue Collar Build Off

By Justin James If you want to make a name for yourself in the custom motorcycle industry you must be willing to venture outside of your comfort zone and push your limits. Over the years I have built many bikes and entered plenty of shows but I have yet to compete in any sort of build off. Recently I have ...

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