Southwest Featured Stories

2019 Street Vibrations Spring Rally: it’s the people!

Story by Chris Oggerino; Photos by Chris O & Christine Z We’ve been writing articles about Street Vibrations for several years now. In those articles, you could easily learn what Street Vibrations is. We’ve told you that it’s thousands of bikers coming to Reno to get together and have a great time. We’ve told you that the downtown area of ...

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We are on our way: remembering “Digger Dave” Hightower

By Nava Gray Sometimes in life it is not where we are going, but how we get there that matters the most. I remember when I was little and my Dad, Digger Dave and I would pack up the saddlebags with a few essential supplies and head off to unknown destinations. My Dad, who called me Navigator, would allow me ...

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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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