February 28, 2017
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Dodgin’ Trolleys In East Haven, CT

EAST HAVEN, CT – Times change and so do the hazards faced by motorcycle riders. A big worry for us these days are inattentive drivers who text. While I haven’t inquired of any old-time riders, I’m guessing that decades ago trolley cars and the tracks embedded in the roadway were …

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Kent’s Good Gallery Exhibits Bike Pics

KENT, CT – Besides being machines, motorcycles may also be regarded as artwork. Now, Gary Halby’s exquisite pictures of motorcycles and their riders have gone from high-end coffee table book to illuminating gallery exhibit. “The Art of the Ride” opened Saturday at The Good Gallery here with

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“Motorcycles and the Open Road” Opening

STONY BROOK, NY – It’s a bit of a journey, and time-consuming no matter whether you take the ferry from Bridgeport, CT to Port Jefferson, NY or drive the long way around to Long Island from New England, but the Ward Melville Heritage Organization is staging its

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Millbrook, NY For Farmers’ Market, Food

MILLBROOK, NY – If Goldilocks owned a motorcycle and had only a few hours to ride through the forest, she might say that the Catskills or Adirondacks are too far and that the usual haunts in Litchfield County are too near, but that the Duchess County village of

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Simeone Museum Show Sparkles

PHILADELPHIA – I’ve visited many world-class collections of historic vehicles from Maine to California.  Just when you think you’ve seen ‘em all, another name appears. One of the world’s great collections of racing sports cars existed for many years in a nondescript building in center-city Philadelphia. However, the collection of neurosurgeon …

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Impressions Of Harley-Davidson Museum

MILWAUKEE – Since the beginning of the 1900s, Harley-Davidson has built one of the biggest brands in the corporate world. Producing bicycles, golf carts, ATVs, Servicars, and their famous motorcycles, Harley-Davidson has made

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Reopening Closer For Point Lookout Inn

EAST WINDHAM, NY – Closed for more than two years, the hillside lodge and eatery on Route 23 that was previously known as Point Lookout Mountain Inn and Restaurant will soon reopen as Captain’s Inn Point Lookout. RIDE-CT / RIDE-New England stopped there in October 2012 (below picture) to enjoy

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Motorcyclepedia Keeps Adding Old Bikes

NEWBURGH, N.Y. – Pulling into a parking space outside the employees’ entrance of the Motorcyclepedia museum one recent morning, it was impossible not to notice an old Indian strapped down in the bed of a nearby pickup. The truck had an Ohio license plate, suggesting the bike had traveled

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Strange Sights In Columbia County, NY

About 100 miles north of New York City, Columbia County has long offered a great selection of fun riding roads and some interesting destinations. Among those destinations are three venues for modern outdoor sculpture – sometimes on a grand scale. The ambitious rider could visit each of these unique collections …

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Seeking Seafood In Maine

New England riders carry a great sense of pride in the region that we are fortunate enough to call home. Those of us from the southern New England regularly point our bikes north via those wonderfully windy ribbons of tar. As a resident of Litchfield County, CT, I regularly heed …

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Motorcyclepedia Opens in Newburgh, N.Y.

By Bud Wilkinson of RIDE-CT.com NEWBURGH, NY – The new motorcycle museum Motorcyclepedia opened this morning and it is quite spectacular – two floors and 85,000 square feet of floor space devoted to hundreds of motorcycles. There are familiar names like Harley-Davidson and forgotten ones like

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