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North Country Family Health CenterA local motorcycle club will soon be hitting the road to raise money for the North Country Family Health Center, and members of the community are invited to ride along. The sixth annual “Unmet Needs Run,” hosted by the Tranquil Thunder Motorcycle Club, will be held Saturday, July 16.

Motorcycle Technology MagazineOn The Front Cover: Defending MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier (1), Roger Hayden (95), and Josh Hayes (4) have all been winning races in one of the most competitive seasons ever. (Inset) Andrea Iannone (29) runs into the back of Jorge Lorenzo (99) during a MotoGP race, and both crash.

Sunday to honor Minooka manA ride is scheduled for Sunday to honor the life of a Minooka man killed in a motorcycle crash four years ago and criticize what they deem a lenient sentence for the driver responsible. “Justice For Ron Oswald” will begin at 10:30 a.m. July 17 when riders meet at Double J Sports Bar, 1001 Essington Road in Joliet, according to event organizers.

Motorcycle ride benefitsAt 11 a.m. Saturday, motorcycle riders will rev their engines and set out for a 120-mile ride to raise money for victims of domestic violence. Registration for the New Hope for Tomorrow Ride 2016 opens at 9 a.m.

Royal Enfield 750ccThere has been a lot of talk going on about Royal Enfield working on a 750cc twin-cylinder engine. So here are a few spy shots of a Royal Enfield motorcycle carrying the all-new engine which it has been testing for a while now.

Sturgis bike rallyEach year the Kentucky Bike Rally in Sturgis, KY, brings thousands of motorcycles and motorcycle riders to the region.  The event runs July 14-17 this year.

Midsummer SplendorAfter hearing downtown merchants talk about the value of a car show in the Uptown Arts District, Mainstreet Association member Johnny Stimley, also owner of Ryan's Irish Pub, decided to organize one. "It's something people have been talking about for years," he said.

terminally ill LylaIF YOU'RE driving past Aussie World on Sunday morning don't be afraid. The hundreds of bikers you're likely to see riding in formation mean no harm. In fact, quite the opposite.

prevent motorcycle tragediesA proposal by a Cumbernauld firefighter has sparked a national initiative to reduce the number of motorcyclists being killed or injured in Scotland. The Biker Down programme sees firefighters working with bikers to reduce the number of tragedies involving motorcyclists.

host bike showThe Yellow Jackets Motorcycle Club, 4888 Indian Hill Road SE, Uhrichsville, will host its eighth annual bike show beginning at noon Aug. 6. Public judging will take place from 1 to 3 p.m., and trophies will be awarded at 5 p.m. Entertainment will be provided from 1 to 6 p.m.

Ducati Multistrada EnduroMention Ducati and images of bright red sport bikes and superbike racing are conjured. These premium Italian motorcycles are essentially the two-wheeled equivalents of exotic high-performance cars, so imagining them venturing into black fly country after the pavement ends is a little outlandish.

Sikh Motorcycle Club ridingThe Sikh Motorcycle Club’s Cross Canada Ride to raise money for cancer research will arrive in Kamloops this weekend. Participants will be at the Kamloops Sikh Temple, 1345 Ord Rd., on Sunday, July 17, from noon to 2 p.m.

Campbell River crashA man is dead after his motorcycle collided with a vehicle in Campbell River Wednesday night. Campbell River RCMP said the crash happened at the intersection of Roberts Reach and Highway 19A around 10 p.m.

awareness for motorcycle safetyHundreds of motorcyclists came together in an effort to make the roads safer for riders as they remember one of their own. On Saturday, July 9th, riders headed on a 100 mile journey across Iowa from Council Bluffs to Pacific Junction for the "Jeff Ahl Ride".

Randy BeyerOur friend, and employee of Turn Key Auto, Randy Beyer was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 small cell lung cancer. We are having a ride and fundraiser to help him and his family with medical bills and expenses for treatment.

cross-country motorcycle tripThe year was 1916 when sisters Adeline and Augusta Van Buren climbed aboard their Indian motorcycles and headed west from Brooklyn to San Francisco in an effort to prove women could endure the long road and, thus, should be able to serve their country as members of the military.

CS drivers safe"I’d never ridden a motorcycle in my entire life," said Officer James just two weeks. "This is, this is riding a motorcycle," Habeeb said.

motorcycle safetyStrathcona County RCMP are reminding motorists that July is motorcycle safety month. “The Strathcona County RCMP, along with its law-enforcement partners, will be out in full force to ensure the safe driving behaviours of all motorists, with added focus on motorcyclists,” said Const. Chantelle Kelly, media liaison with Strathcona County RCMP.