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  • Wings Across Tennessee Raises Funds for Children's Hospital Published 12/3/2009 at 3:57 p.m. 0 comments

    Last month, The Goldwing Road Riders Association (GWRRA) of Tennessee came through Knoxville on their annual trip across the state to deliver their donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.

  • New BMW/Ducati Dealership Slated for Chattanooga Published 12/2/2009 at 10:23 a.m. 0 comments

    Bucking the current economic climate, Justin Prann, former parts manager for BMW Motorrad North America, is well on his way to opening a new BMW and Ducati dealership in Chattanooga.

  • Local Dealers Sell Out of Buells in Wake of Shut-Down Published 12/2/2009 at 10:22 a.m. 0 comments

    You have probably heard by now that on October 15, Harley-Davidson announced that its third-quarter income was down by 84 percent. First on the list of fixes was the pulling of the Buell line. Buells justifiably have their fans, without ...

  • “Distracted Driving” Gets Increased Attention From Lawmakers, AMA Published 12/2/2009 at 10:21 a.m. 0 comments

    President Obama signed an executive order banning federal employees from sending text messages while driving government vehicles and while using government-paid cell phones when driving their own cars. The order also bans federal employees from sending text messages from hand-held ...

  • Hickman and Parker Claim WERA, AHRMA Titles Published 11/5/2009 at 10:45 a.m. 0 comments

    Ray Hickman of Corryton (129 Racing) claimed two WERA national championships for 2009 by taking two wins at the Nashville round on September 27, followed by a win and a third place at the WERA Grand National Finals at Road ...

  • The Lady Bikers Hold Their First Rally Published 11/5/2009 at 10:42 a.m. 0 comments

    In the May 2009 issue we mentioned a fast-growing group of women riders who call themselves, appropriately, The Lady Bikers. They ride together frequently. And at regular meetings and via their website, they stress safety and share information with women ...

  • Snell Gets With the ECE Program Published 11/5/2009 at 10:41 a.m. 0 comments

    You have probably encountered the news that the Snell Memorial Foundation intends to revise its helmet-safety standards, resulting in a new SNELL 2010 rating you can expect to see in stores soon. Based on reports elsewhere, the shift in standards ...

  • Late Postscript and Eulogy: Buell Motor Company, R.I.P. Published 11/5/2009 at 10:00 a.m. 0 comments

    As I get a late start on a rainy Thursday afternoon, I get a voicemail from a good Buell riding buddy of mine: Buell Motor Company is closing down.

  • 12th Annual Fall Trail Ride Published 9/22/2009 at 5:57 p.m. 0 comments

    Southern Woods Riders will be hosting the 12th Annual Fall Trail Ride at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch Oct. 16, 17, and 18.

  • AMA Roadracing At VIR Updated 10/9/2009 at 9:38 a.m. 0 comments

    The penultimate AMA Roadracing round at Virginia International Speedway last month held many questions: After announcing he would retire at the end of season, could Matt Mladin wrap up the Superbike championship in Virginia? Could Larry Pegram put the Ducati ...

  • Local Racers Rebound After Incidents Published 9/22/2009 at 5:53 p.m. 0 comments

    Ray Hickman of Corryton (129 Racing) had a great start to the July 26 Roebling Road WERA road racing round, and won the V7 Heavyweight race, before crashing and heavily damaging his bike when he encountered oil on the track ...

  • “Wings Across Tennessee” Flying into Knoxville Published 8/27/2009 at 10:47 a.m. 0 comments

    On October 2, the 14th Annual “Wings Across Tennessee” ride will be coming through Knoxville, and anyone and everyone is invited to participate. This ride starts in Bristol, Tenn., and will head across the state, picking up other riders as ...

  • 37th Annual BMW International Rally: Have Tent, Will Travel Published 8/27/2009 at 10:46 a.m. 0 comments

    very year for the past 37 years, the BMW Motorcycle Owners Association (BMW MOA) has held its international rally at a great motorcycle destination—and this year it was in our own backyard. Johnson City was picked for this year’s rally ...

  • Dragon Safety Seminar Launched Published 8/27/2009 at 10:45 a.m. 0 comments

    On Aug. 8, the first of what is planned to be an annual “Safety Awareness Day” was held at Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort, just across the North Carolina line on the infamous, and often deadly, stretch of road known as ...

  • World-Traveling Limeys Delight, Mesmerize Tea Room Crowd Published 8/27/2009 at 10:43 a.m. 0 comments

    Motorcycling world travelers Lois Pryce and Austin Vince, visiting Knoxville on a cross-country trip in a Ural sidecar rig, stopped by the Time Warp Tea Room Thursday evening, July 30, and gave a pair of presentations on their travels. Both ...