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  • BMW MOA Plans International Rally at Appalachian Fairgrounds Published 4/24/2009 at 3:45 p.m. 0 comments

    The 37th Annual BMW International Rally will be held at the Appalachian Fairgrounds, located in Gray, Tenn., on the outskirts of Johnson City, on July 16–19. This is the biggest event of the year for the BMW Motorcycle Owners of ...

  • 1st Annual “Rally at the Strip” Coming June 4-7 Published 3/24/2009 at 9:40 a.m. 0 comments

    English Mountain Dragstrip in Newport will be the location for a new, three-and-a-half-day motorcycle rally, the “Rally at the Strip.” Event organizer Glen Almany, who was raised on the property next to the drag strip, has dreamed for years of ...

  • Destination MotorCycles Changes Ownership Published 3/24/2009 at 9:37 a.m. 0 comments

    March 7 marked a turning point for local European motorcycle lovers. Founder Milt McNally confirmed that he and his son Jordan have sold their interests in Destination MotorCycles.

  • Jack Parker Wins at Roebling, Podiums at Daytona Published 3/24/2009 at 9:36 a.m. 0 comments

    Two-time defending 200GP champion Jack Parker started off the 2009 season with a win and a podium finish at the season-opening round of the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) road racing series at Roebling Road Raceway in Bloomingdale, Ga. ...

  • Adventure Ride Coming to East Tennessee Published 3/24/2009 at 9:31 a.m. 0 comments

    The Slate Creek Adventure Ride promises to kick up some dirt in East Tennessee and Western North Carolina this spring. It’s part of the AMA/BMW National Adventure Riding Series of 20 “rough road” events being held across the United States ...

  • Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson Wins Dealership Honors, Announces Shed Schedule Published 3/12/2009 at 5:04 p.m. 0 comments

    Dealernews announced its Top 100 Dealers for the year, and Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson was the lone Tennessee honoree. (Notable for two reasons: Last year there were no Tennessee dealers in the Top 100.) The motorsports retailer B2B trade mag solicits ...

  • Trials Training Days Published 3/12/2009 at 5:02 p.m. 0 comments

    The Trials Training Center in Marion County will hold its Trials Training Days March 28 and 29. Observed trials is the one motorcycle sport where speed is not the goal. Instead, riders must navigate obstacles without stopping or putting their ...

  • Loudon Plans a Honda Hoot Alternative Published 3/12/2009 at 5:00 p.m. 0 comments

    This summer, the city of Loudon is planning its first motorcycle rally. Titled “The Smokey Valley Rally,” it will be held June 4 through 7 at Loudon Municipal Park, just one mile off of Interstate 75. Mark Harrell of the ...

  • Daytona Vintage Auction is On Published 3/12/2009 at 5:00 p.m. 0 comments

    The off-again, on-again J. Wood & Company Daytona Antique and Classic Motorcycle Auction at Daytona Bike Week is on again for 2009. After 21 years, it appeared that this year would see a cancelation of the auction and related swap ...

  • Honda Hoot Kaput for 2009 Published 2/19/2009 at 3:16 p.m. 0 comments

    Even though it was one of the best-attended motorcycle events in North America, American Honda announced in December that this year’s Honda Hoot is on the ever-growing economic kibosh list. Citing the economic crunch and its likely significant impact on ...

  • Knox Road Racer Wins National Championship Published 2/19/2009 at 3:15 p.m. 0 comments

    Knoxville area Vintage racer Ray Hickman won his first National Championship last October at the Western Eastern Road Racing Association (WERA) Grand National Finals (GNF) held at Road Atlanta. He won the Vintage 6 Heavyweight Class on his 1989 Suzuki ...

  • Local Vintage Club Invited to the Big Show Published 2/19/2009 at 3:14 p.m. 0 comments

    The Cycle World International Motorcycle Show that has long been held in Atlanta has relocated to Greenville, S.C. for 2009. The 13th and last IMS of the season will be held February 20, 21 and 22 at the Carolina First ...

  • Chasing the Rabbit at “Ride to the Roan” Published 2/19/2009 at 3:13 p.m. 0 comments

    Every year since 1937, Jim’s Motorcycle Shop in Johnson City has sponsored “The Ride to the Roan” the first Sunday of the year. The social ride starts at Jim’s Motorcycle Shop and ends at the top of Roan Mountain. Since ...