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Every Tuesday • Two Wheeled Tuesday at Spiegel Restaurant • 26 1st Avenue, NYC. An eclectic gathering of motorcycles served with multi-cuisine meals. Kick some tires, have some couscous, enjoy the crowd • • 212-228-2894

Every Tuesday • Bike Night @ The Ear Inn, 326 Spring St, NYC

Every Thursday • Bike Night at the Chatterbox Drive-In, Rtes. 15/206, Augusta, NJ. Tire kicking, good food and friends •

Every Saturday May thru October • Bergen County Harley Davidson Saddle Up Saturday. 9am for coffee and bagels. Ride departs at 10am. Return to the dealership for FREE food and music. Proper attire MUST be worn! No shorts or sneakers. BCHD, 124 Essex St, Rochelle Park, NJ • 201-843-6930 •


18 • Movie Night at Morton's BMW, including hot dogs, brats, and popcorn on us! Starting at 6:30 pm. 5099A Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, VA 22408

20 • GPS Workshop at Morton's BMW, 5099A Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, VA 22408. Join Dana and Bruce Beisner from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm as they answer your Garmin GPS questions, help you work through problems, and share their expansive knowledge. This is a hands-on workshop, so bring your GPS and laptop. Sign up at


9-11 • Timonium Motorcycle Show. The ‘Travel, Touring & Adventure Feature Area’ was another big hit last year and the expanded version will again feature a premiere group of world famous adventure riders like, Lisa & Simon Thomas, Alisa Clickenger, Sam Manicom and Steph Jeavons, who will all talk about their past and most current travel experiences! We will also have touring experts like Ayres Adventures, Beach’s Motorcycle Adventures, Edelweiss Bike and MotoDiscovery with presentations geared to cover regional and international tours for both amateur and expert travelers. Touring bikes, clothing, equipment and gear round out the Feature Area. The Motorcycle Aftermarket ‘New Product Technical Presentation & Demo Workshop Area’ will be expanded this year…two-wheel enthusiasts will be introduced to the latest products available for all makes of motorcycles by experts from some of the industries’ top brands. Bike fans can also check out all the newest 2018 models from the top foreign and domestic motorcycle manufacturers, plus the huge custom and antique bike competition show and hundreds of exhibits covering everything the motorcycling industry has to offer. Attendees can also enjoy Biker Fashion Shows, Tattoo Contest and the Bikini Model Search Finals. The show will be held indoors at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, Maryland – Friday and Saturday, February 9th and 10th 10am – 8pm and Sunday, February 11th 10am – 6pm. U.S. Military and First Responders Only $5.00 Admission on Friday! For more information, go to or call 410-561-7323.

23-25 • Progressive International Motorcycle Shows - Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. Friday: 3-7pm • Saturday: 10a-8p • Sunday 10a-5p • $16/adult; 11 and under FREE •

MARCH 2018

2-3 • Martin Moto 8th Annual Modern Classics Motorcycle Show. A premier event in the Northeast. Friday's Kickstart Party - pre-purchased online $15 tickets only which include admission to Saturday's show - features advance viewing, moto art, music, beer, wine and finger food. Saturday's show - $10 at the door - focuses on the epic motorcycles of the 1960s-1990s. Thi year, as a special feature, The Modern Classics will also feature a sampling of motorcycles form every decade of the 20th century. For more infor and to purchase tickets visit here. Martin Moto, 1037 Unger Dr, Boyertown, PA • 610-369-3120

11-20 • BACKROADS OF ECUADOR TOUR • Join a VERY small group of Backroads’ readers for an amazing tour with Court and Sylvain (and Salina the Wonder Dog) of Ecuador Freedom Bike Rentals. See page 44 or visit their website for full details, pricing and availability •

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APRIL 2018

12 • Frontline Eurosports Thursday Rider's night Late Until Eight with complimentary food (fustin' out the smoker) to enjoy while taking advantage of Flash Sales. 1003 Electric Rd, Salem, VA • 540-387-9780 •

MAY 2018

4-6 • Frontline Eurosports Annual Spring Rally. For more details visit here.

16-21 • BACKROADS SPRING BREAK • It is time to plan for the return of great riding weather. This year will be the 20th Anniversary of our Rallies, and we hope to make it another great trip, with a bonus day at beginning and end • BOOK EARLY - ROOMS ARE LIMITED. Heading south to VA and WV, you can find all the details on here.

18-20 • Morton's BMW Spring Fling Rally at Natural Bridge, Virginia. Located in Virginia's scenic and historic Shenandoah Valley, this rally brings together great riding, good food, comfortable accommodations, and wonderful company at the Natural Bridge Hotel and Conference Center. Featuring vendors, scavenger hunt covered bridge ride, door prizes, catered Brats & Brews Friday dinner, catered Saturday buffet dinner and presentation, and more, all at one affordable price. See to register or call 540-891-9844.


20-24 • BACKROADS FALL FIESTA • Endless Mountain Excursion. Four days of Pennsylvania's twisties, histories and mysteries. Full details here.


It is not necessary to be a member of the Polar Bear Grand Tour to do these rides. Polar Bear cancellations & updates will be posted on the website • • Sign-in is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. unless otherwise posted.

11-7-18 • THE TILTED KILT, Brunswick Square Mall 755 Route 18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 • 732-257-5458

1-14-18 • RHODES NORTH TAVERN, 40 Orange Turnpike, Sloatsburg, NY 10974 • 845 753-6438

1-21-18 • PIC-A-LILLI INN 866 Route 206 Shamong NJ 08088 • 609 268-2066

1-28-18 • UPSTREAM GRILLE, 161 Rte. 181, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849 • 973-663-2222

2-4-18 • THE FRANKLIN HOUSE TAVERN, 101 North Market Street, Schaefferstown, PA 17088 • 717 949-2122

2-11-18 • O'Connor's American Bar & Grill, 1383 Monmouth Rd, Easthampton TWP, NJ • 609 261-1555

2-18-18 • THE EXCHANGE, 160 E. Main St., Rockaway, NJ 07866 • 973-627-8488

2-25-18 • HOOTERS, 25 Rte 23 South, Wayne, NJ 07470 • 973-837-1876

3-4-18 • BAHRS LANDING, 2 Bay Ave., Highlands, NJ 07732 • 732-872-1245

3-11-18 • LIGHTHOUSE TAVERN, 397 Route 9 Waretown, NJ 08758 • 609-693-3150

3-18-18 • LONG VALLEY PUB & BREWERY, 1 Fairmount Rd., Long Valley, NJ 07853 • 908-876-1122

3-25-18 • THE CHATTERBOX, #1 Rte 15 South, Augusta, NJ 07822 • 973-300-2300

4-8-18 • BRIAN'S HARLEY-DAVIDSON, 600 S. Flowers Mill Rd., Langhorne PA 19047 • 215 752-9400

4-15-18 • THE HICKORY BBQ SMOKEHOUSE, 743 Route 28, Kingston, NY 12401 • 845-338-2424

4-22-18 • PLUMSTED GRILL, 457 Rte. 539, Cream Ridge, NJ 08514 • 609-758-5552

4-29-18 • CAPE MAY V.F.W. post #386, N.J. 419 Congress St., Cape May, N.J. 08204 • 609-884-7961

5-5-18 • END OF THE SEASON GET-TOGETHER - At The Pic-a-Lilli Inn, starting @ 11:30 AM. The rain date would be May 12, 2018; same time. Cost to Members: $6.00 per person. You must get an arm band from your flight leader.