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UPCOMING EVENTS

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EVERY MONTH - WEATHER PERMITTING

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 • www.spiegelnyc.com • 212-228-2894

2nd Tuesday - Cycle Gear Hicksville Bike Night, 137 N Broadway, Hicksville, NY

Every Wednesday • Bike Night at Rutt's Hut, 417 River Rd, Clifton, NJ

Every Thursday - Bike Night at Jumboland. 3-9pm weather permitting. Great Food and Large Parking lot to show off your ride. ALL WELCOME! Nightly trophy awarded. 438 Route 206, Branchville, NJ • 973-948-6802

Every Thursday - Bike Night at Skylands Craft Beer and Wine Garden. 6-10pm weather permitting. Good Food-Good Times. 20 draft beers, great wine selection. 447 Route 284, Wantage, NJ

3rd Thursday - Renegade Outlet Bike Night • 6-9pm. 511 Commack Rd, Deer Park, NY

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 • www.bergenharleydavidson.com

3rd Sunday - Hudson Valley Motorcycle Caffeine and Gasoline Sunday Morning Meetup. May to August. 8am-12noon, 179 North Highland Ave, Ossining, NY. Meet friends and like-minded riders over coffee, tea and a bite before heading out for a great Sunday ride.

JANUARY 2020

12 • Join the Ramapo Motorcycle Club for the 102 running of the Crotona Midnight Run (rescheduled from Jan. 18/19). Sign in: 10:30PM to MIDNIGHT • $25/rider - $15/passenger. Key Time: 1/26/20 12 Midnight. Timed event with the maximum speed of 30mph. 131 mile ride with a mid-point layover to refresh and socialize. Trophies awarded to expert and novice riders. All qualifiers receive a Crotona Midnight Run Medallion. email: abowneRMC@gmail.com or RMC@ramapomc.or. gFor day of the event last minute (after 2PM) weather related updates, call the RMC Hotline 914-422-1806.Start/Finish: RMC Clubhouse, Veterans Memorial Assoc, 66 Lake Road, Congers, NY

26 • York Swap MeetThe Potomac Vintage Riders' York Swap Meet @ the York PA Fairgrounds 8am-3pm has become one of the largest indoor vintage motorcycle events on the East Coast! This single day event includes a full day of swap meet trading, a motorcycle corral and a judged motorcycle show.For details visit website.

FEBRUARY 2020

7-8 • Hannum's Harley-Davidson presents 65th Anniversary Celebration. Friday night sock hop, live music, food & beverages, hula hoop & limbo contest, 1950s bike display and so much more. 1011 West Baltimore Pike, Media, PA • 610-566-5562

16Backroads' Scholar Day @ Motorcyclepedia Museum, 250 Lake St., Newburgh, NY. 10am-3pm • Spend a day exploring one of the greatest moto-museums in the nation then sit in on some educational seminars from tooling to travel. $15/pp includes entrance to the museum and all seminars. For info: email Backroads or call 973-948-4176.

MARCH 2020

6-7 • 10th Annual The Modern Classics 2020. Martin Moto's widely acclaimed annual tribute to the great motorcycles of the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s. For 2020, the spotlight will be on the great machines of the 1980s. 100 bikes of all brands 'by invitation only' will be staged in the spacious Martin Moto showroom in Boyertown, PA. Friday, March 6: The Kickstart Party 7-10pm $20/pp with online purchase only. Saturday, March 7: The Modern Classics 9am-5pm $10 at the door. 567 Route 100 North, Boyertown, PA • 610-369-3120 • For more info visit modernclassicsbikeshow.com

6-15 • 79th Daytona Bike Week, Daytona Beach, FL •

8 • Annual Biker's Blood Drive & Party @ New York Honda Yamaha, 36-02 38th St, Long Island City, NY to benefit New York Blood Center • 10:30am-4:30pm.Bring ID or donor card, minimum weight 110 lbs, eat well (low fat) + drink fluids, No tattoos or past 12 months, age 16-75. There will be games, live music by the Transplant Band, bagel brunch, raffles and more • Questions/Info • 800-688-0900/Schedule a time: 718-707-9300 or info@chairiders.org

6-15 • 79th Annual Daytona Bike Week, Daytona Beach, FL

27-29 • Pine Barrens 400 is a 3-days GPS guided 'Hard Adventure Ride' of the Pinelands National Reserve for adventure-style motorcycles. Start/Finish: Hammonton Econolodge, 308 W White Horse Pike, Hammonton, NJ. The course will consist of sand and gravel dirt roads in the state forests, connecting the best sections for larger machines from recent enduro events. Limited to 150 riders. $225 entry for all three days. For full details and registrations visit website or for questions email or call 732-995-4343

28 • Morton's BMW presents the NEBDR, the newest addition to the Backcountry Discovery Routes offerings bringing you from New York State to the Canadian border. Come see the presentation and movie about the route and start making some summer travel plans. Meet & greet at 4pm, presentation at 4:30. Morton's BMW Motorcycles, 5099A Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA

26-29 • 15th Annual March Moto Madness 2020. Mother Rally, Tellico Plains, TN. If you love to ride, love to eat, love camping, outdoors and love spending time with good people, March Moto Madness is for you. $125 pre-reg/$150/at gate incl. Fri,Sat,Sun breakfast/Fri/Sat dinner, camping and all events. Day passes available. For full details visit website or email

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APRIL 2020

18 • Morton's BMW Motorcycles Spring Open House. Celebrating 50 years as a BMW dealer, there will be demo rides on the newest models, great deals, vendors, manufacturer reps, door prizes and much more. Follow them on Facebook for details. Morton's BMW Motorcycles, 5099A Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA

23-26 • Horizons Unlimited Virginia, Appomattox, VA. For everyone who dreams of adventure along the road less travelled. Join hundreds of like-minded adventurers and discover the thrills and joy of overland travel. Informative technical workshops on everything from tires to GPS to border crossings. Inspirational, amazing and often hilarious tales from the road, exhibitors and comaraderie. Full details and registration here.

MAY 2020

9-20 • Backroads 25th Anniversary Ride with IMTBike on their Best of Portugal Tour. The only way to really get to know Portugal is by motorcycle and this remarkable country has a lot to offer! IMTBike's Best of Portugal tour encompasses everything you could want to see in a country as beautiful and mesmerizing as the ancient Roman Lusitania; its fantastic beaches, dizzying cliffs, folklore, Fado music, incredible gastronomy, world-famous wines, captivating cities with centuries of history and of course an abundance of serpentine roads for motorcycling. INTERESTED? Find out more at IMTBike's website or call us at 973-948-4176

13-17 • PA WIlds 1500 presented by Pine Barrens Adventures. For more information please visit website, email or call 732-995-4343

15-17 • Morton’s BMW 10th and FINAL Spring Fling. A weekend of great roads, good food, awesome riding and terrific company, all at the historic and scenic Natural Bridge Hotel. Rally fee includes vendors, door prizes, route sheets, scavenger hunt poker run, Friday brats & brews dinner, Saturday catered dinner and guest presentation by the incomparable Elspeth Beard. Don’t wait! Register now www.mortonsbmw.com. For questions call 540-891-9844.

16-17 • New Sweden BMW Riders of South Jersey NS450. 2-day, 450 mile ride through NJ, PA, DE and NY. Sign in: 8:30-10am @ Cycle Gear, 2070 Route 70 East, Cherry Hill NJ. THIS IS NOT A GROUP RIDE. Donuts and coffee at sign in, free camping, great dinner on Saturday night and hearty breakfast Sunday morning, 50/50 drawing, door prizes and finishing patch. Route sheets provided at start, GPS download available - donations accepted. Endsite: Sunday, May 17 @ PJ Whelihans, 1854 Rte. 70 East, Cherry Hill, NJ.

25 • Tony's Track Days sponsored by Riding in the Zone Motorcyclist Training Non-Sportbike Day, Palmer, MA. Includes classroom sessions with Ken Condon and track time. This is not about 'how to ride' but 'how to ride better.' For full details and registration visit website.

30-31 • Durty Dabbers Dual Sport Event presented by the Durty Dabbers MC. For details visit website, email or call 570-502-5830

JUNE 2020

1-6 • Americade, Lake George, NY. Largest touring rally in the USA.

13-16 • MotoVermont presents the MotoVermont 400, a four-day, 400 mile dual sport excursion around central Vermont. For full detail visit website

11-24 • Backroads Grand Tour. DETAILS AVAILABLE HERE

13-21 • 97th Annual Laconia Motorcycle Week, Laconia, NH. World's Oldest Motorcycle Rally. Visit their extensive website for full details

24-27 • Johnstown PA 23rd Thunder in the Valley Motorcycle Rally. All Bikes Welcome! During the 4th weekend in June, Johnstown, PA welcomes thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to the region for four days of food, friends and fun. Parades, vendors, entertainment, manufacturers and demo rides are all part of this great 4-day motorcycle festival. For complete information please visit their website.

JULY 2020

20 • Tony's Track Days sponsored by Riding in the Zone Motorcyclist Training Non-Sportbike Day, Palmer, MA. Includes classroom sessions with Ken Condon and track time. This is not about 'how to ride' but 'how to ride better.' For full details and registration visit website.

AUGUST 2020

9-12 • MotoVermont presents the MotoVermont 400, a four-day, 400 mile dual sport excursion around central Vermont. For full detail visit website

20-23 • Touratech DirtDaze Adventure Rally. Stay tuned for schedule, registration and more.

SEPTEMBER 2020

16-20 • Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival, The Blackthorne Resort, East Durham, NY.A great weekend of motorcycle fun with rodeo games, wall of death, stunt jumpers, large vendor expo, bike show and builders, live music and more. Full details here.

21-22 • CLASS returns to Virginia International Raceway for two days of exceptional learning and riding fun. Join the crew from Backroads as we ramp up our riding skills and enjoy the beauty of VIR. Complete details and registration here.

20-23 • MotoVermont presents the MotoVermont 400, a four-day, 400 mile dual sport excursion around central Vermont. For full detail visit website

OCTOBER 2020

9-12 • Backroads Run to the Chincoteague Oyster Festival. Join us for this always fun time with 5 hours of everything oyster, hot dogs, adult beverages and more. The music of Island Boy will have you up and dancing. We’ll be at the Waterside Inn for 3 nights. ROOMS AND TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW but will certainly sell out so call now (there is no block of rooms for Backroads - first come, first served). Get your tickets online. Full information available on our Rally page. Plan early so as not to miss out - tickets and rooms do disappear quickly.

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It is not necessary to be a member of the Polar Bear Grand Tour to do these rides. There is generally food at the destination and if you just want to go for a nice ride and join other folks feel free to attend. Polar Bear cancellations & updates will be sent via email and also posted on the website. These are general directions. Please feel free to use a GPS or a map to find a better route. Sign-in is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. unless otherwise posted. Check the New Member page for general information about the Polar Bear Grand Tour.

JANUARY 2020

26 • The Exchange, 160 E. Main St., Rockaway, NJ 07866 • 973-627-8488 • www.exchangefood.com

FEBRUARY 2020

2 • The Franklin House Tavern, 101 North Market Street, Schaefferstown, PA • 717-949-2122 • franklinhousetavern.com

9 • Hooters, 25 Rte 23 South, Wayne, NJ • 973-837-1876 • www.hootersnj.com

16 • Pub 199, 199 Howard Blvd, Mount Arlington, NJ • 973-398-7454 • pub199nj.com

23 • Lighthouse Tavern, 397 Route 9 Waretown, NJ • 609-693-3150 lighthousetavern.com

MARCH 2020

1 • Long Valley Pub & Brewery, 1 Fairmount Rd., Long Valley, NJ • 908-876-1122 • restaurantvillageatlongvalley.com/long-valley-pub-and-brewery/

8 • Bahrs Landing, 2 Bay Ave., Highlands, NJ • 732-872-1247 • www.bahrslandingnj.com

15 • Brian’s Harley-Davidson, 600 S. Flowers Mill Rd., Langhorne PA • 215-752-9400 • www.brianshd.com

22 • The Hickory BBQ Smokehouse, 743 Route 28, Kingston, NY • 845-338-2424 • www.hickoryrestaurant.com

29 • Plumsted Grill, 457 Rte. 539, Cream Ridge, NJ • 609-758-5552 • www.theplumstedgrill.com

APRIL 2020

5 • CAPE MAY V.F.W. post #386, N.J. 419 Congress St., Cape May, NJ • 609-884-7961

18 • END OF THE SEASON GET-TOGETHER - At The Pic-a-Lilli Inn starting @ 11:30 AM. Cost to Members: $6.00 per person. There will be salad, Wings, Beef, rolls, and lemonade, plus a cash bar. You must get an arm band from your flight leader.

2020 POLAR BEAR GRAND TOUR