Sound RIDER! Moves AMA Regional Motorcycle Rally to Hood River, Oregon

New Location and Dates Highlight a Pacific Northwest Favorite with Riders

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Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 01, 2014

AMA road event promoter, Sound RIDER!, is moving the Rally in the Gorge to a new location in 2014, the Hood River County Fairgrounds. In addition, the rally gets new dates falling on Labor Day weekend running Friday, August 29 to Monday, September 1, 2014.

A staple in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area since 2003, the Rally in the Gorge attracts hundreds of sport bike, sport touring and dual sport/adventure riding enthusiasts annually. Past presenters have included nationally known moto journalists including Nick Ienatsch, Reg Pridmore, David L. Hough and Lee Parks. Past vendors have included BMW, Triumph, Aprilia/Moto Guzzi, Happy Trails, Giant Loop, Klime and many others. Riders enjoy hundreds of miles of world-class paved and gravel roads through the event each year. The 2014 presenters, vendors and ride lineup will be announced in the spring.

Plagued by increasing train traffic, sometimes high winds and a failing fairground, the promoters picked the new location seven miles south of the Columbia River which features cleanlier facilities, no train traffic and less wind than previously. As a bonus, riders get a grand view of both Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams from the rally location. “Hood River is a great location for rally goers. This is really a step up for us and we’re looking forward to hosting both new and return attendees,” notes Tom Mehren, founder of the Rally in the Gorge.

Sound RIDER! began in 1999 as an online magazine focused on motorcycling in the Pacific Northwest. In 2003 the media group ventured into event promotion offering rally, tour and single day events throughout the riding season. The company is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. For more information, contact 206-650-9102 or visit the rally website.


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