Saturday, January 31, 2009

Rider Magazine Rally Cancelled

Another motorcycle rally falls victim to the economy.  Rider magazine's 35th anniversary rally in Ventura, CA is cancelled.  The editors posted this on Rider's forum yesterday: "Due to the current economic uncertainty, Rider Rally 35 scheduled for April 17-19 has been canceled for 2009. Timing is everything--while we believe that holding a Rider Rally is a good idea, 2009 just isn't the year to pursue it. Thanks to everyone who got behind the idea, and stay tuned--you never know what the future will bring!"  I attended Rider Rallies in '96 (Martinsburg, WV) and '97 (Tannersville, PA) and had a great time; the events were low-key and of manageable size  with great riding roads.  This was to be Rider's first rally since the '97 event.  Bummer.

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