October 23 Rip’s BAD Ride, Arizona Fountain Hills, AZ California riders have experienced this event for years, and now there’s a version of it one state over in Arizona. It’s a motorcycle fund-raising ride and family festival benefitting the American Diabetes Association. At journey’s end, you’ll get great food, big entertainment, and other activities, all after a nice ride in the desert. ripsbadride.com November 3-6 Lone Star Rally Galveston, TX This is the 10th anniversary of the Lone Star Rally. The event is free to the public and is a family-friendly festival. They will have plenty of vendors as well as demo rides, attractions, and two stages with live music. lonestarrally.com November 6-8 Grand Canyon and Red Rocks Motorcycle Tour Phoenix Ride some great two-lane twisties on your way to the Red Rocks of Sedona and the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Travel through historic Prescott and experience “Whiskey Row,” then on to Jerome “The Living Ghost Town,” through beautiful and spiritual Sedona, then on to the spectacular Oak Creek Canyon. From there, this guided ride goes to Flagstaff and on to Williams located on historic Route 66, and home of the famous Grand Canyon Railroad. You can then spend a day at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The return trip to Phoenix will be another scenic adventure as the journey makes the gradual transition from mountain landscapes back to the desert floor. twistedtrailz.com November 11 Veterans Day Ride to Arlington National Cemetary Gaithersburg, MD Battley Harley-Davidson will host the Veteran’s Day Ride to Arlington National Cemetery. Riders will meet at the Battley H-D in Gaithersburg, Maryland, at 7:45 a.m. Kickstands will go up at 8:30 a.m sharp. Coffee and donuts will be provided by Battley H-D prior to the ride. battley.com November 18-20 Progressive International Motorcycle Shows San Mateo, CA When the riding season is winding down, this international show series is ramping up. Each year it tours large cities across the U.S., giving us plenty to drool over while our bikes are hibernating until spring. This year’s series kicks off in San Mateo, with manufacturers from the whole range of riderdom showing the public what’s coming in 2012. There’ll also be plenty of demos, stunts, and bike shows to keep you entertained. internationalmotorcycleshows.com « | 1 | 2 | View Full Article By Baggers’s Staff Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!