DUAL SPORT Lancaster
Here’s a ride that you just don’t want to missthe 25th Annual LA-B-to-V Dual Sport extravaganzatwo days of dual sport fun that starts the day after Thanksgiving at Riders Choice motorcycle store in Lancaster, stops overnight in Barstow and then rides the high desert all the way to the Orleans Casino in Las Vegas. Ride one day or two, overcome the challenge, revel in the adventure and enjoy great scenery and camaraderie. Bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. Pre-entry fees are $170 for two days; $95 day one only, and $105 for day two only. Passengers are free! Call Paul at (626) 792-7384 or Dave at (818) 257-1649.
SWAP MEET Long Beach
Topping Events presents the So-Cal Cycle Show & Swap Meet at Veteran’s Stadium in Long Beach. Motorcycles and bicycles--buy/sell/trade, new/used/vintage, parts/bikes/accessories, American/European/ Japanese. www.toppingevents.com; or call (800) 762-9785.
SHOW Long Beach
Check out the action at the umpteenth annual Cycle World International Motorcycle Show at the Long Beach Convention Center. See the new 2009 models, enjoy new-this-year seminars and rider clinics, high-flying action stunts, an all-new family fun zone, 100+ mpg mounts in the new scooter pavilion, the largest vintage feature ever, and more. Show hours are Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9.30 a.m. until 8 p.m., and Sunday from 9.30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Bring your riding gear and a helmet if you want to test ride new models. Free 2 Wheel will be back yet again with a booth at the show, so come by and meet the staff, and give us your ideas for articles and improvement. See www.motorcycleshows.com for more show info.
SWAP MEET Long Beach
Topping Events presents the So-Cal Cycle Show & Swap Meet at Veteran’s Stadium in Long Beach. Motorcycles and bicycles--buy/sell/trade, new/used/vintage, parts/bikes/accessories, American/European/Japanese. www.toppingevents.com; or call (800) 762-9785.
The 5th Annual David Mann Chopperfest hits the Ventura County Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults; kids 12 and under free. The event features a David Mann art exhibit, a custom bike builder display with attendees like Chica Custom Cycles, Central Coast Cycles, Kiwi Indian and Exile Cycles, plus hundreds of vendors, a new and used parts swap meet, live music, an All Brand Motorcycle Show with 12 classes and more. www.chopperfestival.com or call (805) 217-2113.
ROSE RIDE Pasadena
Finish the year right by joining the So. Cal. Norton Owners Club for its annual New Years Eve Rose Ride. Meet early at Burger Continental, 535 W. Lake in Pasadena for breakfast. The ride leaves at 11 a.m. Call (626) 791-0259.