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Motorcycle ride benefits addiction family center in Bossier | News

Haughton, LA – They were revving up their motorcycle engines for a good cause in Bossier Parish on Saturday.

Hundreds of bikers gathered at the Central Assembly of God in Haughton for the “Run to the Cross 2021” ride. It was to raise money and awareness for Adult and Teen Challenge in Minden.

“There are lots of people out there struggling in addiction. In our particular center we allow women to come with their children. It gives them an opportunity, because sometimes people in addiction, especially women struggle ‘I know I need help, but what do I do with my kids’. So we give them an opportunity where they can get the help that they need without having to forfeit their children,” said Andy Jenkins, with Adult and Teen Challenge Family Center in Minden, Louisiana.

“We have the privilege of seeing these young ladies on a weekly basis here a

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Memorial Day veterans’ motorcycle ride set to return in May, if Pentagon approves

Thousands of veterans advocates are set to renew their annual Memorial Day motorcycle ride around the National Mall next month, but they’re still waiting on Pentagon planners to respond to requests for help making the event safe amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“These people are coming no matter what,” said Joe Chenelly, national executive director of AMVETS, organizers of the Rolling to Remember rally. “This is something that means a lot to people. So we’re trying to make sure there is a safe, responsible environment for them.”

The motorcycle parade is the successor to the annual Rolling Thunder ride which was held for 32 years to draw attention to American service members still missing in action from wars overseas.

Riders in the Rolling Thunder Memorial Day motorcycle procession travel through Washington, D.C. on Sunday, May 27, as part of the annual remembrance festivities in the city. (Ben Murray/Military Times)

The event was one of the largest annual veterans events in America, routinely drawing tens of thousands of riders to the National Mall each Memorial Day weekend. But organizers ended

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Motorcycle Monday: Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

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It’s all about dressing up and riding for a good cause…

For better or worse, riding a motorcycle has a reputation as something irresponsible rebels do. You can blame that on Harley-Davidson, but it’s something which is much bigger than the American motorcycle brand. However, the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride can help change perceptions, plus it’s working to raise awareness around the world for prostrate research and men’s mental health. It’s also an excuse to get dressed up and go for a ride at a time when a lot of people are feeling cooped up while also helping a good cause.

A Laguna Seca Bike Week could be coming. Learn more here.

Set for May 23rd, anyone anywhere in the world can register for the event. The idea is to ride your classic or vintage motorcycle while wearing dress clothes. We’re

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2021 Aprilia Tuono 660 first ride review: Less power, same fun

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The Tuono 660 offers a big Tuono riding experience in a more manageable package.


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The Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 is an incredible motorcycle. It’s hugely powerful, aggressively styled and wildly competent — but pretty expensive, and ultimately, not for beginners. For everyone else, there’s the new Aprilia Tuono 660, which takes the same formula and pairs it with a much more approachable powerplant. The result is something pretty special.

The heart of the Tuono 660 is its 660-cc parallel twin-cylinder engine, putting out 100 horsepower. The high-revving twin gives up a lot of the all-around torque that the V4 Tuono has in spades (49 pound-feet versus 89 lb-ft), but it maintains that bike’s thrilling top-end rush. This is not a bike that wants to chug around in the lower registers of its rev range, but offers smooth throttle response, even in its Dynamic throttle mode. 

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