Firstgear Heated Glove Liners

BY Road Rider MCA - December 1st, 2015

Firstgear glove liners are an inexpensive way to get warm and still ride with the protection and comfort of your favorite, non-heated gloves. Firstgear Heated Glove Liners are made of thin and stretchy polyester so they fit underneath your riding gloves to keep you toasty on those bitter-cold winter mornings. Stop by Road Rider and try out Firstgear’s glove liners under your own gloves at our heating station.  

Like other heated apparel, Firstgear Heated Glove Liners get extremely warm and should be used with a heat controller. Firstgear’s connectors, controllers, and accessories are compatible and interchangeable with those of other heated gear manufacturers, like Gerbing’s, Powerlet, and Tourmaster Synergy. Firstgear heated gear is made and manufactured by Warm & Safe and the heat elements are warrantied for life from defects.

If you’ve never used heated gear before, visit us to try some out and see how it works. When you’re ready, we’ll walk you through the system. Getting started is really easy. Click HERE to read our Heated Gear Guide.

Note: Firstgear Glove Liners do not come with any connection wiring, it is sold separately.


Holiday Charity Rides, Drives, & Moto Events Around the Bay Area

BY Road Rider MCA - November 28th, 2015

Everyone knows if Santa lived in the Bay Area he would ride a motorcycle. Honestly, it’s the only reasonable way to get around these days. But he’d also ride for the good company, because motorcyclists tend to be pretty cool people. Within the riding community there are lots of folks organizing rides, events, and drives this holiday season in the name of sharing some good will with the broader community, especially with those less fortunate.

Below we’ve listed a few of the charity events going on around us in the Bay Area that you can participate in, but we know there are more! Have we missed your event or drive? Let us know and we’ll post it up here and share it on our social media pages. Send an email to with the details of your event.


7th Annual Teddy Bear Ride

Saturday, December 5th


Organized By: Coastside Armada Harley Club


Starting Location: Hooter’s, 1555 South Bascom Avenue, Campbell

Starting Time: Optional lunch and meet starting at 11:00 AM, kicks stands up at 12:30

Thanks to the Family Supportive Housing Center on King Road in San Jose, many families with kids and teens who otherwise might be homeless are afforded a stable and safe place to stay. Join with Coastside Armada to bring new teddy bears and toys to the youngsters at the shelter this holiday season. The club has already purchased 100 new teddy bears; participants should bring a new unwrapped toy or gift to donate (there is no participation fee to ride). A truck will transport all the bears and toys from Hooter’s to the shelter.


32nd Annual Toy Ride To San Francisco General Hospital

Sunday, December 6th


Organized By: Dudley Perkins Harley-Davidson


Starting Location: Dudley Perkins Harley Davidson in San Francisco, 333 Corey Way, South San Francisco

Starting Time: Donuts and coffee at 9:00 AM, kick stands up at 10:00

Dudley Perkins Toy Run is a beloved annual toy drive that puts a whole lot of smiles on faces in the pediatric wing of SF General. Please bring an unwrapped toy for one of the children. The hospital visit is followed by a benefit lunch at the Mariposa Yacht Club for the Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Foundation. Lunch is $20 the day of the event and $7 for a run pin. Register in advance with Dudley Perkins for a reduced rate.


SBR Toy Ride

Saturday, December 12th


Organizer: SBR contributor Mike ‘mightslip’ & friends


Starting Location: Skywood Trading Post, 17287 Skyline Blvd, Woodside

Starting Time: 9:30 AM

You meet the nicest people at South Bay Rider Forum events, so this Toy Run should be a lot of fun and it’s for a great cause. This year participants are asked to bring a new kid’s bike helmet to donate because the fire department will be gifting over 200 bikes to children for Christmas, but they’re left with no money to buy helmets with. The ride will meet at Skywood in Woodside, helmet gifts will be collected, and then the group will depart for a fun scoot around the Santa Cruz Mountains.


SBFreaks Toy Drive

Sunday, December 13th


Organizer: SBFreaks Pittsburg Chapter


Starting Location: E.J. Phair Brewing Company, 300 Cumberland Street, Pittsburg

Starting Time: 10:00 AM

Please bring an unwrapped toy or a $10 donation. All toys and donations benefit St. Vincent de Paul. Email for more information.


Deviants MC Warm Coat Drive

Ongoing Through December

Drop-Off Location: ROAD RIDER

Give your less fortunate brothers and sisters a little warmth this winter by dropping off a new or used winter coat of any condition to a Deviants MC Warm Coat Drive holiday bin! The coolest, most convenient drop-off location? Road Rider, of course!


Moto 7 DVD In Stock Now!

BY Road Rider MCA - November 25th, 2015

The latest in the awesome ‘Moto’ series of motocross movies has just been released! Moto 7 The Movie is on sale at Road Rider now. Come to think of it, a Moto 7 DVD would make a great gift for the knobby-tired guy or gal in your life!

Moto 7 The Movie takes us to Blake Baggett’s El Chupacabra Ranch to spy on Baggett and Ken Roczen as they run lap after lap on a huge, epic track. It gets us ground-level with Ryan Dungey, Marvin Musquin, and Jason Anderson as they train together, each pushing themselves to the limit and against the others to be the next motocross champion. In these and other scenarios, Moto 7 delivers intense action and mind-blowing skills demonstrated on the track and trail, with a varied cast of some of the best riders in the world. Moto 7 The Movie stars Blake Baggett, Ken Roczen, Justin Barcia, Billy Laninovich, Tom Parsons, Kris Foster, Ronnie Renner, Colton Haaker, Anthony Rodriguez, Ryan and Justin Sipes, Adam Enticknap, and more.


HJC IS-17 Helmet

BY Road Rider MCA - November 24th, 2015

The HJC IS-17 is a quality helmet with an impressive array of well-executed features, making it a great value for a mid-range helmet.

The namesake feature of the IS-17 is the internal SunShield (IS) drop-down tinted visor, which flips down easily and eliminates the need for sunglasses or frequent visor changes. The unique shield lock mechanism borrowed from HJC’s pro-race helmet, the RPHA-10, is positioned at the center of the shield and provides an airtight, secure seal.

The IS-17 also comes equipped with a Pinlock shield, though you’ll have to buy the Pinlock insert separately if you want to reap the benefits of the foolproof Pinlock anti-fog system. The Pinlock insert accessory will run you about $25.

Not only is the IS-17 a fantastic helmet at a pleasing price, but it also comes in an assortment of cool graphics. Try it on at Road Rider to see if it’s the right lid for you.


Dainese Women’s Laguna Seca D-Dry Jacket

BY Road Rider MCA - November 23rd, 2015

The Dainese Women’s Laguna Seca D-Dry Jacket is just what it sounds like–a women’s version of the popular men’s Laguna Seca textile jacket. As such, it promises to be warm, protective, and practical, but with a female-specific fit. Well, the Women’s Laguna Seca D-Dry delivers, without any of that silly nonsense we often find adorning women’s motorcycle gear.

The Laguna Seca features a built-in D-Dry waterproof membrane, and a removable, zip-out thermal liner. The styling and cut are straightforward and sporty, featuring precurved arms and Dainese’s patented Micro-Elasticated Inserts for bunch-free comfort and flex. Note that the venting zips, located on the biceps and rear waist, vent to the D-Dry membrane and not directly to the body. This type of venting helps moisture to evaporate out of the jacket as it is blocked by the D-Dry membrane.


Arlen Ness Big Sucker Air Filter

BY Road Rider MCA - November 23rd, 2015

The Arlen Ness Big Sucker is the most popular choice in a overcrowded field of air cleaner options, and sets the standard for the aftermarket Harley-Davidson air filter. Stock Harley-Davidson motorcycles come from the factory crying for more air, and the Big Sucker delivers.

Replacing your stock filter with an aftermarket assembly like the Big Sucker allows more air into your engine, which translates to horsepower gains and better overall performance. Arlen Ness dyno testing has revealed adding a Big Sucker without doing any additional modifications can result in a horsepower gain of up to 21 percent. Plus, it’ll look cool.

Available in Stage 1, Stage 2, or Derby Sucker stages

  • Stage 2 Suckers and Derby Suckers have a 20% larger filter element for more airflow (available for select models)
  • Stage 2 uses a custom cover
  • Derby Sucker allows use of any 5-hole derby cover
  • Note: OEM kits (available in Stage 1 only) require you to use the factory air cleaner cover

Available for the following bike models:

(These air cleaner kits have received a California Executive Order (Executive Order D-639-3) from CARB, the California Air Resources Board.)

  • Sportster XL 1988-up OEM cover
  • Sportster XL 1988-up
  • FXD 2008-up OEM cover
  • Evolution 1993-1999
  • FLT 1999-2001 (except 99-01 and 08-up)
  • FLT 2014 OEM cover
  • Twin-Cam 1999-up


Alpinestars Enforce Drystar Jacket

BY Road Rider MCA - November 23rd, 2015

The Alpinestars Enforce Drystar Jacket will keep you protected and comfortable as you navigate that next turn this winter. Waterproof, warm, and cool with stealthy all-black style, the Enforce is a good-looking sport jacket with substance.

The Enforce’s textile outer features panels of stretch fabric along the arms and waist, and a pre-curved cut for a close and sporty fit with minimal bunching. The zip-out, full-sleeve thermal liner is ‘sonic quilted’ with little air pockets, so it’s lighter and less bulky while providing better warmth retention and radiation than a standard liner. 

The Enforce features a waterproof and breathable Drystar membrane. Note that the venting zips on the shoulders and back vent air to the membrane layer only and not through the jacket to the body.


Holiday Moto Gift Guides

BY Road Rider MCA - November 19th, 2015

‘Tis the time of giving moto gifts, but sometimes giving something you know they’ll love can be tough. That’s why we’ve put together a collection of gift ideas that will help you put a smile on the face of the motorcyclist in your life. We’ve included everything from stocking stuffers and fun gadgets, to serious gear for safety on the road–gifts from five bucks and up. We hope you find some inspiration in our gift guides, and whatever your budget and shopping list looks like, visit us! We’d love to help you find something special.

Click on one of the guides below and get started!

Small Gifts 150 Gifts Under $50 150 Gifts Under $100 150 Gifts Guides 100+ 150

Holiday Moto Gift Guide: Gifts Under $50

BY Road Rider MCA - November 19th, 2015

Road Rider Gift Card GGPlexus GGMotorbooks How To Guides GGLED License Plate Frames GG

Tourmaster Helmet Bag GGNOJ Quiet Rider Helmet Skirt GGSlime Power Tire Inflator GGCondor Helmet Hanger GG

Alpinestars Nucleon GGSeesoft Back Protector GGD3o T5 GGBattery Tender Jr GG

Sport Present 2Mark Neale Films GGT-Shirts GGAlpinestars Hat GG

Cruiser PresentTool Bag GGjpgClymer, Haynes Manuals GGLeather Purses GG

Offroad Present 2Fox Dirtpaw GG100% Strata Goggles GGSuspesion Bible GG


Shop our other gift guides:

Small Gifts 150Gifts Under $100 150Gifts Guides 100+ 150

Holiday Moto Gift Guide: Gifts Under $100

BY Road Rider MCA - November 19th, 2015

Sena 3S GGSena Handlebar Remote GGOxford Heaterz Grips GGFirstgear Heated Liners GG

MSR Xplorer Dry Bags GGDowco Guardian GGKlim Nak Pak GGJoe Rocket Manta TB GG

HJC CL-XY 2 GGBiltwell Bonanza GGSpeed and Strength Flannels GGPeet Dryer GG

Sport Present 2Motion Pro Chain Breaker GGBike Security GGAlpinestars Apex Drystar GG

Cruiser PresentFirst Manufacturing Vests GGS&S Soul Shaker GGOlympia Weatherking Xtra GG

Offroad Present 2Bell SX-1Klim Dakar Jersey GGFox Oasis Pack GG


Shop our other gift guides:

Small Gifts 150Gifts Under $50 150Gifts Guides 100+ 150