Blog Section: Destinations

AltRider’s Conserve the Ride – June 8-10, 2018 in Central Pennsylvania

Apr 20, 2018 View Comments by

Don’t miss 2018’s Conserve the Ride event near Woodward in central Pennsylvania June 8-10. Expect lush greenery and thick forests, streams and rocks, and lots of camaraderie. We’ve joined the event almost every year, and it’s a highlight at the start of the riding season. Make sure your adventure-ready motorcycle is ready for the challenge […]

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Organized Tours Around the World

Apr 13, 2018 View Comments by

    Rolling Thru America: Rolling Thru Maine The sister company to Americade, the touring rally held in Lake George, NY, each June, Rolling Thru America specializes in motorcycle tours to destinations in the Northeast and Canada. Registration is open for their 2018 Rolling Thru Maine (9/26-9/29) weekend tour, limited to 85 riders. Participants bring […]

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Downtown Local: A Potent Brew of Espresso and Moto Memorabilia

Apr 12, 2018 View Comments by

    Halfway between the Northern California coastal towns of Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay, at the nexus of some of the best motorcycle roads on the planet, lies the somnolent town of Pescadero. It just might be the coolest coastal burg that no one has heard of. So please, don’t go there. But […]

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The Carrizo Plain National Monument

Apr 09, 2018 View Comments by

    A sleeping giant lies on the valley floor between the Temblor Range and the Caliente Range. That is where this story begins. In 1857, the strongest earthquake in California’s recorded history ripped through the San Andreas Fault, wrenching the western side of the Carrizo Plain National Monument 31 feet northward. But today the […]

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Triumph Motorcycles launches the ATLAK Tour (Atlanta to Alaska)

Apr 05, 2018 View Comments by

Triumph Motorcycles is ready to kick off the 2018 Adventure riding season by hosting a series of outdoor Adventure themed events and everyone is invited! The ATLAK Tour is a continental road trip highlighting Triumph’s dynamic new ADV bikes – the class-leading Tiger 800 and technically superior Tiger 1200 – while celebrating the Adventure lifestyle […]

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Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America Returns to East Coast in 2018

Mar 17, 2018 View Comments by

For the first time in more than seven years, 225 riders will travel the East Coast on the Ride’s 24th Anniversary trek raising money to send kids to Victory Junction Former NASCAR driver and NBC Sports racing analyst Kyle Petty is once again revving up his Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America for the 24th […]

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National Park Week 2018

Mar 13, 2018 View Comments by

“There can be nothing in the world more beautiful than the Yosemite, the groves of the giant sequoias and redwoods, the Canyon of the Colorado, the Canyon of the Yellowstone, the Three Tetons; and our people should see to it that they are preserved for their children and their children’s children forever, with their majestic […]

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Harley-Davidson at 77th Bike Week in Daytona

Feb 26, 2018 View Comments by

Harley-Davidson welcomes all fans to the sunny Atlantic coast of Florida for the 77th Daytona Bike Week, March 9-18, and the unofficial start of motorcycle riding season across the United States. Harley-Davidson rolls into Daytona to help showcase and celebrate motorcycle culture and the community of Harley-Davidson fans who descend on Florida from around the […]

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Peru: Cusco, Sacred Valley, and Colca Canyon

Jan 15, 2018 View Comments by

  Cusco – the Tourism Capital The ride toward Cusco cuts through an open valley with farms and green trees surrounded by high mountains. Cusco, which means navel of the earth, is Peru’s tourism center and was once the capital of the Incas. We spend two days taking in the sights and taking advantage of […]

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Peru: Machu Picchu Express

Jan 12, 2018 View Comments by

  Today the curves start, and they won’t stop! At 1,640 feet (500 meters) above sea level, Nazca was comfortably warm, but 37 miles (60 km) of countless curves later, it’s more than just the altitude that’s changed.  At 15,091 feet (4,600 meters), we encounter rain and snow. If the weather’s not enough to slow […]

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Peru: Paracas, Huacachina, and the Nazca Lines

Jan 09, 2018 View Comments by

  December in North Carolina finds me itching for a change in scenery, not just to leave the cold, wintery weather behind, but to welcome a new adventure. A short, six-hour flight from Miami takes my mom (Christa) and me to the first leg of our destination: the Machu PicchuTour in Peru, where we’ll spend […]

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Destinations: RailsWest Railroad Museum

Jan 03, 2018 View Comments by

Attraction: If you’re traveling the Loess Hills National Scenic Byway and happen to be a rail fan, there’s a stop in Council Bluffs, IA that you may want to check out: RailsWest Railroad Museum. The Chicago Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot was constructed in 1899 and is today operated as a museum and […]

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2018 MotoVermont News

Dec 19, 2017 View Comments by

Bush-Moto Tour Bushcraft-moto [/ˈbo͝ oSH-kraaft,mo’to/] – The ability to adapt and improvise with limited resources during exploration of remote or wilderness areas by motorbike. Highlights: Professional riding instruction by Dusty Wessels of West 38 Moto Local experts specializing in wilderness survival and foraging Guided off-road routes through the lush and beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont where mud, rocks […]

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Chasing Cumberland Curves Teaser

Dec 07, 2017 View Comments by

“Cam, do you want to do a tour with me in September?” I ask. “Totally, I would love to.” “What’s the current state of your 1976 Honda CB400F?” “It’s currently in my living room with the carburetors on the kitchen counter,” he says. “Will it run by September?” “I think I can get it running […]

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The Nation’s Christmas Tree

Dec 06, 2017 View Comments by

Reflecting back on my last National Park Service assignment, Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park were managed as one giant park with a huge Sierra heart.  After all, these parks have two of the largest living trees in the world.  The largest sequoia tree resides in Sequoia National Park and that is special.  […]

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