Blog Section: Destinations

Ecuador: Journey to Middle Earth

Jun 27, 2016 View Comments by

Ecuador is a small country on the northwestern side of South America, sandwiched between 
Colombia to the north and Peru to the south. Earth’s dividing line runs through the northern part of Ecuador, which is Spanish for “equator.” The Galapagos Islands lay about 560 miles to the west. But we came to ride motorcycles, not […]

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Prince Edward Island: Carving Coastal Canada

Jun 26, 2016 View Comments by

Thomas Wolfe said you can’t go home again, but every summer I try to prove him wrong by taking a motorcycle trip to Prince Edward Island, where I grew up and learned to ride. In 2015, I tried something new; I took my brother-in-law Ty on his first two-wheeled tour and added some of Nova […]

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What’s in Wisconsin?

Jun 10, 2016 View Comments by

We recently had a conversation with Greg Smith, managing director of Discover Wisconsin, to figure out what America’s dairyland has to offer motorcyclists. We were intrigued by an episode of their online TV show “Ride Wisconsin,” which you can view below. RR: What are some things that set Wisconsin apart as a motorcycling destination? Greg: The […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: California Highway 49

Jun 04, 2016 View Comments by

What is It? California State Route 49 was first established during the famed 1849 California Gold Rush, connecting gold mining towns located in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Today, the paved route traverses this former gold mining country and the splendidly preserved towns and artifacts from this iconic time in American history. Points of Interest: Frenchman […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Harpers Ferry Road

May 14, 2016 View Comments by

What Is It? The nation’s path to the American Civil War was accelerated when abolitionist John Brown led his famous raid on the federal arsenal and armory at Harpers Ferry, VA (West Virginia today) in October 1859. Some 20 miles north of Harpers Ferry, and almost three years later, the single bloodiest day of the […]

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North Carolina: A Triple Dose of the Coast

May 11, 2016 View Comments by

When most motorcyclists think about North Carolina, their minds instantly turn to the misty peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains, the undulating twists of the Tail of the Dragon, or the sweeping beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Understandably so. But while the roads in the western part of the state are admittedly more curvy, […]

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Lincoln Highway Association Hosting Great American Riding Tour June 2016

Apr 04, 2016 View Comments by

This summer, the Lincoln Highway Association is hosting an east-to-west tour linking three of the country’s greatest roads: the Old National Road, Route 66, and the Lincoln Highway. Beginning Friday evening, June 17, 2016, in Cumberland, MD, it will end seven days later in Joliet, IL. The Old National Road will guide riders from Maryland […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Historic Route 66 in Arizona (Arizona SR 66)

Apr 02, 2016 View Comments by

What is It? Riding Historic Route 66 from Chicago, IL, to Santa Monica, CA, or vice versa, has long been a right of transcontinental passage for many touring motorcyclists. RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel has published several articles on riding all, or parts, of the famed Mother Road. If time is limited and riders want […]

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Bucket Roads: Day Trip in New York’s Catskills

Mar 12, 2016 View Comments by

What is it? The Catskills are a large rural area in southeastern New York, about 100 miles northwest of New York City. Also known as the Catskill Mountains, the area is what geologists call a mature dissected plateau. Millions of years ago this once-flat region was uplifted by tectonic forces and then eroded into sharp […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: The Geronimo Trail Scenic Byway

Feb 06, 2016 View Comments by

What is It? This scenic byway in New Mexico retraces Apache warrior history and that of their iconic leader, Geronimo. It also takes riders to hot mineral springs first used by Native Americans, historic mining towns that flourished but then died when the gold and silver ran out, and desert lakes and forested mountains. Points […]

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Why Take a Guided Motorcycle Tour vs DIY?

Jan 18, 2016 View Comments by

We came across this info from MotoQuest, one of the best motorcycle tour operators in the biz. We couldn’t agree more with Phil, so here’s some info for you to consider over the weekend and as you plan your next adventure.   You’ve probably wondered “Why Take a MotoQuest Tour Instead of DIY?” Well let […]

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Tour of the Month – Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia

Jan 12, 2016 View Comments by

Mid-Atlantic Civil War States – We celebrate biking because it propels us forward to new vistas, but what about when it takes us back in time? For five days, atop his Honda ST1300, James T. Parks traces the path of the American Civil War through Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Winding through the Blue […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor

Jan 09, 2016 View Comments by

The Lincoln Highway was America’s first coast-to-coast highway. Dedicated on October 31, 1913, the Lincoln ran from Times Square in New York to Lincoln Park in San Francisco. The original alignment extended more than 3,000 miles through 13 states. After the Federal highway numbering system was adopted in the mid-1920s, the Lincoln and other “named” […]

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Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride

Dec 29, 2015 View Comments by

In 1916 the Van Buren Sisters were the first women to cross the continental United States, each on her own motorcycle. They became the first women to reach the 14,115 foot summit of Pikes Peak each on her own motorcycle. In 2002 the Sisters were inducted into the American Motorcyclists Association Hall of Fame and […]

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HOG Members Get Free Admission and VIP Access to Harley-Davidson Museum

Dec 23, 2015 View Comments by

The Harley-Davidson Museum is swinging its doors wide open to all Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) members around the world by adding unlimited admission and VIP access to more than 112 years of Harley-Davidson history to its package of exclusive membership benefits. Beginning this month, all Full, Life and Associate H.O.G. members will be treated to […]

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