The Kyle Petty Charity Ride, founded by former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty, is one of the nation’s premier charitable organizations run by motorcyclists. To date the ride has raised over $16 million for various children’s organizations, primarily the Victory Junction Gang camp. The camp provides a life changing and fun summer camp experience for children […]
Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine is releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s North Dakota Round Trip Tour comes from the Sept./Oct. 2006 issue.
Most motorcyclists own multiple pairs of gloves as (perhaps more than any other piece of motorcycle gear) gloves tend to be more focused to their specific use. In fact, I never go on tour without bringing at least two pairs, one for the best-case weather scenario and one for the worst. The Laguna Gloves from […]
The start of a new season: your bike has been stored away for the winter and now it’s time to ride… Not so fast, though. You’ll need to check a few things first, and maybe some light maintenance is in order. Sure, you’ve changed the oil, charged the battery, and checked your tires. What else? […]
Long time followers of RoadRUNNER’s blog, as well as readers of the magazine, will be familiar with Bud Miller’s long running blog turned column called Zen Motorcyclist. We asked Bud to share his motorcycling history as well as the inspiration for his writing. “Many people are raised riding motorcycles; I came to riding quite late […]
We’ve reported before about electric two wheelers attracting the attention of various police forces around the world, perhaps most notably the LAPD’s adoption of Zero MMX patrol bikes. BMW is now getting in on the action as they recently announced the delivery of 30 new C evolution electric scooters to the police department of Barcelona, […]
Most touring motorcyclists have at least thought about how great it would be to take an extended tour of the United States hitting as many major landmarks along the way as possible. But how would you map out such a massive trip? Well, as motorcyclists we are naturally attracted to curvy and scenic roads, which […]
If you wear eyeglasses you’re most likely somewhat familiar with Transitions Lenses. These trick pieces of glass remain clear in low light but get progressively darker as sunlight increases, removing the need for wearers to carry two sets of glasses. SHOEI has just announced a partnership with Transitions Optical, maker of the Transitions Lenses. The […]
Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine is releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s Cruising Nevada’s Lonely Roads Tour comes from the March/April 2007 issue.
Once a year, hundreds of motorcyclists from around the country join together at the Touring Weekend to ride amazing roads, enjoy delicious food, and socialize with one another. But the event also boasts many wonderful guest speakers. This year is no different, the 2015 Touring Weekend guest speakers will inform and inspire us each evening. […]
As those of us who ride know, motorcycles and cars are completely different animals. Each can be tamed, but the bikes tend to bite harder. We, the operators, have the final say on the safety of our machines prior to a ride. Without all the steel, belts, and bags of a car, motorcyclists are more […]
It seems like there could be an entire section of a library or bookstore devoted to motorcycle travel books. Perhaps it’s the legacy of Ted Simon’s famous work Jupiter’s Travels that has created the abundance of motorcycle travel literature over the past few decades. Nevertheless, Allan Karl’s book, FORKS, manages to stand out in the […]
Yes, the title is a flip on the motorcycling truism, “It’s the journey not the destination.” However, if you’re like me, you want the time spent off the bike to hold some adventure as well. Punctuating a day’s ride with an intriguing endgame is part of planning a memorable tour. I recently took a ride […]
Arai’s top-of-the-line helmet was designed with professional and amateur racers as well as track day enthusiasts in mind; many of the features that make the helmet suitable on the track also make it street worthy. Before we move on to what makes the Corsair-V a respectable helmet, let’s talk about two of its less-than-flattering characteristics. […]
The numerical naming of California State Route 49 is no accident. This north-south scenic road pases through many of the historic mining communities of the 1849 California gold rush. A portion of the route is also known as the Gold Country Highway. This route is saturated with history, scenery, and curves. Roadway: Well maintained two-lane […]