City Escape: Tucson, Arizona

Nov 15, 2016 View Comments by

This southern Arizona loop ride includes varied road types, picturesque scenery, and well-placed historic towns. Riders will get a taste of the Old West, peruse eclectic art, and enjoy rich desert flora and fauna. It’s a fall, winter, and spring ride since the summer temperatures in the southwest desert can be stifling.

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Arizona and New Mexico: Southwestern Diversity

Oct 30, 2016 View Comments by

“To those devoid of imagination a blank place on the map is a useless waste; to others, the most valuable part.” 
Author, Aldo Leopold As motorcyclists, we are by nature attracted to the lines and dots on a map. However, those blank places that 
Leopold referenced are what make a tour visually stunning. Thankfully we […]

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RoadRUNNER Special Collector’s Issue Now Available

Sep 22, 2016 View Comments by

RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel is excited to announce the release of its special collector’s issue, Touring America’s Backroads. Find inspiration in our stunning photography and helpful trip planning information. Featuring 10 of the country’s best and most scenic motorcycle tours, this high quality issue comes complete with RoadRUNNER’s signature tankbag maps and GPS files. A mix of previously […]

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Tour of the Week – In Arizona and New Mexico

Nov 27, 2015 View Comments by

Desert Solitude – 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 Rockville, IN Shamrock Tour was originally featured in the Jan/Feb 2012 issue.

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City Escape: Tuscon, Arizona

Aug 18, 2015 View Comments by

Finding History in the Desert – This southern Arizona loop ride includes varied road types, picturesque scenery, and well-placed historic towns. Riders will get a taste of the Old West, peruse eclectic art, and enjoy rich desert flora and fauna. It’s a fall, winter, and spring ride since the summer temperatures in the southwest desert […]

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Tour of the Week: Southern Utah and Northern Arizona

Aug 14, 2015 View Comments by

A Ride in the Desert – 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 Southern Utah and Northern Arizona tour comes from the Mar/Apr 2010 issue.

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The Great Divide Memory Ride Report

Jul 16, 2015 View Comments by

3400 Miles and a Mountain of Memories – It was amazing. A ride along the Great Divide has been a goal of mine for years. The fact that it was a tribute for my father and a fundraiser for Alzheimer’s research made it extremely significant to me personally. You can see the details in my […]

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Tour of the Week: Northern Arizona

Jul 03, 2015 View Comments by

Into the Desert – 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 Northern Arizona tour comes from the March/April 2011 issue.

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Harley Drill Team Wows Arizona Bike Week Crowd

Apr 11, 2015 View Comments by

Like most gatherings of its kind, Arizona Bike Week is a festival of the visceral. Thumping motorcycles, loud bands, flaming burnouts, insane stunt shows, and over-the-top tattoos are the rule of the week. However, the AZ Bike Week organizers do a nice job of sprinkling in, almost covertly, a healthy dose of biker education and […]

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When the Destination is a Journey: Riding to the Rails

Mar 16, 2015 View Comments by

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 […]

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Winter Riding and Camping on the Colorado River

Feb 14, 2015 View Comments by

I know, I know. For multitudes of you in other parts of the country, “winter riding” is a virtual oxymoron. So don’t hate me when I tell you that I just returned home from three days of riding and tent camping on the banks of the lower Colorado River. Let me give you a glimpse […]

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Want to Beat the Heat? Run to the Hills

Jul 26, 2014 View Comments by

Summer throughout North America means riding season is in full swing. Here in the Phoenix area, triple digit temperatures have a lot riders parking their bikes until fall and cooler days return. However, it hasn’t taken me long to figure out a good way to beat the heat. Something many locals know well. Answer: head […]

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In Over My Head

Jul 06, 2014 View Comments by

It’s been just about a month since Kris and I relocated to Arizona. I haven’t had many opportunities to get out and ride. My schedule, along with triple digit afternoon temperatures, has left little time to “play.” So I made a conscious effort to clear my morning schedule and plan a ride. After some research, […]

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Out With the Old, In With the New

Jun 30, 2014 View Comments by

It’s been more years than I care to count since I returned to the Great Lakes state. It’s safe to say that in that time I have likely ridden every road within a few hundred miles of home. One of my favorite places to ride in southeastern Michigan is Washtenaw County. With a plethora of […]

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An Old Fart and Young Punk Ride the COBDR: Part Two

May 20, 2014 View Comments by

This is part two of John Privette’s story, you can read part one here. Day 5: The nice leisurely breakfast at Jan’s Family Restaurant had us all primed to hit the trail. However, while packing my bike, I realized the Blue Beast had a broken left windshield bracket. It must have been damaged during the […]

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