RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: U.S. 276, A Hidden Southern Gem

Sep 10, 2016 View Comments by

What is It? As many East Coast riders know, Western North Carolina has some of the best motorcycling roads in America. U.S. 276, however, is one of the less-celebrated routes in the area. It doesn’t have an evocative name, like The Rattler, Tail of the Dragon, Hellbender 28, The Copperhead Loop, or Devil’s Whip. But […]

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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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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Tunnel Of Trees Road (Aka M119)

Oct 03, 2015 View Comments by

  Travel One of Michigan’s Most Famous Roads – Tracing the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, the Tunnel of Trees road is a delightful and curvy scenic cruise, albeit a relatively short one. A must do ride for motorcyclists traveling through Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Best Time to Go: Mother Nature doesn’t follow a precise timetable, […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway

May 09, 2015 View Comments by

Colorado Routes 141 & 145 –  The Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway is located in the rugged and remote red rock country of western Colorado. In earlier times the area was home to the Ute Indians and, reportedly, an infamous outlaw, Butch Cassidy, used it as a hideout. A variety of wildlife still call the area home, […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket Roads: California SR-49

Mar 14, 2015 View Comments by

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 […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Jemez Mountain Trail (AKA New Mexico SR-4)

Jan 10, 2015 View Comments by

Beginning at the route’s western terminus in San Ysidro, the SR-4 ascends steep gradients into the Jemez Mountains and Santa Fe National Forest. Hairpin turns await riders on the steep descent down the east side of the Jemez Mountains. SR-501 branches off of SR-4 for any riders who want to take a short side trip […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Virginia State Route 80

Oct 04, 2014 View Comments by

Virginia State Route 80 is a hidden gem for experienced riders, because it’s not a route riders are likely to come across unless they know where to find it. It’s great East Coast mountain riding in rural southwest Virginia. Scenery: Numerous scenic vistas as the road summits one Appalachian mountain ridge after another. Check out […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Ohio’s Triple Nickle

Oct 15, 2013 View Comments by

What is It? A secondary two-lane road that extends from the Ohio River to Zanesville, OH, and is considered one of the best roads in southeast Ohio, which has many great two-lane twisties. Scenery: Rural landscape, but keep your eyes on the road Curves: Lots of technically demanding curves, especially those that happen without warning […]

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