Riding and Camping in Yellowstone: Mountains, Geysers, and Bears … Oh My!

Nov 20, 2017 View Comments by

As I press my tent stakes into the mineral-rich soil of the nation’s oldest national park, I am glad that I didn’t heed the impulse to turn around before even rolling across the western boundary of Yellowstone earlier in the day. The big jugs on my BMW R 1200 GS were getting hotter than I […]

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Review: Lone Rider MiniTent

Jun 26, 2017 View Comments by

I didn’t grow up camping. But I love to travel with the bare necessities, with everything I might need on my back—or in this case, on the back of my motorcycle. Lone Rider is best known for its MotoTent, a lightweight two- or three-person tent with a motorcycle canopy, but I wanted something smaller. The […]

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Cool Weather Camping Tips

Nov 04, 2016 View Comments by

I’ll take the crisp, cool days of fall, spring, or even winter over the summer heat any day, and nothing puts me in a good mood faster than strapping my camping gear on the bike for a long weekend. We found ourselves camping in Pennsylvania a while back, and had a great time riding the […]

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Stealth Camping

Aug 29, 2016 View Comments by

There is an art to what I call “stealth camping,” and as traveling motorcyclists, it is something that we have probably all done at least once. Camping along the road is often necessary for a variety of reasons. However, it does not come naturally for many, but it is a very useful tool. Using this […]

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Tour of the Week: Edgar Evins State Park, Tennessee Shamrock Tour

Sep 25, 2015 View Comments by

Touring on a Budget – 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 Edgar Evins State Park, Tennessee Shamrock Tour comes from the Jul/Aug 2012 issue.

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Riding Loaded (Your Bike, Not You!)

Sep 07, 2015 View Comments by

Load it Up Right! – One of my favorite television shows as a child (and I realize this hints at my age) was The Beverly Hillbillies. The opening shot was of the Clampett clan driving down a palm-lined boulevard in Beverly Hills; an ancient flatbed truck piled high with possessions dangling from every spare inch […]

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Review: Sportz Truck Tent for Motorcycle Camping

Aug 11, 2015 View Comments by

A Tent in Your Truck? – Hold on. Before you give me major grief for ever transporting my motorcycle in the bed of my truck, hear me out. I pack my camp on the back of my BMW R 1200 GS at least 98-percent of the time. I can offer ample proof of this both […]

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Review: GSI Outdoors Micro Table

Jul 04, 2015 View Comments by

An Ideal Camping Companion – When motorcycle camping, I usually avoid campsites and pick a site off the beaten path, preferably with a great view and access to a river, stream, or lake. More often than not this means no restaurants are close by, and I get to cook my own food. All of the […]

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Combining Riding With Hobbies: Kayaking

Jun 27, 2015 View Comments by

Motorcycle-sized Fun – As wonderful as motorcycling is, there are plenty of other enjoyable ways riders like to spend their free time. Some like golf, others hiking, fishing, kayaking, or other outdoor activities. Some dabble in photography, art, writing, or different creative endeavors. Due to limited storage capacity, it can be daunting to incorporate other […]

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Combining Riding With Hobbies: Fishing

Jun 20, 2015 View Comments by

Motorcycle-sized Fun – As wonderful as motorcycling is, there are plenty of other enjoyable ways riders like to spend their free time. Some like golf, others hiking, fishing, kayaking, or other outdoor activities. Some dabble in photography, art, writing, or different creative endeavors. Due to limited storage capacity, it can be daunting to incorporate other […]

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Redverz Solo Expedition Tent

May 30, 2015 View Comments by

Just for You and Your Bike – Redverz is famous for making tents not just for people, but for motorcycles too. The Redverz Atacama Expedition II, for instance, can fit up to three people and one fully loaded adventure bike. As nice as the Atacama’s roominess is, it’s a bit of overkill for a solo […]

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Packin’ the Mule

Apr 15, 2015 View Comments by

One of the biggest challenges facing motorcycle campers is simply finding enough room on the bike for all of the gear they wish to take. This problem is even more pronounced when camping two-up. Close to twice the gear crammed into less space can spell trouble if one is not careful. My wife always wins […]

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Guy’s Night Out, Literally

Feb 28, 2015 View Comments by

Last spring, my wife made her annual trip to Florida with her sister and I was left with the tantalizing list of options that confront married folk when their spouses are away. Being alone once in a while is good, but the typical tug of war over what to do with my time began immediately. […]

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2015 Touratech Rally

Feb 16, 2015 View Comments by

Like other types of motorcyclists, adventure riders tend to enjoy gathering together to share their passion for off-road riding, camping, and exploring the great outdoors. One such opportunity for this sort of camaraderie will come June 25–28 in the mountain town of Plain, WA, at the 2015 Touratech Rally. Touratech, for those who don’t know, […]

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Cool Weather Camping Tips

Feb 11, 2015 View Comments by

I’ll take the crisp, cool days of fall, spring, or even winter over the summer heat any day, and nothing puts me in a good mood faster than strapping my camping gear on the bike for a long weekend. We found ourselves camping in Pennsylvania a while back, and had a great time riding the […]

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