City Escape: Richmond, Virginia

Oct 19, 2015 View Comments by

Central Virginia Scramble – This route transports riders from Richmond, VA, the former Confederate capital, across rolling farmland in central Virginia to several iconic locations, marking the final days of the American Civil War in the spring of 1865. Riders interested in Civil War history should factor in plenty of time to peruse the historic […]

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City Escape: Oklahoma City Day Ride

Apr 23, 2015 View Comments by

The Outlaw Loop – This mixed terrain ride takes you by The Round Barn, through an old ghost town, and returns via Route 66, where a restored WPA-era armory and the Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum make history of your rowdy scramble down Oklahoma’s backroads. Spring and fall are the best riding seasons in Oklahoma.

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City Escape: Washington, D.C.

Apr 18, 2015 View Comments by

From the streets of modern-day Leesburg, VA, riders motor through the idyllic horse and vineyard country of historic Loudoun and Fauquier counties, VA, and also will navigate briefly into Maryland and West Virginia. This backroad ramble can be taken anytime from spring through fall but is most enjoyable during fall colors in mid-October.

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City Escape: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mar 09, 2015 View Comments by

Once out of the Twin Cities, this loop follows the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers and countless lakes through serene landscapes that define the heartland. The best time to go is mid-May through September. Minnesotans love being outdoors in the summer, so plan accordingly.

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RoadRUNNER Behind the Scenes: Shamrock Tours – One City, Four Loops

Nov 18, 2014 View Comments by

Those who’ve been subscribing to RoadRUNNER Magazine for some time will be very familiar with our trademark Shamrock Tours as they’re the cornerstone of each issue. From  RoadRUNNER’s very beginning in 2001, we wanted to create motorcycle tours that are easy and convenient so that our readers would be able to enjoy as many of […]

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Golden Spinning Wheel: An Unexpected Soundtrack

Dec 08, 2013 View Comments by

I rode Big Red to the office this week since the weather has been mild for December. The morning ride was uneventful and featured the usual Philadelphia traffic. On the way home, though, I had an odd experience. Traffic was heavy on the Blue Route and I rode along as the sun set towards the […]

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2014 Honda Forza 300: The Middleweight Scoot

Nov 15, 2013 View Comments by

With the current trend of ever increasing displacement, even in the scooter category, worthy mounts like Honda’s Forza 300 sometimes get overlooked. In reality, however, for those in the market for a scooter, the 300cc class may be the butter zone. With its fuel injected, liquid cooled 279cc single, there aren’t many races this Honda […]

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City Escape: Phoenix, AZ

Aug 10, 2013 View Comments by

You’ll experience a diverse loop that includes a high desert lake and historic mining towns. This route is rideable virtually all year.  

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New Feature: City Escapes

Apr 02, 2013 View Comments by

When we’re out at trade shows and rallies, or just enjoying a ride with some fellow motorcyclists, we often hear that, as much as they’d love to take all the tours they see in the pages of RoadRUNNER, many riders simply don’t have the time. This is a common issue for all of us, we […]

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Suburbs to Sublime

Apr 17, 2012 View Comments by

With no problems whatsoever getting our bikes out of Indonesian customs in Belawan, we took a deep breath and decided to take to the road straight away. The suburbs of Medan seem to go on for miles and it took us a little while to negotiate the smaller roads leading out of this bustling city. […]

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