RoadRUNNER’s Top 10 Riding Roads in the U.S.

Jan 01, 2014 View Comments by

As we established in our previous top ten list, the two main criteria for a great motorcycle road are scenery and curves. Since we’ve already listed our favorite scenic routes, it’s time to share our top ten pure rider’s roads. Once again, RoadRUNNER touring expert Jim Parks gives us the scoop. 1.     Tail of the […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: The Snake (Aka US-421 in Tennessee)

Dec 07, 2013 View Comments by

 “The Snake” is one of several iconic “named” motorcycle roads in the southern Appalachian Mountains. I personally feel it is more fun for longer than the Tail of the Dragon, The Rattler, and many of the other famous motorcycle roads in this area. Scenery: Spectacular views of Shady Valley, TN, which roughly marks the halfway […]

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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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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Upper Delaware Scenic Byway (NY 97)

Sep 07, 2013 View Comments by

What is It? Paralleling the course of the upper Delaware River, this byway was constructed in the 1930s to link Port Jervis, NY with Hancock, NY. From the beginning it was envisioned as both a scenic highway and a means of opening up this western section of New York. Today, it’s one of the favorite […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: NC Hwy 209, “The Rattler”

Aug 09, 2013 View Comments by

Traveling through the Pisgah National Forest and over the Great Smoky Mountains, NC Highway 209 twists and turns like an enraged rattlesnake! It’s one of western North Carolina’s most demanding rides. Scenery: Sweeping mountain scenery, but don’t let your eyes stray from the road for too long. Curves: I didn’t personally count them, but it’s […]

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Tail of the Dragon

Mar 04, 2013 View Comments by

“Hey Nick, you are getting really low on that bike. Let me get a picture of you dipping into a turn.” I set up at a corner where my friend Nick just scraped the pegs on his rented KLR. This should be a good spot I think. I have one eye on the viewfinder of […]

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Curves, Corners and Classrooms

May 19, 2012 View Comments by

We had had such a good day’s ride yesterday that we were all looking forward to getting on the bikes today, despite still feeling a bit tired. The road to the town of Bukkitinggi had been a stunning nonstop ride. We spent most of the day throwing the bikes around the road, which twisted and […]

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