RoadRUNNER’s Annual Touring Weekend Comes to West Virginia

Nov 22, 2013 View Comments by

The ninth edition of the RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend will be hosted by the Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort in Snowshoe, WV July 17-20, 2014. Located in the midst of West Virginia’s highest mountains, Snowshoe is home to some of the best motorcycle riding in the country. So come ready for three days of fantastic motorcycle touring, […]

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RoadRUNNER’s 2013 Touring Weekend

Jul 23, 2013 View Comments by

The return of RoadRUNNER’s annual Touring Weekend to Maggie Valley, NC was a smashing success. Moderate temperatures, sunny skies, and more fantastic roads made for a weekend full of first class motorcycle touring. Now in its eighth year, the 2013 Touring Weekend began with a Mexican fiesta on Thursday night followed by a welcome by […]

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Ride to Live . . . Live to Ride . . . Keep on Riding!

Jun 20, 2013 View Comments by

“When you were born you were crying and everyone else was smiling. Live your life so at the end, you’re the one who is smiling and everyone else is crying.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson I have just finished entering the VIN number onto the state of Connecticut’s Form H-13; otherwise known as the OFFICIAL REGISTRATION […]

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An Interview with Dale Walksler of Wheels Through Time

May 11, 2013 View Comments by

One of the many highlights of last year’s RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend was a presentation from Dale Walksler, curator of Maggie Valley’s famous Wheels Through Time antique motorcycle museum. Recently, while in town to scout out some new routes for this year’s Touring Weekend, RoadRUNNER’s publisher, Christa Neuhauser, sat down with Dale for a quick interview. […]

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RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend 2012 Video

Oct 07, 2012 View Comments by

Barry Bennett (Pensacola, FL) decided to document his experience of the RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend 2012 in Maggie Valley, NC. Equipped with a BMW K1200 LT and a video camera, he recorded parts of his trip to the Appalachians, the event, and a few breathtaking action shots while riding in Sport Touring Group #3.

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2012 Touring Weekend: A Participant’s Perspective

Sep 19, 2012 View Comments by

I had to go this year. Sure, I had the usual excuses not to: time, money, and distance, but like a lazy fly, I swatted each one down. After all, as my inner child reminded me, all my friends were going. As my distance from Maggie Valley, NC was an issue (I live in Los […]

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Rainmaker For Hire

Jul 24, 2012 View Comments by

For openers, I’m truly sorry to have dampened (pardon the pun) the festivities at our recent Touring Weekend in Maggie Valley. I take full responsibility for the rain that persisted for most of the event. And what, you ask, did I do to trigger some of the worst consecutive days of summer weather that the […]

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Ride On

Jul 20, 2012 View Comments by

It’s a wet Saturday morning in Maggie Valley. It’s July but it feels like early May. The clouds are low, shrouding the surrounding hills and dumping thick, fat raindrops on the grass, gravel, road, and helmets and hats and umbrellas of all assembled. As the drops land, they make a percussive sound that seems to […]

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7th Annual RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend in Maggie Valley, NC

Jul 17, 2012 View Comments by

RoadRUNNER’s 7th Annual Touring Weekend began with a festive atmosphere as riders from near and far gathered for four days of riding, celebration, and music. Wednesday night’s welcome dinner under the big tent led into bluegrass band Buncombe Turnpike playing into the night. As the band played, old friends got reacquainted; couples danced, and new […]

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2012 Touring Weekend Pre-ride: What You Can Look Forward To

May 11, 2012 View Comments by

Last weekend Christa, Zane, and I met in Maggie Valley, the meeting point of the 2012 Touring Weekend, to test the layout of the routes, set lunch places, and make sure the roads are where they are supposed to be. Who knows, maybe they moved. Of course it’s a great excuse to ride in the […]

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