Classic Roads: Beartooth Country Ride

Sep 19, 2017 View Comments by

Every summer in Montana, for a few months, a window opens. The snow melts (mostly), the sun comes out, and wildflowers push up through the dirt. It’s the perfect time to ride. Starting from the small town of Columbus, MT, perched on the banks of the Yellowstone River, this route takes you on lesser-known scenic […]

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Lane Splitting Bills Introduced in Washington, Oregon, and Montana

Feb 07, 2017 View Comments by

California’s lane splitting bill went into effect January 1. Now, lane splitting bills have been introduced in Washington, Oregon, and Montana, and the AMA is urging motorcyclists in those states to take action. Read the AMA’s lane splitting position statement here. Motorcycle Legal Foundation compiled a good resource of what exactly lane splitting is, and the laws in each […]

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Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming: Continental Divide, Part 1

Sep 28, 2016 View Comments by

A rugged adventure awaits 
those who seek it. Remote mountain passes, picturesque views, and diverse, often 
challenging, terrain—where every mile is a feast for the senses—can all be found on a cross-country journey along 
the Continental Divide.

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Get Your FREE RoadMAP at Sturgis!

Aug 03, 2016 View Comments by

Did you know that the AMA is giving away free maps at motorcycle events, across the country, all summer long? Each large tear-proof, water-resistant map, created by RoadRUNNER‘s mapping department, RoadMAPS, offers 5-7 self-guided rides with information on local history, attractions, and lunch stops. GPS files are also available for free. If you’re headed to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota August 8th – 14th, stop […]

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Tour of the Week: Northwestern Montana

Aug 28, 2015 View Comments by

Big Sky Country – 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 Northwestern Montana tour comes from the Jan/Feb 2009 issue.

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The Great Divide Memory Ride Report

Jul 16, 2015 View Comments by

3400 Miles and a Mountain of Memories – It was amazing. A ride along the Great Divide has been a goal of mine for years. The fact that it was a tribute for my father and a fundraiser for Alzheimer’s research made it extremely significant to me personally. You can see the details in my […]

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Tour of the Week: Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park Loop

Jun 26, 2015 View Comments by

Riding the Crown of the Continent – 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 Waterton-Glacier International Peace Loop tour comes from the May/June 2012 issue.

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Beartooth Pass – America’s Most Beautiful Pass Road

Aug 20, 2014 View Comments by

Leaving Red Lodge, MT, the road quickly snakes its way up the 68-mile long Beartooth Pass, the highest elevation highway in Wyoming at 10,947 feet and Montana at 10,350 feet, and the highest elevation highway in the Northern Rockies. Dramatic views back down the valley and the vistas of the Absaroka and Beartooth ranges include […]

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Ride the Divide – Day 5: The Kindness of Strangers

Jul 31, 2013 View Comments by

Heading west out of Montana, our route from Eureka on down has taken us through some awe inspiring scenery and challenged us at times. Today was no different. On our route through the outback we were showered by grasshoppers, I had a close call with a coyote, and, just shy of the Idaho border, Dave’s […]

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Day 4 – Ghosts, Gas, and Cows

Jul 30, 2013 View Comments by

Today’s route out of Butte included a good mix of dirt, gravel, and pavement connectors. Sublime asphalt loaded with sweepers and switchbacks took us through the forest before connecting with what I think is called the Old Bannack Hwy. Old Bannack, a fantastically smooth dirt road, goes deep into Montana cattle country. Vast, wide-open spaces […]

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Ride the Divide Day 3 – Rough Sailing

Jul 29, 2013 View Comments by

We arrived this evening in Butte, but it wasn’t easy. Today’s route included some difficult roads. Steep rocky downhills that required a good mix of brake, clutch, and engine braking. Of course in order to go downhill we first had to go up. The rocky, rutted uphills took their toll. Dave had a spill on […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Beartooth Pass and Chief Joseph Scenic Highway

Dec 07, 2012 View Comments by

This month’s featured Bucket List Road is a combination of several roads located in southern Montana and northern Wyoming. Beginning in Red Lodge, MT, the route follows U.S. 212 over Beartooth Pass and then connects with Wyoming’s SR-296 (aka the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway). A great lunch stop (the Irma Hotel Restaurant & Saloon—featured in […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Northwest Passage Scenic Byway (Aka US 12)

Oct 05, 2012 View Comments by

This month’s featured Bucket List Road, winding through a remote and rugged section of northern Idaho and Montana, is often found on lists of America’s top ten scenic roads. Unlike some roads that follow rivers, on this route the rider’s panoramic view of the cascading waterways is rarely obscured by foliage. Scenery: The sparkling rivers, […]

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Retracing the Lewis & Clark Trail Across America – Day 15

Aug 16, 2012 View Comments by

What a difference a day makes. Only last evening we were enjoying the quiet serenity of a sundown on the pedestrian bridge, which crosses the Missouri at Fort Benton. After Jeff stopped by the statue of Shep, the “forever faithful” dog, to pay his respects, we ambled back to the Grand Union hotel. Suddenly, a […]

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Retracing the Lewis & Clark Trail Across America – Day 14

Aug 15, 2012 View Comments by

As we ride out of Glasgow the hill top sculptures of dinosaurs remind us that more than buffalo once roamed these lands. The artist has placed them as if they are just cresting a hill, ready for the hunt. Fortunately, they remain in place and we escape to a wonderful morning ride. Temps are cool […]

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