RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway

May 09, 2015 View Comments by

Colorado Routes 141 & 145 –  The Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway is located in the rugged and remote red rock country of western Colorado. In earlier times the area was home to the Ute Indians and, reportedly, an infamous outlaw, Butch Cassidy, used it as a hideout. A variety of wildlife still call the area home, […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Italy’s Stelvio Pass

Nov 08, 2014 View Comments by

Having the pleasure of traveling across the pond in late summer, I got to experiencing one of the most iconic paved roads in the world. The Stelvio is just one of the many pass roads experienced on Blue Rim’s Five-Country Tour. It’s the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps and the second highest in […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Virginia State Route 80

Oct 04, 2014 View Comments by

Virginia State Route 80 is a hidden gem for experienced riders, because it’s not a route riders are likely to come across unless they know where to find it. It’s great East Coast mountain riding in rural southwest Virginia. Scenery: Numerous scenic vistas as the road summits one Appalachian mountain ridge after another. Check out […]

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American Road Trip: 30 Facts About Mount St. Helens

Aug 27, 2014 View Comments by

Sarah and I took the opportunity to ride along the Spirit Lake Highway to view Mount St. Helens. On the way we passed the visitor center. So we decided to stop, pay $5 each, and have a quick look, which ended up being a two-hour stay. Besides the artifacts, newspaper clippings, and geology lessons, they […]

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Kawasaki Usurps Ducati’s Throne

Jul 02, 2014 View Comments by

Ducati rules no more. Last weekend Jeremy Toye piloted a 2015 Kawasaki ZX-10R to take first place in the Open Class motorcycle category at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The win for Kawasaki ends a four-year run of Ducati victories, though the overall Pikes Peak motorcycle record still belongs to Carlin Dunne who set […]

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City Escape: Denver, Colorado

Jun 14, 2014 View Comments by

Dual sport Colorado in a day! The twisty paved roads of Jarre Canyon connect to the sandy forest of Rampart Range and return you to pavement among the stunning rock formations of the Garden of the Gods before soaring 14,115 paved feet of elevation on Pikes Peak. Ride June through October, barring freak storms!   […]

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The Grand Alps Tour: Blue Rim’s Tour de France

Mar 22, 2014 View Comments by

With its focus Formerly known as the Grand Alps Tour, Blue Rim’s Tour de France has been renamed to reflect its focus on southeastern France the Grand Alps Tour is Blue Rim’s Tour de France as it covers much of the same ground as the world famous bicycle race. The route also features many gems […]

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2014 BMW GS Trophy: Off-Road Olympics

Jan 04, 2014 View Comments by

Every two years (since 2008) BMW holds a competition to see which GS rider is the best in the world. In 2014 that contest is coming to North America for the first time. In September, teams from all over the world will descend on western Canada to vie for the top spot. Though the GS […]

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City Escape: Vancouver, British Columbia

Aug 12, 2013 View Comments by

A winding tarmac ribbon soaring from sea to sky through BC’s Coast Range into semi-desert, then back through the spectacular Fraser Canyon. Take in four climate zones! Yes, it’s a long ride, but it’s comfortably doable in a day as long as you start early. This local motorcycling classic is best from late May to […]

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