Iconic American Roads: The Blue Ridge Parkway

May 02, 2015 View Comments by

Riding the BRP on a Honda Gold Wing – The great American road trip is an enduring mental image that has launched many two-wheeled adventures to parts known and unknown. But everyday responsibilities and family commitments often mean that motorcycle outings don’t venture far from your own backyard. A multi-day motorcycle excursion can be just […]

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Tour of the Week: Carving Canyons in Utah

Feb 20, 2015 View Comments by

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 Carving Canyons in Utah Tour comes from the Sept/Oct 2005 issue.

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Jemez Mountain Trail (AKA New Mexico SR-4)

Jan 10, 2015 View Comments by

Beginning at the route’s western terminus in San Ysidro, the SR-4 ascends steep gradients into the Jemez Mountains and Santa Fe National Forest. Hairpin turns await riders on the steep descent down the east side of the Jemez Mountains. SR-501 branches off of SR-4 for any riders who want to take a short side trip […]

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Tour of the Week: Shamrock Tour – Snowshoe, West Virginia

Nov 06, 2014 View Comments by

Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine will be 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 Snowshoe, WV Shamrock Tour comes from RoadRUNNER‘s Spring 2002 issue.

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Tour of the Week: Western Colorado-Mesas, Mountains, and Mines

Sep 26, 2014 View Comments by

Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine will be 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 Colorado Tour comes from RoadRUNNER‘s December 2005 issue.

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2014 BMW GS Trophy: International Competition

Sep 03, 2014 View Comments by

Every year amateur riders from all over the world come together to test their skills against some of the most challenging motorcycling terrain on earth, hoping to bring the coveted GS Trophy back to their home country. The 2014 edition of the GS Trophy competition starts in just a week or so in the Rockies […]

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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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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Sequoia NP Loop

Aug 04, 2014 View Comments by

This loop begins and ends in Three Rivers, CA (approximately 100 miles north of Bakersfield), and follows State Routes 198, 180, 245, and 216. Due to substantial elevation and temperature changes, riders may encounter snow or ice. Also, be alert for the possibility of wildlife entering the roadway. Scenery: Large rock formations, mountains, valleys, sweeping […]

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Want to Beat the Heat? Run to the Hills

Jul 26, 2014 View Comments by

Summer throughout North America means riding season is in full swing. Here in the Phoenix area, triple digit temperatures have a lot riders parking their bikes until fall and cooler days return. However, it hasn’t taken me long to figure out a good way to beat the heat. Something many locals know well. Answer: head […]

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West Virginia Wonder: The 2014 RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend

Jul 22, 2014 View Comments by

For its ninth year RoadRUNNER’s annual Touring Weekend was held in the beautiful Snowshoe Ski Resort deep in the mountains of West Virginia. The 300 or so riders and passengers arrived at the Expo Center at the top of the mountain on Thursday night. The crowd, consisting of a great mix of those new to […]

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Trans America Trail: Salida, CO and Home

Jul 03, 2014 View Comments by

Ben arrives in time for dinner and once again the chef does not disappoint. Southwestern cuisine, in the form of cattleman steaks, is on the menu tonight and it’s soon in my belly. As we work through out steaks, I spy two riders rolling up outside. One on a KLR and the other on a […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Washington SR-20 (aka North Cascades Highway)

Mar 07, 2014 View Comments by

What is it? SR-20 is the northernmost paved route through the Cascade Mountains. From the west it follows the Skagit River into the high elevations of North Cascades National Park and beyond. The scenery includes lush old growth forests, numerous waterfalls, stunning mountain vistas, and emerald green lakes as the route continues east through a […]

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Colorado’s Historic and Scenic Byways Celebrate 25th Anniversary

Jan 30, 2014 View Comments by

The state of Colorado is home to many spectacular roads, and 25 of these are recognized as scenic or historic byways. In 1989, the Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways Program was created to promote these fantastic routes, eleven of which are also designated as America’s Byways. This gives the state more national byways than any […]

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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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