RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: U.S. Route 421, Richmond, KY to Boone, NC

May 20, 2017 View Comments by

In its totality, U.S. 421 runs for 941 miles (Michigan City, IN, to Fort Fisher in North Carolina), but we believe one of the best sections for motorcyclists is between Richmond, KY, and Boone, NC. The route is mostly two-lane tarmac, winding its way through rural Appalachian Mountain terrain. Best Time to Go: Spring through […]

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Scenes from Eurobike Raleigh 2017

Apr 15, 2017 View Comments by

Last weekend was Eurobike Raleigh, the Southeast’s largest gathering of Euro and Euro-inspired motorcycles. The eighth annual event took place over two days in Raleigh, NC. Presented by Do the Ton Triangle, a local group of café racer enthusiasts, Eurobike Raleigh 2017 saw a mix of European makes plus scooters and café racers from Europe, […]

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2017 M.A.D | Motorcycle. Art. Design Exhibition Coming to Greensboro

Jan 28, 2017 View Comments by

M.A.D | Motorcycle. Art. Design is a multi-media, experiential exhibition combining art, sound, industrial design and cultural elements that will be held at GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, from February 3 – June 8, 2017. GreenHill is dedicated to promoting the visual arts of North Carolina. The organization is collaborating with University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) on […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: The Rattler (NC-209)

Jan 13, 2017 View Comments by

This may not be the longest bucket road in America, but it is technically challenging and highly scenic, and who says you only have to ride The Rattler just once? Zooming along this undulating ribbon of blacktop is a real hoot and it will become immediately obvious why it’s named after a serpent. Have fun, […]

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Exotic Machines and Custom Creations to Roar into Raleigh for Eurobike 2017

Jan 02, 2017 View Comments by

On April 8 and 9, 2017, Raleigh, NC, will once again host a gathering of European and café racer-styled motorcycles. Eurobike 2017 is one of the region’s first motorcycle events of the year, a family-friendly affair dedicated to European design and machines. It returns again to Raleigh’s Historic City Market. The two-day event offers a local Saturday […]

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Southwest Virginia: The Heart of Appalachia

Oct 12, 2016 View Comments by

What do two Canadians, a German, and an Austro-American have in common? They have all made the journey to the westernmost corner of Virginia in the middle of July to experience the Heart of Appalachia—a corner so tightly wedged between Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina, and with so much kudzu, that the German needed a […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: U.S. 276, A Hidden Southern Gem

Sep 10, 2016 View Comments by

What is It? As many East Coast riders know, Western North Carolina has some of the best motorcycling roads in America. U.S. 276, however, is one of the less-celebrated routes in the area. It doesn’t have an evocative name, like The Rattler, Tail of the Dragon, Hellbender 28, The Copperhead Loop, or Devil’s Whip. But […]

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Moto Photos 101 at the 2015 Touring Weekend

Jun 07, 2015 View Comments by

Traveling Photography Workshop –  Moto Photos 101 is a traveling workshop designed to give people insight in to what motorcycle journalists do behind the scenes to capture those amazing riding shots and scenic landscapes seen in the pages of RoadRUNNER magazine. John Flores, longtime RoadRUNNER contributor and author of the eBook, Ten Tips: Motorcycle Travel Photos, […]

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2014 Overland Expo East – Asheville NC, Oct 3-5

Oct 02, 2014 View Comments by

If you enjoy overland adventure riding, or you’ve been longing to give it a try, you won’t want to miss this weekend’s Overland Expo in Asheville, NC. The event will bring together overlanders from all over the world for a weekend of camping, camaraderie, entertainment, training, and more. The Expo will be held on the […]

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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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