AIMExpo to Welcome Record Number of OEMs

Aug 01, 2017 View Comments by

The fifth annual AIMExpo is just around the corner, and the show, set to take place September 21-24, will host the largest number of exhibiting manufacturers in its history. This year, the expo will take place in Columbus, OH, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. So far, 24 OEMs have signed on. Cinnamon Kernes, show director, said, “The […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Ohio Route 536

Jul 14, 2017 View Comments by

To the surprise of many riders, the roads in the Appalachian foothills of southeast Ohio are some of the most technically challenging in the Lower 48. Although the elevation changes are not as dramatic as East or West Coast mountain ranges, the hills can be particularly challenging to ascend when there is no advance indication […]

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Athens, Ohio Shamrock Tour®: Oh Me Oh My Ohio!

Apr 20, 2017 View Comments by

Ohio is an amazingly contradictory land. In places, it’s as flat as a Ping-Pong table with arrow-straight swaths of asphalt plowing through endless acres of agriculture. But in the southern part of the state, rugged hills magically rise from nowhere, grab the road, and rumple it into a glorious chaos of curves.

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Eastern Ohio’s Best Dam Motorcycle Poker Run

Mar 31, 2017 View Comments by

Ride and play poker for a good cause. On Saturday, June 3, riders are invited to enjoy a scenic tour of eastern Ohio’s Lake Region with stops at five dams to complete your poker hand. Registration is from 12-1 p.m. at Atwood Lake Park Activity Center in Mineral City, OH. Last bike in at 5:30 p.m. at Atwood’s Lighthouse […]

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Tour of the Week: Round Trip – Columbus, OH

Jan 23, 2015 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 Columbus, Ohio Round Trip Tour  comes from RoadRUNNER‘s Nov/Dec ’08 issue.

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Local Destinations

May 31, 2014 View Comments by

This one is a follow-up to the “PP Breaks” blog that was recently posted, and highlights the Honey Run Falls area located a few minutes ride from Spearman’s Restaurant in Howard, OH. I mistakenly listed Millville as the location for Spearman’s, and although the two are close, the actual location is Howard. I’ve ridden extensively […]

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PP Breaks

Apr 26, 2014 View Comments by

Now that I’ve got your attention, this one isn’t about what you think it is. One “P” stands for pie, and the other for petrol. Fortunately for me, there’s a place that sells both located the perfect distance from my house for an afternoon or evening ride. Short local rides are a major part of […]

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Lake Erie Shores and Ohio Bike Week

Apr 20, 2014 View Comments by

If you read part one of Brian Shaney’s Lake Erie Circle Tour (October 2013 issue) then you’ve already gotten a taste of some of the great riding available along Ohio’s Lake Erie shoreline. There are also plenty of attractions to bring riders and non- riders alike to the area. These include both indoor and outdoor […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: U.S. Route 250

Feb 08, 2014 View Comments by

What is It? U.S. Route 250 is a spur of U.S. 50, which runs 514 miles from Sandusky, OH, to Richmond, VA, but the most scenic and curvy stretch is between Elkins, WV and Staunton, VA. Points of Interest: Staunton, VA and Elkins, WV are historic towns with numerous things to see and inviting eateries. […]

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Back Roads and Buggy Tracks

Jan 18, 2014 View Comments by

Try as we might, the “grass is greener somewhere else” syndrome is hard to shake, and we often overlook some very interesting local attractions while focusing on distant destinations. Such was the case for me with Ohio’s rural Amish community centered in the Millersburg area. Although we had visited Millersburg and some of the surrounding […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Ohio’s Triple Nickle

Oct 15, 2013 View Comments by

What is It? A secondary two-lane road that extends from the Ohio River to Zanesville, OH, and is considered one of the best roads in southeast Ohio, which has many great two-lane twisties. Scenery: Rural landscape, but keep your eyes on the road Curves: Lots of technically demanding curves, especially those that happen without warning […]

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City Escape: Columbus, OH

Oct 11, 2013 View Comments by

Stretching east out of Ohio’s capital city and into the rising sun, the topography quickly transitions from flat to excellent rural hill country. The first warm days of April open the riding season, which extends well into October. Fall foliage can be spectacular.

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Appalachian Tough

Aug 31, 2013 View Comments by

Finding new small town diners while riding is one of our favorite pastimes, and we found a great one in southeastern Ohio recently. The food is good, the prices reasonable, and we get a sense that the owner really cares about the place. It’s the kind of establishment where it’s fun to sit quietly in […]

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Bittersweet

Aug 24, 2013 View Comments by

This blog could be about one of our favorite late fall activities; riding the rural southern Ohio roads in search of bittersweet for seasonal decorating, but it’s not. It’s about the frame of mind a ride from last year put me in. I’ve been debating on whether to write it or not, seeing as it’s […]

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The Roads Less (not) Traveled

Jun 11, 2013 View Comments by

Anyone following my blogs knows by now that I’ll take a good dirt road over tarmac any time, and I feel that we’ve got some of the best right here in southern Ohio. A lesser known fact is that a fair number of the “roads” still shown on county maps exist in a completely unmaintained […]

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