The notion of building a transcontinental highway across America in 1914 was, back then, a very radical idea. Nevertheless, Carl Fisher, who built the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Henry Joy, president of Packard Motor Car Company, joined forces to do just that. It was Joy’s idea to name the Lincoln Highway after our sixteenth president, […]
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with. —Mark Twain As I sit down to write this, summer is over and we’re well into autumn. I try to ride all year here in eastern Pennsylvania, but from late fall until spring I have very little company on the […]
The narrow ridges and valleys of South Central Pennsylvania take motorcyclists into secluded enclaves hidden in off-the-beaten-path valleys. Riders start and finish in historic McConnellsburg, PA. The map indicates a clockwise riding direction, but the adventure is equally rewarding by going in a counter-clockwise direction. Roadside services can be found in McConnellsburg, Lewistown, and Orbisonia, […]
Escape the city’s hustle and bustle into New Jersey’s backcountry. It’s not nicknamed the Garden State for nothing! Ride through beautiful farmland, forests, and past too many lakes to count. Crossing the Delaware River, this route pokes into Pennsylvania and New York countryside.
The Covered Bridges of Bucks County – This Bucks County covered bridge route is meant for laid-back scenic cruising. Along the way you’ll be rewarded with canopied country byways, crossing eight beautifully maintained covered bridges and through historic villages with an abundance of eclectic shops and restaurants. Riders will want to stop often.
Keystone Caper – 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 Williamsport, PA Roundtrip Tour comes from the Jan/Feb 2008 issue.
Adventure riding and off-road enthusiasts will want to mark June 12-14 on their calendars as the dates of AltRider’s 2015 Conserve the Ride Rally. Conserve the Ride will be held in central Pennsylvania where riders will enjoy around 160 miles of trail riding. Participants will pitch their tents on Woodward Caves Campground for the three-day […]
What is It? Although Pennsylvania may not be as well known as some other East Coast riding venues, it has much to offer, particularly in its central region. The Bucket List Road this month is a collection of some of the best backroads that Pennsylvania has to offer for scenic beauty and challenging tarmac. The […]
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 Northern Pennsylvania Tour comes from RoadRUNNER‘s April 2004 issue.
What is It? Instead of just one bucket list road this month, we’re offering a whole location. The designated route follows a variety of delightful secondary roads through the Amish Country in Lancaster County, PA. Owing to their strict religious order, the Amish seem to have made time stand still. The route starts and finishes […]
The Pennsylvania portion of U.S. Route 6 runs east to west near the state’s northern border with New York. The entire transcontinental length of U.S. 6 is also known as the Grand Army of the Republic Highway, named in honor of soldiers who fought in the American Civil War. This is a laid-back cruise with […]
In 2012 RoadRUNNER’s Florian Neuhauser attended AltRider’s annual Conserve the Ride weekend rally in Pennsylvania. He had a fantastic time, which you can read about here. For 2014, Conserve the Ride is sticking with the same great formula. The event begins Friday, June 6, 2014 with various riding competitions and an optional training class before […]
When I got the call about an adventure ride in central Pennsylvania, it didn’t take me long to decide to attend. Organized by Altrider, manufacturer of heavy-duty bolt-on accessories, and Seven Mountain Conservation Committee (SMCC) the event was all about riding, supporting a cause, and making new friends. The SMCC is dedicated to the promotion […]
On last fall’s trip to the Pennsylvania Wilds, I timed how long it took to break down my campsite. After several days of doing it, I got pretty fast – it took one minute and eleven seconds! Watch: Ok, I lied. It took much longer than that. My DSLR (Pentax K-5) has a time-lapse mode, […]