City Escape: Richmond, Virginia

Oct 19, 2015 View Comments by

Central Virginia Scramble – This route transports riders from Richmond, VA, the former Confederate capital, across rolling farmland in central Virginia to several iconic locations, marking the final days of the American Civil War in the spring of 1865. Riders interested in Civil War history should factor in plenty of time to peruse the historic […]

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Zen Motorcyclist: Do What You Love

Oct 18, 2015 View Comments by

“Do what you love, it’s gonna lead to where you want to go.” -Wayne White When I was a kid we lived in the country, and I loved running at night, even in the winter. I treasured the silence. There were no cars, no birds, and no barking dogs. There was nothing but the moon […]

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Tour of the Week: Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota, and Nebraska

Oct 16, 2015 View Comments by

Meandering the Midwest – 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 Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota, and Nebraska tour was originally featured in the Sep/Oct 2011 issue.

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12th Annual KTM Adventure Rider Rally (video)

Oct 14, 2015 View Comments by

The Epitome of ADV Riding – The KTM Adventure Rally is one of the nation’s premiere motorcycle adventure touring events. Held from September 18–20 in Crested Butte, CO, the rally included some of the biggest names in off-road riding including Jimmy Lewis, Mike Lafferty, Russell Bobbitt, Chris Filmore, Andrew Short, and Quinn Cody. 2015 marks […]

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Road Rash: I Wanna Be a Weatherman

Oct 13, 2015 View Comments by

The Rain on My Parade – Becoming a member of the RoadRUNNER team was a memorable experience for obvious reasons, and a reoccurring thought formed as I began to anticipate touring for the magazine. I soon realized I was expecting a future of rain-free tours, a belief no doubt fostered by the endless photos of […]

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Zen Motorcyclist: Advancing is Perfection

Oct 11, 2015 View Comments by

What’s Your Dakar? – “Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.” – Khalil Gibran I once saw Kevin Muggleton, founder and president of Redverz Gear and Dakar Rally competitor, give a talk at RoadRUNNER‘s Touring Weekend. Kevin spoke […]

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Zen Motorcyclist: Coming Alive

Oct 04, 2015 View Comments by

Motorcycle Meditation – “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” —Harold Thurman I like the mental exercise of thinking and writing about the ways in which motorcycling has made me come […]

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Tour of the Week: Shamrock Tour – Boise, Idaho

Oct 01, 2015 View Comments by

Riding the Gem State – 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 Boise, Idaho Shamrock Tour comes from the May/June 2007 issue.

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Chrome Thunder Motorcycle Tours

Sep 22, 2015 View Comments by

Five Star All the Way – Luxury isn’t a word often associated with motorcycle touring or tour companies. By nature, motorcycles just aren’t that opulent, which is part of their appeal. Being out in nature, feeling the wind and the weather is an incomparable and wonderful, if hardly luxurious, experience. While there’s not a whole […]

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Vespa World Days

Sep 21, 2015 View Comments by

Scooting to the International Party – Each year the Vespa World Days rally celebrates all things related to the iconic Italian scooter brand. (Fun fact: the word vespa means “wasp” in Italian.) The event takes place in a different city each year; 2014’s Vespa World Days was held in Mantova, Italy while the 2015 event […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway

Sep 12, 2015 View Comments by

A Pacific Northwest Ride to Remember – This series of state and U.S. routes in California and Oregon take riders through a dramatic Pacific Northwest landscape, punctuated with towering volcanic peaks. Riders will see the result of massive geologic forces, which have been actively shaping the West since ancient times. Scenery: Dramatic volcanic landscape, sparkling […]

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Touring Tip: Banishing the Aching Back

Sep 11, 2015 View Comments by

Motorcycle Touring Ergonomics –  Touring motorcyclists are often on the road from dawn until dusk, and riding for days at a time. To maximize enjoyment, riders need a mount that is set up as ergonomically comfortable as possible. Since each person’s body is different, a bike fresh off the showroom floor may not be configured […]

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Tour of the Week – Shamrock Tour Death Valley, California and Nevada

Sep 10, 2015 View Comments by

Four Days in Death Valley – 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 Death Valley Shamrock Tour comes from the Jul/Aug 2010 issue.

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RoadRUNNER Video Tutorials for Touring Motorcyclists

Sep 05, 2015 View Comments by

GPS Navigation, Tour Explorer, Route Creation, and More! – Learning your way around modern technology can seem like a daunting challenge at times. As soon as you think you have something figured out, things change and your previous proficiency becomes obsolete. While we at RoadRUNNER can’t help you figure out your new smartphone, as the […]

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Markings on Tires

Sep 03, 2015 View Comments by

What Do All Those Letters and Numbers Mean? – Ever wonder what all those numbers and letters on the side of your otherwise pristine motorcycle tires are really there for? There is a wealth of information molded onto your moto’s meats. Look closely and you can discover where and when your tire was manufactured. Keep […]

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