Motorcycle Navigation: Best Practices for Route Design

Sep 02, 2015 View Comments by

A Motorcyclist’s Guide to the Galaxy – In the previous articles in this series (follow these links to Yuval’s previous articles: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4), I explained how to create your own route. The recommended method is a hybrid design—a combination of bottom-up route planning followed by on-the-fly rubber band dragging of […]

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The 2016 RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend

Aug 31, 2015 View Comments by

Mark Your Calendar! – It’s official, the 2016 RoadRUNNER annual Touring Weekend will be held August 11–14, 2016. You’ll want to make sure your schedule is clear for a long weekend of great food, laughter, fun, and, of course, fantastic motorcycle touring. What’s not yet official, though, is where the 2016 Touring Weekend will be […]

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Tour of the Week: Northwestern Montana

Aug 28, 2015 View Comments by

Big Sky Country – 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 Northwestern Montana tour comes from the Jan/Feb 2009 issue.

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City Escape: Las Vegas, Nevada

Aug 25, 2015 View Comments by

Fleeing the Strip – This loop south of Las Vegas is a serene escape from the urban bustle. Once free from the neon lights and the traffic of Sin City, riders will experience the raw beauty of the Mojave Desert. The clear desert air allows awe-inspiring views of rugged mountains, expansive sand dunes, and whimsical […]

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City Escape: Tuscon, Arizona

Aug 18, 2015 View Comments by

Finding History in the Desert – This southern Arizona loop ride includes varied road types, picturesque scenery, and well-placed historic towns. Riders will get a taste of the Old West, peruse eclectic art, and enjoy rich desert flora and fauna. It’s a fall, winter, and spring ride since the summer temperatures in the southwest desert […]

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Two Coasts, Two Track Days

Aug 16, 2015 View Comments by

Willow Springs and VIR Host September Riding Schools – No matter which coast you happen to live on, there’s going to be a first class riding school coming to you this September. On the West Coast, the Willow Springs Raceway in Rosamond, CA, will be the setting for Reg Pridmore’s CLASS (California’s Leading Advanced Safety […]

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Yamaha Comes to the Killington Classic

Aug 15, 2015 View Comments by

-Test Ride the Latest from Team Blue The Killington Classic is just around the corner (August 27-30) and you won’t want to miss Vermont’s number one motorcycle rally or the state’s beautiful fall weather and motorcycle roads. But, if you’ve been thinking about buying a new Yamaha sometime soon, you have one more reason to […]

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The 48 for 22 Ride

Aug 10, 2015 View Comments by

Combating PTSD by Visiting the Lower 48 – According to the non-profit organization 22 Needs a Face, 22 United States military veterans attempt to take their own lives every day due to the crippling effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). From September 19 through October 3 three members of the Desert Knights of America […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: The Great River Road

Aug 08, 2015 View Comments by

A Jaunt Down the Mississippi – This National Scenic Byway traces the mighty Mississippi River from Minnesota to Louisiana, passing by Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Tennessee, and Wisconsin along the way. America’s longest river slices through the country’s heartland, meandering past charming river towns and major metropolitan areas. In Minnesota the journey begins […]

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Touring Tip: Be Cool!

Aug 07, 2015 View Comments by

Keeping Your Body Temperature in Check – 2015 is shaping up as one of the hottest summers on record. When the effects of high humidity are added into the heat index calculation, motorcycle riding can be very uncomfortable. To compensate, riders must enhance the natural evaporative cooling process produced by their body’s perspiration. Cooling Strategies: […]

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Tour of the Week: Western Louisiana and East Texas

Aug 06, 2015 View Comments by

A Ride Down South – 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 Western Louisiana/East Texas tour comes from the Jan/Feb 2004 issue.

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The Cross Egypt Challenge

Aug 05, 2015 View Comments by

Scooters in the Desert – Egypt is one of the oldest, most mysterious, and historically significant nations on earth—does that make it the perfect place for an epic scooter rally? The organizers behind the Cross Egypt Challenge certainly think so. The challenge is an international motorcycle and scooter rally that began in 2011. Since then […]

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Ducati’s “Ride a Song” Contest

Jul 19, 2015 View Comments by

The Perfect Ride + The Perfect Tunes – Do you have an idea for what you would consider the ideal motorcycle tour? What music would be the perfect accompaniment? If so Ducati wants to hear it. The famous Italian brand has recently entered into a partnership with the online music streaming service Spotify and they’re […]

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Tour of the Week: Williamsport, PA Roundtrip

Jul 17, 2015 View Comments by

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.

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Trail Ridge Road, Colorado

Jul 11, 2015 View Comments by

The Highest Paved Road in America – Extending from Estes Park, CO, to Grand Lake, CO, it’s the highest continuous paved road in the United States. It follows a historic path that the Ute and other Native Americans used for thousands of years. Due to winter snowpack, the road is usually open only between Memorial […]

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