Tour of the Week: Shamrock Tour – Lexington, Virginia

Oct 09, 2015 View Comments by

Virginia is for Lovers….of Great Roads – 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 Lexington, Virginia Shamrock Tour was originally featured in the Nov/Dec 2006 issue.

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: The Cabot Trail

Jul 12, 2014 View Comments by

The Cabot Trail circumnavigates the mountainous coastline of Cape Breton Island in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It was completed in 1932, joining previously isolated fishing villages along an approximately 180-mile loop. The name traces back to the Italian explorer John Cabot, who reached these shores in 1497. The Cabot Trail winds its way […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Grand Army of the Republic Hwy

Apr 11, 2014 View Comments by

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 […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Top 10 Riding Roads in the U.S.

Jan 01, 2014 View Comments by

As we established in our previous top ten list, the two main criteria for a great motorcycle road are scenery and curves. Since we’ve already listed our favorite scenic routes, it’s time to share our top ten pure rider’s roads. Once again, RoadRUNNER touring expert Jim Parks gives us the scoop. 1.     Tail of the […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Top 10 Scenic Rides in the U.S.

Dec 25, 2013 View Comments by

There are two primary measures by which motorcyclists rate roads: curves and scenery. Each rider holds these two marks at different levels of priority. Some prefer taking in the sights at a leisurely pace, while others are too busy chasing apices to notice what lies beyond the asphalt boundaries. Most, however, fall somewhere in 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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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Lakes To Locks Passage

Feb 11, 2013 View Comments by

This route, on the eastern edge of Upstate New York, has been designated an All-American Byway by the Federal government. It follows an interconnected waterway of lakes and the Champlain Canal from the Canadian border south to Albany, NY. These waterways were of strategic importance during the American Revolution. Points of Interest: Champlain Canal and […]

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Bucket List Roads: Arizona 89-Alt

May 17, 2012 View Comments by

We’re starting a new periodic column in our newsletter about some of the best and most iconic roads America has to offer. For touring motorcyclists, these routes should definitely be on your bucket list of roads to ride before, as they say, you kick the bucket. Our first featured Bucket Road is located in north […]

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