Ligonier, Pennsylvania Shamrock Tour®: On the Road with Friends

Aug 25, 2017 View Comments by

It’s that time of the year again, our annual Touring Weekend. A memorial ride for my late father who, along with my mother, started this very magazine. He was riding a sidecar when a freak accident took his life—he was only 45. At the time, I was just 19 years old, and while I’ve lived […]

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The Dalles, Oregon Shamrock Tour®: Exploring the Columbia River Gorge Area

Jul 17, 2017 View Comments by

The Columbia River Gorge’s breathtaking vistas owe its heritage to a series of geological cataclysms during the last ice age. A huge 2,000-foot-deep glacial lake had formed over present day Missoula, MT. The ice dam, impounding the glacial melt, gave way, sending a massive torrent of destruction down the Columbia River. Geologists believe the ice […]

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Augusta, Georgia Shamrock Tour

Jun 11, 2017 View Comments by

It’s June—high season for a motorcycle magazine. Just a short five months ago, my wife, Sarah, and I welcomed Oliver, our first child, into this world. Like most new parents, I think, we questioned the hospital for letting us take this fragile little human home just a few days after birth. Well, he made it, […]

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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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Kanab, Utah Shamrock Tour®: The Greatest Earth on Show

Mar 02, 2017 View Comments by

It’s a beautiful late spring morning as Kris and I prepare for the first of four days 
exploring southwestern Utah. It’s no secret the state has some of the most fantastic scenery and roads this side of anywhere, and we are more than eager to get underway.

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Lexington, Kentucky Shamrock Tour®: Four Roads Through Horse Country

Dec 12, 2016 View Comments by

Cool, moist air seeps from the acres of perfectly manicured greenery as the sun tiptoes closer to the horizon. The sky is already a clear blue and a few mists still linger in the hollow places of the hills. Kentucky waits with open arms.

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Revelstoke, BC Shamrock Tour®: The Unexpected Motorcycling Mecca

Oct 21, 2016 View Comments by

To many drivers, Revelstoke is just a stopover between Vancouver and Calgary. But for motorcyclists, the Kootenay-Columbia region around the city contains some of British Columbia’s best highways and byways, from sublime cruising to cuss-word challenging.

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Shamrock Tour® – Ashland, Oregon

Sep 18, 2016 View Comments by

On November 27, 1941, travelers on US Highway 99 south of Yreka, Caifornia were astonished to find a band of men blocking the road and waving hunting rifles. They handed out a Proclamation of Independence, which informed one and all that the State of Jefferson was in “patriotic rebellion against the States of California and […]

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Tour of the Week: Shamrock Tour® – Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Apr 10, 2015 View Comments by

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 Grand Rapids, MN Shamrock Tour comes from the July/August 2006 issue.

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Tour of the Week: Shamrock Tour – Ashland, Wisconsin

Jan 16, 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 Ashland, Wisconsin Shamrock Tour comes from RoadRUNNER‘s Jul/Aug ’05 issue.

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Bonus Photos: Roanoke, Virignia Shamrock Tour

Jul 05, 2013 View Comments by

Quite often when we publish a tour article there are plenty of great photos that don’t make the cut because of the inherently limited space in the magazine. Such was the case with our recent Roanoke, VA Shamrock Tour. So, in order to do this beautiful area justice, here are some of the extras that […]

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