Ten Motorcycle Highlights of Pocahontas County, West Virginia

Jan 16, 2014 View Comments by

Editor’s Note: With RoadRUNNER’s Annual Touring Weekend coming to Snow Shoe, WV, in 2014, this post from motorcyclist and blogger Liz Jansen focuses on what this incredible area has to offer. The 2013 motorcycle travel season started off with a return to Pocahontas County, West Virginia. As much as I loved my visit in 2012, […]

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Riding Courses Offered at RoadRUNNER’s Annual Touring Weekend

Dec 26, 2013 View Comments by

Here at RoadRUNNER, we strongly believe that one of the best investments any rider can make is in the area of motorcycle training. Many motorcyclists conclude their riding instruction with the MSF’s Basic Rider Course, the rest is left to experience. There are, however, a number of programs that can dramatically increase motorcycling proficiency. To […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Annual Touring Weekend Comes to West Virginia

Nov 22, 2013 View Comments by

The ninth edition of the RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend will be hosted by the Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort in Snowshoe, WV July 17-20, 2014. Located in the midst of West Virginia’s highest mountains, Snowshoe is home to some of the best motorcycle riding in the country. So come ready for three days of fantastic motorcycle touring, […]

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On Being Led

Jul 28, 2013 View Comments by

Last week I wrote about leading rides and its challenges and rewards. This week I thought I’d write about what being led feels like. During the Touring Weekend my new friend Ken and I led the leisure group on the northern loop. It was a lot of fun and a long day in the sun; […]

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RoadRUNNER’s 2013 Touring Weekend

Jul 23, 2013 View Comments by

The return of RoadRUNNER’s annual Touring Weekend to Maggie Valley, NC was a smashing success. Moderate temperatures, sunny skies, and more fantastic roads made for a weekend full of first class motorcycle touring. Now in its eighth year, the 2013 Touring Weekend began with a Mexican fiesta on Thursday night followed by a welcome by […]

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An Interview with Dale Walksler of Wheels Through Time

May 11, 2013 View Comments by

One of the many highlights of last year’s RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend was a presentation from Dale Walksler, curator of Maggie Valley’s famous Wheels Through Time antique motorcycle museum. Recently, while in town to scout out some new routes for this year’s Touring Weekend, RoadRUNNER’s publisher, Christa Neuhauser, sat down with Dale for a quick interview. […]

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RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend to Feature Kevin Muggleton

May 01, 2013 View Comments by

Many of you are familiar with Kevin Muggleton, either from our interview in the January/February 2013 issue of RoadRUNNER, or from his company, Redverz Gear. Kevin has led quite the life of adventure having traveled from London to Cape Town, kayaked the Amazon River, and ridden his motorcycle from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del […]

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All for One

Apr 14, 2013 View Comments by

There’s an African proverb I read recently that says, “If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.” Spring has finally arrived in full force here in southeastern Pennsylvania and that means more and more riders are hitting the road for group rides, which, of course, is one […]

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Heading Off-Road at RoadRUNNER’s Touring Weekend

Mar 27, 2013 View Comments by

At last year’s Touring Weekend in Maggie Valley, many people were interested in dual-sport riding. They wanted to explore the multitude of dirt roads and trails that the mountains of western North Carolina have to offer. Many did get to enjoy some off-road riding on our 54-mile dual-sport tour. This year, however, we have a […]

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RoadRUNNER Counts Down Top 5 Summer Vacation Destinations

Mar 22, 2013 View Comments by

Since we are a touring and TRAVEL magazine, RoadRUNNER has decided to count down our list of the top five vacation destinations on earth. Enjoy… 5. Paris, France Ah Paris, the city of lights…. there’s just so much to love, you’ve got the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, an art museum or two, loads of trash, […]

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Touring Weekend Photo Tour With John Flores

Mar 15, 2013 View Comments by

Motorcycle touring and photography go better together than baseball and apple pie. After all, when was the last time you had apple pie at a baseball game? On the other hand, we’re all lucky enough to ride in some pretty special places, and for some of us it’s natural to stop, smell the roses, and […]

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Bring Ten & Save Ten at the RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend

Mar 07, 2013 View Comments by

One great thing about being a motorcyclist is the camaraderie and friendships that go along with it. That’s why RoadRUNNER’s annual Touring Weekend is always such a success; you just can’t beat the combination of great roads, great food, and great friends. This year, we’re offering a ten percent discount for all groups of ten […]

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RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend 2012 Video

Oct 07, 2012 View Comments by

Barry Bennett (Pensacola, FL) decided to document his experience of the RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend 2012 in Maggie Valley, NC. Equipped with a BMW K1200 LT and a video camera, he recorded parts of his trip to the Appalachians, the event, and a few breathtaking action shots while riding in Sport Touring Group #3.

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2012 Touring Weekend: A Participant’s Perspective

Sep 19, 2012 View Comments by

I had to go this year. Sure, I had the usual excuses not to: time, money, and distance, but like a lazy fly, I swatted each one down. After all, as my inner child reminded me, all my friends were going. As my distance from Maggie Valley, NC was an issue (I live in Los […]

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Ride On

Jul 20, 2012 View Comments by

It’s a wet Saturday morning in Maggie Valley. It’s July but it feels like early May. The clouds are low, shrouding the surrounding hills and dumping thick, fat raindrops on the grass, gravel, road, and helmets and hats and umbrellas of all assembled. As the drops land, they make a percussive sound that seems to […]

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