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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7th Annual RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend in Maggie Valley, NC

Jul 17, 2012 View Comments by

RoadRUNNER’s 7th Annual Touring Weekend began with a festive atmosphere as riders from near and far gathered for four days of riding, celebration, and music. Wednesday night’s welcome dinner under the big tent led into bluegrass band Buncombe Turnpike playing into the night. As the band played, old friends got reacquainted; couples danced, and new […]

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2012 Touring Weekend Pre-ride: What You Can Look Forward To

May 11, 2012 View Comments by

Last weekend Christa, Zane, and I met in Maggie Valley, the meeting point of the 2012 Touring Weekend, to test the layout of the routes, set lunch places, and make sure the roads are where they are supposed to be. Who knows, maybe they moved. Of course it’s a great excuse to ride in the […]

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Stayin’ Safe Joins the RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend

Jan 20, 2012 View Comments by

The country’s premier on-street motorcycle training program is back for the newly expanded RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend with an expanded offering of its own.  On Thursday, July 12th, the guys from Stayin’ Safe will conduct a special one-day version of their signature Stayin’ Safe training tour. Participating riders will enjoy even more on-street, real-time, advanced road […]

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