City Escape: Salt Lake City, Utah

Oct 26, 2015 View Comments by

Salt Lake Sojourn – This route travels the rural “Wasatch Back” beginning at the mouth of Emigration Canyon in Salt Lake County and loops northward on twisty canyon roads, over mountain passes, and through the pastoral Morgan and Upper Ogden Valleys. June, September, and October are the most scenic months to ride.

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Chrome Thunder Motorcycle Tours

Sep 22, 2015 View Comments by

Five Star All the Way – Luxury isn’t a word often associated with motorcycle touring or tour companies. By nature, motorcycles just aren’t that opulent, which is part of their appeal. Being out in nature, feeling the wind and the weather is an incomparable and wonderful, if hardly luxurious, experience. While there’s not a whole […]

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Iconic Road: Route 66 – West

Jun 28, 2015 View Comments by

America’s Main Street – Today, when people think about Route 66, they see visions of dramatic expanses of southwestern desert and the adventure of exploring the wide-open country. At its peak, the stretch of 66 through New Mexico, Arizona, and California was a bustling highway as Americans moved west to seek their fortunes. Then in […]

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Iconic Road: Route 66 – East

Jun 21, 2015 View Comments by

America’s Main Street- More than any other stretch of pavement, Route 66 imprinted the open road into the American psyche and helped shape the cultural fabric of the nation as the automobile came of age. The historic route can trace its origins back to 1857 when the Army Corps of Engineers began work on a […]

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Overland Expo West 2015

Jun 18, 2015 View Comments by

Off-road Warriors Unite! – I recently had the opportunity to attend what is billed as “The premier event for overland adventure travel” otherwise known as the Overland Expo. Held for the third year in a row in Flagstaff, AZ, the Expo offers plenty to see and do for those of us who like to stray […]

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Tour of the Week: Shamrock Tour – Moab, Utah

May 22, 2015 View Comments by

Red Rock Ride – 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 Moab, UT Shamrock Tour comes from the Jan./Feb. 2006 issue.

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Iconic American Motorcycle Roads: Pacific Coast Highway

Apr 28, 2015 View Comments by

Touring the PCH on a Honda Gold Wing – Dream it, build it, and ride it—an unbroken road along the California coast. The idea was conceived around 1919, but it wasn’t until 1964 that the completed highway from Leggett to San Juan Capistrano was named the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). Widely copied on other continents, […]

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Tour of the Week: Cruising Nevada’s Lonely Roads

Mar 20, 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 Cruising Nevada’s Lonely Roads Tour comes from the March/April 2007 issue.

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Trans America Trail: Denio Junction Goat Gouda!

Sep 18, 2014 View Comments by

We awake to a wonderful breakfast at The Griddle; a culinary treat complete with a sassy waitress who will perk you up even more than the coffee. We fuel up knowing that today’s goal is somewhere in Oregon. According to the TAT maps, there’s fuel in Denio, about 100 miles away, but we play it […]

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Trans America Trail: There are Two things to do in Winnemucca, NV

Sep 10, 2014 View Comments by

If you type Winnemucca, NV, into Google, one of the first search results is from Trip Advisor. It boldly states, Two Things to Do in Winnemucca! Well, with up to two entire things to do, it seems crazy not to make it the place to spend the night. Like many midsize towns, it has plenty […]

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Sarah & Flo’s American Road Trip

Aug 08, 2014 View Comments by

When I first met Sarah six years ago, we instantly bonded over stories of travel and all of the places we wanted to see. Yet, just like most peoples’ lives, busy schedules got in the way and before we knew it, time passed, having never checked off any “must see” items. For me the past […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Valley Of The Gods

Jan 11, 2014 View Comments by

FR 242 is an unpaved road that runs through the eerie sandstone formations in the Valley of the Gods. This valley is a smaller scale (and more isolated) version of Monument Valley, some 30 miles to the southwest. Many of the helicopter flying scenes in the 1980s TV series Airwolf were filmed here. The western […]

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Touring Tip: East vs. West

Dec 06, 2013 View Comments by

This month’s installment is not about which of our two coasts offers the best motorcycle touring venues, that’s a debate that could continue without any foreseeable end. And, like beauty itself, what constitutes the best riding area is, truly, in the eye of the beholder. Having ridden across most of America’s lower 48 states, some […]

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The Romance of Riding

Dec 01, 2013 View Comments by

A comment on last week’s post contained a quote that led me to do some reading about President Theodore Roosevelt. In 1883, at just 24 years old, near sighted and asthmatic he set foot, for the first time, in the American West to hunt buffalo. As the story goes he endured horrible weather to pursue […]

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Trans America Trail: Santa Clause and Mermaids

Sep 12, 2013 View Comments by

One thing I have never gotten used to is seeing mountains to the south of me. Growing up in Connecticut, mountains were to the north where Santa Clause lived, of course, and sea level was to the south where mermaids roamed and our government kept a close eye on Cuba. This is the type of […]

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