City Escape: Washington, D.C.

May 17, 2019 View Comments by Jim Parks

A relaxing ramble through rolling Maryland farmlands and the Blue Ridge Mountains with challenging curves and scenic vistas. The best times to go on this loop are May, June, September, and October. Length Approximately 186 miles. Meet-up spot Starbucks at 14941 Shady Grove Rd (Fallsgrove Shopping Center across from Shady Grove Hospital), Rockville, MD. Lunch […]

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MotoBloopers: It’s a Bird, it’s a Plane, No, it’s a … MotoHero?

May 15, 2019 View Comments by Bud Miller

I’m sure I’ve mentioned in prior posts that my first bike was a 1981 Yamaha Maxim. The Maxim was impressive in its day, with narrow cruiser styling draped over a Japanese 4-cylinder. Mine was flat black with gold lettering and a missing air box, my brother found it for me for $400 back in ’98. […]

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The Joys of Camping Honey – I Shrunk Our Stuff

May 13, 2019 View Comments by Steve Mauk

My campground neighbors must have enjoyed the show, watching the idiot, yours truly, wander over to a small coffee pot sitting on the ground, lift the lid, and peer into it every couple of minutes. They were probably somewhat bewildered as I poured steaming water into two cups, brewing some Starbucks instant coffee for my […]

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City Escape: Portland, OR

May 06, 2019 View Comments by Jim Parks

This route includes some of the most breathtaking scenery in the northwest United States, from sweeping vistas atop Mt. Hood to the geological wonder that is the Columbia River Gorge. Spring, summer, and fall are all glorious seasons to experience this road trip. Length Approximately 184 miles. Meet-up spot Starbucks, 603 SW Jackson St #216, […]

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Epic Motorcycle Fail: Stuck Like Chuck

May 01, 2019 View Comments by Heather Oliver

Photojournalist Luke Swab has always had an adventurous side. And most the time, his adventures are epic successes. But when he decided to take a solo ride through Mexico with plans of camping along the way in 2009, things went a little bit awry. On the first day of the trip, he chose a beautiful […]

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The Joys of Camping – The Romance and the Reality

Apr 30, 2019 View Comments by Steve Mauk

The late afternoon sunlight lay scattered like shards of glass on the forest floor, as I knelt over the glowing coals to check on my dinner’s progress. I was at a heavily wooded walk-in campsite for the weekend, and my secluded site seemed a world away from the row of RVs and campers, a short […]

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Columbia River Gorge Motorcycle Ride: The Dalles, Oregon [Photos]

Apr 25, 2019 View Comments by Heather Oliver

If you’re looking for gorgeous scenery and superb riding, it doesn’t get much better than the Columbia River Gorge area. You’ll experience hairpin curves and steep elevation changes, and the region is delightfully remote in many spots. Our Shamrock Tour® here was based out of The Dalles, which makes a perfect site for a multi-day […]

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Look Deep into Nature: Explore National Parks for Free

Apr 22, 2019 View Comments by Bob Griego

I just returned from an awesome motorcycle tour chasing butterflies and wildflowers. You can expect the full article on the wildflower super bloom at Joshua Tree National Park and surrounding areas in an upcoming issue of RoadRUNNER. In the meantime, you can read more about this awesome park in my article, In Pursuit of Wildness: […]

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Don’t Let Fear Stop You From Riding [With Statistics]

Apr 19, 2019 View Comments by Heather Oliver

“Motorcycles are dangerous! Aren’t you scared when you ride one?” We hear this a lot, and undoubtedly, most other riders do too. While you often hear this from concerned friends or family that mean well, it doesn’t make it any less frustrating. The frustration stems from the fact that the majority of these statements come […]

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New York City: More than Apples in the Big Apple

Apr 15, 2019 View Comments by John Flores

New York City is the original melting pot. Generation after generation of immigrants from all over the world have come here to settle in neighborhoods in one of the five distinctive boroughs and make this place their own. A motorcycle is one of the best ways to unlock The City’s many delights, especially a bike […]

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Group Riding: It’s Either Heaven or Hell

Apr 12, 2019 View Comments by Heather Oliver

Riding in a group can be an exhilarating experience. It can also be about as fun as getting a root canal. It really just depends on the group you’re in as to which experience you’ll have. As they say, one bad apple can spoil the bunch. And you don’t want to be that apple, do […]

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Kawasaki JAMS: From Two-wheels to Watercraft

Apr 10, 2019 View Comments by Brian Shaney

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “Kawasaki?” For many of us, it’s something related to motorcycling. Maybe it’s one of their legendary machines, like the venerable Mach III, or it’s the ever-popular Concours or the KLR650, one of the original adventure bikes. From One, Comes Many Back in […]

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Sonora Rally: Introduces Adventure Raid

Apr 09, 2019 View Comments

Sonora, Mexico’s second largest state, is home to an area of million-year-old sand dunes, or “ergs.” Geologically, the Sonoran erg is one of only five of its type in the world, and the only one in North America. It is a mystical and mesmerizing place with unparalleled landscapes, indigenous cultures, and stunningly beautiful beaches. Celebrated […]

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2019 Demo Rides for New Can-Am Ryker

Apr 08, 2019 View Comments by Heather Oliver

If you’ve been waiting for a chance to check out the new Can-Am Ryker or are just curious about these three-wheeled machines, here’s your chance. Can-Am will be hosting events in several cities from this month all the way through June. You’ll be able to experience the Ryker on a one-of-a-kind, custom course that will […]

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Metzeler Cruisetec: Cruiser Tires with a Hint of Sportbike

Apr 06, 2019 View Comments

In recent years, cruiser motorcycles have been getting more powerful with higher levels of performance, leading to increased demands on their tires. These performance gains require more tire grip during acceleration, braking, and cornering. Metzeler has answered the call with an all-new tire series called Cruisetec. The Cruisetec tire is engineered to improve handling and […]

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