Blog Section: City Escapes

City Escape: Fort Collins, Colorado

Jul 03, 2020 View Comments by

This 105-mile section of CO-14 has become an all-time favorite over the years. Leaving Ft. Collins, the road winds alongside the Cache la Poudre River and climbs steadily into Roosevelt National Forest until it reaches Cameron Pass (10,200 ft). From there it descends steeply before flattening out on the high plains for a short ride […]

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City Escape: New York, New York [Free Map and GPX File]

Jun 16, 2020 View Comments by

Escape the city’s hustle and bustle into New Jersey’s backcountry. It’s not nicknamed the Garden State for nothing! Ride through beautiful farmland, forests, and past too many lakes to count. Crossing the Delaware River, this route pokes into Pennsylvania and New York countryside.

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City Escape: New York City Day Ride

May 08, 2020 View Comments by

Escape from the busy and noisy Big Apple metropolis into the picturesque, relaxing farmlands and forests of northern New Jersey. Experience beautiful mirror lakes and running streams in the unspoiled wilderness. Small, rustic towns and villages will take you back 100 years. View the majestic Buttermilk Falls and ride the historic Old Mine Road alongside […]

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City Escape: Tulsa, Oklahoma Motorcycle Tour [Free Map and GPX files]

Feb 19, 2020 View Comments by

Historic US Route 66, an ancient old-growth forest, a world-class museum, and some quirky attractions give this day loop an eclectic appeal. Ride west across Keystone Lake and south on a twisty backroad along the Cimarron River, intersecting Route 66 in Warwick and then enjoying small-town appeal and sights of older 66 alignments on the […]

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City Escape: Louisville, Kentucky Motorcycle Tour

Feb 05, 2020 View Comments by

Escape the congested urban humdrum of Kentucky’s largest city, and motor into a pleasing rural landscape west of town. Traveling through two states, you’ll discover soothing scenic vistas, meandering country lanes, back-in-time river towns, and enlightening historical sites that help tell the American story. Spring and fall are optimal times to visit this area. Length […]

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Kahului, Maui, Hawaii Day Ride

Dec 14, 2019 View Comments by

This entertaining, challenging, and supremely beautiful ride has Kahului, Maui’s largest city, as its axis. It features a short out-and-back on the island’s famed Road to Hana as well as a full loop around the beautiful West Maui region. Variety is the spice of life, and this mini-tour of Maui’s volcanic wonderland is as diverse […]

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Sparta Wisconsin Day Ride

Dec 04, 2019 View Comments by

Overview Sparta became “The Bicycling Capital of America” by completing the first Rails-to-Trails project converting an abandoned railway track into a bicycling trail system. The Elroy-Sparta State Trail, built in 1965, is 32.5 miles long. Pedal bikers have it made in Sparta, but motorcycle riders also have great riding options to the north in the […]

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City Escape: Seattle, Washington

Oct 25, 2019 View Comments by

This circuit includes Seattle’s own volcano, Mount Rainier, climbs over the 5,430-foot Chinook Pass, goes through Mount Rainier National Park (entry fee is $25 for motorcycles), and returns via the Puyallup River valley. Stop in charming Elbe and take a two-hour steam train ride on the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad. The best time to visit […]

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City Escape: San Diego, California Motorcycle Tour

Oct 15, 2019 View Comments by

This exhilarating day ride emanating from San Diego comes within a quarter mile of the Mexican border at its southernmost point and reaches an elevation of almost 6,000 feet to the north in Mount Laguna. In addition to the elevation and terrain changes, this route has the added attraction of a total avoidance of freeway […]

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Little Rock, Arkansas Motorcycle Tour

Oct 07, 2019 View Comments by

This route takes you from Little Rock into the Ouachita Mountains and provides riders with some of the best roads and scenic overlooks in Arkansas, plus the opportunity for a relaxing mineral bath in historic Hot Springs. Length Approximately 200 miles Meet-up Spot Starbucks at 12901 Cantrell Rd, Little Rock, AR. Lunch Stop Colorado Grill, […]

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San Francisco, California Motorcycle Tour

Sep 18, 2019 View Comments by

This route unfolds just south of the bustle of San Francisco. The ride includes a coastal stretch as well as a beautiful and twisty route through the mountains. To top it off you can eat lunch at one of the Central Coast’s most iconic motorcycle stops before your return ride beside that famous bay. Length […]

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City Escape: Denver, Colorado Adventure Motorcycle Tour

Sep 14, 2019 View Comments by

Dual sport Colorado in a day! The twisty paved roads of Jarre Canyon connect to the sandy forest of Rampart Range and return you to pavement among the stunning rock formations of the Garden of the Gods before soaring 14,115 paved feet of elevation on Pikes Peak. Ride June through October, barring freak storms. Length […]

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City Escape: Woodsfield, Ohio Motorcycle Tour

Jul 15, 2019 View Comments by

Southeastern Ohio is a motorcyclist’s dream playground. The topography offers countless turns, many of which are technically challenging. A bike with an appetite for lean angles and good suspension is best, but even on a big touring bike, these roads will not disappoint. The majority of the route follows Monroe County’s “Demon Triangle,” considered one […]

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City Escape: Salem, Oregon

Jul 03, 2019 View Comments by

This loop northwest of Oregon’s state capital is a nice mix of curvy roads and great scenery. It features the conifer-rich forests that the Beaver State is known for, but also adds a coastline stretch and several interesting natural and man-made attractions along the way. The weather on much of this route is moderated by […]

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City Escape: Chattanooga, Tennessee

Jun 28, 2019 View Comments by

This route squeezes in some of the best roads that Chattanooga has to offer. It covers a variety of incredible scenery: countless overlooks, the sharpest hairpins turns, remote riverfront roads, and even open valley farmland. Length Approximately 157 miles round-trip Meet-up Spot Dunkin’, 627 Signal Mountain Rd, Chattanooga, TN Lunch Stop River Drifters is not […]

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