City Escapes: Bay City, Michigan

Jul 28, 2020 View Comments by

This route’s northern section—from Port Austin to Bay Port—offers a twisting road (Hwy 25) along the Lake Huron shore. The eastern stretch of 25 from Forestville to Grindstone City pulls back from the Lake Huron beaches in some sections of the route, but the area offers interesting lighthouses, historical museums, and monuments to explore.

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City Escape: Hartford, Connecticut

Jul 24, 2020 View Comments by

This daytrip is generally a laid-back ramble through the Connecticut countryside. Riders don’t have to travel far from urban Hartford to experience classic New England scenery and historic locations, some of which date from America’s Industrial Revolution. Take your time and enjoy the scenery and points of interest along the way.

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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: Fresno, California Day Ride

Apr 30, 2020 View Comments by

The towering trees and winding roads of Sequoia National Park are on the itinerary for this ride east of Fresno. There are interesting things to see and great stretches of road outside the park boundaries as well. The route starts at the desert elevation of 300 feet above sea level but climbs high into the […]

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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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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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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: Vancouver, British Columbia

May 30, 2019 View Comments by

A winding tarmac ribbon soaring from sea to sky through BC’s Coast Range into semi-desert, then back through the spectacular Fraser Canyon. Take in four climate zones! Yes, it’s a long ride, but it’s comfortably doable in a day as long as you start early. This local motorcycling classic is best from late May to […]

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City Escape: Atlanta, GA to Northern Georgia

May 22, 2019 View Comments by

A scenic jaunt through the southern Appalachians and rural northern Georgia, this route contains an abundance of natural beauty. The best times to go are April to June and September to November. Length Approximately 226 miles Meet-up spot Starbucks, 12330 Crabapple Rd, Alpharetta, GA. Lunch stop Hofer’s of Helen Bakery & Café, 8758 North Main […]

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City Escape: Washington, D.C.

May 17, 2019 View Comments by

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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City Escape: Portland, OR

May 06, 2019 View Comments by

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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City Escape: Portland, Oregon

Mar 24, 2017 View Comments by

Fuel up at See See Motor Coffee in northeast Portland and head west through the Coast Range to explore Oregon’s logging heritage and see where Lewis and Clark spent a soggy winter in 1805-06. The city of Astoria thrives as a port and tourist destination, and winding roads along the Columbia River feed endless smiles […]

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City Escape: Austin, Texas

Oct 16, 2016 View Comments by

Our second largest state (behind Alaska) isn’t well known for its motorcycling roads, but small areas like the Hill Country are hidden gems to explore. As the most liberal and artsy city in Texas, Austin also offers a lively community and some of the best barbeque in the country.

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City Escape: Columbia, South Carolina

Oct 15, 2016 View Comments by

Not far west of Columbia, SC, riders encounter the outdoor recreational offerings and scenic vistas of Lake Murray. Venturing deeper into the state’s hilly Upcountry, bucolic backroads lead to historic sites recounting the state’s pivotal role in winning the American Revolutionary War. Riders also will see the plantation lifestyle, which characterized the South’s antebellum era […]

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