Unusual Destinations: River Pirate Hideout – Cave-in-Rock, Illinois

Aug 29, 2019 View Comments by

Carved out of a bluff on the Ohio River in southern Illinois is a reminder of the dark side of America’s early years. This 55-foot-wide cave was a tempting stop for pioneers traveling down the river. With the implied promise of food, supplies or directions, the unsuspecting were lured ashore. But that led to their […]

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Unusual Destinations: Fort Smith’s “Hanging Judge”

Aug 22, 2019 View Comments by

Judge Isaac Parker, who held the bench in the Western District of Arkansas for 21 years, became known in America’s Old West as the “Hanging Judge.” During his tenure, Parker sentenced 160 people to death. In one case in 1875 18 men were tried for murder; 15 were convicted; eight received the death penalty sentence […]

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Unusual Destinations: Paranormal Activity at the Pry House?

Aug 15, 2019 View Comments by

The Pry House served as Union General George McClellan’s headquarters during the September 17, 1862, Battle of Antietam. As casualties mounted on this bloodiest day in American history, the Pry farmhouse and barn became a field hospital. Union General Israel Richardson was gravely wounded and taken to an upstairs room of the house. He lingered […]

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Featured Destination: Glaciers to Geysers – Montana

Aug 12, 2019 View Comments by

Some of the most stunning landscapes in the world surround Glacier and Yellowstone national parks. Montana’s open highways, scenic byways and backroads of discovery offer the two-wheeled trip of a lifetime. The best riding under the big blue sky is found in Western Montana’s Glacier Country and Yellowstone Country Montana, where epic terrain and stunning […]

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Unusual Destinations: Southwest Ohio, The Great Serpent Mound

Aug 08, 2019 View Comments by

In a remote section of southwest Ohio, a giant earthen sculpture of a writhing snake lies coiled on a cliff. The effigy mound, built by a pre-Columbian native culture, is the largest one of a serpent in the world. The mound’s combined three sections measure approximately 1,376 feet (419 m). Its height varies from a […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway

Sep 12, 2015 View Comments by

A Pacific Northwest Ride to Remember – This series of state and U.S. routes in California and Oregon take riders through a dramatic Pacific Northwest landscape, punctuated with towering volcanic peaks. Riders will see the result of massive geologic forces, which have been actively shaping the West since ancient times. Scenery: Dramatic volcanic landscape, sparkling […]

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When the Destination is a Journey: Riding to the Rails

Mar 16, 2015 View Comments by

Yes, the title is a flip on the motorcycling truism, “It’s the journey not the destination.” However, if you’re like me, you want the time spent off the bike to hold some adventure as well. Punctuating a day’s ride with an intriguing endgame is part of planning a memorable tour. I recently took a ride […]

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RoadRUNNER Behind the Scenes: Shamrock Tours – One City, Four Loops

Nov 18, 2014 View Comments by

Those who’ve been subscribing to RoadRUNNER Magazine for some time will be very familiar with our trademark Shamrock Tours as they’re the cornerstone of each issue. From  RoadRUNNER’s very beginning in 2001, we wanted to create motorcycle tours that are easy and convenient so that our readers would be able to enjoy as many of […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Utah Route 12 Scenic Byway

Jun 17, 2014 View Comments by

This route is a two-lane byway through some of the most iconic red rock scenery in the West. Parks along the way include: Capitol Reef National Park, Anasazi Indian Village State Park, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, and Bryce Canyon National Parks. Car and Driver magazine reportedly rated this route as one of the top […]

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Local Destinations

May 31, 2014 View Comments by

This one is a follow-up to the “PP Breaks” blog that was recently posted, and highlights the Honey Run Falls area located a few minutes ride from Spearman’s Restaurant in Howard, OH. I mistakenly listed Millville as the location for Spearman’s, and although the two are close, the actual location is Howard. I’ve ridden extensively […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Ohio’s Triple Nickle

Oct 15, 2013 View Comments by

What is It? A secondary two-lane road that extends from the Ohio River to Zanesville, OH, and is considered one of the best roads in southeast Ohio, which has many great two-lane twisties. Scenery: Rural landscape, but keep your eyes on the road Curves: Lots of technically demanding curves, especially those that happen without warning […]

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Epic Adventure Under an Hour

Jan 24, 2013 View Comments by

“Honey, I’ll be right back, I am just heading out to get some milk for the kids.” These are words my wife would never believe. First, because I never call her “honey;” second, we have our milk delivered, and third, if I am throwing my leg over the bike the chances of me being right […]

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Destinations: Wheels Through Time Museum

Feb 22, 2012 View Comments by

Attraction: An assortment of more than 300 of America’s most rare and collectible motorcycles. Over 24 marques are on display, including Harley-Davidson, Indian, Excelsior, Crocker, Henderson and more. Motorcycle-related exhibits, ranging from board track racing to hill climbing, are also on display. Founded by Dale Walksler in 1993,WTT has become an integral piece in discovering, […]

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