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: Austin, Texas Day Ride [Free Map and GPX]

Jul 09, 2020 View Comments by

More sweepers than tight curves—explore the countryside southwest of Austin, which will appeal to every type of motorcyclist. From President LBJ’s ranch to German culinary delights, this route has it all. To include all stops along the way, plan ahead and hit the road early in the morning. Don’t forget swimwear in the summer! The […]

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Wild Quest through the Wild West Event [with Video]

Jul 01, 2020 View Comments by

Go Fast. Don’t Die. It’s more than a brand or a slogan—it’s a way of life. It’s a group of like-minded people who love the thrill and spirit of adventure. Who recognize the risk involved in their passion but who do not let fear stop them from living life to the fullest. And in this […]

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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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A Mother-Daughter Two-Up Journey

May 27, 2020 View Comments by

The tires were humming along to the cadence of our favorite adventure tune, and I was lost in reverie. It had been just 16 years ago that I gave birth to my favorite pillion, who was riding with me now for the first time. There was no greater gift that I could think to bestow […]

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Classic Roads: New Mexico’s Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway

May 15, 2020 View Comments by

This scenic byway in North Central New Mexico consists of a series of connected two-lane roads that encircle 13,161-foot Wheeler Peak, the highest mountain in New Mexico. This area was the destination of feverish prospecting in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Over millions of years, volcanic activity had deposited gold, silver, copper, and lead, […]

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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: 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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Classic Roads: US Route 6 Across Pennsylvania [With Map]

Apr 27, 2020 View Comments by

US Route 6 is a cross-country federal highway that extends more than 3,000 miles between Provincetown, MA, and US Route 395 in Bishop, CA, although the original alignment extended to Long Beach, CA. In Pennsylvania, US Route 6, which is also called the Grand Army of the Republic Highway (to honor American Civil War veterans), […]

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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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Reader Photo Spotlight: Southern Utah

Jan 15, 2020 View Comments by

We love to see tour photos from our readers, especially when the trip was inspired by one of our articles. These beautiful photos were taken by Michael Gros, who, inspired by Uwe Krauss’ Utah and Arizona article featured in the March/April 2010, decided to escape the brutal Canadian winter and take his own version of […]

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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: 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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