Giant Loop Gives Back to the Riding Community

Sep 10, 2020 View Comments by

 Giant Loop has pledged to donate 100% of September sales revenue from its Tracker Packer holsters to motorcycle safety advocates Kurt Caselli Foundation. The Kurt Caselli Foundation was founded in 2013 in memory of motorcycle racer Kurt Caselli, who died in a racing accident. The organization seeks to improve the safety of riders and […]

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DART: Advanced Adventure Rider Training

Dec 31, 2019 View Comments by

The mission: “To provide quality off-road training at a fair price for all who wish to learn.” Dragoo Adventure Rider Training has been committed to that mission for the past six years. Founder and RoadRUNNER contributor Bill Dragoo credits the organization’s success to his team’s humility and passion for helping others learn. “Everyone checks their […]

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Touratech DirtDaze Adventure Rally 2019

Nov 19, 2019 View Comments by

After a year of absence from the Northeast region, Touratech returned in August 2019 with DirtDaze, an adventure and dual sport moto camping event. The chosen base camp location was the beautiful Suicide Six Ski Area in South Pomfret, VT, in the heart of The Green Mountain State. The event started on Thursday morning, August […]

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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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Sonora Rally: Introduces Adventure Raid

Apr 09, 2019 View Comments by

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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Sidetracked: Why We Stand

May 22, 2018 View Comments by

Ouray, CO, “Little Switzerland.” Vehicles roll through town packed with overlanding gear, and dual-sport motorcycles parade the streets with their colorful jockeys aboard. Smack in the middle of this melee rides a group of Space Rangers on loaded, knobby-tired beasts, some with cylinders protruding from the sides like proud iron rhinos. The riders are standing […]

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Continental Divide, Part 2: Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico

Dec 01, 2016 View Comments by

Our route out of Rawlins, WY, takes us through the city’s center before turning south and heading out of town. It is a great day for riding, with mostly clear skies and cool temperatures, as we enter the Medicine Bow National Forest. Not far from the Colorado border we come upon Aspen Alley, a peaceful […]

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Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming: Continental Divide, Part 1

Sep 28, 2016 View Comments by

A rugged adventure awaits 
those who seek it. Remote mountain passes, picturesque views, and diverse, often 
challenging, terrain—where every mile is a feast for the senses—can all be found on a cross-country journey along 
the Continental Divide.

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Sidetracked: Thirdendary Roads

Sep 26, 2016 View Comments by

“Daddy, where is that car going?” My son spoke those words to me three decades ago as he stood tiptoe, looking out the window of our home on the edge of town. The curiosity of a child has inspired many an adventure. They are an elusive lot, adventure riders. To begin with, no one has […]

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Where the Pavement Ends

Jan 31, 2013 View Comments by

There is a place where the pavement ends and the dirt begins,  There the rocks are large and inviting and the peaks above oh so exciting,  The air beckons and the throttle opens and the pavement ends and excitement beckons . . . (Inspired by Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein) The poem above was inspired by […]

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AltRider’s Conserve The Ride 2012

Aug 14, 2012 View Comments by

When I got the call about an adventure ride in central Pennsylvania, it didn’t take me long to decide to attend. Organized by Altrider, manufacturer of heavy-duty bolt-on accessories, and Seven Mountain Conservation Committee (SMCC) the event was all about riding, supporting a cause, and making new friends. The SMCC is dedicated to the promotion […]

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Riding Dirty

Mar 22, 2012 View Comments by

This blog series is devoted to those interested in looking at the sport of motorcycling from a different perspective. I’ve been riding now for well over three decades, and I’ve always been attracted to bikes and roads somewhat outside of mainstream appeal.  If the crowd is running one way, I head the other to see […]

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