Blog Section: City Escapes

City Escape: Victoria, British Columbia

Feb 26, 2014 View Comments by

Ride west from historic Victoria via Vancouver Island’s rugged coastline to Port Renfrew, then cross the island through remote villages and ancient forests as well as along rushing rivers back to the Trans Canada Highway by Lake Cowichan. Admire the totem poles in Duncan, and ride the spectacular Malahat Highway. Go from April to October.

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City Escape: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Feb 19, 2014 View Comments by

This route meanders along both sides of the Delaware River through New Hope and Easton to its northernmost point in Columbia, NJ. Spring to fall is the best time to take this shaded scenic ride.

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City Escape: New York, New York

Jan 22, 2014 View Comments by

Curve-addicts from New York City can satisfy their cravings on the plethora of motorcycle roads around the lakes in the surrounding areas and through the rolling terrain in Harriman State Park, NY. This tour is best after the first rain in the spring washes away the salt and gravel and before the trees lose all […]

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City Escape: Toronto, Ontario

Jan 22, 2014 View Comments by

Use Kingston Road and Highway 2 to escape Canada’s most populous city; then let the twisty backroads of the Kawarthas take you away from the crush of traffic. Keep watch for the Buckhorn, Dyno, and Northeys Bay Road. The best times to ride are late September, early October, or early July.

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City Escape: St. Louis, Missouri

Jan 22, 2014 View Comments by

Riders will follow the Missouri River along its serpentine course from the outskirts of St. Louis to the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City. Pleasant views of farmland, charming villages, and numerous vineyards abound on this journey through the Missouri Rhineland.

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City Escape: Columbus, OH

Oct 11, 2013 View Comments by

Stretching east out of Ohio’s capital city and into the rising sun, the topography quickly transitions from flat to excellent rural hill country. The first warm days of April open the riding season, which extends well into October. Fall foliage can be spectacular.

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City Escape: Austin, TX

Oct 08, 2013 View Comments by

A romp through the eastern edge of Texas Hill Country. Tall, rugged hills with thin layers of soil on top of limestone or granite rock make for a scenic backroad excursion through a western movie-set landscape.

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City Escape: Vancouver, British Columbia

Aug 12, 2013 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: Phoenix, AZ

Aug 10, 2013 View Comments by

You’ll experience a diverse loop that includes a high desert lake and historic mining towns. This route is rideable virtually all year.  

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City Escape: Atlanta, GA to Northern Georgia

Jun 08, 2013 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.

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City Escape: Los Angeles, California

Jun 04, 2013 View Comments by

This ride is very diverse with sections that include: climbing through the Cleveland National Forest, outstanding views of Lake Elsinore, and scenic roads through native oak forest. Many interesting attractions spaced out along the route allow for a full day of riding.

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New Feature: City Escapes

Apr 02, 2013 View Comments by

When we’re out at trade shows and rallies, or just enjoying a ride with some fellow motorcyclists, we often hear that, as much as they’d love to take all the tours they see in the pages of RoadRUNNER, many riders simply don’t have the time. This is a common issue for all of us, we […]

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