Blog Section: Destinations

Bucket List Roads: North Shore Scenic Drive

Oct 29, 2018 View Comments by

This byway, which has been designated an All-American Road by the Federal Highway Administration, charts a course from Duluth, MN, to Grand Portage, just before crossing the border into Canada. The route provides access to eight state parks and Superior National Forest. Tracing along part of Lake Superior’s shoreline, it’s one of the most scenic […]

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Bucket List Roads: Arkansas Routes 154 & 7 to Hot Springs

Oct 26, 2018 View Comments by

Exit I-40 at Morrilton, AR, and follow State Route 9 south to State Route 154 and proceed west. This route claws its way up onto a high plateau, which is named Petit Jean State Park. Visitors are treated to panoramic views of the Arkansas River Valley and the Ozark Mountains in the far distance. At […]

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The Stunning Indian Himalayas [Photos]

Oct 24, 2018 View Comments by

Featured in our March/April 2018 issue, Julian Challis’ tour article took us on an exhilarating ride through the Indian Himalayas. From incredible motorcycle roads and stunning landscapes to vibrant local culture, we were treated to a taste of India most tourists never see. Here are some photos that weren’t included in the article that’ll give […]

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Bucket List Roads: Pennsylvania Amish Country Cruise

Oct 23, 2018 View Comments by

A laid-back cruise across the Susquehanna River through Lancaster County’s 19th-century landscape and back across the Susquehanna in eastern Pennsylvania. The Old Order Amish have forsaken most modern conveniences. Their back-in-time lifestyle, farming equipment, and modes of travel are largely pre-20th century. Watch out for the “road apples” deposited by horses pulling Amish buggies and […]

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Discover Kentucky’s beautiful State Parks

Oct 17, 2018 View Comments by

If you’re looking for delightful riding and country scenery, fall is the perfect time to discover the Blue Grass state and its 49 state parks, some of which feature resorts and campsites that offer special military discounts for reservists, veterans, national guards, military retirees, and members on active duty. You can enjoy a 10% discount […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Cruising the Loess Hills National Scenic Byway

Oct 15, 2018 View Comments by

During the last Ice Age, some 10,000-plus years ago, winds picked up soils, which had been ground as fine as flour from glacial activity, and deposited them in dunes along what is today Iowa’s western border. In time, topsoil was formed and anchored by native grasses. The land became exceptionally fertile for farming, which attracted […]

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In Pursuit of Wildness: Zion National Park

Sep 17, 2018 View Comments by

In Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the two bank- and train-robbing bandits sought these red canyons as their hideout from the law. I was mesmerized by Paul Newman and Robert Redford in this modern-day Western, but honestly, the scenery captivated me more. I knew that one day I would have to visit the wild […]

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2018 Ride the Ozarks Rally

Sep 15, 2018 View Comments by

Thousands of motorcycle riders visit the Harrison area each year to explore the many curves, twists and sweepers in the Ozark Mountains. In fact, the Arkansas Ozarks and Harrison are quickly becoming one of the most popular locations for motorcycle riding in the United States. The Ride the Ozarks Rally gives you another reason to […]

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10 Must-See Motorcycle Museums Across America

Jul 25, 2018 View Comments by

1. Barber Motorsports Museum The Barber collection includes more than 1,400 restored motorcycles and cars; over 600 bikes are on display in the museum. Established to preserve motorcycle history, the collection represents 216 different manufacturers from 20 countries. Barber is generally acknowledged as the preeminent motorcycle museum in the U.S. 6030 Barber Motorsports Parkway, Birmingham, […]

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Join The Harley-Davidson Museum As It Celebrates Its 10th Birthday

Jul 13, 2018 View Comments by

Since opening its doors on July 12, 2008, the Harley-Davidson Museum has welcomed hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts, riders and non-riders from around the globe to pay homage to the history and heritage of Harley-Davidson that comes to life at 6th & Canal. Join the Harley-Davidson Museum July 12-15 as we celebrate a full decade […]

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100th Anniversary Issue: 10 Amazing Shamrock Tours – Full Articles With Maps and GPS Files

Jun 01, 2018 View Comments by

The 100th issue of RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel magazine is an important milestone in the life of the publication. To celebrate, we’re providing you with 10 Shamrock Tours. If you’re not already acquainted with these tours, they are our signature motorcycle trips. They involve four separate daylong loops out of the same home base […]

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In Pursuit of Wildness: Death Valley National Park

May 28, 2018 View Comments by

Death Valley National Park is the hottest, driest, and lowest national park in America. It’s a summer day and I’m filling up my motorcycle gas tank in Baker, CA, when I asked the gas station attendant how hot it is. I’m a bit surprised when he points upwards and says, “The thermometer reads 112 degrees. […]

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Curtiss Classic Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet – August 4, 2018

May 24, 2018 View Comments by

The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, a top family travel destination, will host a display of classic motorcycles from 1904 through the 1970s. In addition to the regular motorcycle show, this year’s special theme is “Hodaka Therapy,” focusing on the classic Japanese import from the 1960s and 1970s. The free Curtiss Classic Motorcycle Show and Swap […]

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Sequoia National Park Entrance Sign Restored

May 23, 2018 View Comments by

Sequoia National Park’s entrance sign, whose powerful presence greets visitors at the boundary, is back in place after almost six months of restoration. Since 1935, this sign has welcomed visitors to the nation’s second-oldest national park. Carved more than 80 years ago, the mammoth 4-foot by 10-foot sign emerged from a slab of sequoia wood, from […]

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Yamaha Chase the Next Horizon on the Ténéré 700 World Raid

May 09, 2018 View Comments by

Yamaha’s commitment to the adventure segment is as extensive as it is impressive. The first bike ever to win the Paris to Dakar Rally was the Yamaha XT500. Not only was it the first bike to win the Dakar Rally, it was the first vehicle to win it outright. Initially, the rally had no separate […]

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