Blog Section: Destinations

Website Launch Tour Follows Colorado’s Beautiful Byways

Aug 13, 2012 View Comments by

To make the prize of our New Website Launch Contest a truly unforgettable experience for the lucky winner, RoadRUNNER partnered with the Colorado Department of Transportation and their Scenic and Historic Byways department. Colorado is home to 25 scenic byways, 11 of which have been designated America’s Byways giving Colorado more America’s Byways than any […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: The Blue Ridge Parkway

Aug 10, 2012 View Comments by

What is It?  This month’s featured Bucket List Road is the iconic Blue Ridge Parkway, which stretches 469 miles from near Waynesboro, VA to the Smoky Mountain National Park near Cherokee, NC.  Sweeping curves and awe-inspiring vistas are just a few reasons why hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists ride the Blue Ridge Parkway (“BRP”) each […]

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RoadRUNNER’S Bucket List Roads: The San Juan Skyway

Jul 06, 2012 View Comments by

Location: San Juan Mountains in Southwest Colorado. Length: Approximately 260 miles Time Required: Two to three days, depending on number and duration of stops along the route Scenery: It doesn’t get any better than this Curves: Some of the most challenging riding in the West, treat this route with the respect it deserves      […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Moonshiner 28

Jun 08, 2012 View Comments by

This issue’s featured Bucket Road begins at Deals Gap (aka the Tail of the Dragon) in western North Carolina, passes through northern Georgia and ends some 103 miles later in Walhalla, SC. Since the road carries the designation of Route 28 in all three states, it will be hard to get lost. This road had […]

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Cherohala Skyway

Jun 04, 2012 View Comments by

The Cherohala Skyway (U.S. 165) is fast becoming a favorite in motorcycling and sports car circles. The scenic byway, finished in 1996, stretches 51 miles (from the town of Tellico Plains, TN, to the city limits of Robbinsville, NC) and climbs to 5,400 feet. The twists and turns on the Skyway are a road enthusiast’s […]

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Three Rivers

May 29, 2012 View Comments by

In late April the club had organized a combo camping-motel trip to the Three Rivers area near the entrance to Sequoia National Park. Located along the Kaweah River, which drains a lot of the watershed from the southern Sierras, the area is beautiful and offered our members “country club” camping or full motel accommodations. The […]

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Bucket List Roads: Arizona 89-Alt

May 17, 2012 View Comments by

We’re starting a new periodic column in our newsletter about some of the best and most iconic roads America has to offer. For touring motorcyclists, these routes should definitely be on your bucket list of roads to ride before, as they say, you kick the bucket. Our first featured Bucket Road is located in north […]

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Camping in Morro Bay

Apr 29, 2012 View Comments by

In December my riding buddy Peter proposed that the BMW Club of Southern California set-up a three-day camping trip to Morro Bay State Park. A number of the club members were enthusiastic about the idea, but since the trip was planned for the middle of January, we were a little concerned about the weather. As […]

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Fastest Delivery Man On Two Wheels – Twisted Throttle

Mar 07, 2012 View Comments by

Chris “Teach” McNeil Is The Fastest Twisted Throttle Delivery Man On Two Wheels! This video was shot at their old warehouse, but in the meantime Twisted Throttle moved to a new location where they are working hard to set up all the cool features that will make it the perfect destination. When completed The Twisted […]

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Destinations: B&O Railroad Museum

Mar 01, 2012 View Comments by

B&O Railroad Museum is one of the largest collections of 19th-century locomotives in America, including some-250 pieces of rolling stock. The museum is housed in the old Mount Clare Station and adjacent roundhouse, which is part of the oldest railroad manufacturing complex in the U.S. You can also watch monthly episodes of B&O railroad history […]

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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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Vintage and Celebrity Motorcycles at the Reagan Library

Dec 20, 2011 View Comments by

Born To Be Wild A significant exhibit of motorcycles recently ended at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Dozens of bikes from 1899 to the present, including some rare models, were on display in the library’s Air Force One pavilion. Included were a 1903 Harley-Davidson replica; 1913 Californian; 1922 Ner-A-Car; 1948 Indian (Floyd Emde’s bike from […]

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Isle of Man – Racing is Life

Nov 14, 2011 View Comments by

The Isle of Man, a tiny island in the Irish Sea between England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, is a world in itself. It’s famous for the oldest motorcycle road race in the world, the Tourist Trophy. “Never, ever in my life would I race here,” I think, riding on the Isle of Man for the […]

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Compass Expeditions adding Turkey to Lineup

Nov 07, 2011 View Comments by

Compass Expeditions just announced the addition to Turkey to its tour lineup for 2012. Three different tours will be offered, all 10 days in duration with various departure dates. The tour costs 3990 Euros for the rider or 1990 Euros for Co-Rider. All tours will be on BMW’s GS series motorcycles. Please contact Compass Expeditions […]

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Alaska Recap – Reader Ride

Oct 09, 2011 View Comments by

The ambition for many motorcyclists is to ride to and/or in Alaska.  The lure of the far country, the stories of magnificent glaciers, primeval forests, huge rivers teaming with salmon, wild animals everywhere you look, breath taking scenery, and challenging road conditions all create the fantasy of riding off into the wild.  Well, after spending […]

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