Blog Section: Destinations

RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: U.S. 441 in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Nov 09, 2012 View Comments by

This month’s featured Bucket List Road is a delightful slice of two-lane scenic splendor through the Nation’s most visited national park. Scenery: The expansive mountain vistas from this winding mountain road are some of the best to be found anywhere east of the Mississippi River. Curves: Tight hairpin turns, on switchbacks snaking their way up […]

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Virginia State Route 16 Becomes the “Back of the Dragon”

Nov 04, 2012 View Comments by

Looking to duplicate the marketing success that U.S. 129, the famous “Tail of the Dragon,” has become, the Tazewell Virginia County Board of Supervisors announced that Virginia State Route 16 will be designated as the “Back of the Dragon.” Crossing between Tazewell and Smyth counties, Route 16 boasts 260 curves over 32 miles and has […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Northwest Passage Scenic Byway (Aka US 12)

Oct 05, 2012 View Comments by

This month’s featured Bucket List Road, winding through a remote and rugged section of northern Idaho and Montana, is often found on lists of America’s top ten scenic roads. Unlike some roads that follow rivers, on this route the rider’s panoramic view of the cascading waterways is rarely obscured by foliage. Scenery: The sparkling rivers, […]

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Best Western Introduces Rider-Friendly Program in Germany

Sep 11, 2012 View Comments by

In their quest to become the most attractive post riding day destination in Germany, Best Western hotels are showing motorcyclists some special hospitality by recognizing and catering to the unique needs of two-wheeled travelers. Best Western hotels participating in this “Rider-Friendly” program will offer safe, dry parking spaces, facilities for drying out wet gear, well-stocked […]

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Destinations: Motorcyclepedia Museum

Sep 07, 2012 View Comments by

This museum has one of the largest vintage and antique motorcycle collections on display in America: 89,000 sq. feet of museum space Over 450 motorcycles Rare antique motorcycles such as a circa 1897 DeDion Bikes date from 1897 to present Military, police, and Harley-Davidson galleries One of the most extensive collections of Indian Motorcycles in […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Talimena National Scenic Byway

Sep 07, 2012 View Comments by

The Talimena National Scenic Byway is located in Oklahoma and Arkansas and is approximately 54 miles long. Time Required: The Talimena Byway runs from near Talihina, OK to Mena, AR (hence the name) and can take anywhere from 1.5 hours to all day, depending on the frequency and duration of stops. Scenery: This byway stretches […]

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Website Launch Contest – Colorado Tour Recap

Aug 21, 2012 View Comments by

After five days of touring through some of Colorado’s best riding areas, the lucky contest winners Jim and Sue have returned home to Idaho safely. Christa and Florian will make this trip into a tour article in an upcoming issue. They also returned to North Carolina safe and sound. Victory Motorcycles sponsored this contest by […]

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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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