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July/August 2021

Florida

While much can be said about the year-round sun, boating, and beach lifestyle of southern Florida, motorcycling in the lower half of the Sunshine State can leave a bit to be desired. Although rides along beach roads are always good for pleasant scenery and beautiful sunsets, the topography is sea-level flat and the roads predominantly straight.
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US 1 in Florida, Part 1:  Down from the North

January/February 2021

US 1 in Florida, Part 1: Down from the North

The US 1 stretches across 545 miles throughout the entire length of Florida along its eastern shore, from the northern border with Georgia to the southernmost tip of the continental U.S. in Key West. It was designated the first U.S. highway when the Numbered Highways System was rolled out in 1926. While Floridian roads are infamous for their lack of curves, the ride down US 1 is far from dull. The sheer length of the route offers ample opportunities for proactive riders to make their own fun, or just enjoy Florida’s vibrant scenery.
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November/December 2020

City Escape: Jacksonville, Florida

While Florida roads are mostly straight, a ride around the St. Johns River offers a curvier experience. After starting south on San Jose Blvd, making a detour out to Mandarin Rd helps with traffic. The last 60 miles to Palatka go along a winding, scenic river road. The way back on Hwy 17 runs adjacent to the river with detours out to the water. Riding farther north presents excellent opportunities for pleasant riverfront residential riding.
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September/October 2017

City Escape: West Palm Beach, Florida

South Florida riding is always at its best in the wintertime. While roads are usually not technically challenging, they can offer great scenery in gorgeous weather. This loop takes you along the ocean, past multimillion-dollar homes of the rich and famous, down rural canopy roads, and through sugar cane farms. Alligators and celebrities are not uncommon sights. For those who don’t want to ride or trailer their bike to Florida, check out Rent My Motorcycle, convenient to Palm Beach International Airport.
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July/August 2016

Florida, Alabama, Mississippi: Shadowing the Gulf

America’s Gulf Coast is lined with miles of pristine, white sandy beaches lapped by the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico’s shallow 
continental shelf. The persistently warm weather and beautiful 
beaches attract tourists in droves, but we haven’t come for a tan.
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