Classic Roads: US 12: Montana and Idaho

Jun 07, 2019 View Comments by Jim Parks

This remote section of US 12, between Missoula, MT, and the western border of Idaho, is known as the Northwest Passage Scenic Byway. It’s a segment of the cross-country Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and part of the Nez Perce National Historic Trail. As the names imply, this route holds a special place in […]

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Trail Tech Voyager Pro GPS: No Rider Left Behind

Jun 06, 2019 View Comments by Yuval Naveh

Trail Tech is a West Coast-based manufacturer of GPS devices and gauges for motorcycles, ATVs, and UTVs. They have recently introduced a new GPS unit, the Voyager Pro, a successor to and evolution of their Voyager product line. The biggest feature that was added is Buddy Tracking: real-time group visibility achieved by broadcasting current GPS […]

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2019 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR America

Jun 03, 2019 View Comments

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more patriotic-looking motorcycle than the 2019 MV Agusta Dragster 800 RR America. But the distinctive red, white, and blue bike isn’t just about patriotism—or good looks. The manufacturer calls it “the perfect blend of raw power, technology, and design.” Super compact and aggressive-looking, it has the technical features and […]

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City Escape: Vancouver, British Columbia

May 30, 2019 View Comments

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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Memorial Day: Honoring All Who Served

May 27, 2019 View Comments

Remembering all who have been lost in the line of duty and all who are serving our country today. We thank you, and we’ll never forget. A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself  – Joseph Campbell  

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The Joys of Camping: Choosing a Campsite

May 24, 2019 View Comments

I don’t have a problem with nice company. But when traveling by myself on a bike, I love the “get away from it all” feeling of wild campsites. No RV generators, no cell phones, preferably no noise at all, apart from nature sounds like creeks or birds. Location is important. I always look for great […]

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City Escape: Atlanta, GA to Northern Georgia

May 22, 2019 View Comments

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. Length Approximately 226 miles Meet-up spot Starbucks, 12330 Crabapple Rd, Alpharetta, GA. Lunch stop Hofer’s of Helen Bakery & Café, 8758 North Main […]

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City Escape: Washington, D.C.

May 17, 2019 View Comments by Jim Parks

A relaxing ramble through rolling Maryland farmlands and the Blue Ridge Mountains with challenging curves and scenic vistas. The best times to go on this loop are May, June, September, and October. Length Approximately 186 miles. Meet-up spot Starbucks at 14941 Shady Grove Rd (Fallsgrove Shopping Center across from Shady Grove Hospital), Rockville, MD. Lunch […]

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MotoBloopers: It’s a Bird, it’s a Plane, No, it’s a … MotoHero?

May 15, 2019 View Comments by Bud Miller

I’m sure I’ve mentioned in prior posts that my first bike was a 1981 Yamaha Maxim. The Maxim was impressive in its day, with narrow cruiser styling draped over a Japanese 4-cylinder. Mine was flat black with gold lettering and a missing air box, my brother found it for me for $400 back in ’98. […]

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The Joys of Camping Honey – I Shrunk Our Stuff

May 13, 2019 View Comments by Steve Mauk

My campground neighbors must have enjoyed the show, watching the idiot, yours truly, wander over to a small coffee pot sitting on the ground, lift the lid, and peer into it every couple of minutes. They were probably somewhat bewildered as I poured steaming water into two cups, brewing some Starbucks instant coffee for my […]

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City Escape: Portland, OR

May 06, 2019 View Comments by Jim Parks

This route includes some of the most breathtaking scenery in the northwest United States, from sweeping vistas atop Mt. Hood to the geological wonder that is the Columbia River Gorge. Spring, summer, and fall are all glorious seasons to experience this road trip. Length Approximately 184 miles. Meet-up spot Starbucks, 603 SW Jackson St #216, […]

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Epic Motorcycle Fail: Stuck Like Chuck

May 01, 2019 View Comments by Heather Oliver

Photojournalist Luke Swab has always had an adventurous side. And most the time, his adventures are epic successes. But when he decided to take a solo ride through Mexico with plans of camping along the way in 2009, things went a little bit awry. On the first day of the trip, he chose a beautiful […]

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The Joys of Camping – The Romance and the Reality

Apr 30, 2019 View Comments by Steve Mauk

The late afternoon sunlight lay scattered like shards of glass on the forest floor, as I knelt over the glowing coals to check on my dinner’s progress. I was at a heavily wooded walk-in campsite for the weekend, and my secluded site seemed a world away from the row of RVs and campers, a short […]

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Columbia River Gorge Motorcycle Ride: The Dalles, Oregon [Photos]

Apr 25, 2019 View Comments by Heather Oliver

If you’re looking for gorgeous scenery and superb riding, it doesn’t get much better than the Columbia River Gorge area. You’ll experience hairpin curves and steep elevation changes, and the region is delightfully remote in many spots. Our Shamrock Tour® here was based out of The Dalles, which makes a perfect site for a multi-day […]

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Look Deep into Nature: Explore National Parks for Free

Apr 22, 2019 View Comments by Bob Griego

I just returned from an awesome motorcycle tour chasing butterflies and wildflowers. You can expect the full article on the wildflower super bloom at Joshua Tree National Park and surrounding areas in an upcoming issue of RoadRUNNER. In the meantime, you can read more about this awesome park in my article, In Pursuit of Wildness: […]

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