City Escape: Seattle, Washington

Oct 25, 2019 View Comments by

This circuit includes Seattle’s own volcano, Mount Rainier, climbs over the 5,430-foot Chinook Pass, goes through Mount Rainier National Park (entry fee is $25 for motorcycles), and returns via the Puyallup River valley. Stop in charming Elbe and take a two-hour steam train ride on the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad. The best time to visit […]

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Bucket List Roads: Italy’s Stelvio Pass

Oct 17, 2019 View Comments by

Stelvio Pass is the highest paved mountain pass in the Eastern Alps and the second highest in all of the Alps. It’s considered by many to be one of the most challenging and exhilarating motorcycle roads in the world to ride. Be sure to put this one on your bucket list! Season: It’s generally open from […]

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City Escape: San Diego, California Motorcycle Tour

Oct 15, 2019 View Comments by

This exhilarating day ride emanating from San Diego comes within a quarter mile of the Mexican border at its southernmost point and reaches an elevation of almost 6,000 feet to the north in Mount Laguna. In addition to the elevation and terrain changes, this route has the added attraction of a total avoidance of freeway […]

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Brazil: Monstrous Metropolis to Waterfall Wonder

Oct 11, 2019 View Comments by

Touring Brazil by motorcycle for nearly three months was an unforgettable experience. After visiting a variety of towns along the coast, it was time for a break in beach town Arraial do Cabo. Next on the agenda: Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Curitiba. My riding partner, Lia, and I left the dusty, sandy roads […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: The Rattler (NC-209)

Oct 09, 2019 View Comments by

  This may not be the longest bucket road in America, but it is technically challenging and highly scenic, and who says you only have to ride The Rattler just once? Zooming along this undulating ribbon of blacktop is a real hoot and it will become immediately obvious why it’s named after a serpent. Have […]

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Little Rock, Arkansas Motorcycle Tour

Oct 07, 2019 View Comments by

This route takes you from Little Rock into the Ouachita Mountains and provides riders with some of the best roads and scenic overlooks in Arkansas, plus the opportunity for a relaxing mineral bath in historic Hot Springs. Length Approximately 200 miles Meet-up Spot Starbucks at 12901 Cantrell Rd, Little Rock, AR. Lunch Stop Colorado Grill, […]

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San Francisco, California Motorcycle Tour

Sep 18, 2019 View Comments by

This route unfolds just south of the bustle of San Francisco. The ride includes a coastal stretch as well as a beautiful and twisty route through the mountains. To top it off you can eat lunch at one of the Central Coast’s most iconic motorcycle stops before your return ride beside that famous bay. Length […]

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City Escape: Denver, Colorado Adventure Motorcycle Tour

Sep 14, 2019 View Comments by

Dual sport Colorado in a day! The twisty paved roads of Jarre Canyon connect to the sandy forest of Rampart Range and return you to pavement among the stunning rock formations of the Garden of the Gods before soaring 14,115 paved feet of elevation on Pikes Peak. Ride June through October, barring freak storms. Length […]

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Bucket List Roads: Tioga Pass Road (CA-120) [with Video]

Aug 16, 2019 View Comments by

This California state highway navigates over the rugged Sierra Nevada Mountains and, in the process, bisects Yosemite National Park from west to east. The surrounding landscape features pristine glacial lakes, alpine meadows, glacially carved valleys, granite mountain peaks, spectacular waterfalls, and an abundance of native fauna and flora. There are limited services along the route, […]

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Featured Destination: Glaciers to Geysers – Montana

Aug 12, 2019 View Comments by

Some of the most stunning landscapes in the world surround Glacier and Yellowstone national parks. Montana’s open highways, scenic byways and backroads of discovery offer the two-wheeled trip of a lifetime. The best riding under the big blue sky is found in Western Montana’s Glacier Country and Yellowstone Country Montana, where epic terrain and stunning […]

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Unusual Destinations: Southwest Ohio, The Great Serpent Mound

Aug 08, 2019 View Comments by

In a remote section of southwest Ohio, a giant earthen sculpture of a writhing snake lies coiled on a cliff. The effigy mound, built by a pre-Columbian native culture, is the largest one of a serpent in the world. The mound’s combined three sections measure approximately 1,376 feet (419 m). Its height varies from a […]

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Bucket List Roads: Great Lakes Seaway Trail

Aug 01, 2019 View Comments by

The Great Lakes Seaway Trail is  series of designated roads in Pennsylvania and New York that closely parallels two Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River through a region brimming with American history, splendid scenery, and cool breezes. Scenery: Expansive views of Lakes Erie and Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, the Thousand Islands area, […]

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Classic Roads: Missouri Route 94

Jul 18, 2019 View Comments by

Spanning more than 2,000 miles, from southwestern Montana to the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers just north of St. Louis, the Missouri River Valley is notable for its rolling topography, forested landscape, and collection of pastoral farms. The area is also home to several wineries and appealing villages, including Hermann, known for its […]

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City Escape: Woodsfield, Ohio Motorcycle Tour

Jul 15, 2019 View Comments by

Southeastern Ohio is a motorcyclist’s dream playground. The topography offers countless turns, many of which are technically challenging. A bike with an appetite for lean angles and good suspension is best, but even on a big touring bike, these roads will not disappoint. The majority of the route follows Monroe County’s “Demon Triangle,” considered one […]

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City Escape: Salem, Oregon

Jul 03, 2019 View Comments by

This loop northwest of Oregon’s state capital is a nice mix of curvy roads and great scenery. It features the conifer-rich forests that the Beaver State is known for, but also adds a coastline stretch and several interesting natural and man-made attractions along the way. The weather on much of this route is moderated by […]

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