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Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway Motorcycle Ride

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Story and photography by Tom Rose [This Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway Motorcycle Ride was originally published in the October 2010 issue of Rider]   High on the mountain tell me what you see Bear tracks bear tracks lookin’ back at me Better get your rifle boy before it’s too late Cause the bear’s got a little pig and headed through ...

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Michigan Motorcycle Rides: Mackinac & Lake Michigan

Michigan Motorcycle Rides: Lake Michigan

story and photography by Cliff Yankovich [Michigan Motorcycle Rides: Mackinac & Lake Michigan originally appeared in the September 2010 issue of Rider] My wife and I needed a short break from our day-to-day life operating a retail store. Julie had the bright idea of staying for a couple of days at the Legs Inn on Lake Michigan in Cross Village ...

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Great Motorcycle Roads: Iowa Byways

Iowa Motorcycle Roads: Iowa's Byways

story and photography by Susan Benton [Great Motorcycle Roads: Iowa Byways originally appeared in the August 2010 issue of Rider magazine] A perfect day trip or weekend destination for riders from Chicago, Minneapolis, Madison and Des Moines is Dubuque, Iowa. The city is located on the Mississippi River, on the Iowaborder with Illinois and Wisconsin, and not far from Minnesota. ...

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Oregon Motorcycle Rides: Hells Canyon and Beyond

Oregon Motorcycle Rides: Hells Canyon

story and photography by Sean Coker [Oregon Motorcycle Rides: Hells Canyon and Beyond was originally published in the July 2010 issue of Rider] We begin our Oregon motorcycle ride in the heart of Nez Perce territory, in Union, Oregon. Young Chief Joseph fought for justice only to fall short in his fight to freedom. Defying a United States mandate to ...

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Alaska Motorcycle Rides: Denali National Park & Preserve

Alaska Motorcycle Touring: Stony Point Overlook

story and photography by Ed McClure [Alaska Motorcycle Rides: Denali National Park & Preserve was originally published in the June 2010 issue of Rider magazine] It was already noon, yet I still had 10 hours of daylight left to ride 180 miles on one of the most famous roads in the world. An earlier start would have been better, but ...

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Maine Motorcycle Rides: The Rangeley Lakes Region

Maine Motorcycle Touring: Height of Land Overlook

story and photography by Mike Benham [Maine Motorcycle Rides:The Rangeley Lakes Region was originally published in the May 2010 issue of Rider] Within five miles of each other are two scenic overlook areas on Maine’s spectacular Route 17, a State and National Scenic Byway to the Rangeley Lakes region. On a northbound circuit, the first lookout is called the Height ...

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Hawaii Motorcycle Rides: Exploring The Big Island

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Story and photography by Joe Nelson [Hawaii Motorcycle Rides: Exploring The Big Island was originally featured in the April 2010 issue of Rider magazine] Arriving on the Big Island of Hawaii, I carried some typical expectations—great climate, sun-drenched beaches, arresting sunsets, even a steaming volcano. What I did not expect to find was a Pacific slice of motorcycling bliss. Never-ending ...

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Michigan Motorcycle Rides: The Upper Peninsula

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by Teresa Lasher, photography by Steve Lasher [Michigan Motorcycle Rides: The Upper Peninsula was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the February 2008 issue of Rider magazine] For those of you who always pilot a motorcycle, you may think you know all there is to know about motorcycle riding. You may also feel you enjoy all the perks. Not ...

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Montana Motorcycle Rides: Exploring the Northwestern Corner

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[Montana Motorcycle Rides: Exploring the Northwestern Corner was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the August 2007 issue of Rider magazine] Our 100th Anniversary Harley Electra Glide Ultra Classic was heavily packed and ready for three weeks of road travel, rain or shine. For the past nine years my husband, Jim, and I have taken an epic road trip ...

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Northeast Getaway: Motorcycling Pennsylvania’s Route 6

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As I negotiate the curves directly outside Milford on Pennsylvania’s Route 6, the thought suddenly occurs to me that I am climbing something big. I steer my motorcycle left on the 35-mph curves, then right as I snake along the smooth-as-glass blacktop road. I’m not prepared for the feast that lies before me when I top the grade. Here, close ...

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