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Keystone State Byways: Exploring Pennsylvania's Northern Tier

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The topography appears to have been created for the benefit of motorcyclists. Mountains and rivers carve winding routes for sport riding. Rolling hills set the pace for laid-back cruising. Roads less traveled, some with asphalt and some without, serve up the wonder of exploring. It’s easy to steer clear of interstates because there aren’t any. However you define sport touring, ...

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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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Pennsylvania Motorcycle Touring from New Jersey to New Hope

Pennsylvania Motorcycle Rides: Millers’ Yellow Iris Farm

Story and photography by Kenneth W. Dahse [Pennsylvania Motorcycle Touring from New Jersey to New Hope originally appeared in the March 2010 issue of Rider magazine] Riders who want to combine a great destination with fantastic roads need search no further than this ride from northern New Jersey to the hip, little river town of New Hope, Pennsylvania. Restaurants, galleries ...

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Motorcycle Trip to the Norman Rockwell Museum

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(The article Norm and Me was published in the January 2010 issue of Rider Magazine.) Story and photos by Bill Heald If there’s one thing I’ve learned from traveling many, many miles by motorcycle, it’s that it is a very visual medium. True, the smell of the flowers, bakeries and the compost piles you pass as you ride along, and ...

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A Winter Motorcycle Ride in Connecticut

Winter Motorcycle Rides: Connecticut

Story and Photography by Adam Zuckerman [A Winter Motorcycle Ride in Connecticut originally appeared in the February 2010 issue of Rider magazine] Sometimes the best Connecticut motorcycle ride in the world is the one that you can actually take. Even if it is only an hour or two on familiar roads near home. And sometimes those old, familiar roads show ...

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Virginia Motorcycle Rides: A Civil War Ride

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story and photography by Bob Jacobs [Virginia Motorcycle Rides: A Civil War Ride was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the October 2009 issue of Rider magazine] Medications always come with risks as well as benefits. The Doc says, “Take one of these every day. Let me know if you experience any side effects.” The main side effect of ...

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Midwest Motorcycle Rides: Ohio to West Virginia

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story and photography by Lance Oliver [Midwest Motorcycle Rides: Ohio to West Virginia was published as a Favorite Ride in the September 2009 issue of Rider magazine] Even when gasoline cost a fraction of today’s going rate, I always felt better about a ride to a destination than a ride for pure recreation. For the past seven years, I have ...

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New York Motorcycle Rides: The Hudson River Valley

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story and photography by Kenneth W. Dahse [New York Motorcycle Rides: The Hudson River Valley was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the July 2009 issue of Rider magazine] One of the most fascinating and scenic areas in the eastern United States is New York’s Hudson River Valley. Imbued with impressive scenery, sights, challenging roads and historic areas, it ...

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Ohio Motorcycle Touring: The Ride to Prospect

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story and photography by Eric Pincus [Ohio Motorcycle Touring: The Ride to Prospect was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the October 2008 issue of Rider magazine] As I put on my helmet my two-year-old daughter, Vanya, admonishes me “Ride safe, Daddy!” A short time later I embark on one of my favorite rides, a trip to the small ...

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