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Harley-Davidson Launches Global Authorized Tours

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The all-new Harley-Davidson Authorized Tours program that will offer Harley-Davidson riders an opportunity to experience riding adventures worldwide. In partnership with 11 independent, multi-national tour operators, Harley-Davidson Authorized Tours encompasses more than 150 distinct tour experiences conducted across the world in 10 languages, with destinations in North America, Europe, Africa and Australia. Participants can book tours as an individual or ...

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Edelweiss Baja Motorcycle Tour

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story and photography by Rich Cox [This Edelweiss Bike Travel Baja motorcycle tour was originally published in the April 2007 issue of Rider magazine] Mexico’s Baja California cape is 800 miles long, the fourth longest peninsula in the world. Known as La Frontera (The Frontier), it’s a sparsely populated wilderness, startling in its immensity and featuring an amazing variety of ...

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Experiencing Southern Italy from an Edelweiss Tour Center

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story and photography by Bill Stermer Calabria, the region located in the lower foot of the “boot” that is Italy, is a much more laid-back, slower-paced region than the more bustling, upscale north. Warm, rural and hilly, Calabria’s livin’ is simpler and quieter than the more popular Alps. That’s why I was so enthusiastic about taking part in a new ...

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Beach’s Classic Alpine Tour

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by Clement Salvadori photography by the author and Sue Salvadori It had been a long day over many glorious miles. Late in the afternoon half a dozen of us, admittedly a bit weary, were standing high on a mountainside overlooking a beautiful Alpine valley…with no sign of our destination. One of our number said, “Gee, I’d really like to be ...

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Looping the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia

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by Peter Starr photography by the author and Thom Tyre Forty years ago I lived in Vancouver and was a successful rock-and-roll radio DJ. Fresh from England with the appropriately thick accent, I was on a first-name basis with many of the top English rock icons. I pretty much had it made, or at least had it relatively easy. At ...

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Cabot Trail: Nova Scotia Island Getaway

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See if you can name this place. The children in the grocery store speak French to their parents and to one another. The previous village used all Scottish names on the gravestones. If you hike on a bog trail, instead of the fetid stench of decay, you smell an uncanny sweetness, view delicate orchids, and watch the meat-eating plants lure ...

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Madagascar Motorcycle Tour

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story and photography by Jeremy Bullard I never set out to ride around the world. I changed my mind in Peru because I was having too much fun and didn’t want to stop. Travel is addictive and a lot more fun than working. I decided to go to Madagascar after I read Hilary Bradt’s guidebook. She has been there more ...

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Canada to Argentina Motorcycle Tour

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story and photography by John Wellburn Dear Rider magazine, On November 22, 2003, I left my hometown of Williams Lake, British Columbia, with no more than a desire to get away from the winter cold and see and do as much as possible along the way. For six months I rode through the United States, down the Baja Peninsula, over ...

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Motorcycle Camping 101

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photography by Rich Cox For some the idea of a night in the wilderness, or even at an established campground, is simply unthinkable. How do you survive without a solid roof and hard floor, not to mention TiVo, the Dux bed and all of your stuff? What about insects, wild animals and hot running water? And for goodness sake, if ...

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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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