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Small Town Tennessee Motorcycle Loop | Favorite Ride

These days, I’ve become so enthralled by all the great motorcycle roads around the world and on my bucket list that I forget about...

Rally for Rangers Announces 2024 Rally Dates, Locations

Rally for Rangers, a nonprofit organization whose mission is “to protect the world’s special places by empowering rangers around the world with new motorcycles...

Rider Magazine Top 11 Stories of 2023

That's right, this one goes to 11. Here at Rider magazine, we believe that joke should never get old. Something else we hope never gets...

Riding South Dakota’s Black Hills BDR-X

If you’re looking for a golden adventure riding opportunity, the Black Hills BDR-X marks the spot. Backcountry Discovery Routes are adventure/dual‑­sport routes that typically...

Motor School with Quinn Redeker: Ride Less and Ride Better

When I was 9, I spent every single day riding my dirtbike in the hills north of Los Angeles with all my delinquent buddies....

Sonoma Motorcycle Rides, On My Own and With Family | Favorite Ride

This is a tale of two amazing rides. One threads its way through some of Northern California’s beautiful wine, lake, and hill country. The...

Two-Up on a 1971 Triumph Daytona from Texas to California

In May 1974, my wife and I, then students at Baylor University in Texas, took advantage of the break between semesters to ride two-up...

Confessions of a BMW Addict

As a young motorcyclist, I discovered BMW by accident. In the summer of 2003, I was cruising along the Blue Ridge Parkway on my...

Touring on a Sportbike

When you travel by motorcycle, people like to tell you about how they could never tour or camp on a bike. From non-motorcyclists, I...

Motor School With Quinn Redeker: Motor (Sensitivity) Training

We’ve known each other for a little while now, so let me just come out and say it: Deep down, you’re a sensitive person....

The Ups and Downs of My First East Tennessee Motorcycle Ride

When I’m traveling and tell other riders that I’m from Tennessee, they tell me they’re jealous. They talk about how lucky I am to...

Rolling to the January Jam in Rocky Point, Mexico | Favorite Ride

January can be a cruel month for motorcyclists. Even in sunny southern climates, chilly temperatures can make extended rides an exercise in discomfort. That’s...

Riding From Gunnison, Colorado, to Hovenweep National Monument

C. Jane Taylor’s moto memoir Spirit Traffic was published in 2022. That summer, she and her husband embarked on a 97‑­day cross‑­country book tour...

Tennessee Motorcycles and Music Revival Announces 2024 Dates

The Tennessee Motorcycles and Music Revival will return to Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, from May 16-19, 2024. Back for its seventh...

The Long Impact of a Short Ride on a 1980 Honda CM400E

My first motorcycle was a 1980 Honda CM400E. It wasn’t fast, and the brakes were lousy, but it delivered some memorable rides. One ride...

An India Motorcycle Trip from Head to Toe

It came to me in the middle of the night, as most great ideas do: I would take an India motorcycle trip, crossing from...

Motor School With Quinn Redeker: Cover Me, I’m on the Move

Covering the front brake is a big no-no at most police motor schools across the country. By this, I mean resting any number of...

An Old West Motorcycle Tour to 3 Haunted Hotels

It’s always fun to have a theme for a motorcycle tour, and my plan for a late August ride was a four-day loop from...

19 Common Motorcycle Myths

As a rider for over 50 years and writer for motorcycle magazines for more than 25 years, I’ve heard motorcyclists spout some bizarre beliefs....

A New Jersey Backroads Motorcycle Ride in Fall | Favorite Ride

When the leaves tremble with their last days of color and the north winds begin to blow, I want to seize the day and...

Inaugural BMW Motorrad Days Americas at Barber Vintage Festival a Success

America should designate a national park dedicated to motorcycles, and I nominate the Barber Vintage Motorsports Park. Set on 880 acres in the lush,...

Ellie Cooper | Ep. 67 Rider Magazine Insider Podcast

Our guest on Episode 67 of the Rider Magazine Insider Podcast is Ellie Cooper, who got trapped in India during the Covid lockdown and...

Motor School With Quinn Redeker: What Does a Green Light Mean?

I’ll assume that most of you have quite a bit of motorcycle riding experience under your belt, and I bet you’ve logged some heavy...

Motoring from Denver to Moab | Favorite Ride

Moab, Utah, is an ideal destination for a motorcycle trip. Where else can you find sandstone arches, red‑­walled canyons, snow‑­capped mountains, scenic byways, two...

Making Memories While Motorcycle Camping With My Son

Although I know my dad rode a motorcycle when he was younger, I don’t have any memories of him doing so. Nor do I...

Adriatic Moto Tours Western Alps Adventure Review

What do Evian spring water, Gruyère cheese, and St. Bernard dogs have in common? Prior to going on the Western Alps Adventure with Adriatic...

The Return of the Moonshine Lunch Run | Favorite Ride

This Favorite Ride doesn’t include a route map because it’s all about a single destination: the corner of 300 Road and 600 Street in...

A Flagstaff to Albuquerque Motorcycle Ride on a Less Obvious Route

If you blindly follow your GPS, a Flagstaff to Albuquerque motorcycle ride is a 320‑­mile drone on Interstate 40. That’s fine if Point A...

Motorcycle Cannonball | Ep. 66 Rider Magazine Insider Podcast

Our guests on Episode 66 of the Rider Magazine Insider Podcast are Jonas Zahn and Brenda Kuhl, who are competing in the 2023 Motorcycle...

Riding in Beautiful Circles: A Southern Oregon Motorcycle Ride

There is just something about southern Oregon. It can be difficult to choose between the area’s rolling grasslands, towering evergreens, high mountain lakes, quaint...

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