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Enchanted Kingdom: Northeast Vermont Motorcycle Ride

It’s all scenic. It’s all charming. And it’s all green ... except when it’s not, and then it’s even better. A few days into a...

Great American Scenic Byways Tour

In 2021, Steven Goode completed the Great American Deli Schlep, a 75‑day, 15,000‑mile motorcycle ride during which he visited the best Jewish deli in...

Exploring Backroads on a New York and Pennsylvania Motorcycle Ride

The Upper Delaware River Watershed encompasses thousands of square miles in New York and Pennsylvania, with hundreds of miles of serpentine roads rolling through...

Skyline Parkway Scenic Byway in Duluth, Minnesota | Favorite Ride

A couple summers ago, I flew to Minneapolis for a CFMOTO press launch and to visit our parent company’s home office. When CFMOTO gave...

Beauty in Bluff Country: A Southern Minnesota Motorcycle Ride

Motorcyclists living in Minnesota experience long winters with plenty of time to think about roads we want to ride. It’s a sweet feeling when...

Southern Exposure: A Tennessee and Kentucky Motorcycle Ride

When a family friend decided to celebrate a milestone birthday in Nashville, our interest was piqued. Being big music fans and suckers for seeing...

Arizona Route 66 Motorcycle Ride

Route 66, or the Mother Road, is indelibly stitched into the fabric of the American psyche. The iconic road once traced its way for...

Alaska Motorcycle Ride: Discovering America’s Last Frontier

It wasn’t that she was a princess. She had lived and taught on a reservation in northern Ontario where she gutted geese, chopped down...

Get Your Kickstart on Route 66

Dubbed the “Mother Road” by John Steinbeck in The Grapes of Wrath and known as “Main Street USA,” U.S. Route 66 will celebrate its...

A Scenic Casa Grande, Arizona Motorcycle Ride

Arizona is known for its five Cs – copper, cattle, cotton, citrus, and climate – all of which are represented on the state’s great...

A Michigan Upper Peninsula Motorcycle Ride in Autumn

As a resident of Minnesota with incurable wanderlust, I’ve visited Michigan’s Upper Peninsula a few times, including doing the 1,300‑mile Lake Superior Circle Tour...

Asphalt Heaven: Riding West Virginia Backroads

What I like most about motorcycles is that they lean, a trait I describe to nonriders as “dancing with a machine.” A motorcyclist can...

A Scenic (and History-Laden) Southern Utah and Arizona Loop | Favorite Ride

Living at 6,000 feet in Cedar City, Utah, most of my winter riding involves heading south, which offers a quick drop in elevation and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Angel on My Bike: A Colorado Motorcycle Trip

As I sat in the fantastic Belly Up Aspen concert venue in Colorado listening to a great performance by The Wallflowers, I did not...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Enlightenment in Pennsylvania: An Allegheny National Forest Motorcycle Ride

My father‑in‑law had a thing for the Allegheny National Forest in northwestern Pennsylvania. George would regularly leave his home in Jeannette, an industrial town...

Lessons Learned on a Wandering West Virginia Motorcycle Ride

We all have beliefs about what’s expected of a motorcycle camper, and sometimes it takes a certain situation to bring those expectations to the...

Arkansas Motorcycle Ride on Crowley’s Ridge | Favorite Ride

Pancake flat. That’s an accurate description for most of Arkansas’ Mississippi River Delta. The delta contains historically interesting and culturally significant places to visit,...

Kentucky Motorcycle Ride: Exploring Mammoth Cave and Bowling Green

It’s funny how sometimes the best parts of a motorcycle trip have nothing to do with the destination or even the motorcycle. One such...

How the West was Won: Finishing the TransAmerica Trail

We published Dave Scott’s story about riding the TransAmerica Trail from North Carolina to Colorado in our November 2022 Adventure Issue and on our...

Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail | Favorite Ride

As I reached for the pump handle to fill up at the start of this trip, I suddenly realized my hydration pack wasn’t on...

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