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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...

Reflections on the Moonshine Lunch Run

Snow fell gently on my motorcycle. The temperature had finally climbed into the mid-30s and the roads, though wet, were clear. I kissed my...

Double Take | A Midwest Motorcycle Journey

Quick! List your top 10 places to ride in North America. Did Kansas make the cut? How about Nebraska? Iowa? My thoughts exactly. So whenever...

Life Lessons on the Moonshine Lunch Run

If you enjoy riding long distances and spending time with other people who enjoy riding long distances, there’s nothing else like the Moonshine Lunch...

2011 Terry Hammond Memorial Moonshine, Illinois, Lunch Run

Most long-distance riders know the story of the Moonshine Lunch Run, either from personal experience, word-of-mouth, or perhaps reading about it in Rider (January...

Moonshine, Illinois, Lunch Run 2010

photography by the author and Forest Aten Long-distance riders occupy a small but distinct subset of the motorcycling community. For sport tourers who enjoy 500-mile days...

Following the Great River Road in Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois

Thousands of years ago the glaciers swept across the upper Midwest like a giant bulldozer, flattening everything in their path. Fortunately they missed a small...

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