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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...

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...

Favorite Ride: Lapping the Appalachians

Dad’s first sojourn through the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, and West Virginia needed to be grand. Dad is a desert...

Riding ‘Shine Country: The Tail of the Dragon and North Carolina’s Moonshiner 28

As I leaned into the corner, a stopped garbage truck appeared just ahead, hugging the stone wall on the right closely enough that I could...

Best Dam Ride in the South: The TVA Dams of the Upper Tennessee River

Looking down on the raging torrent thundering out of the 34-foot-diameter emergency spillway below Fontana Dam, you can almost feel the ground shake beneath...

Favorite Ride: Classic Roadways of the Smoky Mountains

This morning I’m on my way to the Great Smoky Mountains to revisit three gems of the Southeast’s motorcycle-friendly roadways: the Foothills Parkway, Deals...

Connecting the Curvy Bits in Eastern Tennessee

A sweeping 180-degree turn curved upward into the hills of Frozen Head State Park, and our guides, from the local Harley shop, were quite...

Scouting the Cumberland Highlands in Tennessee

I was sitting at a picnic table under a large tree in front of the Cyclemos Motorcycle Museum savoring one of Vinnie T’s burgers...

Tri-state Motorcycle Tour: North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia

story and photography by Clement Salvadori “Today we’re going to ride The Snake,” said Dave, over a cup of coffee. “We’re going to what?” I asked. “Ride...

Tennessee Civil War Motorcycle Ride from a Harley Saddle

story and photography by Beau Allen Pacheco “Any understanding of this nation has to be based—and I mean really based—on an understanding of the Civil...

Motorcycle Travel Along the Blue Ridge Parkway

(This article The Blue Ridge Parkway: Commercial-free cruising was published in the December 2003 issue of Rider Magazine.) Overlooking the effects of acid rain atop...

Riding the Natchez Trace Parkway in Tennessee

The road curves gently, the pavement is smooth, tall trees on both sides bring shadows to this two-lane byway. The grass along the sides...

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