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This section features motorcycle rallies and clubs, travel features, tour reviews and Favorite Rides. Here, it’s all about the ride and the destination often comes too quick.

Edelweiss Bike Travel’s Touring Center Norway

Savoring blue skies and empty roads on Norway’s western coast.

Greg Drevenstedt
December 8, 2014

Savoring blue skies and empty roads on Norway’s western coast. (Photos by Greg Drevenstedt) First came bone-chilling rain. Then came strong, erratic wind, followed by thick fog that swallowed our conga line of BMWs as we chugged our way up the steep, rough, single-lane road to Vestkapp. Knuckles white,... Read more »

Relaxed Riding on the Sunshine State’s Bridges and Backroads

Indian Chief Vintage at the Dakotah Vineyards in Chiefland, Florida.

Phil Buonpastore
December 3, 2014

A new Indian Chief Vintage at the Dakotah Vineyards in Chiefland, Florida. Enjoying a motorcycle ride through Florida is an exercise in skillful navigation. The highways around Orlando and Tampa, and from West Palm Beach to Miami are crowded and crazy with traffic, so the challenge for a rider is to... Read more »

The Kansas Motorcycle Museum

Cleveland 4 motorcycle

James R. Petersen
December 2, 2014

As brutal and naked as a set of brass knuckles, the Cleveland 4 was capable of hitting 108 mph—in 1929. Now, it cries tears of oil into tin pie plates. The prairie states are filled with automobile collections calling themselves museums and debris-filled barns devoted to ancient farm implements. There... Read more »

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering 2014

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering 2014

Clement Salvadori
November 12, 2014

Green grass, white tents, sunny weather, good food and several hundred cool bikes make for a great day. (Photos by Clement Salvadori) Somebody at the The Quail has a secure line to the weather gods. May 17th was a beautiful day in California’s Carmel Valley, as it has been for the previous five Gatherings.... Read more »

2014 Tiddler Run

2014 Tiddler Run

Frederick Tressler
November 11, 2014

Had this picture been taken 40 years ago the mix of bikes would have been similar. As with much of America, Honda was the dominant make in our town. (Photos by Frederick Tressler) It had been a long, brutal winter in Northwest Indiana, and while I’m not much for group rides, I’d been looking forward... Read more »

2014 International Norton Owners Association Rally

2014 International Norton Owners Association Rally

Margie Siegal
November 6, 2014

“Gimme an N!” Happy Campers assemble for the group photo, the traditional last event of the annual International Norton Owners Association Rally. (Photos by Margie Siegal and Barry Hathaway) Ka-chunk (pause) Ka-chunk Ka-chunk. I am sitting at the picnic table in a campsite under the pines, but the... Read more »

Connecting the Curvy Bits in Eastern Tennessee

Devil's Triangle Tennessee

Clement Salvadori
November 5, 2014

The Devil reminds us to pay strick attention when riding his Triangle; the late-winter bare trees gave excellent visibility. (Photos by Clement Salvadori and Scott Cochran) A sweeping 180-degree turn curved upward into the hills of Frozen Head State Park, and our guides, from the local Harley shop, were... Read more »

Learning to Ride the Alps With Edelweiss

Hotel Bemelmans Post

Jon Langston
October 6, 2014

The view from my room at Hotel Bemelmans Post of the Rosengarten massif in the Dolomites. Who could ask for more? (Photos by Jon Langston) Riding the Alps is the dream of many a rider, but the challenge of motorcycling Europe’s famous mountain range can sometimes prove to be overwhelming. Even those... Read more »

Salt Lake to Sin City: Five National Parks and a Highway Through the Sky

Arches National Park

Greg Stone
October 3, 2014

The Grand View Point at Canyonlands National Park opens to a breathtaking panorama of the White Rim Plateau and the maze of canyons carved by the Colorado and Green rivers. If you want to travel from Salt Lake City, Utah, to Las Vegas, Nevada, by the shortest possible route, the 425 miles of Interstate... Read more »

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Basic Learn-to-Ride Class

MSF RiderCourse

Bill Stermer
October 1, 2014

MSF RiderCourse How did you learn to ride a motorcycle? If you’re an old-timer like me, you likely learned to ride when a friend who had a bike took you through the “Here’s the brake, here’s the clutch” routine. Then you tottered out onto the street and, with luck, didn’t run into a light... Read more »

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