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Favorite Rides: Motorcycle Rides from Rider Readers
Favorite Rides are YOUR favorite motorcycle rides. Published monthly in Rider magazine, each ride is from a different contributor. To submit your Favorite Ride for consideration, check out the Rider Magazine Editorial Guidelines.

Americade Day Trip to Lake George, New York

Crowd and balloons at Americade

Lance Oliver
November 14, 2011

I’m 25 miles north of Lake George, New York, taking a break alongside the shore of the lake of the same name, when four riding buddies pull in beside me. Nothing unusual about that. Except for the mix of motorcycles they’re riding: a brand-new, big-ticket Harley-Davidson cruiser, a 1980s-era 750cc... Read more »

From Hollywood to Malibu Through a Star-Studded Landscape

BMW overlooking skyline of Los Angeles

Rider Contributor
October 14, 2011

story and photography by Steven W. Ross [This Favorite Ride: From Hollywood to Malibu Through a Star-Studded Landscape was originally published in the September 2011 issue of Rider magazine] My Beemer overlooking the skyline of Los Angeles. In 1980 British artist David Hockney produced the painting “Mulholland... Read more »

Relaxing Oregon Motorcycle Rides: Exploring Unity, Oregon

Cornering confidence in Unity, Oregon

Rider Contributor
September 15, 2011

[This Motorcycle Ride through Unity, Oregon was originally published in the August 2011 issue of Rider magazine] story and photography by Ben Getz My wife Mari shows off her recently acquired cornering confidence from the track day she took. Not bad for a grandmother of four! What distinction does this... Read more »

A Western Montana Motorcycle Ride to Wisdom, Opportunity and Treasure

Big Hole Battlefield, Montana

Kathleen Kemsley
August 12, 2011

[This Western Montana Motorcycle Ride was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the July 2011 issue of Rider] story and photography by Kathleen Kemsley Three wishes I made, three places I sought on a warm and breezy summer day in western Montana. Riding south through the Bitterroot Valley, my red... Read more »

Riding the Best of Arkansas in this Peak-to-Peak Motorcycle Run

Antique Bike Run in Arkansas

Rider Contributor
August 11, 2011

[This Peak-to-Peak Alaskan Motorcycle Ride was originally published in the July 2011 issue of Rider magazine] story and photography by David Bell This group from the Antique Bike Run takes on the tight curves and 2,300-foot elevation change of AR 309 below Magazine. Living in one of the nation’s top... Read more »

Oregon Coast Motorcycle Ride from Eugene to the Sea

Baker Beach and Oregon coast

Rider Contributor
August 11, 2011

[This Oregon Coast Motorcycle Ride from Eugene to the Sea Favorite Ride was originally published in the June 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Story and photography by Steve Mustoe Looking south from Highway 101 toward Florence. Baker Beach is in the foreground. Oregon is well known for its dramatic coastline,... Read more »

A Southwest Florida Motorcycle Ride to Solomon’s Castle

Even the typical southwest Florida inland crowd gets the red.

Rider Contributor
August 11, 2011

[This Southwest Florida Motorcycle Ride to Solomon’s Castle was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the May 2011 issue of Rider magazine] By Csongor Daniel; photography by Sondra Allison and Csongor Daniel Even the typical southwest Florida inland crowd gets the red. U.S. 129 between North Carolina... Read more »

Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally and The Sky’s the Limit Rally Ride

Riders parading down Main Street in Panguitch, Utah

Rider Contributor
August 11, 2011

[This Panguitch Valley Balloon Rally and The Sky’s the Limit Rally Favorite Ride was originally published in the April 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Story and photography by Beverly Kennell The whole town of Panguitch came out to watch the bikers parading down Main Street. What do bikes and balloons... Read more »

Great Sierra Madre Motorcycle Roads in the Real Central Mexico

Tops of Sierra Madre Occidental

Rider Contributor
August 10, 2011

[This Great Sierra Madre Motorcycle Roads in the Real Central Mexico Favorite Ride was originally published in the March 2011 issue of Rider magazine] By Dr. Jerry Smith; Photography by Lynn Gilbank and Steve Milligan Ray, the trip leader, looks south to the Pacific Ocean across the tops of the Sierra... Read more »

Great Motorcycle Roads through Athena, Oregon

Hammer toss at Athena's Caledonian Games

Rider Contributor
August 10, 2011

[This Great Motorcycle Roads through Athena, Oregon Favorite Ride was originally published in the February 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Story and photography by Ben Getz Straining under the hot July sun, competitors give the Hammer Toss their best efforts at Athena's Caledonian Games. “Athena,... Read more »

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