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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.

Michigan Motorcycle Rides: Mackinac & Lake Michigan

A beach on Lake Michigan

Cliff Yankovich
September 7, 2010

story and photography by Cliff Yankovich [Michigan Motorcycle Rides: Mackinac & Lake Michigan originally appeared in the September 2010 issue of Rider] My wife and I needed a short break from our day-to-day life operating a retail store. Julie had the bright idea of staying for a couple of days at... Read more »

Great Motorcycle Roads: Iowa Byways

Motorcycle just beyond Breitbach in Iowa

Susan Benton
August 24, 2010

story and photography by Susan Benton [Great Motorcycle Roads: Iowa Byways originally appeared in the August 2010 issue of Rider magazine] A perfect day trip or weekend destination for riders from Chicago, Minneapolis, Madison and Des Moines is Dubuque, Iowa. The city is located on the Mississippi River,... Read more »

Motorcycle Travel: Alaska’s Denali Park at Twilight

Stony Point Overlook is a popular place to stop for photos.

ED MCCLURE
June 9, 2010

(This “Favorite Ride” was first published in the June 2012 issue of Rider Magazine.) It was already noon, yet I still had 10 hours of daylight left to ride 180 miles on one of the most famous roads in the world. An earlier start would have been better, but my wife and I were swamped with... Read more »

Oregon Motorcycle Rides: Hells Canyon and Beyond

Hells Canyon in Oregon

Sean Coker
June 2, 2010

story and photography by Sean Coker [Oregon Motorcycle Rides: Hells Canyon and Beyond was originally published in the July 2010 issue of Rider] We begin our Oregon motorcycle ride in the heart of Nez Perce territory, in Union, Oregon. Young Chief Joseph fought for justice only to fall short in his fight... Read more »

Alaska Motorcycle Rides: Denali National Park & Preserve

Stony Point Overlook in Alaska

Rider Contributor
May 5, 2010

story and photography by Ed McClure [Alaska Motorcycle Rides: Denali National Park & Preserve was originally published in the June 2010 issue of Rider magazine] It was already noon, yet I still had 10 hours of daylight left to ride 180 miles on one of the most famous roads in the world. An earlier... Read more »

Maine Motorcycle Rides: The Rangeley Lakes Region

Concours motorcycle at Height of Land Overlook on ME 17

Mike Benham
March 30, 2010

story and photography by Mike Benham [Maine Motorcycle Rides:The Rangeley Lakes Region was originally published in the May 2010 issue of Rider] Within five miles of each other are two scenic overlook areas on Maine’s spectacular Route 17, a State and National Scenic Byway to the Rangeley Lakes region.... Read more »

Hawaii Motorcycle Rides: Exploring The Big Island

Hawaii Motorcycle Rides: The Big Island

Rider Contributor
March 1, 2010

Story and photography by Joe Nelson [Hawaii Motorcycle Rides: Exploring The Big Island was originally featured in the April 2010 issue of Rider magazine] The rugged northern coast, near popular Pololu Valley, at the terminus of Route 270. Arriving on the Big Island of Hawaii, I carried some typical expectations—great... Read more »

Pennsylvania Motorcycle Touring from New Jersey to New Hope

Millers’ Yellow Iris Farm on Route 519 in Pennsylvania

Kenneth W. Dahse
January 15, 2010

Story and photography by Kenneth W. Dahse [Pennsylvania Motorcycle Touring from New Jersey to New Hope originally appeared in the March 2010 issue of Rider magazine] Riders who want to combine a great destination with fantastic roads need search no further than this ride from northern New Jersey to the... Read more »

A Winter Motorcycle Ride in Connecticut

Moto Guzzi near Southbury Training School in Southbury, Connecticut.

ADAM ZUCKERMAN
December 18, 2009

Story and Photography by Adam Zuckerman [A Winter Motorcycle Ride in Connecticut originally appeared in the February 2010 issue of Rider magazine] Sometimes the best Connecticut motorcycle ride in the world is the one that you can actually take. Even if it is only an hour or two on familiar roads near... Read more »

A Motorcycle Ride through Old Arizona

Harley-Davidson in Tombstone, Arizona

Scott Webster
December 4, 2009

Story and Photography by Scott Webster [A Motorcycle Ride through Old Arizona first appeared in the January 2010 issue of Rider magazine] At a party long ago, King Herod offered the fetching young Salome up to half of his kingdom as a reward for her fancy dancing. Clearly, he’d had a few drinks. Lately,... Read more »

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