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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.

A Glacier-Packed British Columbia Motorcycle Ride from California

Wind River Highway in British Columbia

Rider Contributor
August 10, 2011

[This British Columbia, Canada, Motorcycle Ride was originally published in the January 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Story and photography by Beverly Kennell Wind River Highway is a relaxing, peaceful mountain road. Mount St. Helens is in the background. We started our adventure on a bright and clear... Read more »

Wisconsin Motorcycle Rides: Touring the Lower Wisconsin Riverway

State Highway 60 Wisconsin Riverway

Rider Contributor
July 19, 2011

story and photography by Gary Ilminen [This Favorite Ride was originally published in the December 2010 issue of Rider magazine] State Highway 60 is the centerline of the lower Wisconsin Riverway tour, clinging to the north bank of the meandering river. From Sauk City to Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin,... Read more »

A Three-State Motorcycle Ride Through Montana, Idaho and Washington

American Flyers Motorcycle Club

Rider Contributor
July 19, 2011

by Steve Larsen, photography by Bob Meador [This Motorcycle Ride Through Montana, Idaho and Washington was originally published in the November 2010 issue of Rider magazine] BMWs dominated this run, but there were also two Suzuki V-Stroms and an H-D Ultra Classic. The ride begins with members of the... Read more »

Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway Motorcycle Ride

A newly erected sign for the Scenic Byway.

Rider Contributor
July 19, 2011

Story and photography by Tom Rose [This Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway Motorcycle Ride was originally published in the October 2010 issue of Rider] A newly erected sign for the Scenic Byway.   High on the mountain tell me what you see Bear tracks bear tracks lookin’ back at... Read more »

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 »

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