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Riding Zero Avenue in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland

The endless straight ribbon of asphalt undulates along the 49th parallel north.

Trevor Marc Hughes
July 10, 2015

I was riding my Kawasaki KLR650 on a cool, sunny March day. Mount Baker, in northern Washington State, was continuing to be elusive. The inactive volcano in all its snowcapped glory presented a great photo opportunity, but just when I cleared another high ridge, the tree line would appear on the right,... Read more »

Touring Southern British Columbia on a Honda CBR1100XX

Duffey Lake Road

Scott A. Williams
July 11, 2014

Time for a break along the Haro Strait. The airport security agent lingered on my helmet bag. “I’m just trying to decide whether to hassle you,” she said without smiling. “You rode here on a motorcycle?” “No, ma’am, but I’ll need gear at my destination.” “You’re flying somewhere... Read more »

The Kingdom of Saguenay

The Laviolette Bridge

Ken Aiken
September 5, 2013

It was the French El Dorado. Iroquois legend spoke of blond men rich with gold and furs who lived north of the Saint Lawrence River. Whether it was based on early Norse settlers who arrived in Newfoundland centuries before, or a fabrication created to appease early French explorers is unknown, but in... Read more »

Motorcycle Travel in Hope, Whistler and the Sea to Sky Highway

A look into the canyon of the Fraser River, which is the longest river in British Columbia, Canada.

Ken Bingenheimer
August 8, 2012

It was noon when my wife, Judy, and I left the rental shop in Vancouver where we had picked up the 2011 Harley-Davidson we would be riding the next few days. The GPS on the Electra Glide Ultra Limited had been set to guide us out of town to Hope along British Columbia 7. From there we planned to double... Read more »

Border Run: Montorcycle Travel in Washington and Canada

Gigantic grain elevators dwarf the Washington town of Edwall, which still serves as a major railway transfer point for wheat.

Ben Getz
June 26, 2012

(The article Border Run was printed in the August 2012 issue of Rider.) Story and photos by Ben Getz Good things come in threes, they say…or is that disasters? Well, maybe it’s not that important, since both descriptions have been applied to my friends and me. One hot August weekend my disparate... Read more »

Great Motorcycle Riding and Camaraderie in Québec, Canada

Blue-roofed barns in the Beauce region complement a break in the clouds.

Scott A. Williams
June 1, 2012

(This article was published in the June 2012 issue of Rider Magazine.) Story and photos by Scott A. Williams Heading north from the U.S. into the Canadian province of Québec requires crossing an international border. It also involves crossing a cultural border. Experiencing some of that culture firsthand... Read more »

Motorcycle Ride with Ride Ottawa Canada

Spectacular lookout view over Barron Canyon in Algonquin Park.

Debbie Macdonald
May 16, 2012

Eight of us were invited to Canada by the Ottawa Valley Tourism Association, Go Ride Ottawa and Trillium Motorcycle Tours to explore the promise of their spectacular province’s slogan, “Yours to Discover,” by traveling the Ottawa Valley and Algonquin Provincial Park. So, after a long day of individual... Read more »

A Tale of Two Lakes: Riding the Circle Tour

Green Bay’s Lambeau Field, already one of the country’s great sporting arenas, is being expanded to add 6,600 seats. The Packers are the only community-owned franchise in the NFL.

Stacy V. Bearse
May 1, 2012

I’m a careful planner, but the key to this journey was decided by the flip of a coin. Heads, clockwise, tails, counterclockwise. It was tails, so my journey would take me up the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, across the top of Lake Superior, and back home along Lake Michigan’s western shore. My... Read more »

The Canadian Maritimes

Small towns dot Canada’s coastline. Since not all offer services, it’s best to heed the two-wheeled traveler’s adage: “Never pass gas.”

Rider Contributor
October 17, 2011

story and photography by Geoffrey Kula [The Canadian Maritimes was originally published in the July 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Small towns dot Canada’s coastline. Since not all offer services, it’s best to heed the two-wheeled traveler’s adage: “Never pass gas.” Most motorcyclists contemplating... Read more »

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 »

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