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Looping the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia

Kelowna, British Columbia

Peter Starr
April 8, 2011

by Peter Starr photography by the author and Thom Tyre Forty years ago I lived in Vancouver and was a successful rock-and-roll radio DJ. Fresh from England with the appropriately thick accent, I was on a first-name basis with many of the top English rock icons. I pretty much had it made, or at least... Read more »

U.S. and Canadian Rockies Motorcycle Tour

Beartooth Highway

Jim Petersen
April 8, 2011

story and photography by Jim Petersen [this article about a U.S. and Canadian Rockies motorcycle tour, “Road to Wisdom,” was originally published in the July 2008 issue of Rider] When Don Scott, my neighbor and riding buddy, mentioned he wanted to go on a long ride—nothing but blue highways,... Read more »

Last-Chance Adventure on the Trans-Labrador Highway

Where’s Labrador? It’s the farthest point north in Eastern Canada you can go on a motorcycle. The Trans-Labrador Highway (TLH) is one of the most remote roads in North America, the perfect place to leave it all behind.

Jeff McQueen
April 7, 2011

story and photography by Jeff McQueen Are you interested in an exciting dual-sport trip to a remote destination that isn’t 10,000 miles away? Do you like gravel roads, lots of saddle time and challenging riding? A ride on the Trans-Labrador Highway (TLH) will take you as far north as you can go on... Read more »

Canada to Argentina Motorcycle Tour

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

John Wellburn
March 23, 2011

story and photography by John Wellburn Dear Rider magazine, On November 22, 2003, I left my hometown of Williams Lake, British Columbia, with no more than a desire to get away from the winter cold and see and do as much as possible along the way. For six months I rode through the United States, down... Read more »

Moose Ride: Motorcycle Touring from Vermont to New Hampshire to Canada

A covered bridge in Stark, New Hamphire.

Dan Bisbee
February 4, 2009

story and photography by Dan Bisbee [Moose Ride: Motorcycle Touring from Vermont to Canada was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the March 2009 issue of Rider magazine] The moose is North America’s largest mammal, and an estimated 7,000 of them call New Hampshire home. They are magnificent... Read more »

Wolfe Island and other island pleasures: Motorcycle Travel in New York and Canada

Steve Side
April 17, 2008

Sunday is my favorite day of the week because Sunday is the day my wife and I get the Harley out, polish it up, and go for a leisurely cruise. Living where we do in the Thousand Islands region of Northern New York State, we are afforded ample opportunities to explore many wonderful places—most of which... Read more »

Sea Fever

Rider Magazine
February 8, 2005

The phone rings Friday morning. Hardly ever a good thing. Not this time. It’s friend Paul down there in Redding. He wants to show us Highway 36. I don’t need reasons to ride but I know Highway 36 ends up at Humboldt Bay, and I’d been dreaming of seagulls wheeling in the surf mist and cherrystone... Read more »

Motorcycle Travel in Vancouver, British Columbia and the Sunshine Coast

B.C. Ferries boasts some of the finest scenery public transportation has to offer.

Jerry Smith
November 16, 2004

I’ve lived in the Pacific Northwest long enough to know that if you call a place up here “the sunshine” anything, you’re asking for trouble. I had my doubts about British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, given how much it rains in the upper left corner of North America, but enough people told me... Read more »

The Nature of Nova Scotia, Canada

The Cabot Trail is one beautiful scenic drive. It’s also a circuit; do it twice.

Scott A. Williams
June 29, 2004

“Just go,” Sheila told me. It was my 40th birthday. “Ride, explore, think. Take a week, maybe more. Call once in a while and tell me where you are.” She didn’t have to tell me twice. (Sorry, she’s mine. Her sister’s married, too.) I’ve been “just going” since I was a kid, and Sheila... Read more »

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