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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 »

Connecting the Dakotas: The Long Way Around North and South

Sunrise over the Missouri River on a misty morning at Fort Randall, South Dakota.

Alan Paulsen
August 1, 2009

As a motorcyclist who enjoys vacant, isolated roads, I stared longingly at the Dakotas on my National Geographic wall map while planning my next excursion. A childhood friend of my wife had recently moved to Sioux Falls with her family. The brother of a buddy who was a groomsman at my wedding 25 years... Read more »

Montana Motorcycle Rides: Touring Big Sky Country

PARDON-OUR-DUST

Rider Contributor
February 11, 2009

Story by Roger Hotelling [Montana Motorcycle Rides: Touring Big Sky Country was originally published in American Rider magazine] Our Montana ride began with two thunderstorms. Not good omens. We were finally on dry pavement, our rainsuits repacked and the Ultra’s cruise control set on 75. Sue and I... Read more »

Indiana Motorcycle Touring: Hoosier National Forest

The ominous and renowned Story Inn in Story, Indiana.

Mitchell Steckler
October 10, 2008

story and photography by Mitchell Steckler [Indiana Motorcycle Touring: Hoosier National Forest was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the November 2008 issue of Rider magazine] I awoke to a beautiful summer morning, a motorcyclist’s dream: blue sky, 82 degrees and a weekend of freedom. Many... Read more »

Missouri Motorcycle Rides: From St. Louis to Frankenstein

Riding the winding roads of Frankenstein, Mo.

Jim Auckley
July 11, 2008

story by Jim Auckley, photography by Chris Auckley [Missouri Motorcycle Rides: From St. Louis to Frankenstein was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the May 2008 issue of Rider magazine] A view of downtown Hermann, Missouri, from the courthouse hill. The town was the center of German settlement... Read more »

Iowa Motorcycle Rides: Discovering America’s Heartland

Delhi, IA

Susan Benton
May 1, 2008

story and photography by Susan Benton [Iowa Motorcycle Rides: Discovering America’s Heartland was first published as a Favorite Ride in the March 2008 issue of Rider magazine] Although Iowa probably isn’t on your short list of places to ride, it has a prairie beauty all its own. If you really want... Read more »

Montana Motorcycle Rides: Exploring the Northwestern Corner

Riding the twists and turns of the mountain roads in the challenging Montana Rockies.

Beverly Kennell
September 18, 2007

[Montana Motorcycle Rides: Exploring the Northwestern Corner was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the August 2007 issue of Rider magazine] Our 100th Anniversary Harley Electra Glide Ultra Classic was heavily packed and ready for three weeks of road travel, rain or shine. For the past nine years... Read more »

Wisconsin’s Best Motorcycle Roads: The Rustic Roads Motorcycle Tour

Apple River Park along Rustic Road 28 in Amery, Wisconsin.

M. Cooper Larson
February 5, 2007

Story and photography by M. Cooper Larson [Wisconsin's Best Motorcycle Roads: The Rustic Roads Motorcycle Tour was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the March 2007 issue of Rider magazine] Most of us don’t need a reason to go riding-especially when the riding involves some of the most... Read more »

Day-Tripping on the Lincoln Highway in Iowa

Corn and soybeans flank the L.H. as it winds through the Iowa River Valley.

CRAIG RUEGSEGGER
October 1, 2005

Early in the last century, one highway paved the way—literally and figuratively—for the roads we enjoy today. More patchwork quilt than a continuous ribbon, it was stitched together from existing roads to create a route from Times Square in New York City to Lincoln Park in San Francisco. Although... Read more »

Riding the Heart and Soul of Montana

The RT, the white-capped Mission Mountains and the sparkling Flathead River: No wonder this place is named Paradise.

SHERRY JONES
August 1, 2005

A whole lot of nothing. That’s what we expected to see on our journey across eastern Montana—flat and drear, sagebrush and maybe the occasional bovine chewing its cud with a bored expression. After all, we’d heard predictions to that effect nearly every time we told anyone we were riding the Central... Read more »

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