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Reservoir Roads: Exploring New York’s Southern Highlands


Kenneth W. Dahse
January 4, 2013

When I go on an extended motorcycle tour, I like to ride back roads with plenty of twisties to challenge me, in an area with forests, mountains, lakes and rivers to stimulate the senses. That’s why riding the reservoir roads of New York’s southern highlands makes for a fantastic motorcycle tour.... Read more »

Catskills Escape: Curves and Coolness in New York’s Reservoir Valleys

The Catskill Mountain region of New York State is home to green mountains, blue water and great motorcycle riding.

Mike Koplen
November 7, 2012

Say “New York” and people think of Manhattan with its skyscrapers. But most of New York State is rural, with excellent motorcycle roads throughout. From my home in the lower Hudson Valley, I can ride 25 minutes south across the George Washington Bridge into the Big Apple, or head north and cruise... Read more »

Great Motorcycle Roads: West Virginia is for Riders


By Mario Caruso, Edited by Heather Reinhart
August 20, 2012

Click on the link below to download a PDF file of the Great Roads feature West Virginia is for Riders from the October 2012 issue of Rider magazine. GREAT ROADS (PDF Version) To see the original full version of the story from March 2008, follow this link:    

Riding U.S. 20 from Albany to Buffalo, N.Y.

When old U.S. Army tanks are retired, some go to ornament the grounds of American Legion posts, like this one in Waterville, New York.

Clement Salvadori
July 5, 2012

(This story was published in the July 2012 issue of Rider magazine.) Story and photos by Clement Salvadori My duties at Americade, up in Lake George, New York, were finished by noon—I could have been in Buffalo by nightfall, had I chosen to hustle along the Interstates. But that’s not much fun; might... Read more »

Pennsylvania Motorcycle Tour on a Kawasaki Versys


Lance Oliver
March 2, 2012

There is a perfectly serviceable bridge on Interstate 84 that carries me across the Delaware River from New York into Pennsylvania in seconds. I know. I’ve crossed it many times over the past 28 years. But not today. Today is the sort of morning that gives June its good reputation. At the beginning... Read more »

Virginia on a Tangent

Virginia by Motorcycle

Rider Contributor
December 2, 2011

story and photography by Alan Paulsen Mountain knobs and rushing water surround Hungry Mother State Park. [Virginia on a Tangent was originally published in the October 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Some states just don’t lend themselves to the type of perimeter runs I accomplished on previous tours... Read more »

Americade Day Trip to Lake George, New York

Crowd and balloons at Americade

Lance Oliver
November 14, 2011

I’m 25 miles north of Lake George, New York, taking a break alongside the shore of the lake of the same name, when four riding buddies pull in beside me. Nothing unusual about that. Except for the mix of motorcycles they’re riding: a brand-new, big-ticket Harley-Davidson cruiser, a 1980s-era 750cc... Read more »

Carving up Southeastern Ohio

Hune Bridge in Ohio

Scott A. Williams
November 8, 2011

The last Mail Pouch Barns were painted in 1992, but many of the ads are still in good shape. A classic American riddle asks, “Why is the state of Ohio different?” The traditional answer is, “Because it’s HI in the middle and round on both ends (o-HI-o).” But there is another, equally valid... Read more »

Riding the Backroads of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York

Near Smiley, Pennsylvania, on Route 92

Kenneth W. Dahse
October 14, 2011

story and photography by Kenneth W. Dahse [Riding the Backroads of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York was originally published in the July 2011 issue of Rider magazine] There’s nothing more adventurous and satisfying than hitting the road for a few days, especially if the route you choose offers... Read more »

Little Poland Vintage Bike Shop in a Vintage Brooklyn Neighborhood

Gnarly 1973 Triumph arrived at the Works Engineering shop after its “character” was enhanced by fuel-tank fire.

Paul Garson
May 5, 2011

story and photography by Paul Garson Carl Jung, the pioneering psychoanalyst, once wrote a small book titled Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle that describes a mystifying phenomenon in which you encounter a whole bunch of apparently random coincidences clumped together under one particular... Read more »

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