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Tri-state Motorcycle Tour: North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia

The area surrounding Snake Mountain is heavily wooded, and the camera is looking out over the Appalachian Mountains toward the Cherokee National Forest.

Clement Salvadori
April 8, 2011

story and photography by Clement Salvadori [this article about a tri-state motorcycle tour in North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, “Riding the Snake,” was originally published in the June 2008 issue of Rider] “Today we’re going to ride The Snake,” said Dave, over a cup of coffee. “We’re... Read more »

Northeast Grand Slam: New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine

Lake Mooselookmeguntic

Scott A. Williams
April 8, 2011

by Scott A. Williams photography by the author and Gregory R. North Lots of riders (your humble scribe included) have added GPS to their motorcycles. While I’m truly enjoying satellite navigation with turn-by-turn directions, hundreds of MP3 selections and thousands of points of interest, I did manage... Read more »

Onward to Madawaska, Maine

The Rangeley Lakes region of Northwestern Maine

Alan Paulsen
April 8, 2011

story and photography by Alan Paulsen The premise took hold in my mind after recently moving from San Diego to New York. Why not complete the journey from the extreme Southwest corner of the United States to the most Northeastern quadrant? On my map that looked to be Madawaska, Maine. All right, Rider... Read more »

Connecticut is a River

Motorcycle on the road in Connecticut

Bill Heald
April 8, 2011

story and photography by Bill Heald Find me a state and you’ll find a river named after it. This I believe with every fiber of my geographic knowledge, which I amazingly spotty. I also believe when a state does indeed share its name with a river, the river came first. This is my theory, and I’m sticking... Read more »

Some of the best of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania

Rider Contributor
April 7, 2011

story and photography by Kenneth W. Dahse When I think of a magnificent motorcycle trip it includes fantastic scenery, twisting roads, good restaurants, historic sights and a diversity of activities to experience. That’s why riding the borderlands of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania make a great... Read more »

A New Jersey Homecoming


Peter Capell
April 7, 2011

by Perri Capell photography by Perri Capell and Lynn Brown Many motorcyclists don’t have New Jersey on their hit parade of tours because of its reputation for, well, ugliness. Sure, I wouldn’t give you a plugged nickel for some of the views from the New Jersey Turnpike. But I spent almost 20 years... Read more »

U.S. 20 New York—400 years of history in 300 miles

This old tourist court, on the west side of Schoharie Creek, was probably built in the 1930s and abandoned after the New York Thruway opened up in the 1950s.

Clement Salvadori
April 6, 2011

story and photography by Clement Salvadori The curse of the touring motorcyclist is to be in a hurry. Too often we rush along, just to get to our destination, and miss all the really good things to see along the way. I fall victim to the rush-along syndrome at times. After doing my stint at Americade,... Read more »

Keystone State Byways: Exploring Pennsylvania’s Northern Tier

Near this church in the town of Rush is where the author found his first paved road of the afternoon.

Scott A. Williams
October 2, 2010

The topography appears to have been created for the benefit of motorcyclists. Mountains and rivers carve winding routes for sport riding. Rolling hills set the pace for laid-back cruising. Roads less traveled, some with asphalt and some without, serve up the wonder of exploring. It’s easy to steer... 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 »

Pennsylvania Motorcycle Touring from New Jersey to New Hope

Millers’ Yellow Iris Farm on Route 519 in Pennsylvania

Kenneth W. Dahse
January 15, 2010

Story and photography by Kenneth W. Dahse [Pennsylvania Motorcycle Touring from New Jersey to New Hope originally appeared in the March 2010 issue of Rider magazine] Riders who want to combine a great destination with fantastic roads need search no further than this ride from northern New Jersey to the... Read more »

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