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Tennessee Civil War Motorcycle Ride from a Harley Saddle

Battle of Stones River in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Rider Contributor
December 17, 2008

[This Tennessee Civil War Motorcycle Ride was originally published in the December 2008 issue of American Rider] story and photography by Beau Allen Pacheco “Any understanding of this nation has to be based—and I mean really based—on an understanding of the Civil War. I believe that firmly. The... Read more »

Florida Motorcycle Rides: A Cross Creek Adventure

Rider-friendly Yearling Restaurant is located on the banks of Cross Creek.

Dorothy K. Fletcher
July 11, 2008

story and photos by Dorothy K. Fletcher [Florida Motorcycle Rides: A Cross Creek Adventure was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the November 2007 issue of Rider magazine] “We need above all, I think, a certain remoteness from urban confusion. And while this can be found in other places, Cross... Read more »

Florida Motorcycle Rides: Jacksonville and the Jackson Loop

The forest surrounding the winding road to the old fort in Fort Clinch State Park is so dense that it is almost like motorcycling through a tunnel.

Tom Rose
July 3, 2007

story by Tom Rose, photography by Diana Rose [Florida Motorcycle Rides: Jacksonville and the Jackson Loop was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the July 2007 issue of Rider magazine] Growing up in Jacksonville, Florida, in the ’50s provided a traditional middle America setting. Life centered... Read more »

South Carolina Motorcycle Rides: Touring Low Country Plantations

We stop to admire the view and all the boats anchored in Beaufort Bay.

David Owens
March 5, 2007

Story and photography by David Owens [South Carolina Motorcycle Rides: Touring Low Country was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the March 2007 issue of Rider magazine] As the sun rises over the South Carolina coast, we are eager to hit the road. Our ride will take us past historic Low Country... Read more »

A South Carolina Motorcycle Ride Reunion

PARDON-OUR-DUST9

Rider Contributor
January 5, 2007

Thirty years ago in 1976, while stationed in Charleston, South Carolina, I fell in with a group of friends who became an ensemble cast in my life. Their friendship made my Charleston years some of the best in memory. Since then, we’d often talked about a reunion, but it took 30 years before all would... Read more »

Alabama Motorcycle Roads: Little River Canyon National Preserve

Passing by Mushroom Rock.

Warren Renshaw
January 4, 2007

[Alabama Motorcycle Roads: Little River Canyon National Preserve was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the November 2006 issue of Rider magazine] Although I live in Sweet Home Alabama, my home state is not known for such sweet motorcycling roads, if a sweet road is defined as a curvy one. One... Read more »

Appalachian Autumn: Following the Colors in Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky

Russell Fork River Gorge from Breaks Interstate Park, Virginia-Kentucky border.

CHRISTOPHER A. SPENCE
January 3, 2005

West Virginia’s the goal, and my college buddy Tim from southern Indiana calls to suggest we meet for the ride. It’s a great reason to include Ohio and Kentucky in the trip. On a sunny October afternoon, I leave East Aurora, New York, on Big Tree Road west toward Interstate 90. As I near Lake Erie,... Read more »

Barbecue and Byways in the Carolina Mountains

Spring has sprung along U.S. 64 near Shooting Creek, North Carolina.

Scott A. Williams
June 16, 2004

Who in their right mind would trust a bony New Englander about Southern barbecue? Well, if you were right in your mind you’d be reading National Geographic, so it’s OK, you can trust me. I’ve traveled on motorcycles from Cape Breton to Georgia, so you might also trust me about roads to ride. With... Read more »

Motorcycle Travel Along the Blue Ridge Parkway

Near Blackhorse Gap, which once served as a stagecoach route across the mountain.

John David Bondurant
December 19, 2003

(This article The Blue Ridge Parkway: Commercial-free cruising was published in the December 2003 issue of Rider Magazine.) Overlooking the effects of acid rain atop Clingman’s Dome at the foot of the Blue Ridge Parkway, I watched the sun setting slowly over Tennessee in awe. Engulfed by seemingly... Read more »

Riding the Natchez Trace Parkway in Tennessee

At the north end of the Trace, on TN 100, is the Loveless Café, where travelers can fortify themselves for the trip.

Clement Salvadori
November 9, 2003

The road curves gently, the pavement is smooth, tall trees on both sides bring shadows to this two-lane byway. The grass along the sides has been trimmed in the not-too-distant past, and clutches of bright blue, red and white flowers dot the occasional field. Yellow black-eyed susans are very much in... Read more »

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