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A Three-State Motorcycle Ride Through Montana, Idaho and Washington

American Flyers Motorcycle Club

Rider Contributor
July 19, 2011

by Steve Larsen, photography by Bob Meador [This Motorcycle Ride Through Montana, Idaho and Washington was originally published in the November 2010 issue of Rider magazine] BMWs dominated this run, but there were also two Suzuki V-Stroms and an H-D Ultra Classic. The ride begins with members of the... Read more »

Motorcycle Touring North Idaho and Montana

Moyie River Canyon Bridge

Perri Capell
April 8, 2011

by Perri Capell; photography by the author and Lynn Brown The Boulevard poses at Lake Pend Oreille on a cloudless summer day. [this article about motorcycle touring North Idaho and Montana was originally published in the December 2008 issue of Rider] We probably shouldn’t have lingered so long over... Read more »

Northwest Passage

Rider Contributor
April 7, 2011

story and photography by Dale Coyner Somehow my buddy Dave got the idea he’d like to return to riding after a 20-year hiatus. I may have had a little to do with it. OK, maybe more than a little. Come Monday, I’m always yakking about some great weekend ride I took, or going on about some great barbecue... Read more »

Idaho: The Harley rider's Gem State

Rider Magazine
February 14, 2008

Idaho’s nickname, the Gem State, is just about perfect. Our five-day tour of Idaho was just about perfect, too. We happened to pick a week in July that was unseasonably hot, with temperatures sometimes over 100, not a drop of rain anywhere, and 1,000 miles of gorgeous roads ahead of us. Although I... Read more »

Idaho Crossing: Riding with the Ghosts of Lewis and Clark

Stopping to take in the view.

Perri Capell
June 1, 2005

Slogging on foot for days through deep snow on unmarked mountain trails with little to eat isn’t anyone’s idea of fun, but that’s how Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery crossed Idaho 200 years ago. We did it a much better way—in summer by motorcycle—yet still gained a deep appreciation... Read more »

Riding the Alps of Idaho

Snow remained on the Sawtooths, even in July, and the Payette River flowed turquoise from the snowmelt.

Perri Capell
March 18, 2004

My buddies had deserted me to go for a ride in the European Alps, so I decided to visit “America’s Alps” on a trip through the heart of Idaho. Riding alone through the Gem state’s solar plexus for three days and 750 miles, I would set my own pace, stopping when I wanted, answering to no one. I... Read more »