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Following Hemingway: Motorcycle Adventure on Michigan’s Lower Peninsula

Lake Charlevoix

William M. Murphy
July 9, 2014

Walking along the channel connecting Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan is a relaxing way to watch boats and view the Great Lake. Iconic author Ernest Hemingway followed his own path in a distinctively adventurous manner. I’ve compared his approach to life to that of motorcyclists, pursuing adventure... Read more »

Pigeon River Country: Sport Touring in Michigan

KB Valley Michigan

Kari Chamberlain
November 6, 2013

Michigan riders looking for sporting back roads with minimal traffic and serious curves in the northern portion of the Lower Peninsula need only follow the elk herd. The state of Michigan introduced seven elk to the Wolverine area in 1918, and now a free-ranging herd numbering nearly 1,000 animals roams... Read more »

Touring the Forgotten Iron Range in Wisconsin and Michigan

The view north from atop Mt. Zion takes in the rugged country that stretches toward Lake Superior.

Gary Ilminen
September 6, 2012

Late in the 19th century, in Wisconsin’s far north and on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, above ground thousands of men hacked out a living logging the state’s vast hardwood forests. At the same time, thousands of feet below the surface, hard rock miners blasted and hammered out millions of tons of... Read more »

A Tale of Two Lakes: Riding the Circle Tour

Green Bay’s Lambeau Field, already one of the country’s great sporting arenas, is being expanded to add 6,600 seats. The Packers are the only community-owned franchise in the NFL.

Stacy V. Bearse
May 1, 2012

I’m a careful planner, but the key to this journey was decided by the flip of a coin. Heads, clockwise, tails, counterclockwise. It was tails, so my journey would take me up the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, across the top of Lake Superior, and back home along Lake Michigan’s western shore. My... Read more »

Michigan Motorcycle Rides: Mackinac & Lake Michigan

A beach on Lake Michigan

Cliff Yankovich
September 7, 2010

story and photography by Cliff Yankovich [Michigan Motorcycle Rides: Mackinac & Lake Michigan originally appeared in the September 2010 issue of Rider] My wife and I needed a short break from our day-to-day life operating a retail store. Julie had the bright idea of staying for a couple of days at... Read more »

Michigan Motorcycle Touring: “Tunnel of Trees” Road

Mile after mile of Michigan’s fall colors in Mackinac County.

Dan Soults
December 4, 2008

story and photography by Dan Soults [Michigan Motorcycle Touring: “Tunnel of Trees” Road was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the January 2009 issue of Rider magazine] Our favorite Michigan ride is even more fun during Indian summer because of the gorgeous fall colors. We stop at ethnic... Read more »

Michigan Motorcycle Rides: The Upper Peninsula

The Gold Wing nestled between Sunflower fields.

Teresa Lasher
February 13, 2008

by Teresa Lasher, photography by Steve Lasher [Michigan Motorcycle Rides: The Upper Peninsula was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the February 2008 issue of Rider magazine] For those of you who always pilot a motorcycle, you may think you know all there is to know about motorcycle riding.... Read more »

Riding on Water in the Michigan U.P.

The Lake Superior shoreline at Porcupine Mountains State Park.

Kevin Ahlstrom
August 18, 2003

(This article Bridge and Ferry: Riding on Water in the Michigan U.P. was published in the August 2003 issue of Rider magazine.) I felt the presence of Lake Superior long before I could see it. With the morning sun just moments from revealing itself on the horizon ahead, each exhale of my breath produced... Read more »