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Woodland to Prairie: North Dakota

A field of canola flowers, from whence comes canola oil, useful in cooking.

Clement Salvadori
April 6, 2011

story and photography by Clement Salvadori Which way to the Pembina Gorge?” I asked the only person I saw on the sidewalk. “Go back to the highway,” he said, “take a left, and keep right at the moose.” “Keep right at the moose?” I asked quizzically. “Don’t worry, you’ll understand,”... Read more »

Connecting the Dakotas: The Long Way Around North and South

Sunrise over the Missouri River on a misty morning at Fort Randall, South Dakota.

Alan Paulsen
August 1, 2009

As a motorcyclist who enjoys vacant, isolated roads, I stared longingly at the Dakotas on my National Geographic wall map while planning my next excursion. A childhood friend of my wife had recently moved to Sioux Falls with her family. The brother of a buddy who was a groomsman at my wedding 25 years... Read more »

Ride North Dakota! Open Spaces Open the Mind

Colorful fields in North Dakota.

Rick Cowine
October 9, 2003

The phrase “Ride North Dakota” doesn’t usually bring a motorcyclist’s blood to a boil. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t any good roads in North Dakota—after all, anywhere we ride on our favorite mode of transport is a good road. Some are just better than others. North Dakota has some... Read more »