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A Whirlwind Motorcycle Tour in Oregon

Crater Lake summer ride

Phil Buonpastore
July 8, 2014

The forested Wizard Island is an emerald green jewel in the sapphire blue Crater Lake. How far can you ride in three days? That was the question I asked myself while planning a loop tour from the city of Seattle into western Oregon. In early July, I had a three-day window and had been looking for the... Read more »

Rocketing Through the Cascades on Triumph’s Rocket III Touring

North Cascades Scenic Highway

Clement Salvadori
June 3, 2014

The average view when rolling along the North Cascades Scenic Highway is glorious—rides don’t get much better than this. (Photography by Clement Salvadori and Bob Reichenberg) One day I got a postcard from friends who were up on the North Cascades Scenic Highway (Washington Route 20), showing the... Read more »

Hunting Waterfalls in Oregon

Powerful and thunderous, 120-foot Sahalie Falls on the McKenzie River is easily reached from a marked parking lot off Highway 126.

Tom Culbertson
July 2, 2013

Oregon’s Cascade Mountains were created by volcanic fire and falling water. Today the fire is gone, but the volcanic formations and falling water remain, providing breathtaking natural scenery and motorcycling roads we all dream about riding. This tour crisscrosses Oregon’s central and southern Cascades... Read more »

Two-up on the Redwood Coast: Motorcycle Travel in California and Oregon

Road King and V-Strom, Oregon Coast.

Steve Mustoe
July 5, 2012

(This Favorite Ride was published in the July 2012 issue of Rider magazine.) We were twisting our way up Highway 1, tight curve after tight curve, stunning ocean views off to our right barely registering as I focused on the road ahead. The line of cars behind us grew more distant as we kept climbing.... Read more »

Relaxing Oregon Motorcycle Rides: Exploring Unity, Oregon

Cornering confidence in Unity, Oregon

Rider Contributor
September 15, 2011

[This Motorcycle Ride through Unity, Oregon was originally published in the August 2011 issue of Rider magazine] story and photography by Ben Getz My wife Mari shows off her recently acquired cornering confidence from the track day she took. Not bad for a grandmother of four! What distinction does this... Read more »

Oregon Coast Motorcycle Ride from Eugene to the Sea

Baker Beach and Oregon coast

Rider Contributor
August 11, 2011

[This Oregon Coast Motorcycle Ride from Eugene to the Sea Favorite Ride was originally published in the June 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Story and photography by Steve Mustoe Looking south from Highway 101 toward Florence. Baker Beach is in the foreground. Oregon is well known for its dramatic coastline,... Read more »

Great Motorcycle Roads through Athena, Oregon

Hammer toss at Athena's Caledonian Games

Rider Contributor
August 10, 2011

[This Great Motorcycle Roads through Athena, Oregon Favorite Ride was originally published in the February 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Story and photography by Ben Getz Straining under the hot July sun, competitors give the Hammer Toss their best efforts at Athena's Caledonian Games. “Athena,... Read more »

Great Basin Motorcycle Ride: Nevada, Oregon and California

The Warner Valley

Denis Rouse
April 8, 2011

Story by Denis Rouse; Photography by Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli [This Great Basin Motorcycle Ride was originally published in the May 2008 issue of Rider] Quick, you old experienced touring rider out there, arise and identify the largest physical feature of the American West. The Rocky Mountains you... Read more »

Oregon Motorcycle Rides: Hells Canyon and Beyond

Hells Canyon in Oregon

Sean Coker
June 2, 2010

story and photography by Sean Coker [Oregon Motorcycle Rides: Hells Canyon and Beyond was originally published in the July 2010 issue of Rider] We begin our Oregon motorcycle ride in the heart of Nez Perce territory, in Union, Oregon. Young Chief Joseph fought for justice only to fall short in his fight... Read more »

A Columbia River Gorge Motorcycle Ride

Queen of the West paddle-wheel tourist boat, Oregon

Clement Salvadori
March 17, 2009

[This Columbia River Gorge Motorcycle Ride was originally featured in the April 2009 issue of American Rider] This paddle-wheel tourist boat, Queen of the West, was commis- sioned in 1995 and has 71 comfortable cabins. I like Astoria, I really do. Softie and I are riding up Coxcomb Hill, the muted exhaust... Read more »

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