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Motorcycle Travel in the Appalachians

Typical vistas along the Virginia/Kentucky border.

Dale Coyner
March 8, 2013

“I think I’m lost.” Twenty miles had passed since departing the only hotel in Cumberland, Kentucky, that had a sign hanging in a broken window that read, “Closed.” That’s when the thought came to mind that I might be in trouble. I’d been traveling lonely State Route 522 for a while now,... Read more »

Moto-Journalism Loses a Legend

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Rider Magazine
January 23, 2013

The motorcycle world recently lost Kevin Ash, one of the most well-liked, respected and professional motorcycle journalists in the UK. In addition to contributing to Rider since 1997, Ash wrote each week for the UK’s biggest circulation broadsheet newspaper The Daily Telegraph in its Saturday Motoring... Read more »

Rider Magazine’s Top 10 Motorcycle Stories of 2012

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Rider Magazine Staff
January 2, 2013

We’re taking a look back at 2012 by reviewing our ridermagazine.com page views. Naturally, our homepage (ridermagazine.com) drew the most page views in 2012. It was also popular for users of our website to seek out information on motorcycle helmets (ridermagazine.com/browse-by-type/helmets) and... Read more »

Motorcycle Man Overcomes Huge Loss in Colorado’s High Park Fire

Jim Key took a moment to mourn the loss of his 1971 BMW R75/5.

Heather Reinhart
August 13, 2012

Motorcycling is everything to Jim Key. He got his first motorcycle at the age of 10 and has gone on to make a living doing what he loves. He owns and runs a videography business filming motorcycle trips and races, and has been all over the world on a bike. Jim met his wife, Jeannie, at a motorcycle rally... Read more »

Alaska Roadhouse Run: The Valdez to Fairbanks Trail

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Dennis Bible
July 6, 2012

(This story was published in the July 2012 issue of Rider magazine.) Story and photos by Dennis Bible When gold was discovered in the 1890s in the Klondike and later in Fairbanks, one of the fastest ways for prospectors to get to the gold fields was a steamship ride from San Francisco or Seattle to Valdez,... Read more »

Riding U.S. 20 from Albany to Buffalo, N.Y.

When old U.S. Army tanks are retired, some go to ornament the grounds of American Legion posts, like this one in Waterville, New York.

Clement Salvadori
July 5, 2012

(This story was published in the July 2012 issue of Rider magazine.) Story and photos by Clement Salvadori My duties at Americade, up in Lake George, New York, were finished by noon—I could have been in Buffalo by nightfall, had I chosen to hustle along the Interstates. But that’s not much fun; might... Read more »

Border Run: Montorcycle Travel in Washington and Canada

Gigantic grain elevators dwarf the Washington town of Edwall, which still serves as a major railway transfer point for wheat.

Ben Getz
June 26, 2012

(The article Border Run was printed in the August 2012 issue of Rider.) Story and photos by Ben Getz Good things come in threes, they say…or is that disasters? Well, maybe it’s not that important, since both descriptions have been applied to my friends and me. One hot August weekend my disparate... Read more »

The Haul Road: A Motorcycle Tour of Alaska’s Dalton Highway

Vegetation is sparse on the North Slope of the Brooks Range. A plant no taller than knee-high is probably decades old.

Frederick Tressler
April 4, 2012

My first ride to Alaska in 2008 was a 15-day, 7,600-mile affair and the fulfillment of a long delayed dream. Yet I still had the nagging feeling of unfinished business. In many ways it merely stoked my appetite for northern travel. This time getting to Alaska involved a 21-day, 8,400-mile round trip... Read more »

Virginia on a Tangent

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Rider Contributor
December 2, 2011

story and photography by Alan Paulsen Mountain knobs and rushing water surround Hungry Mother State Park. [Virginia on a Tangent was originally published in the October 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Some states just don’t lend themselves to the type of perimeter runs I accomplished on previous tours... Read more »

Carving up Southeastern Ohio

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Rider Contributor
November 8, 2011

story and photography by Scott A. Williams [Carving up Southeastern Ohio was originally published in the November 2011 issue of Rider magazine] The last Mail Pouch Barns were painted in 1992, but many of the ads are still in good shape. A classic American riddle asks, “Why is the state of Ohio different?”... Read more »

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