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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


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

Virginia by Motorcycle

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

Hune Bridge in Ohio

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 »

Rounders: The Goal is to Ride Year-Round

Mark Haldane’s KLR650 on Arctic Road with the Chugach Mountains in the background.

Cliff Yankovich
May 5, 2011

by Cliff Yankovich photography by the author, Mark Haldane, Gail Hatch and Steve Williams Are you the kind of rider who wants to get a little more time in the saddle? Does the thought of a “motorcycle season” stick in your craw and maybe even honk you off a little? Do you want to leave your bike... Read more »

Little Poland Vintage Bike Shop in a Vintage Brooklyn Neighborhood

Gnarly 1973 Triumph arrived at the Works Engineering shop after its “character” was enhanced by fuel-tank fire.

Paul Garson
May 5, 2011

story and photography by Paul Garson Carl Jung, the pioneering psychoanalyst, once wrote a small book titled Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle that describes a mystifying phenomenon in which you encounter a whole bunch of apparently random coincidences clumped together under one particular... Read more »

21st-Century Pony Express

Rain lets up briefly at the Vermont State House in Montpelier. Shown left to right are Dave Lee, Phil Chevalier and Greg North. (PHOTO BY PHIL CHEVALIER)

Scott A. Williams
February 2, 2010

Wanted: YOUNG, SKINNY, WIRY FELLOWS, not over eighteen. Must be expert riders, and willing to risk death daily. Orphans preferred. Wages $25 a week. Advertisement for Pony Express riders, 1860 On April 3, 1860, a fledgling fast delivery service—The Pony Express—opened for business. Its goal was to... Read more »

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