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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 »

West Virginia Motorcycle Touring

Motorcycling nirvana along Smokehole Road on North Fork Mountain where steep rock walls, thick forest and clear streams abound.

Mario Caruso
March 8, 2008

story and photography by Mario Caruso [This article about West Virginia motorcycle touring was originally published in the March 2008 issue of Rider] West Virginians love quoting New River Gorge Bridge statistics: the biggest steel span bridge in the Americas (used to be The World before the Chinese... Read more »

Iron Butterfly: Ardys Kellerman

Ardys Kellerman.

Andy Saunders
November 1, 2007

How tough is Ardys Kellerman, motorcycling great-grandma? An example: Labor Day 2006 in Florida, while racking up miles in the annual BMW MOA mileage contest, she was rear-ended, bumped off her R1150RT and slammed into the boat trailer in front. The bike was totaled, and she was bashed and cut. Most... Read more »

All-Bikes: The Motorcyle Museum of the Southwest

Adler poses with a 1970 Triumph Bonneville. He is most happy when visitors to All-Bikes Antiques Museum find their own path down memory lane.

Tom Giambra
May 1, 2002

The Wright Brothers started out small. In 1893 they opened a bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio, and we all know that they moved on to bigger and better things. I have to say the same about Ron Adler of Rye, Arizona. Back in 1970 he opened his own tiny bike shop in Tacoma, Washington. He called it The Bike... Read more »

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