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The Real South Carolina—Once Around The Palmetto State

Sunflowers Savannah River National Scenic Highway

Alan Paulsen
January 31, 2014

Landscape along the Savannah River National Scenic Highway. (Photos by Alan Paulsen) Frankly, I don’t understand why a rally was ever held in Myrtle Beach. The resort town is a congested strand with residents and police who dislike us motorcyclists, perhaps not without just cause. Even the helpful... Read more »

St. Augustine SaddleSore

Taking a break by the palmetto trees on Interstate 95 in South Carolina.

Gary Dean Joyce
December 5, 2012

My favorite rides are usually on the Blue Ridge Parkway by way of the connecting back roads that bring multitudes of motorcycle riders to the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina and Virginia. My home in Mayodan, North Carolina, is just 50 miles from the arterial ribbon of asphalt up on the Blue Ridge,... Read more »

South Carolina Motorcycle Rides: Touring Low Country Plantations

We stop to admire the view and all the boats anchored in Beaufort Bay.

David Owens
March 5, 2007

Story and photography by David Owens [South Carolina Motorcycle Rides: Touring Low Country was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the March 2007 issue of Rider magazine] As the sun rises over the South Carolina coast, we are eager to hit the road. Our ride will take us past historic Low Country... Read more »

A South Carolina Motorcycle Ride Reunion


Rider Contributor
January 5, 2007

Thirty years ago in 1976, while stationed in Charleston, South Carolina, I fell in with a group of friends who became an ensemble cast in my life. Their friendship made my Charleston years some of the best in memory. Since then, we’d often talked about a reunion, but it took 30 years before all would... Read more »