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The Blue Ridge Parkway from the Backseat

Mabry Mill, built in 1910, is a working mill and the most photographed sight along the way.

Susan Benton
February 4, 2013

Plenty of riders have sung the praises of the Blue Ridge Parkway. But I’m here to give you the straight story from the passenger’s point of view. You remember us; we’re the ones in the turbulence, with no handlebars to hang onto and no clear view of the road ahead. Ours is a different experience... Read more »

Great Motorcycle Roads: West Virginia is for Riders


By Mario Caruso, Edited by Heather Reinhart
August 20, 2012

Click on the link below to download a PDF file of the Great Roads feature West Virginia is for Riders from the October 2012 issue of Rider magazine. GREAT ROADS (PDF Version) To see the original full version of the story from March 2008, follow this link:    

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 »

Tri-state Motorcycle Tour: North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia

The area surrounding Snake Mountain is heavily wooded, and the camera is looking out over the Appalachian Mountains toward the Cherokee National Forest.

Clement Salvadori
April 8, 2011

story and photography by Clement Salvadori [this article about a tri-state motorcycle tour in North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, “Riding the Snake,” was originally published in the June 2008 issue of Rider] “Today we’re going to ride The Snake,” said Dave, over a cup of coffee. “We’re... Read more »

Virginia Motorcycle Rides: A Civil War Ride

Parked at the entrance to the Confederate Cemetery at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia.

Bob Jacobs
August 18, 2009

story and photography by Bob Jacobs [Virginia Motorcycle Rides: A Civil War Ride was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the October 2009 issue of Rider magazine] Medications always come with risks as well as benefits. The Doc says, “Take one of these every day. Let me know if you experience... Read more »

Motorcycle Travel Along the Blue Ridge Parkway

Near Blackhorse Gap, which once served as a stagecoach route across the mountain.

John David Bondurant
December 19, 2003

(This article The Blue Ridge Parkway: Commercial-free cruising was published in the December 2003 issue of Rider Magazine.) Overlooking the effects of acid rain atop Clingman’s Dome at the foot of the Blue Ridge Parkway, I watched the sun setting slowly over Tennessee in awe. Engulfed by seemingly... Read more »