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Motorcycle Riding in Wisconsin’s Door County

Wisconsin’s autumn is a Technicolor treat in hi-def.

Paul Garson
June 5, 2015

The first slice of this three-day tour began in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where five intrepid motojournalists landed on a Thursday afternoon at the city’s General Mitchell International Airport. We’d be cruisin’ through the Land of WI, a state known for the Green Bay Packers, as the corporate home... Read more »

Meandering Through the Midwest

The rails follow the river.

James R. Petersen
February 3, 2015

The rails follow the river. The planning session for the ride had been laughable. We were three old farts, card-carrying AARP members, edging into retirement. Gary had suggested a three-day trip to Red Wing, Minnesota. Dick fiddled with a recently acquired GPS. I unrolled a map. “What’s to figure... Read more »

Exploring Wisconsin State Route 67

State Route 67 Chilton

Mark Gutschenritter
November 7, 2014

State Route 67 ends at U.S. Highway 151 near Chilton. Turning right (east) would take you to Manitowoc and Lake Michigan. My Dad told me, “Always go home a different way than you went, or you’ll never learn your way around.” I’ve always tried to follow that advice, and as a result, I’ve ridden... Read more »

Motorcycle Ride in Door County, Wisconsin

U.S. Route 151 in Wisconsin

Susan Benton
September 8, 2014

Door County, Wisconsin, covers the tip of a narrow peninsula, with Lake Michigan lapping at its eastern beaches and Green Bay gracing its western shores. On U.S. Route 151 in Wisconsin, we take a quick, safe break to admire the wandering road. A popular summer destination, its shoulder-to-shoulder vacationers... Read more »

Touring the Forgotten Iron Range in Wisconsin and Michigan

The view north from atop Mt. Zion takes in the rugged country that stretches toward Lake Superior.

Gary Ilminen
September 6, 2012

Late in the 19th century, in Wisconsin’s far north and on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, above ground thousands of men hacked out a living logging the state’s vast hardwood forests. At the same time, thousands of feet below the surface, hard rock miners blasted and hammered out millions of tons of... Read more »

A Tale of Two Lakes: Riding the Circle Tour

Green Bay’s Lambeau Field, already one of the country’s great sporting arenas, is being expanded to add 6,600 seats. The Packers are the only community-owned franchise in the NFL.

Stacy V. Bearse
May 1, 2012

I’m a careful planner, but the key to this journey was decided by the flip of a coin. Heads, clockwise, tails, counterclockwise. It was tails, so my journey would take me up the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, across the top of Lake Superior, and back home along Lake Michigan’s western shore. My... Read more »

Wisconsin Motorcycle Rides: Touring the Lower Wisconsin Riverway

State Highway 60 Wisconsin Riverway

Rider Contributor
July 19, 2011

story and photography by Gary Ilminen [This Favorite Ride was originally published in the December 2010 issue of Rider magazine] State Highway 60 is the centerline of the lower Wisconsin Riverway tour, clinging to the north bank of the meandering river. From Sauk City to Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin,... Read more »

Wisconsin’s Best Motorcycle Roads: The Rustic Roads Motorcycle Tour

Apple River Park along Rustic Road 28 in Amery, Wisconsin.

M. Cooper Larson
February 5, 2007

Story and photography by M. Cooper Larson [Wisconsin’s Best Motorcycle Roads: The Rustic Roads Motorcycle Tour was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the March 2007 issue of Rider magazine] Most of us don’t need a reason to go riding-especially when the riding involves some of the... Read more »

Wisconsin: An Off-Season Rumble Through Harley Country

Finding God on a Harley: If you’re riding the Kettle Moraine near Holy Hill, just look up.

Lawrence Grodsky
March 1, 2005

Oh, what I don’t know about Harleys! Like, um, where’s the toolkit on this thing? There isn’t one? Oh. Well maybe this guy sitting down at the booth next to mine can help. He’s wearing the colors—sporty black letterman’s jacket with the orange logo on the back. It’s 37 degrees outside and... Read more »