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This section features motorcycle rallies and clubs, travel features, tour reviews and Favorite Rides. Here, it’s all about the ride and the destination often comes too quick.

Motorcycle Rides, Roads and Self-Guided Travel

motorcycle chaptering

Motorcycle Travel By Chaptering

Chap·ter·ing (chap’-ter-ing) v. 1. To tour cross-country, intermittently, by motorcycle. 2. Completing a series of small road trips that, when combined, are a significant... read story

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Independence Pass

Searching for Colorado Roots in the Rockies

A riot of fireweed makes a brief, Technicolor appearance on south-facing slopes near the top of Independence Pass. (Photos... Read more »

National Old Trails Road

Riding Old U.S. 66 from Seligman, Arizona, to Barstow, California

Although U.S 66 was officially de-certified in 1985, much effort has gone into maintaining the remnants of the National Old... Read more »

Push Mountain Road

Riding the Backwoods of Arkansas, With Scents of Wood Smoke and Apple Pie

Push Mountain Road shows as an insane squiggle on the map, but offers good pavement and a nice flow. Think of the state of... Read more »

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Motorcycle Rallies + Clubs

75cc Ceccato racer

The 2nd Vintage Motorcycle Festival at the LeMay Museum in Tacoma, Washington

This little 75cc Ceccato racer won Best of Show—with the approval of The Meet’s organizer, Burt Richmond (kneeling). On a beautiful blue-sky Saturday morning, some 300... read story

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Eric Sherer on, or in, his Norton “streamliner” at the 2006 International Speed Trials by BUB at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.

Rider’s 2014 National Motorcycle Events Calendar

The sun is warming, the snow banks are melting and the temperatures are finally above freezing. It’s time to change the... Read more »

MSTA’s STAR 2013 rally.

Star 2013: Sport Touring is This Club’s Middle Name

The winding backroads of central Kentucky provided daily diversions at the MSTA’s STAR 2013 rally. (Photos by Lance Oliver) The... Read more »

1971 Norton Café

The ‘Original Rust’ Makes Florida a Must: How the Vintage Iron Club Put West Palm Beach on the Bike Map

One balmy south Florida night, Bart Springer and Daniel Newcomb were out riding their café racers, a style of bike you didn’t... Read more »

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Guided Motorcycle Tour Reviews

Plaza Major in Santa Rosa

Motorcycle Touring in Cuba with MotoDiscovery

Wherever we went, like the Plaza Major in Santa Rosa, our BMWs attracted large crowds. (Photos by Burt Richmond) As our early-morning flight from Miami descended into the... read story

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Dolomites

The Ultimate Alps with Edelweiss Bike Travel

Austrians and Italians have fought for centuries over the Dolomites. Now we know what all the fuss was about. About 50 million... Read more »

Lake Mead

USA Tour Companies 2013/2014

Why go on a guided tour? Because motorcycles are meant to be fun, not hard work. You can enjoy the solitary freedom of the... Read more »

Danube in Budapest

Adriatic Moto Tours’ Czech-Hungary Tour

Recently, an ancient wooden wheel and axle were discovered near Ljubljana, Slovenia, which carbon dating revealed to be 5,200... Read more »

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Favorite Rides: Motorcycle Rides from Rider Readers

U.S. Route 151 in Wisconsin

Motorcycle Ride in Door County, Wisconsin

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... read story

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National Old Trails Road

Riding Old U.S. 66 from Seligman, Arizona, to Barstow, California

Although U.S 66 was officially de-certified in 1985, much effort has gone into maintaining the remnants of the National Old... Read more »

Lake Charlevoix

Following Hemingway: Motorcycle Adventure on Michigan’s Lower Peninsula

Walking along the channel connecting Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan is a relaxing way to watch boats and view the Great... Read more »

Grants New Mexico lava flows

Exploring Southwest New Mexico By Motorcycle

State Route 117, south of Grants, hugs the Jurassic sandstone cliff edge to the basin of lava flows. Some flows are visible... Read more »

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