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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

Devil's Triangle Tennessee

Connecting the Curvy Bits in Eastern Tennessee

The Devil reminds us to pay strick attention when riding his Triangle; the late-winter bare trees gave excellent visibility. (Photos by Clement Salvadori and Scott Cochran) A... read story

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Foxen Canyon Road

Motorcycle Riding in Rural Santa Barbara and San Luis Obisbo, California

Gorgeous springtime panoramic view at 4,500 feet from Figueroa Mountain. (Photos by Tom Culbertson) Today I’m riding the... Read more »

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... Read more »

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 »

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Motorcycle Rallies + Clubs

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering 2014

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering 2014

Green grass, white tents, sunny weather, good food and several hundred cool bikes make for a great day. (Photos by Clement Salvadori) Somebody at the The Quail has a secure... read story

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2014 International Norton Owners Association Rally

2014 International Norton Owners Association Rally

“Gimme an N!” Happy Campers assemble for the group photo, the traditional last event of the annual International Norton... Read more »

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... Read more »

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 »

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Guided Motorcycle Tour Reviews

Hotel Bemelmans Post

Learning to Ride the Alps With Edelweiss

The view from my room at Hotel Bemelmans Post of the Rosengarten massif in the Dolomites. Who could ask for more? (Photos by Jon Langston) Riding the Alps is the dream of... read story

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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... Read more »

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 »

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Favorite Rides: Motorcycle Rides from Rider Readers

State Route 67 Chilton

Exploring Wisconsin State Route 67

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... read story

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Foxen Canyon Road

Motorcycle Riding in Rural Santa Barbara and San Luis Obisbo, California

Gorgeous springtime panoramic view at 4,500 feet from Figueroa Mountain. (Photos by Tom Culbertson) Today I’m riding the... Read more »

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... 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 »

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