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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

Capitol Rock

Sierra Nevadas: Three Days and Three Rides in California’s Motorcycle Playground

Capitol Rock as seen from Sierra Way Highway just north of Johnsondale, California. For most motorcyclists, riding the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California means cruising... read story

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Burkes Garden, Virginia

Motorcycle Touring in West Virginia (and a Bit of Virginia)

The road to Burkes Garden, Virginia, is beautiful in the fall. (Photos by Michael F. McQueary) There’s an old joke about... Read more »

southeastern Ohio State Route 93

Great Motorcycle Riding in Southeastern Ohio

Hills and curves are the norm in southeastern Ohio, and State Route 93 is no exception. Each day in Jackson, Ohio, I ride... Read more »

Alaska by Motorcycle

An Alaskan Motorcycle Adventure How-To

Every adventurous motorcyclist dreams of riding to a far-off destination like Alaska on the spur of the moment; just drop... Read more »

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Motorcycle Rallies + Clubs

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 guy at the beer tent at 3 p.m. during STAR... read story

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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 »

Ride for Kids Logo

2014 Ride for Kids Event Schedule is Announced

The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s Ride for Kids is stretching to 37 cities this year, including a new ride in Jackson,... Read more »

Quail 2013

Quail 2013: Motorcycles of the Future at the Fifth Annual Motorcycle Gathering

Early morning set-up out at the Quail Golf Club in Carmel Valley. Mark Mitchell can be proud of his 1919 Harley-Davidson... Read more »

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Guided Motorcycle Tour Reviews

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 years ago, Africa, which was probably glancing... read story

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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 »

The Cuernos del Paine glow like beacons in the morning sun. The weather is fickle, though—clouds were already gathering as we motored off for our last day of riding.

The Patagonia Experience: Touring Chile and Argentina with RIDE Adventures

The Cuernos del Paine stop us in our tracks. One rider after another pulls over to gaze at the chiseled peaks jutting up... Read more »

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Favorite Rides: Motorcycle Rides from Rider Readers

Burkes Garden, Virginia

Motorcycle Touring in West Virginia (and a Bit of Virginia)

The road to Burkes Garden, Virginia, is beautiful in the fall. (Photos by Michael F. McQueary) There’s an old joke about the Mountain State that goes something like this:... read story

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Sierra Buttes

Down To Downieville: Rural California Motorcycle Ride

Sierra Buttes as seen from the lookout near Bassetts Station on Highway 49. My machine had been idle too long during a busy... Read more »

No gasoline, but many pleasant memories are available at this unique museum adjacent to the Clifton Mill in Clifton, Ohio.

Ohio River Valley: On the Trail of Simon Kenton

Simon Kenton is one of America’s least-known heroes. Kenton and Daniel Boone were contemporaries in the beautiful but deadly... Read more »

A ranch valley from Ranch Road 337. These valleys are found in between the ridges in the Hill Country and most of them are jewels.

Twisted Sisters: The Texas Hill Country’s Most Famous Trio

Three Hill Country Ranch Roads, 335, 336 and 337, are known throughout Texas as the Twisted Sisters, and riders come from... Read more »

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