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10 epic roads you’ve never ridden

Ten Epic Roads Part 1

(And why you should—Part 1) Most riders have a “must-ride” bucket list of notable routes they hope to accomplish in their lifetime. But there are those magnificent sections of tarmac that remain mostly unknown. These are some of our favorites. The Gauntlet An hour north of Atlanta, Georgia, is a 133-mile loop aptly named The Gauntlet. Challenging the nearby Tail ...

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8 Hot Tips to Ride in the Cold

How to avoid becoming a motor-cicle Itching to ride? Now that Punxatawny Phil has predicted six more weeks of winter, you may need these eight hot tips for cold-weather riding!  While stuffing your military surplus jacket with newspaper to act as insulation sufficed 50 years ago, thankfully technology has caught up with the problems associated with riding in adverse conditions. ...

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Spur Creek Saloon: Off the Beaten Path

About 30 miles north of Sturgis lies the tiny town of Newell, South Dakota: population 603. Another five miles up the road is a family ranch that spreads out over 50,000 acres and is home to the Spur Creek Saloon, a quaint little watering hole that bikers in the know view as a pilgrimage each year during the Sturgis rally. ...

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Ma Rad’s Rumble 22

Withrow, Minn., July 13—For 20 years, Tom Rad held a one-night bike show, Rumble on the Deck, within spitting distance of the St. Croix River in the small city of Stillwater, Minnesota. And for 18 of those years, the show ran without a wrinkle. By 7:00 p.m. the deck was filled with customs and antiques, surrounded by hundreds of bikers ...

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Harley-Davidson Museum Visit

Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 17—What city is halfway between Sturgis, South Dakota, and my home in New Jersey? Milwaukee Wisconsin, of course! And this makes Milwaukee the perfect stopping point on my ride home from the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. My main destination when I visit Brew City has always been the Harley-Davidson Museum ever since it opened in 2008, and this ...

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Coney Island Road Trip

Brooklyn, N.Y., July 28—It was one of the hottest days of the summer, and what better place to spend a Friday afternoon than the beachside neighborhood of Coney Island? My friend John Strong, who, with his wife Candy, operates one of the best circus sideshows in the country, had been encouraging me to visit their traveling sideshow that has been ...

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Let’s get Officer Holtry back on a Harley

Boise, Idaho, May 30—17-year veteran Boise Police Officer Kevin Holtry’s life was changed forever after a shootout with a fugitive on November 11, 2016. As Holtry explained, “We were out looking for a bad guy, a very bad guy, and I found him.” Holtry’s fellow officer Chris Davis and a police dog named Jardo were all wounded in the gunfight ...

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AMCA Perkiomen National Meet

Oley, Pa., Apr. 28-29—High temperatures and plenty of sunshine greeted those attending the Antique Motorcycle Club of America Perkiomen National Meet the last weekend of April. Although the official start of the meet was Friday the 28th, AMCA members from all over the U.S. and beyond started arriving mid-week. By the time I rolled in late Thursday afternoon, much of ...

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Cheap Thrills Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet

Asbury Park, N.J., Feb. 4—If there was one bright spot in the wintertime bike scene in New Jersey, it had to be the Cheap Thrills Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet held at the Asbury Park Convention Hall. The seaside community “down the shore,” as we Jerseyans call it, has been a popular resort area, complete with boardwalk, since the late ...

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