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A taste of the Keys: No bones about it

The southernmost point marker

Cayo Hueso, Fla.—Daytona Bike Week and you’re probably saying, “Been there, done that,” but damn it’s March and I want to ride! Obviously, the farther south you go the warmer the weather and, after suffering through another northern winter, the idea of riding as far south as possible has considerable appeal. Daytona Beach is a good place to say goodbye ...

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Harley-Davidson Authorized Tours partners with Edelweiss

MILWAUKEE, Mar. 25—Harley-Davidson has announced a partnership with Edelweiss Bike Travel as part of its Harley-Davidson Authorized Tours program to offer riders a brand-new selection of premium riding tours across Europe and Africa. “We are thrilled to be working with Edelweiss, whose experience in motorcycle touring makes this a natural fit for Harley-Davidson. Only the best and most experienced tour ...

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Oregon Highway 205: Off the beaten track

Oregon's Highway 205 with Mount Hood off in the distance

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. — Robert Frost, 1920 I have always preferred taking the “road less traveled.” Perhaps that’s why I love the open road, and over my many years of riding I have taken scores of those roads, both figuratively and ...

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Twisted West Virginia Tour: One electrifying ride

Stop and enjoy the Sandstone Falls State Park on the new River

This particular expedition began on a good note since the day before when a group of friends and I had ridden 300 miles in constant rain while crossing North Carolina. But today the sun was shining as we left our motel in Princeton, West Virginia, and the weather forecast was identical for the next two days. (The way this ride ...

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Ohio Tail of the Dragon: In search of a legend

As a child growing up in northwest Ohio, I thought all roads were straight, flat and had a cornfield on both sides. In my adult years I have been fortunate enough to have been able to ride in 49 states and most of Canada, traversing some of the greatest motorcycle roads on the map. One of the most heralded roads ...

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Cruising Southern Washington: Expanded horizons

Cruising Southern Washington under the watchful eye of Mt. St Helens

This summer I have been trying to stretch my comfort zone and have been on a quest for the perfect back road. Often, we find ourselves going on the same road to the coast or another ride to the Gorge. Now don’t get me wrong, when you live in the Pacific Northwest choosing a beautiful road is as easy as ...

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Custer State Park

Locals in period costumes welcome visitors to the annual Custer Cruisin' event

So you want to ride to the Black Hills of South Dakota for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, but you’re not really interested in dealing with all the noise, congestion and expense of the rally’s namesake city. Do you want to stay in a location that offers a quiet respite after spending a long, hot day taking in the rally sights ...

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Day tripping on ‘Bloody’ Route 66 near Laughlin, Nevada

Day tripping on Route 66 in Laughlin

Motorcycle riders from all over the world come to America specifically to ride the famous Mother Road of our country. It’s a sort of pilgrimage to experience the sights and cities along the craggy ruts of the original Route 66 that opened the nation up to travel once established in the fall of 1926. Officially removed in 1985, the original ...

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Touring the Utah Canyonlands

Touring the Utah Canyonlands

I have ridden the Utah Canyonlands many times and will never get tired of the scenic landscapes around every curve in the road. Any rider who has ridden this part of the country will tell you places like Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks are tops. They will also tell you Arches and Canyon Lands National Parks are magnificent to ...

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Riding Historic Route 6–Long Beach to Cape Cod

Route 6 Ride, Long Beach to Cape Cod

Route 6 is one of only four transcontinental U.S. highways, although even that is not official anymore. They are US 50, US 20, the Lincoln Highway and, of course, US 6. Of all the routes, only US 20 runs a true coast-to-coast stretch from Boston, Massachusetts to Newport, Oregon, but in their heyday US 6 was the longest of any ...

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