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Remembering the Van Buren sisters with the Sisters’ Centennial Ride

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The cross-country road trip will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Augusta and Adeline Van Buren’s famous motorcycle journey across the United States on 1915 “Indian motocycles” as they were called at the time. The route loosely follows the Van Buren sisters’ 1916 route, primarily on the Lincoln Highway across the United States from New York to San Francisco. The Centennial ride ...

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Alaska Motorcycle Trip Planner

The author entering the Yukon Territory on the Alaska Highway at Watson Lake

You have finally decided you are going on the ride of a lifetime. If that ride will take you to Alaska you need to start planning at least a year in advance. A ride to the land known as “The Last Frontier” is a ride like no other, and one that requires a lot of planning and preparation. I started ...

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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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Central Catskills Scenic Byway

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Upstate getaway Majestic mountains and rambling rivers About two hours north of New York City lies State Route 28, a portion of which, in combination with several other roads, is soon to be designated as the Central Catskills Scenic Byway. It is truly a fitting description for this wonderful series of rural roads that is mostly contained within the 700,000-acre ...

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Exploring New Hampshire

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Granite State attractions Day tripping away from Laconia Once upon a time Laconia Motorcycle Week was a weeklong party, but the times they are a’ changing. Surely a day, maybe two, can be spent at the New Hampshire Speedway enjoying vintage racing, sidehacks and Superbike competition in Loudon. Rain or shine, most of Wednesday is spent watching competitors tackle the ...

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Motorcycle tour through Newport, Rhode Island

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Motorcycling to mansions It’s only 48 miles north to south and 37 miles east to west, but the smallest state in the U.S. has a history that is more voluminous than that of Texas and Alaska combined. Roger Williams founded Providence Plantations and established the first working democracy in 1636 after being banished from the Puritan colony of Plymouth for ...

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