Rides

The world is still a big place, America is vast, varied, and gorgeous. For some, the motorcycle is a ride to the bar down the street. For others it’s the best way to see the world. Some of these are well known, some of these are secrets you may not have heard of, and some are only here for deeply personal reasons. If you’re looking for a trip, you could do a lot worse than work your way through this list.

Some Day

The Hurricane Highway
Triple Nickel 555 Ohio

Devil’s Tower This is a particularly painful trip. I was planning this trip with my brother and his son when he died. The plan was to leave Menomonee Falls, WI and ride about 9 hours up towards the Missouri River and camp. The next day do Mount Rushmore, the Needles Highway and the Iron Mountain Road.

Route 50 West Virginia

The Back of the Dragon

US 2 in Northern Wisconsin

The Ride to Key West I know bikers in Florida and nearby, and riding to Key West would be amazing.

Bikes, Blues & BBQ Fayetteville, AR

Pike’s Peak Bike Week

Route 66

Roan Mountain St Park has a lot of great riding nearby. Baggers Magazine knows what I’m talking about.

Doniphan, MO riding back to the tiny town in the South where I grew up.

The Lowbrow Getdown – I love motorcycle camping and this looks like a good time.

The Kentucky Rally – also known as “Little Sturgis”

Scottland’s North Coast 500 – Called “The Route 66 of Scottland”, this would be an amazing trip on two wheels.

Death Valley and Dante’s View – I got the idea from Ride With Normal Reedus.

The Arkansas Pig Trail

Bear Tooth Pass – Wyoming

San Juan Mountain Skyway – Colorado

Tunnel of Trees Road – Michigan

Cherohala Skyway

Three Sisters/Twisted Sisters, TX

Daytona Bike Week

The Devil’s Whip

The Hoka Hey Challenge – pretty much the ultimate American ride. I hope to wear the HHMC patch some day.

Iron Butt National Parks Tour – 50 sites in at least 25 states in less than one year.

California Route 36

Mad River Glen – Vermont

Washington Back Country Discovery Route – Washington state, and on a dual sport.

Iron Butt 50cc – Coast to coast in 50 hours.

Ride to Redding – The Pacific Northwest is in my blood, what better way to go home than on two wheels? See also this Revzilla article.

The Lincoln Highway – There was also a movie about this. It is not 21 days of riding for any serious touring rider.

Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest – This looks like a great time in a great location.

Been There

Fall ride to Tomahawk

Moonshiner 28

Slimy Crud Run

Saddle Sore 1000.

The Tail of the Dragon, Deal’s Gap.

The Milwaukee Rally

Bun Burner Gold 1500.

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