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Touring & Adventure

Reader Story: My Motorcycle Trip of a Lifetime

Fulfilling a dream on her two months off from work

4/4/2014, By Linda Leubner, Exeter, New Hampshire
When I found out that my employer, Stonyfield Farm—who by the way, makes the best yogurt in the world–was implementing a two-month paid sabbatical policy, all I could think about was using that time for a motorcycle trip.
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PIONEERS: Honeymooning by Motorcycle in 1934!

A journey that spanned two years and two continents

3/10/2014, By Panhead Jim
After their marriage in 1934, Stanislaw and Halina Bujakowski decided that for their honeymoon, they would fulfill a lifelong dream and travel by motorcycle from their home in Druskininkai, Poland to Shanghai, China. They already owned a BSA motorcycle which was equipped with a sidecar, so all they needed to do was to pack and go.
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Lodging Review: The Shady Dell in Bisbee, Arizona

Step back in time for an overnight or two

2/11/2014, By Johnny Zapp
With springtime in full swing in Arizona, saddling up my 1964 Pan, strapping my vintage Canon across my chest and hitting the road for a few days is a must.
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Reader Story: Riding the Passes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains

A family motorcycling adventure

1/31/2014, By Kathy Jelaca-Maxwell, Ventura, California
One of my motorcycle travel goals has been to cross all the major passes in the eastern Sierra Nevada mountain range. It is home to Mount Whitney (the highest peak in the continental U.S.), and the famous peaks of Yosemite National Park. I achieved this goal with my husband and daughter on our journey to and from the AMA conference.
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Backroads With Betsy: Motorcycling Trip of a Lifetime Riding in the Himalayas

Pushing limits, seeking new horizons

12/3/2013, By Betsy Huelskamp
The Himalayas have been calling me since I was a young woman. Having visited there half a dozen times, I cannot begin to explain why in a page of words. The Himalayan Mountains surround you with 360 degrees of visual splendor that can never be captured fully by the lens of a camera.
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Touring & Adventure: Motorcycle Gadget Man

Meet David Deep (love his name!) and learn why he has tons of devices on his BMW

9/18/2013, By Genevieve Schmitt
A good friend of mine recently stopped by the WRN office in Montana on his way to Alaska for a month-long solo ride. David Deep is not a gadget kind of guy, so seeing him with an abundance of gadgets strapped to his BMW R 1200 GS made me laugh out loud. What was he doing with all this stuff?
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All-Women Alaska Motorcycle Tour Now Taking Reservations

Start planning for summer 2014

This is truly one of those trips of a lifetime—riding a motorcycle through Alaska! And with this special tour sponsored by MotoQuest in conjunction with Schuberth Helmets, women riders can do it in the company of other women. MotoQuest Tours is now taking reservations for its 2014 Alaska All Ladies Motorcycle Ride, running June 29 through July 6, 2014.
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Reader Story: A Spectacular Day Ride on Vancouver Island

Destination: Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

10/8/2013, By Marg Vatamaniuck, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
I am embarking on my 50th year of adventure on the face of this planet. As part of that adventure, I took up riding in 2004 following a lifelong love of bikes. My passion for motorcycles was a gift from my older brothers. When I was younger, they’d put me on the tanks of their bikes and ride around the block in my hometown of Winnipeg.
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Book Review: Motorcycling Montana

A must-have for riding in Big Sky Country

7/29/2013, By Genevieve Schmitt, Editor
I’m proud to call the state of Montana my home. I moved here not only for the beautiful scenery in every direction, but also for the incredible and uncrowded riding roads. In my opinion, there are few roads in Montana that don’t offer picture-perfect views.
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25 Inspired Tips for Your Motorcycle Road Trips

Lessons learned after 25 states and three Canadian provinces

7/12/2013, By Tamela Rich
Travel always teaches me a lot about myself and about the world. In 2011 I loaded up my motorcycle and set out for a solo trip across 25 states and three Canadian provinces. Here are the top 25 lessons I learned from my journey.
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