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Why You Should Ride a Motorcycle in Italy Once in Your Life with VIDEO

Recap of my motorcycle ride of central Italy and what you should know before going on an organized motorcycle tour

11/3/2015, By Genevieve Schmitt, Editor
For a long time I’ve wanted to host a motorcycle tour where I could ride with like-minded motorcyclists in an amazing place. This year felt like the right time to resurrect my Ladies First tours.
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Babes Ride Out: All-Women Motorcycling Event Makes History!

More than 1000 woman riders travel to third annual campout

11/3/2015, By Genevieve Schmitt, Editor, with photos and field reporting from Sash Walker
They came from all four corners of the U.S. and a few foreign places like Germany, Australia, and Mexico. More than 1,000 women traveled to a campground in Joshua Tree, Calif., October 23-25, most of them on motorcycles, for the third annual Babes Ride Out, an all-women motorcycle camping event.
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Women's Cross-Country Ride Scheduled for July 2016

More than 100 women to motorcycle across the U.S.

Next July, a cross-country motorcycle ride for women will take place commemorating the 100th anniversary of Adeline and Augusta Van Buren’s historic ride across the United States. The Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride, scheduled for July 4–24, 2016, is being organized by Alisa Clickenger and her company, Motorcycle Adventure Group.
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A New Rider's First Overnight Solo Motorcycle Trip

Riding a Ducati Monster 696 to the Tail of the Dragon and Overland Expo East

9/4/2015, By Melissa Wilkinson, Lakeland, Florida
This year was a year of firsts; my first over-5,000 mile ride on Bruno, a 2014 Ducati Monster 696, and my first presentation at the 2014 Overland Expo East in Asheville, North Carolina. I’ve only been riding for two years and to have these two things accomplished on my second year of riding seems almost cosmic.
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4 Bucket List Motorcycle Rides in the East

Tricia's favorite roads all riders need to try once!

8/9/2015, By Tricia Szulewski, Assistant Editor
Genevieve’s “4 Bucket List Motorcycle Rides in the West” article showcases some incredible, scenic rides America has to offer on the left side of the map. I’m lucky to have been able to ride two out of the four, considering my home is on the east coast. Out here, we’ve got some bucket list rides of our own. Here are my personal favorites to date.
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Purpose-built Tents for Motorcycle Camping

Solo and two-person tents that covers motorcycle too!

For those who have perfected the art of being alone Redverz Gear introduces The Solo Expedition Motorcycle Tent. The original Redverz design has shed a few pounds and inches resulting in a smaller version of the biggest idea in motorcycle camping.
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Highway Runaways Cross Country Ride Starts July 3

Five young, hip women in search of adventure

6/29/2015, By Genevieve Schmitt, Editor
Five women motorcycle riders are embarking on a four-week cross-country adventure July 3 called Highway Runaways, and Harley-Davidson has jumped on board as a supporter. This year, with the centennial celebration of the Hotchkiss Ride, the Motor Company is celebrating 100 years of strong and confident women riders so it seemed only fitting to join renowned photographer and motorcyclist Lanakila MacNaughton as she leads four of her closest friends on this incredible journey.
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Postcards from the WRN Italy Motorcycle Tour

Preview of inaugural trip

6/9/2015, By Genevieve Schmitt, Editor
Just over a week ago, WRN assistant editor Tricia Szulewski and I returned from the first WRN Motorcycle Tour of Italy. Hear the Road Motorcycle Tours Italy organized this special tour for me, and nine people—most of them readers—for an exciting 10-day motorcycle excursion in this beautiful country.
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Two Women Riders Retrace History on Cross Country Trip

The Inspired Tour commemorates 100th anniversary of Hotchkiss Ride

Two women riders will hit the road on June 5 traveling from more than 3600 miles from New York to San Francisco retracing the historical route ridden by pioneering motorcyclists Effie and Avis Hotchkiss 100 years ago. Lisa Brouwer and Kris Haase are embarking on The Inspired Tour.
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10 Tips for Planning Your First Overnight Motorcycle Ride

Must-read advice for anyone planning to tour

5/5/2015, Story courtesy of RoadRUNNER Magazine
Touring multiple days on a motorcycle can be an invigorating, uplifting, and confidence building experience for riders. But, if you (or a riding buddy) haven’t done it before, here are a few planning tips you should know.
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