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Ride California’s Angeles Crest Highway

Ready to ride one of the finest motorcycle routes in the Los Angeles metro area? The Angeles Crest Highway—also known as the Angeles Crest Scenic Byway—offers you a thrilling and picturesque alpine alternative to the hustle and bustle of the city. With this guide, we’ll help you prepare for your ride with weather and safety tips, a series of must-see stops, and an interactive route...

Rock River Run: A historic Illinois motorcycle road

Our Rock River Run motorcycle route follows part of the Rock River, a tributary of the Mississippi. During the 19th century, the Rock River was a major trading route between the communities of Rockford and what is now Moline and Rock Island, Illinois. Because the river wasn’t navigable east of Rock Falls, a land pathway was established along the river—laying the foundation for the Rock...

A motorcycle rider’s guide to the Pacific Coast Highway

California’s coastal redwoods are among the world’s tallest trees. You owe it to yourself to experience these majestic natural wonders in person—and what better way to do that than on your motorcycle? US Highway 101 (US101), also known as the Redwood Highway, allows you to ride through these mighty redwoods, particularly along a 31-mile section known as the Avenue of the Giants. Is the Avenue...

Best questions to ask when buying a used motorcycle

Knowing which questions to ask before making your used motorcycle purchase can mean the difference between buying a great used motorcycle at a sweet price or ending up with a bike that nickel-and-dimes you for years. Review these seven tips and you'll be prepared to ask questions that help you make a smart buying decision. 1. Understand a used motorcycle’s value and price Used motorcycles...

Enjoy the fall colors—but keep safety on your mind with these five tips

Most motorcycle riders are three-season riders—out riding a motorcycle on the first pretty day in the spring and parking the bike in storage when the first winter snow falls. In between, there's the fall riding season. We've gathered five tips to help make it safer and more enjoyable. 1. Check tire pressure Checking tire inflation before each ride is recommended to help maintain optimum traction...