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Favorite Local Motorcycle Routes: Pennsylvania

Posted by Tom Schwab

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Pennsylvania has two federal designated Scenic Byways and 14 state scenic byways. There is also a National Forest Scenic Byway, the Lake Erie coastline, the Pocono Mountains and rural towns and villages. You can even see battlefields along these roads and enjoy two major cities. Pennsylvania has something for every rider, but these are some of the favorite routes to enjoy within the Keystone State.

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Favorite Local Motorcycle Routes: North Dakota

Posted by Tom Schwab

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There are three main regions when it comes to exploring North Dakota on a motorcycle. The western portion has hilly Plains and the Missouri river as well as a large manmade lake. It is also home to the beautiful Badlands. The central portion of the state includes rolling prairies and lakes. And the eastern part of the state has the flat Red River Valley, farms and rural towns. Riders can explore all three or choose the one that most appeals to them. Here are just a few of the options for routes in North Dakota.

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Favorite Local Motorcycle Routes: New Jersey

Posted by Tom Schwab

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New Jersey has a diverse amount of scenic views, though you might expect that from the title “The Garden State.” Riders can enjoy parts of the Appalachian Mountains, The Hudson River, and the Palisades, a column of rock that rises 500 feet next to the river. The beauty is enough to draw motorcycle riders to explore and there are plenty of great routes to take into consideration.


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Favorite Local Motorcycle Routes: Rhode Island

Posted by Tom Schwab

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Motorcyclists find two basic regions of scenery within the state of Rhode Island. The western portion of the state is known as the New England Upland portion, which has rough hills, forests, and lakes. The eastern portion of the state is called the Seaboard Lowland, which has lowlands, beaches, and salt marshes. Both are valid options in terms of great rides and some motorcyclists take time to explore both. Here are some of the favorite rides in the state of Rhode Island.

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Favorite Local Motorcycle Routes: New Mexico

Posted by Tom Schwab

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Much of New Mexico includes sun-baked scenery and the state can be rather hot any time of the year. But there are popular stops for riders including the Billy the Kid Museum, the Carlsbad Canyons and more. The best routes are generally in the northern portion of the states since they explore the Rocky Mountains and the alpine views. More routes lie along the western border, which New Mexico shares with Arizona. There are many opportunities for riders who want to explore The Land of Enchantment. Here are some of the favorite motorcycle routes in the state.

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Favorite Local Motorcycle Routes: Oregon

Posted by Tom Schwab

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Motorcycle riders can enjoy everything from majestic shores to regal peaks within the Beaver State. Riders like taking in the Pacific Ocean waves and the beauty of the Cascade Mountains, among other things. The Columbia River basin gives breathtaking views while river canyons offer a completely different type of view. With all that and fun, hilly, twisty roads, riders have everything they could want all in one state. Here are some of the best routes to enjoy.

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Favorite Local Motorcycle Routes: New York (Bear Mountain)

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

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This time of year, NYC-area riders need no excuse to escape from the routine and head for the hills.  There's nothing better after a brutal winter than getting out and stretching the legs on a long spring ride.

And there is no better route than the rolling hills and scenic overlooks up and around Bear Mountain, NY.

Located on the west side of the Hudson River in Rockland and Orange counties, the roads around Bear Mountain State Park become a mecca for cyclists once the weather warms.

If you are planning a ride, check out long distance rider and New York native Dan Zinn's favorite local route

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Favorite Local Motorcycle Routes: Tennessee

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

marilyn_discovering_your_own_back_yardWe all know and love the motorcycle routes on the popular "Top 10" lists that pop up each spring.  

Beautiful as these rides are, their popularity also brings big crowds, dimming some of the charm.

What about the road less traveled?  Is there a route in your own backyard that you return to again and again?

Here's an idea: why not share your favorite local route -- and about other rider's favorites --

Today, Marilyn Elmore Bragg kicks things off ... with a great ride throught the back roads of Tennessee to a wonderful spot in North Carolina.

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Top 5 Motorcycle Routes in the US

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ROAD TRIP! Now that summer has come to an end and leaves are beginning to fall, it's time to start making plans for next year! Plan to head out and follow your motorcycle GPS on the top 5 voted routes in the U.S. If you love your motorcycle, nature, and adventure this article is for you. Continue reading to find out more!

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