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Motorcycle Touring - Seeing the World on a Motorcycle

Motorcycle Touring - defined as "a journey for business, pleasure or education often involving a series of stops and ending at the starting point". I define motorcycle touring as the best possible way to see and experience the world. Touring on a motorcycle is the greatest adventure - knowing where you are supposed to end up at the end of a day, but not having any idea what lies between your starting and end points.

While some folks like to take the motorcycle out for day trips, returning home at the end of the day, I much prefer to go somewhere. I like to travel - I love Motorcycle Touring. In the States, we have ridden the motorcycles through much of the country - the east coast, from the Hudson Valley up to Maine - the great western states, Colorado up through the coast of Northern California - through the Smokey Mountains, the Adirondack Mountains, the Green Mountains of New Hampshire, the Rockies. I have been amazed by the beauty of this country, while on my motorcycle.

Traffic Signs at Intersection If you are at a loss regarding where to plan your next motorcycle trip, check out Cool Bike Rides. The site was designed by a rider who was looking to share his experiences with others. If you're looking for a place to explore, find your next ride here.

I also recommend Open Road Journey - designed to help motorcyclists find great roads and routes throughout the world using a combination of GPS, interactive maps, and other technologies. They offer routes all over the US so we will appeal to a great deal of motorcyclists.

And, don't be discouraged about touring an area of the country far from where you live. Consider shipping your motorcycle to your destination, and flying. You save travel time not driving cross country, and you get more time on the motorcycle traveling through a completely different area of the country. Definitely a WIN WIN situation.


Magnificent Roads in West Virginia

Magnificent roads in West Virginia

Not to be missed: The wonderfully Scenic Roads of West Virginia

Traveling along U.S. 219 Robert C. Byrd Scenic Highway and Pocahontas County in the great state of West Virginia.




Grand Circle Tour

A motorcycle posing by a really big rock, somewhere in Utah
Posing By a Really Big Rock, Somewhere in Utah

One of the more memorable trips in the States, the Grand Circle Tour, involved several national parks, some really big rocks, nice sweeping curves, and motorcycling through Utah and Colorado.


Lolo Pass

A very frequently photographed sign on the Lolo Pass

Ride along with me through Idaho and Wyoming on the Northwest Passage, and watch a video of me riding through Lolo Pass!

Big Sky Country - Wyoming, Idaho and Montana

Breakfast In Kamiah...happy after a feeding

Throw in a few really great National Parks, wonderfully scenic roads, a geyser or two, some bears, great beef and raging rivers, and you've got a really great motorcycle vacation. Motorcycling through Big Sky Country!


Deal Gap - "The Dragon"

Graphic map of the Dragon

The Dragon boasts 318 curves in 11 miles and many, many changes in elevation. I rode this road twice in one day, and I must say - it is the ultimate motorcycle road.

The Great Roads of the United States of America where our readers are riding their motorcycles!

Share your "Great Road" with Her-Motorcycle with the details of your road - or route - or area that you think is great for motorcycling.

The USA is, so vast, and filled with wonderful roads - some scenic, some challenging, some just wonderfully curvy. Let's live vicariously through each other - come on - Share!



Deals Gap 
I am sure many of you have ridden the Dragon - I received my license in March of 2009 and for the first 6 months I felt like I was in no way ready to ride …

Winter Dragon 
I took a ride over to deals gap last sunday, started out just going for a ride and ended up at the dragon. I left home around 11:30 to meet up with friends, …

Taking it easy on the Dragon 
The tail of the dragon. I'm with my daugther and we're riding two up. We're riding with three Vstrom warriors. The thing is I've said I'm going to cruise. …

Woman solo ride coast to coast accomplished 5944 miles 
Hi, I just completed my 2011 Solo coast to coast ride from Los Angeles, California to Worcester, Massachussetts. What an amazing adventure I had. …

I Rode the Dragon 
Winters are long here in Maine, and while waiting for riding season to arrive I research rides for my husband's and my summer vacations. The first winter …

269 North from Birmingham, AL to Jasper AL 
Great curves, rolling hills, not a lot of traffic at all, country scene w/rural thrown in.

St Rte 74 Going East over the Mountains from Ashville, NC 
Leave Ashville, going east over the mountains on St Rte 74 and follow east on to Route 9 through the Chimney Rock and Lake Lure area. The roads are a twisty …

The Great River Road on the Borders of Minnesota and Wisconsin. 
This is a beautiful road for so many reasons. One feature is you can run down one side in Wisconsin and ride back on the Minnesota side. Both ways give …

1 Woman, 1 Bike, 10K Miles 
Follow me. One woman, one motorcycle will embark on a 10,000 mile, two month adventure around the country. Her journey will be broadcast across the …

Beartooth Mountains, Montana 
Oh where to begin... I learned to ride at the age of 40 and haven't stopped since. Every year the boyfriend and I spend 10-13 days on the road. We have …

Sawyer Highway:
A New Hampshire Sweet Spot
 
Motorcycling in New Hampshire at anytime during the season will yield wonders that easily exceed expectations. There are popular destinations to be sure. …

Father of the Dragon Speaks 
When I first created the name "Dragon" and "318 Curves in 11 Miles", I reached out to the W.O.W. {Women On Wheels} group based out of Atlanta GA. As reported …

The Tail of the Dragon NC and Tennessee Border  
I guess I should have titled this "What We Did on Our Honeymoon" Another on line group that my husband belongs to planned a ride in to Maggie Valley …

The Dragon's Tail, Deals Gap&Cherohala Skyway, Graham Co.NC, USA 
This is one badd-ass ride with 318 hairpin turns in only 11 miles of highway. Awesome ride that everyone should make a trip to a least once. Look out though, …

Windy Ridge 
I'm very fortunate to live within sight of one of the most awesome Natural Wonders in the US, Mt. St. Helens in SW Washington State. The ride from my house …

The Three Sister Hwys in Hill County of Texas! 
We go several times a year to ride the 3 sisters hwys in the Hill Country of Texas. This is between Mountain Home, Leaky, Vanderpool, and Medina, Texas. …

Aniversery ride 
After being married to the most beautiful woman God could create we decided to take a long ride on our bikes for our 25th anniversary. After a LOT of research, …

Learn to Listen!!! This Ain't the Lost Sea!!! 
I live in Knoxville and had only ridden about a year and never with anyone. So when a friend of mine asked if I'd like to ride over to visit the Lost Sea …

Dragon Ride 
Wow what a great adventure this years was. After years of being a rider I finally got my own bike. Our first real ride was a 9 day trip from MD to the …

Experience of a lifetime 
I am not a "rider" but a passenger on my husband's motorcycle. Two years ago we did the "Dragon" on his 1998 Honda Shadow Spirit and I loved it. It was …



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