Route 66 Stories

50 Tips For Riding A Motorcycle Across America

Crossing America on a motorcycle is the dream of many a rider. There’s something romantic about traversing the USA on two wheels, perhaps because it’s fairly challenging due to the sheer stamina required to ride 4,000 miles. There’s a lot to consider when planning a coast to coast trip – do you use your own…

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Tips For Safe Group Riding

When you’re riding in a pack of motorcycles, it requires a different style of riding in order to be safe. Riding in a large group can be fun, but each rider needs to respect the group dynamic or the consequences can be severe.

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How To Become A Confident Motorcyclist

In a recent blog, we asked: “Are You A Confident Motorcyclist?” While a very rare few of us are born with natural ability on a motorcycle, the majority of riders learn by doing. We try to avoid mistakes, especially painful ones, keep our eyes and ears open, and hopefully become mature in our abilities. Even the…

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Are You A Confident Motorcyclist?

One of the questions we get asked by many people who enquire about riding in America is something like “I’ve never ridden two weeks in a row for so many miles each day, will I be able to do this trip?” We always answer the question the same way: “Are you a confident motorcyclist?” We…

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Best Books For Planning A Route 66 Trip

A ride on Route 66 is at or near the top of many a motorcyclist’s bucket list. The Mother Road is unique in the sense of nostalgia one derives while riding it; after all the heyday of Route 66 is what many Americans themselves one of the greatest times of the country’s history, post World…

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10 Tips For Riding Route 66

Route 66 is the ultimate bucket list ride for any motorcyclist. It’s a journey through time, and while it may not be technically challenging from a riding standpoint, figuring out where the road goes can be extremely difficult. Route 66 was decommissioned as a National Highway in 1985, and many portions of the road have…

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What’s The Best Time Of Year To Ride Route 66

What’s The Best Time Of Year To Ride Route 66? People ask us this question all the time. The season starts in May and runs through October – before or after that, you risk running into cold weather, especially in the midwest and the higher elevation portions of 66. We’re ridden Route 66 as early…

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