Most riders dream of taking to the open road, enjoying the freedom to explore the beauty and diversity with which this continent is so richly blessed. Big trips. Big views. Unforgettable roads. Memories for a lifetime. An enviable Bucket List of legendary byways and must-see destinations that could happily fill the miles to the horizon. Some day.
That day has arrived. Author Dale Coyner has dug deeply into the collective wisdom of the motorcycle community to describe more than three dozen routes that weave less-traveled local favorites alongside the most iconic roads in North America: the Dragon, Beartooth Highway, Cabot Trail, Pacific Coast Highway, Natchez Trace, Avenue of the Giants, Million Dollar Highway—and so many more.
What constitutes an unforgettable trip? For some, it’s a long, contemplative ride through muted redrock landscapes on an arrow-straight highway. For others, it’s the thrill of chasing the apex for hours, cruising the shoreline, sweeping along a forest path, or scaling switchbacks to a humbling view of snow-capped peaks rolling unchecked into the distance.
Suggested itineraries span one to three weeks each and offer plenty of ideas and information for customizing your own adventures, including when to go, what to avoid, how to plan, and what not to miss once you’re there, along with the sort of tips and stories you might get from an experienced and trusted friend. The only question that will remain is, What are you waiting for?
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