Top Motorcycle Rides to Add to Your Agenda in 2014!
Motorcyclists across the country are always looking for that perfect ride. You know, that moment when you and the road become one and the scenery makes you feel like you’ve just stepped into a Harley Davidson commercial. No matter where you ride during the year, every motorcyclist should make a plan to enjoy one or two or all of these 10 amazing rides.
#1 Beartooth Highway: U.S. Highway 212, aka the Beartooth Highway, connects Red Lodge and Cooke City, Montana. This zigzagging route cuts through Custer National Forest and Shoshone National Forest, offering some of the most eye-opening vistas on the planet.
#2 Blue Ridge Parkway: The absence of large trucks and the reduced speed limit, add to the enjoyment of this road that takes you through Civil War battle sites and the great Smokey Mountains. The route winds through Virginia down into Cherokee, North Carolina.
#3 The Tail of the Dragon: With 318 curves in just 11 miles, U.S. Route 129 boasts the title of America’s number one motorcycle and sports car road. Bordering the southeastern portion of the Great Smokey Mountains, the ride can be spectacular.
#4 The Sun Road: Watch out for mountain goats and bighorn sheep while driving the 50-mile road over Montana’s Logan Pass. Pull over and take in the most spectacular scenery in the park at Jackson Glacier Overlook.
#5 Needles Highway: Just one of the many roads you can take to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally each August, this winding, scenic pass feels like it was designed to be experienced on a bike.
#6 Pacific Coast Highway: California Route 1 runs from Orange County in the south, to Mendocino County in the north, although the coast-line hugging highway’s most famous stretch is the Big Sur section from San Simeon to Carmel. You can’t go wrong on the PCH – beautiful coastline and great California weather.
#7 Natchez Trace Parkway: This epic 444-mile, two-lane road runs from Natchez, Mississippi, through the edge of Alabama, on its way to Nashville, Tennessee. Considered a National Scenic Byway for its cultural, historic and aesthetic qualities, it is one of the longest stretches of road that can be appreciated from a motorcycle.
#8 Arkansas Pig Trail: Pick up this road in Ozark, Arkansas and encounter hair-pin turns, straightaways and drop-offs where the cliffs seem to be right next to you. The rugged and forested Boston Mountains region of the Ozark Mountains provides a scenic backdrop spring, summer or fall.
#9 Overseas Highway: Put on your sunscreen and enjoy the biker-friendly atmosphere throughout the 100-mile Highway 1 from Key Largo to Key West. Cruise the narrow stretch of road made of bridges atop a living reef in the turquoise Straits of Florida.
#10 The Three Sisters: This 131-mile experience that starts in Medina, Texas, will change your image of the state. Cruise alongside clear rivers and maneuver through twisty mountain-like curves dotted with real J.R. Ewing, Texas-style ranches.
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