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Welcome to Dairyland Cycle’s On the Road Blog. When we can’t be on our bikes, we like to read about bikes, right? We’ve got you covered, with articles on motorcycle safety tips, motorcycle events, motorcycle gear, and an overview of some of the best motorcycle rides in the U.S. Check it out.
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It’s a motorcycle trip that takes you through Arkansas and along a unique geological ridge that’s the only one of its kind in North America. We take a closer look at the Crowley’s Ridge Parkway and what you’ll discover on your trip.
Surface hazards are one of the many hazards motorcycle riders learn to be aware of during a motorcycle safety course. Grooved pavement is one of those hazards, but there are actually several types of pavement grooves that riders will encounter.

8 August, 2018
The summer season is perfect for long road trips on a motorcycle. But the heat can sometimes be a concern. Thankfully, technology has allowed for some options that cool better than a wet t-shirt under your safety gear.

7 August, 2018
This year marks the 34th year for Ride for Kids, a nationwide event to raise money to help families with children diagnosed with brain cancers. We take a closer look at its history and share where this year’s rides are happening.

2 August, 2018
The Appalachian Mountain range is a popular route for many motorcycle riders. While the focus is often on Virginia and North Carolina, there’s also plenty of riding in Alabama. We explain how to find the Talladega Scenic Drive.

31 July, 2018
It’s a motorcycle rally that offers a little of everything—music, fun, and scenic rides through the mountains of West Virginia. It’s all part of the 14th annual MountainFest. We take a closer look.

19 July, 2018
Long-distance motorcycle tours mean making sure your motorcycle is ready—especially the tires. Part of your preparation should include a check of the tread to ensure you’ll make it there and back. We explain how.

17 July, 2018
It’s a motorcycle ride that almost takes you into the clouds. The National Scenic Byway in Colorado rests at an elevation of 9,000 feet—and the beauty grows from there. We take a closer look at the route.

10 July, 2018
It’s a perfect mix—a motorcycle rally and plenty of American history. Once again, riders are converging on Pennsylvania for the Gettysburg Bike Week. Read on to learn what makes this such a special rally.

10 July, 2018
The Women on Wheels International Ride-In offers motorcycle riders and their families a chance to come together, enjoy the scenery, and make new friends. Learn more about this year’s event in Johnson City, Tennessee.

2 July, 2018
All motorcycle riders remember their first bike—and every other one that came after. At the AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, we all get a chance to see those favorite rides again.

19 June, 2018
Live music is becoming a big feature of many motorcycle rallies. So where better to find it than the Music City Motorcycle Rally in Nashville? We take a look at all this new rally has to offer.

12 June, 2018
A rally for women riders by women riders. The 25th annual Mid-Atlantic Women’s Motorcycle Rally (MAWMR) promises not just fun and scenic rides in Virginia, it’s also a chance to support women fighting cancer.

11 June, 2018