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Welcome to the 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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For some motorcycle riders, winter is the end of the riding season. While the bike is stored away, they may be tempted to cancel their insurance coverage to save money. But that can be a gamble. We take a look at some of the things to consider first.
Many motorcycle riders already know part of U.S. Highway 1, thanks to visits to Daytona Bike Week. But the northern stretch of that highway is also worth a ride. US1 runs the length of Maine’s coastline and offers many opportunities for sightseeing and relaxing.

22 May, 2019
Currently, E15 fuel—15 percent ethanol—is sold from fall through spring. Now, a proposal is quickly moving forward to sell E15 gas in the summer. It’s a concern for motorcycle riders who say they depend on high-grade fuel to maintain performance and reliability—which E15 doesn’t provide.

16 May, 2019
It’s May and time to focus on safety while out riding on the roads. We take a look at Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and how you can stay safe on your rides.

14 May, 2019
The highest paved road in North America—sounds intriguing, right? Welcome to the Mount Evans Scenic Byway in Colorado, where riders head north of 14,000 feet and fly through the clouds on a ride to remember.

12 April, 2019
It’s one of the more unique sights in America, a highway covered by a canopy of branches. The Tunnel of Trees in Michigan is one of those must-experience rides for all motorcycle enthusiasts. We take a closer look.

11 April, 2019
Route 66 is truly an icon of American road culture. It may very well be the most famous road of all time. It’s alive in the collective consciousness of motorcycle riders everywhere, even though it officially no longer exists as U.S. Route 66

2 April, 2019
These days, we take paved roads and highways for granted. But it wasn’t always that way. In the days before the internal combustion engine, getting from one place to another required taking a dirt path. The Good Roads Movement changed that.

26 March, 2019
A historic road winds its way through Oklahoma and Arkansas. The Talimena National Scenic Byway features the Ouachita National Forest and Ouachita Mountain range. We share what you’ll see on this 54-mile drive.

19 March, 2019
It’s one of the biggest motorcycle and music events in the Southwest. We take a look at Arizona Bike Week and why it draws so many bikers to Scottsdale.

12 March, 2019
It’s the time of year motorcycle riders look forward to—the season for seeing America. With so many locations to choose from, where do you begin? For many, it’s Texas. And one of the most popular destination routes is the River Road. We explain why.

5 March, 2019
In some parts of the country, motorcycle season is underway. A classic event helps officially kick it off—Daytona Bike Week. From races to shows and entertainment, there’s something for everyone.

26 February, 2019
Currently, E15 fuel—15 percent ethanol—is sold from fall through spring. Now, a proposal to sell E15 gas in the summer is raising concerns. Motorcycle riders say they depend on good fuel to maintain performance and reliability and that E15 will damage their bikes.

19 February, 2019