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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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With the frantic pace of our culture and the current challenges we’re facing, it’s no surprise that discussions surrounding mental health are popping up everywhere. With mental health being on the forefront of conversation, it’s important to focus on healthy practices that build our mental strength. Here’s the great news! Riding more can improve your mental health. We’ve known and understood this all along, but now there’s a scientific study that proves its benefits.
The Needles Highway is a 14-mile stretch in South Dakota that includes sharp turns, narrow tunnels, granite spires, and world-class views. We’ll explain how to navigate it.

27 June, 2019
It’s the season for motorcycle trips and orange barrels. Road construction can mean new challenges and hazards for riders. But you can minimize them by following some simple tips. We take a look at some of the best ways to help you stay safe.

20 June, 2019
The Northwest Passage Scenic Byway in Idaho takes you through the Rocky Mountains on a route with plenty of history thanks to a couple famous explorers. We take a closer look.

4 June, 2019
Lane splitting and lane filtering are designed to help riders in congested traffic. Considered safer options than staying in place and moving with traffic, more states are allowing these practices.

30 May, 2019
Do you know someone who’s purchasing their first motorcycle? Share some advice on what to look for. We can help with these seven tips for buying your first bike. Let’s get some more riders on the road.

24 May, 2019
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
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
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