As lonely planet.com puts it, “A great road is a great road, but if you’re riding a motorcycle, you’re looking for something special: twisties, vistas, turnouts, that perfect stretch of smooth tarmac, and biker-friendly stops that make getting there most of the fun.“
They go on to list 10 of the best roads across America for an unforgettable motorcycle journey. Their recommendations cover some of the same routes as the previous blog, but they also hit some other great stretches.
1. Pacific Coast Highway (Hwy 1): 1700 miles from Astoria, Oregon to San Juan Capistrano, California
2. Appalachian Mountains: 770 miles from Front Royal, Virginia to Deal’s Gap, North Carolina
3. River Road (FM 170): 120 miles from Terlingua to Candelaria, Big Bend, Texas
4. Going to the Sun Road: 50 miles in Glacier National Park, Montana
5. Beartooth Highway (US 212): 68 miles in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
6. Highway 12: 124 miles between Bryce Canyon National Park and Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
7. Coastal Highway 1: 170 miles from Kittery to Bucksport, Maine
8. Overseas Highway (Hwy 1): 100 miles from Key Largo to Key West, Florida
9. Route 66: 2200 miles from Chicago to Santa Monica
10. The Great River Road (Hwy 61): 2,552 miles from Itasca State Park, Minnesota to Jackson, Louisiana
Another cool reference is motorcyleroads.com, which uses riders’ input to rank America’s 100 routes to see by bike.