5 of the Best Motorcycle Events Across the U.S.

best motorcycle events in the USA

The Coolest Motorcycle Events in the Country

We know you people love the feeling of freedom you get when you’re coasting down the highway, the rumble of your bike beneath you. For some, it’s a family tradition to attend motorcycle events. Whether it’s an old tradition or a new found love, motorcycle riders have a hard time keeping their joy to themselves.

Here at TMS, we know that part of what makes being a motorcycle rider so great is the community. That’s why we wanted to put together this list of our favorite places to party down with like-minded biker enthusiasts.

No matter what brings you to the gritty world of motorcycle riding, there’s a bike event happening somewhere across the U.S. just for you and your friends. So let’s take a look at some of our favorite motorcycle events across this beautiful country!

there are many motorcycle events in the USA

1.Laconia Motorcycle Rally

When: June 8-16th 2019

Where: Weirs Beach, NH

Laconia’s motorcycle rally in New Hampshire is the world’s oldest motorcycle event. In 2019, they are going to be celebrating 96 years of an annual week of fun in the beautiful mountain region of New Hampshire. There’s an endless supply of great food and tons of charity rides. There’s even a train that will take you through the mountains between Weirs Beach and Meredith, NH.

Whether you’re looking for great food, live music, or anything fun under the sun, the world’s oldest bike rally definitely has something for everyone.

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2. Bikes, Blues, and BBQ

When: September 25th-28th, 2019

Where: Fayetteville, AR

Coming at you with another milestone event! This is the world’s largest motorcycle charity event that benefits women, children, and underserved members of the beautiful NW Ozark region of Arkansas. In the almost 20 years that this event has taken place, they’ve raised an amazing two million dollars for those in need!

They also proudly proclaim to be a family-friendly affair and strongly condemn bigotry, racism, and white supremacy on their website. The event has plenty of food, Harley Davidson demo rides, and live music every night of the week. The specifics haven’t been announced yet, but it looks like they’re also gearing up for a food competition. And with BBQ being in the event title, you can bet it’ll be quite the finger-lickin’ tasty competition.

daytona bike week is one of the most popular motorcycle events

3. Daytona Bike Week

When: March 6th-15th, 2020

Where: Daytona Beach, FL

Daytona beach might be better known for the annual Daytona 500, but it also hosts an amazing motorcycle rally every year! 2020 marks the 79th anniversary of the world’s largest motorcycle rally in the sunshine state.

Located right off of the beach, this motorcycle event has a week chock-full of racing events, test rides from your favorite companies, and a host of free BBQ stands. There are also all sorts of arcades for the kids and it’s just a short shot from the historic Kennedy Space Center. Check out their website for a full list of all of the musical events, seminars, and test rides going on next year!

It's time to hit the road for those bike rallies

3. Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

When: August 2nd-11th, 2019

Where: Sturgis, SD

The Sturgis motorcycle rally is one of the nation’s most famous motorcycle events. Every year, 500,000 riders descend out on the otherwise sleepy South Dakota town of not quite 7,000 residents. There are great foods and a fantastic community atmosphere. But just wait until you hear about the legendary line up of musicians!

This year there’s no shortage of absolute giants in the rock world. George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Skid Row, Kieth Urban, Godsmack, Styx, and Disturbed are all on the lineup, and that’s not even all of them! Not to mention that Sturgis is located right next to Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and Devil’s Tower. So if you’re looking for an event located next to some surreal natural beauty and historic landmarks, Sturgis is definitely the right place for you.

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4. Myrtle Beach Bike Week

When: Spring – May 10th-19th, 2019; Fall – September 30th-October 6th 2019

Where: Myrtle Beach, SC

The Myrtle Beach bike week has grown substantially from its first year in 1940. Now, more than 250,000 people show up each year to this spring motorcycle event. Enjoy great rides along the scenic South Carolina coastline. Try great food, and listen to amazing music from rock legends. Blue Oyster Cult is scheduled to play on the 12th during the spring event.

But that’s not all! Get your gears ready because they also have an amazing motorcycle drag-racing event. There’s also more bars and restaurants than you could ever hope for. If you’d like to enjoy your bike, the beach, and some great food and tunes, this is the event for you!

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5. Indiana Boogie

When: July 18th-21st, 2019

Where: Springville, IN

This year the Indiana Boogie bike rally is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock festival. How are they going to celebrate? Well, how about by hosting some of the bands who actually played there in 1969!

Hit the main stage in the evening! There you can catch legendary acts like Canned Heat, Big Brother, and the Holding Company.

If groundbreaking musical performers aren’t your thing, you can also catch the arm wrestling and tattooing competitions! It should be noted that this is an adults-only motorcycle event (no one under 18 is allowed to enter). So make sure you get a babysitter so you don’t miss out on this amazing event! Camp out here for free! Enjoy a few cold ones and let Canned Heat take you back to that magical summer of love!

Have Fun At Motorcycle Events No Matter Where You Are

have fun at motorcycle events no matter where you are

The solitary, undisturbed ride on your motorcycle is a nice way to shake off the bad mojo from your work week and feel like a real human being again. Once you’re back to feeling human again and you want to have fun with your fellow gear heads, think about checking out some of these amazing motorcycle events happening all over the country.

And this is far from everything. No matter what part of the country you’re in, there’s a bike rally happening not too far from you. So keep a lookout, and follow the sounds of the V-twins roaring down the highway.

The USA’s Top 50 Dirt Bike Tracks by State

take your bike out on some of the best dirt bike tracks in the country

America’s Favorite Dirt Bike Tracks You Have to Check Out

Looking for a sweet spot to tear it up on your dirt bike? What state are you from? Don’t worry, it doesn’t matter where you are because we’ve found a bunch of great dirt bike tracks for every state.

Yep, you read that right. Every. Single. State.

So, here is TMS Parts’ list of the top 50 best dirt bike tracks by state, listed alphabetically.

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Alabama

AMP MX – Alabama Motoplex

Alaska

Rival Park Motocross

Arizona

Motogrande MX

Arkansas

Sundance Motocross

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California

Fox Raceway

Colorado

Dragon Man’s Bike Park

Connecticut

Central Cycle MX

Delaware

Blue Diamond MX Park

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Florida

Bithlo Motorsports Park

Georgia

Aonia Pass Motocross Park

Hawaii

Kahuku Motocross Park

Idaho

Pleasant Valley Raceway

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Illinois

Buffalo Range Riding Park

Indiana

Badlands Off Road Park

Iowa

Joe Dirt Motocross Park

Kansas

Dragon Creek Motocross Park

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Kentucky

Dirty Turtle Offroad

Louisiana

Gravity Alley Extreme Park

Maine

Skowhegan MX

Maryland

The Landing MX Park

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Massachusetts

Moto-X 338

Michigan

Freelin Motocross Track

Minnesota

Echo Valley Motocross

Mississippi

Golden Pine Raceway

dirt bike tracks are better with the right gear

Missouri

Finger Lakes State Park

Montana

Bitterroot Valley Motocross

Nebraska

SMXP Sandhills Motorsport Track

Nevada

Mesquite MX

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New Hampshire

MX101 Motocross & ATV

New Jersey

Thunder Motosports

New Mexico

Sandia Motocross Park

New York

Rocky Roost Motocross

rev up your engines for an incredible time on the dirt bike tracks

North Carolina

Crystal Coast MX

North Dakota

Turtle Mountain State Recreation Area

Ohio

Briarcliff MX

Oklahoma

Alpha Motocross Park

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Oregon

Rogue Valley Motocross

Pennsylvania

Breezewood Proving Grounds

Rhode Island

Wrentham State Forest

South Carolina

Lakeside Motocross Park

ride on any terrain when you visit all 50 states' dirt bike tracks

South Dakota

Sioux Valley MX

Tennessee

Honda Hills

Texas

Monkey Island MX Park

Utah

Bunker Hill Motocross

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Vermont

Paradox MX

Virginia

River’s Edge Outdoors

Washington

Burnt Ridge Motocross Park

West Virginia

Tomahawk Motocross Park

Wisconsin

Dyracuse MX Park

Wyoming

Laramie County MX Park

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Time to Hit those Dirt Bike Tracks

Well, there you have it. All 50 states; from Maine to Alaska, from Hawaii to Florida. If you’re a die-hard dirt biker, then you know just how cool it would be to ride on dirt bike tracks in every single state in the USA!

And when you do, be sure to tell them who sent you.

15 Best UTV/ATV Trails in the USA

The Best Trails for Off Roading Fanatics

Spring is finally HERE! While for some people that means spring cleaning, here at TMS, we’re thinking about getting dirty! Who needs clean baseboards when you can have muddy riding boots, right? So while you’re praying to the gods of the outdoors for a long and glorious mud season, check out our list of the best UTV/ATV trails in the USA!

best trails atv

1. Paiute Trail

Located in South-Central Utah, the Paiute trail stretches for almost 300 miles across the Utah countryside. Frequently regarded as one of the nation’s best trails, it was even cited by ATV Illustrated Magazine as one of the best places to visit on four wheels. Spring is notoriously the best time to explore the trails, so make your plans early!

2. Ride Royal Blue Resort

Ride Royal Blue isn’t your typical private resort in Tennessee. You’re bound to see less white robes and towels at the spa and more mud covered boots on the porch. Ride Royal Blue boasts more than 600 miles of trail systems over 200,000 acres of land. Best of all, they have areas for every skill level, so this can be a trip for the whole family as well as all of your friends.

3. Little O ATV Trail

best atv/utv trails in the usa

Located in Michigan, the Little O ATV Trail is an awesome ride through Huron-Manistee National Forest. It is a 41-mile loop with tons of different terrain types. You can tear it up across the sand, open fields and through thick forests. What the Little O trail lacks in size, it more than makes up for in diversity in your scenery. So if you’re looking for a truly scenic ATV experience, this is a great choice.

4. Ocala National Forest

Florida might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of ATV’s and UTV’s, but the Ocala National Forest will make you a believer. The Ocala North OHV trail offers 125 miles of trail systems through the beautiful natural Floridian forests. When you’re done for the day, you can also enjoy any of the 600 lakes, rivers, and springs for a fun summer getaway.

5. Upper Black Rock Canyon

upper black rock canyon

California is known for its diverse terrain and impressive natural landscapes. The Upper Black Rock Canyon is no exception. In addition to beautiful hiking trails, there is also approved spaces for ATV and UTV usage. The former route for pioneering Americans in the mid-1800s is now also an excellent place to take your ATV and UTV for some great trail runs in your off-road vehicle.

6. Hatfield-McCoy Trail System

Located in West Virginia, the Hatfield McCoy system is laid out over 700 miles of trail systems. The trails will take you all over West Virginia and into many ATV-friendly towns and communities where you can patronize local businesses. The trails are well maintained, and the paved roads into town are just as friendly. Road driving is permitted in some areas, but make sure you know the local laws before you ride by the local jail.

7. Brimstone Recreation Area

The Brimstone Recreation Area can be found in northeastern Tennessee. 300 miles of ATV and UTV trails glide past amazing riverside views and mountain passes that will leave you awestruck.  If you want to challenge yourself with some serious elevation changes in your trails, this is the right vacation destination for you and your land rover.

8. Moab

off roading capital

Moab, Utah is a scenic destination fit for all sorts of folks, ATV and UTV enthusiasts included. Referred to as the off-road capital of the world, Moab offers views like no one else can offer for your off-roading experience. While there are many approved ATV and UTV maintained trails, it should be noted that riding within the national parks is strictly prohibited.

9. Bar 10 Ranch

The Bar 10 Ranch in Mesquite, Nevada is really bar-none when it comes to ATV experiences. ATV tours of the Ranch which get views of the Grand Canyon can last between 1.5 hours to full day guided tours on their trail system that tops 90 miles of breathtaking views of a natural wonder of the world.

10. Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area

outdoor adventure atv

The AOAA trail system in Pennsylvania is one of the newest ATV paradises in the country and has recently been named one of the top 10 ATV sites you need to visit in the country. The AOAA is a system of trails over 6,500 acres in eastern Pennsylvania, there are over 250 miles of riding trails available for every skill level.

11. Imperial Sand Dunes

Just north of the Mexican border is one of the best UTV/ATV trails in the USA , also known as the Imperial Sand Dunes. Off-road vehicles are permitted on nearly 120,000 acres of sand dunes stretching across the desert, with dune heights reaching up to 300 feet! While the park is open year-round, we also need to keep in mind we’re talking about the desert, so the summer months are typically too hot to ride. So if you’d like to visit the sand dunes, plan a trip outside of the peak summer months.

12. Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area

oregon sand dunes

The Oregon dunes are a fun experience for almost anybody. There are hiking trails, place to swim and take the boat out, and most importantly, riding trails. The dunes extend over 40 miles, and can be as tall as 500 feet, making it not just fun, but also challenging. This is another great place for the whole family, whether everyone rides, or it’s just you, there’s something for everybody.

13. Kipu Ranch

I don’t know about you, but I think I’m in need of a tropical vacation. If you’re feeling the same way, you might want to check out the Kipu Ranch in Kauai, Hawaii. As one of the best UTV/ATV trails in the USA, this private ranch hosts off road and 4×4 vehicle tours of the nearly 150-year-old site on this gorgeous Hawaiian island. Also, for the film buffs, you might even recognize some scenery from your favorite films like Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, and The Descendents, which were all filmed here!

14. Maine

The entire state of Maine is like a sanctuary for mud. If you want to have a religious experience with dirt this riding season, look no further. There are 6,000 miles of trails (seriously, 6,000) across the state  and countless social events associated with riding. There are more than 200 social clubs for riding, so if you’re looking for a mud Mecca, you’ve found it.

15. North Country ATV Trail

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The North Country ATV Trail located in Stratford, New Hampshire, near the Canadian border, is the most beautiful part of the middle of nowhere. If you’re looking for a peaceful ride in the beauty of pure, unfiltered nature, this is it, my friend. Find out why New Hampshire is home to so many gasoline-enthusiasts this Summer and on the list of best UTV/ATV trails in the USA. An important note about this trail is that is closed during mud season due to the environmental impact. It is open almost year-round, but closed from early spring to early summer to help conserve the trails.

This Isn’t Your Dad’s Bicycle Trail

Sure, mountain biking and hiking are fine, but if you’re looking for a place to fling some mud and see some beautiful country, check out these awesome places. If you’re looking to have a real adventure, meet us where the trail starts!

TMS Parts’ Top 10 Best Powersports Events in the USA

here's a sweet ATV rider kicking up dirt at one of the best powersports events

The Best Chances to Get Your Boots Dirty in 2019

 

It’s no secret that all of us at TMS have a need for speed. If it wasn’t, well, the cat’s out of the bag. But we know that you won’t judge because you’ve got the need too. So whether you’re riding your motorcycle, ATV, UTV or anything else with gasoline, we know you’re going to want to check out these awesome Powersports events!

 

leaving footprints at the best powersport events in the USA

 

TMS Parts’ Top 10 Best Powersports Events

Sheridan Mountain Showdown – April 2019

 

On April 7th in Prescott, Arizona, the AMRA is hosting the Sheridan Mountain Showdown. Dirt bike riders rejoice, this race is going to test your knowledge and your skills as a rider. Going over the rough Arizona terrain, this race is challenging for even the most experienced riders.

If you’re interested in joining the fun, check out pre entry guidelines for your big or mini bike, and get ready to hang on to those handlebars tight.

Moto GP Cota – April 2019

 

Maybe you’re not a rider, but you’re an appreciator. Maybe you are a rider, but you don’t want to compete. No matter what camp you’re in, Moto GP Cota is a really awesome event to attend! From April 12th-14th in Austin, Texas, you’re going to be able to catch some amazingly fast bikes tearing rubber and burning asphalt.

Some sweet perks of the event? Kids under 12 get free general admission, and there is free motorcycle parking provided by Geico! There are all sorts of different ticket types available to purchase, so take a look at their events schedule to see what kind of ticket you need to see all the best action!

Rally on the Rocks – May 2019

 

Moab Utah is often called the “Mecca of 4-Wheeling”, so it’s no wonder their yearly event Rally on the Rocks is always a huge hit. While the event is specifically only for race-ready UTVs, you can still enjoy riding around town before, after, or during the event, if you so choose, so long as your UTV is “street legal” according to Utah’s laws.

There are plenty of trails to choose from for the event. But it’s recommended that you register early! Registering before you get to the event will help to ensure you get to ride the trail you want, and it also gets you a sweet t-shirt to commemorate the event. You can sign up at the event, but there’s no guarantee for trails, and unfortunately, you won’t get that t-shirt. The Rally runs from May 14th to 18th and registration is open now!

 

ride your dirtbike through all terrains at some of the best powersport events

 

White Knuckle Event – May 2019

 

So we’ve talked about the Mecca of 4-Wheeling, how about the “Woodstock of ATV and SXS events”? This White Knuckle Event, held in Huntsville, TN is a great event for the entire family. There are obstacle courses, professional drag strips, food trucks, performances by the Nitro Circus crew, and live music from some of the most famous names in country music! Past artists include heavyweights like David Alan Coe, Gretchen Wilson, Uncle Kracker, and many, many more!

This year the event will be running from May 24th-26th, and tickets are available! And with Yamaha being one of the sponsors, you know it’s going to be an event filled with mud and good times.

4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals – June 2019

 

Have you got a favorite Honda, Yamaha, or Polaris 4-wheeler? Well so do the folks at O’Reilly auto parts. That’s why they’re coming to Lima, Ohio June 7th-9th for their 34th annual 4-Wheel Jamboree. Come see more than 2,000 4-wheelers in races, custom builds, or register your own ride to show off all that hard work!

We all know your 4-wheeler looks great underneath all that mud, so show it off! And then show everybody how it looks when it’s getting dirty!

 

at the best powersports events, everyone wears their helmets

 

Jericho ATV Festival – August 2019

 

When you think of New Hampshire, you might just think of a cabin in the woods or the historic Mount Washington hotel, but another thing to keep in mind is that New Hampshirites loves their ATVs. Berlin, New Hampshire plays host to this amazing event on August 2nd and 3rd in a “paradise for ATV riders”.

Music, 1,000 miles of trails, and great food are the appeals of the Jericho ATV Festival! Not to mention you get a great view of the beautiful white mountains! Come tear up some mud where the yuppies from Massachusetts come to vacation!

AIMExpo – September 2019

 

Sometimes people don’t want to get muddy or smell gasoline when they want to see the newest offroading gear and Motorcycles. We can’t say we get it, but we can point you in the direction of the AIMExpo in Columbus, Ohio.

The event takes place September 26th-29th, and while tickets haven’t gone on sale yet, you can start getting excited by watching this teaser video. Come see all the newest gear and rides, meet like-minded gear heads, and start getting that Christmas list ready early!

 

great views can be found at the best powersports events

 

Trailfest – October 2019

 

Every year in Gilbert, West Virginia, the folks at Hatfield-McCoy Trails put on Trailfest. It’s nothing but dirt, mud, and good times! You can camp or find slightly more civilized accommodations. But no matter where you stay, you’re going to be riding with your people!

There are many different trail systems to choose from crawling all over the West Virginia landscape for every skill level. Trailfest is going on from October 4th-14th, and you can even purchase a meal plan, so there’s one less thing to worry about. That makes more time for enjoying the great outdoors!

CST SXS Adventure Rally – November 2019

 

Sand Hollow, Utah is home to the CST SXS Adventure Rally from November 7th-9th this year. This year Yamaha joins the sponsorship team, and it’s due to be the best event yet! Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly event or for a place to put your UTV to the test, CST has you covered.

Registration doesn’t start until August, so you’ve got some time to get your plans in order. But even if you don’t plan it just right to go on the guided trails, you can still show up for the free-ride, or just to meet some awesome people who love their UTV as much as you do!

King of the Hammers – February 2020

 

From February 1st-9th, Hammerking Productions will be hosting the 13th annual King of Hammers event in Johnson Valley, CA. Billed as the “toughest off-road race in the world”, it is one of the largest off-road events in North America in terms of competitors and spectators.

There’s desert racing, rock crawling, and a series of 5 races held throughout the week. If you’re interested in competing, check out their rule book and videos of previous events, and get ready for the ride of your life!

 

rip it up with all your ATV friends at the best powersports events

 

Down and Dirty Fun

 

So here it is! Our list of all the best powersports events we’re looking forward to in 2019 and 2020. No matter what you’re riding, your skill-level, or who you want to bring with you, there’s an event for everybody. But it’s far from the only events that are happening! Maybe you’re hoping for events specific to something else, like motorcycle rallies. In that case, check out our blog about the best bike rallies in the USA!

Check out the local clubs in your area. And if you can’t find an event close to you that has all the things you want, consider starting your own event, and maybe you’ll see your event on our list next year!

10 Fun Snowmobiling Events Coming Up!

this woman on her snowmobile, looking out at the mountains and trails, is ready for an excellent snowmobiling events season

Mark Your Calendars for an Amazing Snowmobiling Events Season

 

There is no shortage in America of people who love speed, sleds, and winter sports. At TMS Parts we want you to enjoy the best winter riding experience by attending awesome snowmobile events across the country. Having an excellent riding season isn’t only about what you’re riding. It’s also about where you’re riding.

 

when the snow covers the evergreens like it is here, you know lots of awesome snowmobile events are happening

 

But maybe you don’t have time to research and plan which snowmobile events you want to attend. Check out this list of 10 snowmobile events that are on our calendars this year!

Where Do You Want to Start Your Snowmobiling Adventures?

 

guy snowmobiling at one of the many winter snowmobiling events across the country

 

Iron Dog

December-February, Big Lakes, Alaska

While the registration period for “The World’s longest, toughest snowmobile race” is over, that doesn’t mean you can’t catch some of the excitement.

Riders put their skills and endurance to the test on over 2,000 miles of rugged Alaskan terrain during these events. Snowmobilers face the elements as well as each other for a shot at the glory of beating the world’s toughest snowmobile race.

Come see riders who live and breathe snowmobiles, and enter their raffle for a chance to win a new sled or even a tiny house!

 

East Coast Snocross

January-March, All along the East Coast

East Coast Snocross puts on some of the most exciting snowmobiling events and races all over the East Coast. Each race takes advantage of its state’s own geography and beautiful sights.

This year ECS will host their first event in Southern New Hampshire. If you’ve never visited this beautiful state, this might be the perfect opportunity to see some majestic mountains and get your adrenaline pumping!

Take a look at their event schedule to see where and when you can join the fun.

 

USSA Prostar Cup

January-March, Midwest, and Canada

The United States Snowmobile Association is the longest running sanctioning body since organized snowmobile racing began. They have a long-standing history of excellent and exciting snowmobiling events. They have sanctioned races in over 25 states across the country and even Canada.

Think you have what it takes to win? Sign up today to test your skills against some great riders in a competition that has stood the test of time.

 

amazing scenery with snow covered tress and evergreens is what you might see at many snowmobiling events

 

Take a Friend Snowmobiling!

January 19th, Hudson Crossing, NY

Are you a newcomer to the sled scene? The snowmobile clubs from Saratoga and Washington County are hosting a  Take a Friend snowmobiling event. Beginners can get tips from more experienced riders and test them out on the trails.

If this isn’t your first rodeo, it’s a great chance to give advice to new riders who are just starting to explore snowmobiling events. Just think of all the things you wish you knew when you started sledding.

Bring a friend along and spread your love for this great sport.

Best of all, it’s FREE! There are no entry or admission fees, just show up and get ready to have fun!

 

Annual Moose Jaw Safari

January 19th, Harbor Springs, Michigan

On the third Saturday of January, the Harbor Springs club hosts their annual Moose Jaw Safari. No registration or trail permit is required for vintage sleds at this event. You just need to show up at the right time and get ready for an expedition!

The ride is about 30 miles through wintery terrain to beautiful Lars Lake (about a 2-hour ride out). Witness some of the finest trials you’ll ever come across in Michigan and make sure to try the famous Bean soup waiting for you at the finish line.

What more could you ask for from a snowmobiling event?

 

Lake George Winter Carnival

February, Lake George, New York

Every weekend in February, come to Lake George for fun with the whole family at their annual Winter Carnival! There are ATV races and a polar plunge for the daredevils in your family. Kids can enjoy pony rides and marshmallow toasting on the beach, and plenty of great food and fireworks for everyone to enjoy.

There’s no reason you need to choose between having fun in the snow and having fun with your family. Check their event calendar to see everything there is to enjoy.

 

man snowmobiling down a mountain

 

A Snowmobile Parade For the History Books

February 1st, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Have you ever wanted to be part of snowmobiling history? Join this once in a lifetime experience at Sault Ste. Marie as the city attempts to break the world record for the longest snowmobile parade in history! They need at least 1,048 snowmobiles (you read that right) to partake in this event and get their name in the Guinness Book of World Records.

It’s a snowmobiling event for the ages!

If you’re interested in going down in the history books check out their facebook page. Make sure you give them a like and stay updated on their progress.

 

51st Annual International 500 Snowmobile Race

February 2nd Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

So what do you do the day after you get in the   Book of World Records? Well, how about going to see “Nascar on Ice”? February 2nd is the 51st Annual International 500 Snowmobile race, and it is one of the biggest snowmobile events for racers in the world!

Watch some of the fastest sleds in the world break speeds up to 100 mph and prepare to be awed when you learn that they put this together every year with 100% volunteer effort. These volunteers do it all with their passion for sleds and speed, and it’s sure to be a great time. But don’t just take our word for it, go see why Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan says, “if you enjoy NASCAR you will love the I-500 Snowmobile race!”

 

Snowmobile Expo and Powersports Show

March 15-17, West Yellowstone, Montanna

Santa comes in December, but there’s no reason you can’t start next year’s wishlist early, right?

Visit the Snowmobile Expo and Powersports show to see all of the newest innovations in snowmobiles and motorsports from the biggest names in the industry.

If you’re not interested in the new stuff, it’s also a great chance to come and show off your vintage sled! Enjoy the vintage snowmobile races at one of the classic snowmobiling events, and see how fast those beasts can still fly through the snow.

 

beautiful snowmobile trail in the winter

 

10th Annual NYSSA Vintage Sled Show

April 27th, Niagra Falls Convention Center, NY

Got love for the old school? Head to the Niagra Falls Convention Center to check out some incredible vintage snowmobiles! Held in conjunction with the SLEDNY education forum  this event is the place to be for any and all lovers of snowmobiles.

This is a great opportunity to meet like-minded riders who have a passion for the sleds of yesteryear.

 

Which Snowmobiling Events are You Heading to This Year?

 

No matter what kind of rider or spectator you are, there are all sorts of great snowmobiling events taking place this year. Get prepared, get your family and friends, and get planning now to make the most out of your winter season.

 

snowmobile rider speeding down hill

 

Can’t make these awesome snowmobiling events? Check out the 25 Best Snowmobile Trails in the USA for Every Level of Rider.

The 25 Best Snowmobile Trails in the USA for Every Level of Rider

snowmobile trails like this one are perfect for scenic riding

The Top Snowmobile Trails to Plan Your Adventures Around

Winter is about to come in full swing. Fresh powder is about to fall to the ground and change the world into a winter wonderland. Don’t you want to explore this new world?  Join in on the fun riding your snowmobile on the best trails in the US!

Maybe you’re looking for something different. Do you want a new adventure? How about new terrain and breathtaking scenery? Well look no further, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve got the top snowmobile trails that are going to make the adventurer in you go crazy.  

So… Where Do You Want to Go?

We want to go one step further and offer you more than just a handful of names and maps. We want to give you 25 of the top snowmobile spots to visit and explore this winter all over the United States. 

 

Jackson Hole has amazing snowmobile trails
Image Courtesy of Jackson Hole Traveler Guide

 

Togwotee, Wyoming

Want to adventure in a land with a “never-ending supply of snow”? Then try out the snowy wild-west terrain of Wyoming. Located just 50 miles northwest of the famous Jackson Hole, the beautiful backcountry scenery will leave you in awe. Navigate these trails over large expanses that throw you in the heart of nature. Don’t take our word for it, see it with your own two eyes! 

 

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Speaking of Wyoming… adventure a little further North West and take a peek into the National treasures of Yellowstone International Park. Take a guided tour through this park. Experience and witness everything in this park while being lead through by an expert!

 

Alpine, Wyoming

You have the land of never-ending snow and the land of nature’s national treasures. Why not explore it’s Winter Wonderland while you at it? It has a breathtaking view of majestic mountains that reach high into the sky. Explore this lunar-like landscape during the day and at night take a break with food, drink, and amazing lodging. What are you waiting for?

 

the Upper Peninsula in Michigan has excellent snowmobile trails
Image of the Upper Peninsula, Michigan – Courtesy of The Consumer Energy Alliance

 

Upper Peninsula, Michigan

The average snowfall in this state reaches up to 200 inches annually. There are over 2,500 miles of untouched trails through forests, fields, and over frozen lakes. Come and take a gander at the scenic views and nature’s wildlife down in the midwest!

 

two snowmobile riders hitting the trails in Maine
Image Courtesy of The County, Maine

 

Maine

No typo here, we mean it. The whole state of Maine is a paradise for snowmobilers. Why? Maine has an interconnected trail system (ITS) over 3,500 miles long and takes you all over the state. Many of these marked snowmobile trails connect to another additional 10,000 miles of snowmobile trails. Enjoy the wildlife, the friendly towns, and scenic routes. Never have the same adventure twice!

 

The County, Maine

When we said Maine, we meant the whole state. But that doesn’t mean we can’t drop hints at some more favorable snowmobile trails. Aroostook County is a mammoth region (the size of CT and RI combined) with over 6,829 square miles of wilderness and 4,000 miles of wide trails. Come adventure from mid-November to early April. Enjoy the County’s heavily Acadian influence and what it has to offer in terms of daring feats, hospitality, and amazing food.

 

snowmobile trails are awesome throughout the USA

 

Bartlett, New Hampshire

The months of December through April is prime time for snowmobilers. The White Mountain trail club diligently keeps the trail system “safe, enjoyable, and scenic”. There is nothing as majestic as the mountains up in New Hampshire. Keep an eye out for the wildlife and enjoy a guided tour through the scenic terrain. But don’t just take our word for it. Seeing is believing right?

 

Great North Woods Region, New Hampshire

It’s time to take an expedition to the top of Mt. Forest and take in the stunning views. New Hampshire loves snowmobilers and happily caters to all their wishes. Including keeping it’s 7,000 plus miles of snowmobile trails maintained and in pristine condition. This state has so many great accommodating activities perfect for individuals, groups, families, and couples.

 

there are lots of snowmobile trails in the Berkshires
Image of Berkshire, Massachusetts – Courtesy of MassVacation

 

Berkshire Mountain, Massachusetts

This mountain range offers an abundance of snow and scenic vistas. Adventure into the unique trail network.How about signing up and joining the Snow Seekers snowmobile club? They offer both new and experienced riders once in a lifetime experiences. Take the chance and explore.

 

The Northeast Kingdom, Vermont

Adventure through this magical kingdom and see the wonder! Adventure through the majesty of this countryside. This kingdom encompasses one-fifth of the state and borders Canada. Enjoy everything this land has to offer with its exquisite tasting center, mouth-watering food, and adventures through the wintery terrain.

 

there are excellent snowmobile trails in Old Forge, NY for riders like these two guys
Image of Old Forge, NY – Courtesy of Old Forge Camping Resort

 

Old Forge, New York

Located right smack dab in the middle of the Adirondacks, Old Forge has become such a popular snowmobile destination. This area boasts about having over 177in of snow per year. Now that’s a lot of powder! It has great trails, a mass selection of lodging, and a unique fun-filled experience you won’t get anywhere else.

 

Tug Hill, New York

Right on the western border of Lewis County, this is a place you’ll want to make note of on your GPS. It has an annual snowfall of 200-300in and over 780 miles of snowmobile trails across an amazing expanse of land. Because it’s right near Lake Ontario and north of Oneida Lake, Tug Hill gets a unique lake-snow effect. This means Tug Hill gets more snow than any other region east of the Rockies and heavier snow as well. This County offers streams, cliffs, and forests to challenge you mile after mile. Are you ready to take on the challenge?  

 

beautiful image of a winter paradise for snowmobile riders

 

Vail, Colorado

Try out a guided tour on trails that run alongside the continental divide. Explore the living museum of the American West which runs alongside the beautiful 14,000 ft peaks in the distance.  No words can describe the beauty that Colorado offers, it’s something you need to experience. Don’t wait too long. So get out and go see it! Get the engine roaring and start your western expedition on these awesome snowmobile trails!

 

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

The locals of this area refer to the snow as “Champagne Powder”. Most snow is made up of about 15% water while Steamboat Springs snow has only 6%. This difference gives snow a light, fluffy, and dry texture. It’s ideal for skiing, snowboarding, and, of course, snowmobile riding. Take a break and stay up at the resort for a little R&R after the expedition of a lifetime!

 

Grand Mesa, Colorado

This is home to one of the world’s biggest flat-top mountains. Witness several mountain ranges over hundreds of miles such as the San Juan, the Sawatch Range, and the Park Range. Along with this breathtaking view, enjoy all the fresh powder. These areas get an average snowfall of 35 ft. Not much can beat the beauty of Mother Nature… these mountain ranges are no exception.

 

snowmobile trails in grand mesa colorado

 

West Yellowstone, Montana

Wanna venture into a land known for their Tree Goblins? Unfortunately, these aren’t real mythical creatures… the “goblins” really just trees completely buried in the snow. The snow gives them strange and bizarre shapes that could be mistaken for ghoulish goblins. Take a guided tour through the endless trails to visit KOA Mountain, Old Faithful, and those goblins. Do you dare?

 

snowmobile rider on trails in Montana

 

Priest Lake, Idaho

Sun Valley may be the “place to be” but Priest Lake is its hidden gem. And what a gem it is! This 2,400 ft lake sits right at the base of a 7,00 ft. mountain integrated with dozens of trail systems. It had over 520,000 acres of public land ready for the aspiring adventurer. Make it a camping trip or merely a day trip to explore all these epic trails. Whichever you decide, this is truly a place you need to mark on your map!

 

Island Park, Idaho

With over 500 miles of endless, unique snowmobile trails, this is the perfect place to explore the unknown. It has over 18ft of snow annually that continues well into the month of April. Wintertime may last longer here than most other places, but don’t wait too long to start exploring! Check out one of the world’s best-groomed snowmobile trials in the world quickly before the snow starts melting!

 

happy snowmobile riders on trails in the USA

 

St. Germain, Wisconsin

Here is a remote area that’s famous for the Bo-Boen trail. Navigate your way through a network of beautiful and rugged terrain, through a well-marked snowmobile trail system courtesy of the Bo-Boen snowmobile club. Check out this club to get a one of a kind access to this incredible snowy terrain.

 

Marinette County, Wisconsin

This is 400 miles of funded snowmobile trails in the heart of northeastern Wisconsin. These trails can bring hours upon hours of exploring the terrain, making memories, and taking in the sights of winter’s paradise. Hop on Dun-Good trail, The Iron Snowshoe, or any of the other numerous trails this county has to offer. Marinette county takes pride in their trails and it’s riders. That’s why they offer continuous updates on outdoor conditions. Not even the weather can stand in the way of your fun!

 

snowmobile rider having a blast on trails in the USA

 

Black Hills, South Dakota

These snowmobile trails are as astounding as they are impressive. These are well groomed, well maintained, and marked. This is a snowmobiler’s dream. Enjoy a landscape with a clear valley and 6,000ft peaks as far as the eye can see. It’s a winter wonderland home to Mount Rushmore. Time to take in the sights.

 

Gunflint Trail, Minnesota

Gunflint trail is a great vacation spot all year round. Yet there is something especially spectacular about the wintertime here. Most of the trails overlap with the wilderness trails or adjacent to them. If you come through at the right time, you might be able to spot a moose along the way!

 

Brainerd Lakes Area, Minnesota

It’s the upper Midwest’s premier vacation destination and long revered as such. There’s an elaborate trail system that gives 1.200 miles to explore, weaving in and around the state’s forests and parks. Come hit up the Paul Bunyan Trail! It’s 112 miles of Brainerd’s byway lakes area.

 

scenic evening with stars on a snowmobile trail

 

Park City, Utah

“Park City is a no-brainer when it comes to balancing wild adventure with luxurious accommodations.” Explore the land that offers A Thousand Peaks with over 60,00 acres to explore. There is more private terrain available to you here than all snowmobile companies and ski resorts combined! Hey, when you go…can you take us with you?

 

Denali National Park, Alaska

Travel farther up and into the north than you’ve ever dared to try before! Adventure into the tundra of Alaska. Explore the boundless snow, the stunning views of Mount Denali, and it’s rich history, all while witnessing the breathtaking sight of the northern lights. There never has been and never will be another expedition quite like it.

 

aurora borealis over the mountains

 

Start that Snowmobile Fund NOW!

We’ve given you 25 of some of the best and most amazing destinations you could possibly visit on a snowmobile. It’s going to be hard narrowing down which places to head to first. Tack up the map of the US and start marking off all the places you’ll go.

 

snowmobile rider heading off into the sunset on a snowmobile trail in the USA

 

And don’t forget to tune up your snowmobile before heading out. Stay safe on your adventures with an ounce of prevention. Ride on!

Motorcycle Events You Gotta Hit Before the New Year

motorcycle events to end the year

The Best Motorcycle Events to Wrap up 2018

Can you believe how fast this year has gone by?! So much has happened in these last few months, and like us, we’re sure you set out on so many adventures! 

This summer was packed with motorcycle events for everyone. Your summer calendar was filled with awesome summertime bike rallies, and we hope you made it to your favorite ones. 

And now the seasons are turning over, things are starting to quiet down, and the chill is coming on – but that doesn’t mean any of the fun has to stop! In fact, there are so many more motorcycle events packed into these last few months of the year. 

Don’t throw away that calendar just yet! I bet you still have enough room to squeeze in a few more trips on that bike of yours! S

So, before 2018 comes to a close, check out all the upcoming motorcycle shows and events we’ve curated just for you.

Wherever You Live, There are Motorcycle Events for You

where ever you live, there are motorcycle events for you

Motorcycle Events in October

The Tennessee Motorcycles and Music Revival: Oct. 4-7th in Hurricane Mills, TN

motorcycle events - Tenessee Motorcycle and Music Revival

This four-day motorcycle event is held at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch.

Yes, that Loretta Lynn, the one and only legendary country artist to play the World Stage.

Held every year, their goal is, “motorcycles, music, comradery and the outdoors.” And this is exactly what they do. Gather around live music, vendors, meet and greets, and so much more! Park your RV or pitch your tent where all the action is right at the ranch. Give in to the genuine southern hospitality and make new and lasting friends.

How about joining in Loretta’s Ride, a gathering in tribute to honoring our military veterans? Help us benefit the USO who help the US service members and families across the world. Take part in this spectacular event and many more! All you have to do is sign up!

Las Vegas BikeFest: Oct. 11-14th in Las Vegas, NV

motorcycle events - Las Vegas Bike Fest

Nothing says the party life quite like Las Vegas! This is a bike festival where the purchase of wheels and ink is not only acceptable but highly encouraged.

This year, Ink Mayhem Convention is happening right in the heart of this motorcycle event. Show your pride for your motorized beast with some fresh ink.

If a new tattoo isn’t for you, not to worry, there are plenty of other activities happening during BikeFest.

How about taking part in Biker Bingo or the poker walk? Enter contests for the best facial hair, greatest tattoo, or a wet t-shirt contest! Take in the sights and sounds of the live entertainment from bands such as Puddle of Mudd and Carol-Lyn’s History of Rock!

many motorcycle events take place in Las Vegas

Come share in the adventures in the historic part of Downtown Las Vegas. We’ll be waiting for you!

AIMExpo 2018: Oct. 13-14th in Las Vegas, NV

AIMexpo is one of the top motorcycle events of the year

Don’t plan on leaving Las Vegas just yet. There’s more to come!

Why not hit up the American International Motorcycle Expo? The AIMExpo motorcycle event is a, “…catalyst to bring together industry, press, dealers, and consumer all to one place.”

They truly succeed at doing just that with over 500 exhibitors; 300 media outlets; multiple vendors; and free (yes, free!) parking for all motorcycle riders.

This is North America’s largest Powersports Expo where fans, professional racers, and bike enthusiasts all come together around their passion for all things MC.

so many motorcycle events in Las Vegas, make sure to find time to ride when you're there

If that isn’t enough to tempt you, this year’s event will feature next year’s 2019 cycle models, gear, parts, and accessories. Start tossing your spare change into that savings jar for all this expo will offer.

Daytona Beach’s 26th Biketoberfest: Oct. 18-21st in Daytona, FL

Biketoberfest is the event of motorcycle events

Biketoberfest is the event of motorcycle events. What do we mean by that? Well, over 100,000 people from all over the country make their way to enjoy the beautiful fall weather and friendships forged over the love of the ride.

Biketoberfest is here for you to, “Celebrate the adventure and the spirit of today’s motorcycle enthusiasts.”

Come to join us at the festival’s Kick-off Party, Rocktoberfest, where spirits and live music flow freely. Watch as professional cyclists compete in the Daytona International Speedway motorcycle races and cheer your favorite racer on!

Each day is jam-packed, bursting with entertainment for everyone. With all of these awesome events piled on top of one another, it’s going to be a hard time picking the one you really want to attend. Good luck!

Babes Ride Out: Oct. 18-21st in Joshua Tree, CA

motorcycle events for women - Babes Ride Out

“Giving Ladies the confidence they need to get out there!”

Motorcycles aren’t just for men. Ladies, Babes Ride Out is a motorcycle event just for you!

This event is taking place on 40 acres of land and will be their largest event yet. And they are going to need all that space for what they have planned! It’s four days and three nights at the world’s Largest Ladies-Only riding and campout event. It’s a 21+ age event, ladies so you can leave the kids at home and get that bike rumblin’ and rev on over here!

Most of the daytime will be spent on the road touring the Bitwell route, but at night it’s FREE 805 beer and Sailor Jerry Mix drinks until they are gone.

It’s nights planned with events like Karaoke and dance parties. Ladies night, oh, what a night! 

18th Annual Thunder Beach Autumn Rally: Oct. 24-28th in Panama City Beach, FL

motorcycle events on the beach include Thunder Beach Autumn Rally

This autumn bike rally causes some serious thunder with all of the riders hitting this seaside town. And guess what? This is a biker friendly FREE rally and all bike lovers are welcome!

Come on out for this 5-day event and enjoy all the sites and activities you know you’re going to want to jump in on. Hundreds of vendors await, each with big names in the MC industry that assure quality product and information. After all, you want what’s best for you and your ride, right? There is no excuse not to take part in this action-packed rally!

Don’t forget to check out the factory demo rides and stunt shows that are peppered throughout these five fun-filled days. Take a whirl at the Baddest Bagger show or test your skill at the annual Poker Run! Oh, and the event has its own smartphone app

(Also, make sure to download our list of motorcycle apps you need before hitting the road on your way to any of these motorcycle events.)

Thunder Beach is an awesome bike rally. Trust me, you don’t want to miss this one.

Motorcycle Events in November

there are many motorcycle events in November

Lone Star Rally: Nov. 1-4th in Galveston, TX

motorcycle events in November include the Lone Star Rally in Texas

Lone Star Rally is one of the only Motorcycle Rallies where you can also test out your Rodeo skills in their Rodeo Games! From the Whiskey Barrel Roll to the Plank Walk, do you think you have what it takes to join in with these cowboys?

If that’s not your scene, then take part in the Ride in Custom Bike Show. Know what’s special about this show? “Best in Show” gets a full feature in Cycle Source Magazine and $500 cash prize! Yee-haw!

Enjoy the hundreds of vendors, live music, and the biggest biker party that Texas has to offer!

Progressive International Motorcycle Show: Nov. 16-18th in Long Beach, CA;  Nov. 30- Dec. 2nd in New York, NY

believe it or not, even NYC hosts motorcycle events

This is, by far, a GO BIG or go home event, or as we should really call it, events.

The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows travel throughout the country to multiple cities and venues. No one needs to miss out on this action-packed motorcycle dream-come-true event!

This tour connects Powersports-leading brands packed with both enthusiasts and buyers alike. This is the largest touring consumer motorcycle event in the US and it has fine-tuned its shows to hold on to that title with pride.

This show offers you unique hands-on events that no other festival, rally, convention, or show can provide. Sign up to join in on the DIY programs for customization and maintenance of your machine. Check out the new 2019 models before they hit the market and see what’s so special about the new and improved designs.

NYC riders make sure you hit up local motorcycle events like the Progressive International Motorcycle Shows

The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows are motorcycle events that have been traveling around for over 37 years, learning from the best and brightest in the industry of MC, to give the greatest in all the leading motorcycle machines, gear, accessories, and more! If worse comes to worse and you miss these two dates, these shows continue their journies all the way into February! There is no reason you should have to miss out.

Motorcycle Events aren’t Done for the Year

This year isn’t over yet, not by a long shot! There is plenty to do before you have to retire your bike for the season (depending on where you live, that is) and there are still plenty of rides to take, friends to make, and parties to hit up.

there are so many motorcycle events to attend before the year is done

Start marking up that calendar again and make some moves, folks! Where are you going to go first? Which one caught your eye and made you the most excited? The adventures are just getting started, and it’s up to you to start up that engine and get rolling!

The Most Beautiful Autumn Rides in the USA

scenic autumn rides are just around the corner - is your motorcycle ready?

Scenic Autumn Rides are Just Around the Corner

Summertime is starting to wind down and before you can blink gorgeous autumn rides will be arriving with the weather.

Those cooler days are starting. You know the ones where the breeze is a little stronger and the sun doesn’t feel as strong? Fall is coming, but that doesn’t mean your adventures have to stop anytime soon. 

The leaves are starting to change colors in the more northern part of the country, from vibrant greens to hues to gold, red, purple, and orange. Why not get out there on the road and enjoy them for yourself? Experience the grand change of the seasons with the best view – when the stunning colors zip by you on a motorcycle ride.

Get ready to set the fall dates on your calendars, pack your bags, check your motorcycle apps, and get that tank filled up. It’s time for some awesome autumn rides!

autumn rides on your motorcycle are amazing when the foliage is turning

Oh, the Places You Could Go – On Your Autumn Rides

Tunnel of Trees – Northern Michigan M-119

Why not experience something that seems to have a touch of magic to it?

Located in Northern Michigan, take stock of the awe-inspiring fall foliage that surrounds you on your ride. The Tunnel of Trees spans from Harbor Springs to Cross Village and truly is an amazing feat of nature. This is 20 miles of beautiful scenery that will absolutely take your breath away.

This is one of those autumn rides you have to savor. The kind of ride where you take some time to stop and smell the roses. You’ll definitely feel as though you might be heading into another realm…

Why is it called the Tunnel of Trees?

Well, it’s because the forest of evergreens and hardwood trees that surround the zig-zagging road tower overhead and narrow down toward the pavement as if you’re traveling through a tunnel. Maybe it’s leading you to Narnia? Who knows! Why not take an autumn ride and find out for yourself?

There are plenty of colorful places to stop along the way, local business ranging from shops and dives. Come to see all there is to offer for yourself!

there are scenic autumn rides on your bike and then there are adventure rides, too

The Tail of the Dragon – Bordering the States of Tennessee and North Carolina

Can you handle the dragon? Can you survive the 318 curves in 11 miles on the tail of this beast? Come to test it out yourself. This is not a scenic adventure; instead, it’s a test of skill and the road itself! This is the challenge heard around the states as many make their way to out their skills to the test. It’s just you and the road. Who will conquer who? There are no houses, no side roads, and no intersections.

All year, it hosts plenty of events, perfect for friends and family looking for a different style of road tripping. This Fall is no exception to the rule. In October, check out the annual, Attack of the Dragon, which is 11 years old and still going strong. That and many other events are coming up to celebrate the beautiful fall season. Ride that noble steed and come to slay the beast!

autumn rides on your motorcycle can be so comfortable as the weather cools

Twisted Sisters – Three Hill Country Ranch Roads 335, 336, & 337 San Antonio Texas

These sisters are truly twisted here and they are wicked! This is 100 miles of loops along three stretches of road that keep you holding onto your bike and hugging those turns even tighter. Beware one particular stretch of 15 miles, it has 65 curves alone! Only a truly skilled motorcyclist can handle these three siblings and known for the challenge they present. Do you think you can tango with these girls? Prove your worth and take on this challenge!

This stretch is a motorcyclist’s dream, as it has plenty of sites and sounds to experience along the journey. Take a break at one of the many local diners and restaurants, or maybe the Lone Star Motorcycle Museum! It has become such a popular spot that locals and tourists alike flock here and gather at multiple events throughout the year. You may even find yourself at one of them! Wind your way through the scenic and historic byway that Texas has to offer.

autumn rides can be very different depending on whether you want foliage or adventure

San Juan Mountain Skyway – Starting in Ridgway, Colorado and ending in Telluride, Colorado

Nestled in the mountains of Colorado why not take a trip and explore the San Juan National Forest?  This 12-mile route circles around a good amount of land from the park. It’s also known as the “Million Dollar Highway” and it sticks true to the word! Just pay for the gas and you’re off!

Take in the beautiful sights of the Rocky Mountains not far off in the distance, and get a taste of that rich, fresh air. This will not be a one day trip either; the amount of fun and entertainment on every corner is truly a sight to behold.

Enjoy a quick side trip into the heart of Ridgway where many a famous Wild Western Movies have been made, or head to Mesa Verde National Park to see its unique landscape.

This is absolutely one of those awesome autumn rides for any skill level. Start marking your calendar…

autumn rides across the USA are made for a variety of skill levels and interests

The Kancamagus Highway – North Conway, New Hampshire

The Kancamagus Highway has no clever marketing name, nor does it need one. This highway speaks for itself as it guides you directly through the magnificence that is the White Mountains. This is one of those autumn rides that bring you closer to the heart of nature, true quiet, and beauty.

In the fall, the colors here explode, and folks head here for the picturesque views. (They don’t call them “leaf peepers” for nothing!) These New England mountains will be washed in hues of gold, orange, and reds for 34.5 miles, the foliage isn’t limited to just the highway. What more could you possibly ask for? Let these mountains inspire you!

When you need to refuel your bike and your body, explore the local towns around these giants. Enjoy the hospitality of the kind locals and they’re sleepy, yet lively, little towns.

Perhaps they will tell you a secret about a hiking trail not far off or maybe a small pub that has the best sandwiches and beer. You may even find yourself where the Old Man of the Mountain used to be. “The Old Man” is a historic sight, where nature’s marvel surveyed the scene of New Hampshire’s mountains for years. Sadly, the Old Man returned to the earth in May 2003, but there is a memorial for him. 

Why not hop on that bike and find your way up here again? (We’re assuming you crossed Laconia Motorcycle Week of your bucket list already as one of the motorcycle rallies you HAD to go to.)

Reconnect with nature and enjoy autumn in New England at its finest. 

autumn rides in New England are amazing on a motorcycle as you take in the beauty of the mountains

Before you go out and hit those awesome autumn rides, keep these safety tips in mind…

autumn rides on your bike are a visual feast when the foliage is changing colors

We Have a Few Quick Tips to Keep You Safe During Your Autumn Rides

Fall is a different season and has a different set of things and places, and riders should heed a little caution.

While there may not be snow or an avalanche, (depending, of course, where you are…) accidents can still happen during autumn rides.

Here are a few quick tips of things to be aware of when you’re out riding:

  • Keep an eye out for dry or wet leaves: Dry leaves could potentially cover hazards such as potholes or branches on the road that you don’t want to drive your bike over and damage your wheels or worse, injure yourself. Wet leaves are also a hazard and slick up the road which may cause you to slip. Basically be aware of all the leaves on the road. 
  • Deer season is here: Deer are far more active this time of year. More collisions with deer are likely to happen, so be alert! They are fast and sometimes they will freeze in the middle of the road. Pay attention to signs alerting drivers and riders to deer crossings. 
  • Leather is your best friend: Weather during this time of year is notorious for being finicky. It may go from warm bursts to chilling winds. Leather will not only keep you warm but offers you adequate protection as well. Check out TMS’s Motorcycle Apparel for some stylish, yet warm and protective, riding gear.
  • Cold nights: We’ve gotten so used to the summer heat that sometimes we forget that night temperatures can drop rapidly. Plan accordingly, especially if you are camping. 
  • Frost and icy surfaces: When the weather drops at night things can still be frosted over in the morning. Keep an eye out for slick roads!

Are You Looking to Test Your Skills or Stop and Smell the Roses?

Now comes the time where you have to sit down and make a decision. Are you looking for a way to test nature or to be a part of it? Once you have an answer, it might make it a much easier time of deciding where you want to go. Do you want to head out toward Colorado? Or the opposite direction and up into northern New Hampshire? The choice is up to you!

Before you head on out though, be sure to stock up on all your gear, equipment, tools and accessories. You might need to gather a few more supplies before that autumn rides begin, so check out TMS Parts before you set off and get the parts and gear you need.

And remember, have FUN out there!