Wednesday, March 16, 2011

AMA's 15 best motorcycling roads

Click the title above for the article as it appeared in several local newspapers (the one above links to the Sacramento Bee). Here's the gist:

AMA polled its members for the best motorcycling roads in the US. 15 were chosen. Here's the list in the requisite reverse order. I'm quite happy to say I've ridden 4 of the 15 (shown highlighted below)! The other 11 are being put on my plan-to-do list.... :)

15. Washington Route 129 and Oregon Route 3, Clarkston, Wash., to Enterprise, Ore.
14. Ohio Route 170, Calcutta to Poland.
13. California Route 58, McKittrick to Santa Margarita.
12. U.S. Route 33, Harrisonburg, Va., to Seneca Rocks, W.Va.
11. Natchez Trace, from Natchez, Miss., to Nashville, Tenn.
10. Angeles Crest Highway, California Route 2.
9. U.S. Route 12, Lolo Pass, Idaho and Montana.
8. California Route 36.
7. Cherohala Skyway, North Carolina and Tennessee.
6. Going to the Sun Road, Glacier National Park, Montana.
5. California Route 1, Pacific Coast Highway.
4. U.S. Route 550, from Ouray to Durango, Colo.
3. U.S. Route 129 -- The Tail of the Dragon -- on the North Carolina-Tennessee border.
2. Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina.
1. Beartooth Highway, Montana and Wyoming.

Keep riding!

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