Choose Your Own Adventure
There are so many adventures, on your own or with family and friends, out there for you either on or off the road. Here are just a few out-of-the-box ideas to get your imagination running for your next adventure:
Turn a day on the trail into a game of exploration. Just write down a list of objects or places to find. Whoever finds the most items on the list gets a prize!
Honey Do List
Turn your list into a bit of two-wheel fun. Getting a carton of milk has never been this enjoyable, and parking has never been this easy.
Whether on the road or off, hunt for hidden objects using the GPS on your phone. There are a bunch of apps out there to help you find hidden treasures close to home and around the world.
Ride to Eat. Eat to Ride.
Riding with friends to a great place to eat, whether it’s a diner or roadside dive, is one of the greatest things in motorcycling. Sharing the experience, on the road, then sharing stories over great food, is camaraderie at its best. Solo fine-food hunting is also a blast, and a good way to meet new friends. Also, with bike luggage and backpacks, you can bring a moto picnic along for the ride and dine al fresco.
This is where exhilaration meets inspiration. Museums offer a look at what makes humanity beautiful, from priceless works of art to scientific wonders, and a chance to see artifacts from before our time.
After a day out on the trails, settle around the campfire and…talk. We all, adults and kids, have a lot of distractions in our everyday life. Make this a time to unplug and enjoy one another’s company. Tell stories, sing songs, reminisce! Don’t forget the S’mores.
Best Selfies Ever
You, a motorcycle, an ATV or a side-by-side, an incredible view in the background in the middle of a great ride? Boom! A thousand likes for you, rider. And don’t just think about photographs. With a smartphone or compact video recorder, and the right mounts, you can shoot some awesome video, too.
National and State Parks Tour
National and State Parks are among America’s greatest gifts to the world. And many of them are best seen on motorcycles or ATVs that immerse you in the amazing outdoor environment. So don’t forget to pack the RV with your favorite off-road vehicles!
Friend Couch Surf
Do you have friends scattered throughout the country? Plan a few motorcycle rides and visit them. It’s a great way to explore a new place, and if your friends will let you stay with them, it can be fairly inexpensive, too.
The idea of seeing this great country, from sea to shining sea, is a dream for many Americans. It’s a serious adventure for more experienced riders and it takes planning. But what could be better than seeing so many different states from the saddle of a motorcycle? Something big to work up to.
Romance? On a bike? Absolutely. Whether you and your partner ride your own motorcycles or share one, riding together is one of the best ways to bond. Ride to a bed and breakfast by the ocean or a quiet lodge in the mountains. If you are a passenger, imagine the opportunity to hold your honey close as you both experience the joys of the ride.
Motorcycling gets you closer to the journey, and the people, than almost any other mode of transportation. You can find many reputable motorcycle rental or tour companies in Europe. Ride from the Austrian Alps to the Bavarian forests to the beaches in southern France, and don’t forget to sample all the local fare along the way. And getting around through narrow streets of old European cities and towns is much easier on two wheels.
Go to a Music Festival
Music and motorcycles make an experience you will remember for years. Ever since Woodstock, music lovers have been riding to music festivals and combining two passions into one experience.
Picnic in the Woods
Picnics in the park are for regular folks. Pack your family, friends, coolers for lunch, blankets, cushions, flying discs or balls, boardgames – all that and more, in your recreational off-highway vehicle. ROVs, also known as side-by-sides, can take you places many other vehicles can’t go, so you and your crew can really get away from it all and find the perfect picnic spot all for yourselves. Depending on the model, some can carry up to six people and plenty of gear and snacks.
Ride to Work
Make that daily trip to the office fun instead of being stuck behind a steering wheel. Take the scenic route. Save on gas money. Get a great parking spot. And come into work with a smile.
America has some of the greatest motorcycle roads in the world, from Highway 1 along the West Coast to the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Appalachian Highlands. There are many great motorcycle maps, apps and websites that will steer you to the most scenic, best paved, most enjoyable stretches of asphalt across the land.