blank 08/05/15 09:34AM Motorcycle Road Trips, Motorcycle Safety, Scenic Rides

Summer Road Trip 2015

Summer Road Trips 2015

Summer is almost synonymous with the excitement of road trips. If you are just itching to take your bike out and feel the wind in your face, planning the perfect summer trip is simpler than ever. With the use of many new websites and apps, you can completely customize your trip to suit your preferences. Whether you want to ride solo, or bring all your friends, keep these tips in mind to make sure and get the best road trip experience this year.

Planning is Everything

Road trips are not just about reaching your destination. The routes and stops can be the best part of the journey. If traveling with a group, get on the same page about what is important to make time for. Agreeing on the length of the entire trip is also an important point to establish upfront. Make sure that your bike is well-maintained and ready for the trip. Advise your friends to do the same. Make room in your plans for the unforeseen. It’s also always advisable to have a bit of extra money on you for life’s surprises. Invest time doing the research to find stops along the way that will suit everyone’s personality. This will ensure that everyone has a good time.

Best Route Websites: There are tons of great websites for researching and planning your route. They can help take the guesswork out of deciding on the best stops, eateries, hotels, chill spots, bars, and entertainment. They can help tailor your trip so that you experience more of what you enjoy and spend less time looking for it once you’re out on the road. These are just a few great sites to help get you started:

l  MotorcycleRoads.com 

l  TravelingBikers.com 

l  AmericaRidesMaps.com 

l  MotoWhere.com

l  BestBikingRoads.com

Best Apps: If you’ve already hit the road and are not exactly thrilled with what you’ve seen so far, try some of these apps. They can take your trip from average to amazing.

l  Best Road Trip Ever

l  Roadtrippers

l  Roadside America

l  Waze

l  Along the Way

Must-See Destinations: Many Americans are unaware that the U.S. has many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These sites are deemed of special cultural or physical significance. If these are not already on your list, a road trip is a great way to start checking a few off your bucket list.

l  Grand Canyon National Park

l  Chaco Culture

l  Monticello

l  Everglades National Park

l  Yellowstone National Park

Scenic Drives: All across the nation there are scenic routes that will leave you breathless. Some great places are listed below:

l  Beartooth Highway, Montana & Wyoming

l  Cottonwood Pass, Colorado

l  Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania & New Jersey

l  Bicentennial Scenic Byway, Utah

l  Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina & Virginia

On their website, Belt & Bruner state that motorcycle crashes, accidents, and injuries are on the rise. Before setting off on your trip, take a few minutes to discuss safety; it could save someone’s life. Once your safety is addressed and the trip is planned, embrace all the things that may go awry in the process. Not everything can be accounted for, but that’s part of the fun. As the popular quote goes, “Live for the journey, not the destination.”

 

 

 

 

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