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Take a motorcycle ride out of the city and into nature at the Ozark National Forest

The Ozark National Forest is located in the northwestern corner of Arkansas, about a two-hour ride northwest from Little Rock. It’s also about the same distance from Kansas City, St. Louis, Memphis, Dallas, and Oklahoma City. That makes this an accessible weekend getaway for motorcycle riders in six major cities in six states. Outdoor activities abound Spread across 1.2 million acres in the rugged Ozark...

Heading Out of Town? Remember These Driver Safety Tips

Americans love their road trips and head out in vast numbers to visit relatives, camp, fish, hunt, visit resorts and theme parks, or enjoy our beautiful country. Before you leave town on your road trip, take the time to review these driver safety tips – they could save a life. A Vehicle Check-Up Before any long trip, ensure your vehicle is in top running condition....

Motorcycle trip idea: Tackle the Loneliest Road in America

How does a road get such a moniker? The same way motorcycle riders earned the outlaw image—a story in Life Magazine. The July 1986, issue of Life Magazine was adorned with a picture of the Statue of Liberty and the headline “America the Wondrous.” Inside was the story that gave U.S. Route 50 in Nevada the nickname, The Loneliest Road in America. Once the Lincoln...

A motorcycle ride in upstate New York to picture-perfect lakes and some history

New York State Route 9N (NY9N) is an alternate road for U.S. Route 9 (US9) in upstate New York. It runs north from Saratoga Springs to Keeseville, covering about 143 miles. The section of NY9N that’s most enjoyable for motorcycle riding begins at the northern end of the little town of Lake George and heads northward for 63 miles. If Lake George sounds familiar, it’s...

A motorcycle ride on the Talimena National Scenic Byway takes you through the mountains and a national forest

The Civilian Conservation Corps began the creation of the Talimena National Scenic Byway in the 1930s as two truck trails. Then in the late 1960s, the roads were connected and paved, forming what is now known as Oklahoma State Highway 1 and Arkansas Highway 88. This scenic drive became a National Forest Scenic Byway in 1989, receiving National Scenic Byway status in 2005. The Talimena...