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Motorcycle Rides

New England is a great place to ride. The region has mountains, ocean, lakes, and forests.....all within a few hours of riding. In this section you will find information about rides, roads, restaurants, and more. This page is your key to a wealth of local information in two main parts.

 

(1) The navigation menu on the left side of the page will lead you to additional ride planning information. 

 

(2) The tabular list below contains NER "Ridden and Recommended Rides."  These are excellent motorcycle rides that will be enjoyable to a visitor or a native of New England.

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Read this short document about how to easily download rides to your Garmin GPS: Link

 

NER Ridden and Recommended Rides

 

Best Roads, Views, Restaurants, Hotels, and Things to See

 

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BEST OF NEW ENGLAND

Here is a website that lists the Best Roads, Best Views, Best Restaurants, Best Hotels, and Best Things to See in New England and Eastern NY.

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Vermont

 

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Stowe Trip

This website has great loop rides from Stowe, VT. Hotel and restaurant choices are included. These rides are used for NER Stowe trips. (Ed)

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Killington Trip

This website has great loop rides from Killington, VT. Hotel and restaurant choices are included. These rides are used for NER Killington trips. (Ed)

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Hanover to Stowe Ride

Here is a nice 108 mile ride from Molly's Restaurant in Hanover, NH (review) to Stowe, VT. Highlights include Academy Road through Thetford, VT 113, Chelsea Road, Powder Spring Road, VT 232, VT 215 through Cabot, Cabot Road, VT 15, and VT 100. Google Map

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Stowe to White River Junction

Here is a nice 96 mile ride from Stowe to lunch at the Tuckerbox (review) in White River Junction, VT. Highlights include upper VT Route 12 past Elmore Lake & Montpelier, lower VT Route 12 through Allis State Park, Vt Route 107, and VT Route 14 along the White River. Google Map

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South VT Ride

247 mile ride. Start/end DDs in Brattleboro.

This ride visits some of the best roads and views in Southern Vermont. Highlights include East-West Rd, VT 30, VT 100, VT 131, Tyson Rd/Kingdom Rd, VT 140, VT 133, and Dover Rd. KML

Lunch is at Mary's Cafe in West Rutland.

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Western Mass. & S. Vermont Ride

This ride is one of my favorite rides in the area. There are 8 BestOfNewEngland Roads and 4 BONE Views! This is a great combination of scenery and twisty roads. (Ed)

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Western Mass & S Vermont Ride 2

A very nice ride that begins at the Shell Station in Orange, MA and visits some great twisty roads in Southern Vermont and Western Massachusetts. Highlights include VT 112, VT 9, VT 8, VT 100, Tunnel Road, River Road, Mohawk Trail, MA 116, Leverett Road, and Wendell Depot Road. 157 miles. Lunch at the Golden Eagle Restaurant at the MA 2 hairpin. (Ed)

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Orange, MA to Killington Ride

Here is a nice 178 mile ride from the Shell/Dunkin Donuts in Orange, MA to the hotel in Killington. Highlights include Northfield Road, Vermont Route 142, East-West Road, Dover Road, Vt Route 100, VT Route 30, VT Route 315, VT Route 153, and Route 133.   Google Map

Lunch is at Bob's Diner in Manchester, VT.

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Killington to Orange, MA Ride

Here is a nice 150 mile ride from Killington to Orange, MA. Highlights include VT Route 100, Windham Hill Road, Route 112, MA Route 116, and Shutesbury Road (BONE Road).   Google Map

Lunch is at McCusker's Market in Shelburne Falls.

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New Hampshire

 

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Gorham Trip

This website has great loop rides from Gorham, NH. Hotel and restaurant choices are included. These rides are used for NER Gorham trips. (Ed)

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Lincoln Trip

This website has great loop rides from Lincoln, NH. Hotel and restaurant choices are included. These rides are used for NER Lincoln trips. (Ed)

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SW-NH Ride

150 mile ride. Ride begins in Jaffrey, NH

Lunch is at the Hungry Diner in Walpole, NH.

Highlights include NH 137, NH 136, NH 149, NH 31, NH 123, NH 123A, and Dunlin Rd.

The ride end at Kimball Farm in Jaffrey for ice cream.
Gas at 42 miles and 101 miles. (Ed)
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SE-NH Ride

Part 1 =56.3 mi. Part 2 = 64.3 mi.
Lunch at Goody Cole's Smokehouse in Brentwood
Ice Cream at Memories Ice Cream in Kingston. (Steve)

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West-NH Ride

232 mile ride. Highlights include NH 129, NH 107. Weir's Beach, Winona Rd, NH 132, Newfound Lake, Sunapee Lake, NH 31, and NH 136.

Lunch is at Kathleen's Irish Pub in Bristol. (Steve)

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Southern NH & Central Mass Ride

Twisty ride that begins at Kimball Farm in Jaffrey, NH and ends in Littleton, MA. Best of the NothEast (BONE) roads include NH 137, NH 31, NH 149, NH 136, Martins Pond Road, Wylie Road, and MA 119. 118 miles - (Ed)

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NH & Maine Seashore Ride

This ride visits the most scenic spots along the New Hampshire and Southern Maine Seashore. Stops include Nubble Light and Mount Agamenticus in Maine. Lunch is at Newicks Lobster in Dover, NH. 107 Miles. (Ed)

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Raymond to Lincoln Ride

Here is a nice 135 mile ride from Raymond, NH to Lincoln, NH. Follow Route 107 (BONE Road) up to Weir's Beach. Stop for lunch in Meredith at Hart's Turkey Farm. After lunch, ride curvy Winona Road (BONE Road) and scenic W. Shore Road (BONE Road) along Newfound Lake. Next, ride Route 175 (BONE Road) north. Take a short detour on Ellsworth Hill Road to the BONE View at Armont (photo). Ellsworth Hill Road is a great curvy road that turns to dirt 3 miles after the Armont view. Continue to the dirt and turn around for some great riding. Finally, return to Route to Route 175 and continue to Lincoln.  Google Map

Lunch is at Hart's Turkey Farm in Meredith.

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Lincoln to Concord Ride

Here is a nice 120 mile ride from Lincoln to Concord. Ride the Kancamagus Highway to Conway. Turn south and stop at the Eaton Village Store. Continue south on Route 153 past Province Lake and enjoy the great curves before Sanbornville. Take Route 109 into Wolfeboro. Follow Route 28 to Alton. Finally ride curvy Route 140/Route 129 to lunch in Concord.

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Lunch is at Newick's Lobster House in Concord.

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Hampton, NH to Bath, ME Coast

Ride Report) - This 138 mile ride begins at the  Dunkin' Donuts on Route 1 (369 Lafayette Rd), Hampton, NH 03842 (map).

Highlights include NH Route 1 along the ocean, ME Route 103, Nubble Light, Ogunquit, Walker Point, Kennebunkport, Portland Head Light, and Fort Allen Park.

The first stop will be at Nubble Light (Best Of New England view). The second stop is on Marginal Way in Ogunquit (BONE view). The third stops are in Kennebunkport at the harbor and at Walker Point.

Lunch at Bentley's in Arundel, Maine.

After lunch, stops are at Portland Head Light and at Fort Allen Park in Portland.  Google Map  KML

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Concord to Gorham Ride

Here is a nice 131 mile ride from Concord, NH to Gorham. Highlights include NH 132, NH 175, the Kancamagus Highway (photo), Bear Notch Road (photo), and Pinkham Notch (photo).  GoogleMap

Lunch is at the Black Mountain Burger Company (review) in Lincoln.

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Gorham to Concord Ride

Here is a nice 132 mile ride from the hotel in Gorham to lunch in Concord, NH. Highlights include Route 16, Pinkham Notch (photo), NH 113A, NH 113, Little Squam Lake (photo), Winona Road, Weir's Beach (photo), NH 107, Gilmanton Scenic View (photo), and NH 129.  GoogleMap

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Maine

 

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Acadia & Down East Trip

This website has great loop rides from Ellsworth, ME to Acadia National Park and Down East Maine. Hotel and restaurant choices are included. These rides are used for NER Acadia and Down East Maine trips. (Ed)

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Mid Coast RIMBY

This 183 mile ride ride begins in Topsham and ends in Thomaston. Highlights include Boothbay, Permaquid, Jameson Point, Marshall Point Lighthouse, and Owl's Head. Lunch is at Muscungus Bay Lobster in Bristol. The ride ends with ice cream at Dorman Dairy Dream in Thomaston.

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Wicasset, Camden, & Augusta

Here is 200 miles of bliss in New England, Maine to be exact. When doing this ride I suggest people stay in Rockland at the Trade Winds.Then you can have breakfast at Rockland Cafe one of the best breakfast places I've ever been too!. Then later in the day you can stop at Reds Eats for lunch or if you want a very short detour to Richmond for a cup of chili or a slice of pizza at The Old Goat. Then finish it off with a lobsta club back at The Brass Compass (however they close at 3)  so could skip lunch and just ride fast thru this great route and get back to Rockland just in time for that sammie!  201 miles (approx. 5 1/2 hours without stops)    (Jim)

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Hampton, NH to Bath, ME Coast

Ride Report) - This 138 mile ride begins at the  Dunkin' Donuts on Route 1 (369 Lafayette Rd), Hampton, NH 03842 (map).

Highlights include NH Route 1 along the ocean, ME Route 103, Nubble Light, Ogunquit, Walker Point, Kennebunkport, Portland Head Light, and Fort Allen Park.

The first stop will be at Nubble Light (Best Of New England view). The second stop is on Marginal Way in Ogunquit (BONE view). The third stops are in Kennebunkport at the harbor and at Walker Point. 

Lunch at Bentley's in Arundel, Maine.

After lunch, stops are at Portland Head Light and at Fort Allen Park in Portland.  Google Map   KML

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Brunswick to Ellsworth Coast

(Ride Report) - This 166 mile ride begins at the Cumberland Farms on Route 1 (100 Cottage St), Bath, ME 04530 (map).

Highlights include Boothbay Harbor, Permaquid, and Camden.

The first stop will be in Boothbay Harbor (Best Of New England view). The route follows Routes 27 & 96 (BONE route) while at Boothbay.

The second stop will be at Permaquid Lighthouse (BONE view) with lunch at the Seagull Restaurant across from the lighthouse. The ride follows Routes 130 and 32 (BONE route) while in the Permaquid area.

The route then continues to Rockport and the Camden waterfront.

From Camden the route follows Route 52 (BONE Route) to Belfast. From Belfast it is a straight shot along Route 1 to the hotel in Ellsworth.  GoogleMap  KML

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Massachusetts

 

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Eastern Mass
RIMBY

This loop visits most of the best roads in Eastern Massachusetts. Some roads are very twisty. Lunch is at Kimball Farm in Westford. Although this loop is only 117 miles, it will seem longer due to the technical roads. A nice ride!  (Ed)

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Eastern Mass Ice Cream Ride

This route was used for the Ice Cream Ride after NER Meet and Greets. The ride begins in West Boylston and ends at Rota Spring Farm (Ed).

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North Shore and Merrimack River

Great coastal ride best ridden off-season. Travel some very scenic roads around Manchester, Magnolia, and Gloucester. Continue north through Newburyport and then on some really nice roads along the Merrimack River. Finish with some nice twisty roads through Boxford to Richardson's Ice Cream in Middleton. 99 miles - (Ed)

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South Shore and Cape Cod Ride

This ride visits the most scenic points along the South Shore of Boston and the Western Cape. The ride starts in Cohasset and ends in Falmouth. Stops include Scituate Light, Plymouth, and the Cape Cod Canal. 106 miles. (Ed)  GoogleMap 1   GoogleMap 2

 

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SE Mass Ride

This is a nice 131 mile ride through Southeast Massachusetts with a visit to Horseneck Beach. Lunch is at Friendly Pizza in S Dartmouth. The ride finishes with ice cream at Kool Kone in Wareham.

Part 1 = 90.6 miles, Part 2 = 40.4 miles.

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Martha's Vineyard Loop

Gorgeous 64 mile Ride around Martha's Vineyard. Highlights include the Gingerbread Houses (photo), East Chop Light, West Chop, Lambert's Cove Road, Larsen's Fish Market (great chowder & view (photo)), Memensha, Aquinnah Cliffs (walk a few steps to the scenic lookout! (photo)), the Aquinnah Shop's Restaurant Deck (take a soft drink out for a great view), Moshup Trail, Edgartown Head Light (photo), and Oak Bluffs.

Grab a meal at the Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company in Oak Bluffs. E Chop Drive is one way due to cliff erosion. (Ed)

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Metrowest Ride

This 176 mile Ride begins at the Starbucks on Route 109 in Westwood. The route uses many of the best little twisty roads in the region.

Lunch is at Slaters in Bolton, Filho's Cucina in Groton, or Kimballs in Westford depending on time. The Ride ends at the DD's at Route 117 & Sudbury Rd in Concord, MA. (Ed)  KML

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Central Mass Ride

This is a nice 173 mile ride along some of the best roads in Central Massachusetts. Highlights include Mt. Wachusett, MA 62, MA 122, Quabbin Reservoir, MA 32A, and ice cream at Rota Spring Farm. Lunch is at McCarthy's Pub in Belchertown. (Ed)  KML

Part 1 = 91.8 miles

Part 2 = 81.4 miles

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Central Mass Ice Cream Ride

This route was used for the Ice Cream Ride after NER Meet and Greets. The ride begins in West Boylston and ends at Rota Spring Farm (Jim).

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NW MA Ride

(Berkshires)

Ride begins at the Shell/DD in Orange.

Part 1 = 99 miles.
Part 2 = 92 miles.
Gas is at 41 miles, 88 miles and at 171 miles.

Best Of the NorthEast (BONE) Roads: Wendell Road, Leverett Road, MA 116, Baptist Corner Rd., Adamsville Rd, MA 9A, MA 2 (Mohawk Trail), Mount Greylock Rd, VT 100, Tunnel St., and Bardswell Ferry.

Lunch will be at the Golden Eagle Restaurant located at the beautiful Hairpin of Route 2 (Mohawk Trail.) Arrive by noon when they open. (Ed)

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SW MA Ride

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Part1 = 105 miles. Part 2 = 81 miles.
Highlights include Blandfield Stage Rd, MA 23, MA 8, MA 57, MA 41, Bash Bish Falls Park, West Rd, MA 20 (Jacob's Ladder), E River Rd, MA 143, and MA 112.
Lunch is in Great Barrington
Gas at 52 miles and 105 miles. (Ed)

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Western Mass. & S. Vermont Ride

This ride is one of my favorite rides in the area. There are 8 BestOfNewEngland Roads and 4 BONE Views! This is a great combination of scenery and twisty roads. (Ed)

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Western Mass & S Vermont Ride 2

A very nice ride that begins at the Shell Station in Orange, MA and visits some great twisty roads in Southern Vermont and Western Massachusetts. Highlights include VT 112, VT 9, VT 8, VT 100, Tunnel Road, River Road, Mohawk Trail, MA 116, Leverett Road, and Wendell Depot Road. 157 miles. Lunch at the Golden Eagle Restaurant at the MA 2 hairpin. (Ed)

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Western Mass River Ride

Pretty 229 mile ride following rivers in Western Mass with a short foray into VT. (Ed)  KML

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Connecticut & Rhode Island

 

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SE CT Ride

This great loop was part of a group ride with no groups. It begins and ends at the Vanilla Bean Cafe. Great roads include Grassyfield Rd, Joshuatown Rd, and Hopyard Rd. Stops include Gillette Castle, the Chester-Hadlyme Ferry, and Chapman Falls in Devil's Hopyard State Park. Lunch is at Harry's Place in Colchester. Lots of twisties.  132 Miles  (Ed)

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MA, CT, RI Gobbler Sundae Ride

139 mile ride that rides past Bigelow Hollow State Park. One stop at the Vanilla Bean Café. Gobbler Sundae's at Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm. The ride ends at the Dunkin Donuts in Smithfield, RI. (Ed)

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RI Seashore Ride

This ride visits the most scenic spots along the Rhode Island Seashore and then travels along Route 49 in CT and along the Scituate Reservoir. Stops include Newport, Beavertail Light, and Narragansett. Lunch is at Champlins. 140 miles. (Ed)

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Mystic CT Ride

This is a nice 133 mile ride that travels some of the better roads in Eastern Connecticut. Ride CT 169, CT 49, CT 201, Rixtown Rd, Jerusalem Rd, Eastford Rd, and others. Lunch is at the S&P Oyster Co. in Mystic. (Ed)

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NW-CT Ride

This ride visits some of the very best roads and views in Western CT.

Part 1: 91 mi. Part 2: 77 mi.

Ride begin at DDs in Thomaston, ends in Litchfield.

Highlights include CT 109, Iron Mountain, Ct 7, Skiff Mtn Rd, CT 41, CT 4, Salmon Kill Rd, Dugway Rd, Mohawk Mtn, CT 341, and Lake Waramaug.

Lunch at Toymaker's Cafe in Falls River.

Gas at 42 mi., 139 mi. (Ed)   KML

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West CT Ride

165 mile Ride. The Ride begins at the  Cumbys in Granby and ends at Mohawk Mountain.

Highlights include CT 20, Barkhamsted Reservoir, East River Rd, Sayville Dam, CT 272, CT 63, Litchfield, CT 109, Ct 67, Iron Mountain, CT 7, CT 341, CT 4, CT 41, and Mohawk Mountain.

Lunch is at the Kingsley Tavern in Kent

Gas is at 108 mi (Ed)  Google Map1   GoogleMap2

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Southwick, MA To Fishkill, NY Ride

This ride includes some of the best of Western Connectict and Putnam County, NY. Highlights include the Barkhamsted Reservoir, East Shore Road (Best Of New England Road), the Saville Dam (photo) (BONE View), Route 63 (BONE Road), Litchfield, Route 109 (BONE Road), Lake Waramaug (photo) (BONE Road & BONE View), Lake Candlewood, Route 301 (BONE Road), and East Mountain Road. Lunch is at the Village Restaurant or the West Street Grill in Litchfield. 5 BONE Roads, 2 BONE Views. 158 miles (approx. 5 hours without stops.) (Ed)

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New York

 

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Catskills & Adirondacks Trip

This website has great loop rides from Cobleskill, NY. Hotels, restaurants, and things to do are included. These rides are used for NER Catskills trips. (Ed)

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Lake George & Adirondacks Trip

This website has great loop rides from Lake George, NY. Hotels, restaurants, and things to do are included. These rides are used for NER Adirondacks trips. (Ed)

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Lake Placid Trip

This website has great loop rides from Lake Placid, NY. Hotels, restaurants, and things to do are included. These rides are used for NER Lake Placid trips. (Ed)

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Dutchess County & Catskills Trip

This website has great loop rides from Fishkill, NY. Hotels, restaurants, and things to do are included. These rides are used for NER Dutchess & Catskills trips. (Ed)

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Finger Lakes & Northern PA Trip

This website has great loop rides from Elmira/Horseheads, NY. Hotel, restaurants, and things to see are included. These rides are used for NER Finger Lakes & Northern PA trips. (Ed)

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Dutchess County Ride This ride visits the best of Dutchess County.

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Columbia County Ride

This great ride visits all the best roads in Columbia County.

Part 1 = 110 mi. Part 2 = 97 mi.

The ride begins and ends at the Stewarts on Route 22 in Berlin, NY.

Lunch is at the Historic Village Diner in Red Hook.

Gas is at 49 mi, 90 mi, and 169 mi (Ed)

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NY History Ride

This ride combines great roads and historic sites from the Bennington Monument up to Plattsburgh.  KML

The ride includes the Bennington covered bridges, Route 67, the Bennington Battlefield, the Saratoga Battlefield, the Henry Knox cannon trail markers, Saratoga Monument, Fort Edward, Cooper's Cave, the Bloody Morning Scout, Col William's Grave, Bloody Pond, Fort William Henry, Lake George Battlefield, Sabbath Day Point, Ticonderoga, Mount Defiance, George Howe Memorial, Liberty Monument, La Chute portage and the Great Carrying Place, Crown Point, Valcour Island, the War of 1812 Museum, the Macdonough Monument, and Plattsburgh Bay.

Total miles are 229. Consider a side spur to Whitehall to see the Skenesboro Museum and the birthplace of the American Navy. (Ed)
 

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Ilion to Elmira Ride

(Ride Report). This 193 mile ride starts at The Waterfront Grille on the Erie Canal in Herkimer, NY. Ride Route 51 south through spectacular Ilion Gorge (video). Next is scenic and twisty Route 13 past Chittenango Falls. After riding along Oneida Lake, the ride follows Route 175 south to pretty Skaneateles. Finally ride scenic Route 14 south past vineyards along Cayuga Lake to Horseheads.  GoogleMap   KML

 

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Elmira to Cobleskill Ride

This 191 mile ride follows Routes 13 through Ithaca and Cortland Route 26  is one of the very best roads in the region. Route 20 travels east through small towns to superb Routes 51 and 23 to Canadarago Lake. Ride through the scenic Leatherstocking Region and Lake Otsego to Cooperstown. Finish with some fantastic backroads over to Cobleskill. You'll feel great after this ride.   GoogleMap   KML

Lunch is in Cooperstown at Alex's World Bistro. (Review)

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Pennsylvania

 

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Williamsport Trip

This website has great loop rides from Williamsport, PA. Hotel and restaurant choices are included. These rides are used for NER Williamsport trips. (Ed)

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PA Dutch Ride

Nice loop Ride through PA Dutch Country

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Liberty NY to Williamsport Ride

(Ride Report) - Here is a nice 229 mile ride from Liberty, NY to Williamsport, PA. Highlights include Route 30 along the Pepacton Reservoir, the Downsville Covered Bridge (photo), Route 10 along the Cannonsville Reservoir (photo), PA Route 92, the Starrucca Viaduct (photo), the Tunkhannock Viaduct (photo), Forksville General Store & Covered Bridge (photo), and PA Route 87. (Ed)   Google Map

Lunch is at Twig's Cafe (review) or Tioga Bistro (review) in Tunkhannock, PA.

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New Jersey

 

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New Jersey

Highlands

This 254 mile ride visits some of the nicest roads and scenic views in the Highlands. Begin with Seven Lakes Drive and Route 106 through Harriman State Park. Then enter NJ and ride through Wawaylanda State Park and High Point State Park. Climb Sunrise Mountain in Stokes State Forest and admire the views. Visit the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Swartswood State Park, Lake Hopatcong, Mahlon Dickerson Reservation, and Greenwood Lake. Lunch is at Domenick's Pizza in Newton. Ice cream is at the famous Bellvale Farm in Warwick NY. (approx. 8 hours without stops.) Ride begins in Fishkill. (Ed)   GoogleMap1   GoogleMap2

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NJ Road Delaware Water Gap Jersey Side

Anyone who has traveled thru the Delaware Water Gap has no doubt been on RT 209 on the Pennsylvania side of the river. On the Joisey side there is an outstanding ride. Very little traffic and plenty of scenic views, with a some twisty sections that has something for all riders. The entrance to this road on the west side is a one lane road and has a stop light that is on a 5 minute delay to control the traffic flow entering or leaving the road. This will get you to and from the same places that 209 goes, just a bit more unique.  (Willie)

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Quebec

 

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Quebec Trip

This website has great loop rides from Quebec City. Hotel and restaurant choices are included. These rides are used for NER Quebec & Northern Maine trips. (Ed)

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Baie-St-Paul Saguenay Fjord Loop (North Shore)

Very pretty 259 mile Loop Ride from Baie-St-Paul counter-clockwise along the north shore of the Saguenay Fjord. Highlights include the Baie-St-Paul Scenic Overlook, Route 362 along the St. Lawrence, Coudres Ferry, Port au Persil, La Malbaie, Baie-Ste-Catherine-Taldoussac Ferry, Saguenay St. Lawrence Marine Park, L'Anse-de-Roche, Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, Chicoutimi, the Little White House, La Baie, Ha! Ha! Bay, and Route 381.

Lunch is overlooking the fjord at Rose Café in Sainte-Rose-du-Nord. (Ed)

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Baie-St-Paul Saguenay Fjord Loop (South Shore)

Great 227 mile Loop Ride from Baie-St-Paul clockwise along the south shore of the Saguenay Fjord. Highlights include Route 381, La Baie, Ha! Ha! Baie, Route 170, L'Anse de Tabatiere Lookout, L'Anse-St-Jean, Route 138, La Malbaie, Chemin du Havre, Route 362, Seigneurial Mill, and the Baie-St-Paul Scenic Overlook.

Lunch is overlooking the fjord at Cafe du Quail in L'Anse-St-Jean. (Ed)

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Gaspé Peninsula Clockwise

This is a 410 mile clockwise ride around the Gaspé Peninsula. The 203 mile Part 1 begins at the Tourist Office in Matane and ends at the Tim Horton in Gaspe. Part 1 stops at St-Anne-des-Monts, Grande-Vallee, and at the Cap-des-Rosiers Lighthouse.

207 mile Part 2 starts at the Tim Horton in Gaspe and ends in Matapedia. Part 2 stops in Perce, Chandler, and New Richmond.

Good food stops, things to see, fuel/facilities stops, and hotels are included in the ride files. (Ed)

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Gaspé Peninsula Counter-Clockwise

This is a 411 mile counter-clockwise ride around the Gaspé Peninsula. 207 mile Part 1 starts at Matapedia and ends at the Tim Horton in Gaspe  . Part 1 stops in New Richmond, Chandler, and Perce.

The 204 mile Part 2 begins at Tim Horton in Gaspe and ends at the Tourist Office in Matane. Part 1 stops at Cap-des-Rosiers Lighthouse, Grande-Vallee, and St-Anne-des-Monts.

Good food stops, things to see, fuel/facilities stops, and hotels are included in the ride files. (Ed)

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New Brunswick

 

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Fundy Tail Parkway

(Eastbound)

This 17.8 mile ride includes the best views and restrooms on the trail. The route begins at the entrance station, stops at the best views,  at travels 10.1 miles to the Long Beach Ocean View. The ride continues another 7.1 miles away from the ocean. (Ed)

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Fundy Tail Parkway

(Westbound)

This is the reverse of the above ride with all the same views. (Ed)

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Nova Scotia

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Cabot Trail

Counter-Clockwise

This 207 mile counter-clockwise loop begins at the Dancing Goat Cafe in NE Margaree and ends in Magaree Harbor. The ride file includes good views, food stops and things to see.

Lunch is at the Meat Cove Campground & Oceanside Chowder Hut. Meat Cove is 17 miles of dirt in each direction, but is worth it for the magnificent views. (Ed)

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Cabot Trail

Clockwise

This 207 mile clockwise loop begins in Magaree Harbor and ends at the Dancing Goat Cafe in NE Margaree. The ride file includes good views, food stops and things to see.

Lunch is at the the Coastal Restaurant & Pub in Ingonish. Meat Cove is 17 miles of dirt in each direction, but is worth it for the magnificent views. (Ed)

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8 day Massachusetts to West Virginia Loop - (Eric)

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Day 1 Wellsboro

This section of the trip is simply routed to get to the good roads of PA., so it is a lot of interstate driving. The fun begins once you get to PA RT6. Kind of reminds me of Old US RT66. Sweepers through small towns with commercial areas broken up with stretches of farmland. The Canyon Motel in Wellsboro is VERY bike friendly. Let them know you are traveling by bike when you make reservations and they will have a gift bag for you. Must do the Wellsboro Diner for Breakfast. 407 Miles

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Day 2 Front Royal

The morning begins with one of the best roads in the East PA RT144. Twisties and sweepers for 100 miles with great rural and forest scenery. PA RT220 and I-99 are simply connectors. RT220 South of I-70 and US RT50 are wonderful long sweeprs through farmland. Be on the lookout for the "Mail Pouch" barn. Nice section of riding. The Super 8 in Front Royal is only 1 mile from Skyline Drive. Food is within walking distance. 330 Miles

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Day 3 Princeton

Ah, some great riding on this day! Travel the entire length of Skyline Drive and a nice section of the Blueridge Parkway. Riding heaven! The rest of the route all the way to Princeton, VA is sweeper perfection. Scenes of local farms and mountains in the distance are picture perfect. The Super 8 Motel in Princeton, WV is at a major interstate exit with a Super Walmart and plenty of restaurants. This is one great day of riding. 334 Miles

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Day 4 Sutton

This is mountain sweeper and twisties day! Don't miss the Exibition Coal Mine Tour in Berkley, WV. It makes a good midday rest stop and you get to go down into a real coal mine. The rest of the day is heaped with twisties and mountain scenery. The New River Gorge Bridge is an engineering marvel at over 800 ft. tall. The motel at Truck Stop "64" is reasonable and clean. They often have a country band playing in the evenings in the restaurant. They were a really good time after a long day of riding. The A&W Glass Cafe is a real winner for breakfast. 313 Miles

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Day 5 New Market

Here is a day with twisties, sweepers and then twisties once again with great mountain and rural scenery. At about the 142 mile mark you travel into the back country of the Shannadoah Mountains on Smoke Hole Road. This is a well paved but narrow mountain road. It is wise to take your time on this section. Enjoy the views and watch the blind curves. The town of New Market is very quaint with some very nice eating choices. 281 Miles

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Day 6 Gettysburg

Well it is time to start heading back North, but via the curvy route. This day features all types of roads and is a truly enjoyable set of roads. The evening is spent in historic Gettysburg, PA. Lots of history and places to site see and restaurants of all types. Any of the noted hotels are good and reasonably priced for a tourist town. Discounts can be had on the WEB. 325 Miles

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Day 7 Bushkill - Port Jervis

This day features some nice sections of Lancaster County PA and Amish country. As well as the Delaware Water Gap. If you like Italian food especially Veal Parm don't miss eating at Petrizzo’s Restaurant on US RT209 in Bushkill as noted on the route map. They do a great job and wonderful portions. There is a HUGE Cabellas store at the intersection of PA61 and I-78. Nice rest stop and a fabulous store to visit. There are several motels along RT6 and the Shady brook Motel is a nice one. 267 Miles

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Day 8 Home

The last day of this trip has a morning of wonderful roads including the Hawk's Nest, NY RT97 and sum of the southern Catskills and Hudson Valley. The afternoon is simply set up to get the rest of the way home. It has been a long week, but a great ride! 307 Miles

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Other states/providences

 

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6 Day California Coast Ride

Ride Report - The ride of a lifetime. An indirect ride from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Very little Interstate. Some very technical riding on Highways 1, 33, Santa Rosa Creek, Nacimiento-Fergusson, and others. The roads and scenery are unbelievable. The Route was painstakingly researched. Bring plenty of water for day 2 since you'll be far from civilization :)  (Ed)

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Las Vegas Nevada Scenic Loop

This is a nice 220 mile, 5 ˝ hour single day loop ride from Las Vegas that takes in some of the great scenic wonders of the area including Red Rock Canyon, Valley of Fire, and The Hoover Dam.  Suggest renting the day before and start early to have time to enjoy the sights along the way. Gas up in Crystal.  Lunch at Calville Bay overlooking Lake Mead.  Optional extensions: Eat at the funky, but bike friendly Bonnie Springs Ranch (+15 miles) and/or add a loop up to Mount Charleston (+60 miles). (Tim)

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U.S. - Canada Rides

 

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Quebec City & Northern Maine Trip

This website has great rides from New Hampshire to Quebec City and back. There is also a really nice ride along Quebec's Charlevoix Coast. Hotels, restaurants, and things to do are included. These rides are used for NER Quebec & Northern Maine trips. (Ed)

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US to Quebec

Nice Rides from US to Quebec City. (enfo1)

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NH to Gaspe

5 day NH-Quebec-Gaspe Ride.  (dmotty)

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NH to Quebec City

2 day NH-Maine-Quebec City Ride. (dmotty)

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10,000 Miles Around North America

A long, looping route across the full width of North America and back again, spanning over 10,000 miles (16,000 kilometers) and taking as much as 6 weeks. (Fred)

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