My Bucket-list rides are from Rider magazine and from some of my long distance rides.
Alright are there any riders like myself that still have a few Bucket-list places that you haven’t rode to yet and that you are still thinking about. Well maybe I can help motivate you a little. For me my ultimate bucket-list ride is to ride to Alaska to the Arctic Circle.
Ride all of it.
The longest stretch of genuine old U.S. 66 is in western Arizona, running 90 lonely miles from Seligman to Kingman alongside the tracks of the Burlington-Northern-Santa Fe. Railroads.
The Big Sur Highway, carved out of the coast along the Santa Lucia Range for a hundred miles between Cambria and Carmel. Or the pacific coast highway.
Go way, way east to Nova Scotia, and there at the tip of Cape Breton Island is Cape North, the farthest you can ride on the North American continent.
Anywhere in this state.
The 160-mile Salmon River Scenic Byway runs along State Route 75 and U.S. Route 93 from the southern terminus of Stanley, in the Sawtooth Mountains, up the Continental Divide crossing at 7,014-foot Lost Trail Pass on the Idaho/Montana state line.
U.S. Route 36 across Kansas, about 400 miles from the Missouri River to St. Francis as the eagle flies. Back 150 years ago, much of this road was a major route for wagon trains and even the Pony Express. Now a days it offers the best of small-town America.
Anywhere in this state.
The Natchez Trace Parkway runs 450 miles from Natchez, Mississippi, to Nashville, Tennessee, and the most fun is down where it starts alongside the Mississippi River.
Every motorcycle rider should run up the Mount Washington Auto Road at least once.
The run up Whiteface Mountain is an absolute must.
Riding to Key West
Taking State Route 12 the 90 miles from Kitty Hawk to Ocracoke includes a couple of ferries, which is all to the good. Most of the real estate falls in the purview of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
Anywhere in this state.
The Black Hills are definitely worth riding to and Mount Rushmore.
Texas Hill country, Big Bend
Anywhere in this state.
State Route 100 runs the length of the state, but the best stretch is the 130 miles between Waterbury (home to Ben & Jerry’s ice cream) and Wilmington, a mostly two-lane road that runs along the east side of the Green Mountain National Forest, and half of the fun is taking the little side roads that run over places like Appalachian Gap and Lincoln Gap.
Virginia The Blue Ridge Parkway
Beartooth Highway is an appealing stretch of road for motorcyclists who are ready to tackle hairpin turns. It starts in Red Lodge, Montana, and cuts through Beartooth Pass – more than 10,000 feet high!
Beartooth Pass peak is10,947 feet provides some very stimulating riding. The town of Cody, Buffalo Bill’s old stomping grounds, and head out over Dead Indian Pass (8,071 feet) on the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway (State Routes 120/296). Then hang a right onto U.S. Route 212 and climb up over the Beartooth Mountains.
Tennessee and North Carolina Tail of The Dragon AKA 129
Montana Going to The Sun Road
This remote road is considered one of the great motorcycle rides in the American West. It is only accessible during the summer months and stretches over 50 miles of thrilling, hilly roads.
Going to the Sun Road runs through Glacier National Park and climbs more than half a mile up to Lake McDonald, ending at the 6,600-foot tall peak of Logan Pass. Travelers are advised to check the weather before making this ride.
Now I can keep on listing way more places to ride to. But hopefully you will now go dust off that road map and start planning that awesome bucket-list road trip.
National Road Captain
Up Coming 2020 Events
March 6-7 Bind The Strong Man (BTSM) Macon, Georgia
March 11-15 Daytona Beach Bike Week is when ASR members will be down
May 9 Sword Run Clarksburg, WV
May 23-24 1st Annual Biker Sunday Cedar Springs, Michigan
June 15-18 General Missionary Conference (GMC) Chattanooga, Tn
June 27-28 Biker Sunday Hocking Hills, Ohio
July 29- Aug 1 ASR National Rally Nashville, Indiana
Sept 19-20 WV Biker Sunday Clennenin, WV
Sept 22-25 UPCI General Confernce St. Louis, MO Remember when planning your next biker event. Please give your information to the board. This way we can get your event listed on our web site and here in the rumblings and on both of our face book sites.
Thank You! Michael Theodore National Road Captain
Like to take the time to welcome the new East Texas Chapter members
Thank you Clearance Erap Texas Coordinator for your hard work.
Welcome Johnny and Esther Carr, Mike And Vickie Powell, Jerald and Donna Varnell, and David Bethel.
Looking forward to what the Lord has in store for the East Texas Chapter in 2020.
1) Surface Prep
2) Change Oil and Filter
3) Lube Moving Parts
4) Prep Fuel System
5) Safeguard Battery
6) Protect Tires
7) Check Coolant/Anti-freeze
8) Plug Out Pests
9) Keep it Covered
10) Theft Protection
Information for State Watch is from the AMA
Senate Resolution 63, introduced by state Sen. Anna Caballero promotes increased public awareness on the issue of motorcycle profiling. The resolution also encourages collaboration and communication between the motorcycle community and local and state law enforcement agencies to engage in efforts to end motorcyclist profiling. It also urges state law enforcement officials to include statements condemning motorcyclist profiling in policies training materials.
ABATE of Wisconsin reports that two state senators are circulating a draft bill that would allow retailers to dispense all blends of fuel through one pump nozzle. The bill (LRB2170/P1) would apply to fuel blends up to 15 percent ethanol (E15). The AMA joins ABATE of Wisconsin in opposing this bill, which would dramatically increase the likelihood of inadvertent misfueling by motorcyclists. No motorcycles or ATV’s sold in the United States are certified by the EPA to operate on fuel containing more than 10 percent ethanol (E10).
The Department of Driver Services Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program received a $83,464 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to help reduce motorcycle fatalities, increase driver awareness of motorcycles and educate motorcycle riders about safety initiatives. The grant allows the safety program to continue promoting state and national safety initiatives. The GMSP promotes driver awareness of motorcycles on the highways, rider education at 40 locations across the state and motorcycle safety initiatives. The GSMP operates motorcycle training for new and experienced riders. Classes focus on riding a motorcycle legally and safely.”We want to ensure everyone has access to proper rider education,” said Holly Hegyesi, GSMP Program Manager. “Motorcycle safety classes are essential for new and experienced riders, alike. Almost one third of motorcycle fatalities involve a rider without a valid license.”
Motorcyclist in Missouri will be required to wear helmets while riding, at least for another year, after the states legislature declined to overrule Gov. Mike Parson’s veto of a bill that would have repealed the current motorcycle helmet law. Parson cited safety concerns raised by the state Department of Transportation in issuing the veto. Freedom of the Road Riders supported the bill, which would have provided riders and passengers 18 or older the option of going without a helmet,if they carried health insurance.
PRESIDENT SIGNS SCENIC BYWAYS ACT
The Program is Set To Revive
President Donald Trump signed H.R. 831,the Reviving America’s Scenic Byways Act, on Sept 22,2019.
The bill requires the Secretary of Transportation to request nominations for, and make determinations regarding, roads to be designated under the national scenic byways program, which has been closed for six years. The AMA was part of the coalition that helped create this program in 1991 and played an active role in the efforts to revive the program. The program provides resources that help communities along designated byways benefit from the tourism they generate, while preserving the characteristics of the roads that made them great destinations in the first place. Even before the bill passed, officials said they were prepared to seek National Scenic Byway designation for 44 roads in 24 states. Michael Theodore National Road Captain
There are No upcoming events at this time. Please remember for 2020 when planning an event to let the board know of your dates and event information. So that it can be posted on our National website along with our face book pages.
National Road Captain
September Ohio UPCI Men’s Conference was truly a huge Blessing and a big success. We made a lot of new contacts who stopped by to tell us thank you for what we do. We were busy explaining to potential members that not only do we support our missionaries but we help members with biker Sunday’s to reach out to the bikers that others don’t know how to reach. We had quite a few pastors stop by to say they support what we do. ASR was blessed by the Ohio district Men’s conference as they gave us a donation for M4M.