Spring has arrived and motorcycles that have been sitting in the garage over the winter months are raring to go. These are six of the best rides in the states to consider for your next ride:
Tail of the Dragon
Located at Deals Gap, North Carolina on US 129, this ride is a must for motorcycle enthusiasts. With its 318 curves in 11 miles, not only is the scenery beautiful, but it’s a challenging ride even for the novice. Bordered by the Great Smoky Mountains and Cherokee National Forest, this stretch of road has no intersections to hinder your ride.
The Pig Trail
Located near Ozark, Arkansas on AR-23, this 19 mile ride is thrilling as you view spring flowers, waterfalls, the Ozark Mountains, and the Mulberry River. It has multiple curves, switchbacks, hairpin turns, and hills to delight every rider. You’ll want to stop along the way to take in the breath-taking views.
Located about 100 miles northwest of San Antonio beginning in Medina, Texas, this 100 mile loop offers plenty of beautiful scenery in the spring. The bluebonnets and wildflowers are spectacular as you ride the twists and turns of Ranch Roads 335, 336, and 337a. You’ll see gorgeous views of the Frio River and possibly a deer or two as you pass by some of the vast ranches in Texas.
Located near Blairsville, Georgia, this 133 mile road trip takes you through the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains on US 129. You’ll love the sharp curves and switchbacks as you climb up the mountains. The amazing sweeping vistas should make this route high on your priority list of road trips.
Salt River Canyon
Located north of Phoenix and sometimes called the mini-Grand Canyon, this 270-mile road trip offers grand views on US-60. You’ll marvel at the views from the bridge crossing over the Salt River. This meandering road takes you into the Tonto National Forest for more gorgeous scenic views. The weather in Arizona during spring time is perfect for riding.
Pacific Coast Cruise
Located on Highway 1 beginning at Monterrey, California, this scenic 127 miles is great year round, but especially nice in the spring. The flowery meadows, waterfalls, and curvy road offers spectacular views as you ride parallel with the Pacific coast line.
These are some of the best roads for motorcycles with scenery that is unbeatable. While it’s fine to ride on new roads with beautiful scenery, it’s important to keep safety in mind first. Spring roads can be unpredictable, with some snow or ice in certain areas. You also need to pay extra attention to other drivers who may not be able to see you as well.