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February 12, 2018

Scouting the Vermont 400

When motorcyclists think about riding the U.S., it often involves the canyons, monumental geological formations, and deserts of the Wild West. However, the terrain in the Northeast can be equally technical—filled with gnarly, rocky trails through heavily wooded areas.  When MotoVermont invited ADVMoto to scout a new tour with them, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity. Eric Milano, the owner,…
December 15, 2017

The Ride Approach: Carving Snow and Riding Motos

One of the most rewarding aspects of being part of the adventure motorcycling community is getting to know the people in it. ADVMoto interviewed Oregon native, Jesse Swickard, who is planning a creative way to combine two thrilling and unique passions - ADV riding and split boarding. When we first heard about The Ride Approach, we couldn't resist reaching out…
October 27, 2017

KTM 1190 and 950 Sidecar US Road Trip

For years, we’d planned to do a U.S. road trip. For us, the most important question was: What type(s) of motorcycles would we use? For Jan, that was easy—his KTM 1190 Adventure. For me, the ability to ride under all circumstances was important. As we wanted to camp wherever possible, luggage space was another a key requirement. When we had…
August 28, 2017

Winter Riding Russia's Lake Baikal

Until recently, I’d only limited experience riding on ice. After acquiring a set of studded Mitas tires I was able to ride in local wooded areas near my home in Lithuania during the winter. It’s lots of fun, but the quantity of snow varies greatly, and changing temperatures means the ice on many of the lakes is unsafe. In Lithuania,…
August 22, 2017

Desert Bliss - Touring Through the Mojave and Death Valley

On a Friday morning in Lancaster, CA, we had eight riders loaded up and ready to head out to the Mojave Desert to begin a 3-day dirt bike adventure. Some guys on this trip knew each other, but most were riding together for the first time. Weather was awesome, being a crisp and cool spring day, we all knew it…
May 17, 2017

A Bare Bones Meandering Motorcycle Journey Down Baja Way

There’s something about waking up to rain on a tent that makes it difficult to find motivation for the day ahead. It’s a simple peacefulness that I don’t often appreciate until long after I’m sitting at home with only my memories. But it’s also one of the many small moments that contribute to an insatiable wanderlust. My friend Bailey, however,…
May 16, 2017

Trail Maintenance - Keeping the System Rideable

Do you think those trails you ride during adventure bike weekends, hare scrambles, and enduros cut themselves? Think again. Trail maintenance is often done by small local clubs. It doesn’t matter if you’re a club member or just a guy who rides there a couple times a year—if they put out the call for help with trail maintenance—go to it.…
May 08, 2017

Veterans Riding Toward Recovery - Motorcycle Relief Project

When I first heard about the Motorcycle Relief Project (MRP), I was part of the planning team for the Pacific Northwest March Moto Madness event of 2016. MRP was an easy choice to be one of the non-profit beneficiaries of the event because of what they do to help servicemen with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The MRP is a…
May 04, 2017

Africa by Accident

The only reason that I ended up in Africa was the weather. The bike, a wildly inappropriate Royal Enfield Bullet, obviously wasn’t bought for serious overlanding. In fact, it wasn’t bought for much else other than to look and sound good (a job which it handles with aplomb). But sitting on the shores of southern Spain, winter was coming and…