PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The results are in, and communities nationwide are the winners. Members of the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) voted on their favorite roads in America, and the top 15 selections represent scenic highways and byways throughout the country.
“When it comes to the best places in the country to ride motorcycles, no group of riders is more knowledgeable than AMA members,” said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. “No group puts in more miles, samples more asphalt or rides more roads.
“By publicizing our favorite roads in American Motorcyclist magazine, AMA members will seek out these destinations and bring tourism dollars into local communities through the purchase of food, fuel, lodging and more,” Dingman said.
The editors of American Motorcyclist magazine used the 230,000-member, non-profit association’s website, AmericanMotorcyclist.com, to accept nominations and tally votes for members’ favorite roads. Nearly 100 roads made the ballot, and the magazine published the top 15 roads in the April issue as well as a list of “honorable mentions.”
“Some of these roads are familiar to motorcyclists, and others may not be,” said Managing Editor James Holter. “They all have one thing in common: They’re the best roads in the country, as chosen by AMA members.”
A countdown of the top 15 routes:
15. Washington Route 129 and Oregon Route 3, Clarkston, Wash., to Enterprise, Ore.
14. Ohio Route 170, Calcutta to Poland.
13. California Route 58, McKittrick to Santa Margarita.
12. U.S. Route 33, Harrisonburg, Va., to Seneca Rocks, W.Va.
11. Natchez Trace, from Natchez, Miss., to Nashville, Tenn.
10. Angeles Crest Highway, California Route 2.
9. U.S. Route 12, Lolo Pass, Idaho and Montana.
8. California Route 36.
7. Cherohala Skyway, North Carolina and Tennessee.
6. Going to the Sun Road, Glacier National Park, Montana.
5. California Route 1, Pacific Coast Highway.
4. U.S. Route 550, from Ouray to Durango, Colo.
3. U.S. Route 129 — The Tail of the Dragon — on the North Carolina-Tennessee border.
2. Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina.
1. Beartooth Highway, Montana and Wyoming.
Complete descriptions, as well as the list of honorable mentions, are available in the April issue of American Motorcyclist magazine, starting on page 30. The feature can also be viewed online at http://issuu.com/americanmotorcyclist/docs/0411_webpreview. Images of the roads nominated by AMA members can be viewed online at Gallery.AmericanMotorcyclist.com > Member Submissions > Great Roads.
American Motorcyclist magazine is exclusively for AMA members, and is not available on newsstands. For information on joining the AMA, go to AmericanMotorcyclist.com or call (800) AMA-JOIN (262-5646).
About the American Motorcyclist Association
Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life, and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists’ interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations, and the court of public opinion. Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition and motorcycle recreational events than any other organization in the world. AMA members receive money-saving discounts from dozens of well-known suppliers of motorcycle services, gear and apparel, bike rental, transport, hotel stays and more. Through its support of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, the AMA preserves the heritage of motorcycling for future generations. For more information, please visit AmericanMotorcyclist.com.
Travelling to 29 races a year, the Monster Energy Kawasaki supercross/motocross teams puts a lot of miles on its truck. But it takes more than just a truck to get the team ready to race. This month, go “On the Road” with the team as they get ready for the Daytona Supercross. Watch the video here.
RED HOOK, N.Y. (March 15, 2011) – Every race was won by a rider using Chicken Hawk Racing tire warmers during the season-opening AMA Pro Racing weekend at Daytona International Speedway.
Beginning its 10th year of partnership with Yoshimura, Chicken Hawk Racing congratulates Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Blake Young on two big wins in the hard-fought Superbike class and teammate Tommy Hayden on his podium finishes.
Daytona 200 victor Jason DiSalvo, of Team Latus Motors Racing Ducati, relied upon Chicken Hawk Racing tire warmers, too.
Even young guns who are serious about winning used Chicken Hawk Racing tire warmers to top the SuperSport field. Miles Thornton took pole position, then LTD Racing’s Tomas Puerta and teammate David Gaviria scored the race wins.
XR1200 winner Kyle Wyman has been on Chicken Hawk Racing tire warmers since he began racing. Polesitter Steve Rapp also used the company’s products.
Chicken Hawk Racing President and Founder David Podolsky, a championship-winning roadracer himself, was happy with the results of the opening round of the series: “This is our 16th year in the AMA paddock and we are proud to be involved with such professional race teams. We’d like to congratulate race winners Blake Young, Jason DiSalvo, Kyle Wyman, Tomas Puerta and David Gaviria. They are awesome competitors of the highest caliber.”
As America’s top racers have demonstrated, Chicken Hawk Racing products, which are designed and manufactured in New York, allow serious grip from the drop of the green flag. They’re built from the finest U.S.-sourced materials, are easy to mount, simple to remove and efficiently bring today’s high-tech rubber up to optimum temperature and hot pressure for immediate traction.
Working directly with elite racers, top teams and the world’s best tire engineers, Chicken Hawk Racing continues to prove-and improve-its products in America’s premier motorcycle roadracing series. For more information on how to lead the pack with Chicken Hawk Racing tire warmers and related products, log on to ChickenHawkRacing.com.
You can read about the test here.
Pos Rider Team Fastest lap Prev. Gap Lead. Gap Laps
1 Casey Stoner Repsol Honda Team 01:55.7 – - 46
2 Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team 01:55.7 0.064 0.064 39
3 Ben Spies Yamaha Factory Racing 01:56.3 0.549 0.613 45
4 Marco Simoncelli San Carlo Honda Gresini 01:56.4 0.139 0.752 70
5 Andrea Dovizioso Repsol Honda Team 01:56.4 0.006 0.758 58
6 Randy De Puniet Pramac Racing Team 01:56.4 0.006 0.764 67
7 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Factory Racing 01:56.7 0.262 1.026 48
8 Colin Edwards Monster Yamaha Tech 3 01:56.7 0.009 1.035 57
9 Nicky Hayden Ducati Marlboro Team 01:56.7 0.01 1.045 68
10 Hiroshi Aoyama San Carlo Honda Gresini 01:56.7 0.014 1.059 73
11 Hector Barbera Mapfre Aspar Team 01:56.8 0.058 1.117 62
12 Alvaro Bautista Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 01:56.9 0.133 1.25 63
13 Valentino Rossi Ducati Marlboro Team 01:57.0 0.057 1.307 50
14 Loris Capirossi Pramac Racing Team 01:57.3 0.357 1.664 62
15 Cal Crutchlow Monster Yamaha Tech 3 01:57.7 0.385 2.049 28
16 Karel Abraham Cardion AB Motoracing 01:57.8 0.116 2.165 49
17 Toni Elias LCR Honda MotoGP 01:58.5 0.69 2.855 57