The United States is great motorcycling terrain. Motorcycle travel has been very much a part of its rich history and it really caught speed when the iconic Route 66 was created. Today, this stretch has been decommissioned, but the romance of this route as well as the joy of riding still remains in our hearts. I am a hardcore motorcycling lover and if given an opportunity, would love to hit the tarmac and see America through the Great American Road Trip. The diversity of the United States is well known and so is the excellent quality of its road infrastructure. If you are the kind who loves the wind in your hair, wish for some adventure, want a once a life time trip, stay in or wish to visit the United States of America and love motorcycle travel, then this road trip should be very high in your bucket list.
This land of riding offers many interesting routes. Personally, I have explored parts of I-90, the coast to coast highway from Seattle to Boston. This highway covers close to 5,000 miles of the country across many states, landscapes and beautiful sights. Then, there is the iconic 101 highway that kisses the pacific coast from Washington to Oregon and then to California. Like these, there are many diverse routes that the motorcycling aficionado can choose and go on their own, but if you wish to go on a trip that you can aptly call the great American road trip, then it has to be the 5,000 mile long stretch of tarmac that starts in New York and ends in Santa Monica, Los Angeles.
This route, aptly called the ‘Southern Sun’ takes you across wonderful places, gives you a feel of the diversity of American countryside and provides you with a set of rich experiences that you’d never have if you simply flew from New York to Los Angeles. This route closely mirrors Route 66, the Mother Route. Although, America’s mother road was decommissioned thirty years ago, the spirit of the great American road trip still lives on today.
If you wish to ride on this iconic road trip, take a closer look at the above info graphic, plan your trip with friends and family, pack in some great travel music and like ‘Ray Charles’ said ‘You can hit the road Jack’!