During this week’s chat on Motorcycle Mojo Magazine’s FaceBook page, we asked fans, “What criteria do you look for in a motorcycle day (one you can ride to and from in a single day) destination?”
Here’s what they had to say. Tomorrow we’ll name their favorite destinations.
20 riders define what makes a good day destination
- Ursula B. I like to mix my route with highways for a bit of speed and winding roads for skill practice and hope to stumble across good coffee too!
- Darlene D. I take into account traffic flow/congestion. Day of the week and how far I feel like riding. Weather is variable here as well with lots of rain.
- Mark K. Being able to get pleasantly lost with enough time to get home. Always have a plan of where you want to go as a guideline only. Anything can happen!
- Roni C. a day off…. good roads the possibility of good company, a good cup of coffee and finding the perfect fish and chips
- Jenn M. Must include ice cream
- Andrew P. I try to keep a list of places I’ve seen or heard about and want to visit. I’m way more likely to go somewhere new than return to a place I’ve been.
- Bob E. Scenic backroads with little traffic and a good cafe somewhere along the route
- Carl S. If your on a Harley, a place to park your trailer and buy a t-shirt.
- Wayne Jr N. Interesting roads & scenery…love being only an hour away from the Rocky Mountains!
- Doug J. Looks like all the good stuff has been checked off.
- Life is a journey. Must be an engaging ride, because the destination is just part of it, getting there, the ride, is the major part.
- Noel H. I’m with Ian on this one. Good roads are what I would want to ride on. Either lots of bends and twisties or good scenery. A place to eat, (I haven’t run into too many unfriendly places lately). I would add fuel stops. Riding a motorcycle with limited fuel capacity makes that important.
- Gerald B. how many curves in the roads there and back without hitting a 4 lane road!
- Carol C. twisties and the mountains.
- Fritz G. A good place to have lunch
- John T. Scenery, twisties and elevations, this couples with light traffic roads makes for a great day of riding
- Andrew H. I agree with Bob, good backroads and a mom and pop place to chow down.
- Randy B. Twisty roads, good scenery a good burger and a cold beer.
- Tom M. Good roads, good food.
- Ian S. Good Roads, a nice motorcycle friendly place to eat. Emphasis on the Motorcycle friendly.
What do you look for? Respond in the comments below.