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Mount Baker Highway to Artist Point – A Grand View of Mount Baker Volcano

Mt-Baker-Chalet

The Mount Baker Highway (WA 542) leads to one of the grandest views in Washington State at aptly named Artist Point. The twisty road is a spectacular roller coaster ride for motorcycle riders. BestScenicRoutes.com takes you up the mountain and through the wall of snow at the Artist Point trail head overlooking Mt. Baker.

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Let’s Ride Exhibit and Presentation

Let's Ride!

The Pacific Northwest has a rich history of motorcycling. Did you know that the United Parcel Service (UPS) was born out of a motorcycle parcel service that started in Washington State? The Washington State History Museum kicked off 2013 with the “Let’s Ride! Motorcycling the Northwest” exhibit that runs from January 26 through June 23, 2013.

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Okanogan Motorcycle Adventure

Motorcycle Dog

A two-day motorcycle camping trip through Okanogan (Okanagan) Country in both the United States and Canada. The route cuts a paved and dirt path through both American and Canadian portions of the trip. Along for the journey is Beasley the motorcycle dog. Come take a few moments to read about this fun and sun-filled journey.

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Skagit Valley Fields, Fidalgo Island Views and Aptly Named Deception Pass

Riding a motorcycle through the Skagit Valley to the highest point on Fidalgo Island and across Deception Pass is a perfect way to experience Washington State even with snow on the higher mountain roads. Come along with BestScenicRoutes,.com as we explore grand views of the San Juan Islands in what is a quick day-trip from Seattle.

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Lake Cavanaugh Road in the Heart of Skagit County Logging and Scenic Beauty

Lake Cavanaugh Road joins Washington State Highway 9 just south of the town of Big Lake. The road climbs, dips, swerves, swoops and twists its way between the hills, creeks and rivers that fed the logging boon of years ago. The scenic beauty of this terrain brings a tranquil peace to the pounding of your heart that come from enjoying the road on a motorcycle.

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The Spiral Highway, Idaho’s Motorcycle Gem

The Spiral Highway is one of the paved gems of the Pacific Northwest. Built from a wagon trail with many harrowing tales, a local county engineer designed a road that would climb 2,000 feet to the top of Lewiston Hill in roughly nine miles. The 64 curves in that short distance literally spiral 12 full times.

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Bucolic Mosquito Lake Road off Highway 9

There are several roads that every motorcyclist and sports car driver should know about in the Skagit and Whatcom county areas. Mosquito Lake Road and the dirt road option of Fire Service Road 38 is a gem in this area with several nationally renowned scenic routes. This is a route to challenge your cornering skills, enjoy the bucolic setting and traverse a historically important bridge in Washington State.

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In Search of a Dirt Road with a Mount Baker View

Beautiful Mt Baker near Baker Lake

A scenic dirt motorcycle route in search of Mount Baker viewpoints. The route leaves from Hamilton, Washington and connects with Bake Lake Road. Fantastic views can be had along the tail end of the route. The beginning portion is just straight up hooligan dirt fun. Ride at your own risk.

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Pacific Coast Highway|Northern California Motorcycle Ride

Point Arena Lighthouse | Cliffs of Point Arena

A father, son and daughter-in-law motorcycle ride through Northern California. The route takes us up dirt roads to the Pinnacles National Monument, through San Francisco, along the northern portion of the Pacific Coast Highway and Avenue of the Giants.

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Pacific Coast Highway from Pismo Beach to Hearst Castle with a Landslide and New Military Recruits

A father, son and wife trip along the Pacific Coast Highway of California. The trio rented bikes from MotoQuest and spent a week exploring the Pacific Ocean coast from Long Beach, California to Seattle, WA. This article covers the central California portion of the trip. The full article series covers the entire trip.

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Pacific Coast Highway Motorcycle Adventure – Long Beach to Pismo Beach

A motorcycle adventure with father, son and wife along the Pacific Coast Highway with BMW R1200GS motorcycles from MotoQuest motorcycle rentals.

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An Old Story to Start a New Adventure

Imagine for a second the power of Mother Nature. The outside temperatures were cold to the point of brittle metal. The stock trailer was open to the wind and weather. Traveling at Interstate Highway speeds likely dropped the temps to nearly -100° F. Yes, 100-degrees below zero, 132° F below freezing. Very cold conditions to withstand for hours on end.

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Motorcycle Ride Inspiration

Sometimes it takes a bit of planning to get the wheels turning, but then something unravels the plan and real adventure begins. Other times riding without a plan is the ticket to new discoveries.

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An Ellensburg Motorcycle Adventure: Lion Rock and Old Durr Road

Perspective, Hakan rides with the hills in the distance.

We uncork a bottle of wine and toast to the pursuit of adventure and to sleeping under the stars at 6,240 feet above sea level. Despite a few tumbles, the day was amazing. Stamina and skills were tested and with that comes accomplishment.

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Grand Coulee to Kettle Falls to Wauconda Washington

This trip included viewing the largest concrete structure in the United States, climbing dirt switchback mountain roads, two small ferries and finding a ghost town and mine once owned by a famous gum manufacturer.

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