Whilst Walt Disney World, the Grand Canyon National Park, New York City and San Francisco attract thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of visitors to America each year, iconic motorcycle roads entice just as big of audience, but often forgotten amongst the iconic shopping malls, delicious food and infamous landmarks, yet are one of the things that make the United States such a great place to visit. Check out these five awesome motorcycle roads the country has to offer.
Oh, and if you are traveling from out of the country make sure you apply for your ESTA visa so you don’t miss out!
- Route 50, The George Washington Highway, West Virginia
If you’re a lover of twists, turns and all things unexpected, Route 50 in West Virginia is certainly a destination ideal for you! After all, motorcycles were made for sharp bends, turns and twists – right? In this fairly remote location, feast your eyes on an array of mountains, rivers and the most beautiful scenery America has to offer. On the extensive George Washington Highway, you’ll get the opportunity to ride just north of the magnificent Monongahela National Forest. You’ll also pass the infamous Cathedral State Park along the way!
- Needles Highway, Black Hills, South Dakota
The Needles Highway is an amazing experience few get the opportunity to witness. If you’re not already aware, the Needles Highway is one of countless roads visitors in America can take to get to the infamous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which takes place every August. We can’t blame you if lack speed on this beautiful ride either. The scenery is truly astounding.
- Tail Of The Dragon, Deal’s Gap, North Carolina
With more than 300 curves in 11 miles, we can see why the Tail Of The Dragon, Deal’s Gap claims to be America’s top motorcycle (and sports car) road. There are plenty of ways to plan your route, too, which is what makes the Tail Of The Dragon so unique. Why not visit the Tree of Shame, where you can find crushed motorcycle parts where memories of tragedies live on? Though the meaning behind the statue is morbid, it continues to attract riders from around the world.
- Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia
In the mountains of Virginia, you can find Blue Ridge Parkway. Hundreds, if not thousands, of tourists flee to Virginia each year to see the scenic highway in the flesh, and rightly so. This National Parkway and All-American Road located in the United States boasts mile upon mile of beauty. What’s more is that the Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the most visited parts of the entire National Park System every year since 1946, except on three occasions! It’s safe to say you won’t be disappointed!
- Beartooth Pass, Wyoming
If you’re up for an adventure, you will certainly love the infamous Beartooth Pass, located in Wyoming just like hundreds of avid motorcycle riders across the world. In fact, this iconic road in the United States boasts more twists, turns, ups and downs than any other, alongside the most beautiful mountain scenery you will never forget. It’s just like being on a rollercoaster!