I hadn't thought much about folks vacationing by motorcycle until I got a chance to interview the charming Gary McKechnie, who's written the definitive guide to biking vacations "Great American Motorcycle Tours". A winner of the Lowell Thomas Award for guidebooks, the book is now in its fourth edition.
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Its also a darn good book for people traveling by car, frankly. Though the routes picked are those that would be good for bikers (not too crowded; filled with adrenalin-pumping twists and turns; and morphing from one type of landscape to another), reading the book I thought I'd like to try these in a car, or on bicycle. That may be because Gary introduces the reader to many hidden corners of the United States alive, offering dramatic, often humorous capsule histories for each area he covers. Good advice on affordable accommodations and restaurants is also offerred.
If you've ever wanted to be an "Easy Rider" for a week, a month or a year, this is the essential guide to get. Heck, its even got a preface by Peter Fonda!