A long retirement ride is a dream of many Harley owners.
Many Harley Davidson owners dream of taking a long ride after they retire. At this point they will finally have the time to see all the places they have heard about, touring the open roads on their bikes with a new sense of freedom. With a little research, this dream can easily become a reality.
Motorcycle helmet laws vary from state to state.
Investigate the laws regarding motorcycle use in the states you are riding through. Laws regarding helmet use, riding two abreast, speed limits and eye protection vary from state to state. Be prepared in advance, so there are no surprises.
Map Harley Locations
A Harley Davidson dealership may come in handy on a ride.
It always is nice to know where there is a Harley dealer nearby along your route. In case parts or service are needed, you will have an idea of how long it will take you to get there. Investigate these locations beforehand for a sense of security on your ride.
Investigate Harley Rides
A Harley Davidson road atlas will lead you to scenic routes.
Harley Davidson has featured rides that can be researched in ride atlases. These pre-mapped highway routes are planned by Harley Davidson and, therefore, are ideal for touring on your bike. They show points of interest, scenic routes and any long-term construction that might hinder your progress.
Map Distances and Mileage
Plot your route before you are on the road.
Harley Davidson ride manuals will help you determine your route easily before you go. You can plot mileage between stops or rests, figure out where you will need to stop for the night and whether a hotel is nearby. These guides show campgrounds, so if you choose to camp, you can set up your reservation before you go. If you are a member of AAA, you also can get travel advice, maps and AAA TourBook or CampBook Guides at your local branch.