New York motorcycle road trips

New York motorcycle road trips

Ride through the Empire State on two wheels
Kip Doyle
Motorcycle ride

What better way to explore New York State than a motorcycle road trip? Riding a motorcycle is a fun, cost-effective way to explore new places, and there are plenty of great trips you can take right here in New York.

Before you get your motorcycle out of the garage, remember the importance of motorcycle safety. Follow all traffic laws, including wearing a DOT-approved helmet. Check tire pressure and tread depth, and make sure your brakes, headlights and signal indicators are in working order.

Don't forget to add motorcycle coverage to your AAA membership, which will extend your road service benefits to your motorcycle, RV camper or motor home!

Also, make sure any cargo is secure and balanced, and adjust suspension and tire pressure to accommodate the extra weight.


So where should you plan your next ride? Here are some recommendations from AAA:

Lake George Scenic Byway

Ride time: 1 hour

You can still get a lot of sightseeing in on this 37-mile ride along the coast of Lake George. Spectacular views of the lake mix with woodsy roads on this short-but-sweet ride.


Adirondack Mountains

Ride time: 5.5 hours

You can see a lot on this 255-mile ride kicking off in the state's capital, Albany. Ride on to Lake Placid, and Ticonderoga with a final stop in Lake George, which is dotted with more than 350 islands.


Hudson Valley

Ride time: 6.5 hours

If you are looking for a luxurious ride back and forth from the Big Apple, this 205-mile trip is the way to go. You'll take a unique path each way, riding by unique places like the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site and the West Point Museum.


Finger Lakes

Ride time: 7.5 hours

There is a lot to see and do on this 373-mile trek that will take you from waterfalls to museums to art galleries and over 100 wineries. You'll hit Rochester, Corning, Ithaca and Syracuse along the way, so maybe make a weekend out of it!


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