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Trail and Travel

Articles and destination reviews of popular ATV Trail riding locations in North America as well as traveling and camping tips 

Ride Area - Burning Rock

West Virginia Wonderland
Written By: 
John Arens
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Burning Rock is another West Virginia ride area that considers the riding only part of the experience.  They think of everything when it comes to outdoor adventure and they’ll even help you plan it.  Want to camp, fish, go white water rafting, or even try zip lining?  You can experience it all at Burning Rock and if you need a guide or lessons they’ve got that covered too.

Arizona Sunrise - Sand to Snow Adventure Ride

Kawasaki's Off Road Adventure Anyone Can Do
Written By: 
John Arens
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Every ATV & Side x Side rider has a little bit of explorer blood coursing through their veins.  A century or two ago, the riders of today would have no doubt been the ones to turn their horse West and venture out into unknown territory as the fur trappers, mountain men, scouts, and pioneers of the time.  It would have been the chance to live on one’s own terms, to explore mountains, prairie, rivers and plains, and with a little luck, to possibly even strike the mother lode.

Trailer Tips - Tow & Go

Tips for Safe Hauling
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Ever headed off for a riding adventure only to have your trailer swooping from side to side behind your truck like it was a happy participant in some kind of highway hoedown?  It’s not only annoying, it’s also dangerous to you, to other drivers, and to whatever you’re hauling.   Like so many things in life, towing a trailer is all about balance, and we’ll tell you how to tow a load safely.

Awesome Adventure Ride - Viva Mexico!

We Explore Baja, Mexico on the Grape Adventure Ride
Written By: 
Moxie, Rick, and the Roving Road Crew
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Hola Riders!  Have you ever wondered what a riding adventure in another country would be like?  We just completed a unique ride through some of the most beautiful terrain of Mexico's Baja Peninsula and it’s a trail ride we won’t ever forget.  It’s also a trip anyone can do and all it takes is a passport and a spirit of adventure.

New Ride Area - Diamond in the Rough

Pennsylvania's Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area
Written By: 
Moxie, Rick, and the Road Crew
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For thousands of years there have been mining operations in North America, and everything from copper to coal to turquoise and tar was hewn from the ground and either made into items of higher value or used in its raw form.  Regardless of the material or the geography, mining always has been and still is a tough business.  As long as we keep using electricity, we’ll need mines.  Every mine comes with two identical problems, however: the material being extracted is limited, and when played out you’ve got a big hole in the ground, especially with surface mines.

New Ride Area - Club Keweenaw

Woods & Water Riding Wonderland
Written By: 
John Arens
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Six foot waves pound into the rusty stones and exposed bedrock of Lake Superior's southern shore. With no visible land across the water, several in our group more accustomed to the deserts of the Southwest wonder aloud if they are standing at a northern ocean. They’re right in a way; by volume Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world. Along the beach in either direction, there is nothing but frothy waves, the red stones rich with raw iron, and a deep green pine forest behind, all under an impossibly blue sky.

Trail & Travel - Oregon Coast

A Day at the Winchester Dunes
Written By: 
John Arens
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A tap of the brake brings my Yamaha ATV to a stop atop a huge, pristine dune. The funny thing about sand is it always seems clean. The same never-ending breeze that has blown for 20,000 years and sculpted these dunes in the first place quickly now works to erase my tracks one grain at a time as if I’ve spoiled its great, undulating canvas. To the left is the deep green of a Pacific Northwest rainforest and at the foot of nature’s giants an impossibly blue lake shimmers under an impossibly blue sky.

Spring Ride - Northern Exposure

We Ride the Trails from Moran
Written By: 
John Arens
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Katie Stelzer and Shaelynne Rocha are both outdoor loving girls. If there is a sport or an outside activity to try, you can count them in, and when the first trail ride of spring was announced for Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula, they were more than ready to go. So were we along with about 100 other riders who made their way north for the first ever Moran Spring Ride.

ATV Nation's 2011 National Ride Event

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It’s hard to believe that the 2011 National Ride will be our 10th annual, wow time flies! In our travels, since the inception of this annual adventure, we have enjoyed some awesome trails each unique in their own way and the experience they have offered. Even with all of that variety they had one thing in common, gathering together with other friends new and old to experience all that ATV’s have to offer.

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