It’s official, Autumn has arrived! For bikers that means longer rides without worrying about sweltering temperatures or continuous lathering of sunscreen. It also means more opportunities to break out the leather with the cooling temperatures.
One of the most noteworthy things about riding a motorcycle is the up close and personal view of the surrounding landscape. Therefore, riding in the fall offers a stunning view of the vibrant fall foliage.
Here are a few places boasting gorgeous views of this change in season. Also, we’ve noted the best time during the season to go. We’ll share a couple more destinations next week so you’ll have plenty to choose from. Some of these are already in prime season with yellow, orange and red eye-candy, so don’t delay, plan your next ride today!
- THE CATSKILLS, NEW YORK
The prime time for fall foliage in the Catskills is the last two weeks in September through mid to late October. This area is known for hosting many festivals and craft fairs during this vibrant time in the fall.
- ASPEN, COLORADO
You better hurry if you’re planning a ride to Aspen, Colorado to enjoy the colorful leaves before they fall. This season is short. It begins during mid-September and peaks at the end of the month.
- GREEN MOUNTAIN BYWAY, VERMONT
This dazzling display of color in New England begins the second week of September and peaks the first week in October.
- COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE, OREGON
When is the best time for viewing a breathtaking sight of firs, cottonwoods, big-maples, Oregon ash and twisted pines? Mid-September to mid-October. If you’re looking to extend your trip, plan time for hiking, rafting or kayaking.
Why not grab a pair of vintage stud buckle strap motorcycle boots to keep your feet warm and cozy during your ride?
Do you have any favorite rides for the fall that you’d like to share?