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Advice and tips to get you prepared for your next Adventure Tour. Whether you are planning a motorbike world tour or a night of motorcycle camping in the local woods, you’ll find helpful information on mechanical preparation, health and fitness, riding skills improvement and more.

What Does It Really Cost To Travel The World on a Motorcycle?

  As more and more people set out to ride around the world, the influx of information online increases: bike choices, packing tips, visa and border crossing advice… But how much does it really cost to travel the world on a motorcycle?The answers... Read More

Coming Home: Coping With Life After a Long Motorcycle Journey

There’s an abundance of information, online discussions, and articles about all aspects of a long overland journey, but life after adventure is something that’s rarely talked about. Yet so many travelers experience a shock when they come back home after a long... Read More

New Self-Confidence Project Empowers Women Riders to Venture On

Kicking off the fall, Women ADV Riders online project is gearing up for a new challenge: Inspiring women adventure riders to go further and faster by developing higher self-confidence.Many women have low self-esteem, "and it’s holding us back—in life, in motorcycling, and... Read More

Riding RTW? Why You Should Consider Leaving Your Bike at Home

Most round the world (RTW) riders do the entire trip on the same motorcycle, shipping it when they need to get to different continents. But is it necessarily the best way?I did South America on a small Chinese 150cc bike,... Read More

7 Ways To Annoy Everyone On Your Next Group Ride

We’ve all been there. It's a pleasant weekend Adventure Ride with you and your normal crew. The sun is shining, the skies are blue. The trails are perfectly moist and tacky with a bit of early-morning dew. It's you and your favorite... Read More

Insider Tips: Getting Brands to Sponsor Your Motorcycle Journeys

With adventure riding becoming more and more popular every year, sponsored travelers are cropping up across all countries and continents. But is it worth it, what’s it really like, and how can you get sponsored to travel? We talked to both companies... Read More

Here’s How I Set Off on a RTW Journey as a Complete Novice Rider

“Don’t lock your wrist up. That’s it. Go, go, go!”- Ryan’s cheers sent me wobbling across a small dusty plaza on the outskirts of Nazca. My newly purchased steed – a Chinese 150cc motorcycle – felt a little awkward as I tried... Read More

The Art of Getting Lost: Boost Your Navigation Skills

Bill Eakins, a veteran adventure rider and map co-creator for Butler Maps, admits he sometimes gets lost. “It happens both purposefully and by accident. Sometimes, I’ll start going down unknown roads just to see where they take me. Getting lost means you’ll... Read More
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