By Diana Rowe
You’re ready for your road trip. You “sort of” know where you’re going, but maybe you’d like to enjoy the journey, not just the destination. Forget about MapQuest.com. Build your next open road adventure with a customized map, turn-by-turn directions, and points of interest along the way using the Harley-Davidson Ride Planner at www.harley-davidson.com/experience
Enhance your ride by clicking the search engine and integrating great roads and rider submitted rides and adding stops at Harley-Davidson Dealerships (so you can add to your T-shirt collection). You can also search for events happening and add them to your itinerary.
In addition, more than 1,000 “rider-friendly” Best Westerns across the U.S. and Canada are “rider-friendly” with designated parking, wash stations and wipe-down towels, at no extra cost. Some properties even offer designated parking, tar remover, sunscreen and lip balm.
Using newfangled technology, the online application maps out a variety of picturesque U.S. "Great Roads" and suggests Best Western hotels and Harley-Davidson® dealerships along the way. Each property listing features hotel descriptions along with a directory of services and amenities. A 10 percent savings is available to customers who book their Best Western reservations through this Web site, or by calling 1-888-224-BIKE. For more information, visit www.bwrider.com or www.harleydavidson.com/experience.
Or K.I.S.S. – mapquest.com your ride. Request a visitor’s guide – these are always free, and often available online, such as Colorado’s Scenic & Historical Byways guide, available at http://www.colorado.com/ScenicAndHistorical Byways.aspx. The website gives you an interactive guide and insight into Colorado’s past by hitting the open road. Twenty-five scenic and historic byways weave in and out of cities and town, making their stories come to life. For those prefer to read off-line, order your personal Colorado Official State Vacation Guide, online at: https://www.colorado.com/ColoradoGuide.aspx , or by calling 1-800-COLORADO.
Originally Printed in the June 2010 Issue