Dec. 22 Update: Spotlight on: Yellowstone Routes, Border Riders, and Route Testers!!
This week, as in the past, we want to highlight two of our new routes; the Yellowstone North Loop and the Yellowstone South Loop.
One of the best ways to view Yellowstone National Park is on a motorcycle and a couple of years ago we were lucky enough to do just that. In addition to the amazing geysers and other thermal features, the roads are incredible (if the traffic is not bad). We have split the park into 2 loops and we have tried to include as many of the points of interest as we could find.
Although these are entirely paved routes, we have pointed out the 2 gravel roads inside the park for the dual sport fans.
As we work on expanding our routes across the US, we have begun to make contact with riders in other areas. This week we were happy to connect with the Border Riders. The Border Riders are a group in Arkansas whose goal is to share information on great rides, restaurants, and points of interest in Arkansas and the surrounding border states. They are a very active and growing groups and we recommend connecting with them if you plan to ride in that area.
I had a great conversation with Todd Atkins, the founder and he has started an amazing group. In addition to Arkansas and the surrounding states, their group has connections to riders and motorcycle professionals all over the US. One of the best things about this group is that they are not a brand specific group and they are inclusive to riders at all stages of their riding journey. Be sure to check them out!!
As we mentioned last week we have some exciting opportunities for riders to become more involved in our route creation. We realized that we will not have a chance to ride some of our routes before we make them available to everyone. So here was our thought:
If anyone is interested in helping us test our new routes, contact us through our website or on our Facebook page.
Here is what we would like if you sign up:
We will give you the route to load on your GPS.
Ride the route following the GPS directions.
Tell us if there are any issues with the route as designed (such gravel, a dead end, or maybe a better alternative that you know about).
Give us any other information you think we should know.
Take a few pictures along the way for us to add to the web page.
What's in it for you:
Be the first to ride an amazing new route.
An exclusive Driftless Roads USA T-shirt.
A Driftless Roads USA Sticker.
Some more Driftless Roads USA Merchandise (we are still working on this).
A shout out on our web site.
Our enduring gratitude.
This will be an ongoing effort, so if it doesn't work out for you right away, check back later and we'll see if we have something that works out for you.
We want to thank everyone for their kind words and support this past year. We hope you all have a safe and happy holiday season.
Dale and Renee