Publisher Rathjen weighs in on different things pertaining to motorcycling. Sometimes a bit hard to the point and slightly abrasive, his Free Wheelin’ column is not afraid to make a stand on issues that he feels are of importance to riders and riding.
Backroads’ fairer (and some say faster) half, Shira Kamil, has an interesting perspective on the day-to-day things riders run into which is both extremely well written and informative.
Having piloted a motorcycle for many years, Mark has many thoughts floating in his helmet and he's ready to share them with us. Sometimes cerebral, often technical but always enjoyable.
Backroads brings you around the region, the U.S. and internationally with travel stories that will inspire your own adventures.
Whether it's a new product for your motorcycle, some great gear or the latest in model releases, we'll give you all the information you need to make an educated buying decision.
Backroads will help you plan your calendar and keep you up-to-date with the latest events, rallies and other motorcycle gatherings around the area.
GREAT ROADS, SUPERB FOOD, GOOD TIMES…
DO WE NEED MORE?
Without any doubt our most popular column. The Great All American Diner Run, or GAADR, gives our readers some of the best places to ride for a great meal. Whether it be some hidden barbecue in the Adirondacks or a crab place in the Chesapeake, the GAADR gives the very best eateries and a tasty ride to work up your appetite.
SOMETIMES YOU JUST NEED A DAY AWAY
Looking for a simple day trip? Just a neat destination to give you an excuse to ride? We bet some days you are. That is what Big City Getaway is all about. There are great roads and interesting destinations all around. Every month we’ll give you one in Big City Getaway.
A FEW DAYS ON THE ROAD - MENTAL HEALTH
We all work hard and hopefully we all play harder. We’re Outta Here gives our readers some of the finer places to disappear for that nice trip on the road. Whether it be a romantic inn for two or a super region for your whole riding group, We're Outta Here will give you thoughts and ideas to keep traveling on your motorcycle always a fresh and new experience.
THE WACKY WORLD OF DR. O'LIFE
This column, hosted by our own Dr. Seymour O'Life, goes out of its way to bring you the bizarre, strange, uncanny, and just plain mysterious places that dot this fair land. Perhaps it is a huge Buddha statue in New York or a state park in Pennsylvania, where the stones ring like bells - each month is always a peculiar jewel when it comes to Mysterious America.
ALL ROADS LEAD TO ICE CREAM
There is no season for this tasty treat, and Shira will bring you to the ends of the earth, or at least your nearest dairy, for this frozen delight. Whether homemade or not, the ride will be worth the extra calories. This monthly column has become one of the highlights of every issue.
LET'S EVERYONE BE SAFE OUT THERE
A column dedicated to your riding survival, Welcome to the Jungle will bring you safety information, products to enhance your comfort and riding tips to develop your art of learning to ride skillfully. Remember, the more you know, practice and develop, the better and more fun your riding will be.