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      Motorcycle Road Trip Planning Resources & Techniques
      Prepared for the BMW Motorcycle Owners of Cleveland by Pat Corrigan, April, 2019
      Pre-Planning Considerations for Successful Road Trip
      Destination(s) / Length of Road Trip / Time and Distance / Size of Group / Budget
      Use of a Shared Website for Planning, Documentation and Evaluation (Shutterfly.com)
      Preferred Road Types as Relates to Group Skill Level
      Shared Group Interests vs Individual Interests / Group Input and Participation
      Camping or Hoteling / Packing Requirements / Daily Schedule / Start & Stop Times
      Individual Health & Medical Considerations & Needs (for both Road Trips and Day Rides)
      Gas and/or Pit Stop Frequency & Duration
      Comfortable Daily Time and Distance Limits / Down Time / Optional Side Trips
      Group Packing & Shared Packing / Packing List / Specialized Equipment (Satellite Phone)
      Group Transparency / Potential Liability (Concealed Carry/ Recreational Drugs, etc.)
      Trip Insurance / MedFlight
      Stay Together or Rendezvous / Large Group vs Pairing Off / Sharing Responsibilities
      Weather, Illness, Injuries & Breakdowns: Making Adjustments on the Fly / Flexibility
      Books: (check date of publication & verify continued existence)
      Insider’s Guide: Off the Beaten Path Series, Globe Pequot Press
      Falcon Guides: Scenic Driving Series. Globe Pequot Press
      National Geographic Guides:
      Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways
      Guide to the Interstates Crossing America
      Guide to America’s Public Gardens
      Driving Guides to America (Regional Guides)
      Guide to America’s Outdoors
      Road Trip USA, Cross-Country Adventures on America’s Two-Lane Highways
      Published by Avalon Travel Publishing
      1,000 Places to See Before You Die, A Traveler’s Life List, Workman Publishing
      Atlas Obscura, An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders, Workman Publishing
      Eyewitness Travel Guides, published by Dorling Kindersley
      American Motorcyclist Association Ride Guide to America, Whitehorse Press
      Great American Motorcycle Tours, by Gary McKechhnie, John Muir Publications
      Riding America’s Backroads, The Best of RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring and Travel
      Motorcycle Journeys Through the Southwest, by Martin C. Berke, Whitehorse Press
      Insight Guides United States on the Road, with the Discovery Channel
      Only in America Some Unexpected Scenery, photographs by David Graham, Alfred A. Knopf
      Reader’s Digest Books:
      Scenic Wonders of America
      Off the Beaten Path
      The Most Scenic Drives in America
      Maps, Atlases:
      Road & Recreation Atlases and Maps, published by Benchmark Maps, Medford, Oregon
      MADMAPS (Motor Adventure Destinations)( http://www.madmaps.com)
      Regional Scenic Tour Maps
      Get Outta Town Scenic Day Trip Maps
      Butler Motorcycle Maps (butlermaps.com)
      *Butler also publishes the official BDR (Back Country Discovery Route) maps
      National Geographic (https://shop.nationalgeographic.com/collections/maps-and-globes)
      Travel Maps and Atlases
      Trails Illustrated Maps
      Geotourism Mapguides
      U.S. Dept. of Transportation / Federal Highway Administration
      National Scenic Byways Program
      National Scenic Byways and All American Roads (maps and guides)
      U.S. Dept. Of Agriculture
      Forest Service Maps
      Google Earth / Google Earth Pro
      Roadside America
      State Dept. of Tourism Sites
      Preferred Search Engine Subject Searches (images and locations)
      Scenic Roads, Architecture, Ghost Towns, Waterfalls, etc.
      Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives / Road Food / Motorcycle Friendly Locations
      Road Trip Evaluation:
      On-going process throughout trip
      Daily Written Journal / Photo Journal / Locations ID and Documentation
      What wasn’t used / What was missing
      Issues, Complaints, Suggestions
      Collect images from group to share on website and photo album or disk
      Permission granted to copy, modify and distribute freely

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