Great American Motorcycle Tours

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Avalon Travel, 2010 - Travel - 457 pages
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DonŐt waste your valuable two-wheeled vacation. Instead, let Great American Motorcycle Tours be your guide. Gary McKechnie has spent years exploring the nation by bike, and these are his top rides, from the rocky New England coast to the wide-open West. McKechnie covers popular rides through Hudson River Valley, Amish Country, the Smoky Mountains and Georgia Hills, Washington State, the Pacific Coast, and everything in-between. In this fourth edition of his best-selling guide, McKechnie includes new rides covering the road from Kansas to Nebraska, Texas Hill Country, Michigan, and parts of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio, as well as tips on side trips, scenic stops, and watering holes. McKechnie also provides advice on packing, equipment, road conditions, rider-friendly attractions, and lists of conveniently located motorcycle shops along the way. An extensive appendix features essential websites that help riders find rallies, rental and touring companies, and motorcycle clubs.

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About the author (2010)

Nancy Howell is a former television producer and on-air personality who currently owns and operates the Coconut Cottage Inn B&B and runs Mount Dora Productions with her husband, Gary McKechnie. She also serves as the executive director of the Mount Dora Music Festival and has volunteered extensively throughout the community for many years. Her service on numerous local boards, committees and organizations has left an immense impact on the historical and cultural legacy of Mount Dora.

Gary McKechnie is a former stand-up comedian, improv actor and author of the nation's best-selling motorcycle guidebook, Great American Motorcycle Tours. He has written for National Geographic, Walt Disney World, Fodor's, Rand McNally, People, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Constitution, Orlando Sentinel, Miami Herald and many more. McKechnie also lectures on American travel, culture and music aboard the Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and the ships of Seabourn and Silversea.

Fonda has starred in numerous motion pictures. He has also directed many films, and is very involved in independent filmmaking.

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