Favorite Rides & Destinations

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www.FavoriteRidesAndDestinations.com | ridermagazine.com PAGE 61 FALL 2017 ISSUE 02 / VOL. 02 The 50 mph speed limit in force the entire length of the Parkway sounds boring, but here's the magic: This is a glassy-smooth and uncrowded road, twisting through a gorgeous natural environment, embracing centuries of history and attracting a collegial community of travelers. Planning a ride on the Trace is straightforward; it's perfect for a two-day journey. Of course, you could cover the entire stretch in one very long day, but why rush through paradise? Tupelo is close to the halfway point and makes a logical layover site. I took my ride in early May, well before summer tourists flock to the area. Plan your gas stops carefully—there is no gas available on the Trace itself so you'll have to jump off to fill up. Finally, check out the many resources available on the web to customize your daily itinerary. Key attractions are easily located using mile markers. Above: A fellow rider is dwarfed by the Emerald Mound, a sacred Native American site. Right: Gray beards of Spanish moss wave gently in the breeze beside this Methodist Church, the only remaining building in Rocky Springs, Mississippi. MAP BY BILL TIPTON/COMPARTMAPS.COM D U N LO P M O T O R C Y C LET I R E S . C O M Printable PDF here BROUGHT TO YOU BY DOWNLOAD MAP

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