head out on the highway
though it's admittedly difficult to socialize while you're actually riding, motorcycling is, at its core, a social activity. need proof? attend one of the following rallies, where thousands of bikers convene to celebrate and heed the call of the open road.

laughlin river run
laughlin, nevada. april 25-29;
www.laughlinriverrun.com or (714) 694-2800

laconia motorcycle rally & race week
laconia, new hampshire.
june 9-17;
www.laconiamcweek.com or (603) 366-2000

british biker cooperative rally
blue river, wisconsin.
july 20-23;
www.britishbiker.net or (414) 263-0158

sturgis rally
sturgis, south dakota.
august 6-12;
www.rally.sturgis.sd.us or (605) 347-6570

four corners iron horse motorcycle rally
four corners, usa.
august 30-september 2;
www.fourcornersrally.com or
(888) 284-9212

daytona bike week
daytona beach, florida.
march 1-10, 2002;.
www.officialbikeweek.com or (904) 255-0981

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rides: the lucky seven


for route maps and general travel info, call the numbers listed below.

what: route 100
where: troy to wilmington, vermont
when: mid-september through mid-october
who: vermont department of tourism and marketing,
(800) 837-6668

what: route 1
where: stinson beach to leggett, california
when: may through october
who: california division of tourism,
(800) 862-2543

what: routes 99 & 1