Long-distance motorcycle riders

If watching The Motorcycle Diaries or Long Way Round had you wanting to jump on a motorbike and hit the road then here are some more sites to whet your appetite. And if you think that you don’t have what it takes to be a long distance rider, do not be discouraged; you don’t need to be a revolutionary or Hollywood star to do it yourself. This list is filled with everyday riders who have answered the call of the road.

Long-distance motorcycle rider blogs

Vladimir A.Yarets – Vladimir began his round-the-world trip on the 27th of May 2000, in Minsk, Belarus, and has been to 69 countries. He is the first deaf person to have travelled round-the-world on a motorbike.

Vladimir A. Yarets
Vladimir in Melbourne, Australia.

Missrider – Chronicles the trips of Madeleine Velazquez, who has done trips such as from Boston to the Panama Canal and back.

Rubber on Road – Motorcycle enthusiasts Buck and Brent with trips in China and the US.

Trans American – A trip on the Trans American Trail – 4,199 miles of continuous dirt roads making the longest off-road adventure motorcycle riding trail in America.

Long Haul Paul – Paul Pelland is riding one million miles as an advocate for Multiple Sclerosis, helping others with challenges recalculate a new road of their own.

Diving Bikers – Biking and wreck diving the Red, White (Arabic name of Med) and Black Sea.

I Do Africa – Newlywed couple take an unusual honeymoon from Pretoria to Cairo – on a 150cc pizza-delivery bike.

2muppets.com – Trans-Africa by motorcycle: London to Cape Town (2008).

Jari’s Transafrican Blog – Nordkapp to Capetown on a motorcycle – driving 20000km from the top of Europe to the end of Africa on a big yellow BMW.

Cape to Cairo: A Trans African Adventure – Luke and Jordan travel the continent of Africa from South to North by motorbike.

Trans Africa Bike Trip – Claudio Buffa Pace and friend David Strong

African Enduro – London to Cape Town.

Exploring Africa on motorbike – One man. One motorbike. One continent. 0 GPS. 37.000 kms.

Trans Africa 2011

Blog Posts

How to plan a long motorcycle trip across India? – By Be On The Road.

Resources

Long distance riding advice? 1000 mile day – At Reddit.

Iron Butt Association – Information regarding long-distance riding with membership levels for different rides completed.

List of long-distance motorcycle riders – Wikipedia page with a list of historical long-distance trips.

Books

Trans-Africa By Motorcycle: A Father’s Diary

Film

The Motorcycle Diaries

Long Way Round

If you are a long distance rider or know of a blog that should be here then contact us.

About James Clark

James Clark is a travel writer, photographer and digital nomad at www.nomadicnotes.com.

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