Motorcycle group rides are so much fun. Feeling the rumble of other bikes surrounding your own as you ride from one place to another leaves you wanting more, and more, and more. So, if you love long group rides, it's time to start planning a long road trip for your riding crew. Here, you'll find a few tips that'll help to ensure your adventure is memorable for only great reasons.
The first thing to look into is lodging. A lot of people choose where they want to go and then look for lodging in that area, but when you're not actually sure where you want to go, you'll have a lot more freedom in choosing the lodging for the group.
Look into vacation rental homes. There are some stunning homes that are large enough to house groups of 20 or smaller homes to comfortably sleep a small family. When you take the cost of renting the home and compare it to the cost of renting multiple hotel rooms, you might find that it'll be possible for your group to live in luxury for a few days, rather than staying in a hotel.
Note: If the rental home is within a housing community, inquire about quiet hour rules. It's possible that a group of bikes riding through the community after a certain hour could be breaking the rules and could cause complications during your stay.
Find a Follow Car Driver
Since you'll be on your bike, you won't have much space to take luggage or supplies along with you. Instead of everyone overloading their bikes with the stuff that'll be needed during the trip, find someone that's willing to drive a car, truck or SUV behind the bikes. This follow car can be filled with everyone's luggage as well as any tools and roadside emergency supplies that might be needed.
Tip: If you have older riders joining you for the long ride, consider taking an extra rider along in the follow car. This way, if the older rider gets too sore or tired of riding, there's the option of another rider taking his or her bike while he or she rides in the follow car for a bit.
Start planning your motorcycle road trip today. A little planning, a bit of cash and a group of great friends is all you need to get away and enjoy the rush as you ride from one state to the next.