These are the most dramatic and exciting paved road segments in America, featuring steep climbs, tight switchbacks, deep canyons and million dollar views. As riders we constantly search for the perfect road. We seek that fleeting moment where everything fits perfectly together. We search for G1…these roads have an undeniable appeal that set them apart from everything else.
Just a notch below G1, there are no stoplights or shopping malls here. G2 roads flow energetically from corner to corner gently bobbing and weaving. They meander past lakes, criss-crossing forests and provide an experience you can’t get on the freeway. Keep you head up as G2s can have fast sweepers, rapid elevation change, tight corners and everything in between.
G3 is not your average road. Although these stretches of tarmac require the fewest criteria to make our list, don’t be fooled…G3 roads are twisty and exciting. Ditch the traffic and head toward a stretch of orange. you won’t regret it!
Lost Highway Rides
Beyond mountain passes and dramatic canyons are roads that extend to the horizon and the unknown beyond. The faded paint of a centerline, or crumbling shoulder are all that remain to remind us of a more purposeful past. They are highways that seem lost in time. Void of the trappings of population or procedure, these roads provide a motorcycling experience as unique as the untouched landscapes they divide. They are America’s “Lost Highways.”
Paved Mountain Trails
Not all roads were meant to be paved – some got paved anyway. Stuck between the dust of a dirt road and the smooth asphalt of a paved one lies the Paved Mt Trail. These roads have stood the test of time fighting for space among dense forest and cliff sides. Their fragile surface crumbling as they succumb to the rugged terrain they divide. Finding space for two cars to pass can be hard. Finding enjoyment on a bike easy. Paved Mountain Trails are for dual sport or dirt bikes only.