The Scenic Ride: A Motorcycle Podcast

A podcast exploring the most epic motorcycle roads in North America and beyond.

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Episodes

Tuesday May 21, 2024

In this episode, we’re celebrating National Road Trip Day by heading to one of the most spectacular states for riding a motorcycle: Alaska. We’re going deep on the Seward Highway, one of only 37 All-American Roads, and the Kenai Peninsula. We also chat with Michelle and Marcus Munro who run Alaska Motorcycle Adventures.
If you’ve been dreaming of riding to the Last Frontier but you’re not sure where to start, this episode is packed with inspiration.
 
A few of the stops mentioned: 
Beluga PointIndian RoadPortage Glacier Road to Whittier (via train track tunnel)Ferry from Whittier to Valdez   Kenai Fjords National Park HopePalmer Creek Road
 
Restaurant recs from Michelle and Marcus:
“Chair 5 in Girdwood. And I hear that summit Lake lodge is very good, although I can’t confirm. In Seward you have the Highliner, Rays, or Reds Buss for burgers.”
“Double Musky in Girdwood is my #2, Dirty Skillet in Hope is my favorite in the state. That ice cream shop in Girdwood is money too.”
“If you like Thai food, Woody’s Thai Kitchen in Seward is pretty good.”
“Girdwood Brewing Co. has some pretty good food trucks in their parking lot in the summer.”
“Seward Brewing Co. and Resurrection Roadhouse in Seward are also awesome!”
Just a reminder that these restaurants may have some funky days and times that they are open for business, so check their website/FB first before making plans.
 
Alaska Motorcycle Adventures: https://www.akmotoadv.com/
Podcast website: https://www.thescenicride.com/

Thursday Apr 25, 2024

Today we are headed to the Black Hills of South Dakota to ride the famous Needles Highway. How does riding it during the Sturgis Rally compare to riding it off-rally? And what are some other can’t-miss roads in the area? We chat about all this and more with Davin Wirtanen, motorcycle enthusiast and the VP of Sales at Biltwell.
 
Roads:Needles HighwayIron Mountain RoadSpearfish Canyon
 
Restaurants:Alpine Inn (Hill City) Killian’s (Spearfish) Broken Spoke (Sturgis)
 
Podcast website: https://www.thescenicride.com/

Monday Mar 04, 2024

Today we are headed to West Texas to ride the incredibly scenic FM 170 and check out Big Bend National Park. Sanna also talks to Staci Wilt of Ride to Food about the best roads, small towns, and places to eat in this part of the country. 
 
Ride to Food: https://ridetofood.com/
Boquillas Border Crossing Info: https://www.nps.gov/bibe/planyourvisit/visiting-boquillas.htm
America’s Byways: https://fhwaapps.fhwa.dot.gov/bywaysp/
The Scenic Ride Website: https://www.thescenicride.com/
TSR Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thescenicride

Monday Jan 22, 2024

In this episode, we’re headed to Utah—more specifically to Moab, to ride the incredibly scenic Highway 128 (on Sanna’s list of the top 5 most beautiful roads in the U.S.). We’ll also explore Arches and Canyonlands national parks, plus Dead Horse Point State Park.
Guest: Mark Bolton, owner of Waypoints West Moto Adventures, stops by to talk about some of his favorite off-road trails in the Moab area. 
 
Waypoints West Moto Adventures: https://www.waypointswestmoto.com/
onX Offroad app: https://www.onxmaps.com/offroad/app
Arches National Park reservations: https://www.recreation.gov/timed-entry/10088426
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheScenicRide
Podcast website: https://www.thescenicride.com/

Monday Jan 08, 2024

This week, we’re headed to Nevada to explore some of the best riding in the Silver State. Our main focus is the Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive in Great Basin National Park. Guest: Kristen Lassen aka @ladylassen. 
Learn more about Great Basin National Park: https://www.nps.gov/grba
Make a reservation to visit the caves: https://www.recreation.gov/ticket/facility/251853
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheScenicRide
Follow Kristen Lassen: https://www.instagram.com/ladylassen/
Daughters of the Road: https://www.instagram.com/daughtersoftheroad/
Watch Ride to Food’s Nevada video: https://youtu.be/Mwb6dEXAP-E?si=pLAljmNP76AxcgGu

Wednesday Nov 29, 2023

The Scenic Ride is a new podcast that explores the best motorcycle roads in North America and beyond. We’ll be heading to remote gravel roads and riding through some of the least visited national parks, but we’re also going to hit up some of the most famous and popular motorcycle rides in the world to see if they live up to the hype. 
The first episode is coming in January 2024.

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The Scenic Ride

In this podcast, host Sanna Boman explores some of the best motorcycle roads in North America—and beyond. Sanna is a writer and avid road-tripper who travels tens of thousands of motorcycle miles every year.

Join her on The Scenic Ride for your regular dose of road trip inspiration.

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