Humans are competitive, and we like a challenge. Whether it’s mental or physical, we want to do what we believe can’t be done. Or at least done easily. If you’ve never ridden cross-country, see the sites, and find the best, hidden diners along the way, you’ve never experienced an extreme endurance ride like the Iron Butt Challenge. It’s a grueling ride starting at 1,000 miles minimum in 24 hours.
With rallies hosted on almost every continent on Earth, if you want to see the world from a motorcycle literally, you can. Whether it’s riding through continents or cruising through the backcountry across your state, long-distance motorcycle rides is a truly unique experience that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime.
Before you buy your plane tickets and organize shipping to a faraway destination, or spontaneously hop onto your bike and cruise, there is some preparation involved. Here’s what we suggest to make this the experience of a lifetime.