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Share you favorite Biker friendly places

  • December 23, 2010 12:21 AM PST
    I dig two laner exploration! About 90% of the time we end up picking places to eat or stay that are awesome! Sometimes not so awesome... I thought it would be a fun winter past time to share a few and maybe get some ride ideas from others experiences.

    Last summer Terri and I did a two week two laner exploration of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and SD. I may not be spot on with the names, but close...

    The Bonefish in Kennewick is awesome, and they had a little beer garden type thing out front with an old hippy playing accoustic guitar and sining old Jonny Cash tunes. Not what I would call a biker place, but we seemed to fit in. The yuppies all stared at the hog... they had some kind of saute'd scallops that were phenominal!

    There's a total dive tavern on the way out of Lewiston ID I think its called the antique tavern. Like stepping back in time. Reminded me of a hole you would find on Route 66. HUGE burgers and cold beer. Great place to ditch the helmet!

    There's a roadside coffee stand in Potlach ID run by an older lady. We grabbed an iced late' there and BS'd with her a while. She told us that she can't SELL beer, but she had a tip jar and there was a cooler with beer in it in her car... LOL

    On Hwy 56 between Herpn and Troy MT there is a bar called the Halfway. Its on Bull Lake. Not a town, just a camp ground. Very pretty scenery and they had Shocktop on Tap. Pounders for $2. 

    In Belle Fourche SD on the main drag, just after down town and across a bridge there is a sports bar. Nice place. And they have these things called rancher Tips. It's a tri tip that they cut into strips, dip in batter, and deep fry. Comes with awesome curly fries! Highly recommend them! And cold beer of course. friendly people. Like a sports bar for cowboys, but they didn't mind us bikers.

    There's a cool old hippy couple in Custer SD that do the old fashioned photos. Let me bring my bike in for a shot of me and the old lady... Then for advertisement he wanted me to ride around town in the costume... got a few strange looks.

    Cook City, on the Top of the World Pass road from red Lodge to Yellowstone... kick ass little town. the big bar in the middle of town, also a pizza place, can't remember the name (Imagine that)... they have an awesome bar with the huge old fashion bar mirror. Like a log cabin in there. Had a juke box with Led Zepplin in it if that helps... Drank my share of gin that night! We met a couple guys from Australia who had come over on a whim for a coule days... ended up getting bored in San Diego so they rented two Road Kings and had put on 9,000 miles of two laners in 35 days. They were on their way to the Olympic peninsula then down the coast to San Diego... great stories we hear that night!

    There is a 2 laner that ended up being about 40 miles of gravel at the top. Its Hwy 38 in Montana over Skalkaho pass. A little freaky, but worked out great. There is an amazing waterfall up there. (in my photos)

    Bar in Lolo at the corner of hwy 12 and hwy 93. I think its the Haystack. Nice, clean, biker friendly, cold brew and awesome chicken strips!

    Of course Lolo pass curves is awesome! We missed the Jack at the top. Didn't know about it until we were long gone. Will be hitting that place July 2nd!!!

    Lets hear your stories. Where are the cool dives? and cool people?

  • April 2, 2011 5:03 PM PDT
    On a figure 8 type loop to the N CA coast. We met a couple from Columbia that had ridden from Miami to Anchorage, Down the coast to where we met them and their plan was to ride Through Mexico, then central America, and back home to Columbia. We rode through some Redwoods and then over the coastal range from Eureka to Redding, down to Reno, back up to Weed,CA. We stopped at the Hi Lo Cafe for dinner. Great Food, Huge servings, and great people running the place. Next on to Klamath Falls. Then followed an Oregon Scenic Highway to Crater Lk. then followed the Umpqua River from the Cascades to the coast at Reedsport. Up the coast to Tillimook and starting cutting in towards the NE and back up into NW WA. On last summers trip the Hi Lo in Weed was the only notable establishment we were lucky enough to find on this trip. I be doing Lolo Pass on July 10th
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    April 2, 2011 7:37 PM PDT
    This is a route here in Pennsylvania a lot of folks travel on motorcycles, all kinds of biker friendly places along the way.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_6_in_Pennsylvania
  • April 2, 2011 10:41 PM PDT
    You all have some great places, my fav place is a rock along the river. Grap a couple of cold beer stick em in the cooler on the scoot and head about 4 miles from home. I can pull the bike down close to the river, just sit and watch/listen to the water flow by! I unwind 4days a week there in the summer! LOL Guess I need to get out more! lol
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    April 3, 2011 4:07 AM PDT
    Speaking of Rivers, in the south central part of Pennsylvania if you are following the Susquehanna river south
    to Harrisburg don't think your eyes are failing you when you see the Statue Of Liberty on an old concrete railroad
    bridge pylon in the middle of the river, it's a scaled down version.
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    April 3, 2011 8:49 AM PDT
    If any of ye come to Ireland I can show some crackin' places which are real biker friendly, most of them run by bikers. But one place in the US always stands out for me is the Black Cat bar in Seligman Arizona..as a visiting biker just passing thru, I was treated fantastically there, including getting a local mechanic to check out a problem i had with the Ultra-glide, free, and a very kind local lady brought my wife "clothes" shopping while in town. Thankfully I was able to return the compliment a few years later in Ireland....I'm still suffering the hangover.
  • April 4, 2011 1:27 AM PDT
    There use to be a place in Asbury Park, NJ called Crossroads Bar, on the corner of 4th and Main, owned by Tommy and his wife Cindy. It was the best place around. Great bartenders, cold beer, and the best bands on the East Coast....Blues and Rock....Sonny Kenn Band, Matt O'Ree, national acts popping through....but like most of the best places, it closed. Haven't found a watering hole to replace it yet....but I'm looking!!!!!!
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    April 4, 2011 1:58 AM PDT
    RevBigJohn wrote...
    Speaking of Rivers, in the south central part of Pennsylvania if you are following the Susquehanna river south
    to Harrisburg don't think your eyes are failing you when you see the Statue Of Liberty on an old concrete railroad
    bridge pylon in the middle of the river, it's a scaled down version.

    Never rode that stretch - Driven it gangs of times - Spooky - alternating porno & Amish quilt shops - a leather goods place where it looks like they throw strangers down the well - a wood, 4 car, sternwheel, ferryboat - AND - just for good measure PA DOT signs "HIGH DWI CRASH AREA" - "AGGRESSIVE DRIVER AREA"

    Where do you stop when riding there
  • April 4, 2011 2:12 AM PDT
    Quaker Steak in Independence Ohio. Love bike night and classic car nights and great entertainment.
  • April 4, 2011 2:34 AM PDT
    RevBigJohn wrote...
    Speaking of Rivers, in the south central part of Pennsylvania if you are following the Susquehanna river south
    to Harrisburg don't think your eyes are failing you when you see the Statue Of Liberty on an old concrete railroad
    bridge pylon in the middle of the river, it's a scaled down version.

    It wasn't a ride on our Harley's but my hubbie and I did go White Water Rafting On The Younghiogheny River In The Ohiopyle State Park there in PA.  Wow!  What a "ride"!  
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    April 4, 2011 5:33 AM PDT
    99Savage wrote...

    Where do you stop when riding there












    The state capitol building, I go to Harrisburg for business, dealing with biker and gun owner rights.

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    April 4, 2011 5:39 AM PDT
    StreetBobGirl wrote...
    It wasn't a ride on our Harley's but my hubbie and I did go White Water Rafting On The Younghiogheny River In The Ohiopyle State Park there in PA.  Wow!  What a "ride"!  





    Here in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania we are blessed that we have lots of land and waterways that are unspoiled by development that folks can enjoy.

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    April 6, 2011 1:49 AM PDT
    RevBigJohn:
    That run is only time we crossed a river just so we could cross it someplace else.
     
    About as soon as we get new skins on the Uly going to trace the Susquehanna, both sides.
    Still would like to know some places to stop
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    April 6, 2011 3:43 AM PDT
    There like anywhere else when I have the time to stop I tend to look at parking lots with bikes in them.
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    April 6, 2011 8:36 AM PDT
    Gday you mob.This is the Ettamogah Pub.Its about an hours ride north of here.The ride up is bloody boring but its the jumping off point for all our club rides and theres some blooy ripper riding up around there.They do a big bastard of a steak and the beers always cold.Pull up there on a sunday arvo and you stuggle to see a bloody car its all bikes out the front...So if your down this way and wanna find us on a sundy were ussually at the bloody Etta,call in for a beer or 20..CHEERS BOOF
  • April 6, 2011 12:45 PM PDT
    Don't do a lot of bar hopping. Best biker friendly place I can think of is my place with the grill going, ribs cookin', and lots of beer on ice!
  • April 6, 2011 2:33 PM PDT
    Try the Home Bar in Troy,MT. Carved wood Harley over the door, good food,cold beer and camping for bikers next to the patio out back! Gotta love a bar that lets ya but up a tent lol!
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    April 6, 2011 3:31 PM PDT
    If your ever out in the San Francisco area,check out Alice's Restaurant at the crossroads of Hwy 35 & Hwy 84.The food is good & the eye candy even better,lots of of local bikers make this place a favorite stop over,on rides heading up or down the coast.Its a good place to gas up or to stock up on goodies for the beach ride.There are some really scenic overviews & and endless amounts of twistys thru some beautiful redwood forests all the way down to the coast on Hwy 84.
  • June 20, 2011 12:14 PM PDT
    Not a food/drink joint, but Pocono Mountain Leather at the intersection of Routes 309 & 895 between Allentown & Tamaqua (about 15 miles south of Tamaqua on 309) is very biker friendly. Deb is the manager and she rides...
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    June 21, 2011 1:23 AM PDT
    JaydeRaven wrote...
    Not a food/drink joint, but Pocono Mountain Leather at the intersection of Routes 309 & 895 between Allentown & Tamaqua (about 15 miles south of Tamaqua on 309) is very biker friendly. Deb is the manager and she rides...

    It is interesting you should mention this place. It seems every time my friends and I make a back road run up that way we end up there. Yes a nice place and good people. I have been trying to get her to join CF for quite sometime. Why don't you give her a poke in that direction?

  • June 22, 2011 3:05 AM PDT
    The Hideout is a great little stop on weekends when we ride in the Mtns east of Escondido Ca. Cheap beer, lots of friendly folks and several events thru the year that make this one of my favorites.
  • June 22, 2011 3:47 AM PDT
    Shucker's in Ridgeland, MS just off the Natchez Trace. Good food, cold beer and plenty of Oysters on the half shell.
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    July 30, 2011 3:09 PM PDT
    The Longhorn Saloon in Smokey Point WA.
    One pool table, three big aquariums and a large outdoor area for the 'Unclean' that smoke tobacco...
    The best is "Taco Tuesday" followed by "Steak Nite" Friday.
    Edgewalker
  • December 1, 2011 2:07 PM PST
    The Indian Pass raw bar is one of THE BEST places Ive seen. Between Port St Joe and Apalachicola. Oysters, shrimp, crab and ice cold beer on a hot day. By the way, it was on that show "Hairy bikers". It was the place where they cook "drunken chicken".
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    December 1, 2011 10:02 PM PST
    The POOP DECK in Galveston Tx. and the BIKE BARN in Lafayette La