eople often ask us for tips on how to plan a motorcycle trip, so here’s the basic scoop. Planning a motorcycle trip starts by deciding where you want to go, when you plan to hit the road, and how long you can take to get there. After that, your focus shifts to choosing the roads and routes that make the most out of your available time. In the good old days we highlighted the roads on a map. These days you can simply plug in the route on your GPS and, voilà, you’re on your way. Where you are going is the most important decision you have to make. It often dictates when you are leaving as well if you happen to be traveling to an event like a rally, show or race. If you choose to go to a tourist attraction like a national forest or a city you’ve never visited before, it’s important to check out an events calendar. You don’t want to go adventure riding in Colorado during the opening weekend of hunting season, nor do you want to ride into a town that’s holding a parade or state fair because the roads can be a mess.