By ND Commerce Tourism Division
North Dakota has more than 39,000 registered motorcycles, most ridden by people looking for fun and relaxing places to visit along the state’s highways and byways. Many collect a patch that adorns their vests or jackets and that’s the incentive behind North Dakota Tourism’s expansion of its Scenic ByRider Program (http://www.ndtourism.com/articles/north-dakota-scenic-byrider-program).
When the program launched in 2013, riders had to travel five of the state’s 10 official scenic byways and backways to earn a patch, and a rocker if they accomplished the feat again in 2014. North Dakota Tourism is making it easier to get the required five locations by adding new routes and state parks to the program.
New routes include the loop ride within the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park at Medora, the Enchanted Highway north of Regent and the highways circling Devils Lake including Grahams Island State Park. They also can visit North Dakota’s 12 other state parks. The idea is to create more opportunities for reaching five locations at a leisurely pace. New locations can be found at www.ndtourism.com/best-places/north-dakota-scenic-byrider-locations.
Also, don’t forget to post pictures and details of your travels on Facebook at I Love Motorcycling in North Dakota, https://www.facebook.com/groups/54490201525/.
For more information on the North Dakota Scenic ByRider Program or motorcycling in North Dakota, contact Scooter Pursley at North Dakota Tourism, phone 701-328-2874 or 800-435-5663.
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