Riding from north to south through Alabama will take you from mountain roads and twisting waterways, through rolling hills and prairies and eventually to the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. This spectrum of geographic features provides the necessary ingredients for a number of scenic and sporty motorcycle rides. From the mountains of Talladega National Forest to the beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama’s best motorcycle rides are waiting for you!
Although Alabama is not a very large state, it’s roughly 52,000 square miles offer a lot to consider when it comes to planning your next motorcycle ride or trip within its borders. Don’t waste your time pouring over maps and questionable riding suggestions found on internet forums. Instead, let us guide you to the best motorcycle roads in Alabama! The REVER App is free to use and makes planning out your next motorcycle ride or trip as simple as checking out routes in your intended area and selecting what looks best to you. Then just gas up and go! Create new routes, log your rides and share with friends all within the app. Want even more planning and tracking tools at your disposal? Upgrade your account to REVER Pro for features like turn-by-turn + voice navigation, 3D animated route exploration, weather radar + alerts, and much more. Explore everything that REVER and REVER Pro can offer you when it comes to planning and logging your next motorcycle ride or trip.
When planning a ride or motorcycle trip in the heart of the deep south, there are a few things you can do to make your two-wheeled adventures as enjoyable as possible. If riding in the summer, be prepared for hot and humid weather by suiting up in some summer-appropriate riding gear. In this kind of heat, proper hydration is essential. Increase your water intake during the days leading up to your ride and definitely carry water with you on the bike via a wearable hydration system or other suitable water storage device. Severe storms are not uncommon in the south during the spring, summer and fall, so always check the weather forecast ahead of time and pack some rain gear on your bike if there’s any chance of wet weather. Fall is arguably the best time to ride in Alabama, as the cooler temperatures and autumn colors make for a very comfortable and scenic ride. It can get cold during the winter, especially in the higher elevation areas of the state, so be prepared by using a quality base layer and mid layer underneath your riding gear.
If you consider yourself a motorcyclist, there are few attractions in the American South more worth visiting than the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. Here you can view the over 900 vintage motorcycles on display at any given time (out of a collection totaling more than 1,600 bikes) while walking the stunning architecture and landscape of the museum grounds. Each motorcycle, most of them race machines, have been painstakingly restored to their original and/or period-correct specification. With so much to view at the Barber Museum, be sure to allow yourself plenty of time to wander. Some of Alabama’s other unique cultural/historical attractions include the US Space and Rocket Center, the Battleship USS Alabama, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice as well as the Rosa Parks Library and Museum. When it comes to Alabama’s natural attractions, you can’t go wrong with a visit to the scenic beaches and clear waters of Gulf State Park, or the Little River Canyon National Preserve which is sometimes referred to as the “Grand Canyon of the East”.
This loop heads out of Huntsville East, before heading north towards Tennessee and back South through Skyline.
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This clockwise loop heads north out of Gadson AL, and heads into the Little River Canyon National Preserve.
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Hop on the bike for this ride from Montgomery through the Talladega National Forest. The most drama occurs on the north end of this ride with some epic riding through Cheaha State Park.
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Explore south Alabama through a motorcycle loop outside of Monroeville.
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This section of the Skyway Motorway in Talladega National Forest is called FR 600-1. It sits in the very southern section of the park and is accessed off the 148 near Roselle.
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