Louisiana occupies what could be considered the southwesternmost reaches of the Deep South. A land largely dominated by rivers, lakes and swamps, Louisiana is a uniquely beautiful place that has some great roads and places for you to explore on your motorcycle.
Although Louisiana contains many great motorcycle roads and routes, it’s very possible to find yourself underwhelmed if you fail to pinpoint the state’s better asphalt offerings. The REVER App is free to use and makes riding a state’s best motorcycle roads as simple as browsing routes 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. Learn about everything that REVER and REVER Pro can offer you when it comes to planning and logging your next two-wheeled adventure.
Louisiana’s short and mild winters, pleasant fall and spring seasons and long, hot and humid summers make year-round riding a reality, so long as you are prepared for the more challenging conditions that this region has to throw at you. Gearing up for a ride during the cooler stretch of weather from October through April is easy; just throw on a base layer under your riding jacket/pants and you’ll be good to go. During the long summer however, some measures need to be taken so that you have a chance against the high heat and humidity. Growing up in Houston, I was subjected to summer weather that was pretty much identical to that of Louisiana. It only takes a few moments in the suffocating, 95-plus degree, moisture-saturated air before you are absolutely soaked in sweat. That being said, it is important to drink a lot of water and consume a lot of electrolytes if spending time outside here in the summer. We recommend using a wearable hydration system for keeping water handy. Once you’re in motion atop your motorcycle the moving air does help to cool you down, but keep in mind that when in super-humid air, sweat evaporation (the process that your body relies on to cool down) is slowed to a near halt. This means you need every advantage you can get when it comes to ventilated riding gear. Did you know that base layers can also help to keep you cool? This article explains how you can use a base layer to keep you cool on summer days.
Louisiana’s best-known and most unique attractions are found in the Historic Districts of the city of New Orleans. The French Quarter is the oldest neighborhood in the city, dating back through more than 300 years of diverse influence and culture. This historic district, designated as a National Historic Landmark, is home to the famous (and infamous) Bourbon Street, and countless options for sightseeing, live music, dining and shopping. The National WWII Museum is located near the center of the city. This museum’s exhibits provide a comprehensive overview of the Second World War, from D-Day to the War in the Pacific. The birthplace of jazz, New Orleans named its 32-acre Louis Armstrong Park after one of the city’s most influential musicians. The beautifully landscaped park and its many walking trails are a popular destination for visitors. There is of course much to see in Louisiana outside the city of New Orleans. For a proper experience in the state’s iconic, shallow-watered wilderness, go for a swamp tour in an airboat! Riding your bike to one of the state’s many beaches is a great call, no matter what time of year you find yourself in the state.
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