Welcome to BackroadTraveler.net. My name is Craig Gephart. I am a husband, father, artist, motorcyclist, and TRAVELER! I am developing this website to serve as an outlet for my “artistic-motorcycling-traveler” side to share with others who may also share one or more of those qualities. If you find yourself dreaming of motorcycle travel, this is the place for you!
At BackroadTraveler.net, you will find reviews of destinations, places to eat, places to stay, reviews of products I have personally used, and more! While I don’t publish updates to this site with any sort of regularity I am striving to grow this site into a useful resource. If you would like to be notified when something new is posted, I recommend you subscribe to the site or the RSS feed (click on the little icon to the right of the site title) so you receive notification when there are updates.
Keep the shiny side up!
- 3 October 2015: My “official” motorcycle travel camera!
I have read about and tried a variety of different “tools” for making the most out of my motorcycle travels. But the tool I use most often is my iPhone 6. It has become my on the road travel plan... read more
- 3 October 2015: A Quick Overnight to NY’s Finger Lakes Region
As an adult, I had not been to the Finger Lakes region of New York state, so I thought it was about time to go and check out the area. I had wanted to do a “lake ride” for a while and, being only a four-hour... read more
- 19 June 2015: 2 Weeks on a Motorcycle (NV, AZ, CO, WY, SD, MT, ID, UT)
I joined my parents to revisit some of the special places they visited on a motorcycle after they retired. Dad is now 77 and Mom is 75. Both have travelled across the USA several times on their Honda Goldwing trik... read more
- 4 May 2015: Getting ready for the BIGGEST trip yet!
If you’ve looked around BackroadTraveler.net you’ve probably found that one of my goals is to document motorcycle trips that I take — the longer, the better! On the first trip that I took with my 14 year old... read more
- 6 August 2014: Roadtrippers.com can help make your next road trip memorable
For about a year now, I have followed the Roadtrippers.com web site. I also receive regular email from Roadtrippers.com (a feature you can select when you create a free account) and it’s always fun to learn o... read more
May the sun rise in front of me, the rain fall behind me, and the wind follow me.
May the Angels guard my travels for they know what is ahead of me.
Keep me safe through rolling hills and swirling turns.
Let the eagle guide me to the mountain tops.
Let the moon’s light guide me through the night.
Lord, thank you for letting me be a biker.