Motorcycling Florida and beyond

Motorcycling Florida and beyond

When it comes to motorcycle tours, Florida's flat landscape doesn't offer the breathtaking scenery of a mountain pass in Colorado or an old New England village.

Yet the state still beckons bikers — and not just for the mammoth, road-clogging spring and fall celebrations of Bike Week and Biketoberfest in Daytona Beach. With consistent tropical temperatures year-round, motorcycle tours never go out of season, according to biker and travel writer Gary McKechnie of Mount Dora.

"We can ride in July and we can also ride in December and not many states offer that," says McKechnie, who included two Florida-based road trips in the fifth edition of "Great American...