Some popular motorcycle road names are Tail of the Dragon, Beartooth Pass and Tunnel of Trees Road, says MotorcyleRoads.com. Finding these roads on a map is difficult if a person knows only the route's nickname; knowing the actual highway name is necessary.
Tail of the Dragon is an 11-mile stretch of highway 129 from outside of Tallahassee, Tennessee, which winds around the Great Smokey Mountains National Park down to outside of Tapoco, North Carolina. The 318 curves along this scenic route and draws bikers from all over the United States to test their skills. At the southern end of the ride is a country store with pictures of the not-so-fortunate riders.
Beartooth Pass heads out of Red Lodge, Montana, along Highway 212, dips into Wyoming and goes back up through Cook City, Montana. This extreme road boasts 50 miles of steep grade, switch-backs and endless hairpin curves to challenge riders' skills and nerve.
Tunnel of Trees Road begins in Harbor Springs, Michigan, and follows Lake Michigan for 22 miles to end at Cross Village. The route is a very twisty and narrow road that winds through a dense forest, giving glimpses of the shoreline. This ride has speed limits of 15 to 30 miles per hour and many scenic viewpoints, and it takes about 90 minutes.