One of our missions at Emmaus MotoTours is to connect riders with the wider Adventure Bike community and to other businesses that share our goal of bringing valued resources to our clients. These links are ADV businesses that we feel help accomplish this goal, many of whom we have had direct experience with, and therefore feel comfortable recommending them to our visitors.


Head for the Hills Adventure Ride

Adventure Motorcycle ride from Woodstock H-D/KTM to Galena, IL on Friday June 3, 2022 for the Hugellandschaft Adventure ride in Galena June 4-5, 2022. The gpx file contains some waypoints, 2 routes and 2 tracks for the ride. To download, right click on the link below then choose “Save Link as” from the menu list. Save to a folder on your computer. 

Download Head for the Hills gpx file



Backcountry Discovery Routes®

Backcountry Discovery Routes® is a non-profit organization that creates and maintains off-highway routes for adventure motorcycle travel throughout the United States. The organization performs a number of different functions: 

  • Create: Develop & Preserve Adventure Riding Opportunities.
  • Inspire: Motivate People to Discover the Backcountry by Motorcycle.
  • Advocate: Be the Voice for Adventure Motorcyclists. 
  • Educate: Promote Safety, Share Knowledge and Inform the Community.
  • Impact: Make Sustainable Economic Impact in Rural Areas.

Many of the tours we offer here at Emmaus MotoTours take advantage of these wonderful routes. 

Visit BDR’s Website

HEavy Enduro Motorcycle Training

So you have bought an Adventure Motorcycle and now you would like to begin riding it off the blacktop but you have little experience riding big bikes in the dirt. You need some help learning but there are no training facilities in the Midwest…until now. Andy Janik of HEavy Enduro has begun a program at The Cliffs in Marseilles, IL. Andy is a great guy and not only knows how to ride but is very skilled and patient with teaching.
For info on his training program, go to Andy’s web page below.

Visit the HEavy Enduro Training Website

Celtic Rider

Celtic Rider offers a great selection of motorcycle tours in Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe. Located in Dublin, they offer a wide range of bikes and tours to choose from. Highly recommended if you’re looking to travel across the pond.

Visit Celtic Rider’s Website

Riders Share Motorcycle Rentals

Riders Share is an interesting service I came across recently. It is basically and Air B and B for motorcycles. People list their personal motorcycles with the site and rent them to people who want to ride in their area. I will be renting with them in December when I have a speaking engagement in San Diego.

Check them out. This may also be a good option if you are planning on doing one of our tours and need to rent a bike.

Visit the Rider Share Website

Viking Bags

I was contacted in January of 2024 by Alex from Viking Bags asking me to include their link on our website. I have not yet had experience with Viking so far but Alex has generously offered to send me their Viking Apex ADV Touring Tank Bag with Hydration Pack to try. Once the winter decides to leave us I will be giving the bag a try on my R 1200 GS and will post a review here. 

Visit the Viking Bags Website

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