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Gary  McKechnie

Gary McKechnie

People buy motorcycles because of the dream—the dream of cutting ties with routine and embarking on an epic motorcycle journey, one highlighted by an exploration of America’s most beautiful back roads, charming towns, historic sites, intriguing attractions, and cool diners and dives. This is the dream moto-journalist Gary McKechnie has shared with more than 100,000 readers and riders in his best-selling book Great American Motorcycle Tours, winner of the prestigious Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award and now in its fifth edition.

Bored with his 9-to-5 job, McKechnie sold his house and set out to write America’s first nationwide motorcycle touring guidebook, embarking on an 18-month journey across the United States. From the rocky coasts of Maine to the deep forests of Washington, from the awe-inspiring bluffs of the Pacific Coast Highway to the end of the road in Key West, he traveled tens of thousands of miles to recapture a feeling of freedom and live a lifestyle millions of riders ache to achieve. His journey was featured by national newspapers, radio, and television. It inspired him to undertake a second trans-American expedition to chronicle 101 uniquely American places, events, and festivals for his second book, USA 101.

A former stand-up comedian and commercial actor, McKechnie shares a unique combination of travelogue and motivational storytelling at corporate events, trade shows, panel discussions and at sea aboard the Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria, where he is a popular member of the Cunard Line’s prestigious Insights Series.

Gary McKechnie lives the dream. His mission is to inspire others to live theirs. For more about Gary McKechnie and Great American Motorcycle Tours, visit GaryMcKechnie.com and MotorcycleAmerica.com.

Books by Gary McKechnie:

Great American Motorcycle Tours of the West
First Edition
Paperback
$9.95 US
Motor through the best rides of the West with Gary McKechnie as your guide. More
Great American Motorcycle Tours of the South
First Edition
Paperback
$9.95 US
Experience the best rides in the South with Gary McKechnie as your guide. More
Great American Motorcycle Tours of the Northeast
First Edition
Paperback
$9.95 US
Experience the best rides in the Northeast with Gary McKechnie as your guide. More
Great American Motorcycle Tours
Fifth Edition
Paperback
$21.99 US
Experience the best rides across America with Gary McKechnie. More
 
 

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