Great Lakes Circle Tour

The 6,500-mile Great Lakes Circle Tour — a scenic, international road system connecting the five Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River — now has its own section on the Great Lakes Information Network.

The Circle Tour signage system was established in the late 1980s as a cooperative, regional effort between the Great Lakes Commission and the eight U.S. states and two Canadian provinces that comprise the Great Lakes-St.Lawrence system.

The Circle Tour established new routes and connected them to previously designated highways on “North America’s Fresh Coast.” Several spur routes, including a ferry ride across Lake Michigan, have been added in recent years.

Each year, the Commission receives hundreds of requests for information on the Great Lakes Circle Tour from travelers within the region and beyond. The online version of the Circle Tour will provide these travelers with a starting point when planning their Great Lakes vacations. In addition to informational maps, road routes and estimated mileages, the site features links to cities, camping and recreation areas, and natural attractions.

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Can-Am’s F3 cruiser leaps into bagger land with the addition of saddlebags and a new console/windscreen for the F3-T and F3 Limited (shown). Photography by Tom Riles. Assuming there will never be a Spyder dual-sport model (never say never?), Can-Am’s lineup of three-wheel roadsters came full-circle... 

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The Can-Am Spyder F3-T is available with the manual or semi-automatic transmission, but the F3 Limited comes only with the semi-automatic. The thinking is, people don’t tend to want manual when ordering top-of-the-line. Also, Can-Am recognizes that a significant number of its buyers are not motorcyclists adding a wheel, but outdoor-adventure people subtracting a wheel, and looking for an open-air experience...

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2016 Can-Am Spyder F3-S Special Series in Triple Black The first model in Can-Am’s 2016 Spyder roadster lineup was revealed—appropriately enough—at the Sturgis rally in South Dakota earlier this month. The F3-S Special Series in Triple Black has Triple Black coloration and graphics, 6-spoke black-chrome...

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Designated in 1926, Historic Route 1 is the oldest highway serving the East Coast. Stretching 2,450 miles from Maine to Florida, this US historic road is home to landmarks such as the Bronx Zoo, FBI headquarters, and Okefenokee Swamp. It winds through small towns and metropolises such as Boston, New York, Washington DC, and Miami. Its scenery includes swamps, trees and rolling farmland, urban centers, and breathtaking New England coastline. Along the way, you’ll encounter hundreds of lovably strange attractions.

Why not make Historic Route 1 the spot for your East Coast road trip? Stay away from the interstate, with its choking traffic and concrete and steel. Roll the windows and top down, rev your engine, and explore a piece of Americana. There’s something for everyone on Historic Route 1 — historical sights, mom-and-pop diners, classic inns and motels, and larger-than-life locals. Your adventure is totally up to you.

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"When not busy contemplating my death or dismemberment, I was having the time of my life. I was witness to a whole group of people discovering a love of the open road. There is a flavor of life not tasted by those in cars or trucks. With no cage to protect you, you place your trust in nature and the road stretched out before you. In return, both open themselves to you and reveal a side unseen by most.

The center line divides your thoughts. The mountains stand like an ancient chorus poised in grandeur to sing their verses of solitude. The wise, old hills listen as your silent heart pours out its contents. The details of your life float away as though dandelions scattered by the wind to be swallowed by rolling, emerald pastures. And as you ride through a countryside that exudes life, you can’t help but to get some on you."

Andy McCarty - Director, Veteran and Military Services at Northeastern University


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Hi everyone, 

The Safety Camapaign for the 2013 Can-Am Spyder RT is now underway. If you are the owner of a 2013 Can-Am Spyder RT, regardless of country of operation, then it is subject to the safety recall.

The repair consists of a combination of multiples updates, including but not limited to a reworking of the vehicle's fuel system as well as improved, modified body panels.

BRP has requested that your dealer contact you, and we have also sent a letter to all known registered owners. However, we ask that you do not wait and call your dealer to schedule an appointment for this procedure.

In the meantime, you can keep using your Can-Am Spyder RT while taking the following precautions in hot riding conditions (ambient temperature of approximately 30 C/85 F and more):

Avoid idling or slow traffic riding for a long period of time.
Avoid parking in an enclosed area immediately after your ride; let your vehicle cool down first.
Avoid prolonged direct contact with body panels; wear appropriate riding gear as stated in the Operator’s Guide.

Steven M.
Customer Satisfaction, Social Media / Dealer Tech Support Team Lead

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