Bucket List Ride

December 1, 2022

By Keaton Maisano

AMA Charter Life Member Jeff Shultz has been a licensed motorcyclist for more than 50 years and ridden thousands of miles, but it wasn’t until 2021 that he got to live his motorcycling dream of taking a cross-country motorcycle trip.

Setting out from his home in Dillsburg, Pa., Shultz rode his BMW R1200RT West to Arizona, up through California, across the scenic states of the Central United States and all the way back home. Along the way he explored Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Canyon, all while enjoying the exhilarating freedom of two wheels.

While a great opportunity to see some of the country’s most significant sites, Shultz’s bucket list trip also gave him the chance to see many of his friends and family scattered across the country.

“It’s not often that a person gets to fulfill a lifelong dream,” Shultz told American Motorcyclist, “and love the manner in which it is accomplished.”