5 Famous Figures Who Went Touring By Motorcycle

When you think of how celebrities get around, you might think of them getting a limousine or other private transport like a helicopter or airplane. There are some celebrities that aren’t afraid to hit the open road on only two wheels. It isn’t just their film and television characters, either, as these celebrities have truly seen the world while riding motorcycles.

5. Katee Sackhoff

Katee Sackhoff burst onto the scene in the early 2000s thanks to her role in “Battlestar Galactica” and has since appeared in series such as “The Mandalorian” and “Longmire”. Sackhoff once rode across the country to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS and put her motorcycle experience to the test. “I started riding in 2005,” Sackhoff said. “I grew up in a small town where four-wheelers were kind of the norm.”

4. William Shatner

Speaking of science fiction actors, there are perhaps none more well known around the world than William Shatner, who of course is known as Captain James T. Kirk from the original “Star Trek” series. Shatner has taken his love for motorcycles on the long road, heading 2,500 miles between Chicago and Los Angeles. “Riding a bike, you’re focused on the road, but you have time to dream and think and wonder about everything that we’ve seen,” Shatner said. “We saw the country…and all its magnificence.”

3. Ryan Reynolds

Once a rom-com star, Ryan Reynolds has branched out to take on interesting roles that include superheroes like Deadpool and iconic cartoon characters like Pikachu. Reynolds has one of the most extensive motorcycle collections for any Hollywood actor, and he has no plans of changing the hobby that he sees as a form of meditation. “When I’m riding a bike, the only things I’m doing are breathing, listening to the engine and changing gears,” Reynolds said. “It’s just me and my bike. No multitasking, no texting, and it clears my head like nothing else.”

2. Ewan McGregor

Known for his roles in blockbusters like “Star Wars”, “Christopher Robin” and “Moulin Rouge!”, Ewan McGregor has been going at it on the big screen for about 30 years now. Documenting his long rides, McGregor has documented his long motorcycle rides in “Long Way Up”. McGregor can’t picture himself not riding motorcycles, now. “I don’t ever want to not do it,” he said. “I don’t have to go out and go a million miles an hour. I like feeling the air, I like smelling the world as you go by and feeling a part of it. A trip to the shops or a meeting just becomes different.” 

1. Keanu Reeves

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to see Keanu Reeves on the list. Not only do a lot of his characters in film ride motorcycles, but he’s often photographed riding one of his many bikes around. Not only that, but Reeves even started his own motorcycle company with Gard Hollinger called Arch. “Motorcycles have been a part of my life since I met this girl in Munich,” Reeves said. “We were working on a film together and she had this beautiful Kawasaki Enduro. I asked her if she could team me to ride…I’ve been hooked ever since.”

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