California Motorcycle Trips and Events List

California (CA) offers an incredible diversity of motorcycle road scenery. The state is blessed with over 1,100 miles of Pacific Coast shoreline, countless miles of arid canyon and twisted mountain road riding, vast stretches of alpine mountain roads, and some of the most appealing cities in the world. And, as one of the most popular tourist states in America, the Golden State is sure to offer motorcyclists looking for things to do off the bike an amazing menu of choices.




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November 1, 2015
The scenery varies but it is mostly a two-lane road in the woods, with very high trees providing shade and a creek...
Just resurfaced, fresh asphalt (10/31/15) with lots of twists and turns for the duration of the trip.
Enjoy scenic Highway 1 (Cabrillo) until you get to Pescadero State Beach then head East on Pescadero Creek Road. Follow the road...
October 23, 2015
This is a stretch of highway running between the city of Chula Vista (eastlake) and along the CA-94 Highway all the way...
This road has a lot of sweeping curves and a few twisties specialy toward the end. For the most part it is...
Take Otay Lakes Rd, Honey Springs Rd, Lyons Valley Rd and CA-79 N to Washington St in Julian
1 h 17 min...
April 10, 2015
The road goes past california's numerous avocado and citrus orchards, with views of the rolling east county hills. Expansive villas and small...
Do you like roller coasters? This road has dips, twists, blind corners and fast straights to put a grin on a sport...
Start at the western end, the intersection with Pomerado Rd near the I-15 in Rancho Bernardo. Follow the road northeast to the...
March 18, 2015
This route covers great open fields with many land animals. Trees, small hills and plenty of sun!
This road has 7 miles worth of twisties that is listed as you go into Highway 26. The pavement is great and...
Start at Valley Springs at highway 12 and head east. Soon you will intersect route 26 and want to take a left...
March 9, 2015
I did this segment after doing ketumr's segment as I was heading up to Death Valley. The road was in considerably better...
Not many potholes, but the road is eroded down to in a few places. As always keep your eyes out on these...
Starting from Kelso Depot, CA, go North on Kelbaker Rd, all the way to the park entrance just south of Baker, CA....
February 14, 2015
The scenery on this road is absolutely beautiful. Over ridge tops with distant, mountainous vistas, along creeks, and beneath lush canopies.
This is a loaded question because it depends what you're looking for. I'd rate 80% of this road at 4. Good condition...
Start in Cazadero, CA and heads northwest on Kings Ridge Road all the way until it intersects with Hauser Bridge Rd.
January 12, 2015
This route gives you great scenery and a change of pace from riding the highway while still giving access to the wooded...
Most of the roads are maintained fairly well, there are a few potholes but all are small and easily avoidable, even in...
Leave Indio, CA heading west on Route 111 until you get to Palm Desert, CA. From here look for Hwy 74 off...
August 31, 2014
Some great views east to Clear Lake and beyond, but who has time to notice?
The road goes over a smallish mountain. Some parts of the road are newly repaved (as of August 2014) but others are...
From Ukiah, go south on US 101 for 15 miles to Hopland. In Hopland turn left/east on California 175. Then hang on...
August 31, 2014
The road goes over a ridge of California coastal hills. There are (dirt!) turnouts for stopping to enjoy long views to the...
California is using federal Stimulus money to completely repave the state highways, but parts of this road are older asphalt. There will...
From California 128 a half mile east of Boonville, take California 253 to Ukiah and US 101.
August 31, 2014
Um ... this really isn't a scenic ride. You'll be too busy enjoying the turns. There are sections of switchbacks and esses...
California has been rebuilding the state highways the last 2 or 3 years using federal Stimulus money. The roads are great--smooth, nicely...
At US 101 and Cloverdale, leave the freeway and ride into town. On Cloverdale Blvd just north of town, turn left on...
August 6, 2014
Incredible mountain vistas visible from this road literally on the "rim" of the mountain. Many pull over areas with visibility upwards of...
SR 18 is a well traveled road and in general, a good road; however, due to the cold weather and snow in...
Just North of San Bernadino, take CA SR 18 (North Waterman) exit off of Interstate 210
July 9, 2014
Along this route is mostly rural residential properties. There are many horse pastures and on some days, there are dozens of camels...
Going north to south you start with some open Esses, then a hard left with no high-side guard for the steep drop...
Old Julian Highway connects the towns Ramona and Julian in San Diego County, California. The portion of the road in this review...
July 9, 2014
There are a lot of rolling hills and large shade oaks near the many creek crossings. the residential homes are sometimes a...
Because this is the only access road to Barona Casino, the state and the Barona nation do a good job of maintaining...
Wildcat Canyon Road is the access road for Barona Resort and Casino outside of San Diego, CA, near Ramona. The northern end...
June 19, 2014
Follows the South Fork of the Yuba River. Awesome in Spring runoff. Great mountain views, especially from Donner Summit. Historical interest, railroad...
Beautifully maintained but please 35 mph. Enjoy the mountains and the nice turns along the path.
I-80 to Cisco Grove exit, about 50 miles East of Auburn. Get off, go across the overpass, and turn right on Old...
February 16, 2014
You will travel in hills and the backside of Mt Diablo.
Beginning of road is new ,But middle of road old with tight 5 mph turns for 7 miles great for adventure bikes...
Take 580 to N Livermore exit to left at manning then right on Morgan Territory Rd. Follow this as it goes north...
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Checkout Upcoming Motorcycle Events in California

2016-06-11 : 2016-06-11

Hawgs for Dawgs

Start Location: San Diego Harley Davidson Event Address: 4645 Morena Blvd Start time:10am Motorcycle activities or swapmeet info: Poker run benefits Guide Dogs of America. GDA provides guide dogs, and instruction in their use, free of charge to the blind and visually impaired men and women from the US and Canada.

2016-03-27 : 2016-03-27

So-Cal/Long Beach Motorcycle Swap Meet - March

The So-Cal Cycle Swap Meet is the largest monthly gathering of riders in the USA. Held every month at Long Beach Veteran’s Stadium the So-Cal Cycle Swap Meet is an “All Brands” event with over 500 Vendors and over 1000 Bikes for show and sale. Riders and Collectors from all ends of the bike hobby, including Harley, Cruisers, Choppers, Vintage, British, Race, Off-Road, Japanese, Euro, and Bicycles get together to buy, sell, trade, show off, and talk about new, used, and vintage parts, bikes, and accessories. From professional shops and manufacturers liquidating excess inventory to the hobbyist selling off leftovers from his latest project you can find smokin’ deals on hard to find parts and accessories. Ride out and park your bike in the Bike Corral or get a vendor space and unload those old parts from your garage. THIS EVENT IS RAIN or SHINE HOURS: 7 am to 1 pm ADMISSION : $10 per person PARKING: General Parking FREE! ~4

2016-03-26 : 2016-03-26

Wild Wild West Bike Fest: DISPLACE 2016

Recognizing America's Finest on their turf, we invite you to break bread with our Active Military Members on Camp Pendleton, CA.(Oceanview included)! Location: 202850, San Jacinto Road, Camp Pendleton South, CA 92058 Motorcycle Poker Run: 1200-1400; (Register @ Noon) (Free T for 1st 50 Riders to Pay & Register ONLINE) Military, Music, and Motorcycles: Opens to All from 1400-1800. (LIve Music-Grubbin-Camaraderie-MORE!) ~4

2016-03-19 : 2016-03-19

5th Annual Fallen Officer Memorial Poker Run

5th Annual Fallen Officer Memorial Poker Run Sponsored by Brush Dawgs LE MC.The ride starts at Imperial Valley Cycle Center, 1334 N Imperial Avenue in El Centro beginning at 8:00 am. All motorcycles are welcome. The ride fee is $30.00 for the rider or $40.00 with a passenger. Extra hands are $10.00 each. Prizes will be awarded for high and low hands. The ride ends with music, food, raffle prizes, 50/50 drawing and more!Honoring those who paid the ultimate price while defending our country, and honoring the families and children they left behind. ~4

2016-03-19 : 2016-03-19

9th Annual Spring Breakin’ Out Poker Run

Registration at Folsom Harley-Davidson – 115 Woodmere Rd. 9 – 11am Registration, $15 Single/ $25 2-up (includes BBQ). Come join us for an awesome first Spring ride in the Sierra Foothills. High/Low Hand draw, 50/50 raffle live music, vendors and food. Chapter Challenge. Run pins to the first 300 riders. Friday Pre-registration Party – March 18, 2016 Early Registration and Complimentary BBQ from 5 pm – 7 pm. Benefits go to Child Advocates El Dorado County An inspirational Video about CASA El Dorado (Rain Date: Saturday, April 9) ~4

     

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