California Motorcycle Roads and Trips

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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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 17, 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...
January 27, 2014
Lots of high desert foliage, some nice mountain ranges and beautiful pink sand dunes - especially beautiful in the spring when the...
with one exception the road is in good condition, that is about a 5 or 6 mile section between the nipton turnoff...
take the Nipton Exit off of the I-15 interstate which is about 10 miles south of Primm NV (state line). Take the...
January 2, 2014
Beautiful rolling hills between San Jose and Morgan Hill. When the Uvas Reservoir is full it is a nice view to see....
This is a pretty easy ride with no severe turns.
Hop on Watsonville Road, from Monterey HWY, in Morgan Hill and head west to Uvas Road. Take Uvas northbound all the way...
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Checkout Upcoming Motorcycle Events in California

2015-10-09 : 2015-10-11

Cruisin' The County - Big Bike Weekend

A weekend of riding for bicycle and motorcycle enthusiasts .... we feel this is unique to our area where Shasta Living Streets and Big Bike Weekend are partnering to showcase beautiful Shasta County to anyone who loves to ride. The main venue will be Win-River Resort & Casino, 2100 Redding Rancheria Road, Redding, CA. The resort also has RV spaces for those who like to trailer their rides. For motorcyclists Big Bike Weekend will offer a police escorted Remembrance Ride on Friday. Riders can enjoy the mixer (includes food) while staging for Remembrance Ride. The Remembrance Ride created post 9-11 will honor our fallen first responders. On Saturday we honor our Veterans during the Veterans Honor Ride/Poker Run. Riders will enjoy personal wood fired pizza, a great ride and chance to win $10,000. Also on Saturday will be the ride in bike show competition. On Sunday we will ride to eastern Shasta County for a wonderful all you can eat breakfast. Or you can head to downtown Redding to enjoy additional activities hosted by Shasta Living Streets. On Saturday, the Shasta Wheelmen will hold their jamboree rides and Shasta Living Streets will be focusing on trail activities. Feeling the need for speed, please join us for street legal drag races for motorcyclists at the Redding Drag Strip. The event will also feature United States Strongman competition where competitors will be set to break California state records, exhibitors/vendors both inside Win-River’s convention center and on the their main driveway. Lots of music to enjoy in the evenings. Special bike parking for registered bikes along the main driveway. Free to spectators. Riders can pay $20 for Friday or Sunday, $30 for Saturday or $60 for all three days.

2015-07-26 : 2015-07-26

3rd Annual The Greatest Escape Motorcycle Ride

The Pacific Mesothelioma Center is excited to announce that registration is NOW OPEN for the 3rd annual The Greatest Escape Motorcycle Ride, presented by Worthington & Caron, P.C. It all starts at 8:30a.m. on Sunday, July 26. The ride officially begins at 10a.m. Model and motorcycle enthusiast Fabio Lanzoni, along with other celebrity riders and law enforcement officials, will lead this year's ride from Glendale Harley-Davidson, through the scenic Angeles Crest Highway up to the beautiful Newcomb's Ranch in La Canada! At Newcomb's Ranch, participants will enjoy a BBQ lunch, craft beer, a concert by Cherry & the Bulldogs, vendors, a live auction and a raffle with prizes valued at thousands of dollars. Gary Bryan, of the K-Earth 101 Morning Show, will bring added entertainment as the MC for the event. All proceeds will go towards research and improving the quality of life for mesothelioma victims. Last year, we raised over $100,000, please help us break the record!

2015-06-28

So-Cal/Long Beach Motorcycle Swap Meet - June

This motorcycle event will be held on Sunday, June 28, 2015 from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM and it will be held at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Long Beach, CA. RAIN OR SHINE! This is a virtual supermarket for bikes at Long Beach Veterans Stadium. With hundreds of vendors selling all brands of new, used, and vintage motorcycle and bicycle parts and accessories, the event has become a must visit for the collector or rider. If you think this is something that interests you? Come browse the huge line of used and new parts, or if you are a vendor, it would be great to have you! The meet encompasses all areas of the cycle hobby including apparel and gear at low swap meet prices. You can ride your cycle out and show or sell it among hundreds of others in our Bike Corral area located inside the event or reserve a vendor space to sell parts, tools, or cycle related merchandise. Admission: $10.00 Children under 12 are FREE! Bike Coral Admission: $9.00/rider Check out our event website for more info: http://www.socalcycleswapmeet.com/ ~3

2015-06-27 : 2015-06-28

Born Free 7

This motorcycle event will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2015 through Sunday, June 28, 2015 and it will be held at Oak Canyon Ranch in Silverado, CA. This show is all about is the love of old motorcycles and like minded individuals having a good time together and enjoying these bikes of the past. It is also a family oriented event, young and old a-like are welcome to come out and enjoy the show. Our goal is to unite people from all walks of life by bringing the passion that we all have of these old machines together for one special day. You will surely have fun! More info at http://www.bornfreeshow.com/ ~3

2015-06-27

Smoke Eaters MC Blood Drive

This motorcycle event will be hosted by Smoke Eaters MC on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at San Diego Blood Bank Donor Center in San Diego, CA. The Smoke Eaters MC will be hosting a kick-off Blood Drive in honor of Fresno Fire Captain Pete Dern. Captain Dern was badly burned March 29th, 2015, working on the roof of a house fire. He sustained 2nd and 3rd degree burns to 70% of his body. When donating, please mention Pete's code PD1905 when donating. Donation are accepted from 6-27-15 through 7-4-15. For more details, please visit: http://www.sandiegobloodbank.org/donating-blood ~3

     

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