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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April 28, 2016
While a short ride, Mesa Grande Rd contains all the elements of riding on a rural scenic California byway. It is like...
There are a fair amount of turns on this road and some are tight turns. The road is 2 lane paved asphalt...
Starting n the north end Mesa Grande Rd starts off SR 76 and Center Loop Rd, near the Hideout Saloon. Traveling southbound...
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...
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Checkout Upcoming Motorcycle Events in California

2016-10-22 : 2016-10-22

Salute To The Veterans Run

Registration 8:00am - 9:45am. KSU 10:00. Join the American Legion Riders 739 and The Desert Riders Association for a scenic run through the Coachella Valley starting in Palm Springs and ending at the Riverside National Fair grounds in Indio. Upon arrival we will be presenting local disabled veterans with different means to lead healthier more productive lives. There will be food,music,beer garden,booths,vendors,bike show,bike games,silent auction,50/50 and a chapter challenge. Group with most bikes wins plaque and $100.00. Ride pin and lunch provided to first 200 registrants. $15.00 per person. Rooms are blocked at the Best Western Inn in Indio. All bikes and cars welcome. Join us Saturday morning 6:30am at the Fair Grounds for the flag line to send off the bicycle portion of Patriot Weekend. Free coffee and doughnuts. Friday evening 7:00pm $10.00 pasta dinner at the Fair Grounds.Wine-beer-music. After the event social at the Indio American Legion Sat. 3:30-7:00pm. Go to alrindio.org for pre-registration and more info. or call Gene 760-333-3114.

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.

2016-06-04 : 2016-06-04

Runnin' For The Hills Poker Run

A Fundraiser for UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY (UCP) of Central CA *All motorcycle types and riders welcome* Saturday, June 4, 2016 Join us at Harley Davidson of Fresno 4345 W. Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93722 Registration: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Ride starts at: 9:45 a.m. Final Stop: Yosemite Falls Café, Cedar Ave. Fresno, CA Silent Auction and Raffle Prizes $25 per rider, $15 per passenger Donation includes a poker hand and commemorative pin. Come out and enjoy the fun. Pay registration online: www.paypal.me/fireandice Or call 559-321-7620 Hosted by Women in the Wind Fire and Ice Chapter

2016-05-30 : 2016-05-30

West Coast Thunder

Motorcycle Parade to Riverside National Cemetery for a Memorial Ceremony. After Part at Soboba Casino with live music. The Memorial Day parade will begin staging at 6:00 a.m. The ceremonies will end around 9:00 a.m. at the Rivereside Harley-Davidson venue, at which time you will need to proceed to your motorcycle and prepare for departure. The parade will depart for the Riverside National Cemetery, City of Moreno Valley, and Soboba Casino at precisely 9:11 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the Riverside National Cemetery Support Committee. West Coast Thunder has been the major contributor of funds to the Riverside National Cemetery via the Support Committee. Completed projects include construction of the National POW / MIA Memorial (dedicated in 2005), repairs to the Medal of Honor Memorial, financial support to the RNC Memorial Honor Detail, and funding each July of the Concert for Heroes. ~4

2016-05-29 : 2016-05-29

Mendocino County Fallen Vietnam War Veterans Memorial

The Mendocino County Museum collects, conserves and celebrates the stories, artifacts, archives, and lives of the people and places of Mendocino County. Stop by for current exhibits: Veterans History: Personal and enduring favorites: a "hippie" van, stagecoaches,The Creamery, Seabiscuit's friends, and a great Museum Store. Next door is Roots of Motive Power and their collection of steam-powered trains and machines. We're open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 AM to 4:30 PM. The first Wednesday of each month, admission is free! ~4

     

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