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.

2016-02-28 : 2016-02-28

So-Cal/Long Beach Motorcycle Swap Meet - February

The So-Cal Cycle Swap Meet will be held on February 28th, 2016 at Long Beach Veteran's Stadium in Long Beach, California. There will be 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. HOURS: 7 am to 1 pm Admission: $10 per person PARKING: General Parking FREE! ~4

2016-02-27 : 2016-02-27

American Legion Riders Chapter 555

American Legion Riders chapters are well known for their charitable work, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local children's hospitals, schools, veterans homes, severely wounded service members and scholarships. ~4

2016-02-20 : 2016-02-20

Batwing Cycles 2nd Annual Shake the Lake Bike and Car show

Batwing Cycles 2nd Annual Shake the Lake Bike and Car show will be held on Saturday February 20, 2016 @ 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Batwing Cycles,Lake Elsinore, CA. Bike and Classic Car show for cars from the mid 50's- 70's. The event will take place at Batwing Cycles in Lake Elsinore CA from 5pm to 7pm. Bike and Car Entry will be $20.00, Raffle Tickets $10.00. Vendor spots are available at $40.00 for 10X10 and $65 for 10X20. There will be music, food, vendors, and more as well as great bikes and cars to look at and vote on. Winner of each will receive a 1st Place Plaque. Come out and enjoy this great event and let's Shake the Lake. Vendors and Participants need to be set up by 4:30pm. ~4

2016-02-20 : 2016-02-20

Devil Dolls Motorcycle Club Anniversary Party

Devil Dolls Motorcycle Club Anniversary Party will be heid on Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM at Pissed Off Pete's San Francisco, California. Celebrate with the Devil Dolls on their 17th Anniversary. Our sisters from across the Pond in Sweden will be here celebrating their 14th Anniversay as well. ~4

     

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