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4.33 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.33
3 Reviews

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By tr34d (12 McR Points) on Jul 02, 2017

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drbellezzo
July 11, 2019
This was possibly one of the best stretches of…
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Sport Bike Richie
16 McR Points
May 6, 2019
This is a pretty good route. Its sort of short, I…
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Written Directions

This route will take you between near St. Helena and Winters California. You are just following SR-128 through the Vaca Range and past the southern end of lake Berryessa

Scenery

This road takes you through wooded canyons of the Vaca Range and along the southern edge of Lake Berryessa. At the western end you will also follow along the quaint Capell Creek. At the eastern end you will follow along the larger Putah Creek which sports lazy turns and shady banks.

Drive Enjoyment

This road features 5-star pavement but the score is downgraded to 4 stars due to rare occurrences of a small amount of gravel debris along the eastern portion near Berryessa, estimated to occur around 10% of rides in this rider's experience. Otherwise excellent road quality; no pott holes, appropriate banking, and both tight and more leisurely twisties. Very light traffic except at the western edge where traffic is light-moderate due to visitors to the vineyards.

Tourism Opportunities

Both St. Helena and Winters have gasoline, service, and food/drink available. At the west end, consider visiting one of the many world class vineyards of Napa Valley (Frog's Leap, Beringer, Silver Oak, etc.).

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drbellezzo
July 11, 2019
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
This was possibly one of the best stretches of pavement I've ridden as long as i can remember. ear to ear smiles. New pavement, no traffic, rolling turns. Fantastic.
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Sport Bike Richie
May 6, 2019
16 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport
This is a pretty good route. Its sort of short, I usually do this one and the one from lake Berryessa to Napa in one day. Its tight and technical, not for the faint of heart. Its close to sacramento where I live. My only critique is that its not terribly long. If you are looking to spend all day riding you will be let down. But if you are newer and want to get your feet wet with some twisties, hit this up!
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hamik hopper
February 19, 2018
5 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Easy but fine ride. I prefer riding this east to west. But traffic on the weekends can get really crazy in the Napa Valley, so perhaps turn around before you get all the way there!
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