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3.67 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.67
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The Famous Rock Store Run (Mulholland Highway)

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By MCR Contributor (952 McR Points) on Dec 19, 2011

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September 16, 2013
Driven this section of road for better part of 20…
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952 McR Points
May 1, 2012
I rode this a couple of times when I lived in LA…
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Written Directions

Start out at the famous Rock Store (Rock Store30354 Mulholland Highway, Agoura Hills, CA 91301) and head west towards the ocean on Mulholland Highway.

Scenery

The scenery on this ride is probably pretty nice if I ever had a chance to take it in. But, the road is so twisty that you really won't have much time to look around and enjoy the scenery. There are however a couple of nice areas to pull over and look at the scenery but its really more fun to watch the bikes snake through the turns some literally with pegs or knees dragging the pavement. The pieces of the scenery that I remember were nice though ... a couple sections are very shady sections of windy canyon road that hugs the rocky walls as the road snakes under the canopy of shade trees. There is also a couple of sections that open up to some panoramic view.

Drive Enjoyment

The road is not perfect but the road twisty and elevation quality is so damn good that I had to give this road a perfect 5 stars! The ride is a only short 3 miles but it is a sweet 3 miles. And, you can either turn around and it do it again (and again, and again) or you can continue down the road and find plenty of other nice (not as nice) twisty roads in the area (I like continuing on Mulholland Hwy (after it passes Kannan Road) or I like taking Encinall Canyon Road).

Tourism Opportunities

The only "roadside amenity" on this run is the Rock Store which is was an small town grocery-store/gas-station that has been turned into a throwback diner/hangout for bikers all around the area. Believe it or not but the building is made entirely out of volcanic rock - hence the name the rock store! On the weekends the bikes are all lined along the road and riders hangout telling stories and eating some decent diner/pub style food. Then groups head out, do the Mulholland Highway run and come back to tell more stories. Also celebrities stop by periodically and you can see their pictures all along the walls inside (Jay Leno, Arnold Schwarzenegger, etc) It is a MUST DO if you live in the area and call yourself a motorcycle rider!!

Motorcycle Road Additional info

Check out http://www.rock-store.com/gallery.htm for pictures.

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Guest
September 16, 2013
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Motorcycle Type : Sport
Driven this section of road for better part of 20 years and it has changed as the area has gotten more developed, lots more driveways/homes, weekend it gets loaded with tourists, cyclists. Okay for the Harley/Cruiser crowd and cyclist, there are much better roads for more serious sport touring riders in So Cal, but this is one of those roads you should do once just to say you did it. Week day mid mornings are best, Rock Store may or may not be open. Avoid this area after any rains as the debris tends to roll onto the roadway for several days after.
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MCR Contributor
May 1, 2012
952 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Other
I rode this a couple of times when I lived in LA back in the 2005 time frame. The route is short but very sweet as it has a lot of tight twisties and it snakes its way through some tree tunnels next to rock walls. You really have to keep your eyes on the road most of the time so you can't really take in the surroundings that much. But at the end (and beyond) it opens up and you get great views of the nearby valley and eventually the ocean if you keep working your way west. The Rock Store is something you need to stop at as its become an icon of a stop for the southern California riding community.
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SupermotoD
June 6, 2014
34 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Other
Best road for ,Going fast,Touring,Being a sightseer !
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