Pinnacles National Monument Rt 146

Motorbikes Beware: Pinnacles National Park

Like your roads wide and telling? Then you won’t like Route 146 in Central Coastal California, leading wayward motorcycle riders to Pinnacles National Park. Replete with enough narrow roadways, blind corners, and secret twists that you may want to trade in your motorbike for a unicycle to better navigate your way back home. Starting out Read more about Motorbikes Beware: Pinnacles National Park[…]

Nacimiento Fergusson Road

Nacimiento-Fergusson Road: Rock & Roll Rollercoaster

This little ride is “not” about the Big Sur section of California Highway 1. This ride is about a rock and roll rollercoaster connecting a chain of deer paths with a feeble ribbon of wilderness asphalt. Your back door is wider than some sections of this amusement park excursion. No. This ride is not about Read more about Nacimiento-Fergusson Road: Rock & Roll Rollercoaster[…]

Los Padres National Forest Bates Canyon

Adventure Riding in Los Padres

Los Padres National Forest, in Central-Coastal California, offers extensive opportunities for all riders. There are 459 miles of trails and roads specifically designated for off highway vehicles (OHV) which is great for dirt-bike riders. There are also endless miles of dirt roads that are ideal for dual-purpose or larger adventure bikes. And for all other Read more about Adventure Riding in Los Padres[…]

Death Valley National Park Mormon Point

Death Valley: Divine Motorcycle Riding

Death Valley National Park is the hottest, driest, and lowest of all the national parks. Located in eastern, Central California, and about 2 hours west of Las Vegas, it’s also the largest national park in the lower 48 states (second only to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Southern Alaska). At 282 feet below Read more about Death Valley: Divine Motorcycle Riding[…]

Lake Cachuma

Highway 154 & Santa Ynez Riding Pleasures

Stimulating. Aromatic. Soothing. Those could be apt descriptions for riding any kind of motorcycle along this easy, coastal-valley paradise. Those words could also be a reference to the wares of over 70 wineries and tasting rooms that the Santa Ynez Valley Visitors Association lists on their website. There’s not too many ways to get to Read more about Highway 154 & Santa Ynez Riding Pleasures[…]

Cold Spring Canyon Arch Bridge

San Marcos Pass & Cold Spring Tavern

A very pleasant Southern California afternoon jaunt could begin in Santa Barbara, with an 8-mile blast up San Marcos Pass, which marks the southern and most adventurous stretch of California State Route 154. This pass will take you from close to sea level up to 2600 feet as you carve along the slopes of the Read more about San Marcos Pass & Cold Spring Tavern[…]

Los Padres Tejon West

Los Padres Riding: Mountains, Lakes, Rivers, Canyons and Even a Little Ocean

The Los Padres National Forest is about 2 million acres of mountainous and ideal motorcycle terrain along the California central coast (and inland) from Ventura to Monterey. Sport-touring riders enjoy traversing coastal roads or carving canyons between mountains with elevations up to 8,831 feet (Mt. Pinos). One of the most famous and spectacular coastal rides Read more about Los Padres Riding: Mountains, Lakes, Rivers, Canyons and Even a Little Ocean[…]