With its year-round riding, superb routes through mountains, coasts, deserts, grand forests, and an enthusiastic and supportive motorcycle scene, it's easy to see why. Clement Salvadori guides you along some of the lesser-known motorcycling gems in California, as well as other great routes for list-baggers.
Included in each routing are history and local culture, accommodations, off-beat attractions, side trips, dual-sport alternatives, and of course, good food. And if you're in the right place at the right time and wish to really take in the local motorcycle scene, you'll find famous runs and roadhouses that bring together like-minded riders to kick tires over coffee.
Thirty-four routes through the Golden State clustered around base camps means you can leave your luggage and explore one fantastic area after another for days. Some of them include:
The Central Coast and the Big Sur Highway
San Francisco and the Bay Area
Lassen National Park and the Northern Sierra Nevadas
Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks
Palm Springs: Mountain and Desert
Julian and Eastern San Diego County