Reader Ride: The Road to Mono Lake

Aug 15, 2016 View Comments by

When exploring a new road, there is no good time to lose the light. We’re riding west through northern California toward Yosemite National Park, and highway has given way to a sidewinder, cliffside stretch of Route 120. As we negotiate the twisted ascent, each new turn is a mystery, full of promise and peril, and […]

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California’s Lane Splitting Bill One Signature Away from Being Legal

Aug 09, 2016 View Comments by

AB 51, the bill that would formally legalize lane splitting in California, is one step closer to passing. Last Thursday, the California Assembly gave the bill—sponsored by Assembly member Bill Quirk—the go-ahead, noting its potential to help reduce traffic congestion and promote safety. It’s now moving on to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. If signed, AB 51 will formally define lane […]

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Classic Roads: Carving California’s Highway 74

Aug 01, 2016 View Comments by

Most visitors to Palm Springs are there for the climate and the golf. But the roads around the desert hideaway are some of America’s most remarkable. If you’re in the area without one, rent or borrow a motorcycle to enjoy the sweet curves, high desert landscape, and mountain views of the Palms to Pines Highway. […]

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Tour of the Week – Shamrock Tour Death Valley, California and Nevada

Sep 10, 2015 View Comments by

Four Days in Death Valley – Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine is releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s Death Valley Shamrock Tour comes from the Jul/Aug 2010 issue.

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Los Angeles Ducati Week

Sep 09, 2015 View Comments by

Ducati North America’s Inaugural LA Event – Los Angeles, CA will host hundreds of Ducati owners and fans over the long weekend of September 17-20. The Ducatisti, as they’re known, will fill LA’s Westlake Village for a few days of food, entertainment, fashion, and, of course, checking out the latest Ducatis. The first annual Ducati […]

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2015 Baja Rally – Less Than a Month Out

Sep 06, 2015 View Comments by

Rider Information Released – Perhaps second only to the famous (or infamous, depending on your viewpoint) Dakar Rally, the annual Baja Rally is held in tough terrain on the Baja peninsula and is now just a month away (September 28-October 2). Rally organizers recently released the cryptically named “Statement of Riders’ Essential Information,” which contains […]

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City Escape: Santa Clarita, California

Jun 23, 2015 View Comments by

Day Ride North of LA – Santa Clarita lies just north of Los Angeles along the West Coast’s main north-south corridor, Interstate 5, so it’s easy to get to from many surrounding areas. Just north of town is Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park, with fantastic roller coasters, and Castaic Lake, which offers aquatic fun. […]

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Tour of the Week: California

Jun 12, 2015 View Comments by

Hot Springs the Hard Way – Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine is releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s California: Hot Springs the Hard Way tour comes from the March/April 2013 issue.

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Iconic American Motorcycle Roads: Pacific Coast Highway

Apr 28, 2015 View Comments by

Touring the PCH on a Honda Gold Wing – Dream it, build it, and ride it—an unbroken road along the California coast. The idea was conceived around 1919, but it wasn’t until 1964 that the completed highway from Leggett to San Juan Capistrano was named the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). Widely copied on other continents, […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket Roads: California SR-49

Mar 14, 2015 View Comments by

The numerical naming of California State Route 49 is no accident. This north-south scenic road pases through many of the historic mining communities of the 1849 California gold rush. A portion of the route is also known as the Gold Country Highway. This route is saturated with history, scenery, and curves. Roadway: Well maintained two-lane […]

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City Escape: San Diego, California

Mar 02, 2015 View Comments by

This exhilarating day ride emanating from San Diego comes within a quarter mile of the Mexican border at its southernmost point and reaches an elevation of almost 6,000 feet to the north in Mount Laguna. In addition to the elevation and terrain changes, this route has the added attraction of a total avoidance of freeway […]

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Winter Riding and Camping on the Colorado River

Feb 14, 2015 View Comments by

I know, I know. For multitudes of you in other parts of the country, “winter riding” is a virtual oxymoron. So don’t hate me when I tell you that I just returned home from three days of riding and tent camping on the banks of the lower Colorado River. Let me give you a glimpse […]

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Races to Places Tour

Jan 17, 2015 View Comments by

One look at Horizon Unlimited’s HUB online bulletin board proves that there is no shortage of world-traveling motorcyclists out there. What makes Lyndon Poskitt unique, however, is that he doesn’t just ride from place to place, he rides from race to race. Poskitt, an Englishman, is a former Dakar racer and aerospace engineer who decided […]

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Flat Track Racing Returns to Del Mar

Jan 13, 2015 View Comments by

Have you always wanted to race flat track? Or did you compete back in the “good ol’ days?” Then you’ll want to be sure to check out the IV League Flat Track event to be held January 17th and 18th in Del Mar, CA. Entry is only $45 for competitors with classes for all riding […]

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The Pacific Northwest Coast Volcano Tour

Dec 14, 2014 View Comments by

The country’s upper left-hand corner is home to some of the most beautiful and interesting geography anywhere in the world. Frank Covucci Motorcycle Tours is planning an expedition to take in this stunning area by motorcycle. The tour will take place August 11-21, 2015 and will travel through Northern California, Oregon, and Washington. The route […]

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