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 The year was 1999.

Prince was promising a party.
Y2K was about to crash every computer on earth creating global chaos.

...and Pashnit was launched. A simple hand-built site. No grand plan. No web skills. A second hand 35mm camera, film prints, a flatbed scanner and a Kawasaki ZX-11D. Basic writing skills, no spell correction. There was one simple motivation.


"I have to tell someone about this road!" (pronounced 'passionate') was built to provide you insight on where to ride in California. Started by uploading 30 pages of roads, Pashnit soon grew 10x that number into the largest website in the world dedicated to exploring California Motorcycle Roads. Those initial 30 simple web pages grew to over 600 pages of text, thousands of photos & maps, and comprising 241,138 files. California Motorcycle Roads quickly became a must see for any motorcyclist planning the Next Big Ride.

Check out the latest new California Motorcycle Roads page & Subscribe below to be the first to see new roads:

California Motorcycle Roads

Intelligence on
EVERY Good Road in the state.

For the Love of the Ride.

Dear Pashnite,
The 1999-era California Motorcycle Roads you have used for the last 20 years to plan your rides has been retired.
Two decades later, it's time to rebuild. At present, there are only a few pages of roads completed. There are more coming. A lot of work will go into building a site like this from scratch. Your patience is requested. It will take time. Thousands of hours, years actually. I think only a crazy person would attempt a project like this. Which is why there is no equal. The original California Motorcycle Roads had 300 webpages of roads, 600 pages of text, thousands of photos, tens of thousands of links and was made up of 241,148 files. I would like to double that. It will take time to rebuild this site so check back from time to time. I appreciate your support over the last 20 years. Hundreds more road pages are coming.


Want to help? Consider donating $20 to help support this site.
The all-new  California Motorcycle Roads will be 100% free to access, 100% ad free, and all meat & potatoes information on where to ride.
Click Here to link to the all-new California Motorcycle Roads.


Latest NEW Road

Highway 175 - Hopland Grade Crookedest Road in California? You decide.

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Crookedest Road in California

Whoever said that probably doesn't get our much. But we don't care. We just want to ride.
And Hopland Grade connects Clear Lake with Hopland over the Rock Mountain Ridgeline. Learn the history of this region of Lake County and ride endless twisty road.

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Latest NEW Road

Knoxville-Berryessa Rd
Lake Berryessa

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Latest NEW Road

Forks of Salmon
Sawyers Bar, Cecilville

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The Multiple Personality Road

Situated near the Oregon border, this remote ride is a destination, Ride narrow single lane mountain roads, two mountain summits, finish it off with The Racetrack
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They never built any bridges

Remote and forgotten, Berryessa Knoxville connects Lake Berryessa with Lower Lake past remote and forgotten countryside, split into three chapters, ride all three.
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All NEW Road

Highway 190 - Western Divide Highway 250 Curves in 25 Miles

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Perfect Day Ride.

Ride the Sacramento River Delta on Highway 160. Rich history and perfect for relaxed day rides.
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Latest NEW Destination

Read the WWII story of Japanese
Manzanar War Internment Camp


Stay tuned! Many new roads are coming!

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Planning our 20th anniversary Year of Pashnit Tours

Your 2023 Pashnit Motorcycle Tour is the result of nearly 30 years of exploration, 300,000 miles of riding, tens-of-thousands of photographs, and hundreds of pages of text- all about California!
Once we posted up the schedule for our 2022 ride season, and it sold out quickly. We expect to be sold out by the end of January for the next ride season. Your tour guide at Pashnit Motorcycle Tours has compiled a thrilling combination of motorcycle roads, the very best in lodging, and great food to top it off.
These roads have been our personal playground for years, and over time we’ve plotted out the best riding in California for you on your own motorcycle holiday. We’ll show you places and roads easily missed and passed over by the crowd. Our ride season extends March through October, and we look forward to riding with you. 95% of our participants are return customers, Riders become family, and we have several riders who have been on over 50 tours.

Click Here to view the coming 2023 Pashnit Motorcycle Tours season.




All new Pashnit Motorcycle Tour
August 04, 2023

All new motorcycle tour for 2023

All new motorcycle tour for the 2023 ride season focused on the Pacific Coastline... 




Classic NorCal

Pashnit Motorcycle Tour
August 18, 2023

Ever been out riding...

...And come upon the ultimate combination of twists and turns, elevation change and scenery galore. All the while screaming inside your helmet, "I've got to tell someone about this road- this is a rip roarin' hoot!"
While we talk with reverence about Northern California in our backyard, what no one is telling you is there's a band of delightful mountain roads stretching across the northern half of the state.


Race Day

May 26, 2023
Pashnit Motorcycle Tour

Two nights at the races + Endless Curve

Join us for the all-new Race Day Pashnit Motorcycle Tour over the Memorial Day holiday weekend as we ride the northern Sierra Nevada Mountain Range plus spend two evenings at the races. Ever heard of Speedway Bikes? Few have. One gear, no brakes, 0-60 in 3 seconds, prepare to be entertained as these hot rodded methanol fuelled motorcycles race on a quarter-mile oval track.


Central Coast

October 20, 2023
Pashnit Motorcycle Tour

Santa Barbara County

The last ride of the season is the closer, the finisher, where north meets south. Come join us for a motorcycle tour head for this corner of Southern California to ride Pine Mountain Pass. Based from the Bay Area, the last ride of the season always sells out and concludes our ride season - together.



July 14, 2023
Pashnit Motorcycle Tour

The Perfect Tour

After threatening to retire the Coast Range tour, I was quickly chastised and reprimanded by fellow riders that have been on this tour.
"It's the perfect tour," they exclaimed.

The right balance of roads, magazine cover scenery, Pacific Ocean views, and perfect roads. Add all that together with a room overlooking the ocean and a catered dinner with friends, it likely is the Perfect Tour.
We'll keep the Coast Range Tour in the roster for July 2023.

Pashnit featured in
RoadTrip Magazine
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