California Motorcycle Roads & TOURS
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Bolinas Ridge - Ridgecrest Blvd
Sherman Pass - Nine Mile Canyon
Highway 175 - Hopland Grade
Knoxville Berryessa Rd - Lake Berryessa
Hot Springs Rd - Mtn 50 - Parker Pass
Highway 190 - Western Divide Highway
Forks of Salmon
Highway 160 - Sacramento River Delta
Cottonwood - Cherry Lake Loop
Wentworth Springs Rd
White Mountain Rd - Bristlecone Pines
Highway 158 - June Lake Loop
Zenia Bluff - Ruth Zenia Rd
Benton Crossing Rd
Lower Rock Creek Rd
Manzanar War Internment Camp
Highway 89 - Lassen Volcanic NP
Highway 245 - 4-year-old in church
Highway 49 - Yuba Pass
Avenue of the Giants
Malakoff Diggins Gold Mine
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!"
Pashnit.com (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.
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California Motorcycle Roads
EVERY Good Road in the state.
For the Love of the Ride.
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. 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 330 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.
Just miles from downtown San Francisco...
...and no one has ever heard of it. Bolinas Ridge has to be one of the most scenic viewpoints of downtown San Francisco and the Pacific Ocean. Plus, the ride up to Mount Tamalpais is well worth this super twisty ride up the Coastal Range.
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Crookedest Road in California
Whoever said that probably doesn't get out 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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Sold Out! - 20th anniversary Year of Pashnit Tours
With our 2023 tour season sold out through November 2023, what's a motorcycle tour business to do? Plan 2024.
Wait, what? I'm just trying to make it to Friday. Yes, that's right. We're always planning out a over a year in advance. And after selling out 16 tours in 2023, we're planning to conduct 17 tours in 2024 spanning February through November. It's busy around here, and we're always excited to conduct our alumni favorites like Parkfield, Northern California and Coast Range Tours, but also introduce some brand new motorcycle tours for 2024. We're headed back to Southern California in 2024, and the Coast Range of Oregon, and Nevada. Plus riding the three mountain peaks surrounding the San Francisco Bay Area in one weekend for the all-new Three Sisters Tour.
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All new motorcycle tour for 2024
All new motorcycle tour for the 2024 ride season focused on riding the three mountain peaks, Mount Hamilton, Mount Diablo, and Mount Tamalpais surrounding
the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Loneliest Road in America...
When I first told riding buddies of my plans to across Nevada, the response was immediate… Why?
There's nothing out there, it's a desert.
It was LIFE Magazine in July 1986 that first coined the phrase, "The Loneliest Road in America." And it was meant as a dig, as in negatively. It was literal. Nothing to see out here, just keep moving. Nevada holds one of the most remote deserted stretches of road in the nation. The message in LIFE Magazine was a simple one. There is no logical reason for you to be on this road. Yet, that alone is why you have to come see it for yourself.
Ride the Southern California Mountain Ranges
When we first announced a motorcycle tour through Southern California for the 2016 ride season, we were floored with inquiries from Pashnit Tour Alumni. Nearly 30 riders said they wanted to attend the inaugural SoCal Tour. Bear in mind, we hadn't released any tour details. Nothing. Nada. Where we were headed, roads, cities, sights. Nope. Did any of that even matter? No again. All you need to know is Pashnit Motorcycle Tours is headed for Southern California in 2024.
August 30, 2024
Pashnit Motorcycle Tour
July 12, 2024
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 12, 2024.