Airline Highway has no planes.

I've always wondered how Hwy 25 got its name, it's called the Airline Highway but there are no airlines, no airports to match that name. Well kids, back in 1934, the moniker was attached when the original plan for the new road closely resembled the highway of the airlines in the sky above connecting San Francisco with Los Angeles. 84 years later, Hwy 25 is one of the most beloved motorcycle roads and best ridden in spring when hillsides are carpeted in a brilliant green. We're going to ride it in 2019 on the all new Parkfield tour as we make our way south across Monterey County into San Luis Obispo. May have to throw in Rossi's Driveway. More details at

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Tim Mayhew has devoted nearly 30 years to photographing and writing about California roads. His tireless efforts on the California Motorcycle Roads web site have spread across the globe becoming the encyclopedic guidebook for motorcycle travel in California. As of 2020, Tim has been designing & leading professional motorcycle tours across California, Oregon & Nevada for the last 17 years.
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Dear Pashnite, the 1999-era California Motorcycle Roads you have used for the last 20 years to plan your rides has been retired.

<click link to view Archive copy from 2005.>
Two decades later, it's time to rebuild. 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 CMR 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. I appreciate your support over the last 20 years. Hundreds more road pages are coming.  -Tim


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