Rebuild it. We start anew.

Updated: Aug 27, 2018

After 20 years... It's time to rebuild the empire. In 1999, was born as a mere idea. We didn't know what we were building. We didn't know how to build it. Times were simple. We like motorcycles. We like roads. We like travel. We want to share our Passion with fellow riders. "You have to see this road!" It was that simple.

And California Motorcycle Roads was born.

Within a few years, became the world's largest repository of information about riding California Roads. Over 600 pages of text, thousands of road photos, and maps. Oh how we love maps, an encyclopedia was born, written for you, our fellow rider.

What is Pashnit and why should you use it?

Pashnit it is a tool. Designed for riders. We are about the ride. And if you've ever wondered about, Where to ride, California Roads, Places to ride, New places to discover, this site is for you. Hate to miss a good road? has always been a simple idea. Focus on how it feels to ride.

Them vs. Us

Our favorite example sits above. Your GPS just routed you from Bakersfield to Lake Isabella up Hwy 178. Seems simple enough. Hwy 178 has some fun curves in the narrow canyon portion at the bottom- quick, tight, but short. It's busy, well-traveled and lots of traffic. Imagine if you did your homework in advance. Did you notice the little side-road on the south side of the canyon? Passed right by it. Didn't even know it was there. That's because no one knows it is there. Kern Canyon Road is one of the best sleeper roads in the entire state of California. Zero side roads, goaty but fun pavement, zero center line and it drops you off in Bodfish just up the road from a great Mexican restaurant.

Dig in dear rider, explore the world around you. Share in our decades of research. It's all there for you to discover what really moves you.

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About Pashnit:

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 2021, Tim has been designing & leading professional motorcycle tours across California, Oregon & Nevada for 18 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.

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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

Want to help? Pashnit is simply a hobby and labor of love. Consider donating $20 to help support this site. The all-new California Motorcycle Roads site is 100% free to access by all. There are no ads, no gunk, no clutter, no popups because users support the growth of this site. Want to be the first to see new roads & articles that are steadily added?  Use subscribe link above.
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