Motorcycle Road Trips

The weather has been hot, very hot in California recently, but that will change real soon, making it the perfect time to jump on your motorcycle and go for a ride! Before you jump on, make sure you go through and check your motorcycle to make sure everything is in proper working order. Checking oil, blinkers, lights, and kickstand, you can find a comprehensive checklist here. Once the motorcycle is taken care of, you will need to make sure you are prepared with water, food (protein bars work great), a camera, charged phone and the proper gear, making sure your helmet is intact. From here you need to pick where you are going to go. Here is a list of some of the best California road trips on your motorcycle! Jump on, have fun, be safe, and have a great ride!

 

Staying Safe on Your Motorcycle

The sun is out, what better time to get on your motorcycle and go for a ride. As with any road trip you take, safety is important. You should do a safety check on your motorcycle, to include checking tires, gas, electrical system, etc. And then from there, I found this list of other important safety checks for your ride. Here are a few from the list:

-A tire-plug kit and/or small pump along with portable GPS.
-A neck cooler for these warm days.
-Wrenches, sockets and other tools specific for your bike.
-First-Aid kit, Swiss Army knife, duct tape, and water (to stay hydrated).

There are many more items on the list, it is worth looking over, and maybe even printing out so that you have handy. Remember to stay safe out there, and if something does happen, protect yourself, and your rights.

Take A Day to Play Tourist

When is the last time that you played tourist? You don’t have to visit a different country, or even state to be a tourist. The definition of tourist according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary is, “one that makes a tour for pleasure or culture”. I found this list of the 30 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in California on thecrazytourist.com. It includes places all over California, including Highway 1, or The Pacific Coast Highway which runs along the coast of California. I encourage you to get out today, and be a tourist, just make sure the place you choose to go is open. With the winter we had here in California, the snow is melting causing flooding in places like Yosemite, and some roads in other places have been washed out. You can check current highway conditions on the Caltrans Website by clicking here. Happy traveling!