Introduction To Motorcycle Maintenance For New Bike Owners

So you’re licensed, geared up, and now you’ve got a new bike. Have you thought about maintenance yet? If you want to fill up the odometer with many thousands of fun and safe miles in the coming years, it’s time you did. Motorcycle maintenance requires more vigilance and monitoring than you may be used to giving to your […]

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Motorcycle Security: Locks and Chains

Thinking about motorcycle security goes hand-in-hand with bringing home a new bike. Whether that bike is brand new or new to you, there’s a good chance it’s an attractive target to motorcycle thieves. In this motorcycle security guide, we’ll break down your motorcycle security options so you can decide what you can do to give you and your bike […]

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Introduction to Rides of the South Bay

Here’s a list of our top rides in and around the South Bay that will take you to the most popular rider destinations on some of our most famous roads. If you’re new to the area or new to riding, these routes will introduce you to some incredible scenery and memorable backroads that we motorcyclists love to ride. Although we’ve mapped […]

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Offroad Riding and OHV Parks of Northern California

Motocross Tracks 408MX 344 Tully Rd, San Jose, CA 95111  MAP (408) 595-0901 408MX.com Distance From San Jose: ~1 mile/5 mins Notes: It takes dedication and a love for the sport to keep a motocross track open in the heart of San Jose, but that’s what you get from the folks at 408MX. A meticulously groomed […]

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Race Tracks and Track Days Of Northern California

There’s a reason why many of America’s best racing dynasties call California home–it’s the race tracks (and maybe something in the water). We have a selection of some of the best road racing venues in the nation within just a few hours from the Bay Area, so if RPMs are what get you going, you can participate in track days, […]

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Back Roads to San Juan Bautista Ride

1. Back Roads to San Juan Bautista One-Way/Round-Trip Distance: 56 miles/111 miles Total Riding Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes This easy ride takes you past Calero and Uvas Reservoirs and through the quiet, undeveloped foothills of southern Santa Clara County. Make it a mellow lunch run for you and a passenger or fellow new rider, or […]

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Uvas-McKean, Hecker Pass Pie Ride

Uvas-McKean, Hecker Pass Pie Ride One-Way/Round-Trip Distance: 40 miles/88 miles Total Riding Time: 2 hours Enjoy a sunny, smooth ride as you travel down the long stretch of road running alongside Calero and Uvas Reservoirs. The McKean and Uvas Roads route is a favorite for both motorcyclists and bicyclists because of its beautiful scenery, easy […]

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Old Santa Cruz Highway To Capitola Ride

Old Santa Cruz Highway to Capitola One-Way/Round-Trip Distance: 37 miles/74 miles Total Riding Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes The southern side of the Santa Cruz Mountains is full of single-lane back roads and offers a vast web of ride potential. But taking the beautiful and mellow Summit Road and Old Santa Cruz Highway (Soquel/San Jose […]

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Highway 9 and Skyline to Alice’s Restaurant Ride

4. Highway 9 and Skyline Boulevard to Alice’s Restaurant One-Way/Round-Trip Distance: 36 miles/72 miles Total Riding Time: 2 hours Many of your journeys to come will begin or end with Highway 9. Although this famously curvaceous road is notorious for motorcycle crashes, things have quieted down significantly in the past few years thanks to some […]

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Corralitos via Santa Cruz Ride

5. Corralitos via Santa Cruz One-Way/Round-Trip Distance: 48 miles/93 miles Total Riding Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes There’s more than one way into Corralitos, some more newbie-friendly than others. This route is a nice scoot through Santa Cruz, Aptos, and into the little village of Corralitos, home to 2,300 residents, a four-way stop sign, and a […]

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