Where to Ride a Motorcycle in the Bay Area

The San Francisco Bay Area has some of the most epic riding in the country... all within a few miles of Oakland Harley-Davidson®. If you are looking for some ride route ideas, check out some of the rides listed below! As avid riders, our team has compiled some of our favorite rides (and included some of our favorite stops) to give you a few ideas on where to take off to. There's something for everyone whether you are looking for some twisty roads, motorcycle day trips or just want to explore a new corner of the Bay. If you are looking for someone else to take the lead and show you some amazing local places, check out the Oakland CA chapter of the Harley® Owners Group. Are we missing a local epic ride that you know about? Let us know on the form at the bottom of this page!

A Group to Go Ride With

Need someone to ride with? Would you rather just sit back and let someone else lead for a change? Up for meeting some new people and seeing some new places? Check out Oakland CA Harley® Owner's Group! All members share at least one common interest: riding Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. As a chapter member, you will be able to take advantage of the numerous rides (nearly every weekend) and events we schedule each year. If you are unsure about joining us, give us a try! Come to an upcoming meeting, meet some members and join us on a ride after!

Learn more about Oakland CA Harley® Owners Group.

Santa Cruz Boardwalk by the Beach


“And if my woody breaks down on me somewhere on the surf route (Surf City, here we come) I’ll strap my board to my back and hitch a ride in my wetsuit (Surf City, here we come) And when I get to Surf City I’ll be shootin’ the curl And checkin’ out the parties for a surfer girl.”  – Jan…

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LOCAL RIDES: Napa Middletown Calistoga Sonoma Things that make you Hmm

“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods There is a rapture on the lonely shore There is a society, where none intrudes By the deep sea, and music in its roar I love not man the less, but Nature more.” – Lord Byron  The term “Wine Country” has become a generic term describing ubiquitous regions ranging from the…

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LOCAL RIDES: Golden Gate Bridge/Fort Point

“The Golden Gate Bridge offers enduring proof that human beings can alter the planet with reverence.”- Kevin Star  The crown jewel of the Bay Area is the Golden Gate Bridge.  Few structures on the planet surpass our iconic bridge for aesthetics, profile and function. Bay Area native or transplant, we all identify with the stability of its…

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LOCAL RIDE: Best of Nor-Cal

Our awe-inspiring Northern California coast hasn’t changed much since the Russian navigator, Vitus Bering discovered the foggy continent in 1742. California Highway 1 meanders along the furrowed coast line providing the perfect ride for: change in elevation, diversity of landscape and an infinite sampling of regional delicacies. Stop for a photo op and/or a picnic…

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LOCAL RIDES: Riding the Russian River Valley

Just an hour or so north of densely populated San Francisco, you can revel in the solitude offered by long stretches of surprisingly lonely two-lane highways. Quaint dairies, apple orchards, wineries and even llama farms line the roadways. The northern portion of this loop takes you by the serene Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve, where it…

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