From Mexico to Canada, from the deserts of Southern California to the forests of the Pacific Northwest, along twisty roads that follow the backbone of the mountains of California, Oregon, and Washington. For more than 2,500 miles the Pacific Crest Motorcycle Road travels some of the best riding roads in America
Traveling through seven national parks and 18 national forests, the route takes you from a near sea level elevation (296′) at the Columbia River, through five life zones in it’s climb to it’s highest point, Sonora Pass (9,623′) on California’s Highway 108, just north of Yosemite National park.
The Pacific Crest Motorcycle Road takes you along some of the finest roads you will ever ride, with spectacular scenery, warm inviting people and a look into small-town America that you thought didn’t exist anymore. It’s both challenging and relaxing. It’s a journey you will not soon forget.
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Motorcycle Camping or A Motel Room, That is the Question
Camp or Motel, That is The Question I was on the ride this week, doing some riding on some roads of the PCMCR near Kernville to do the write up, plus revisiting some backwoods area nearby. The area is known as the Kern Plateau and is not part of the the PCMCR, but...
I thought long and hard about how to organize this site. There are probably about as many ways to do it as there are riders. In the end, I decided to do it the way it made sense to me. The idea for the road came from when I backpacked the Pacific Crest Trail back in...