Today, the online motorcycle magazine Motorcycle-USA.com, announced a new web application called the ” Motorcycle Ride Guide.” It’s a web page that helps you find places to ride anywhere in the country.
A user enters his zip code, and the kind of ride he or she is looking for, specifically, “Street, Race Track, Dirt Bike Ride, or Motocross Track,” and a “Search Within” criteria of 5 – 1000 miles. Then, if there are any rides within its database that satisfy those criteria, they are listed.
I was skeptical, of course, but gave it a try, entering my Pasadena zip code, and searching for a “Street Ride” within 25 miles. My search came up empty. However, when I expanded my search to 50 miles, three Los Angeles-area Rides came up: Little Tujunga Canyon Road, Angeles National Forest (one of my personal favorites), and Latigo Canyon Road (Malibu).
For each, it gives directions and a few tips as to traffic, etc. I found that there was some key info missing, however, too. Most notably, no warning for gassing-up prior to embarking on the Angeles National Forest ride. On this ride, it’s easy to find yourself thirty-five or forty-miles from the nearest gas station (without warning).
I certainly would not call this a comprehensive list, but it’s a nice starting place for someone who is new to the area and looking for some scenic twisties. From the motorcycle accident lawyers at Riderz Law, remember that no matter where you ride, be safe and stay alert, and never drink and ride.