Are you thinking of moving to California but just aren’t sure if it’s worth it for your lifestyle? It’s a common worry for people moving to any new state, no matter where it is. Thankfully, California has so much to offer for every type of person. Something in particular that the west coast is famous for is being a fantastic place for motorcycle riders to cruise around. If you own one and take it out for a spin, you will certainly not be disappointed while cruising through the landscapes. Plus, California is home to pretty much everything so you will be able to find a slick whip and literally the best motorbike helmet your money can buy. From road tripping to an afternoon ride, California is full of beautiful, engaging, and safe roads for you and your family and friends.
Californian riders have taken the time to rate some of the routes they ride to help out newcomers such as yourself. One that is called “Unreal Route 89″ was rated 5/5 stars, and is a little ways north of Chico starting Red Bluff, and it ends up in Redding. Now, driving straight from one city to the next isn’t very far. However these riders have taken a route that is about 126 miles long, going through two national parks and a theater park (shows movies and has all sorts of food and refreshments). It’s a bit of a twisty ride, but worth it by the sounds of it. Why not explore the beauty of California?
Another favorite is the Pacific Coast Cruise. It’s about 127 miles, all along the west coast, giving you the beauty and fresh air of the ocean on one side, and a national forest on the other for most of the way! It was rated as one of “The Most Scenic Drives In America”, as well as one of the “Top 10 Best Drives”! There’s a ton of roadside amenities to enjoy along the way as well. You just can’t beat California for scenery and activities! These are both great options to take a little road trip in the car as well.
As a final point with your safety in mind, California is one of only 20 states that require all riders to wear helmets. This isn’t back in middle school when it “wasn’t cool” to wear one while you rode your bicycle. This is a matter of life or death and wearing one can save your life on the road. This has been a huge part of biking in the state, and many people say that they would rather wear one than risk a fatal crash, especially when they take their spouse or kids out for a ride. Even if you’re a good rider, not everyone else on the road is, and that’s how accidents happen. As it is the law, you can be fined for not wearing a helmet. If you’re a new rider, or coming to the California from a place that has a different helmet law, make it a part of your budget to get yourself one right away. You don’t want a ticket on your record or have to pay the fine just for that! As they say, better safe than sorry.