🌋 Monte del Diablo (Dec 1st)

Hope you can join us for our last monthly group ride of 2018 as we ascend to the top of Mount Diablo. The views here are spectacular and we should have a clear day to take it all in. The drive will be lovely, scenic with sweeping turns, a touch of twisty-ness, but not technical. We’ll have lunch in Pleasanton and if time permits, we may visit Arlen Ness in Dublin.

Be prepared for multiple climates, dress in layers. Bring a snack and water. Rest stops are not listed below, but we plan to stop about every 90 minutes for quick breaks.

Please RSVP at the Meetup page here.

Date: Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Schedule:
9:00 am – Kick stands up (Spirit Motorcycles)
12:15 pm – Lunch TBD
1:30 pm – Depart for San Jose

Route:
280 to 680
680 to E. Calaveras Blvd.
E. Calaveras Blvd. To Calaveras Rd.
Calaveras Rd to 680
680 to Diablo Rd
Diablo Rd to Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd
Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd to South Gate Rd
South Gate Rd to Summit Rd
Note there is a toll to get into the Park
Summit Rd to N Gate
N Gate to Oak Grove
Oak Grove to Walnut to Ygnacio Valley Rd
Ygnacio Valley Rd to Clayton Rd
Clayton Rd to Marsh Creek Rd
Marsh Creek Rd to Morgan Territory Rd
Morgan Territory Rd to Manning Rd
Manning Rd to Highland Rd
Highland Rd to Camino Tassajara
Camino Tassajara to Santa Rita Rd
Santa Rita Rd to Sunol Blvd
Sunol Blvd to 680
680 to Home where ever that might be!

Safety Notes:
• The group moves only as fast as the slowest rider.
• We will do our best not to drop any member of the group.
• When on major highways, the group may ride in the slow lane to ensure the group stays together.
• There is safety in numbers.
• The routes try to take us on roads less traveled. Some of these roads might be a little rough (in need of repairs).
• The routes may take us through multiple climates, riders should be prepared for changing weather conditions (temperature changes, wind, etc.).
• Rain will cancel the ride.

IMRG – 🌋 Monte del Diablo

Saturday, Dec 1, 2018, 9:30 AM

Spirit Motorcycles San Jose
460 Meridian Ave San Jose, CA

1 Riders with Spirit Attending

Hope you can join us for our last monthly group ride of 2018 as we ascend to the top of Mount Diablo. The views here are spectacular and we should have a clear day to take it all in. The drive will be lovely, scenic with sweeping turns, a touch of twisty-ness, but not technical. We’ll have lunch in Pleasanton and if time permits, we may visit Arlen…

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♞♘ Ride to Knights Ferry ♘♞

This should be a very enjoyable ride to Stanislaus County at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Some of you old timers might recognize the scenery because this was where they shot the television series Bonanza and Little House on the Prairie. It is also home to the Knights Ferry Bridge, the longest covered bridge west of the Mississippi at 330 feet in length. We may even stop at the General Store here, which is the oldest operating general store in California (built in 1852).

RSVP at the Meetup page here.

  • Be prepared for multiple climates, dress in layers.
  • Rest stops are not listed below, but we plan to stop about every 90 minutes for quick breaks.

Difficulty:
★★★☆☆

Schedule:
9:00 am – Kick stands up (Spirit Motorcycles)
12:15 pm – Lunch at River’s Edge in Knights Ferry (209) 881-3466
1:30 pm – Depart for San Jose

Route:
280 to 680
680 to E Calaveras Blvd
E Calaveras Blvd to Calaveras Rd
Calaveras Rd to 680
680 to 84
84 to Vallecitos Rd
Vallecitos Rd to Conncannon Blvd
Conncannon Rd to Tesla
Tesla turns into Corral Hollow Rd
Corral Hollow to Grant Line Rd
Grant Line to 205
205 to 5
5 to 120
120 to 99
99 to 120
120 to Orange Blossom Rd
Orange Blossom Turns into East Sonora Rd
Lunch at Knights Ferry “Rivers Edge”
120 to La Grange Rd
La Grange to 59
59 to W 16th
W16th to 99
99 to 233
233 to 152
152 to Gilroy

IMRG – ♞♘ Knights Ferry ♘♞

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018, 8:00 AM

Spirit Motorcycles San Jose
460 Meridian Ave San Jose, CA

12 Riders with Spirit Attending

This should be a very enjoyable ride to Stanislaus County at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Some of you old timers might recognize the scenery because this was where they shot the television series Bonanza and Little House on the Prairie. It is also home to the Knights Ferry Bridge, the longest covered bridge west of the Mississippi at 330 fee…

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Parkfield’s Major Fault (the San Andreas!)

Central California – Parkfield

This will be an all day ride to Parkfield, CA (south of King City).

We will stop at the James Dean memorial, at the very spot where two tectonic plates converge. And rumor has it that we can find some great BBQ here right along the San Andreas Fault. Hopefully, we’ll enjoy the baking without the shaking!

Please RSVP at the Meetup page here.

Weather:
Early morning will be cool but it will start to warm up by mid morning. Maybe hot in the afternoon. Bring water and snacks

Difficulty:
★★☆☆☆

Schedule:
8:30 am – KSU from Spirit Motorcycles
10:15 am – Stop in King City for gas, stretch legs
Noon – Lunch in Parkfield at the Parkfield Cafe
1 pm – Depart Parkfield, head home to San Jose

Route:
280 to 87
87 to 101
Stop in King City Gas/Rest Stop
101 to San Miguel “Town”
San Miguel to River Rd
River Rd to Cross Canyons
Cross Canyons to Indian Valley
Indian Valley to Vineyard. Canyon
Vineyards Canyon to Parkfield/Coalinga
Parkfield Lunch at the Parkfield Cafe – BBQ – Special
Reverse the route to go home.

Safety Notes:
• The group moves only as fast as the slowest rider.
• We will do our best not to drop any member of the group.
• When on major highways, the group may ride in the slow lane to ensure the group stays together.
• There is safety in numbers.
• The routes try to take us on roads less traveled. Some of these roads might be a little rough (in need of repairs).
• The routes may take us through multiple climates, riders should be prepared for changing weather conditions (temperature changes, wind, etc.).
• Rain will cancel the ride.

IMRG – Crossing Parkfield’s Major Fault (the San Andreas!)

Saturday, Sep 8, 2018, 8:30 AM

Spirit Motorcycles San Jose
460 Meridian Ave San Jose, CA

10 Riders with Spirit Attending

This will be an all day ride to Parkfield, CA (south of King City). We will stop at the James Dean memorial, at the very spot where two tectonic plates converge. And rumor has it that we can find some great BBQ here right along the San Andreas Fault. Hopefully, we’ll enjoy the baking without the shaking! Weather: Early morning will be cool but it …

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🌮 Ride to Coalinga 🌸

Ride will be on Saturday, August 25th, 2018.

This is a long ride, easy ride with little traffic and lots of terrific views. For reference, Coalinga Rd is easier than Hecker Pass / Highway 9. We will be stopping to stretch out legs along the way. We suggest having water and snacks for these stops to hold you over until lunch when we stop to eat some great Mexican food at El Michoacán.

RSVP at our Meetup page here

Difficulty:
★★★☆☆

Schedule:
9 am – KSU from Spirit Motorcycles
10:30 – Pit stop – gas, hydrate, stretch legs.
Noon – Lunch at El Michoacán
1 pm – Depart El Michoacán
4:30 pm – Arrive in San Jose

Route:
280 to 87
87 to 101
101 to 152
Gas/Rest Room Stop in San Juan Bautista
152 to Union Rd
Union Rd to Cienega Rd
Cienege Rd to 25
25 to Coaling a Rd
Rest Stop somewhere along Coalinga Rd
Coalinga Rd turns int Los Gatos Creek Rd
Los Gato Creek to S Derrick Ave
S Derrick Ave to Jayne Ave
Jayne turns into w Polk St
Polk St to 33
33 to 198
198 to 5
5 to 156
156 to 101
101 to Home!

Safety Notes:
• The group moves only as fast as the slowest rider.
• We will do our best not to drop any member of the group.
• When on major highways, the group may ride in the slow lane to ensure the group stays together.
• There is safety in numbers.
• The routes try to take us on roads less traveled. Some of these roads might be a little rough (in need of repairs).
• The routes may take us through multiple climates, riders should be prepared for changing weather conditions (temperature changes, wind, etc.).
• Rain will cancel the ride.

IMRG – 🛩 Landing for Lunch at Watsonville Airport! (half day)

Saturday, Aug 11, 2018, 10:00 AM

Spirit Motorcycles San Jose
460 Meridian Ave San Jose, CA

22 Riders with Spirit Went

Join us for a smooth flight, taking off from Spirit Motorcycles in San Jose to Watsonville Airport where we’ll make a soft landing for lunch at Ella’s. We’ll coast along the reservoirs at Uvas to the top of Mt. Madaonna. The trip should be relaxing and scenic with rolling hills, sweeping turns, and a little freeway riding. After lunch, we’ll make a…

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🛩 Landing for Lunch at Watsonville Airport! (half day)

Join us for a smooth flight, taking off from Spirit Motorcycles in San Jose to Watsonville Airport where we’ll make a soft landing for lunch at Ella’s. We’ll coast along the reservoirs at Uvas to the top of Mt. Madaonna. The trip should be relaxing and scenic with rolling hills, sweeping turns, and a little freeway riding. After lunch, we’ll make a point to stop at Gizdich Ranch for pie!

RSVP at the Meetup page here

Note: If a rider wants to gain experience riding in a group this is a great ride. It has an easy pace, with a low degree of difficulty, rated 2.

Difficulty:
★★☆☆☆

Schedule:
10 am – KSU, depart from Spirit Motorcycles
11:30 am – Arrive at Ella’s at Watsonville Municipal Airport
12:30 pm – Leave Ella’s
1 pm – Arrive at Gizdich Ranch
2 pm – Depart Gizdich Ranch
3 pm – Arrive San Jose

Route:
Rt. 280 to Rt. 85
Rt. 85 to Rt. 101
Rt. 101 to Bailey Rd.
Bailey Rd to McKean Rd.
McKean Rd to Uvas Rd.
Uvas Rd to Watsonville Rd
Watsonville Rd to Holohan Rd.
Holohan Rd to Airport Blvd
Airport Blvd to Aviation Way
Ella’s Lunch
Aviation Way to Airport Blvd
Airport Blvd to Holohan Rd
Holohan Rd to Watsonville Rd/152.
Rt. 152 to Carlton Rd.
Carlton Rd. to Peckham Rd
Gizdicl Ranch Pie!
Carlton Rd to Rt. 152
Rt 152 to Watsonville Rd.
Watsonville Rd to Butterfield Rd
Butterflied Rd to Tennent Rd
Tennent Rd to RT. 101

Safety Notes:

  • The group moves only as fast as the slowest rider.
  • We will do our best not to drop any member of the group.
  • When on major highways, the group may ride in the slow lane to ensure the group stays together.
  • There is safety in numbers.
  • The routes try to take us on roads less traveled. Some of these roads might be a little rough (in need of repairs).
  • The routes may take us through multiple climates, riders should be prepared for changing weather conditions (temperature changes, wind, etc.).
  • Rain will cancel the ride.

IMRG – Landing for Lunch at Watsonville Airport! (half day)

Saturday, Aug 11, 2018, 10:00 AM

Spirit Motorcycles San Jose
460 Meridian Ave San Jose, CA

17 Riders with Spirit Attending

Join us for a smooth flight, taking off from Spirit Motorcycles in San Jose to Watsonville Airport where we’ll make a soft landing for lunch at Ella’s. We’ll coast along the reservoirs at Uvas to the top of Mt. Madaonna. The trip should be relaxing and scenic with rolling hills, sweeping turns, and a little freeway riding. After lunch, we’ll make a…

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Alice’s and Beyond (half day)

This ride takes us to Alice’s for lunch. After lunch we will ride north on Rt. 35 to 92. We will go through Woodside with a stop in Los Gatos at Pete’s for coffee.

RSVP at the Meetup page here.

Note: This ride is ideal for those who wish to gain experience riding in a group. It has an easy pace, with a low degree of difficulty, rated 2. It has hills, rollers, freeway riding and some of the best scenery in the Bay Area. Est. time 4 to 4.5 hr. ride

Difficulty:
★★☆☆☆

Schedule:
10 am – KSU, depart from Spirit Motorcycles
11:30 am – Arrive at Alice’s for Lunch in Woodside
1 pm – Leave Alice’s

Route:
Rt. 280 to Rt. 17
Rt. 17 to Rt. 9
Rt. 9 to Big Basin Way in Saratoga.
Big Basin Way to Rt. 35
Rt. 35 to Alice’s
Lunch/Gas
Alice’s to Rt. 35 north
Rt. 35 to Rt. 92.
Rt. 92 to Canada Rd.
Canada Rd. to Rt. 84
Rt.84 to Whisky Hill Rd.
Whisky Hill Rd. to Sandhill Rd.
Sandhill Rd. to Rt. 280

Safety Notes:

  • The group moves only as fast as the slowest rider.
  • We will do our best not to drop any member of the group.
  • When on major highways, the group may ride in the slow lane to ensure the group stays together.
  • There is safety in numbers.
  • The routes try to take us on roads less traveled. Some of these roads might be a little rough (in need of repairs).
  • The routes may take us through multiple climates, riders should be prepared for changing weather conditions (temperature changes, wind, etc.).
  • Rain will cancel the ride.

IMRG – Alice’s and Beyond (half day)

Saturday, Jul 28, 2018, 10:00 AM

Spirit Motorcycles San Jose
460 Meridian Ave San Jose, CA

22 Riders with Spirit Attending

This ride takes us to Alice’s for lunch. After lunch we will ride north on Rt. 35 to 92. We will go through Woodside with a stop in Los Gatos at Pete’s for coffee. Note: This ride is ideal for those who wish to gain experience riding in a group. It has an easy pace, with a low degree of difficulty, rated 2. It has hills, rollers, freeway riding and…

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⛰Scenic San Juan Bautista + Bonus Ride! – (full day)

IMRG Ride Saturday July 14th!

This full day ride promises to be a relaxing and scenic ride south to scenic San Juan Batista for lunch at JJ’s Burgers. After lunch, we offer an optional bonus ride up to Fremont Peak. Those who don’t want to do the bonus ride will head home early. Bring a camera because if the weather is clear, the views should be beautiful.

RSVP at our Meetup page

Difficulty:
★★☆☆☆
Optional bonus ride to Fremont Peak:
★★★★☆

Schedule:
9:30 am – Depart from Spirit Motorcycles
Noon – Arrive at JJ’s Burgers for Lunch in San Juan Batista
1 pm – Group departs for Fremont Peak bonus ride, others are free sightsee or return home

Route:
Hwy 87 South to Hwy 101 South to Bailey Rd West to McKean Rd South
[Ride around the reservoirs to Watsonville Rd]
[Regroup at the stop sign at Watsonville & Uvas before heading down Watsonville Rd]
Hecker Pass Rd East (left) to
Santa Teresa Blvd South (right) to
Castro Valley Rd (left) to
Hwy 101 (right) to
[Regroup at the stop sign before entering Hwy 101]
Crazy Horse Canyon Rd (left) back over the freeway to
San Juan Grade (left) to
Salinas Rd (bear left) to
The Alameda then cross Hwy 156 (JJ’s Burgers is on the right in San Juan Bautista)
[Park out front, back parking lot is torn up]
To return homeHwy 156 West to Hwy 101 North

Safety Notes:

  • The group moves only as fast as the slowest rider.
  • We will do our best not to drop any member of the group.
  • When on major highways, the group may ride in the slow lane to ensure the group stays together.
  • There is safety in numbers.
  • The routes try to take us on roads less traveled. Some of these roads might be a little rough (in need of repairs).
  • The routes may take us through multiple climates, riders should be prepared for changing weather conditions (temperature changes, wind, etc.).
  • Rain will cancel the ride.

⛰IMRG Scenic San Juan Bautista ➕ Bonus Ride! – (full day)

Saturday, Jul 14, 2018, 9:30 AM

Spirit Motorcycles San Jose
460 Meridian Ave San Jose, CA

2 Riders with Spirit Attending

This full day ride promises to be a relaxing and scenic ride south to scenic San Juan Batista for lunch at JJ’s Burgers. After lunch, we offer an optional bonus ride up to Fremont Peak. Bring a camera because if the weather is clear, the views should be beautiful. Difficulty: ★★☆☆☆ Optional bonus ride to Fremont Peak: ★★★★☆ Schedule: 9:30 am – KSU,…

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IMRG – Big Sur and Nepenthe (day ride)

Saturday, June 23rd / 8:30 am

The grandeur of northern California doesn’t come into view any clearer than riding US 1 in Big Sur. The views are magnificent and roads spectacular. We’ll be stopping for lunch at Nepenthe, a wondrous cliffside eatery surrounded scenery that must be experienced in person. It is amazing. This ride is an intermediate ride, given the switchbacks and traffic next to the dramatic geography that will compete for your attention. Focus on the road, and take in the views when we stop along the way.

Difficulty: ★★☆☆☆

Schedule:

  • 8:30 am – KSU (Spirit Motorcycles in San Jose)
  • 11:30 am – Lunch (at Nepenthe in Big Sur)
  • 1 pm – Depart Nepenthe
  • 4 pm – Arrive in San Jose

Route:

  • Rt. 85 to HWY 101 to Bailey to McKean Rd. to Uvas Rd to Watsonville Rd. to Hecker Pass HWY to Main St to Porte St to Elkhorn Rd to Castroville Dr. to Rt. 1 to Cabrillo HWY “STOP Lunch at Nepenthe”
  • Rt. 1/Cabrillo HWY to Rt. 68 to E Blanco Ave to Sanborn to 101.

Safety Notes:

  • The group moves only as fast as the slowest rider.
  • We will do our best not to drop any member of the group.
  • When on major highways, the group may ride in the slow lane to ensure the group stays together.
  • There is safety in numbers.
  • The routes try to take us on roads less traveled. Some of these roads might be a little rough (in need of repairs).
  • The routes may take us through multiple climates, riders should be prepared for changing weather conditions (temperature changes, wind, etc.).
  • Rain will cancel the ride.

IMRG – Big Sur and Nepenthe! (day ride)

Saturday, Jun 23, 2018, 8:00 AM

Spirit Motorcycles San Jose
460 Meridian Ave San Jose, CA

25 Riders with Spirit Went

The grandeur of northern California doesn’t come into view any clearer than riding US 1 in Big Sur. The views are magnificent and roads spectacular. We’ll be stopping for lunch at Nepenthe, a wondrous cliffside eatery surrounded scenery that must be experienced in person. It is amazing. This ride is an intermediate ride, given the switchbacks and t…

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Castles, Windmills & Wine! Join San Jose IMRG June 1-3, 2018

We are very excited for this weekend ride to California’s Central Coast with luscious, technicolor landscapes. The roads are magnificent and offer tons of amazing sights to stop and explore. We’ll be staying in Cambria, a scenic coastal town near Hearst Castle, Solvang, and Paso Robles. The sunsets here are incredible.

Be sure to RSVP at our Meetup page which has all the details including the number to call to reserve your hotel room. Book now because they are filling up fast.

Castles, Windmills, and Wine! – IMRG Weekend Ride to the Central Coast

Friday, Jun 1, 2018, 9:00 AM

Spirit Motorcycles San Jose
460 Meridian Ave. San Jose, CA. 94022 San Jose, CA

15 Riders with Spirit Attending

UPDATE – Hotel booking info has been added (see below). Please call ASAP to reserve your room before they are gone. We get a 20% discount for San Jose IMRG, and there is a 48 hour cancellation policy. _______________ We are very excited for this weekend ride to California’s Central Coast with luscious, technicolor landscapes. The roads are magnif…

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