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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Chillin’ in Chowchilla (full day ride)

Saturday, May 12th

Let’s head south to the lovely town of Chowchilla where the men are men and the sheep are… well, you know the story. Things are pretty chill in Chowchilla, but the roads to get there are scenic and fun to ride. This should be a nice full-day ride, suitable for all riders and bikes of all sizes.

Difficulty: ★★☆☆☆

Schedule:

9:30 am – Kick-stands up (Spirit Motorcycles)
11 am – Stop for gas in Chowchilla, stretch legs
11:30 am – KSU
12:30 pm – Arrive in Course Gold

Lunch at Chukchansi Indian Casino – They have several restaurants and a large buffet inside the casino (should make it easy to get fast service). There is also gas available on the casino site. May want to gas up first, then eat.

2 pm – Meet back at the bikes after gas/food
2:15 pm – KSU
3 pm – Stop for gas/rest
3:15 pm – KSU
5 pm – Arrive back at Spirit Motorcycles

RSVP at the Meetup page

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 – Chillin’ in Chowchilla (full day ride)

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 9:30 AM

Spirit Motorcycles San Jose
460 Meridian Ave San Jose, CA

16 Riders with Spirit Attending

Let’s head south to the lovely town of Chowchilla where the men are men and the sheep are… well, you know the story. Things are pretty chill in Chowchilla, but the roads to get there are scenic and fun to ride. This should be a nice full-day ride, suitable for all riders and bikes of all sizes. Difficulty: ★★☆☆☆ Schedule: 9:30 am – Kick-stands up (…

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Moto Talbott in Carmel Valley (full day ride)

This ride to Carmel Valley will be like sliding down a rainbow because at the end of it there’s a pot of motorcycle gold called Moto Talbott. This little museum is a hidden gem of motorcycle history. Founded by Robb Talbott, co-founder of Talbott Winery, an avid motorcycle enthusiast who spent decades curating this very unique collection. Robb didn’t just collect bikes, he collected stories. Every motorcycle here has a story to tell tell which makes this museum like none other. Trust us, it’s really amazing and you don’t want to miss it. We’ll stop for lunch before the tour at Moto Talbot.

Please bring money for lunch and admission to the museum (tickets are $12).

Difficulty: ★★☆☆☆

Schedule:

8:30 am – Kick stands up [leaving from Spirit Motorcycles]
11:30 am – Lunch at Running Iron
1:30 pm – Moto Talbot – Tour [motorcycle museum]
3 pm – Gas up and head home

Route:

  • HWY 101 to RT 25 to Bitterwater Rd. to N 1st St. to Broadway St. “King City/Gas” to HWY 101 to Elm St. to Arroyo Seco Rd to Carmel Valley “Stop in Carmel”
  • Lunch at Running Iron – (831) 659-4633
  • Tour Moto Talbot – (831) 659-5410
  • Carmel Valley Rd to Laureles Grade Rd to Monterey Rd. to Sanborn Rd. 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.

Moto Talbot in Carmel Valley (full day ride)

Saturday, Apr 28, 2018, 8:00 AM

Spirit Motorcycles San Jose
460 Meridian Ave San Jose, CA

22 Riders with Spirit Attending

This ride to Carmel Valley will be like sliding down a rainbow because at the end of it there’s a pot of motorcycle gold called Moto Talbott. This little museum is a hidden gem of motorcycle history. Founded by Robb Talbott, co-founder of Talbott Winery, an avid motorcycle enthusiast who spent decades curating this very unique collection. Robb didn…

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Big Basin Redwood Run – Lunch at Gayle’s (half day ride)

Spring is in the air so let’s go some oxygen freshly made by our local redwood trees at Big Basin. We love this ride which will be as twisty as it is shady as we ride beneath the canopy of the majestic redwoods. We’ll also stop at the famous Gayle’s Bakery in Capitola Beach where you find some of the very best homemade food and treats in Santa Cruz County. The weather should be epic!

Difficulty: ★★☆☆☆

RSVP at our Meetup page here.

Schedule:
9:00 am – Kick stands up (starting at Spirit Motorcycles, be early!)
11:30 am – Ride ends at Gayle’s Bakery in Capitola

Route:
HWY 280 to HWY 17 to HWY 85 to Saratoga Ave to RT 9 to RT 236
[Stop in Big Basin]
RT 236 to RT 9 to Mt. Hermon Way to Scotts Valley Rd to Santa’s Village Rd to Granite Creek to Branciforte Dr. to Market/Water St. to Porter St. to Bay Ave
[Stop at Gayle’s Bakery Eat]
Return home: Bay Ave to Soquel San Jose to Summit to Old Santa Cruz to HWY 17

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.

Big Basin Redwood Run – Lunch at Gayle’s (half day ride)

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018, 8:30 AM

Spirit Motorcycles San Jose
460 Meridian Ave San Jose, CA

25 Riders with Spirit Attending

Spring is in the air so let’s go some oxygen freshly made by our local redwood trees at Big Basin. We love this ride which will be as twisty as it is shady as we ride beneath the canopy of the majestic redwoods. We’ll also stop at the famous Gayle’s Bakery in Capitola Beach where you find some of the very best home made food and treats in Santa Cru…

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☔ Ride cancelled (rain) – Scenic San Juan Bautista & bonus ride (full day)

UPDATE March 23, 2018
This ride is cancelled due to weather. Stay dry and safe this weekend.
_______________

IMRG Ride this Saturday March 24th!

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.

RSVP at our Meetup page here.

Difficulty: ★★★☆☆

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.

☔ CANCELLED due to rain – Scenic San Juan Bautista & bonus ride – (full day)

Saturday, Mar 24, 2018, 9:00 AM

Spirit Motorcycles San Jose
460 Meridian Ave San Jose, CA

13 Riders with Spirit Attending

UPDATE – March 23, 2018 This ride is cancelled due to weather. Stay dry and safe this weekend. _______________ 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 v…

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Postponed until May – Chillin’ in Chowchilla (full day ride)

UPDATE: This ride has been cancelled due to rain. We will reschedule this ride for May and send out updates to our Meetup page. Thanks!

Let’s head south to the lovely town of Chowchilla where the men are men and the sheep are… well, you know the story. Things are pretty chill in Chowchilla, but the roads to get there are scenic and fun to ride. This should be a nice full-day ride, suitable for all riders and bikes of all sizes.

Difficulty: ★★☆☆☆

Schedule:

9:30 am – Kick-stands up (Spirit Motorcycles)
11 am – Stop for gas in Chowchilla, stretch legs
11:30 am – KSU
12:30 pm – Arrive in Course Gold

Lunch at Chukchansi Indian Casino – They have several restaurants and a large buffet inside the casino (should make it easy to get fast service). There is also gas available on the casino site. May want to gas up first, then eat.

2 pm – Meet back at the bikes after gas/food
2:15 pm – KSU
3 pm – Stop for gas/rest
3:15 pm – KSU
5 pm – Arrive back at Spirit Motorcycles

RSVP at the Meetup page

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.

CANCELLED due to rain – 😎 IMRG – Chillin’ in Chowchilla (full day ride)

Saturday, Mar 10, 2018, 8:30 AM

Spirit Motorcycles San Jose
460 Meridian Ave San Jose, CA

28 Riders with Spirit Attending

Let’s head south to the lovely town of Chowchilla where the men are men and the sheep are… well, you know the story. Things are pretty chill in Chowchilla, but the roads to get there are scenic and fun to ride. This should be a nice full-day ride, suitable for all riders and bikes of all sizes. Difficulty: ★★☆☆☆ Schedule: 9:30 am – Kick-stands up (…

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Chasing the Sun – South to Panoche Inn

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Our last ride, Skyline to the Coast, was fantastic, and our next ride should be just as much fun with some beautiful scenery.

Saturday, February 10th, we’ll enjoy a southbound trek to San Benito County in search of warmer air with a stop at the famous Panoche Inn, a favorite among motorcycle groups.

This half day ride is ideal for casual riders and bikes of all sizes.

Distance: 176 miles (round trip)

Difficulty: ★★★☆☆

Starting from Spirit Motorcycles. Kick stands up at 10 am.

Route: https://goo.gl/WvvgkC

  • HWY 101 to 25 – “Possible Stop at Flap Jacks for Breakfast” continue on to Panoche Road to the Panoche Inn “Stop”
  • Little Panoche Rd to Rt 5 – 152 to Gilroy

RSVP at the Meetup page:
https://www.meetup.com/Spirit-Motorcycles-San-Jose-Group-Riding-Meetup/events/246358591/

IMRG – Chasing the Sun, South to Panoche Inn (half day ride)

Saturday, Feb 10, 2018, 9:30 AM

Spirit Motorcycles San Jose
460 Meridian Ave San Jose, CA

26 Riders with Spirit Attending

February is chilly so let’s head south to San Benito County in search of warmer air with a stop at the famous Panoche Inn, a favorite among motorcycle groups. This half day ride is ideal for casual riders and bikes of all sizes. • HWY 101 to 25 – “Possible Stop at Flap Jacks for Breakfast” continue on to Panoche Road to the Panoche Inn “Stop” • Lit…

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Skyline to the Coast – Pescadero Lunch (half day ride)

Our first ride of 2018 on Saturday, January 13, will be a half day run along our favorite local loop, up along Skyline to San Gregario followed by a stop for food in Pescadero. All bikes are welcome!

RSVP at the Meetup page:
https://www.meetup.com/Spirit-Motorcycles-San-Jose-Group-Riding-Meetup/events/246358309/

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

Meet at Spirit Motorcycles at 9:30 am, gas tanks full.

  • HWY 9 to Skyline/Summit
  • 84 to San Gregario “Stop”
  • Stage Rd to Pescadero “Stop Eat”
  • Pescadero to Alpine to Skyline Summit down HWY 9 to Los Gatos “Coffee at Pete’s”
  • KSU @ 10 am