Your Favorite Two-Hour Ride

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Sometimes you just need a couple hours on a motorcycle to clear your head, to practice active meditation, and recharge your spirit. When a hot shower and a trip to the gym won’t do, a familiar, favorite loop on your bike is a great alternative.

Many of us have the privilege of pretty scenery, interesting geography and fun, twisty roads nearby that we carve out as our place to roam when we need a break from everyday life. So, I’ll share my favorite route and then you can share yours in the comments section below.

Be sure to tell us:

  1. The city, state and country your route is located in.
  2. Why you like it.
  3. What to look out for - good views, places to eat, fun curves and any road hazards.

My Favorite Two-Hour Route:

Route: South Berkeley to San Pablo Dam
Location: Berkeley, California, USA

The San Francisco Bay Area has a surplus of wonderful roads that also happen to be bumpy and poorly maintained. However, the views, trees and relative close proximity to pretty much everything making them worth exploring.

This is my favorite blowing-out-the-cobwebs ride and it takes about 1 hour, 40 minutes if you go by Google’s estimate, however I take my time and give it the full 120. It’s got everything from extremely tight and twisty sections to nice, open sweepers. The scenery ranges from tall redwoods to lovely wide-open fields and vineyards. Things to watch out for are: deer at night, rough and uneven paving on Bear Canyon, as well as bicyclists and pedestrians on Wildcat Canyon Road.

Ok, I showed you mine, now you show me yours.

Your Favorite Two-Hour Ride
South Berkeley to San Pablo Dam
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