See San Diego’s Best on the Back of a Motorcycle

San Diego Motorcycle

My bucket list is a long one and seemingly grows longer the older I get. Somewhere in the top half of the list is taking a trip to San Diego and also restoring and learning how to ride my father’s 1967 Triumph motorcycle. Although my current financial situation won’t allow me to cross either off the list this year, 2015 looks a bit more promising. To prepare myself for the road ahead, I did a little research on the best routes in southern California and, more specifically, San Diego. Below are just a few of the favorites posted by the biker website Riderz Law:

  1. Sunrise Highway: This scenic 34-mile route and two lane highway that weaves through the Laguna Mountains features plenty of cutouts to pull off and rest or take in the amazing views. To get there, motorcycle riders can take the I-8 east to the Sunrise Highway exit and turn left. Sunrise Highway will eventually run into SR 79 and riders can head right to Julian or left to Lake Cuyamaca. Riderz Law recommends stopping at the Mt. Laguna Lodge for snacks and refreshments and camping out at either Burnt Rancheria or Laguna/El Prado campgrounds.
  2. Highway 94: This route is rural and full of canyons and takes you to the outskirts of southern San Diego. Start your ride in downtown San Diego from G Street which will turn into Via Mercado in Ranchero San Diego. Keep right at the Jamacha and Campo intersections and drive on to the rustic towns of Jamul, Dulzura, Potrero, Campo, and Boulevard before getting back on I-8. For great food, Riderz Law suggests stopping at the Barrett Junction Café near Barrett Lake.
  3. 101 Coast and Coronado: The 101 – which runs through California, Oregon, and Washington – is no secret to motorcyclists but Riderz Law claims the Coronado Bridge is a must-see attraction in San Diego. To take a ride over this amazing structure, take the Coronado Bay Bridge exit off of I-5 and follow the road as it curves left. Once off the bridge, turn left on to Orange Avenue.

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I wanted to get married on some cliffs right off the 101. Gorgeous views from that road. @MotorcycleRent


My sister used to have a house right off the 101. It was right on the ocean - we used to watch people getting married on the cliffs from her front porch. I think that's the road you should take J. Michael.