When and Where? From San Francisco & the South Bay
The NorCal Weekend Tour leaves from Sausalito across the Golden Gate from San Francisco. The group will ride Highway 1 to the Fortuna area on the North Coast on Day 1, ride the Northern California motorcycle paradise on Day 2, and return back through the Coastal Mountains and Wine Country on Day 3.
OurCentral Coast Weekend Tour rides southward from the South Bay. The group will ride Highway 1 along the Pacific Coastline. On Day 2, we'll ride a dreamland of fantastic motorcycle roads of San Luis Obispo County. On Day 3, we'll make our way back via the coastal mountains with the option of several routes north.
The Sierra Nevada Mountain Tour leaves from Manteca and makes its way to Yosemite National Park. After taking in this much revered National Park, the group will ride northward to experience the Sierra Nevada's great mountain passes. This thrilling weekend together will be spent tearing up some the Sierra Nevada's best mountain passes riding up to 9000 feet and back!
This is a three or four day Weekend Guided Tour designed to offer maximum flexibility and not disrupt your normal work schedule or family life. It will be a FRIDAY-SATURDAY-SUNDAY tour. In this manner, those that have normal Monday through Friday work (or school) schedules will only have to take one day off of work. Or you might just want to call in sick! Note that on 4-Day Tours, there is a 3-Day extension to create a 7 day ride. This is especially popular with riders coming in from out of state, and just need some mor ride time.
Tours start at just $395 per motorcycle on the 3-day NorCal Tour, Sierra Nevada & Central Coast Tours & $489 for 4-day rides. There is an additional cost of $109 for a passenger riding pillion. This amount is designed to allow fellow riders who feel it would be unlikely they would ever have the funds to afford the average guided tour cost of $3000 per week to participate.
For local riders, the tour is NOT all-inclusive. You would be responsible for your own motorcycle, food, gas, & lodging costs and any incidentals along the way. This is intentional in that it opens up the tour to all riders, and even gives those riders who might be monetarily challenged a chance to participate in a guided tour.
The terrain and scenery the group will pass through is highly selective. Bring the camera & shoot as much photography and video as you can. In turn, we'd like to use your photography and video of our tour together to integrate into the Pashnit Motorcycle Tours website. This it is voluntary of course, but we'd greatly appreciate it.
Pashnit Motorcycle Tours is pleased to have RKA Luggage as one of your tour sponsors. RKA is California's leading manufacture of high quality tank bags and saddle bags for your motorcycle. Log on to PashnitMoto to view applications for your bike, and available products. PashnitMoto is an authorized dealer of RKA Luggage.
Eagle Rider of San Jose has generously offered to sponsor these tours. And this just might be the time to act on that desire to try out a new Harley Davidson motorcycle. We have secured special rental rates below the retail cost of renting a Harley from our tour sponsor and rental facility- Eagle Rider of San Jose. If you would like to rent a Harley for either tour, please book early, as models are available on a first come-first serve basis.
In order to take advantage of this offer, you will need to book the tour(s) with Pashnit Motorcycle Tours first and pay the tour cost in full. In return, you will receive a confirmation number that Eagle Rider of San Jose will ask for in order to take advantage of our special rental rates for these tours.
As part of the rental, Eagle Rider of San Jose includes a helmet, and also offers rental jackets and gear with the rental motorcycle.
Meeting Place - Sausalito, Saratoga, Manteca, Red Bluff
The Northern California Tour will meet in Sausalito just north of the Golden Gate Bridge at the start of Highway 1. Overlooking San Francisco Bay, the group will meet for the first time. The closest twisty road is just moments away.
The Central Coast Tour will be based from Saratoga, California located in the southwest corner of the San Francisco Bay. We will be at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains and the twisties start up just blocks away after we leave our launch point.
The Sierra Nevada Tour is based from the very edge of the Bay Area in Manteca. We'll quickly skip across the foothills and make our way through the Sierra Nevada Foothills to Yosemite National Park.
We will be leaving promptly at 8:00 AM Friday morning for the weekend tours. Your tour guides will arrive as early as 7:00 AM to meet and greet everyone. At 7:30 AM we'll get on with our safety brief and then hit the road!
There will be predesignated stopping points along the way. This is designed to regroup the tour and also give the tour participants a chance to experience the camaraderie that is felt while on a Guided Tour with like-minded motorcyclists.
These tours are designed for those that love to ride regardless of the type of motorcycle. Cruiser, Trike, Sportbike, Luxo-Tourer, Harley, whatever- we ride with all types of bikes!
We will be covering respectable distances, typically 250-300 miles per day, There will be plenty of stops along the way for photos and to absorb the sights, especially along the incredible California Coastline.
For ourNorthern Coast Tour, we may stop at the Point Arena Lighthouse, (admission into the lighthouse is included in the cost of the tour, but you must be present at time of arrival) then making our way through the Avenue of the Giants. We'll spend the second day riding the best of Northern California roads.
The tour group will then ride back through the coastal mountains and Wine Country back to San Francisco.
As stated, you will be responsible for your meals and lodging costs. This is intentional in keeping the tour cost at a bare minimum and allowing those that might not otherwise be able to participate in a guided tour to be a part of a Pashnit Motorcycle Tour.
If you you have a friend or relative near our lodging stop for the night, you are more than welcome to make alternate plans. However, it's important you let us know what those plans are so that we might block off enough rooms for our tour participants. In the morning, the tour group will meet again at 8:30 AM and continue the tour route.
Due to the fact that this is a sport-touring orientated Guided Tour, Pashnit Motorcycle Tours will require that all tour participants wear motorcycle specific protective clothing and gear for the duration of the tour.
Quite simply, please do not show up for this Guided Tour in jeans, a sweat shirt and sneakers. While the pace will be a relaxed one, please wear the type of gear that will be your only level of protection between you and the pavement below. Your tour guides are devout believers in armored protective gear, and we trust that you are to.
Safety is of paramount concern to your tour guides. And while one or your tour guides has been a registered nurse for over 20 years, he'd prefer not to use any of his skills during the tour. For the safety and continuity of the tour, we would ask that all tour participants ride in a safe manner reflective of the ride conditions. Any aberrant hooliganism of any kind, stoppies, wheelie's, burnies for example, will not be tolerated and you'll simply be asked to leave the tour. Please see Terms & Conditions for further details.
These tours are open to all motorcyclists on any marquee of motorcycle and any experience level. If you are a new rider- it's highly preferred that you have at least several thousand miles of experience before you attempt a group tour. The roads will be endlessly twisty and offer a wide variety of riding environments.
You must be 21 or older (rider or passenger) and have a valid motorcycle license to participate in the tour. While Pashnit Motorcycle Tours has no way of knowing how much experience you have, please be mindful that a Guided Tour is not the place to learn to ride a motorcycle.
We will require that all tour participants register on the Book a Tour webpage, complete the waiver and abide by the terms and conditions specified there. This is also intended to give us your feedback on the registration process and help us improve Pashnit Motorcycle Tours at every step of the way. There are three steps, and at present, print steps 1 & 3, and fax or mail them to the destination described below. Choose from...
Complete the registration form, read the Terms & Conditions and mail or fax the form. If you would like to participate in both tours (our return rate is nothing short of amazing!), please annotate on your order, and adjust the cost accordingly. No need to fill out the form twice (there is an option to choose both tours).
Step 1: Book a Tour - Fill out the on-line form, sign, read the Terms & Conditions, Print and Sign the Waiver.