Butler Motorcycle Maps California Best Rides
The Best Rides in California. Guaranteed. Perhaps no other state in the country offers as much fantastic motorcycling as California. Mountains, coast line, deserts and everything in between can be found in this state of seemingly endless riding opportunity.
Each and every road segment detailed in our maps has been ridden and rated by an owner of Butler Maps Inc. From sport bike enthusiast, to dual sport adventurer, chopper rider, to two up tourer's, our team has diligently researched and presented fantastic riding experiences that are sure to impress no matter what you ride.
G1 Rides: 150 Routes: As riders we constantly search for the perfect road. We seek that fleeting moment where everything fits perfectly together. The rhythmic hum of the motor, the dramatic vistas that overwhelm our senses and the one of a kind road that ties it all together. We search for G1. Steep climbs, tight switchbacks, deep canyons and million dollar views. These roads have an undeniable appeal that set them apart from everything else.
G2 Rides: 373 Routes: There are no stoplights or shopping malls here. G2 roads energetically flow from corner to corner gently bobbing and weaving. They meander past lakes, criss cross forests and provide an experience you cant get on the freeway. Keep your head up. G2s can have fast sweepers, elevation change, tight corners and everything in between.
G3 Rides: 486 Routes: G3 is not your average road. All though these stretches of tarmac require the fewest criteria to make our list , don't be fooled. G3 roads are twisty and exciting. Ditch the traffic and head toward a stretch of orange. You won't regret it.
Lost Highway Rides: 14 Routes: Beyond mountain passes and dramatic canyons are roads that extend to the horizon and the unknown beyond. The faded paint of a center-line, or crumbling shoulder are all that remain to remind us of a more purposeful past. They are highways that seem lost in time. Void of the trappings of population or procedure, these roads provide a motorcycling experience as unique as the untouched landscapes they divide. They are America’s "Lost Highways."
Paved Mountain Trail Rides: 131 Routes: Not all roads were meant to be paved - some got paved anyway. Stuck between the dust of a dirt road and the smooth asphalt of a paved one lies the Paved Mt Trail. These roads have stood the test of time fighting for space among dense forest and cliff sides. Their fragile surface crumbling as they succumb to the rugged terrain they divide. Finding space for two cars to pass can be hard. Finding enjoyment on a bike easy.
Ride Planning. Design Your Ride in Minutes. A Butler Map does more than just point out the best roads. We make it easy to plan your trip with a host of features built just for riders. Turn to the back of the map for detailed information on every G1 road we recommend. There are elevation profiles, climate guides, motorcycle shop lists and even QR codes to link you to valuable information like where to sleep, where to eat or what to see when you're not on the bike.