Category Archives: Bike Routes

L.A. Traffic Tips

L.A. Traffic on Your Motorcycle

Knowing when to drive can help you avoid the worst traffic times

If you’ve ever had to drive in L.A. traffic and Los Angeles county you know how much of a pain it can be. The traffic seems like it’s gone from peak hours to always being a pain. We here at SellMyMotorcycleForCash understand your pain. We’ve been in the business of buying used motorcycles all over L.A. county, trust us we know. Which is why we found a few tips and tricks for getting around Los Angeles and want to share them with you.

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Motorcycles California

Motorcycles in CaliforniaA Brief History

California and motorcycles, motorcycles and California. The two go together so well. Motorcycles have ingrained themselves in the history of the state, and it isn’t going away any time soon. This great state has been there for all the ups and downs of the motorcycle world and all the events that have influenced it. Events like the Hollister Riot in 1947, the rise of the Hells Angels, the movies around motorcycles, the influence of designers such as Arlen Ness and Willie G. Davidson, and the rebirth place of the Indian Motorcycle Company, California has seen it all.

The infatuation with motorcycles started a long time ago though. The link began as far back as 1946 with the birth of the Chopper, when people were removing the bulky parts of the bike (aka Chopping) to get higher speeds. California had many dried up lake beds, which was perfect for drag races. California is also the location of the Hollister Riots, one of the more infamous/sensationalized moments in motorcycle history which took place in Hollister, California. This event is what solidified the “Big Bad Biker” image, even though most people can agree that the it was largely sensationalized by the press.

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5 Of the Best Riding Routes: Angeles Crest Highway

Angeles Crest Highway

Third on our list of the best riding routes in Southern California is Angeles Crest Highway. Just outside of Los Angeles, this scenic view gives great views of mountains and countryside that you can not find in the city. Before hitting the trails, do not forget the best place to sell your bike is Sell Motorcycle For Cash. We offer the best deals in all of southern California on motorcycles.

Angeles Crest Highway

Angeles Crest Highway


Length: 60 Miles

What Its Like:

If you’re looking for a break from the LA’s crowded freeways and interstates look no further than Angeles Crest Highway. Just minutes from downtown L.A., you take highway 2 east all the way into the mountains for a taste of fresh air and freedom. Located in Angeles National Forest, you’ll get to experience alpine views, quality road conditions, and mountain roads that twist back and forth all the way to 7,000 ft above sea level.

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5 of Best Riding Routes: Highway 74 – Hemet to Indian Wells

The next great ride across Southern California, of our five great rides, is Highway 74 – Hemet to Indian Wells. This scenic route through California is a must for all motorcycle enthusiasts. This ride is not about cities and shopping, this route is more for the outdoor nature type that wants to see open road and less people.

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Highway 74 – Hemet to Indian Wells

Length: 50 miles

What It’s Like:

Switchbacks, mountains, and lots to see. Once you get east of Hemet you get to experience a climb up the mountain that has everything you could ask for in a scenic ride. Great Roads lots of twists and turns, plus cinematic views to boot.

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