Progressive IMS Outdoors has announced its locations for the 2021 tour, check out this excellent article from ADVrider that highlights its favorite scenic routes to enjoy for some riding before, during and after the IMS shows…
“If you’re planning to attend any of the IMS events across the country, why not combine the events with some spectacular ADV riding? There’s no shortage of scenic routes, off-road trails, and twisty mountain roads to explore in combination with attending the IMS events.
Northern California: July 16–18 (Sonoma Raceway) — Yosemite National Park
Giant sequoia trees, massive granite formations, mountain twisties, and breathtaking cliff views: Yosemite National Park is perfect for adventure motorcycling, especially during the summer. Most of the park is situated at higher altitude, keeping the temperatures cool, and there’s so much to see and do it’s best to explore Yosemite over the course of a couple of days. Yosemite National Park is half a day’s ride from the Sonoma Raceway location, and you can combine the event, the ride, and the Yosemite adventure within a four- or three-day outing. Alternatively, after you’ve explored Yosemite, you can head back southwest and ride a section of the Pacific Coast Highway and Big Sur, easily the most scenic part of the highway, back to San Francisco. Leaving San Francisco to Yosemite, make sure to stay on smaller backroads like Route 130 crossing the Henry W. Coe State Park or explore the Stanislaus National Forest area if you choose to ride in from the north.” — IMS 2021 Best Adventure Rides Around IMS Show Stops, ADVrider Staff (7.1.21)