Mendocino Coast Overnight! (AKA Fish Taco Ride)

A favorite guilty pleasure: I love to take an unhurried ride up to Fort Bragg through my favorite Sonoma & Lake Country roads, gorge myself on fish tacos and cheap oysters at a favorite Mexican place in Fort Bragg, then zip back the next morning on Highway 1. It’s time I share this trip with the group!

We will start from Cordelia Junction in Fairfield on Saturday 8/12, wind through Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino counties, arriving at Fort Bragg in time for an outing to Glass Beach and Los Gallitos restaurant. Sunday is a simple ride back down 1 with plenty of photo ops along the way.

With about 6 hours of seat time Sat & 5 hours Sun, some twisty and technical roads (including some watery causeways!), but a moderate to semi-brisk pace, this is a ride most appropriate for those with 2+ years experience.

Fort Bragg Hotel Suggestions (feel free to stay where you please):


Seabird Lodge (I’m staying here): SEABIRD LODGE WEBSITE

Here’s how each day will go:


Safety Review: 8:50

KSU: 9:00 am, Cordelia Chevron/Starbucks, Fairfield

1st Gas Stop – 85 miles, Lower Lake Hwy 29 Junction

Lunch Stop: Perry’s Deli, Middletown

2nd Gas Stop: ~70 miles, Valero, Ukiah

Arrive at Destination – ~55 miles, Fort Bragg, approx 4pm

Optional outing to Glass Beach (ride there & hike ~1 mile)

Dinner at Los Gallitos, 130 S Main St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 

(there are many other dinner options also if fish tacos aren’t your thing)


KSU: 9:00am, Starbucks, 576 S Main St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437

1st Gas Stop & Break: – 60 miles, Gualala Chevron

2nd Gas Stop & Snack Break: 40 miles, Jenner Sea Store + Cafe Aquatica

Gas & Goodbyes: 65 Miles, Chevron – Greenbrae

Maps are here:


Google Maps Link mpjs file (You must use and import this file)

Saturday Navigon Files: Part 1 & Part 2  (Email yourself the contents of these files, then click within e-mail text to launch Navigon)


Google Maps Link Sunday

Sunday mpjs file  (You must use and import this file)

Sunday Navigon File (Email yourself the contents of this file, then click within e-mail text to launch Navigon)

Some Guidelines for the Ride:

As always, please wear protective gear from head to toe, as we want you to ride for many miles more. Arrive with a FULL TANK OF GAS, wearing proper gear, riding a properly working machine please and on time!

Do a motorcycle safety check before riding – tires OK? Got brakes? Oil? All gear secured?

Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly via Meetup. Guests are welcome but Please let the group know using Meetup.

Bring a printed version of the route or program it into your GPS. Contact me directly with any questions on how to do this. Do not rely upon Google Maps.

Before participating in this ride, read the HOMOTO Rules Of The Ride ( ), and apply generously before, throughout and after.

Your ‘Yes’ RSVP for this ride confirms your acceptance of the Homoto Liability Release statement, which you may review .at: ( )