“Winter is just around the corner and before I know it, I’ll be swapping my bike for skis…but I want to ride more, I can only head to America in the wintertime, is there anywhere I can still ride that will be fun?”
The answer is a mix of yes and no, obviously you can’t ride everywhere because we are in the same hemisphere, but there are many areas that are possible to ride ‘almost’ year-round.
If you look at the USA and specifically the southwest the weather in this area allows riding where the rest of the country and Europe is only dreaming of warm sunny days.
Of course, there are specific caveats of bringing some warm riding gear just in case, but usually at worse riding will feel like a brisk spring day.
You may look at this map and wonder why more of California isn’t included…well, the California coast can be extremely cold, wet and foggy in the wintertime and not fun to ride, leave it for summer when the desert heat is extreme!
There are numerous motorcycle rental companies in Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, and Phoenix, some even offer one-way rentals…you will have to do your own research on that to see what suits you.