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Must Ride: Highway 9 to Alice’s Restaurant

  • September 19, 2016
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If you’re a rider in the Bay Area, you’ve probably ridden through or at least heard of the legendary Highway 9. You’ve also probably checked out our inventory and seen that we have some of the best prices in the Bay Area for used motorcycles. We are a 5 star business on Yelp and we are extremely proud to continue satisfying customers since 2007. Highway 9 is a 39 mile stretch between Santa Cruz and Los Gatos in Northern California. Highway 9 takes you through several cities (including Saratoga and Felton), close to the redwood forests and through the Santa Cruz mountains. The long stretch provides an adventurous ride with beautiful scenery. Conveniently placed close to highway 9 are hiking trails through the redwood forest, one of the oldest Japanese garden estates, the famous Mountain Winery amphitheater, the Howard Cowell state park, the covered bridge and the infamous Alice’s Restaurant. The restaurant is dedicated to motorcyclists as it’s roots are tied to the roads that lead to it. With names on the menu like the Ducati Special, it’s hard to ignore their links to the motorcycle world. The restaurant has/is always a well-liked spot for tourists, motorists, and bikers. Most bikers who have ridden Highway 9 claim it is a must travel destination on your visit to San Francisco. Even if you are local, get out on your motorcycle and take a trip through this scenic route. On the weekends, the road is known to be well populated, and the turns can get twisty. We highly recommend traveling at a safe speed while navigating the turns and always be aware of your surroundings. Check out our 09 Ducati 696 for a special ride on Highway 9. Don’t forget to stop by Alice’s Restaurant for that Ducati special!

Here at AK Motors we are proud to offer one of the best used motorcycle selections you’ll find in the Bay Area.  If you’re in the market for a used bike, check out our online inventory or contact us for an appointment.  To see our current inventory and explore more details, check out our Inventory page!  We are located in the heart of the Silicon Valley in Santa Clara, CA with easy access from all over the Bay Area.  We offer financing for all credit levels!  Apply online here, and contact us with any further questions.

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