I completed this tour in October 2018, and it was probably the best motorbike trip I ever made. The bikes provided by EagleRider were top notch, as was the job from our tour guides Steve and Bill. Although we had to deal with some difficult weather conditions, they always kept it cool and our group's mood up. If necessary, they modified our plans according to the conditions, but always as convenient and enjoyable as possible.
The daily mileage was from under 200 to almost 400, and after leaving the California coast until to the eastern part of Texas, we didn't encounter much traffic on the selected roads, so riding was always a pleasure.
Accommodation was in good and comfortable hotels, from Best Western motels to the Hilton in Daytona, always clean, well equipped and big enough.
I started with a Fat Boy, which I would NOT recommend for such a long tour. After two days I was able to change to our spare bike, a Road King, and with the wind screen and the bags for my personal belongings during the days I was much better off.
All in all, it was the experience of a life time and again: I can't wait to do this trip (and other EagleRider tours) again.
So we were very speculative about renting motorcycles instead of taking our own bikes to Florida over Thanksgiving weekend. So after doing some research i came across Eagleriders Rentals and found there was a franchise in Pensacola where we were staying. We walked into the shop and was greated by a lady with a huge welcoming smile who eased all of our minds on what to expect. Let me just say Claire and Nick gave us not only a check off our bucket list , but one of the best memories of our vacation. She had many different routes and helped pick out the best one for us, showed us sights we would have never known about. We found ourselves not wanting to leave their company, but the greatest thing we did walk away from is a friendship we will always cherish. If you get a chance stop into Pensacola Eagleriders and meet 2 of the most genuine people in the area. Thank you so much for such a great experience Claire and Nick, amd hopefully we get to see you in the future..
Completely opposite experence ive been experienceing for 2 years now..u got lucky. All i get is rude and cant help you. We dont do that anymore funny just did last week. Change their rules every week. ..niw drop charges. They keep taking away the advantages. Of which none are left. Good luck out there. Anyone want to buy my credits. Let me know
No words can explain the emotions experienced during our Route 66 guided tour in September. Truly an experience of a lifetime. We had researched the trip in detail prior to leaving & thought we were prepared, however I don't think anything could have braced us for what was ahead. From our first contact with our tour leader Richard Wynkoop & his support driver Shane Porter we felt their immense passion for what they do & their commitment to ensure everyone in the tour group was looked after.
Once on the road the other tour members quickly bonded & within days we felt as though we were riding with friends we had known for years, sharing the adventure & laughter with people more like family than ones we had met only days earlier. The accommodation was mostly without fault, the bikes were all current models & they performed as expected.
Thank you both Richard & Shane for your leadership, your organisational skills & for sharing with us your vast knowledge of the “Mother Road”. You really did make this an adventure that we will never forget.
Andy & Gai
Tour Date 30th August 2018.
We met Buddy Guy at his bar and thought that could be the highlight of the trip. We were wrong!
The tour got better and better as each day rolled on.
Helped, undoubtedly, by a great group of people, but the sights, sounds and characters of Route 66 made it.
Accommodation was top notch and the riding was terrific.
Angeles Crest will remain with me for a long time.
The absolute highlight of the trip was our tour guide Richard Wynkoop. Ably assisted by Patrick in the support vehicle.
Without Richards experience and local knowledge, the trip would have been good, but not great. His relationships with the people of Route 66 somehow added a personal touch to the tour.
We had a ball and will be back to do Sturgis in the near future.
Pete and Cath Lane
Peter Steinberg took a poor call center experience and turned it into a great 32nd anniversary for my wife and I. After numerous attempts to secure a unit through the call ctr, I found myself at the dealership. long story short, Pete worked his butt off to find us a unit to rent and enjoy! awesome customer service! thank you Pete
Fantastic tour! Completed this tour recently under the guidance of Richard and Vance, both of whom were extremel friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. All in the group were soon made to feel like family and together we had a great time. The places we stopped at along the way were very cool to see and accomodation throughput was very comfortable. The whole tour was seamless and I cannot express my thanks enough to Richard and Vance
An absolutely fantastic tour! The motorcycle hire process was quick and painless. Rich and Vance are a wonderful team - their professionalism, knowledge, good-spirited fun was wonderful and together made us feel like family.
I started the tour in Phoenix (October 20th - nice and not too hot) and rode the Electra Glide all the way to San Francisco in 4 days.
Day 1: Las Vegas
Day 2: Los Angeles
Day 3: San Simeon
Day 4: San Francisco
There is a lot of Highway involved and these streets are perfectly made for the Electra Glide. You sit so comfortably that you wouldn't want to get off. I'm a slim, tall guy (6'3 and 170lb).
Handling is not a problem - just the size of my body is a tiny bit too high because the upper part of my helmet was already in the air-stream which made some extra noise but that was the only thing. With a full visor helmet not a problem. I couldn't stay too long behind the windshield due to the awkward body position (scooping forward with my bottom or leaning forward with my upper body). But I was also riding 300 miles per day, so I am allowed to feel something.
The sound is amazing and the throttle very crisp despite the weight of the machine. Driving at night is also not a problem at all due to the wide angled headlights and the high-beam option.
Radio and Navigation work (screen is touch sensitive but can also be controlled by little levers near the blinker).
The cruise control is a very appreciated feature, especially on the highway!
Caution needs to be taken on sharp turns! Once the machine tilts above a certain angle at low speed, it will go down and there's almost no way to get it up by yourself (I managed but with everything I got and a special technique but I also work out my legs on a regular basis). Taking slow turns a little wider and keeping your feet near the ground at very low speeds (below 5 mph) there's really no problem - not even in San Francisco.
To sum it up - the feel you get on the Pacific Coast Highway 1 cannot be described in words - there's pure freedom on that bike!