Here It Is! The Greatest Road Sign In The World

Winding road next 140 miles. Can you say it with me? One hundred… forty… miles.

Winding Road Next 140 Miles Sign

This gorgeous sign is found on Route 36 in Red Bluff, California.

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36 Responses

  1. Shybiker says:

    Holy cow! Get me a map — I’m going!

  2. Indeed. A thing of beauty. 🙂

    • Fuzzygalore says:

      Route 36 also has something special on it that you would LOVE. I’ll be posting pictures of it soon 😉

      California is Roadside heaven, too. You could spend a lifetime finding “wonders” out here.

  3. GLantern says:

    I keep saying it but yes I agree that is the most amazing road sign ever.

  4. Anthony says:

    That is truly awesome! Would love to ride that one! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Dar says:

    Is it making your heart sing? Enjoy!

  6. Dave says:

    Fun indeed! Enjoy

  7. Wow, what a thing of beauty. You are a lucky woman, wished I was with you for that!

  8. Kevin Glick says:

    36 is awesome. It’s only problem is that between May and September the Eastern gets VERY hot as it drops down from Elevation and runs out through scrub hills/desert into Reb Bluff. If you don’t want to ride the same route twice, not that it’s not worth it, and you want to stay cool, about halfway between the coast and red-bluff is route 3. Rt3 runs North from Rt36 through Hayfork and up to 299 just east of Douglass City. 299 Goes east-west between Arcata and Redding. The advantage to 299 is that it stays at elevation almost all the way into Redding. Both 3 and 299 are also VERY fun roads. You could go out one and come back on the other. If you come back on 299 don’t miss the turn north onto 99 at Willow Creek followed by a turn west onto 169 at Weitchpec. Enjoy those are truly 3 of my all-time favorite roads.

  9. Tim Frazier says:

    If only it weren’t in Fornicalia. I’ll have to settle for ridine Talimena thrice to compensate.

  10. @Reyzie says:

    As you know, HWY36 is one of my favorite roads! I SOOO need to get a pic of that sign though! 🙂

    Glad you guys got to ride it! But FYI, it’s best ridden east to west. The inverse, as you found out, puts you in the heat of the valley. However, if you stay on 36 all the way to 89, it cools again with elevation…

    • Fuzzygalore says:

      I’m sorry we couldn’t work out meeting, P. 🙁 It can be so hard to nail plans down when you have no idea where you’ll be from one day to the next.

      Luckily we rode 36 from Red Bluff on up to Ferndale. I had read on Pashnit that it was the suggest direction to go so we did our best to work it out that way. We rode it east to west back in 2008 too, but strangely enough – the road seemed so different to me this time. I actually enjoyed it much more this go-round. I didn’t remember the section that went through the redwoods in the west at all! It was freezing once we got over there.

  11. George F says:

    I missed it while I was in California. Rode route 1 (shoreline hwy) from San Francisco to Crescent City.
    Would have loved to do that road, how was it? is it very scenic though?

    • Fuzzygalore says:

      Yes, it is scenic. It moves through rolling golden farm hills, up into the mountains and even has a stretch that goes through a redwood grove when you get to the western end.

  12. benny says:

    Just like life its self, im missing out on this road. =(

  13. Jackson says:

    Cool site. Love the photo. I thought I knew all the cool roads but you have proved me wrong. Thanks for posting.

  14. mq01 says:

    i love 36! my uncle lives on the fortuna side, and riding east to west is just fabulous!!!!! i have read at several websites that it ranks in the top 10 motorcycling roads of the USA, im not surprised.

  15. Dave Stans says:

    Once again snooping through your site and feel compelled to comment. I have to admit living in Nevada has opened my 2 wheel life up to amazing adventures. The last two years I have taken most day and weekend trips to the amazing riding state of Arizona. Now after reading your California stories, I might just have to dedicate some serious time to the state of California.

  16. Derek says:

    Awesome! … Let’s Ride!

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