The DH NorCal Companion Map was the first Companion Map to our best-selling Destination Highways™ motorcycle guidebook series and that was so popular, we've followed up with the DHWA and DHBC Companion Maps.
They are 100% synthetic, waterproof and rip proof, traditional accordion-style, fold-up maps that shows the coverage area of our books, half on one side and half on the other, so generally at least double the scale of most maps. (It's the equivalent of blowing up the Northern California Half-State map from its 8 1/2 inch by 5 1/2 inch page in the book to an 80 inch by 56 inch map!) And the maps are specifically designed to be a complementary companion piece to our books. Using the same unique DH and TE motorcycle road identifiers and regional breakdown of the books you can now see how all the best roads from the books' 125 maps fit together on one convenient, traditional map. You’ll see every DH and TE (334 in NorCal and 346 in WA) in an overall context that the books can’t provide. (Plus, it looks pretty damn good up on a wall.)
I'VE GOT THE BOOK, WHY DO I NEED THE COMPANION MAP?
Many riders, who love our books because they provide the knowledge to allow them to "ride like a local" even in areas they've never ridden in before, have asked us for Companion Maps. Here's why:
HOW YOU USE DH Guidebooks
Our TIRES ratings and detailed DH (Destination Highway) and TE (Twisted Edge) descriptions allow you to find the motorcycle roads in Northern California, Washington State and British Columbia that you don't want to miss according to your riding style (for an example, see the Feature DH write-up and TIRES numbers.) Once you ride a few DHs, the TIRES numbers will start to make a whole lot of seat-of-your-pants sense and you'll soon be able to compare one DH to another before you even ride them, and make sure you do ones suitable to your style of riding.
The detailed information on the books 125+ maps in each book lets you find the services you need to keep you on the road with the minimum amount of hassle (for an example, again see the Feature DH map). So if you’re hungry or worried about gas, or if you want to keep riding for a couple hours more past the campground or motel you spot at 4:30 pm (but also don’t want to be riding at 10 pm with no place to stay), the book will take care of you.
HOW YOU USE THE COMPANION MAP
Once you know which of Northern California's best 334 or Washington's best 346 motorcycle roads or BC's best 185 roads you want to do, and you’re all serviced up, you only need to use the books to navigate with. This requires you to go back and forth between the maps in them. Now, you’ll be able to stop pulling out your book and beating it up just to navigate. Pack it safely away and simply use the Companion Map to point the way. Pull the book out if you need to refresh your memory on what a DH or TE offers or if you need gas, food, drink, accommodation or a motorcycle dealer. But to navigate, let the rugged, convenient Companion Map take the brunt of letting you know where to go next. Not only does it simplify navigation but because it shows all the DHs and TEs in context with each other on one map, you can see the "big picture" in a way that the 5.5 X 8 inch pages in the book can't provide. Plus, it looks pretty damn fine when you return home and throw it up on a wall (we've even had a couple of pre-orders for unfolded DHBC Companion Maps for framing). Dream about which of Northern California's best 334 or Washington's best 346 motorcycle roads or BC's best 185 roads you'll ride next!!
Destination Highways Companion Map
Produced by Destination Highways of Canada