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Title: Motorcycle Parking Spots?
Post by: Brotocycle7 on 06/29/14 01:43AM
I don't know if this is a possibility but I was thinking maybe we can start a  post that might list out any motorcycle parking spots in specific plazas. That way we don't have to wonder/struggle to find a spot that might have a full lot?  What do you guys think? 

For example, I just discovered motorcycle parking at the Sand Canyon & Irvine Blvd Plaza. It's a small spot facing LA Fitness/The Counter.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Parking Spots?
Post by: HBguy on 06/29/14 07:00AM
I park mine in the garage.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Parking Spots?
Post by: Snapshot on 06/29/14 07:36AM
I don't know if this is a possibility but I was thinking maybe we can start a  post that might list out any motorcycle parking spots in specific plazas. That way we don't have to wonder/struggle to find a spot that might have a full lot?  What do you guys think? 

For example, I just discovered motorcycle parking at the Sand Canyon & Irvine Blvd Plaza. It's a small spot facing LA Fitness/The Counter.

That's not a bad idea, Paul.  I'd find it useful.

Please disregard what Steve (NLGuy) has to say.

Ride on,

J~
Title: Re: Motorcycle Parking Spots?
Post by: harleyxlc on 06/29/14 08:17AM
Bass Pro in Rancho Cucamonga has half an aisle for them. I know, who goes there, but I was still oddly excited to see that.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Parking Spots?
Post by: Throttle Chopper on 06/29/14 09:57AM
Laguna Beach has dedicated motorcycle/golf cart parking off Ocean Avenue between PCH and Beach St, too bad it's not free...  :4:

Most unexpected motorcycle parking: IKEA San Diego has spots up front, maybe it's in case you have a craving for Swedish meatballs.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Parking Spots?
Post by: dougiefresh67 on 06/29/14 10:05AM
I visited Little Italy in San Diego this week and they have several free motorcycle parking spots. Not to mention great places to eat and sip coffee.  :24:
Title: Re: Motorcycle Parking Spots?
Post by: OOTV on 06/29/14 10:13AM
The Fry's Electronics in Fountain Valley has some right up front, not sure about the other Fry's locations as it's been a while since I've been to another Fry's store.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Parking Spots?
Post by: HBguy on 06/29/14 11:36AM

Please disregard what Steve (NLGuy) has to say.

Ride on,


For the first time in OCMOTO history, I agree with snapshot.

That said, when in downtown HB you can park for free in the city parking structure that's across the street from 24 hour fitness. 

LAX has free long term parking and mototcycle spots but their website and employees are usually uncertain about it.  Long Beach and John Wayne have nothing. 

Sancho's Tacos just expanded their patio area but still has some space for free motorcycle parking by their patio area and 6th st. 

Regarding laguna beach, if you're in North laguna beach around or north of that husky burger place, you can find street parking in the residential areas but it's away from their main commercial area.  I go there with a beach towel and enjoy their more secluded beaches. 

During the summer, parking in Capitola is a nightmare but there's paid motorcycle meter parking there. 

I didn't want to sandbag this thread but many others have started and went nowhere so often.  I apologize for my pessimistic humor.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Parking Spots?
Post by: HBguy on 06/29/14 11:39AM
I visited Little Italy in San Diego this week and they have several free motorcycle parking spots. Not to mention great places to eat and sip coffee.  :24:
could you be more.specific as to where?  I love the.r esataurants in sd but never seen bike parking and I've lpoked.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Parking Spots?
Post by: HBguy on 06/29/14 11:41AM
Carmel has plenty of motorcycle parking during laguna Seca ecents.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Parking Spots?
Post by: Throttle Chopper on 06/29/14 11:42AM
The Fry's Electronics in Fountain Valley has some right up front, not sure about the other Fry's locations as it's been a while since I've been to another Fry's store.

Anaheim Fry's doesn't have spots, but never had a problem parking adjacent to their front wall near the entrance.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Parking Spots?
Post by: HBguy on 06/29/14 11:46AM
The Fry's Electronics in Fountain Valley has some right up front, not sure about the other Fry's locations as it's been a while since I've been to another Fry's store.

Anaheim Fry's doesn't have spots, but never had a problem parking adjacent to their front wall near the entrance.
I see people try that in Downtown HB.  Dont let them inspire yiu.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Parking Spots?
Post by: dougiefresh67 on 06/29/14 07:42PM
I visited Little Italy in San Diego this week and they have several free motorcycle parking spots. Not to mention great places to eat and sip coffee.  :24:
could you be more.specific as to where?  I love the.r esataurants in sd but never seen bike parking and I've lpoked.

India street south of Hawthorne, specifically.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Parking Spots?
Post by: AWD OWNZ U on 06/29/14 10:31PM
The plaza in Irvine on Barranca and Culver has motorcycle parking in front of the California Fish Grill.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Parking Spots?
Post by: The Stig on 06/30/14 07:35AM
Irvine spectrum. Parking garages have marked motorcycle parking right by the entrances.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Parking Spots?
Post by: r0ckrat on 06/30/14 01:47PM
LAX has free long term parking and mototcycle spots but their website and employees are usually uncertain about it.  Long Beach and John Wayne have nothing. 

John Wayne moto parking is right across from the door to Arrivals. Make like you are heading for Rental Return, take the entrance to the parking on the lower level, go around the gate and hang a right. Moto parking in the corner next to the stairs and elevators. To leave, head through the pedestrian walkway at the end of the parking exit ramp. I was directed to do this by the attendants.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Parking Spots?
Post by: FlyingScotsman on 06/30/14 05:24PM
LAX has free long term parking and mototcycle spots but their website and employees are usually uncertain about it.  Long Beach and John Wayne have nothing. 

John Wayne moto parking is right across from the door to Arrivals. Make like you are heading for Rental Return, take the entrance to the parking on the lower level, go around the gate and hang a right. Moto parking in the corner next to the stairs and elevators. To leave, head through the pedestrian walkway at the end of the parking exit ramp. I was directed to do this by the attendants.
LAX http://www.lawa.org/welcome_lax.aspx?id=8702
Parking for motorcycles is free inside the Central Terminal Area parking structures.

When entering, drive carefully around the entrance gate arm and DO NOT take a ticket.  Do not park in a space for a car.  A motorcycle may be parked at the ends of rows, in corners, and in other spaces provided it does not block access to parked vehicles, handicapped spaces, Smarte Carte machines, passenger traffic, paths for the disabled, automobile traffic, doors, elevators, driveways, etc.  Parking violations will be issued to all offenders (Vehicle code 22507.8(b) & (c)). When exiting, drive carefully around the exit gate arms.  Entering/exiting a lot via a sidewalk is not allowed.

Long Beach Airport is not moto friendly  :20:
Title: Re: Motorcycle Parking Spots?
Post by: Gone in 60 on 06/30/14 05:36PM
If you guys are ever in mid-Wilshire, the Petersen Museum parking garage on Wishire/Fairfax is moto-friendly. Plenty of room to swing around the swing-down arms going in and going out. Nice place to park if you are vising Petesen, LACMA, La Brea Tar Pits, etc.

I've also been directed to go around the arms at Farmers' Market / The Grove shopping center at Fairfax & 3rd street, plenty of good eats there.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Parking Spots?
Post by: Throttle Chopper on 07/08/14 09:24AM
turns out, there is a way.

which I figured out, I think:  https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zWqKYRUhauZM.k5ddEPB9VDyE

anyone should be able to add a pin.

Added a pin for Laguna Beach, works like a charm!  :7:
Title: Re: Motorcycle Parking Spots?
Post by: HBHieu on 07/08/14 01:03PM
Parking area for Downtown Disney shops and restaurants including House of Blues have a designated Motorcycle Parking (3 car stalls) area. Although it's free for first 3 hours and another 2 hours with validation, the attendants usually just waive me without needing the ticket. Entrance ticket sensor is a problem there also... Bike not enough to activate...
Title: Re: Motorcycle Parking Spots?
Post by: ocmonster on 07/23/14 10:24AM
I'm planning to meet up with some buddies this afternoon to do a little fishing and cigars in Balboa.  Anyone have experience with parking around there?  specifically by s. bay front and coral.  https://www.google.com/maps/place/Newport+Beach,+CA+92662/@33.6047212,-117.892695,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x80dce06ed5f75d73:0xdf6c623769dcbf3a
Title: Re: Motorcycle Parking Spots?
Post by: AWD OWNZ U on 07/23/14 03:11PM
Much to my delight I discovered that the Diamond Jamboree in Irvine has dedicated motorcycle parking last night. If you've ever been there you know it's an absolute nightmare of a parking lot to the point where it usually stops me from going. Anyway if you go in the back and ride past the entrance to the parking structure towards the end there is a hashed area that's marked off to the right. It's in the back away from people so I'm not sure I'd leave a high dollar bike back there at night but it is smack dab in the middle of Irvine so you might be OK.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Parking Spots?
Post by: Sean-DP on 07/23/14 05:05PM
Much to my delight I discovered that the Diamond Jamboree in Irvine has dedicated motorcycle parking last nigh

Oh wow thanks for posting. This place is a total nightmare, but I love going there regularly. Didn't know about this spot but will check it out. you really take your life into your own hands when you venture across that parking lot.  My favorite spot is the Seoul House (or possibly something similar with Seoul in the name), which has korean bar food and fusion korean/mexican dishes. It's a top notch place and I head over there for lunch on occasion, since I work in Irvine.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Parking Spots?
Post by: AWD OWNZ U on 07/23/14 05:14PM
Oh wow thanks for posting. This place is a total nightmare, but I love going there regularly. Didn't know about this spot but will check it out. you really take your life into your own hands when you venture across that parking lot.  My favorite spot is the Seoul House (or possibly something similar with Seoul in the name), which has korean bar food and fusion korean/mexican dishes. It's a top notch place and I head over there for lunch on occasion, since I work in Irvine.

Tell me about it. I was turning around in the back because the parking structure was waaay full and noticed a lone motorcycle parked back there. I'm not sure if it's parking for Diamond Jamboree or the building next to it but I can't imagine anyone will hassle a bike there since it's a pretty big area and no signage other than "motorcycle parking." I haven't eaten at the Seoul House before, I'll have to check it out. Usually I go there for Ramen or Pho. Well I get dragged there by my gf because I hate dealing with the parking lot. haha
Title: Re: Motorcycle Parking Spots?
Post by: Privateer on 07/26/14 08:14PM

turns out, there is a way.

which I figured out, I think:  https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zWqKYRUhauZM.k5ddEPB9VDyE

anyone should be able to add a pin.


damn.  accidentally deleted my post when I tried to quote.

anyway, i went through and tried to label all the pins so you can search through the list rather than the map.

there's a bunch more on there now than originally.  thanks to those who have spent time adding locations.

Title: Re: Motorcycle Parking Spots?
Post by: breakdirt916 on 07/27/14 03:33PM
How about near angels stadium?

Gonna catch red sox/angels on august 8th w' thomas
Title: Re: Motorcycle Parking Spots?
Post by: RedRider4Life on 07/28/14 07:40PM
How about near angels stadium?

Gonna catch red sox/angels on august 8th w' thomas
Up front parking for regular parking price. If only it were free.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Parking Spots?
Post by: HBguy on 08/06/14 09:54AM
Some damn 20 year old camry parked in a spot marked for motorcycles and occupied by 2-3 motorcycles daily today.   I had to walk an extra few yards...may God have vengeance!
Title: Re: Motorcycle Parking Spots?
Post by: AWD OWNZ U on 09/26/14 09:34PM
Found another good one. The new Fig & 7th mall in DTLA has free motorcycle parking in the structure (which is well lit and guarded). Ride past the gate and there is marked motorcycle only parking by the elevators, on the 7th floor, there might be more than one location but that's where I parked. If you are feeling like a stroll you could walk to Staples from there in about 10-15 mins.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Parking Spots?
Post by: KAVA on 04/15/17 04:11PM
UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange has designated moto parking in the parking structure and near the burn center. Moto parking here is Free
Title: Re: Motorcycle Parking Spots?
Post by: Evilchilli on 04/19/17 11:02AM
The parking garages near Main street on HB are free for motorcycles.

If you park your motorcycle on a metered parking, your back/front wheel must be touching the curb. Bikers were cited for not doing so.
Title: Re: Motorcycle Parking Spots?
Post by: r0ckrat on 04/19/17 05:59PM
I was hoping this would pop up...

Downtown Disney parking is no longer free for motos. The gates don't necessarily recognize that you are there on the way in, but the exit guards don't let you out without paying.

 >:( >:( >:(

Oh, and the security checkpoint for Disneyland/CA Adventure is now at the entry to DT Disney, and I'm assuming another at the Parking Tram loading area. Complete with metal detectors. They no longer have valet parking at DT Disney - that loop driveway is now closed to vehicles.