This is a motorcycle trip I took with Matt on July, 4th.
The destination was clearlake, but we saw the lake only for few minutes...
Riding up the coast was cold (as expected); 19th street in San Francisco was a huge traffic jam, but that's no news.
We drove through Santa Rosa and eventually got to Clearlake.
US 175 is a beautiful drive for both cars and motorcycles and gets you to Lakeport in less than one hour. The campgrounds near the lake were all booked out, but we managed to find a spot in a campground nearby (Scotts Valley Road, near CA 20).
We rode through Fish Rock road to get back to the coast; that's a beautiful gravel road that goes in the middle of the coastal forest and it's highly recommended (any vehicle can do that).
Book a campground for July 4th!