Here are some local publications that will help you make the most of your trip.
City Bike Magazine
Ride with the folks at San Francisco's City Bike Magazine, the free monthly that also gets some great discounts on races and other events. Pick it up at local motorcycle shops, or send for the current and back issues. If you're lucky, you'll be here during their annual ride to Zen Moto House in Pt. Arena.
A motorcycle travel and information monthly largely focused on California and the American West with great travel pieces and tankbag tearsheets. Visit it online or can receive Friction Zone by mail by subscribing, or visit the distribution page to see where you can pick up your free copy each month.
QuickThrottle is a free monthly online magazine largely cruiser-oriented. This is the California edition.
Thunder Roads Magazine
Thunder Roads Magazine is a cruiser rag that concentrates on NorCal travel and information for locals and visitors.