Take the Scenic Route
Sure, you could blast to the Sierra Stake Out less than 2 hours, but what's the fun in that?!? If you've never been in the mountains north of I-80, you are missing out. If you have, then you know it doesn't take much of an excuse to get out for a ride along the Feather River. Climb some eleveation and hit a boat load of switchbacks on the infamous Buck Lake Road. Take the 70 and stop for a drink at historic Belden Town. Or, just go bridge hunting and you're sure to bag a few beauties.
Whichever path you choose, avoid the major cities along the way, and spend some time enjoying that freedom machine.