There is some nice roads up that way I'm up there now and then usually come out on 58 i think and catch the 99 south to home.
Road quality can be garbage around here, but we do have some fun canyons to play around in. Took a ride out to Kernville last weekend, about an hour each way, had some lunch and hung out for the festivities.
Reviving this old post, I'm in Bakersfield and there are a ton of people to ride with here. If you've got a Facebook join a page called friends of Guild riding crew, there is always a ride goijg on even if it is just to Hart Park, but it's something.