All the Best of the Southwest
Below are pictures and  videos from this adventure

Grand Canyon 2015 Spinovich

Select photos from fun moments

Grand Canyon Red Rock Vegas Pics


Day 1 Video from Donn

YouTube Video


Day 2 Video from Donn

YouTube Video


great collection as John often rides sweep and see what we all miss.


This is a 7 day Adventure bike ride around Nevada, Arizona and Utah covering over 1200 miles.  Highlights include Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Capitol Reef National Park and The Arizona Strip.

Riders will be making a big loop around the Southwest and staying in motels each evening.  The ride begins and ends in Las Vegas, NV. Riders will be carrying their own overnight gear on their bikes.



Self Guided Trail

This ride is designed to be a self guided adventure. Riders install a custom GPS microSD Card into their Garmin GPS unit. The routes are then displayed as the rider travels along.  Navigation is made easy.  Riders can choose to follow along at times or can choose among hard and easy options.  Or riders can simply choose to ride off the routes and return to them later.  For many, this allows them to just experience the trail without the burden of getting lost.


Do this ride yourself:  Purchase Rider Packet and GPS microSD Card for this ride

Note: A Full Rider Packet consists of printed ride descriptions and paper ride maps and a custom GPS microSD card for your Garmin or BMW GPS unit.






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 Study the ride details below. I know many of you also enjoy dreaming about the ride and making plans, so here is the detail

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View the ride maps below

OK since many of you like to study more detail about the ride, below are the ride maps.

I put these ride maps on the web page because I know a few of you love looking at the ride detail and dreaming about the ride.  At first glance these maps do not look so impressive, but they are way cool.  If you start zooming in, you can see the ride in incredible detail.  I have spent a ton of hours sorting through the details of the ride for each day, so for those of you that enjoy this sort of thing, well enjoy!
Legend:  
The Blue lines are MAIN routes
The Red lines are Harder routes
The Green lines are Easy options
The Black lines are the out and back viewpoints

Grand Canyon Red Rock Vegas


How does the ride navigation work?
This is a self-led GPS ride; all riding is on your own.  You are responsible for your own riding.  You will be given a GPS map file and instructions on how to use your Garmin GPS unit.  People will hook up in small groups of less than 6 riders and tend to ride together.  You are not encouraged to ride alone.  You are responsible for your own riding and yourself. 
 (see my ride Navigation Video) 

Are you right for this ride?
When something goes wrong on a ride, would your riding friends say that you are more likely to need help or more likely to give help?  You should be in the more likely to offer help camp.  This ride is filled with riders that are more likely to give help, so most of the time the riders never need help.  Additionally there is all the normal stuff, come prepared to maintain your bike, fix your bike on the trail, repair flat tires, deal with bad weather and rain and make a joke or two.

How do I make the GPS stuff so easy?
I develop very high quality ride maps custom for our ride, they come from much of what I and others have ridden.  I take the best from all my rides and make new ones. 

Note from me, gpsKevin
My goal for this ride is simple,  great riding, so you can count on great routes and places to ride.
But in addition: The ride is about  discovering new places, meeting new friends, seeing new parts of the Southwest.

Thanks
gpsKevin

FAQ's

Q:What will the weather be like this time of year?
A: In March, the weather is most often nice, could be a little cold in the morning and in the mountains.  But sometimes there can be rain. Wet and muddy routes can force us to change our routes.  Come prepared with extra gear for cold and wet.

Q: Would this be a good ride for new riders?
A:  No, this ride is for  intermediate and experienced riders only. The riding has easy route choices and tough route options. Each evening we will study the following days choices. You will find lots of supportive people at the ride.

Q: What bikes are right for this ride?
A: Bikes including and inbetween the Suzuki Vstrom and the KTM990 all can do well by choosing the easy or hard route options.

Q; What do I do if I don't have a garmin gps?
A: Buy one, you need it, we will show you how to use it. You can get a great one for under $200 bucks. ( See gpsKevin's gps recommendations)

Q: Is the riding really on my own?
A: Yes, but  almost everyone hooks up and rides with a friend, or a new friend or me.