Join this Adventure 4 day to explore remote Nevada 


Ride Description
This is a explorer style ride all about discovering new back remote places in Nevada.  And there are some really cool places. The ride starts in Tonopah. Destination for day one is Pioche, day two is Eureka, day three is Fallon, and day four brings us back to Tonopah.. Each evening we will stay in a new hotel. The ride has great route options for both big adventure bikes and smaller dual sport bikes.  This is not a difficult ride, but the distances are long each day.  The ride is a mix of mountains and deserts, all in very remote places.
This is a 1000 miles in 4 days
Riders will be caring their overnight gear on their motorcycles.
Ride Design:  This ride is design center for this ride is the KTM 990 and similar bikes.  The main route is for experiences riders.  There are great easy and hard options 
   
What is the right bike for this ride?
KLR650, KTM990, KTM690, BMW1200GS?, Super Duper Tenere, Vstrom KTM500, DRZ400???

Full Ride Description and Ride Maps Included below

Ride Description Nevada Lucky Explorer Rally 2015


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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View the ride maps below
OK since many of you might 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

Nevada Lucky Explorer Rally 2015 Day1


Nevada Lucky Explorer Rally 2015 Day2


Nevada Lucky Explorer Rally 2015 Day3


Nevada Lucky Explorer Rally 2015 Day4



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 bikes are right for this ride?
A: Bikes including and inbetween the Suzuki Vstrom, BMW1200gs and the KTM990 all can do well by choosing the easy or hard route options.

Q: What is the best bike fo this ride?
A: It is either the KTM990 or the Kawasaki KLR650 or the Suzuki DRZ400 (many just enjoy smaller dual sport bikes)

Q: What bike is gpsKevin going to ride?
A: I will be riding my KTM690!

Q: What is the gas range needed for this ride?
A:  145 miles on day 3 (many will want to carry extra gas)

Q:What will the weather be like this time of year?
A: 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 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 100 bucks. 

Q: Is the riding really on my own?
A: Yes, it is on your own, but not by yourself.  Everyone hooks up and rides with a friend or a new friend and rides together.  I do not encourage riding alone.

Q: Do I need a street licensed bike?
A: Yes, there are areas where a licensed bike is required. You must also have a motorcycle class drivers license.

Q: Do I need insurance?
A: Yes, you must carry proof of medical insurance and liability insurance for yourself/motorcycle.