Join Kip and Terry for a 4 Day Dual Sport ride around the Mojave Desert
March 14th-17th

"Kip and Terry have put together a great loop around the Mojave desert.  The ride takes some of the best dirt routes from Barstow, to Laughlin, to Pahrump, to Ridgecrest, and then back to Barstow.  They have put all this work together and are offering it up to our riding friends for Free.  I have posted it here on my website because I highly recommend it and want to thank all these guys for their efforts."
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This is a self supported ride, meaning there is no support truck, you carry your own gear on your bike. 
And hook up with buddies for the ride.
Ride Details
Arriving Monday evening March 13th is optional, but suggest departing as early as possible, not later than 8 am.
Day 1 Tue March 14 Barstow to Avi, (Motel at Avi Casino)
244 miles main route
170 miles easy route
229 miles main with Red options, must travel 143 miles with no gas.
Main Route Gas Stops
                Gas 1, 87 mi, Ludlow
                Gas 2, 107 mi, Goff’s Rd, Fenner
                Finish at Avi Casino, 50 mi.
 
Day 2 Wed March 15  Avi to Primm to Pahrump, (Motel at Best Western)
188 miles main route
138 miles easy route
205 miles main route with Red options
Main Route Gas Stops
            Gas 1, 48 mi, Searchlight
Gas 2, 45 mi, Primm
            Finish at Pahrump, 95 mi.
 
Day 3 Thu March 16  Pahrump to Ridgecrest, (Motel at Heritage/Roadway Inn (Name is changing to Roadway))
210 miles main route
171 miles easy route
205 miles main route with Red options
249 miles main route with Black options
 Main Route Gas Stops
Gas 1, 68 mi, or with 32 mi optional loop total is 100, Shoshone
Gas 2, 88 mi, main route, with option is 97 to Trona.  This uses Goler Wash Road
Finish at Ridgecrest, 26 mi
 
Day 4 Fri March 17  Ridgecrest to Barstow (Tracks are from Ramada Inn, but many choices nearby)
124 miles main route
101 miles easy route
124 miles main route with Red option
Main Route Gas Stops
               Gas 1, 31 mi, Jorburg
                Finish at Barstow, 93 mi.

Ride Signup:
Sorry Ride is Full
This ride is for experienced riders only.  You must be able to go the distance. Riders will be approved by Kip and Terry
To signup fill out the form below
Kip or Terry will contact you.
Questions contact Kip: Kipwoody@yahoo.com or Terry:  cyclecybernut@roadrunner.com
Note riders will have to make their own Hotel reservations, they will be given that information after signup.


Questions about this ride contact Kip: Kipwoody@yahoo.com

Anyone want to do a support truck?

View the ride maps
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

Mojave 4 Days


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.

FAQ's
Q: What bikes are right for this ride?
A: Bikes including and in between the the Yamaha WR250R, KTM500, Honda Africa Twin, and the KTM1190.  
Q: What is the gas range needed for this ride?
A:  I recommend at least 140 miles
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 day's 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 150 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.