Take the Gamble to explore the remote Mojave Desert

A Self Guided 2 day Dual Sport Ride

About the ride:

This is an awesome 2 day desert ride starting in Barstow CA and going through the Mojave desert and mountains to the Colorado River in Laughlin NV.  We will spend the night at Harrah's Casino and on Sunday morning we ride back along the Famous Mojave Trail and down into Ludlow CA and then back into Barstow. The ride covers 410 miles for the weekend so this ride is recommended only for intermediate or advanced riders with a lot of desert experience. The ride does have options for easier and harder routes. Riders should come prepared to repair their bikes and tires on the trail if necessary.  There will be a support truck to carry your overnight gear to the hotel and back.


Full Ride Description

Barstow to Laughlin Ride Description

Riders are encouraged to study the ride and routes before coming to the ride.

Hotel Info:

You will need to make your own motel reservations per below

Make your reservations early as space can be limited

Saturday: Laughlin NV, Harrah's Casino,  (702) 298-4600

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.

Barstow to Laughlin Self Guided Ride Packets: The SD Cards and maps cover the complete trail with all the route options

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Notes:  I suggest you plan and order early.  Normally I ship within a week.  But sometimes I run out and it can take me several weeks to get new cards and maps.  And sometimes I am out riding and building new adventures so that can be hard too. I list the Option for 2 SD cards because many riders like to carry a backup card or a cheap backup GPS in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

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 click the Earth or Satellite tab and 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!


The Blue lines are MAIN routes

The Red lines are Harder routes

The Green lines are Easy options


Q: Would this be a good Noobs Ride?

A:  No, not recommended for new riders, this can be a longer, tougher ride.  There are some shortcuts and easy choices, but it is a full deal ride.

Q: What gas mileage range do I need for his ride?

A: The longest distance between gas stations is 122 miles, you should come with the ability to go 135 just in case.

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. ( See gpsKevin's gps recommendations)

Q: Is the riding really on my own?

A: Yes, of course you are responsible for yourself, but everyone hooks up and rides with a friend, or a new friend.


Instant GPS Download

Want to download the Complete set of Tracklogs and Waypoints.  Maybe you want to edit them and download them to your GPS yourself?  Below you can get an instant download in Universal (GPX) format which works in many GPX programs including Garmin Basecamp and Mapsource. These are high resolution Tracklogs and Waypoints for all section of the trail and its options.

Note: After you complete your payment, Select "Return to Merchant" Button to be directed to the download link.

Barstow to Laughlin

Complete GPX