Nevada Lucky Explorer Rally 160

Discover Remote Nevada in the Springtime

4 day Adventure Bike Explorer Rally Challenge

Note: This ride is awesome in the Spring or Fall. It is a bit too hot in the Summer and snow is a problem in the Winter.

Ride Description

This is an explorer style ride all about discovering new back remote places in Nevada. And there are some really cool places. The ride starts near Las Vegas and Bonnie Springs. Ride 161 takes you through Death Valley and the Inyo Mountains to Benton Hot Springs. Then spend the night at the Inn at Benton Hot Springs. Ride 162 takes you around Mona Lake up the backway through the Ghost Town of Bodie and then across the Nevada deserts and into the mountains again to Austin NV. I recommend having dinner at the International Cafe. Ride 163 is a big mix of high desert and mountains as you head almost to Utah, to Baker NV. Here you will stay at a great biker lodge called the Silver Jack & LectroLux. A desert icon that specializes in vacuum cleaner rocket ships. Finally Ride 164 takes you back to Las Vegas again with a mix of high desert and mountain routes.

This is 1125 miles in 4 days. Come prepared!

Bodie Union Street

This ride is designed for Big Adventure Bikes. It has a mix of dirt roads and pavement.

The ride is for experienced riders only. There are easy and hard options.

Riders need to carry their overnight gear on their motorcycles.

Do this ride yourself: 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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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.

Full Ride Description and Ride Maps included below.

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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!


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

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 are given a GPS map file and instructions on how to use your Garmin GPS unit. People should hook up in small groups of less than 6 riders and ride together. You are not encouraged to ride alone. You are responsible for your own riding and yourself.

(see my ride Navigation Video)

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.

(See my Custom Ride Maps Video)

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.




Q: What bikes are right for this ride?

A: Bikes including and in between the BMW1200gs and the KTM990 all can do well by choosing the easy or hard route options.

Q: What is the gas range needed for this ride?

A: I recommend at least 150 miles.

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.

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, it is on your own, but not by yourself. Hook up and ride with a friend or a new friend.

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 driver's license.

Pics from this ride


Any and all riding is on you own

Conditions change and Routes may not be navigable

Legal access can change and is not guaranteed. Riders must assess the local conditions.

Weather can make the routes impassable.

Riders must obey all local laws

gpsKevin assumes no liability for these rides or your actions.

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