Badwater 19

The Best of Death Valley

January 12th-14th 2019

Pictures From this Ride

Join us for this is a 3 day Adventure Ride around Death Valley.

Dual Sport and Adventure Bikes

Check out my video description of the ride

The ride will begin and end in Ridgecrest, CA

About the ride:

This is a 3 day ride to explore the best of the back parts of Death Valley.

We will spend each night in a different hotel and the ride will include a support van to carry your overnight gear.

The ride will have options of routes to take depending on the level of difficulty that you select and the weather conditions.

Riding begins Saturday morning January 12th, 2019

Recommendation: You should arrive Friday night in Ridgecrest

Signup info:

The cost to join this 3 day ride is $160. This covers the cost of a support truck and driver. The group celebration dinner and it also covers your ride packets which include a custom Garmin GPS Map on a micro SD card and printed ride maps and descriptions.

Sorry the ride is full, but I often get cancellations, so add your name to the Waiting list and you can still possible join.

Badwater Waiting List

After your signup, riders will receive an email from me with further ride information and instructions.

Note: Riders will receive ride packets in the mail one week before the ride.

You will need to make your own motel reservations per below:

Make your reservations early as space can be limited

Friday January 11, 2019: Ridgecrest CA, Rodeway Inn & Suites Heritage (760) 446-6543

Saturday January 12, 2019: Beatty NV, Death Valley Inn (775) 553-9400

Sunday January 13, 2019: Big Pine CA, Bristlecone Manor Motel (760) 938-2067

Alternate in Big Pine is: Big Pine Motel (760) 938-2282

Refund Policy

Do not sign up for this ride unless you are serious about coming. I take your signup very seriously and start planning for you the minute you sign up. If you need to cancel up to one month prior to the ride start date I will give you a full refund but I will keep $100 to cover the planning work. Sorry but I make non refundable commitments myself so it gets hard for me. "I hate this world of non refundable deals myself." If you need to cancel within one month of the ride I cannot give a refund unless I can find a replacement rider. In the case of finding a replacement rider, I will gladly give you the full refund minus the $100 to cover the planning work. In the event of ride cancellation, you will be given a full refund.

Ride Details

I know many of you also enjoy dreaming about the ride and making your plans, so here is the detail, enjoy!

Ride Description Badwater 19

Ride Yoda's

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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!


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 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.

(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.