Bass Lake 251

July 6 – 7, 2024

2 day Dual Sport ride around the Sierra Nevada Mountains

About the ride

This Bass Lake 251 ride is a great tour of the Sierra Nevada mountains.  The ride is mostly dirt forest roads with some connecting pavement sections, some tougher options and even includes some optional single track sections.  The ride starts and ends in the Miami Creek OHV Area - Kamook Staging Area.  Ride 1 is 150 miles and Ride 2 is 120 miles, each day has options for additional routes.  Each ride day is designed with a gas stop in the middle of the ride so riders will not need their long distance tanks.   The rides also have a lunch stop planned.  This ride is an awesome way to experience the magic of the Sierra National Forest.


Riders will need to provide their own hotel accommodations.

Suggestions:   Riders can either camp or spend the night at motels in Oakhurst.


Camping Suggestions: Both are in the Miami Creek OHV Area

 Kamook Staging Area or Lone Sequoia Campground

In Oakhurst: Granite Mountain Resort at Yosemite +1 559-683-8383


Hotels in Oakhurst:  

Sierra Sky Ranch, Ascend Hotel Collection +1 559-683-8040

The Oakhurst Inn at Yosemite +1 559-683-8282



Signup info:

The cost to join this 2 day ride is $250.  This also covers your ride packets which include a custom Garmin GPS Map on a micro SD card and printed ride maps and descriptions.


Now taking signups:   (Ride limit is 24 riders)

Ride signup $250 

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


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 Bass Lake 251 24

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!

Legend:  

The Blue lines are MAIN Backcountry Routes mostly dirt roads

The Red lines are Hard Alternate Routes (Dualsport)

The Green lines are a mix of back Paved Routes

Black lines are out and backs to gas and motels

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.

Thanks

gpsKevin