Best of the Nevada BDR 18
June 17th-23rd 2018
Sorry Ride Canceled
Best of the Nevada BDR
Join us for this 7 day Adventure across Nevada and back
This Best of Nevada BDR ride target is riders who really want to take their adventure bikes off road. At times it can be a tough guys ride. This ride is for skilled experienced riders only. The ride is put together as a lodging style ride, meaning each evening we will spend the night in a different lodge. True adventure style, riders will need to carry their own gear, repair items and emergency equipment on their motorcycles. The ride will include easy and hard option for riders wanting choice or having a tough time. We will be eating in restaurants along the route. Riders need not carry camping or cooking equipment.
About this ride:
We have cut out the worst hot part of the Nevada BDR and added some additional great scenic parts to make a one week loop ride. With luck we have chosen the best time of the year, the snow should be gone and the hot weather show not arrive yet.
While it is likely that the weather will be great, we will be exploring some high elevations and the weather can turn quickly during the day. Carry rain gear everyday.
The cost to join this 7 day ride is $795. This covers your lodging for the 7 nights during the ride. This also covers your ride packets which include a custom Garmin GPS Map on a micro SD card and printed ride maps and descriptions.
After your signup, riders will receive an email from me with further ride information and instructions.
Now taking signups: You can now reserve your spot on this ride by leaving a $100 Deposit (Ride limit is 12 riders)
Note: Riders must make full payment by April 17th, 2018
Riders will receive ride packets in the mail one week before the ride.
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.
Ok I put the Video because I will be riding my Africa Twin
This ride is a one week ride along the Nevada BDR starting in Pahrump, NV and returning to Pahrump. We start out traveling north on the original BDR then mid week we head south on other equally great unnamed routes.
Questions about this ride contact:
Yoda Gil: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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.
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. Even good riders on BMW1200gs 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 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.
Who is going on this ride?