October 7th-9th 2017 (3 riding days)
This is a 3 day motorcycle ride starting in Elsinore CA and wandering around the Southern California Mountains.
This ride is great for both street and adventure bikes. There are all paved road options and some dirt road options.
About the ride
The ride covers many of the best backroads in San Diego and Riverside county and includes parts of the higher deserts and Mount Laguna and Idyllwild. The ride starts and ends in Elsinore. The route takes us to remote Jacumba Hot Springs Spa & Resort and along the mountains into Julian for apple pie and onto Mount San Jacinto.
Riders will be staying in hotels each evening and will need to carry their overnight gear on the motorcycles.
Riders will meet before the ride Friday evening for a social dinner and happy hour.
As the ride includes several options it can be a great ride for newer riders or riders just wanting to experience the back side of SoCal.
The cost to join this 3 day ride is $350 This covers your lodging for the 3 nights during the ride and the cost of the kick off group dinner. This also covers your ride packet which includes a custom Garmin GPS Map on a micro SD card and printed ride maps and descriptions.
Now taking signups: (Ride limit is 24 riders)
$350 Ride Signup: Elsinore 590
After your signup, riders will receive an email from me with further ride information and instructions.
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.
I know many of you also enjoy dreaming about the ride and making your plans, so here is the detail, enjoy!
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 Green lines are the all paved options
The Red lines are the Harder dirt 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.
Who is going on the ride?
Bill G, Simi Valley, CA
gpsKevin, San Diego CA
Scott M, Chatsworth CA