Las Vegas NAFRA 1000
Southwestern USA Adventure Motorcycle Tour
April 2nd through April 8th, 2017
Sorry Ride postponed until TBD
Join us for a motorcycle ride to explore California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona.
During this week's adventure we will explore 3 National Parks in 4 states including Death Valley, Bryce and the Grand Canyon. And we just may stop at a casino or two.
It's about discovering the beauty of the southwestern USA.
NAFRA: North American Free Ride Agreement, This ride is a special friendship ride setup to welcome our Mexican, Canadian and American friends. The vision for NAFRA is to trade rides among nations and among friends. These Ride Trades need to be done between friends. This ride is about establishing and building the friendships necessary to create some awesome ride trades between our nations. Join us, ALL nations are welcome.
About The Ride
This is a week long adventure bike ride covering more then 1,250 miles (2000km). The ride starts in Las Vegas, Nevada and makes a big loop around 4 states and then returns to Las Vegas. The ride includes a mix of scenic roads and some dirt roads. There are route options for those that would like more challenging options. This is an intermediate level ride with both hard and easy options. This is not a good ride for beginners. Riders will break into small ride groups of 4 or less riders of similar skill level and interest. The ride includes a support truck. Riders may put a small luggage item (suitcase, carry on style) into the support truck. The truck will "loosely follow" the riders on the easy route option and in the event of bike issues, it will be used for assistance. Each evening the ride will take us to a new hotel along the way. Riders will be staying in these hotels and sharing rooms with the other riders (rooms are double occupancy). Roommates are randomly assigned and rotated each evening. Riders will be eating all their meals in restaurants along the way with the exception of a couple of lunches which will be snacks along the trail.
This is an excellent route designed to allow riders to discover the Grand Canyon, the spectacular rock formations of Utah, the incredible remoteness of Nevada and it's Extraterrestrial highway and the springtime beauty of Death Valley National Park. This is an opportunity to meet new foreign friends and share an adventure to remember for life.
I know many of you also enjoy dreaming about the ride and making your plans, so here is the detail, enjoy!
Signup info: Sorry Ride postponed until TBD
The cost to join this 7 day ride is $795. This covers your lodging for the 6 nights during the ride and your ride packets which include a custom Garmin GPS Map on a micro SD card and printed ride maps and descriptions.
Note: $200 discount for Mexican or Canadian Citizens if you sign up before January 15th
Now taking signups: You can now reserve your spot on this ride by leaving a $100 Deposit (Ride limit is 24 riders)
$100 NAFRA 1000 Deposit
Want to rent a bike for this ride?
If you want to fly into Vegas and rent a bike I recommend BMW Motorcycles of Las Vegas
They did a great job last year. Contact: Clay or Alyx for inquiries @ 702-454-6269
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.
Note: Riders must make full payment by February 25th, 2017
Riders will receive ride packets in the mail one week before the ride.
After your signup, riders will receive an email from me with further ride information and instructions.
gpsKevin Support Truck TBD
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
Q:What will the weather be like this time of year?
A: In April, 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 course. 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 bikes are right for this ride?
A: Bikes including and in between the Suzuki VStrom and the KTM990 all can do well by choosing the easy or hard 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 under $200 bucks. ( See gpsKevin's gps recommendations)
Q: Is the riding really on my own?
A: Yes, but almost everyone hooks up and rides with a friend or a new friend or me.
Heading into Monument Valley 2015 Ride