Paso Robles 500

September 28 – 29, 2024

Two day motorcycle adventure loop south of San Jose; starting at BMW of San Jose

About the ride

This two day motorcycle adventure ride starts at San Jose BMW Motorcycles and winds south over the mountains and through the farms to Paso Robles.   Riders will get lunch and gas along the route.  Riders will need to make their own hotel reservations in Paso Robles.  Day two, riders will return to San Jose.  The ride is all paved but offers some dirt options for riders that like that sort of thing. Each direction of the ride can be a long day.

Riders will need to make their own hotel accommodations for Saturday evening.  There are several good choices in Paso Robles

Here is the info necessary and our motel recommendations:

Reservation: Saturday, September 28, 2024 for one night

Wine Country Inn Paso Robles,  3548 Spring St, Paso Robles, CA 93446  +1 805-238-9631

Signup info:

The cost to join this 2 day ride is $200.  This 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)

$200 Ride signup

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

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

Ride Details

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

Paso Robles 500 Ride Description

Ride Yoda's

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 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.



Who is going on the ride:

Paul S

Saratoga, CA

Roberto C

Menlo Park, CA

Rohit M

Fountain Valley, CA