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The California National Parks Tour challenges riders to visit all the National Parks in
California. There are now 25 National Park sites stretching from Cabrillo National
Monument on Point Loma in San Diego to the Lava Beds and Redwoods in northern
California. The 25th and newest park, Caesar Chavez National Monument, was
created October 2012 and is located in the Kern County town of Keene.
The challenge is to ride to each park within a calendar year (Jan 1 – Dec 15) and
document that visit with photograph and a stamp from the visitor center in your
SCMA Passport. Details of the challenge requirements can be found on the SCMA
Two national parks in California keep limited hours or have weather shortened
seasons – the Eugene O’Neill NHS and the Devil’s Postpile. The Eugene O’Neil NHS
consists principally of guided tours of the playwright’s former home. Visitors are not
able to go directly to the home but must schedule a shuttle trip / tour with the NPS
from the Museum of the San Ramon Valley.
The NPS does not keep to a fixed opening / closing calendar for the Devil’s Postpile
National Monument. That calendar is driven by the weather. The Park generally
opens sometime in June after the winter snows can be cleared but can close again,
without notice, before the end of October.
To accommodate the partial schedule at these two parks, the California National
Parks challenge only requires the rider to obtain stamp / photo certification from
one of these two parks. Satisfactory completion of this challenge then will have 24
validations; 23 of the other parks and then a 24th from either Devil’s Postpile NM OR
the Eugene O’Neil NHS.
We highly suggest, before you visit any of the National Parks, you should look at each
park’s website for additional information and call the visitor centers to confirm road
condition and operating hours. That website can be found at www.NPS.gov
The California National Parks are great locations to visit and learn about the fantastic
wildlife and natural life that exists in this great state. Many of our riders have taken
up this challenge with camping gear on their bikes and have enjoyed visiting sites on
weekends throughout the year. All agree that they learned a lot after visiting the
National Parks, Monuments and Historic Sites located within California!
You must be a member of SCMA and you must complete a release of liability form to complete your registration for this event. A completed ride application, ride fee, SCMA membership and signed and notarized release of liability form must be in our hands prior to you receiving the passport book. The AMA Sanction Number for the California Parks Adventure is 47411.
Please allow 2 to 4 weeks for SCMA to process and mail your starter’s package and your trip passport. Your completed application, your payment and your signed and witnessed release of liability form must be in our hands prior to processing and mailing your starter’s package and your trip passport.
When you complete the event:
The passport book must be stamped at each park and a picture of your bike at each park must be added to it. Send your completed passport book to SCMA, California Adventure Series, PO Box 487, Norwalk, CA 90651-0487. The Pin and Plaque will be ordered in your name after the close of the event Dec 15. Normally, we return your passport and provide a memorial plaque at our annual Awards and Appreciation Banquet that is conducted in March of every year. However, if you want to make other arrangements, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.
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- Download it here
- Print it in color
- Sign it in the presence of a Notary, have it notarized.
- Send it to: SCMA, PO Box 487, Norwalk, CA 90651
Are you a rider or passenger under 21? Then complete the Form for Minors.
Failure to provide a completed Waiver and Release of Liability Form to SCMA will make you ineligible to participate in the event.
There are 24 National parks and monuments in California. They include Yosemite, Lassen and Rosie the Riveter. They are as far south as the Cabrillo Lighthouse on Point Loma and as far north as the Lava Beds in the remote northeast corner of California. During a calendar year visit in any order all 24 sites. This event closes on Decenber 15th each year.
Join the fun by purchasing a passport book from SCMA detailing all 24 locations. Add a park stamp and a photo of yourself at each of them. Return the completed passport to us and we will send it back to you along with a pin and a plaque. This is also one of the qualifying California Adventures events for SCMA’s Triple Crown Award.
You must be a member of SCMA and you must complete a release of liability form to complete your registration for this event. A completed ride application, ride fee, SCMA membership and signed and notarized release of liability form must be in our hands prior to you receiving the passport book.
Send your completed release of liability form to SCMA, California Adventures, PO Box 487, Norwalk, CA 90651