5 PASSES RIDE
This will be a three-day ride over the weekend of June 23,24,25, 2017. The ride will begin at 7:30 AM in Bakersfield, CA on Friday, June 23, 2017. The overnight stays will be in Sonora and Bishop respectively. The ride will end on Sunday afternoon June 25, 2017. The riders will make their own way home south choosing either CA-14 into LA or continuing south on Hwy 395 to the I-15 south. Early hotel reservation in Sonora and Bishop are recommended. Riders have the option of staying over Thursday night in Bakersfield, (there are several hotels on Buck Owens Blvd.) or ride to the meet-up point on Friday morning.
The meetup point will be at 7:30 am at Zingo’s Café at 3201 Buck Owens Blvd, Bakersfield, CA. After signing the ROL forms the departure will be at 8:00 am. Please arrive early enough to complete the ROL and Ride Registration documents.
We will depart left out of Zingo’s and take CA-155 northeast towards Lake Isabella and continue around the lake to intersect with CA-178. Turning left (northeast) onto CA-178 (left-West), crossing over Walker Pass then intersecting with CA-14 where we will turn left (north) onto Hwy 395 and our first fuel stop in Lone Pine. From Lone Pine, we continue about 123 miles north on Hwy-395 north turning left, west on the Tioga Pass CA-120. We pause for a fuel stop and lunch break at the Mobil Tioga Gas Mart. We exit right onto CA-120, then left onto Hwy-395 north for about 43 miles and turn left (West) to CA-108 for about 80 miles over Sonora Pass into Sonora, CA. We will stay overnight in Sonora. The total mileage for the day is 425 miles.
Riders will be responsible for making their own hotel reservations in Sonora. Riders will be on their own for the evening dinner. A Friday evening group dinner may be arranged if a suitable location can be found. Riders should plan on having their bikes fueled and ready for Day 2 morning departure.
We will plan to depart Sonora at approximately 8:00 am fueled up and ready to go. Riders will be on their own for breakfast, as some of the lodgings include a breakfast with the hotel rate. For those interested there will be a meetup point in the parking lot of the Inns of California motel on South Washington St. Riders will then head northwest on CA Hwy-49 for about 43 miles and then turn right (northeast) onto CA-88 at Jackson. We will continue east on CA-88 for about 81 miles over Carson Pass and then turn left (north) onto CA-89 for about 12 miles over Luther Pass. The route then turns right (east) on CA-50 for about 5 miles through South Lake Tahoe, and turns right (east) onto NV-207 for about 14 miles. We then turn right, south onto CA-88 for 12 miles, and making a left turn onto CA-89 for about 29 miles over Monitor Pass to Hwy-395. Turning right south on Hwy-395 for about 40 miles for a lunch and fuel stop in Bridgeport. After the break, we continue on south on Hwy-395 for 7 miles turning left onto Benton Crossings Road for about 30 miles to CA-120. Make a right turn on CA-120 for 7 miles to CA-6. Make a right turn on CA-6 for 34 miles into Bishop. Make a left turn on Hwy-395 into Bishop and your respective hotel destination for the night. The total mileage for the day is 358 miles.
Riders will be responsible for making their own hotel reservations in Bishop. Friday and Saturday Evening group dinners may be arranged depending on interest and finding a suitable location.
For those interested, we will plan to leave Bishop at about 8:00 am heading south on Hwy 395. There will be a stop for breakfast at the Ranch House Café in Olancha, CA. This is about 81 miles south of Bishop. After breakfast, the riders will continue on south on Hwy 395. Riders can choose to take CA-14 south into the LA area, or continue south on Hwy 395 to the I-15 west into the Southern CA, area. For those taking the I-15 route, we will make a fuel and rest stop at Kramer Junction before the I-15. Those taking the CA-14 route will likely want to make a stop in Mojave, CA. Mileage for this day is about 300 miles based on the respective home destination. Please register below as the Online Registration helps us collect a headcount.
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