Here's your opportunity to explore one of the most rugged and remote gold mining towns of the wild west with entire buildings undisturbed and still intact from the last day the towns people packed their bags and said goodbye to Bodie. This dual sport adventure explores a historic wagon pass over some of the most spectacular Sierra Nevada terrain imaginable and ventures into a remote desert range on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada to Bodie & Beyond.
Bodie California is a genuine ghost town above 8,000 feet elevation in the high plains desert east of the Sierra Nevada and north of the vast moonscape known as Mono Lake. Dual sport riders will explore historic wagon supply routes from the High Sierra to Bodie & Beyond to Mono Lake where their journey ventures to the water's edge where ancient Tuffa rock formations rise out of the lake like something from another world. Dual sport riders will also have the opportunity to explore the Hollywood town site of Largo which was the town featured in the classic Clint Eastwood movie known as High Plains Drifter. Bodie & Beyond dual sport adventure ride will take you back in time to experience the best preserved genuine ghost town frozen in time from the historic California gold rush. Here on this adventure, riders will view what's left of Bodie, a genuine ghost town frozen in time from the 1800's.
In 1859 William S. Bodie discovered gold while prospecting in the remote high plains desert mountains near what is now named Bodie California. Although William S. Bodie seemed to live a respectful life in his community of Poughkeepsie his lust for a more adventurous life got the best of him when he heard the news of gold being discovered in California. Soon after hearing the news of gold being discovered, Bodie said goodbye to his wife and two children and set sail to for California in search of gold and adventure.
Multi-Day Ride: (20 rider max)
One Night Hotel in Bridgeport CA. (Hotel NOT included)
*Riders are responsible to book their hotel reservations.
This dual sport adventure ride is perfect for medium to large dual sport adventure bikes.
Off-road terrain rated "mild to moderate" some challenging and lots of history & adventure.
Ride distance 450+ miles round trip (100+ miles dirt roads)
Gas stops (125 mile range required)
Breakfast Lunch & Dinner at restaurants (meals NOT included)
Date: August 26th - 27th 2017
Meet Time: 9:00 a.m.
Meeting Location: Starbucks Folsom
195 Placerville Road Folsom CA 95630
Ride returns to Folsom CA (approx 5pm)
Riders have the 'option' to 'Camp" near Bridgeport CA. Riders that choose to camp are recommended to make camping reservations near Twin Lakes or Robinson Creek campsites near Bridgeport CA. (Camping fee's NOT included)
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Questions email: mark@SierraNevadaAdventures.com