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Lost Coast Adventure
Next Ride: June 29th - 30th 2019
Open Spots: 14
Cost: $225.00 (Member cost: $200.00) Login or Sign Up
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LOST COAST ADVENTURE

Here's your opportunity to explore the wild and scenic Lost Coast in Northern California. You will have the opportunity to explore off-road to remote beaches, scenic overlooks and many miles through ancient redwood groves on your Lost Coast adventure.

 

The Lost Coast is a remote area of the California Northern Coast in Humboldt and Mendocino Counties, including the Kings Range. It was named the "Lost Coast" after the area experienced depopulation in the 1930's. In addition, the steepness and related geo-technical challenges of the remote coastal mountains made this stretch of coastline too costly for the road builders to construct a state highway or county road through this steep rugged landscape, leaving it the most undeveloped and remote portion of the California Coast.

 

Your adventure begins at the coastal town of Fort Bragg located along the scenic byway route 1 in Mendocino County California. You will travel north on this scenic byway alongside the beautiful Pacific Coast until it reaches the southern edge of the Lost Coast. At this point, the scenic byway veers away from coast and venture up a curvy canyon through a lush redwood grove with huge ferns and jungle plants. After traveling several miles, your off-road adventure begins as you venture off the tarmac and into the steep rugged landscape known as the Lost Coast. The first leg of your off-road adventure, climbs up and out of the canyon on a twisty curvy dirt road with lush ferns and redwoods around every corner. Several miles north of the canyon, small gaps in the forest reveal sights of the steep rugged coastline hundreds of feet below. As you continue navigating through the lush forest you will suddenly arrive at a scenic overlook that provides breathtaking views of the remote Usal beach which is nestled between steep rugged mountains on both sides. You will have the opportunity for a short break at this point to take in the incredible scenery. After a short break, your adventure continues through the forest as you descend on the curvy twisty dirt road towards the canyon below. Before long you will arrive at a narrow wooden bridge surrounded by a magnificent grove of chinquapin trees. From this point you will have the opportunity travel due west to the remote Usal Beach which is the southernmost beach in the Sinkyone Wilderness. For thousands of years before the first Europeans arrived, the Sinkyone Indians lived on this part of the coast. They occupied permanent villages beside streams and rivers and moved out in family groups to hunt and forage in the hills during the summer. They fished, gathered seaweed and shellfish, hunted seals and sea lions, and harvested the occasional dead whale washed on shore. All kinds of fish were caught, but the seasonal salmon run was especially important.

 

Beyond Usal Beach, your off-road adventure is turned up a notch as you venture into possibly the most remote stretch of dirt road on the entire Pacific Coast. This remote stretch of dirt road takes you deep into an old growth redwood forest where few people dare to explore. The redwoods are so tall, and the forest canopy is so thick that the sunlight rarely reaches the ground. As you find yourself deeper in the forest from every twist of the throttle, the sunlight of the day seems to vanish into a dimly lit landscape from another world. This appears to be the land of the lost, where mysterious legends of Bigfoot or Sasquatch roam free.

 

After exploring the mysterious forest of the Lost Coast, you will have the opportunity to visit the small coastal community of Shelter Cove including the historic Cape Mendocino Lighthouse. After having lunch in Shelter Cove your off-road adventure continues north through the rugged Kings Range. This scenic dirt road meanders through the forest with scenic views of the Pacific Coast off in the distance. Continuing, you will arrive in the small isolated community of Honeydew located along the scenic Mattole River. From Honeydew, your adventure continues up a curvy road on the north side of the Mattole River then ventures through the majestic Humboldt Redwoods. This ancient grove of giant redwood trees, are among the largest and tallest trees on earth. In fact, the tallest tree in the world named Hyperion stands at over 379 ft. It’s so incredible that its exact location is hidden to protect it, but its nearby in California’s Redwood National Park. Beyond the giants, your adventure travels to the town of Fortuna where you will enjoy food and drinks at the local Eel River Brewery.

 

Your second day adventure, travels a scenic curvy road through the northern half of the Lost Coast to a beautiful stretch of coastline. This stretch of coastline is so remote you rarely see people on the beach which is usually inhabited only by free-ranging cattle. Beyond this beautiful beach, your adventure turns inland to the isolated community of Petrolia. The first white settlers to this area originally named the town New Jerusalem but after oil was discovered in 1865 it was renamed Petrolia. During this time the town of Petrolia became the site of the first oil well drilled in California. From Petrolia, your adventure continues along the scenic Mattole River then ventures on a combination of twisty curvy back roads eventually making its way back to the coastal route highway 1 to Fort Bragg.

 

RIDE DETAILS:

Multi-Day Ride (20 rider max)

This dual sport adventure ride is perfect for medium to large dual sport adventure bikes.
Off-road terrain is rated "mild to moderate" with some "challenging" and lots of adventure.

Ride distance 375+ miles (75+ miles dirt roads)
Gas stops (125-mile range required)
Breakfast Lunch & Dinner at restaurants (meal Not included)

 

Date: June 29th – 30th 2019

Meet Time: 9:00 a.m.

Meeting Location: Starbucks Fort Bragg

576 South Main Street, Fort Bragg CA 95437

Ride returns to Fort Bragg CA (approx. 5pm)

 

Hotels recommended for Saturday Night

Riders are responsible to book their Hotel reservations. (Not included)

-Redwood Riverwalk Hotel 1859 Alamar Way, Fortuna CA 95540

-Super 8 Hotel 1805 Alamar Way, Fortuna CA 95540

-Best Western 2025 Riverwalk Dr. Fortuna CA 95540

Additional Hotels available in Fort Bragg all in walking distance.

 

Note: Riders have the 'option' to 'Camp" in Fortuna CA.

Riders that choose to camp are recommended to make camping reservations in advance.

 

Note: Recommend staying in Fort Bragg Friday Night

Riders are responsible to book their Hotel reservations. (Not included)

-Seabird Lodge 191 South St. Fort Bragg CA 95437

Additional Hotels available in Fort Bragg all in walking distance.

 

More details listed under "Book this Ride"

Questions email: mark@SierraNevadaAdventures.com

Lost Coast Adventure
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Available Dates

06/29/2019

Dates Selected: June 29th - 30th 2019

Cost: $225.00Open Spots: 14Ride Days: 2
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Starbucks 576 South Main Street , Fort Bragg , CA 95437
Additional Info: One night Hotel (Not Included) Camping optional. Please have a full tank of gas and be ready to ride! Pack water & snacks / meals at restaurants (meals NOT included) Check ride details within ride article for more details Note: Hotels are available in Fort Bragg if needed for the night before the ride: (NOT included) Questions: mark@SierraNevadaAdventures.com
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Motorcycle Tours, Terms and Conditions:

Riders will be required to carry a valid U.S. or similar International drivers license with valid motorcycle license endorsement.
Riders must demonstrate solid riding ability.
Riders must be at least 21 years of age.
Helmets are required by law and must be worn by all riders.


Booking Requirements:
Tours: You will be responsible for your own motorcycle, food, gas, & lodging costs and any incidentals along the way.

Payments for the tour can be made in U.S. funds by VISA / MasterCard / AMEX / Discover. If completing the registration on-line, please remember to print and complete the waiver and bring it with you to the event. Tours require payment in full with registration.

Cancellation Policy:
Payment for the Tours is due at time of registration. There are no refunds 0-14 days before departure. If you do need to cancel, we would be happy to apply your payment to a future tour. There will be no refunds for unused services or accommodations once the tour has started. If you cancel a Tour 14 days or less prior to the tour date, there will be a $25 cancellation fee. There are no refunds if you cancel 72 hours or less prior to the tour, however tour fees can be applied to future tours. We rarely cancel or postpone a trip, but we reserve the right to do so when necessary: due to dangerous weather conditions or other reasons beyond our control. In the event of such an occurrence, we will refund your fees or apply them to another trip, but we are not responsible for any travel expenses incurred.

Travel Insurance:
Participants are responsible for their own medical insurance.

Storing unneeded luggage or gear:
If you are coming in the region with more gear than you can carry on your bike, or possibly are on an extended vacation, it's commonplace to locate a place to store this extra gear. If you are renting a motorcycle, typically the rental facility will be more than happy to store your luggage or spare gear. This is also commonplace with area hotels. Arrive a day early at your local lodging facility and request they store your extra gear. They'll be happy to comply.

Meals:
Meals are NOT included in the tour cost so please bring some extra money to be able to partake in the restaurant’s the group will frequent. What is commonplace on the rides is the participants all split the ticket, or simply get separate tickets.

Lodging:
Overnight Tours: Lodging is always pre-booked for you. However, you will be responsible for your lodging costs. Sierra Nevada Adventures Motorcycle Tours will reserve a block of rooms for our tour participants months in advance. Our lodging typically is in Best Western or Holiday Inn type motels that have a pool and jacuzzi, and typically are within walking distance to our dinner destination. Costs range $70-$150 per night depending on the region of California we are in.

Arriving early:
If you are arriving the day prior to the tour, refer to the tour description for a link to a local recommended lodging facility near the launch point for the tour. If you are traveling some distance to reach the launch point, arriving the night prior will ensure you're fresh and ready to ride Friday morning!

Gear:
When riding in California, we highly recommend that you dress in layers, to adjust to change of weather. In addition, Sierra Nevada Adventures Tours strongly recommends you wear motorcycle specific protective gear while riding a motorcycle. Temperatures during California summers are warm, although the variety of terrain covered in your tours will experience a wide range of temperature and weather conditions.

Tour Safety:
Helmets are required by law in California and Nevada. Tour participants are responsible for any traffic violations they might incur during the tour. Alcohol or drug use during the course of the tour is not permitted under any circumstance or while riding the motorcycle. Over-consumption of alcohol during our evening stop-overs is discouraged also, though we want everyone to have a good time!

California Weather:
The weather in California is often rather predictable during the summer months, namely six months straight of sunshine. Our tour dates are chosen to take advantage of our beautiful summer days, but despite our best efforts, we cannot control the weather, so please come prepared for the possibility of spring/ fall rain showers or summer heat as we will be covering a wide range of climates from high mountain elevations, to coastal areas. Sierra Nevada Adventures Tours reserves the right to make modifications to the tour at any time for any reason.

Bringing your own bike:
The majority of riders on Sierra Nevada Adventures Tours ride their own motorcycles. Sierra Nevada Adventures Tours is by no means a brand specific company. We welcome all makes of motorcycles and tour participants from all walks of life. We only ask if you bring your own motorcycle to ensure you have a new, or nearly new, set of tires and have your motorcycle in excellent running condition. Please ensure your motorcycle is ready to make a week long tour or more. Also consider obtaining some type of road side service for your motorcycle prior to arriving for your tour. You also might find it convenient to trailer your motorcycle to our starting point. If you need a place to store your vehicle and trailer, we can accommodate you provided you're arriving the day before the tour date.

Shipping your own bike:
Often, shipping your bike to your tour destination will about equal the price of a rental bike- however, you'll need to be in California at least 7-9 days to break even. If you plan on riding for a month, it will be cheaper to ship your bike across the domestic United States. Shippers may also require extended shipping times. For example, here for a month? Your shipper may require 2 weeks on the front side, and 2 weeks on the backside of your trip. Motorcycles normally ship uncrated with minimal fuel and are transported business to business. Our rental facilities will be more than happy to receive your motorcycle and have it ready when you arrive. If you would feel more comfortable aboard your own motorcycle, our helpful staff is happy to aid you with this option. We have also seen shippers deliver to dealers also to add to helping you providing a commercial setting to receive your bike.

Renting a motorcycle:
Sierra Nevada Adventures Tours does not rent motorcycles. However, we are more than happy to aid you in your rental process. BMW's and KTM’s dual sport adventure motorcycles are readily available in the San Francisco Bay Area. To ensure you get the bike you want, reserve at least 3 months in advance. Call the rental facility of your choice direct to have them familiarize you with the rental process and costs. Riders will typically pick up the bike the day before the tour date, and arrange to drop it off the following morning at open of business to return the motorcycle. Contact us for questions about rental options.

Non-U.S. Residents:
You must have your passport with you at all times when renting or touring with us if you are not a permanent resident of the United States or Canada.

Flight Arrangements:
Sierra Nevada Adventures Motorcycle Tours does not, and cannot, make flight arrangements, nor is the cost of your flight or travel cost to the starting point included in the tour price.
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Lost Coast Adventure Ride
$225.00
Total: $225.00
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