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Lost Coast Ride
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Lost Coast Adventure

Here's your opportunity to explore the scenic Lost Coast in Northern California. The Lost Cost is a remote area of the California Northern Coast in Humbolt and Mendocino Couties, which includes the Kings Range. It was named the "Lost Cost" 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 state for state highway or county road builders to establish routes through the rugged lanscape, 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 State Route 1 in Mendocino County California. You will travel north on this scenic route until it veers into a redwood grove, at this point your off-road adventure begins into rugged and remote lanscape known as the Lost Coast. You will have the opportunity to explore remote beaches and scenic overlooks along the Pacific Coast including many miles of remote redwood groves.


After exploring the remote Lost Coast to will have the opportinity to visit the small coastal community of Shelter Cove including the historic Cape Mendocino Lighthouse. After visiting the historic lighthouse and having luch in Shelter Cove your off-road adventure continues through the rugged Kings Range. This scenic stretch continues north throgh thick redwood groves with scenc view of the Pacific Coast. Continuing on you will arrive in the small community of Honeydew located along the scenic Mattole River. From Honeydew your adventure continues on a scenic curvy road along the Mattole River to remote community of Petrolia located in Humbolt County. The first white settlers originally named the the place New Jerusalem, when the first oil was pumped in 1865 it was renamed Petrolia. It was the site of the first oil well drilled in California. After a bite to eat your adventure contiues along the Mottole River to the remote Mottole Beach campground.


Mattole Beach is a great location for an ocean view campsite but the Mattole River campsites may be a better choice if the coast is experiencing fog which can become quite cold and windy. The secluded Mattole River Valley campgrounds are located only 10 miles or less from the Pacific Coast but when the coast is experiencing foggy weather conditions the temperature difference between the coast and the Mattole Valley can seem like the difference between summer and winter. From the Mattole River Valley your adventure continues west along the curvy Mattole River Road to the small town of Petrolia which is located on the Mattole River about 3 miles inland from the Mattole Beach campground. Petrolia was originally named New Jerusalem, when the first oil was pumped in 1865 it was renamed Petrolia, it was also the site of the first oil well drilled in California.


Petrolia has a small downtown area with a local general store, a single pump gas station and one restaurant. After your visit in the town of Petrolia travel about 5 miles west on the curvy Mattole Road until you reach a remote and scenic stretch of coastline. This remote area of coastline has a scenic beach inhabited by free-ranging cattle which stretches over 5 miles north before Mattole Road veers inland and heads towards the well-preserved Victorian village of Ferndale. During the 1880ís the dairy industry generated
considerable wealth in the Ferndale area that provided the ability for the townís people to construct an impressive Victorian village. After your visit at the historic Victorian village of Ferndale travel north on Hwy 101 about 15 miles to the coastal town of Eureka Ca. Eurekaís coastal location on the Humboldt Bay adjacent to the Redwood Forest provided a rich environment for the birth of this 19th century seaport town. Humboldt Bay is also the second largest bay in California and played a major role in north coast timber industry during the Gold Rush era.


Lost Coast Adventure 

Multi-Day Ride (20 Rider Max)

One Night Hotel in Fortuna CA. (Hotel NOT included)

*Riders are responsible to Book their Hotel Reservations.

*Redwood Riverwalk Hotel” 1859 Alamar Way Fortuna CA



Additional Hotels available nearby Best Western, Super 8

Camping optional, Riverwalk RV Park (Camping NOT included)


Ride Details:

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  350+ miles (75+ miles dirt roads)
Gas stops (125 mile range required)
Breakfast Lunch & Dinner at restaurants (meal NOT included)


Date: TBD

Meeting time: 9:00 a.m.

Meeting location: Starbucks Fort Bragg

576 South Main Street Fort Bragg CA 

Ride returns to Fort Bragg CA (aprox. 3pm)


More details listed under "Book this Ride"


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Date Selected: December 31st 1969

Cost: $Open Spots: Ride Days:
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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 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.

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!

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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