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Lost Sierra Adventure
Next Ride: None Scheduled


You’ve heard all about the Sierra Nevada “stars” like Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, Kings Canyon & Sequoia National Park. But do you know about the “Lost” Sierra? If not, you’re not alone... 

 

If you’ve dreamed of exploring remote dirt wagon routes, wild scenic river canyons with historic bridge crossings to ghost towns nestled in remote mountains, then the Lost Sierra Adventure will answer your wildest dreams. This alpine wonderland of majestic peaks, wild scenic rivers and historic gold rush towns, nicknamed the Lost Sierra is all about ADVENTURE...

 

The Lost Sierra located in the remote Northern Sierra Nevada was once a thriving area during the California Gold Rush. This prosperous location had a number of mining camps with colorful names, such as Whiskey Diggin’s, Brandy City, Poverty Hill, Poker Flat, Forest City, and Goodyears Bar. Many of these camps disappeared after the gold rush becoming ghost towns of the past. Your adventure will explore the historic Henness Pass wagon route located in the Lost Sierra. Henness Pass was once a major immigrant trail from the northern mines to Virginia City. This historic wagon route is a long scenic trail that passes a number of historic sites through a variety of scenery with panoramic views of the Lost Sierra. This dual sport adventure ride provides the perfect mix of dirt wagon routes and historic ghost towns full of adventure!

 

You will have the opportunity to stay one night in the historic Downieville located in the heart of the Lost Sierra. You will dine at the historic St Charles Place which has served patrons with great food and spirits since the California Gold Rush. Housed in the historic Craycroft building that dates to 1853, the historic St. Charles Place has been a Downieville landmark for decades. The town's only full service bar, it is a historic watering hole that caters to locals and visitors alike. Whether sitting at the bar enjoying a drink, playing pool, or sitting on the back deck with its Downie River view, the St. Charles is a local institution.

Downieville was founded in late 1849 during the California Gold Rush, in the Northern Mines area. It was first known as "The Forks" for its geographical location at the confluence of the Downieville River and North Fork of the Yuba River. Downieville was soon renamed after Major William Downie, the town's founder. Downie was a Scotsman who had led an expedition of nine miners, seven of them African American men, up the North Fork of the Yuba River in the Autumn of 1849. At the present site of the town they struck rich gold, built a log cabin, and settled in to wait out the winter. By 1850, Downieville already had 15 hotels, 4 bakeries, 4 butcher shops, and numerous saloons. Downieville is the location of the first hanging of a woman in California. Josefa Segovia, a young and pregnant California resident of the town, was lynched by a mob on July 5, 1851. The lynch mob held a mock trial, and accused her of killing an American miner that had harassed and attempted to assault her for several days. The mock trial quickly led to hanging her from the Jersey Bridge in town. Josefa Segovia remains the only pregnant women hanged in the history of California.

 

Lost Sierra Adventure 

Two-Day Ride: (20 rider max)

One Night in Downieville CA. 

Riders are responsible to book their hotel reservations at,

*Riverside Inn in Downieville (530) 289-1000 or

*Downieville River Inn (530) 289-3308 or

*Herrington's Sierra Pines (530) 862-1151

 

“Don’t forget to mention you’re with SNA”

(Hotel NOT included)

 

Note: Hotel accommodation are limited in the small mountain town of Downieville so, book your hotel reservations soon. Make sure to mention you’re with Sierra Nevada Adventures.

 

Ride Details:

This dual sport adventure ride is perfect for medium (650cc) to large (1200cc) dual sport adventure bikes.
Off-road terrain rated "mild to moderate" with some "challenging" and lots of adventure.

Ride distance 350+ miles round trip (75+ miles dirt roads)
Gas stops (125 mile range required)

Day 1 pack a lunch & water

*Breakfast & Dinner at restaurants 

(Meals NOT included)

 

Date: August 18th - 19th, 2018

Meet Time: 9:00 a.m.

Meeting Location: Starbucks Folsom

195 Placerville Road Folsom CA 95630

Ride returns to Folsom CA (approx 5pm Sunday)

 

Camping optional, near Downieville CA. 

Riders that choose to camp are recommended to make camping reservations at Cannon Point Campground approx. 2 miles west of DownieVille CA.

(Camping Fees NOT included)

 

More details listed under 

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www.SierraNevadaAdventures.com it’s all about ADVENTURE 

 

Questions email: 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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