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Iron Butt Ride
Next Ride: June 8th 2019
Open Spots: 7
Cost: $125.00 (Member cost: $100.00) Login or Sign Up
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If you’re addicted to motorcycles, like a challenge and strive to push yourself further, then the Iron Butt Ride is the two-wheel adventure you’ve been looking for.


Motorcycling combines the excitement of the outdoors, travel and adventure, and there's no better way to get closer to the road, to the journey, than on two wheels. Cars are comfy, but in a car trip you often hear, "are we there yet?" On a motorcycle ride, the entire journey is the "adventure."


Yes, there's a big danger factor with motorcycles compared to cars, there’s no seatbelts, airbags or crumple zones on a motorcycle. You're exposed to the elements, rain, snow, wind, heat, cold, flying debris, bugs… oh the bugs. If you’ve ever taken a large bug to the face at a high speed you know what I’m talking about. But that's part of the adventure. It's what makes it part of the challenge.


The Iron Butt Ride is an extreme long-distance ride that will test your skills, endurance and mental toughness. There are several factors that go into planning an Iron Butt Ride from the gas stops, lunch stop to the best route etc. The typical Iron Butt Ride that most people choose is the longest, straightest highway route possible and avoids curvy mountain roads to maximize their chances on completing their goal. Well… with that said, this is not your typical Iron Butt Ride. This is a Sierra Nevada Adventures Iron Butt Ride and no SNA ride would be complete without a curvy mountain road and some off-road adventure. Yes, that’s correct. This SNA Iron Butt Ride will include a curvy mountain road in the northern Sierra Nevada to a ten mile stretch of off-road through the scenic Alabama Hills located at the base of Mt Whitney (14,505 ft.) the tallest mountain in California as well as the highest summit in the contiguous United States.


If you’re still reading… You’re most likely a motorcycle enthusiast that understands the danger and thrills that can only be experienced on a motorcycle. You most likely have spent countless hours and thousands of miles riding and exploring on your motorcycle, from street bike rides to off-road adventure.


Now, you’re ready to take on the next big adventure, the Iron Butt Association's SaddleSore 1,000 challenge. Riding 1,000 miles within 24 hours. Most people, even other motorcycle enthusiast would think you’re crazy, but most people have lost that thrill of a daring adventure!



First of all, I’m happy to see you’re still reading. That means you’re a hard-core motorcycle enthusiast or simply crazy, or a little of both. Well... whichever it is, here’s the route details.


This challenging and unique Iron Butt Ride will begin on the western edge of the foothills and encompass the entire Sierra Nevada range. From Folsom your ride will head north through the Sacramento Valley to Oroville. From Oroville you will venture east on a curvy mountain road through the scenic Feather River Canyon located near the northernmost boundary of the Sierra Nevada. From the east side of the canyon, you will travel southeast through the great Sierra Valley then over Beckwourth Pass to Reno. The pass was discovered in the spring of 1850 by James Beckwourth an African American pioneer, mountain man, fur trader and scout.

From Reno your long journey continues south along the east side of the Sierra Nevada to Topaz. From Topaz you will continue south on the Eastern Sierra scenic byway which provides breathtaking views of the Sawtooth Range to wide open expanse of the great Mono Basin. As you continue riding south the road descends as the mountains rise higher and higher along the magnificent eastern escarpment.


Your off-road adventure begins near the south end of Owens Valley as you veer off the tarmac and into the wild and scenic landscape known as the Alabama Hills. The Alabama Hills are a small range of ancient rock formations near the base of Mt Whitney. If you’ve never seen the Alabama Hills in person, you most likely have at least seen them in a movie or commercial. The Alabama Hills strange and unique rock formations have been the location for more than 400 movies and hundreds of television episodes. For example, if you’ve ever watched the classic Clint Eastwood movie Joe Kidd, then you’ve seen the Alabama Hills including Lone Pine Peak and Mt Whitney in the background. After exploring off-road through the Alabama Hills your long adventure continues to the southern tip of the Sierra Nevada range. From the southern tip your ride veers north and travels through the San Joaquin Valley and eventually returns to Folsom.



Single-Day Ride (12 rider max)

This dual sport adventure ride is perfect for two-cylinder dual sport adventure bikes.
Off-road terrain is rated "mild" with lots of adventure.

Ride distance 1,025+ miles (10+ miles dirt roads)
Gas stops (150+ mile range required)
Bring water & snacks (meals Not included)


Date: Saturday June 8th, 2019

Meet Time: 4:45 a.m. (ride starts at 5:00 a.m.) “Don’t be late”

Meeting Location: Starbucks Folsom CA.

195 Placerville Road, Folsom CA 95630

Ride returns to Folsom CA (approx. 12:00 am)


Hotels recommended for Friday Night:

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

-Hampton Inn & Suites, Folsom CA

155 Placerville Road, Folsom CA. 95630 (916) 235-7744

Additional Hotels available in Folsom CA.



-Rider are responsible to read all Iron Butt Association Guidelines.

-Riders are responsible to download and document their ride.

Details visit


Riders that successfully complete the SNA Iron Butt Ride will

“WIN” a custom SNA “Iron Butt Ride” T-Shirt.


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Date Selected: June 8th 2019

Cost: $125.00Open Spots: 7Ride Days: 1
Time: 5:00 AM
Location: Starbucks 195 Placerville Road , Folsom , CA 95630
Additional Info: Please have a full tank of gas and be ready to ride! Hotel if needed: Hampton Inn and Suites Folsom, CA (NOT included) Questions:
There are no more open spots for this event, please select another date if available.
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Please print the waiver and bring it with you to this event.
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Registrant Information
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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Iron Butt Ride Ride
Total: $125.00
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