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Mokelumne River Canyon
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Here's your opportunity to explore the wild and scenic North Fork of the Mokelumne River Canyon. Mokelumne Canyon Dual Sport Adventure ride explores the wild and scenic Mokelumne Canyon from the deeply wooded forest on the western side of the Sierra Nevada to the spectacular granite cliffs on the edge of the wild and scenic Mokelumne Wilderness.

 

This dual sport adventure ride will take each rider on a tour through a remote wooded landscape on dirt roads, back roads & forest service roads bringing you a truly unique dual sport ride in the Sierra Nevada. Your mid to large dual sport bike will be at home as we ride the backways & byways of yesteryear. As a rider who seeks adventure, you will be taken on a journey that will awaken your inner dual sport needs as you explore the wooded landscape to a breath taking granite vista over 2,500 feet above the mighty Mokelumne River below. From its sources high in the central Sierra Nevada to Salt Springs Reservoir the mighty North Fork of the Mokelumne River carves the deepest granite canyon north of Yosemite National Park.

 

Mokelumne Canyon Dual Sport Adventure Ride begins on the western edge of the Sierra Nevada foothills and travels through the historic Amador Gold Country to a remote area of Calaveras County known as West Point. The small mountain town was originally named Indian Gulch when founded in 1852, the name was changed to West Point in 1854 when the famous mountain man Kit Carson established a camp on the ridge between the confluence of the Middle Fork and the mighty North Fork of the Mokelumne River.

 

Adventure soon begins as this dual sport ride leaves the small mountain town behind and ventures into a remote wooded area of Forest Creek. This mid-elevation forest land offers remote dirt roads with rocks, ruts, mud holes and the opportunity to test your bike and your skills in creek crossings through Forest Creek. Calaveras Dome located on the south rim of the Mokelumne River Canyon is a breathtaking highlight of this adventure ride with its spectacular summit standing over 2,500 feet above the Mokelumne River below. The spectacular view from the summit of Calaveras Dome is dominated by the impressive granite rock formations and huge boulders on both sides the canyon walls and valley floor below. From the summit of Calaveras Dome this dual sport adventure ride continues on as it descends though a diverse conifer forest filled with sugar pine, ponderosa pine and incense cedar as it winds its way down to the confluence of Bear River and the mighty North Fork of the Mokelumne River.

 

This mid-elevation segment of the Mokelumne River offers semi-primitive free camping with opportunities for swimming, photography and wild trout fishing, Beyond its confluence with Bear River, this virtually trackless river enters a truly wild canyon dominated by mid-elevation Black Oak and old growth forest as it carves its way past the prominent Devils Nose Peak. From the riverís edge this dual sport ride climbs the north side of the canyon on a curvy one-lane patched paved forest service road to the deep blue waters of Bear River Reservoir and beyond. 

 

Single-Day Ride:

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 200+ miles round trip (75+ miles dirt roads)
One gas stop (125 mile range required)

Bring water & picnic lunch

 

Date: July 29th 2017 

Meet Time: 9:00 a.m.

Meeting Location: Starbucks Folsom

195 Placerville Road Folsom CA 95630

 

*more details listed under "Book this Ride"

Questions email: mark@SierraNevadaAdventures.com

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Date Selected: December 31st 1969

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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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