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  Planned Rides for 2017

January | February | March | April | May | June | July |August | September | October | November | December

Laughlin | Southwest STARBQ | June Lake | Jacumba | Pismo Beach | Death Valley

  January Ride

January 7th - USS Midway

Experience Life at Sea Without Leaving Port! Imagine experiencing life at sea aboard one of America’s longest-serving aircraft carriers. Visitors to the USS Midway Museum enter a floating city at sea and walk in the footsteps of 225,000 Midway sailors who served our country and upheld the American ideals of strength, freedom and peace.

This ride will be approximately 200 miles.

Meeting Minutes. Click on the icon on the left to open and review the Agenda/Meeting Minutes from the meeting held before the ride.

  February Ride

February 4th - Postponed from January USS Midway

Experience Life at Sea Without Leaving Port! Imagine experiencing life at sea aboard one of America’s longest-serving aircraft carriers. Visitors to the USS Midway Museum enter a floating city at sea and walk in the footsteps of 225,000 Midway sailors who served our country and upheld the American ideals of strength, freedom and peace.

This ride will be approximately 200 miles.

Meeting Minutes. Click on the icon on the left to open and review the Agenda/Meeting Minutes from the meeting held before the ride.

 

  March Ride

March 4th - Fallbrook/Deluz

Fallbrook Deluz is characterized by transitional ridges, peaks, and valleys that comprise the southern end of the Santa Ana Mountain range. The community of De Luz. The wild and largely undeveloped preserves of Camp Pendleton on the west, along with an almost inpenetrable series of mountains and ridge-lines to the north. Nearby mountains sweep around the boundaries of De Luz — from the towering and prominent 3,189 foot high Margarita Peak, across to Redonda Mesa, and over to the Santa Rosa Plateau.

The ride will be approximately 185 miles.

Meeting Minutes. Click on the icon on the left to open and review the Agenda/Meeting Minutes from the meeting held before the ride.
  April Ride

April 1st - Palomar Mountain

The beautiful forest and mountain meadows of Palomar Mountain State Park are in northern San Diego County, high atop the west side of Palomar Mountain. Large pine, fir and cedar trees make the park one of the few areas in southern California with a Sierra Nevada-like atmosphere. The park features camping, picnicking, hiking, and fishing (trout) in Doane Pond. Coniferous forests cover much of the 1,862 acres, in contrast to the dry lowlands surrounding the mountain.

This ride will be approximately 275 miles round trip.

Meeting Minutes. Click on the icon on the left to open and review the Agenda/Meeting Minutes from the meeting held before the ride.

 

 

  Laughlin River Run

April 27th - April 30th

Get ready for the largest motorcycle event on the west coast. Join us this year as we take Laughlin by storm April 28th through May 1st. Come see Historic US Route 66 the way it was meant to be seen. Turn back time as you ride the hills from Kingman to Oatman, AZ. Cool off in the Colorado, or test lady luck at any one of the casinos located on the strip.

Approximately 630 miles round trip.

Once you have made your reservation(s) please send Ed a confirmation that you are attending.

 
  May Ride

May 6th - Borrego Springs/Julian

In Borrego Springs we are completely surrounded by nature, set in the midst of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Enjoy our nature on your own terms, hike a desert canyon or just relax by the pool, play some golf or watch the roadrunners, and always amaze yourself with our dark night sky. There is no hustle-bustle here. Borrego Springs is a small town and we're proud of that, a small town that will seem like home as soon as you get here.

This ride will be approximately 250 miles round trip.

Meeting Minutes. Click on the icon on the left to open and review the Agenda/Meeting Minutes from the meeting held before the ride.

 
Southwest STARBQ

May 18th through 21st - Camp Verde, AZ

Cliff Castle Casino

Registration and information on the event at:

www:http://events372.wixsite.com/511-starbq

This ride will be approximately 1000 miles round trip.

Once you have made your reservation(s) please send Ed a confirmation that you are attending.

 

  June Ride

June 3rd - Sunrise Highway

The Sunrise Highway Loop sees over 5,000 feet in elevation changes as it takes the rider from I-8 through the Cleveland National Forest, the Anza-Borrego desert, Julian, Wynola, Ramona, Lakeside and Santee, etc.

This ride will be approximately 325 miles round trip.

Meeting Minutes. Click on the icon on the left to open and review the Agenda/Meeting Minutes from the meeting held before the ride.

 
Chapter Overnighter - June Lake

June 15th through 18th

A great ride up to June Lake. Day rides will include stops in Lone Pine, Bishop, the Manzanar State historic Parks and of course Mono Lake. Amazing roads and views.

This ride will be approximately 1000 miles round trip.

Once you have made your reservation(s) please send Ed a confirmation that you are attending.

 

  July Ride
 

July 1st - 15th Anniversary Ride and BBQ

Join us in celebrating our Chapter 230 15 year Anniversary. We will be taking a short ride ending at Al Piwonka's home with a celebratory barbeque!!!

The ride will be approximately 125 miles.

Meeting Minutes. Click on the icon on the left to open and review the Agenda/Meeting Minutes from the meeting held before the ride.
  August Ride
 

August 5th - Malibu/Mulholland Highway

Mulholland Highway and Mulholland Drive is a scenic road in Los Angeles County, California, that runs approximately 50 miles through the western Santa Monica Mountains from the near US Route 101 (Ventura Freeway) in Calabasas to Highway 1 (Pacific Coast Highway) near Malibu at Leo Carrillo State Park and the Pacific Ocean coast - at the border of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Mulholland Highway is the western rural portion and with the eastern Mulholland Drive portion, is a scenic route named after William Mulholland and built throughout the 1920s "to take Angelenos from the city to the ocean".

This ride will be approximately 150 miles.

Meeting Minutes. Click on the icon on the left to open and review the Agenda/Meeting Minutes from the meeting held before the ride.
 
  September Ride

September 2nd - Ojai

Ojai is situated in a small east-west valley, north of Ventura and east of Santa Barbara. Nordhoff Ridge, the western extension of the Topatopa Mountains, towers over the north side of the town and valley. Sulphur Mountain creates the southern ranges bounding the Ojai Valley. The Sulphur and Topatopa Mountains are part of the Transverse Ranges system. The Ojai Valley and the surrounding mountains are heavily wooded with oak trees.

This ride will be approximately 300 miles.

Chapter Overnighter - Jacumba

September 9th and 10th

This ride will take us down through the backcountry of San Diego County, through Campo and as far south as Jacumba. There may even be a couple of train museums out there.

The ride wil be approximately 500 miles round trip.

Once you have made your reservation(s) please send Ed a confirmation that you are attending.

  October Ride

October 7th - Palms to Pines

State Route 74 (SR 74), part of which forms the Palms to Pines Scenic Byway and the Ortega Highway, is a mostly scenic highway in the U.S. state of California. It runs from Palm Desert in Riverside County westward to San Juan Capistrano in Orange County.

The ride wil be approximately 250 miles round trip.

 
Chapter Overnighter - Pismo Beach

October 13th through the 15th

Pismo Beach, a classic beach town, is located on California’s famous central coast, half way between San Francisco and Los Angeles along Pacific Coast and 101 Highways. There you are treated to long white beaches for taking a pleasant stroll or for just enjoying the spectacular views of the Pismo Beach sunset. Enjoy Pismo Beach’s great weather and fabulous area wineries.

The ride wil be approximately 500 miles round trip.

Once you have made your reservation(s) please send Ed a confirmation that you are attending.

  November Ride

November 4th - Oak Glen

One of the most scenic historic spots in Southern California is nestled in the heart of Apple Country in Oak Glen, California where the summers are cooler and the winters dusted with snow. The five mile scenic loop of 30+ ranches, farms and businesses are open year-round. You will see one of the most scenic byways Southern California has to offer. Enoch Parrish opened the first apple orchard in 1876, followed by the Wilshire family. The Rivers brothers and their families came to Oak Glen in 1906. Their orchard, Los Rios Rancho (Spanish for "The Rivers Ranch"), is still in operation, as are many of the other original orchards and ranches in the area. The Law family came into the area with its own apple orchard in the early 1930s and built the first roadside packinghouse, first restaurant and gift shop soon after. Various other shops.

The ride wil be approximately 225 miles round trip.

  Overnighter - Death Valley

November 10th through 12th

In this below-sea-level basin, steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Yet, each extreme has a striking contrast. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oasis harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.

This ride will be approximately 580 miles round trip.

Once you have made your reservation(s) please send Ed a confirmation that you are attending.

 

  December Ride

December 2nd- USS Iowa

A self-guided adventure highlights life at sea for thousands of sailors over the past 70 years, while interacting with numerous exhibits through the National Battleship Museum. Known as the Battleship of Presidents, USS Iowa is located at the former home to the US Navy pacific fleet and an area rich in maritime history.

This ride will be approximately 100 miles round trip.


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