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  Planned Rides for 2018

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

Kernville | Star Days | Channel Islands | Salvation Mountain

  January Ride     February Ride     March Ride

Orange Empire Train Museum

January 6th

Explore the West’s largest collection of railway locomotives, passenger and freight cars, streetcars, interurban electric cars, buildings and other artifacts dating from the 1870’s. Ride streetcars, interurban electric cars, and trains on the Museum railway. Visit the Museum’s collection of more than 200 streetcars and railway vehicles to experience the early days of electric, steam, and diesel railway transportation in and around Los Angeles.

This ride was 150 miles.

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Fallbrook/DeLuz

February 3rd

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.

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Cabrillo National Monument

March 3rd

Climbing out of his boat and onto shore in 1542, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo stepped into history as the first European to set foot on what is now the West Coast of the United States. In addition to telling the story of 16th century exploration, the park is home to a wealth of cultural and natural resources. Join us and embark on your own Voyage of Discovery.

The ride will be approximately 200 miles.

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  April Ride   Chapter Overnighter     May Ride

Glendora Mountain Road

April 7th

Glendora Mountain Road is a very scenic mountain drive into the San Gabriel Mountains, in Southern California. USA. GMR is a very technical riding road, especially for motorcycles. The road encompasses miles of stunning views through twisty hair pin corners, high elevations and steep grades. The road's winding design, providing stunning panoramic views.The road is smooth and in great condition.

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.

 

 

Kernville

April 14th through 15th

Kernville is located on the Kern river at the tip of the northeast fork of a man-made lake, along with certain historic buildings. Downtown visibly retains Kernville's gold rush and Old West roots, attracting tourists along with the area's natural scenery and outdoor activities.

This ride will be approximately 400 miles.

We will be staying at:
Coral Creek Lodge
Highway 99
Kernville, CA 93238

Reservation information has been emailed. Once you have made your reservation, email Ed so you can be added to the mailing list for ride information.

 

 

Devil's Punch Bowl

May 5th

The Devil's Punchbowl is a deep canyon categorized as a plunging sycline: a v-shaped folding of the earth's strata caused by compression. The mountain peaks above the park are 8,000 feet in elevation, compared to the park's Nature Center at 4,740 feet above sea level. The Punchbowl Canyon is 300 feet deep at the vista point.

The ride will be approximately 280 miles.

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  June Ride     July Ride     STAR Days

Palms to Pines

June 2nd

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.

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North San Diego County

July 7th

Our trip this month will take us out through the backroads of Escondido, Ramona, Warner Springs, past Palomar and up through Temecula.

This ride will be approximately 270 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.
 

Lehi/Provo Utah

July 14th through 22nd

Star Days is going to be held in Lehi/Provo Utah. We will be extending the trip into a Utah Loop. The route and hotel information will be released via email at a later date. Registration for the event opens March 1st.

   
 
  August Ride     September Ride     Chapter Overnighter

Mt Palomar

August 4th

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.
 

Five Lakes

September 1st

Since the early 1900s, Southern Californians have been visiting Big Bear, Arrowhead, Gregory, and the other lakes of the Big Bear area. Back then, the journey was an adventure in itself, in an open-sided stagecoach, bouncing along winding mountain roads and keeping a lookout for grizzly bears. Nowadays, you can make the trip in a couple of hours by motorcycle.

The ride will be approximately 250 miles.

 

Channel Island Marina

September 7th through 9th

Located on the scenic Channel Islands Coast, the Ventura Harbor is situated perfectly to explore the Channel Islands National Park & Marine Sanctuary and experience world – class diving off the islands. We will be staying at the harbor and then taking a great day ride out into Ventura County.

The ride will be approximately 1000 miles.

   
 
  October Ride     Chapter Overnighter     November Ride

Tehachapi

October 6th

The Tehachapi Loop is a 0.73-mile (1.17 km) long spiral, on the Union Pacific Railroad through Tehachapi Pass, of the Tehachapi Mountains. Rising at a steady two percent grade, the track gains 77 feet in elevation in the Loop. Any train of more than 4,000 feet long passes over itself going around the loop. At the bottom of the loop, the track passes through Tunnel 9, the ninth tunnel built as the railroad worked from Bakersfield.

This ride will be approximately 300 miles.

 

Salvation Mountain

October 20th through 21st

Salvation Mountain is a visionary environment covering a hill in north of Caipatria northeast of Niland near Slab City, several miles from the Salton Sea.

We will be riding out past the Salton Sea, through Box Canyon, to Salvation Mountain, Slab City, and other "wonders" of then area, then staying in Calipatria.

This ride will be approximately 400 miles.

We will be staying at:
America's Best Value Inn
351 W. Main Street
Westmoreland, CA

Reservation information has been emailed. Once you have made your reservation, email Ed so you can be added to the mailing list for ride information.

 

Julian

November 3rd

Julian is a small mountain community in Southern California northeast of San Diego. This historic gold-mining town is nestled among oak and pine forests between the north end of the Cuyamaca Range and the south slope of Volcan Mountain.Julian is unique among Southern California communities for its cold-winter climate, ideal for growing apples. All Julian apples are sold locally as apple pies, apple cider or whole fruit. In October, 10,000 apple pies a week are baked in Julian, when Southern California tourists flock here for the fall colors, cool breezes, frontier atmosphere and its famous Apple Festival.

This ride will be approximately 225 miles.

   
 
      December Ride    
   

Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum - Vista

December 1st

The Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, a non-profit corporation, collects, preserves and displays examples of mechanical ingenuity and crafts associated with the early days of the American farm and rural community. The Museum offers educational and recreational opportunities to the public through exhibits, demonstrations, activities and programs displaying the art of invention fulfilling necessity. Acknowledging the past provides direction for the future.

This ride will be approximately 200 miles.

   
     

 

 
 
 
 

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