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7 Passes Ride (June 10 – 12)
June 10, 2016 @ 7:30 am - June 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
|Ride Date:||Friday, June 10, 2016 thru Sunday, June 12, 2016|
|Meet up location:||Zingo’s Cafe at 3201 Buck Owens Blvd., Bakersfield, CA|
|Meet up time:||7:30 AM|
|Attached files:||Check the forum thread to download attached files|
This will be a three day ride over the weekend of June 10, 11, 12, 2016. The ride will begin at 7:30AM in Bakersfield, CA
on Friday June10, 2016. The overnight stays will be in Sonora and Bishop respectively. The ride will end on Sunday
afternoon June 12, 2016. The riders will make their own way home south choosing either CA-14 into LA or continuing
south on Hwy 395 to the I-15 south.
The meet up point will be at Zingo’s Café at 3201 Buck Owens Blvd, Bakersfield, CA.
Riders have the option of staying over Thursday night in Bakersfield or riding to the meet-up point on Friday morning.
We will depart Zingo’s and take CA-155 north east towards Lake Isabella and continue around the lake to intersect with
CA-178. Turning left (north east) onto CA-178 crossing over Walker Pass then intersecting with CA-14 where we will turn
left (north) onto Hwy 395 and our first fuel stop in Lone Pine. From Lone Pine we continue north to Bishop for a 40 minute
lunch stop (Back Ally Bowl Bar & Grill or other quick stop). We will continue on Hwy-395 north turning left, west on the
Tioga Pass RD CA-120. We pause for a fuel stop at the Mobil Tioga Gas Mart and exit left onto CA-120, (Tioga Pass) to
the entrance of Yosemite. There is a National Parks Entry fee, (so if you have the Seniors Pass, be sure to bring it with
you). We will follow CA-120 through Yosemite turning right onto CA-49. We will follow CA-49 for a few miles then turning
right (north east) onto CA-108 into Sonora where we will stop for the night.
Riders will be responsible for making their own hotel reservations in Sonora. Do not hesitate as the rooms fill up
very quickly with summer travelers. Riders will be on their own for the evening dinner. Riders should plan on having
their bikes fueled and ready for Day 2.
We will plan to depart Sonora at approximately 8:30am fueled up and ready to go. Riders will be on their own for
breakfast, as some of the lodgings include a breakfast with the hotel rate. Riders should head east on Mono Way which
will eventually lead to CA-108 east. There is an opportunity for gas at the Chevron station and the meet-up point will be
in the Denny’s parking lot just a short distance east of the Chevron station.
Riders will then head east on CA-108 over Sonora Pass for about 80 miles to Hwy 395. Turning left (north) onto Hwy 395.
Turning left (west) onto CA-89 and over Monitor Pass to CA-4. We will turn left (south) on CA-4 and proceed to the
Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway, then after riding about 65 miles on CA-4 we will reach Angel’s Camp at CA-49. After a fuel
stop and short lunch break in the Angel’s Camp area, we will ride north on CA-49 for about 26 miles, turning right (north
east) onto CA-88 for about 70 miles over Carson Pass. Then turning left (north) onto CA-89 over Luther Pass for about 16
miles to CA-50. The route then turns right (east) on CA-50 for a short distance turning right (east) onto NV-207 for about
15 miles with a left turn onto NV-756 for a little over a mile onto Hwy 395 south. After turning south on Hwy 395 we will
make a fuel stop and then continue south about 155 miles into Bishop where we will stop for the night.
Riders will be responsible to make their own hotel reservations in Bishop. Again reservations should be made
soon as this is a popular place in the summer months. A group dinner may be arranged depending on interest,
We will plan to leave Bishop at about 8:00am heading south on Hwy 395. For those interested, there will be stop for
breakfast at the Ranch House Café in Olancha, CA. This is about 81 miles south of Bishop. After breakfast the riders will
continue on south on Hwy 395. Riders can choose to take CA-14 south into the LA area, or continue south on Hwy 395 to
the I-15 west into the Southern CA, area. For those taking the I-15 route we will make a fuel and rest stop at Kramer
Junction before the I-15. Those taking the CA-14 route will likely want to make a stop in Mojave, CA.
Optional 6 Passes Route:
Should CA-120 over Tioga Pass be closed due to snow, the ride route will be modified to continue north on Hwy 395 to
CA 108 west into Sonora. The balance rest of the route out of Sonora would remain the same.