Fall Colors Ride
October 18 - October 20
Fall colors is right around the corner, and as I have struggled with a few things, so before we get all sorts of Boo’s and Hisses, here is how I am going to run things for this years quest for the color.
IMPORTANT HOTEL INFORMATION: The rates just suck, and I could not get a reasonable block of rooms, to hold for a few weeks. So the OFFICIAL DECISION is you are on your own to reserve a room. There are plenty of options. Some folks prefer the Best Western, but at 140-160 a night for a BW, you can stay at the Bishop Creekside Inn http://www.bishopcreeksideinn.com and there are many others within walking distance for a little more than the BW rate.
Some of us are opting for a camp trailer out of town, and I am securing a 29 foot camper trailer which will sleep 4 comfortably. PM me if you want to know more about this option, as there is room for one more staying at a camp/RV site about 11 miles outside of Bishop. The company I am using for the trailer rental is http://adventureincamping.com They bring it to the site of your choosing, and they take it away. Since we are staying in such a fashion, there will be a camp fire and all are welcome to join in the fireside chat should you wish.
ABOUT THE RIDE: This is a tour looking for the beauty the fall has to offer. If you are planning on long miles without stops, this is not the tour for you, especially on Saturday. I will post a detailed ride outline prior, but in the meantime, this is the general idea for your planning purposes.
• We will target to leave the LA Basin around 9AM – stopping around Ridgecrest for lunch, a stop or two along the 395 for some oooooo and ahhhhh and targeting to arrive in Bishop around 5PM.
• The official group dinner will be on Friday night. Saturday will be an on your own with who you would like to eat with etc.
• Saturday will be the tour day. You can expect to stop frequently, get on and off your motorcycle, take your helmet off, take pictures and savor what the region has to offer. I expect the route when final to be around a 200 mile day.
• Saturday night – enjoying dinner as you see fit.
• Sunday, depart bishop round 9AM, lunch on the way home and as much non-freeway tarmac as possible.
I hosted this ride a few years ago and as it was my first overnight hosting, I hope this one to be equally beautiful; hopefully more colors since the wind blew all the leaves off the trees the Friday we arrived. But hey, we are going to a beautiful part of our state with the passion of our rides, and the folks who enjoy the same. I hope you will enjoy this trip as much as I am looking forward to organizing it for you. Stay tuned for more details such as the official ride schedule, destinations and other fun.
Ride thread here: https://scbmwrc.com/forums/topic/fall-colors-oct-18-20/