A two-day Desert Tour from
Furnace Creek Ranch in the
This year’s run will be slightly different, not ridden as a single group, but with a destination map and schedule. Departure times from the various locations will be set, after which the poop-out pickup will not be available. Both days will consist of a scenic loop through the natural wonders of this National Park.
Join us Monday, October 6th, at Furnace Creek Ranch. Check in time is We will unload, inspect motorcycles, meet with fellow riders, do some bench racing, tell a few lies and pick up your route sheet and instructions. Eat dinner on your own, after which riders meeting will be held at by Max's room.
Both days will allow ample time to see the points of interest and take pictures. The run will be limited to 100 riders of pre-1968 machines. Entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
morning, have breakfast and then we will meet at by the twenty mule team
wagons in front of the ranch office. We
will ride to Scotty's Castle, where the guided tour can be taken. Food and Gasoline are available at Scotty's
Castle. Then on to Ubehebe Crater,
Harmony Borax Works, and other points of interest along the return route to
Furnace Creek Ranch. The length of this
ride is 115 miles. An alternate return
route may be taken which involves thirty miles of graded dirt road through
At the end of your ride there will be 100 octane refreshments at the Corkscrew Bar and a refreshing swim in the 85-degree pool. Dinner is on your own, have fun!!
morning we will visit
weather in October can be in the high 90's with the nights in the
mid-60's. Average annual rainfall is
1.70", with October at .11".
You'll probably not need rain gear.
We will go from -283' at Badwater to 5,475' at Dante's View. There are some fairly steep grades for a
short distance, both up and down. There
are also a few short sections of graded dirt roads, a bit dusty, but that is
all. Poop-out pickups will cover all
sections of the run with the exception of
There are excellent dining facilities, a bar, and a large heated outdoor swimming pool, so bring your swim wear!
to make your room reservations early before they fill up by calling (760)
786-2345. Special Cabin Rates are
available if you mention “SoCal Chapter Motorcycle Run”. Wet
hookups are also available for motor homes and campers. For RV or camping reservations please contact:
Nan Gering at Furnace Creek Resort Sales Office,
Your Fearless Leader, Max
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