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Bakersfield Sonic Drive-In Lunch Ride
January 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Road Captain: John ‘Big John’ Hendrick / Richard ‘Dragonslayer’ Oberly
- Departure Briefing: 8:30 am
- Departure Time: 8:45 am
- Departure Point: Carl’s Jr. (old K-Mart parking lot) in Arroyo Grande
CE – THIS IS A CLOSED RIDE TO THE PUBLIC. MEMBERS MAY BRING ONE GUEST WITH THEM.
PLEASE ARRIVE 20 – 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE PRE-RIDE BRIEFING! (This will allow you time to visit other riders, use the restroom, fuel up, get a cup of coffee, etc.)
PLEASE BRING YOUR SM HOG MEMBERSHIP CARD FOR CURRENT STATUS!
Santa Margarita Park on the return trip will be our destination / termination point for this ride.
Ride Rating: Moderate
After our pre-ride briefing and for those of you that want to participate, we will be adding a dice roll to this ride. So, before we leave, we will be doing our 1st dice roll for those of you that want to participate and there is a $5 entry fee. Leaving the Carl’s Jr. parking lot, we will be making a right on Branch Street towards the traffic light. There we will get on the on ramp to Highway 101 and head north to Atascadero. We will be taking the Highway 41 exit on the right. We will make a left off the ramp and a right at the traffic light. We will turn into the Starbucks parking lot that will be on the right for our 2nd dice roll. This will be a short stop. After we finish up with the dice roll, we will turn right out of the parking lot and continue heading east on Highway 41 until we make a right onto Highway 46 (36 miles) as we head towards Bakersfield. We will make a right onto Highway 33 south at Blackwell’s Corner and stop at the Texaco and fuel up and take a break (3rd dice roll). Getting back on Highway 33 we will travel south for 15.7 miles and turn left onto 7th Standard Road. We will travel east for 34 miles crossing over Highway 99 and we will make a right to Bakersfield Harley-Davidson (4th dice roll). After a little shopping we will turn right out of the parking lot and turn right at the first traffic light just past Denny’s and get on Highway 99 south. We will take Exit 27 to Golden State Avenue and stay in the left lanes onto Highway 204 / 99B / Golden State Avenue and travel south. Just past F Street we will exit onto Golden State Avenue South Frontage and at traffic circle take 2nd exit to Chester Ave. We will travel several blocks and turn left onto 23rd Street and make an immediate right turn into the Sonic Drive-In. They have outdoor covered seating, and we will have lunch here. (5th dice roll). We will announce the winners of the dice roll here for the high and low winners.
After lunch we will turn right out of the parking lot and travel two blocks and make a right on L Street. Heading south we will turn right on Truxtun Avenue and travel west to the freeway entrance ramp and Westside Parkway. After 9-miles this will turn into the Stockdale Highway. We will continue west a short distance and make a right on Highway 43 and travel north to Highway 58 where we will turn right. As we near Highway 5 we will turn right on Tracy Avenue and top off the tanks at either the Shell or Chevron Station. After fueling and getting rid of some lunch liquids we will continue west on Highway 58 traveling through McKittrick and continue on Highway 58 to Santa Margarita Park and say our goodbyes and use the facilities. From here we will get on Highway 101 south and head back to the Santa Maria area.
Richard & John