Sierra Loop Ride
May 21 @ 8:15 am - May 23 @ 5:00 pm
- Road Captain: Mark Esola
- Departure Briefing: 8:15 am
- Departure Time: 8:30am
- Departure Point: Pappy’s Restaurant on E. Betteravia Road
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!
Day 1 termination point will be The Wildwood Inn in Twain Harte
Day 2 termination point will be at The Dow Villa Motel in Lone Pine
Day 3 termination point will be at the Shell Station in Maricopa
Day 1, Friday, May 21: We will depart from Pappy’s at 0830 after our 8:15 pre-ride briefing. We will head north on Highway 101 to Highway 46 West Chevron/McDonalds (58.6 miles) to pick up north county riders. After topping off and a short break we will have another FULL pre-ride briefing for new riders joining us. We will then continue north on Highway 101 to Highway 46 East (4 miles). We will head East on 46 to Highway 41 (25.2 miles). We will head North on 41 to Kettleman City (25 miles), where we will stop at the 76 Station on the left side of the highway to stretch and gas if needed. We will then continue North on 41 to Highway 99 (54 miles). We will travel North on Highway 99 to Madera exit 155 (24 miles). We will turn left on Cleveland and pull into the Chevron Station on the right. After fueling, we will be having lunch at Perkos which is adjacent to the Chevron.
After lunch, we will access Highway 99 North to Exit 186C, East 16th Street (31 miles). We will turn right on CA 120, G Street (45 miles). We will turn right at CA 108 East (19 miles). At Soulsbyville Road exit Highway 108 we will turn left and fuel at the Chevron Station on the right. We will get back on Highway 108 and continue east (2 miles). We will exit at Twain Harte and follow to Meadow Lane (2 miles). We will make at left at Meadow Lane and the Wildwood Inn will be on the right. The Day 1 ride will terminate here. There are several eating options within walking distance. Day 1 mileage is 290 miles. ETA to Twain Harte is 2:30
Wildwood Inn: 22960 Meadow Dr, Twain Harte. (209) 586-2900
Room rate $99 per night + taxes (1 king or 2 queen). 36-hour cancellation policy
Day 2, Saturday, May 22: After breakfast will have a Pre-Ride Briefing at 9:15 am and kick stands up at 9:30 am. We will head North on 108 to Highway 395 (71 miles). This will have a lot of twisties and a lot of elevation changes. We will ride single file where appropriate. This portion is expected to take up to 2 hours. We will find a nice viewing point to take a break and take in some scenery. Once at Sonora Junction, we will head South on Highway 395 to Lee Vining (42 miles) stopping at the Chevron Station along the Highway for fuel. We will then take Highway 395 a few blocks to 4th street and have lunch at Nicley’s Restaurant at 24 Fourth Street. After lunch we will continue South on Highway 395 to 158, June Lake Loop (5 miles). We will ride the Loop to Highway 395 (15.8 miles). We will then continue south on Highway 395 to Lone Pine (111 miles). We will be staying at the Dow Villa Motel, 310 S Main Street. Eating options are within walking distance. Fueling is expected upon arrival. Day 2 mileage is 260.7 miles. ETA to Lone Pine is 3:30.
Dow Villa Motel: 310 S Main St, Lone Pine (760) 876-5521
Room rate $115 king, $125 2 queens + taxes. 24-hour cancellation policy
Day 3, Sunday May 23: After breakfast, we will have a Pre-Ride Briefing at 9:15, kick stands up at 9:30. We will head South on Highway 395 to Highway 178 (71.7 miles). We will head west on Highway 178 to Sierra Way (32.3 miles). We will turn right on Sierra Way and continue to Kernville Road (13.2 miles). We will make at left on Kernville Road and stop at Cheryl’s Diner for lunch. After lunch we will fill up before we get out of town and head South on Kernville Road which turns into Burlando Road / Wofford Road then Highway 155 to Highway 178 (10.7 miles). We will then head west on Highway 178 to Comanche Road (31.7 miles). We will turn left on Comanche Road and go through Arvin (15 miles). We will turn right on Sycamore, and then left onto South Edison (2 miles). We will travel south on South Edison to David / Copus Road (7 miles). We will turn right on David / Copus Road and follow to Basic School Road (24.7 miles). We will continue south on Basic School Road to Highway 166 (2.5 miles). We will make a right on Highway 166 to Maricopa Shell (4.9 miles). This will be the termination point for the ride, and we can say our goodbyes after fueling. Santa Maria is 80 miles west. Day 2 mileage is 197.6 miles. ETA to Santa Maria is 4:30
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