Riding and camping Northern California and beyond, since 1965!
This is the one: the BMW Motorcycle Club of Northern California's Range of Light Gypsy Tour.
All we can tell you about this year's route is that we are meeting at the Glenn County Fairgrounds, 221 E. Yolo Street, Orland CA 95963, Friday night (registration starts at 3PM), September 4th. Only then, will our next night's surprise destination be revealed—with a Saturday Rally Route sheet that includes a MAIN STREET ROUTE (with a built-in WIN $$ Poker Run) and an optional GS LOOP. GPX files will be available for those using GPS. BMW NorCal welcomes all women riders with our second annual Ladies Happy Hour on Friday night. It's a special year as we celebrate 25 Years Riding the Range, from its first run in 1991 (chaired by Doug Hubbard), starting at Big Bear Campground (closed) near Oakhurst, to our run in 2015, chaired by Joyce Sampson and Bob Empasis.
We can ride anywhere from 200 to 350 miles in a day, along California's most scenic and obscure back roads: from winding USFS roads in the Sierra Nevada foothills to the spectacular Klamath River Canyon; from the Central Valley to the Trinity National Forest or Forks of Salmon or out to the Lost Coast; maybe up over Sonora Pass and back via 8,730-ft. Ebbetts Pass; possibly along the Kern River through Sequoia National Park. Arriving at our campsite Saturday and Sunday nights, we'll enjoy dinner catered by local chefs and hot showers (if available). Saturday night, we pick up the Sunday Rally route sheet, with an entirely new route that very possibly could take us back across California.
Bring your Zumos and Navigators. Make sure your tires have plenty of sticky tread. Load your tents and camp chairs* and get ready for two great days of riding with three nights of camping. Welcome to the 2015 Range of Light Gypsy Tour!
Online registration is open
Pre-registration closes on the 22nd of August, 2015. On-site registration opens at 3pm on-site at the fairgrounds, Friday, September 4, 2015.
*We cannot take chairs or panniers in the SAG wagon. SAG wagon capacity is limited to soft luggage, duffels and tents.
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