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5 Awesome Riding Days on June 25 - 29, 2007

Latest Update On June 10, 2007
Will You Be Attending This Ride?
Magna riders (and their friends) are welcome to join us for an awesome 5 day ride through the Sierras in eastern California. The ride will summit 5 of the Sierra Mountains' most beautiful (and curvy) passes; Carson, Ebbetts, Monitor, Sonora & Tioga. In addition we will tour the scenic roads of Yosemite National Park. We will be riding 4 to 6 hours per day with stops for fuel and scenery. On some days there will be multiple routes available to accomodate as many riding styles as possible. We will plan optional evening activities for those interested. There is no fee for this tour*.

All Generations of Honda Magnas are welcome
and other Cruisers, Sports, Tourers, Trikes, Two-Ups

Always Ride Your Own Ride At Your Own Pace

5 Passes & a Park Ride Sponsors

Cycle-istiC Products
www.cycle-istic.com
Email Cycle-istiC
1-866-342-9253

Gold Rush Honda
www.goldrushmoto.com
Email Gold Rush
209-532-2371
14301 Mono Way
Sonora CA

www.CruiserCustomizing.com
Email Cruiser Customizing
888-302-9789
4671 Las Positas Rd, #C
Livermore, CA 94551

The general experience level of the ride will be for Intermediate riders and will be Cruising with some scenery stops. There will be some routes available for expert riders that are optional. Most routes will be two lane roads that include sweeps and intermediate twisties. You are welcome to join us for any days or portions of the tour that interest you.


This Is The Basic Tour Info
Need Details? Got Questions??
Contact: Magniac the Ridemaster
Contact: PokeyV65 the co-organizer
or Email WCM at: magna@kewpro.com

Basic Rally Information

Proposed Ride Routes The Where
California's Central Sierra Mountains and Gold Country: We will be based out of Sonora CA, with a day or two in South Lake Tahoe area.
With stops in places like; Glacier Point, Yosemite Valley, Columbia State Park (ol' west city), Calaveras Big Trees, Virgina City, big Reno Honda Dealer, etc.

The When
June 25 - 29, 2007
(the 24th and 30th are travel days)
Group ride from SoCal to Sonora on the 24th is cancelled do to lack of interest. Get here on your own gang.

Road Conditions At The Passes & Park
Monitor Pass (89): OPEN
Carson Pass (88): OPEN
Ebbetts Pass (4): OPEN
Sonora Pass (108): OPEN
Tioga Pass (120): OPEN
Yosemite NP: 100% OPEN

Meet-Up Points
Sunday Evening Meet & Greet
7:00pm on June 24th
Mikes Pizza & Ribs
14721 Mono Way
Sonora, CA 95730
532-1097
[map]
Monday Morning Breakfast (Optional)
8:00am on June 25th
Pine Tree Restaurant
19601 Hess Ave
(cross street is Mono Way)
Sonora CA 95370
209-536-6065
[map]

Monday, 25th - Ride Starts From The Aladdin Parking Lot At 9am

The Lodging
Please mention/comment "Magna Riders" when you book rooms by phone or online
Double Occupancy: $34.20 per day average per person
Single Occupancy: $60 per day average
If you want help finding someone to share a room, email magna@kewpro.com
Aladdin Motor Inn
14260 Mono Way
Sonora, CA 95370
(800) 696-3969
www.aladdininn.com
request@aladdininn.com
Rates:
1 King = $76
2 Queens = $84
AAA & other discounts available

Mention Magna Riders when booking
so we can get better rates
Nights:
24 - Sunday
25 - Monday
26 - Tuesday

29th - Friday
is optional
Super 8 Tahoe
3600 Lake Tahoe Blvd
(Highway 50)
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151
(800) 237-8882
www.super8tahoe.com
(Same Hotel as 2004)
Rates:
1 King = $36
2 Queens = $45

Mention Magna Riders when booking
to get the amazing low rates
Nights:
27 - Wednesday
28 - Thursday

Will You Be Attending This Ride?

The Weather
Figure daytime temps from 70 to 85 degrees in June. Evenings can get pretty cool. Light thunder showers are possible all summer long. We recommend something warmer in addition to mesh apparel.
Sonora
Jackson
Mariposa
Lee Vining
Yosemite NP
S. Lake Tahoe
Lake Topaz
Bear Valley
Sierraville
Virginia City NV


The Riders
We're pushing 20 riders confirmed with hotel bookings at this point. In addition, there are that many more that have said probably. And even some maybes. At least some of those probablys will turn into attendees. Currently there are confirmed riders joining us from: Bay Area, Central Valley, NorCal, Canada, LA/OC, San Diego, the Mojave Area, Nevada and more...




The Intinerary
(Intineraries may change slightly based on attendees wishes & wants)
June-247:00pmMeet & Greet / Food (opt)
Mikes Pizza, Ribs & Burgers
14721 Mono Way
Sonora, CA 95730
209-532-1097 [map]
1/2 Mile Up 108 From Aladdin Hotel (east)
June-258:00amGroup Breakfast (optional)
Pine Tree Restaurant
19601 Hess Ave
(cross street is Mono Way)
Sonora CA 95370
209-536-6065 [map]
9:00amRide Starts From Aladdin Parking Lot
1:00pmLunch in Lee Vining
5:45pmDinner in Sonora (opt)
6:45pmBikes and Beer (or Soda)
Virtual Wrench Session, Product reviews & demos (opt)
June-268:00amGroup Breakfast in Sonora (opt)
9:00amLeave Sonora (Yosemite Loop)
1:00pmLunch at Glacier Point (bring or buy there)
6:00pmDinner in Sonora (opt)
7:30pmEscorted Ride To Black Oak (opt)
9:30pmEscorted Ride back to hotel (opt)
June-278:30amBreakfast in Sonora (opt)
9:30amLeave Sonora (Transition to Blue Water)
10:00amColumbia State Park
12:30amBig Trees
2:45pmTopaz Lake
6:00pmDinner in Tahoe (opt)
7:15pmHang Out / Pool Party / Gambling / Poker / Whatever
June-288:00amBreakfast in Tahoe (opt)
9:00amLeave Tahoe (Tahoe Loop Ride)
12:30pmBig Valley Honda (Reno)
1:45pmVirgina City
7:00pmAwards Dinner - Place TBA (opt)
June-297:30amBreakfast in Tahoe (opt)
8:30amLeave Tahoe (Golden Hills)
11:30amLunch at Mels in Jackson
12:15pmBack on ride
1:45pmArrive in Sonora
Those that wanna bale out can do so now
2:30pmBack roads adventure - Cherry Lake (opt)
7:00pmDinner in Sonora
June-30People leave as they please
9:00amLate breakfast for those that wanted to sleep in


The Proposed Rides & Maps
(Routes & Daily Intineraries may change slightly based on attendees wishes & wants)

Sunday Evening Ride Meeting & Get Together
7pm on Sunday, June 24th
   Mikes Pizza & Ribs
   14721 Mono Way
   Sonora, CA 95730
   532-1097 -- [map]
but you can always meet us at Aladdin Inn
Lodging At: Aladdin Inn

Day 1 - June 25 - Southern Passes Loop
Leave Sonora east on the 108, group breakfast in Pinecrest (maybe), over Sonora Pass to 395, south to Lee Vining for lunch, west over Tioga Pass through Yosemite and back to Sonora
Driving distance: 239 miles
Driving time: 5 hours, 15 minutes
Cost: $16
End Of Day Lodging: Aladdin Inn, Sonora
Streets & Trips File (2006)

Day 2 - June 26 - Touring Yosemite
Sonora south on the twisty Little Dragon (Hwy 49) through Mariposa to Oakhurst then up the 41 to Yosemite's south entrance, tour Yosemite including Glacier Point and the Valley, then up to the northern gate and west on the 120 back to Sonora.
Driving distance: 229 miles
Driving time: 5 hours, 15 minutes
Cost: $15
End Of Day Lodging: Aladdin Inn, Sonora
Streets & Trips File (2006)

Day 3 - June 27 - Transition to Blue Water
A "shortcut" from Sonora to Hwy 4 East, a stop at Big Trees and then over the stunning Ebbetts Pass, then south over Monitor Pass on Hwy 89 to Topaz - then either 395 up to Tahoe or 89 to 88 to Tahoe. We'll take a vote.
Driving distance: 219 miles
Driving time: 5 hours
Cost: $15
End Of Day Lodging: Super 8 Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe
Streets & Trips File (2006)

Day 4 - June 28 - Blue Tahoe Loop
Up the West side of the lake, some cool back roads, visits to Viginia City &or Reno Honda Dealer, then back on 431 and down the East side of Tahoe.
Driving distance: 219 miles
Driving time: 5 hours, 15 minutes
Cost: $14
End Of Day Lodging: Super 8 Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe
The Rides's "Final" Group Dinner & Awards Is This Evening
Streets & Trips File (2006)

Day 5 - June 29 - Golden Hills
Leaving Tahoe we'll cross our final summit on the 88 into Gold country, a quick side trip west on the 26 will take us to an early lunch at Mel's. Then south on the 49 and a few side routes back to Sonora. We should be in Sonora early enough so those that want to head home can get their before dark (even LA). Or you can stay in Sonora, breakfast with the gang and then head for home.
Driving distance: 176 miles
Driving time: 4 hours, 15 minutes
Cost: $12
Optional End Of Day Lodging: Aladdin Inn, Sonora
Streets & Trips File (2006)

There will be an optional afternoon ride for those that wish to stay in Sonora that evening.
Will You Be Attending This Ride?

The Ride Communications
Our Ridemaster, Dobie, will be using a standard 40 Channel CB radio for communications during riding. You are welcome to bring your own system and join in on the conversation. (As long as you don't yak to much). We request you use PTT with your CB.

We'll also be using the same handsignals as promoted by the MRA - you can find them here on the right hand side www.magnariders.com/html/events.html


The Rules or "What You Need To Participate In This Ride"
  1. Rider must have a valid driverís license, with valid motorcycle endorsement.
  2. Motorcycle must have a current vaild registration and have a valid motorcycle license plate in place. Proof of registration will be required.
  3. You must be insured. All riders must carry insurance/proof of insurance as required by the laws of the state in which their motorcycle is registered. Riders must present proof of insurance and liability limits.
  4. DOT Approved Helmet use is required for rider & passengers. All appropriate safety gear is required.
  5. Signed acknowledgements of waivers, risk releases and indemnification, as required by the Ridemaster.
  6. Motorcycle must comply with all applicable Federal and State requirements.
  7. No rider or passenger should do anything that makes them uncomfortable or is illegal.

* What Will This Whole Trip Cost?
We do not charge a "tour fee". Your costs are only your expenses.
Food$30 per day ( $10 lunch & $20 Dinner per person - some breakfasts free)
Fuel$20 per day ( See estimates for each leg of the ride above)
LodgingDouble Occupancy: $34.20 per day average per person
Single Occupancy: $60 per day average
Misc$10 fee at Yosemite National Park (good for a week)
IncidentalsGambling, Tours, Shopping, Beer, Mototrcycle Gear, etc.


This Is The Basic Tour Info
Need Details? Got Questions??
Contact:
Magniac the Ridemaster
Contact: PokeyV65 the co-organizer
or Email WCM at: magna@kewpro.com






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