The Every Once in a While Death Valley Rally
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The Every Once in a While Death Valley Rally

1/18/2019 to 1/21/2019
When: Friday-Monday
Where: Panamint Springs Resort
40440 Highway 190
Panamint Springs, California  93522
United States
Presenter: Bakersfield BMW Motorcycle Club and Adventure Center Powersports
Contact: David L Hostetter
661-979-3464

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The Every Once in a While Death Valley Rally

 

Martin Luther King Weekend Come with us to Panamint Springs for a great Motorcycle event! We’ll spend three days riding one of the most diverse of our Country’s National Parks--Death Valley. We will have a raging fire at night with some great meals and a variety of rides with or without a guide. This is open to any two wheeled motorcycle. Come meet new friends and reconnect with the old ones. Call Dave Hostetter (661-979-3464) or Brent Needham (661-374-8706) with any questions.

FAQ for the EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE DEATH VALLEY RALLY. HOW MUCH WILL IT COST? It will be less than $50. We will pool all the costs and divide them among everyone. Last time we did this it was less than $20. We won't prorate or do any complicated math. This is not a profit deal.

WHAT IS THE EXPECTED WEATHER? We expect highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s. Of course it's Winter in the desert so it can vary significantly. In the Valley we expect highs in the 70s. It's best to be prepared for the cold.

WHAT ABOUT MEALS? We are still working on that. We expect to provide a couple of breakfasts, a couple of dinners and lots of snacks and water. There is an excellent restaurant about 100 yards from our camp area with a well stocked bar that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also a general store (small) and a gas station (not cheap) across the street. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN? Death Valley doesn't have gates or fences. It's the largest National Park in America. If the government shuts down you won't have to pay an entrance fee, tours will not be available and the museum will probably be closed. Most everything else is run by private concessionaires. Emergency services may be delayed so be careful.

WHAT IS THERE TO DO? OMG, this place is huge and littered with the remnants of broken dreams. Brento is taking a ride up GOLER WASH, past the Manson Ranch, over Mengel Pass to the Striped Butte Valley exiting through Warm Springs. This is how you enter Death Valley through the back door. You will feel like you accomplished something when you finish this ride. This is an advanced ride. I'll take a ride through TITUS CANYON and Leadville and then back to Aguereberry Point and out through Wildrose Road. May hit the Kilns depending on snow. This route goes from below sea level to over 6,400 feet at Aguereberry Point. I think this is the best view of Death Valley. This is an intermediate ride with most of it easy but a couple of tougher parts. PAVED TOUR OF DEATH VALLEY. Some items are closed because of weather, construction or government shutdown. Mosaic canyon, Scotty's Castle and Mesquite Flat closed. Everything else is open right now. Main ride through Stove Pipe Wells to Furnace Creek. Next stop is Badwater, the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere. From there to Zabrinski point for breath taking views of the valley. Other things to see and do: Paved Options: Ubehebe Crater, Rhyolite Ghost Town, Beatty, 21 Mule Team Mine, Artist's Pallette Canyon, Amorgosa. Unpaid Options: Hunter Mountain, Darwin Falls, Saline Valley, Tea Kettle Junction, The Race Track, Skidoo Mine (All Off Road) and a whole bunch of other stuff.

ARE WE CAMPING? Yes we have camping reserved at the group site and two additional adjacent sites. There are showers and bathrooms on site. There are motel rooms, cabins, RV sites and cabin tents available through the Panamint Springs Resort (panamintsprings.com). Cost of camping is included. For rooms and cabins you are on your own. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

 

 


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