When: Sun, July 15th to Wed, July 26th, 2007
Where to: Monterey and Laguna Seca via inland Cascades on the way down and the coastal highway on the way back up.
Meeting Point for group 1: Westridge Hotel parking lot, 9913 Highway 3,
Osoyoos at 8AM
Meeting Point for group 2: Chevron Gas Station Blaine WA., just after the Pacific Truck Crossing Boarder - make a left. Ride departs at 8AM
Why: A wonderful yet leisurely 12 day road trip to Moto GP in beautiful Monterey, California to take in the Superbike and GP races.
Pace: Your own. Our ride will break up in to smaller groups depending on personal preference for pace. There's room for newer riders as well as seasoned vets but everyone who joins should be prepared for and comfortable with several hours of touring per day for almost two weeks. A support truck will be available for luggage and to assist with break downs for a nominal fee if you require (price TBA).
Support Truck Itinerary:
Day 1: Osoyoos to The Dalles, OR or Blaine, WA to The Dalles, OR. Approx 550km
Day 2: The Dalles, OR to Bend, OR. Approx 130 miles
Day 3: Bend, OR to Klamath Falls, OR. Approx 137 miles
Day 4: Klamath Falls, OR to Chico, CA. Approx 210 miles
Day 5: Chico, CA to San Francisco, CA. Approx 115 miles
Day 6: San Francisco, CA to Monterey, CA. Approx 118 miles
Day 7 & 8: In and around Monterey and Laguna Seca for MotoGP.
Day 9: Monterey, CA to Eureka, CA. Approx 380 miles
Day 10: Eureka, CA to North Bend / Coos Bay, OR. Approx 220 miles
Day 11: North Bend, OR to Astoria, OR. Approx 230 miles
Day 12: Astoria, OR to Vancouver, BC. Approx 320 miles
These maps and mileage estimations are for the support truck only. Every rider is encouraged to create his or her own route to the destination motel of each evening. We've created some short days for maximum exploration of each area we ride through. This gives you the freedom to choose to ride all day through the twisties or have a short day shadowing the support truck.
It will be up to every rider to book your accommodations and MotoGP ticket independently.
Special note: We've chosen the Osoyoos rally point for Group 1 as many of us are leaving directly from Pete's SBSW party. Group 2 leaving from Blaine is an alternate rally point for riders leaving from the Lower Mainland. As well, feel free to join or disparage the ride route at any point if your personal Moto GP ride plans don't 100% match our route and times.
EDIT 01/03: The support truck hotel for Laguna Seca is the Residence Inn Salinas (http://marriott.com/ Book through the Marriott web site by punching in Salinas in to the search fields for hotel location). If you'd like to stay with the support truck, DO NOT WAIT to book your room. Rates have been rising steadily as we get closer to the date and availability is very limited. Most of the city has already sold out for accommodations.
Edit 02/03: Here is a list of all accommodations for the support truck. Everyone is welcome to stay at the same accommodations as the support truck, however space may be limited.
Sun, July 15th - The Dalles, OR: Best Western River City Inn, http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwest...ode=38036#null
Mon, July 16th - Bend, OR: Red Lion Inn Bend North, http://redlion.rdln.com/HotelLocator...e=&groupBlock=
Tues, July 17th - Klamath Falls, OR: Red Lion Inn Klamath Falls: http://redlion.rdln.com/HotelLocator...e=&groupBlock=
Wed, July 18th - Chico, CA: Courtyard by Marriot, 2481 Carmichael Dr, Chico, CA. Use Expedia to book.
Thur, July 19th - San Francisco, CA: Courtyard by Marriot San Francisco on 2nd St. Use Expedia to book.
Fri, July 20th to Sun, July 22nd - Salinas, CA: Residence Inn, Salinas. Use the Marriott web site to book.
Mon, July 23rd - Eureka, CA: Best Western Humboldt . Use Expedia to book.
Tues, July 24th - Coos Bay, OR: Red Lion Hotel Coos Bay. Use Expedia to book.
Wed, July 25th - Astoria, OR: Holiday Inn Express. http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/hi/...equestid=12590 to book.
You can purchase your MotoGP tickets online at: http://www.laguna-seca.com/Tickets/i...ets&EventID=17
--->> If you plan to join the Ride of the Gods, please post up and mention if you'll be joining Group 1 or Group 2.