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RIDES

The area around Reno/Sparks is a wonderland of lofty mountain ranges, arid desert basins, lush alpine meadows and sparkling lakes connected by thousands of miles of dirt roads and trails. Exploring it on a dual sport can be one of life’s most enjoyable and exciting experiences.

The Dust Devils have many scheduled and impromptu outings each year. Scheduled rides are led by a member who scouts the route, chooses a meeting location and publishes a ride description. These usually last for most of the day and are open to all club members.

Impromptu rides occur spontaneously when someone puts it out there... “Who wants to go riding?” The group decides when and where to meet and mutually agrees on a route.

 

DDMC RIDE CALENDAR AND OTHER ORGANIZED RIDES OF OTHER CLUBS

DDMC RIDE CALENDAR

Upcoming Rides and Events



Past Rides and Events

Boomtown to SierravilleSaturday, November 17, 2018at Verdi
Dave G will be leading an easy ride from Boomtown to Sierraville for lunch.   Big bike friendly.  Meet up at the Boomtown Chevron.  Clutches out at 10:30.
Donner TunnelsSaturday, November 10, 2018at Donner

Roger Liles will be leading a ride through the tunnels and onto some rough trails beyond.  Meet up across from the Donner Ski Ranch.  Clutches out at 12 noon.  Small bike ride.  

You can bring a big bike if you just want to do the tunnels which are fairly easy.  The trails beyond are a bit sketchy though.

Boreal Observed TrialsSaturday, September 1, 2018at Boreal Ski Comples
On September 1st & 2nd, Nationally recognized Trials riders will descend on the Boreal Ski slopes.  Several Dust Devils will be making a street ride to Boreal, to take in the action on both days of competition.  Recommend wearing light clothing, hiking shoes and water.  Would be nice to have an organized ride to the event.  Spectator costs are $25 for both days or $15 per day.  Competition runs from 8:30 am to 5 pm each day.
 

Boreal Observed Trials Link

I will be riding out both days on my street bike with other DDMC members.  We could meet at Gold Ranch Casino (Verdi) for breakfast.

 

8:00 am meet and eat and then ride to Boreal.

 

Fuji Park Flat Track RacesSaturday, August 25, 2018at Carson City NV
Several Dust Devils will be heading down to Carson City on the afternoon of August 25th to take in the Flat Track racing a Fuji Park.  We will be having dinner at Bodines or Fandango Casino, near the race track, at about 5 pm.  Hope to have a good turnout of Club members.  

2018 Fuji Park Flat Track Races.jpg
Allegheny CA Dual Sport RideSunday, August 19, 2018at BoomTown Chevron

Chis Hanna and Reno Deano are setting up a day long (~200 miles) ride from Reno to Washington (via old Donner Pass Rd, Alpha-Omega trail), Nevada City, Malakoff Diggins, Tylor-Foote Rd., Allegheny, Plumbago Mine Rd, Middle Fork Yuba River, Moore's Flat, Graniteville,  Bowman Lake, Jackson Reservoir, Little Truckee Summit, Old RR Trestle trail, Moore's Flat, Sardine Valley, Hoke Valley, Verdi, BoomTown.  Many old mines in the Alleghany/Taylor Foote area.

Ride is doable by bikes bigger than 800 cc, and Club Member lead go-arounds will be available. Half Pavement & sketchy dirt two track.

When:  August 19th (Sunday)
Staging at BoomTown Chevron
Clutches out 8:30 am (come early for Coffee at the Chevron and gas up)
Last Gas at Nevada City
Should have a 120 mile gas range minimum !!
Alternate pavement ride outs are Downieville, Yuba Pass, Sierraville or Truckee.

Contact:  Reno Deano 775-232-2665

BIG MOAB CLUB RIDEMonday, May 28, 2018at Moab, Utah

I, Chris Hanna, Wayne Gilmore, Paul Purchard, David Guilford, and others, will be heading for Moab Utah in Early June for two weeks of riding. I and Wayne will be dry camping near Court House Rock area, which is a few mile West of Arches View RV Park (Utah 191), which is 15 miles West of Moab. Both are between Arches National Park and Canyon Lands National Park, both of which are easily within riding distance.

Members are welcome to join us at our site and share our accommodations and cooking equipment.  We will have oCne spare dual sport bike with us for use by Adventure bikers that may show up.  Many of the scenic trails and sites are accessible by large adventure bikes.

See DDMC Forum "Club Rides", 2018 Big Ride - Moab Utah, for more details throughout the post.

2017 Thanksgiving Camping & Dirt RideThursday, November 23, 2017at Upper Lake, CA

I plan on heading out to Upper Lake and Deer Valley on the 20th or 21st to ensure of getting a good trailer spot at Deer Valley.  This is a pristine in the woods camping area (toilets and picnic tables and fire pits) and close to all the trails, and an easy route over to Fouts Springs riding area (plated bikes) and the trails in that area.  I will be staying through November 26th and departing Deer Valley for home on the 27th. 

See ride description at DDMC Forum:  https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/dustdevilsmc/2017-thanksgiving-dual-sport-ride-at-deer-valley-u-t342.html

Lost Lakes Rally - Northbay MCSaturday, October 7, 2017at Clear Lake CA

http://www.northbaymc.org/

2 day rally.  Club carries your luggage.  Not adventure bike friendly.  This is usually a small rally but it's a good club and they do a nice job.

http://dustdevilsmc.prophpbb.com/topic301.html

 

Wild Horse Jarbidge Adventure RideWednesday, September 6, 2017at Nevada

http://dustdevilsmc.prophpbb.com/topic303.html

 

Wild Horse/Jarbidge Adventure ride September 6-12.  See link for more details.

Virgin Valley Crater LakeSaturday, September 2, 2017at Nevada and Oregon
Chris Hanna will be leading a Scenic street bike ride to Crater Lake via pavement.  Going via Winnemucca, Virgin Valley (1st night) then to Crater Lake and Jackson Kimball State Park in OR (2nd night) then home.  More details: http://dustdevilsmc.prophpbb.com/topic305.html