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This group is for adventure bike riders who are interested in getting out and using their bike for its intended use… Adventures! Northern California offers thousands of miles of back roads & trails through spectacular mountains & dense forests, meandering rivers, over passes, across deserts, and overlooking the beautiful Pacific. We’d like to explore the renowned routes and discover the secret ones. We’d like to see them all.

Important: Riders do not need to be "experts" but riders should be comfortable on street AND dirt, and be prepared. Adventure touring, if done right, may have a few surprises. It's not an adventure until something goes wrong...

This group is for competent, responsible riders. This is NOT a tough-guy contest. Please no racing or show offs. Safety first! The most important part of a ride is making it home.

All riders are responsible for themselves and ride at their own risk. Please wear your safety gear.

Meetup Types
Meet/Adventure Planning: These meetups are an opportunity to meet and discuss ride plans, gear & gadgets in person.

Explorer Ride: These rides are primarily to boldly go where we’ve never gone before. To explore roads, trails (big enough for adv bikes, hopefully), routes, parks, areas that we’re not certain about. They may or may not be open and passable. They may even require a little teamwork. It’s all part of the adventure!

Missions: These rides are a bit more calculated with fewer unknowns. Less about discovering a new route, more about sticking to an itinerary.

Skills & Drills: These meetups/rides are to work on honing our riding skills, judgement, navigation, packing and preparedness.

Multi-Day: These rides include at least two days of riding and one night camping or in a motel.

Upcoming events (5)

Train in Wilderness First Aid and Camp on the Delta

Rush Ranch on Grizzly Island

Wilderness First Aid is the assessment and treatment of injuries and illnesses in remote locations, with limited resources, for an extended period of time (definitive medical care cannot be accessed for an hour or more). The program provides valuable training in an enjoyable, hands-on format. You’ll learn a practical, step-by-step approach to WFA that will help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to manage backcountry emergencies. This course is designed for individuals who are not professional responders, but who require or desire wilderness first aid knowledge and skills. Hiking/biking/climbing leaders, camp counselors or administrators, rangers and other occupations that work in wilderness, and all outdoor enthusiasts will benefit from this course. If you hike, bike, paddle, ski or climb in remote areas - you need this class! Keep in mind that Peak Skills Wilderness First Aid is not like any other WFA class you've taken. You'll get a broader depth of knowledge through the use of hands-on props and visual aids that boost retention of the material - which translates to being better prepared to respond in an actual outdoor emergency. DETAILS COST: $205 Includes 16 hours of instruction, student WFA handbook, handouts, certificate(must complete all 16 hours)and optional on-site camping for Saturday night. Your RSVP does not register you for the class! To register click here: https://www.peakskillsllc.com/class-registration.html or visit peakskillsllc.com. To ensure that the seriously committed backcountry enthusiasts who understand the value of WFA certification get their opportunity to attend, you'll be moved to the waitlist if you RSVP but don't complete your registration within 48 hours. DATES: January 19-20,[masked]am-5pm both days Optional CPR add-on: WFA curriculum demands a full 16 hours, but if there is enough interest a CPR certification can be added on the Friday evening before the class. Cost: $70. When you register, indicate if you need CPR, and with a minimum of 4 interested students we can meet on Friday, January 18th at 6pm on the Ranch. Camping option will be available for Friday night. LOCATION: Rush Ranch Nature Center, 3521 Grizzly Island Rd., Suisun City, CA https://www.google.com/maps/place/Rush+Ranch+Open+Space/@38.2090256,-122.0251787,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x32e565b9d39f011b (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Rush+Ranch+Open+Space/@38.2090256,-122.0251787,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x32e565b9d39f011bINSTRUCTOR:) INSTRUCTOR: Terrie Arnold RN, Peak Skills LLC MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: minimum 5, maximum 10. GETTING THERE: From east of Fairfield, take I-80west to Chadbourne Rd, Exit 44A. From Chadbourne Rd., take CA-12east to a right turn on Grizzly Island Rd. From west of Fairfield, take I-80east to exit 43 for CA-12, from CA-12 turn right on Grizzly Island Rd. ACCOMMODATIONS AND FOOD: All participants should bring a lunch for both days, and if camping, a dinner for Saturday and breakfast for Sunday. You may want to bring snacks for throughout the day, and be sure to have containers for water/fluids. We will have the use of a small kitchen for refrigeration and microwave, and clean, well-lit restrooms are available all night. CLOTHING: We will be moving from inside a classroom to outdoors and back, several times throughout the day; wear layers so you can adjust to temperature variation. Bring rain gear, as we will likely go outside even if it rains. Check the forecast here: https://www.google.com/search?q=weather+suisun+94585&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8 (https://www.google.com/search?q=weather+suisun+94585&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8EMERGENCIES:) EMERGENCIES: Northbay Medical Center, 1200 B Gale Wilson Blvd, Fairfield, CA[masked]

Train in Wilderness First Aid and Camp on the Delta

Rush Ranch on Grizzly Island

Wilderness First Aid is the assessment and treatment of injuries and illnesses in remote locations, with limited resources, for an extended period of time (definitive medical care cannot be accessed for an hour or more). The program provides valuable training in an enjoyable, hands-on format. You’ll learn a practical, step-by-step approach to WFA that will help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to manage backcountry emergencies. This course is designed for individuals who are not professional responders, but who require or desire wilderness first aid knowledge and skills. Hiking/biking/climbing leaders, camp counselors or administrators, rangers and other occupations that work in wilderness, and all outdoor enthusiasts will benefit from this course. If you hike, bike, paddle, ski or climb in remote areas - you need this class! Keep in mind that Peak Skills Wilderness First Aid is not like any other WFA class you've taken. You'll get a broader depth of knowledge through the use of hands-on props and visual aids that boost retention of the material - which translates to being better prepared to respond in an actual outdoor emergency. DETAILS COST: $205 Includes 16 hours of instruction, student WFA handbook, handouts, certificate(must complete all 16 hours)and optional on-site camping for Saturday night. Your RSVP does not register you for the class! To register click here: https://www.peakskillsllc.com/class-registration.html or visit peakskillsllc.com. To ensure that the seriously committed backcountry enthusiasts who understand the value of WFA certification get their opportunity to attend, you'll be moved to the waitlist if you RSVP but don't complete your registration within 48 hours. DATES: February 9-10,[masked]am-5pm both days Optional CPR add-on: WFA curriculum demands a full 16 hours, but if there is enough interest a CPR certification can be added on the Friday evening before the class. Cost: $70. When you register, indicate if you need CPR, and with a minimum of 4 interested students we can meet on Friday, February 8th at 6pm on the Ranch. Camping option will be available for Friday night. LOCATION: Rush Ranch Nature Center, 3521 Grizzly Island Rd., Suisun City, CA https://www.google.com/maps/place/Rush+Ranch+Open+Space/@38.2090256,-122.0251787,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x32e565b9d39f011b (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Rush+Ranch+Open+Space/@38.2090256,-122.0251787,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x32e565b9d39f011bINSTRUCTOR:) INSTRUCTOR: Terrie Arnold RN, Peak Skills LLC MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: minimum 5, maximum 10. GETTING THERE: From east of Fairfield, take I-80west to Chadbourne Rd, Exit 44A. From Chadbourne Rd., take CA-12east to a right turn on Grizzly Island Rd. From west of Fairfield, take I-80east to exit 43 for CA-12, from CA-12 turn right on Grizzly Island Rd. ACCOMMODATIONS AND FOOD: All participants should bring a lunch for both days, and if camping, a dinner for Saturday and breakfast for Sunday. You may want to bring snacks for throughout the day, and be sure to have containers for water/fluids. We will have the use of a small kitchen for refrigeration and microwave, and clean, well-lit restrooms are available all night. CLOTHING: We will be moving from inside a classroom to outdoors and back, several times throughout the day; wear layers so you can adjust to temperature variation. Bring rain gear, as we will likely go outside even if it rains. Check the forecast here: https://www.google.com/search?q=weather+suisun+94585&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8 (https://www.google.com/search?q=weather+suisun+94585&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8EMERGENCIES:) EMERGENCIES: Northbay Medical Center, 1200 B Gale Wilson Blvd, Fairfield, CA[masked]

Bloom Zoom 2019!

Johnny's Java

It's that time again! I haven't sorted out the plan exactly but RSVP if you're interested and save the dates. Generally, the plan will be to head south via some epic back roads and catch the wildflowers in all their glory. Camping along the way. Here are some picture from the last Bloom Zoom... We were a bit late for the Super Bloom but there was still lots of color in the mountains... https://www.meetup.com/NorCalAdventureMoto/photos/27742810/459688668/#[masked] Notes Pending good weather. Meeting spot TBD

48th Annual Virginia City Grand Prix (Adventure Class)

For the first time ever, the VCGP will include an Adventure Class during the Sunday race, competing on a special 8-mile loop that excludes some of the more punishing terrain found on the Cornstock. Come to race yourself or just to enjoy the excitement and cheer on your favorite Adventure bike during this inaugural event. See who will take home the bragging rights: KTM Adventure? BMW GS? Honda Africa Twin? Ducati Multistrada? Triumph Tiger? Suzuki V-Strom? Yamaha Super Tenere? Kawasaki Versys? Or ??? Visit www.vcgp.com for event details and registration information. (Must ride multi-cylinder Adventure bike. Sorry, no single-cylinder dual sports.)

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Knoxville Loop

Bad Ass Coffee

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