🏍 IMRG - Moto Talbot in Carmel Valley (full day ride)

This is a past event

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This ride to Carmel Valley will be like sliding down a rainbow because at the end of it there's a pot of motorcycle gold called Moto Talbott. This little museum is a hidden gem of motorcycle history. Founded by Robb Talbott, co-founder of Talbott Winery, an avid motorcycle enthusiast who spent decades curating this very unique collection. Robb didn’t just collect bikes, he collected stories. Every motorcycle here has a story to tell tell which makes this museum like none other. Trust us, it's really amazing and you don't want to miss it. We'll stop for at Town Burgers in Greenfield, CA .

Please bring money for lunch and admission to the museum (tickets are $12).

Difficulty: ★★★☆☆


9 am – Kick stands up [leaving from Spirit Motorcycles]
10:15 - 2nd KSU to pick up riders at Chevron [5887 Monterey Rd, Gilroy]
11 am – Moto Talbott – Tour [motorcycle museum]
Noon – KSU


242 Miles

SB 280 to 87 SB
87 SB to 85 SB
85 SB to 101 SB
101 Sb to Monterey Rd Gilroy
Gas Stop 5887 Monterey Rd, Gilroy
US-101 S to W Laurel Dr in Salinas. Take exit 330 from US-101 S
RT on W. Laurel Dr
Turn LF onto Reservation Rd
Cont. onto River RD
Turn Right to merge on CA-68 W. Toward Monterey
Turn Left onto Laureles Grade.
Turn Left onto W. Carmel Valley RD
Stop at Moto Talbott for 1 hour
Leave Moto Talbott, takeCarmel Valley Rd to turns into Arroyo Seco Rd
RT on Elm Ave Left on S. El Camino Real
12:30pm - Lunch – Town Burgers (16 El Camino Real Greenfield, CA)
1:30pm - Gas stop at Chevron in Greenfield
1:45 pm - KSU for return route home
El-Camino Real (LF) on Elm Ave
(RT) on Metz-King RD to King City.
(LF) on Bitterwater RD
(LF) on NB- 25 to Hollister, Ca
Chevron Holllister, Ca 631 San Felipe Rd.
Leave Chevron make a (RT) onto San Felipe RD
(LF) onto Wright Rd (RT on 25
25 to 101 NB back to San Jose.

Safety Notes:

The group moves only as fast as the slowest rider.
We will do our best not to drop any member of the group.
When on major highways, the group may ride in the slow lane to ensure the group stays together.
There is safety in numbers.
The routes try to take us on roads less traveled. Some of these roads might be a little rough (in need of repairs).
The routes may take us through multiple climates, riders should be prepared for changing weather conditions (temperature changes, wind, etc.).
Rain will cancel the ride.