Here is the video from the 6 day overnighter to Utah in April. Enjoy! It is also the last “picture” in the Utah overnighter gallery.
Many of the pics from the Utah trip have been posted to the Smugmug Gallery. There are still some to process, so keep checking back as new ones get added.
The video from the 3 day Death Valley ride is available. It is in the Smugmug gallery with the rest of the Death Valley pics or you can watch it below.
The Utah 6 Day Overnighter Ride Maps are now available, along with the Garmin GDB files and lunch options for days 5 and 6.
Load up on a bit of cash too before you head out. There are several national parks on the ride and exact change is helpful. In fact, if you give them a $20, you might not get change back at some locations, so to make sure you are cost efficient and fast at the gate, having a bunch of ones will be helpful. Note that most of these fees are per person, not per bike, so if you are riding 2 up, double these fees. And I speak from personal experience that the “two bikes should count as one vehicle since there are still only 4 wheels” argument holds no sway with the gate agent. Sorry husband/wife teams!
- Bryce Canyon NP – $12 per person
- Capitol Reef NP – $5 per vehicle beyond Fruita Campground
- Arches NP – $5 per person
- Zion NP – $12 per person
- Monument Valley – $5 per person. Special Note: Park Passes (see below) do not work here, fee only required if you do the scenic route, which may not be worth it since only a small section is paved. You can decide at the Visitor Center Stop.
National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Annual Pass – Cost $80.
This pass is available to the general public and provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee for a year, beginning from the date of sale. The pass admits the pass holder/s and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas. (children under 16 are admitted free) The pass can be obtained in person at the park, by calling 1-888-ASK USGS, Ext. 1, or via the Internet at http://store.usgs.gov/pass
Note about sharing passes – According to the park ranger, in order to admit a second bike on a single pass, the pass must be signed by the second rider and both ID’s must be shown. This might also mean they can ask you to show your ID to use your pass for a single bike. So it might make sense to just pay the money for time savings unless you will use the pass again.
National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Senior Pass – Cost $10.
This is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. The pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults, not to exceed 4 adults, at per person fee areas (children under 16 are admitted free). The pass can only be obtained in person at the park. The Senior Pass provides a 50 percent discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services. In some cases where Expanded Amenity Fees are charged, only the pass holder will be given the 50 percent price reduction. The pass is non-transferable and generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.
The Death Valley 3 Day Overnighter pics have been uploaded to Smugmug. It looks like everyone had a fantastic ride!
Due to logistical issues, the dates for the Solvang ride have been moved a week, so if you are planning on making that trip, please make sure your schedule is set right. You can see the latest on the Event Calendar page.
The October 18-21 4 day overnigher pics have been posted. There is also a quick video of one of the more interesting looking roads below.
The 2013 Overnighter schedule for OCHOG is ready to go. It is on the Event Calendar page. Check the dates and go ahead and start asking for time off from work!