LAB2V 2017 Thanksgiving weekend Friday November 24 Saturday November 25 OFFICIAL THREAD. Palmdale Supercycles - Barstow Ramada Inn - Orleans Hotel Las Vegas WE ARE LIVE!!! REGISTER NOW!!! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-barstow-vegas-2017-registration-35802668746?ref=ebtnebregn AMA D37 THREAD HERE ONLINE REGISTRATION please do not quote this first post. let's keep this thread uncluttered. also there will be updates and changes on this post over the next few months. YOU DO NEED AMA MEMBERSHIP FOR THIS RIDE! AS A MOTORCYCLIST, YOU SHOULD SUPPORT ALL THE EFFORTS THE AMA DOES FOR MOTORCYCLIST RIGHTS AND KEEPING OUR LAND OPEN AND OUR RIGHTS TO RIDE. americanmotorcyclist.com/membership/join $49 membership PLEASE READ ALL RULES. PLATED STREET LEGAL BIKE. SPARK ARRESTOR AND QUIET EXHAUST A MUST ( 96db ). FUEL RANGE IS 90-100 MILES. HAVE A ROLLCHART HOLDER. EVEN IF YOU HAVE GPS, YOU NEED A ROLLCHART the LAB2V is the days after Thanksgiving, on Friday November 24 and Saturday November 25 ENTRY IS $210 BOTH DAYS or $105 for Day 1 ONLY or $150 for Day 2 ONLY SIGN UP TO THE DISTRICT 37 DUAL SPORT MESSAGE BOARD FORUM http://www.district37ama.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?5-Dual-Sport SECURE MOTORCYCLE PARKING IN BOTH BARSTOW AND LAS VEGAS Barstow is secure at the Ramada Inn with the Boy Scouts of Barstow! you can park there even if you're not staying at the Ramada. there will be local Boy Scouts (and their parents) that will watch all night long for a small donation of 10 bucks. Las Vegas has a underground parking area where you will park. hotel security 24/7. Your Gear will be transported from Palmdale-> Barstow and Barstow-> Las Vegas for FREE with trailer. just pick up your bag after each days ride. small to medium sized bags preferably moto gear bags or duffel bags. PLEASE GO OVER TO D37 SITE AND READ ALL THE RULES, AND POINTERS ON WHAT TO BRING ie; clothing/gear/tools/food/tires/etc etc. http://www.district37ama.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?5-Dual-Sport PALMDALE Embassy Suites code: AMA discount rate $89 http://embassysuites3.hilton.com/en...-suites-by-hilton-palmdale-PMDCCES/index.html 1-661-266-3756 BARSTOW RAMADA INN ONLY SINGLE KING BEDS AVAILABLE as of June 30, 2017 http://www.ramada.com/hotels/california/barstow/ramada-barstow/rooms-rates 760-256-5673 Quality Inn. TONS OF ROOMS AVAILABLE code: AMA https://www.choicehotels.com/california/barstow/quality-inn-hotels/ca183 760-256-6891 CALIFORNIA INN https://www.innbarstow.com 760-256-0661 MOTEL 6 https://www.motel6.com/#/home 760-256-1752 or check Yelp for other options, but the Ramada and Holiday are the main hotels we use. http://www.yelp.com/search?cflt=hotels&find_loc=Barstow,+CA LAS VEGAS Orleans code: A7AMC11 discount rate $84 plus $15 resort fee plus tax Sunday rate $40 plus $15 resort fee plus tax cutoff date - Oct. http://www.orleanscasino.com/whats-...leans&ef_id=VP5FqwAAAbshsVy8:20150702070656:s 702-365-7111 or 800-ORLEANS Do I have to be an AMA Member? YES AMA membership is required. Beta National Dual Sport Bike Series bike drawings - Founded in 1924, the AMA has an unparalleled history of pursuing, protecting and promoting the interests of the world's largest and most dedicated group of motorcycle enthusiasts. JOIN HERE Will my bike need to pass an inspection? YES - Street licenced, legal motorcycles only! - U.S. Forest Service approved spark arrestor. - Be able to pass an exhaust sound decibal test. 96dB Max. - You must have a roll chart holder installed. - Roll chart holders will be available for purchase at the event. How many miles is it? - It will be about 225-250 miles on Friday and 225-250 on Saturday - Depending on your chosen route. - choose from: Easy as well as Hard Way off shoots. What kind of GPS do I need? Garmin. Montana is the best! 62 or 78 are also great! older models that are great if you can find one on ebay are .... 60 or 76, 276, 376, 476. hiking GPS don't work very well for Dual Sport riding. - You won't "need" a GPS at all! - But if you want to use one, the tracks will be available for most any Garmin units. - Be sure to bring your connection cable too! Do I really need a roll chart holder if I have GPS? YES - Roll Chart navigation is the tried and true navigation method - plus.. the batteries will never run out! What will the weather be like? It has been COLD, HOT, WINDY, RAINY, SUNNY & SNOWY! - Prepare for these conditions and you should be fine. - NOTE ~ twilight 6:06AM, Sunrise 6:34AM - Sunset 4:37PM, twilight 5:05PM What if I don't have a riding partner? Please look on District 37 message board to find a riding partner before the ride - Because riding alone is not advised, we encourage you to find a partner or group on our board. - No one rides alone! The District 37 folks make sure of that! Are there group rates available on hotels? Yes group rates are available for the LA-Barstow-Vegas ride - Palmdale: Embassy Suites code: AMA discount rate $89 1-661-266-3756 mention code: AMA - Barstow: Ramada (Ride HQ), 760-256-5673, mention code: AMA or Quality Inn, 760-256-6891, mention code: AMA (the Quality Inn is directly across the street from the Ramada) - Las Vegas: The Orleans, 800-675-3267, mention code: A7AMC11 Orleans cut off date to book with the group rates is October DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE. IT WILL SELL OUT. got questions? Please visit the D37 Message Board for LOTS more info - HERE - The message board can be helpful to find transportation at various points needed before and after the ride. PLEASE DO NOT QUOTE THIS POST. LET'S NOT CLUTTER THE THREAD. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, POST UP. -->just an FYI to everyone... here's a reminder from LAB2V sweep. 1: Sweep is there to help all riders. But sweep is not your personal pit crew. There are a lot of others riders who my need help. 2: Carry tools for your bike sweep might not have proper tools for your make of bike. 3: If hurt stay on course sweep will be there to help you. Don’t try to find help we will find you. Carry some type of medical info card. Most sweep riders are Medical First Responders. Sweep riders have radios and cell phones and can get the sweep truck, paramedics or in the worst case life flight to your location. 4: If sweep ask you to ride the pavement to your finial destination don’t argue with them do as your asked this is for your safety. It gets real dark and cold real fast. 5: Learn how to change your tubes before the ride. If you don’t want to carry 2 tubes just carry a 21” front it can be used in the rear tire to get you back. Adventure bike will be different. 6: Don’t ride over you abilities. A hard way may sound like fun but if you have never done one you might not have the skills to complete it. 7: Ride in groups of 3 if possibly. If one rider goes down one rider stays and the other rider heads to the next check point and tells the check worker or LAB2V staff location, rider number and problem. If there is only 2 in your group stay there. Tell someone riding by to let the check point or LAB2V staff that there is a downed rider giving the location. rider number and problem. 8: Don’t waste a lot of time sight seeing taking breaks or lunch (about a 1/2 hour works for lunch) we would like to get everyone in before dark and keeping all the riders safe. 9: WATER, WATER and WATER. Drink as much water as you can starting Monday to the day of the ride. If your not peeing clear you are not getting enough water. ----also, LAB2V is an open route. not on a closed course. there is 2 way traffic on all routes that you will be riding so ride with caution. this is Thanksgiving weekend and there are a lot of OHVers out in the desert this weekend and 4X4 folks, so keep your eyes peeled. there is also unmarked paved road crossings as well as unmarked dirt road crossing so please check before you cross. and this is the desert so there will be washouts that could maybe possibly break a BMW swingarm. this is your friendly reminder to ride safe. and have a fucking blast because this is the best dual sport ride in the world!