2019 Bishop Dual Sport

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  1. acasper805

    acasper805 Its all about the stories

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    HI all,
    this ride is coming in October. We plan to add (4) new adventure routes.
    which includes a small part of the CABDR. One loop to Mammoth, another to Dyer, another to Mazurka canyon and the Alabama hills. The last loop is over the 168 and back over Wyman canyon.

    more info to follow

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  2. Square1

    Square1 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Will there be tent camping or only RVs?
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    knlkern Been here awhile

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  4. FJKai

    FJKai Off Road Lurker

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    @Square1 - The ride/ event is staged out of the Bishop Fairgrounds. The club pretty much takes over the entire fairgrounds during the event. While there is the smaller portion of full hook up RV sites towards the front, there's ton of space out back in the grass area where people camp out for the weekend in RV's, trailers, and their vehicles. There's water and power randomly back there. I have seen tents back there too, however I'm not sure what the actual fairground policy is for them, but like I said, the club takes over the fairgrounds and they and the city welcome the club and it's event (and the riders) with open arms because of all the money we all bring to the city and its businesses.

    From what I've seen, I don't think tents are a problem during the event "out back", but contact the fairgrounds to be clear. Make sure you mention it would be for the dual sport event so they understand why you are asking.

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  5. Carlos Thomas

    Carlos Thomas Fast not Furious

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    This is the ride you want: https://wmrc.edu/files/open-gate-2019.pdf My team and I did this ride from Bishop to White Mountain Peak (2nd highest peak in California) 2 years ago. It was great. We did a 2-Day Bishop Dual Sport Tour. They only allow people to go up there once or twice a year. This year they are only allowing it once.
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  6. acasper805

    acasper805 Its all about the stories

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    To each his own Carlos. That's a nice ride too, however this thread is started for the Bishop Dual Sport ride so no need to hijack it with a different ride/ event, you and your "team" can start your own thread easily.

    If you've not attended the Bishop dual sport ride you are missing out on 100's of miles of awesome trails all around Bishop, not too mention some really awesome and challenging single track trails for more advanced riders. The fairgrounds is the hub of the event and offers camping and a great time to hang out with and be around 100's of dirt bike folks on a nightly basis. It's a good time not only riding wise and for the camaraderie, but the city really welcomes the crowd for this event and the city itself becomes a major dual sport town/ supporter during the event. Every hotel is full of trucks with dirt bikes, restaurants, etc., etc.. It's a great event and very well organized. Tons of items raffled off and lot's of money donated to help preserve riding and riding trails. It's a win win for all.
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  8. acasper805

    acasper805 Its all about the stories

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    check with the fairgrounds they handle all of that
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  9. acasper805

    acasper805 Its all about the stories

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    sounds like great fun....our ride is a different experience for sure, we go up and around the white mountain, down to big pine area and up to mammoth, we use nearly 1000 miles and as little pavement as possible. I hope you will come check it out.

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    I was not promoting another ride. I posted a flyer about the gate that is open, which allows you go to the top. If you are in Bishop, you guys should go to the top of White Mountain Peak (add too your current route). It was just a suggestion. I am not planning any sort of ride or looking to hijack any event.
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    Had a great time last year!
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  13. slidewayes

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    I'm was planning to be exploring the area This weekend (Oct. 12-13)either to the south from lone Pine to Bishop west of 395 or north Crowley to Boide do you have a general layout of your rout I'm trying to avoid trail traffic
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  14. FJKai

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    "I'm trying to avoid trail traffic" :jack


    Stay north of Mammoth, or south of Big Pine. Seriously. We give out 100's of miles of GPS files, literally. Folks will be riding up to Mammoth and folks will be riding south to Big Pine (maybe ever further north and south this year with adventure bike routes being provided) and of course in between; both sides of US 395 will be ridden.

    This is the 13th year this event is being put on, there will be at least 300 riders, if not more unofficial ones mixed in. If you are worried about trail traffic then this might not be a good weekend for you to be up in that area. People even come in from neighboring states and it's a pretty decent draw to the Bishop area. The event is Friday to Sunday, but lots of people come early and start riding on Thursday and lots of folks ride into Sunday.

    On the flip side, there will be tons of experienced and well prepared riders out and about to help should you have any issues on the trails. :thumb
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  15. acasper805

    acasper805 Its all about the stories

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    Don’t worry about trail traffic at all. With 1000 miles of trails and less than 300 riders it’s not unheard of not to see anyone all day as riders have a choice of over 10 routes to start from. The riders can also start at any time. It’s a great format that is designed to avoid just that thing....enjoy the ride!
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    +1 I’ve been up there on that weekend the last couple years and didn’t cross paths with anyone.
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  17. Todd157k

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    All signed up.. probably drag my brother along. May take a more scenic ride w/ wifey one of the days. There was a ton of trails last time we didn't get a chance to ride.
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    Most traffic is going to be on Coyote Flats. Seems every year that's the most popular, crowded and dusty that I ever experience. At least until you get up to the top. The trek up is a user friendly two-track jeep trail that brings you up to some pretty scenery and cooler temps. I've also experienced the the single-track drop down to Big Pine getting jammed up at times too, although much less dusty and crowded than the trek up since it's way more technical. (Coming across a dude on a GS 800 trying to make his way UP from Big Pine was interesting and unexpected...never found out how that ended up for him, impressive either way, and for even attempting it, but it didn't look very fun)

    We seem to either leave too early or too late because every year we do that route we are jockeying up to the top with other groups trying to stay out of the dust and etc.. It's fun though, it's faster riding and has a Hare Scramble feel to it, especially if you are trying to stay ahead of other peeps. :ricky

    Otherwise coming across other riders/ groups is pretty minimal, but sometimes it's fun since it can be someone you know or someone you are camping by, or someone you randomly chatted with. That's the beauty of this event, it's all a good time with good riding and good people all enjoying the sport. :thumb
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  19. Todd157k

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    Got the tracks today. Looks like a lot of fun stuff to ride. I'm hoping the light dusting of snow will keep some of the dust down.
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    Anyone gotten the GPX file yet?
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