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Karl's Mystery Ride #7: Road Edition

The first all pavement Karl's Mystery Ride. This ride is open to ALL Motorcycles. 

Meetup: 9 am

Kickstands Up: 10am

There will NOT be dirt on this ride.
Optional is a GPS unit to find your way home from the ending location. 
Plan to be self sufficient. 


Length of the Ride:  plan to be gone all day

  • This ride will be split into Three Parts. 
  • Bring Lunch, Snacks and Minimum 1 liter of Water (2 liters recommended) 
  • Please come to the starting point with a FULL gas tank
  • We always recommend you plan to be gone all day if you intend to ride the whole route. We ask that if you plan to take off to wait till a designated stop so we can make sure the group stays together.
  • PART 1

    • 92 Miles 
    • 30 Min Gas Stop: Everyone continuing on the ride must fill up here.
    • Roughly 2 hours, with a roughly 1 1/2 hrs back to Portland from this Point. 

Everyone who intends to continue onto Part 2 must have a gas range of 180+ miles. 

  • PART 2

    • 97 Miles
    • 45 Min Break for Lunch, Access to Restrooms and Water
    • No Gas, No Restaurant 
    • Roughly 2 1/2 hours, with roughly 3 hrs back to Portland from this Point
    • Please Note: For those who choose to do Part 2, it will be a total of 10-12 hours if you have intentions of returning to Portland from the end point.
  • PART 3

    • Roughly 50 Miles
    • There is Gas, Food, Restrooms
    • End of the Ride with roughly 3-4 1/2 hours back to Portland.

We've rated the ride 2.5 Beards out of 5

Since we won't be going off road, we chose this rating based on road conditions and general stamina required between stops. There are some sections of road with some large pot holes, and a little bit of debris on the road to be aware of. There is 2 hours ride time between stops.


  • Everyone must sign a release of liability waiver before the ride, and have a valid drivers license. 
  • In the case of a large group we will be splitting into 2 groups. 
  • We will have a follow truck in case of emergency. 
    • The follow truck is not there to carry your gear. 
  • We encourage you to plan to be self sufficient. 
    • This means bringing snacks, your lunch, water, gps or a phone to make your way home afterwards. Tools specific to your bike, pain killers/ first aid kits etc. 
  • The end location is always in a town, we won't leave you on top of a mountain. 
  • Plan for the Weather. 
    • We all know the weather in the PNW can be unpredictable, so please bring sunscreen, layers, waterproofs and an extra pair of gloves. 
    • Please also be aware of how the weather will affect road conditions. Road snakes (or road tar), can become swollen and very slippery in hot weather, and very slick in wet weather. While riding on pavement in areas with debris and pot holes give the person in front of you double or even triple the space you normally would. Just in case something happens, you have the space and time to brake and stop safely without colliding with a downed bike. 
    • We ride rain or shine. 
  • Your bike must be street legal and be able to keep up on highways to participate.
    • This is an all slab ride. There will not be dirt on this ride. 
      • Reminder that those wanting to participate on Part 2 of the ride MUST HAVE A RANGE OF 180 MILES. 
    • Our rides are geared with Medium-Heavy weight adventure bikes in mind. 

 


Destination is Revealed at Sign In Day of Ride!

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