San Diego Chapter Rides


 
Unless otherwise noted, rides leave from Kearny SDHD dealership and Meet Time is 9:00AM. Attending the pre-ride brief is mandatory for all rides. If you do not attend the pre-ride brief, you may not participate in the ride. Ride Leaders reserve the right to cancel a ride if pets are brought on a ride.

We do enforce a no drugs/alcohol policy for our HOG Chapter Rides(and Pick-up Rides), in the interest of keeping everyone safe, which is in force until the planned final destination, at which point the HOG ride is over.

Sunday, April 22nd Menu Meet Location Route Map
Northern Wanderings
Meet: 9:00AM

Meet location is the Kearny Mesa dealership. This ride combines 4 things I love: riding, 79N out of Dudley’s, dogs, and awesome food! First, we have some fun on Old Julian Highway out of Ramona, and then the long sweeping turns and a few twisties of the 79 headed North to Lazy Dog in Temecula. Lazy Dog is a dog themed restaurant, which even has a dog menu! We are very welcome, though we may have a short wait when we first arrive for them to setup, as this location is a little smaller. Come ride and have fun!

Ride Leader: Banana
*Closed Event

Wednesday, April 25th Meet Location Route Map
Ever been to Apple Country?
Meet: 9:30AM

We always stop at Dudley's, but have never tried the restaurant that is RIGHT THERE. Apple Country. So guess WHAT? We are going to take the long way to get to Dudley's, and experience the 94 in the opposite direction that we normally travel. Why wait until the weekend join me mid week.

Ride Leader: Randy
*Closed Event

Saturday, April 28th Meet Location Route Map
Let’s Get Twisted!
Meet: 2:30PM

This will be the third supper ride of the year. If you like the twisties you might want to come out for this one! This ride starts with a freeway blast to get to some of my favorite twisty roads. Then we go through Fallbrook to get to De Luz and end up in Temecula for a comfort stop and gas. Next, we head to Rainbow and down Rice Canyon, Couser Canyon, and Lilac Road to Valley Center, then up Hwy 78 to Ramona and the Restaurant.

119 Miles.

Ride Leader: Bear
*Closed Event

Sunday, April 29th Menu Meet Location Route Map
Burritos Baby!
Meet: 9:00AM

Join us for a 3 hour ride through East County! We will head to Ramona via I15, Scripps Poway Parkway, 67, and then a rest stop at Dudleys Bakery in Santa Ysabel. After Dudley's we will pass through Julian and Mt Laguna by the Railroad Museum, onto Hwy 94 and Pia Pico Park on Otay Lakes and finally our destination Miguel's Eastlake. The route is 132 miles and about three hours long, with lots of twistys, but not too technical.

Ride Leader: Tim
*Closed Event

Wednesday, May 2nd Menu Meet Location Route Map
Cheese Steak Wednesday
Meet: 9:30AM

Join me on a mid week ride twisting through East County. We will have a comfort stop in Alpine, and then finish up in El Cajon at Philly Steak Subs!

Ride Leader: Randy
*Closed Event

Friday, May 18th-20th Meet Location Route Map
Yuma Baby I
Meet: 9:00AM

***ADULTS ONLY PLEASE***

Yuma Baby is about getting to better know your fellow HOGs, and if you're lucky, maybe meeting your next best friend, or earning a well deserved nickname (like Banana)! Come on out, and see what it's about, you will not be disappointed! Yuma has some cool sites, short rides to Lake Martinez (some awesome rolling hills) out by the Yuma Proving Grounds, The Territorial Prison, Bobby's Territorial HD, and Lute's Casino where you may be able to watch Irv tear it up on Piano while enjoying one the best Chocolate Milkshakes you've ever had!

67 and 78 out to Dudley's! Down Wynola and Banner Grade, stopping to change gear at the base, then the Great Stagecoach Route, to gas up in Ocotillo, and then freeway blasting to Famous Dave's in El Centro! Then a quick freeway BLAST to make FREE Happy Hour in Yuma from 5-7pm!!!

Plenty of dining options within close walking distance (and awesome pizza to be delivered!), no reason to mount the bikes. Saturday night, we will be grilling poolside again! And if all works out, lip sync/karaoke Saturday night after grilling poolside!!!

YUMA BABY ROOM INFO
Free Buffet Breakfast! We have a block of 20, cut off date is a couple weeks before. The rate whether a King/Jr Suite or Two Queens, is $79/night same as last year. Let them know you are with San Diego HOG, call in to get the rate. There are also occasional web deals, so watch for those.

La Fuente Inn and Suites Address:
1513 E 16th St, Yuma, AZ 85365
Phone:928-329-1814 or 1-800-841-1814

Click here for the website

Please send me your info: phone number, how many, if riding with the group or solo: death76@gmail.com

If you're a Facebook Member, indicate you're going and find info:We also have a FB Event here

YUMA BAAAAAAAAA-BY!!!

***ADULTS ONLY PLEASE***

Ride Leader: Banana
*Closed Event

Saturday, May 26th Menu Meet Location Route Map
Bear’s Annual Spring Ride!
Meet: 2:30PM

For those that cannot ride on Sunday, or during the week, here is another choice. The pre-ride brief will be at 2:45. If you miss it you cannot ride. This route will wind our way through east county and on up to Escondido to Bonsall. From there we will ride down Sleeping Indian Road, smelling and viewing the flora along the way. If we are lucky, the strawberry fields will be producing that beautiful smell of fresh strawberries. Then head to San Marcos where we will have supper around 5:00 at San Marcos Brewery. San Marcos Brewery is a family restaurant that happens to make beer. The ride will end for those who partake in alcohol at the restaurant. For those who do not, after supper I will continue to lead the ride down the coast while we watch the sunset into the ocean as we ride.

121 Miles.

Ride Leader: Bear
*Closed Event

Thursday, June 7 - Sunday, June 10, 2018 Meet Location Route Map
LONG DISTANCE RIDE: Zion and Bryce National Parks!
Meet: 7:00AM

Come out an join your hog Family for a 4 day adventure to both Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon. We will meet at Kearny Thursday at 7:00 AM KSU 7:30 AM.

We will be doing a freeway blast to St. George, UT. Staying at Best Western Abbey Inn 1129 S Bluff St, St. George, UT 84770. (435) 652-1234 use the password cupcake to book your room. Rates are $89.00 + tax per night. The trip there is 442 miles and will include 4 or 5 rest stops. Friday we will be riding through Bryce Canyon and Saturday we will spend the day in Zion National Park. Sunday we will return to San Diego.

Half of the block of rooms that Randy was able to get have already been reserved.
SO GET YOUR ROOM BEFORE THEY ARE ALL GONE!

Ride Leader: Randy (Kupkake)
*Closed Event

Thursday, June 7th - Sunday, June 22nd, 2018 Meet Location Route Map
LONG DISTANCE RIDE: Yellowstone Continued
Meet: TBD

THIS RIDE CONTINUES FROM THE LDR ABOVE: BRYCE/ZION

Want to do an EPIC ride??? Well, look at what we created, a ride that is just that!!! First, we will join in on Randy's Ride to Bryce/Zion. Then on Saturday night, we will Blast north and make our way to Yellowstone for a few days of exploring. Then, we head west to the coast via The Lolo Hwy (134 miles of twisties). We will cross the Columbia River Gorge. Did I mention waterfalls? We will see a bunch! Once at the coast, we will head inland around Mt. Hood to Oakridge to rest and see another waterfall. Then down to Lake Tahoe for 2 days R&R, after which, we head home. Sixteen days in total. Sights we will see: Bryce/Zion, Fishlake National Forest, Flaming Gorge, Jackson Hole, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone (2 days), Firehole Canyon, Columbia River Gorge, Mt Hood, Lake Tahoe, Carson City, just to name a few. Waterfalls, twisties, and more twisties, mountains, lakes, rivers; this ride has it all.

Come join us! All info is on the private FB event page for San Diego HOG. Make your RESERVATIONS NOW.

Ride Leaders: Chuck, and Danny
*Closed Event

Saturday, June 23rd Menu Meet Location Route Map
Saturday Supper Ride to Encinitas!
Meet: 2:00PM

This Saturday Supper ride will head out Hwy 94, up Lyons Valley to Alpine then back down the mountains through Lakeside for a comfort stop at Barona gas station for a comfort stop. From there we go up Wildcat Canyon to Highland Valley Road, and then head to the coast via Del Dios Hwy to Encinitas for supper at Brett’s Bar-B-Q.

111 Miles.

Ride Leader: Bear
*Closed Event

Sunday, July 8th Meet Location Route Map
Curley Que Two
Meet: 7:30AM

EARLY MEET TIME: 7AM

And now something completely different…

If you are prone to vertigo, this is not a ride that you’ll want to be on.

Have you ever taken a left turn that took you on a 2,880 degree left leaning journey without passing the same point twice? On this ride you will. Matter of fact, on this ride we will be going places that are rarely seen on our HOG rides simply due to the complexity of riding downtown. This is the reason for the early start time. Be at the ride meet at 7:30, KSU at 8:00 promptly. Along the way I will take you through both North and South Embarcadero, into the skyline of San Diego for a photo op, through Balboa Park, and then way out East on Lyons Valley, comfort stop at Pio Pico, before heading to Harley Demo Days for a free lunch… and maybe score a Demo ride or two.

Ride Leader: Chuck
*Closed Event

Saturday, July 21st Meet Location Route Map
Saturday Supper Ride to Descanso!
Meet: 2:00PM

This is a ride very similar to the Let’s Get Twisted ride in April just because I love Rice and Courser Canyons. But WAIT! There’s more fun through Mesa Grande and Wynola too. If you love twisties like me, I can promise you this will be a FUN ride.

132 Miles.

Ride Leader: Bear
*Closed Event

Sunday, August 12th Meet Location Route Map
Back Road Byway
Meet: 9:00AM

Come along and catch some zen moments on this epic tour of some of the lesser traveled back country roads in the Julian area. We'll see some of our favorite twisties, we'll see tree covered roads and a lake. We'll also experience slow tight turns through the pine covered foothills. The last time I went through this area, I saw 5 deer, a wild turkey (other than JR), and a possum. Our destination offers a virtual potpourri of Asian cuisine in the form of an all you can eat buffet.

Ride Leader: Chuck
*Closed Event

Friday, August 24th - Sunday, August 26th Meet Location Route Map
LONG DISTANCE RIDE: Big Bear Adventure
Meet: 9:30AM

Join me on an exciting adventure exploring Big Bear Lake. We leave on Friday morning, going the backway to Big Bear Lake, stopping on the way for lunch at Tommy's Kitchen in Idyllwild. On Saturday will ride the twisties and explore Big Bear Lake, Lake Arrowhead and Silverwood Lake then back to the Hotel. Sunday you will have the option to do a Freeway Blast home or if your like me and just can't get enough riding, you can join me on the backway home to San Diego with a stop in Idyllwild for lunch. There are 10 double queen rooms available for a total cost of $205.68 for both days and 5 King rooms available for $186.82 total for both days. The hotel is Travelodge Big Bear Lake, CA. 39471 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315. (909) 878-0125. email: travelodge39471bbl@gmail.com. Emily is the point of contact, and make sure to mention you are with the San Diego Hog Group to get that rate. Don't hesitate on this one, rooms will go quickly. Check the Facebook Event Page for more information and updates.

Ride Leaders: Randy
*Closed Event

Sunday, September 9th Meet Location Part 1 Part 2
Curley Que
Meet: 7:30AM

***EARLY MEET TIME 730am*** And now something completely different…

If you are prone to vertigo, this is not a ride that you’ll want to be on.

Have you ever taken a left turn that took you on a 2,880 degree left leaning journey without passing the same point twice? On this ride you will! Matter of fact, on this ride we will be going places that are rarely seen on our HOG rides, simply due to the complexity of riding downtown. This is the reason for the early start time. Be at the ride meet at 7:30am, KSU at 8:00 promptly. Along the way I will take you through both North and South Embarcadero, into the skyline of San Diego for a photo op, through Balboa Park, and then way out East on Lyons Valley, Hwy 94, comfort stop in Campo and on to Old Hwy 80 to The Golden Acorn Casino for lunch. After, you’ll have the option of (1) Freeway blast home alone, or with a group, or (2) taking scenic back roads home alone or with a group.

4 hours, 100 miles

Ride Leader: Chuck
*Closed Event

Thursday, September 20th to 23rd, 2018 Meet Location Route Map
LONG DISTANCE RIDE: Sequoia National Park
Meet: 8:00AM

***DATE CHANGE FOR THIS RIDE***

Have you ever wondered what is on the other side of those big mountains when we travel up the 395 through Lone Pine on our Death Valley trips? Well come join me to find out. www.visitsequoia.com/National-Park

On this four day Long Distance Ride we will be leaving on September 20th and returning September 23rd, 2018

We will be staying at the Best Western in Porterville (1-559-781-7411) or Click here for the Best Western Website near the park. We have a total of 20 rooms reserved but they need confirmations by December 1. Room rates are: $99.00 for a single and $99.00 for a double. When making reservations use the code SDHOG.

Day 1 - Travel to Porterville 15N to 395N to 14N to 178NW to 155 to 65 into Porterville on this route we will pass Lake Isabella which should be absolutely beautiful that time of year.

Day 2 - We enter the park and visit the west side of the park. Lots of awesome twisty roads and huge trees. We will see the General Grant, a Sequoia, and lots of other really big Redwoods then onto the General Sherman. The General Sherman is a 2,100 year old giant Sequoia that is 275 feet tall, and weighs in at 2.7 million pounds with a trunk diameter of 100 feet. If you have never seen these before, and even if you have, you will no doubt be in awe.

Day 3 - We visit the east side of the park, Kings Canyon. Again, there are a lot of twisty roads. We're talking a lot of twisty roads. I mean so twisty you might be begging for a straight stretch. We will pass over and around the river that flows through the park and have lunch at the lodge. Day three is a good riding day to run some roads you might not have done, or if you have, you will love doing again.

Day 4 - Homeward bound.

The trip is for riders who can do the long distance and twisty roads. I'm not joking about the twisty part.

Ride Leader: Kevin
*Closed Event

Sunday, October 21st Menu Meet Location Route Map Return Map
YAHOO & BBQ
Meet: 9:00AM

Sorry JR for stealing your signature phrase, but there is no better way to describe this ride. Join me on an absolutely enjoyable ride. We will ride through Ramona to a comfort stop at Santa Ysabel. Then on to the 79 to Hemet enjoying Wilson Valley and Sage Roads with lots of scenic twisties thrown in for fun. We will eat at The City of Hemet's Sweet Baby Jane's BBQ which I believe you will find enjoyable. For those of you that just can't seem to get enough wind therapy, like me, I will be leading another scenic ride back via the 74. The scenery on this return ride is simply amazing. If you choose to follow me back to Santa Ysabel via this route, I ask that you refrain from drinking any alcoholic beverages at all. If you do not wish to join us on the return trip you may of course do a freeway blast back home. This is an all day ride, but I promise you will have a blast.

Ride Leader: Randy
*Closed Event

Friday, October 26th-28th Meet Location Route Map
Yuma Baby II: So nice, doin it TWICE!
Meet: 9:00AM

***ADULTS ONLY PLEASE***

Yuma Baby is about getting to better know your fellow HOGs, and if you're lucky, maybe meeting your next best friend, or earning a well deserved nickname (like Banana)! Come on out, and see what it's about, you will not be disappointed! Yuma has some cool sites, short rides to Lake Martinez (some awesome rolling hills) out by the Yuma Proving Grounds, The Territorial Prison, Bobby's Territorial HD, and Lute's Casino where you may be able to watch Irv tear it up on Piano while enjoying one the best Chocolate Milkshakes you've ever had!

67 and 78 out to Dudley's! Down Wynola and Banner Grade, stopping to change gear at the base, then the Great Stagecoach Route, to gas up in Ocotillo, and then freeway blasting to Famous Dave's in El Centro! Then a quick freeway BLAST to make FREE Happy Hour in Yuma from 5-7pm!!!

Plenty of dining options within close walking distance (and awesome pizza to be delivered!), no reason to mount the bikes. Saturday night, we will be grilling poolside again! And if all works out, lip sync/karaoke Saturday night after grilling poolside!!! For those who went last year, we should be hooking up with the L7 Weenies Softball Team to enjoy a racuous Karaoke session, and masybe support their game on Sunday morning before heading home!

YUMA BABY ROOM INFO
Free Buffet Breakfast! We have a block of 20, cut off date is a couple weeks before. The rate whether a King/Jr Suite or Two Queens, is $79/night same as last year. Let them know you are with San Diego HOG, call in to get the rate. There are also occasional web deals, so watch for those.

La Fuente Inn and Suites Address:
1513 E 16th St, Yuma, AZ 85365
Phone:928-329-1814 or 1-800-841-1814

Click here for the website

Please send me your info: phone number, how many, if riding with the group or solo: death76@gmail.com

If you're a Facebook Member, indicate you're going and find info:We also have a FB Event here

YUMA BAAAAAAAAA-BY!!!

***ADULTS ONLY PLEASE***

Ride Leader: Banana
*Closed Event

* Closed Event: Open only to Chapter members and one guest per member.
   Open Event: Open to the public.