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Black Springs Ride

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Easy to Intermediate

Your motorcycle adventure through Amador, Calaveras, Stanislaus counties, and  the surrounding areas  this is an incredible journey with a mix of history, culture, and outdoor exploration. Here's a summary of the key highlights:


1. **Jackson:**

   - Founded soon after the gold discovery at Coloma, Jackson has a vibrant history shaped by gold, girls, gambling, and government for over 160 years.

   - The area was initially inhabited by generations of Miwok Native Americans, with a creek and adjacent spring providing essential accommodations.

   - The gold rush attracted native Californios of Spanish-Mexican descent, as well as soldiers and sailors who deserted to seek their fortunes along the Mokelumne River.

   - Today's downtown offers a charming mix of historic Civil War-era storefronts and 20th-century architecture.

   - Visitors can explore antiques, art galleries, a steampunk bookstore, fine jewelry, fun eateries, and enjoy wines from Amador County.


2. **Murphys:**

   - A small gold-rush era town with historic architecture, boutiques, restaurants, and wineries/tasting rooms.

   - Murphys is described as quaint compared to Wine Country, with tasting rooms lining Main Street.

   - Murphys Grade Road hosts several wineries like Chatom Winery, Coppermine, and Ayrial Vieux, known for limited production and artisan wines.


3. **Black Springs OHV Area:**

   - Located on the Calaveras Ranger District, this area offers an extensive network of over 100 miles of connecting roads and trails.

   - Suitable for riders of all levels, the OHV area promises enjoyable riding and picturesque views of meadows.


This is a well-rounded adventure, blending cultural exploration and outdoor riding. If you have any specific questions or if there's anything else you'd like to know or discuss for your upcoming motorcycle trip, feel free to share!


   * Advneture leaves at 9:00am   Rides Approximately 175-200 miles

   * Arrive in the morning with a full tank of GAS, fuel stop approximately 120 miles 

  • We will meet in the parking lot of 555 CA HWY 49 in Jackson and depart from there. Please bring lunch and any other refreshments or specific snacks you require.

  • All riders must possess a valid drivers license with motorcycle endorsement, valid registration and current proof of insurance. All participants must wear all required safety gear including helmet.

  • OPTIONAL HOTEL Prior to Event: (Hotel not included) Riders are responsible for booking their hotel reservations.Holiday Inn Express 101 Clinton Rd, Jackson, CA 95642 

  • (209) 257-1500 Additional hotels are available in Jackson CA.

  • Truck/trailering your bike? Parking is available at the meeting location.

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