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Sun, Apr 14



Dogtown Adventure

Join us as we explore historic locals off the beaten path through Mariposa and Stanislaus counties.

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Dogtown Adventure
Dogtown Adventure

Time & Location

Apr 14, 2024, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Manteca, 1356 Bass Pro Dr Manteca,CA 95337


About the event

Embark on a truly unique and captivating adventure as we ride through the picturesque and historically rich sites of  Mariposa, and Stanislaus counties. Our journey will take us through a landscape that holds the echoes of the California Gold Rush, weaving through the stories of Dog Town, Coulterville, French Bar, and La Grange.

Dog Town, the site of the first gold rush on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, invites us to explore its rugged charm and witness the remnants of a bygone era. The tales of gold nuggets and the boom-and-bust cycles of Dog Town will transport us back to the excitement and challenges faced by the early miners.

Our journey will unfold the history of this once-booming town, revealing the allure that drew settlers seeking their fortunes during the Gold Rush.

As we venture into Mariposa County, the northern side welcomes us with a rugged Old West charm that promises a genuine and off-the-beaten-path experience. Coulterville, with its rugged main street, historic buildings, and unique local characters, will feel like a step into the set of a blockbuster western, radiating 100% genuine Gold Rush charm that captivates every visitor.

The story continues along the Tuolumne River, where French Settlers established the community of French Bar in 1850. Witness the resilience of this community as they relocated after the destructive floods, renaming the town La Grange. As the county seat of Stanislaus County from 1856 to 1862, La Grange prospered as a mining and agricultural hub. Despite losing the county seat to Knights Ferry in 1860, La Grange endured, becoming a center of hydraulic mining and later gold dredging, leaving behind the legacy of some of the largest dredges ever built.

Join us on this one-of-a-kind adventure that not only explores the breathtaking landscapes of Mariposa, and Stanislaus counties but also delves into the rich history and stories of these Gold Rush towns. Get ready to ride through time and experience the authentic charm and enduring spirit of these remarkable places.

      * Adventure leaves at 9:00am

  • We will meet in the parking lot of Bass Pro Parking lot 1356 Bass Pro Dr Manteca,CA 95337 and depart from there. Lunch and refreshments will be provided at our break, please bring any other refreshments or specific snacks you require.

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

  • 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.


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