Mojave Family Adventure - Family Off Road Adventures

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Mojave Family Adventure

February 17, 2019


Event Description:

The Mojave Family Adventure is an AMA Sanctioned OFF ROAD event held in the scenic and historic Mojave Desert near Ridgecrest, California.  This event is open to any make, model or type of Motorcycle, Quad or UTV.

This event is FREE to children of ALL AGES.  There is NO CHARGE for children!

Q.  "What if I want to bring my 5 year old and they ride as a passenger in the UTV with mom?"


Q.  "What if I'm 70 and my kid is 50 years old and we both ride dirt bikes?

A.  CHILDREN ARE FREE! (We don't care how old your kids are)

Q.  "What if I have 10 kids aged 2 years to 20 years old and we all ride together as a family on a combination of dirt bikes, quads & UTV's?"


This is a family-friendly, one day, GPS based, self-guided adventure taking you from the Spangler Hills OHV riding area to the living ghost town of Randsburg, CA.  Using existing trails you’ll travel approximately 40 miles and have plenty of opportunity to explore and sight-see on this day-long family adventure!  This is an easy route suitable for motorcycles, quads and UTV's!  The beginner-friendly route also provides opportunities for more experienced riders to explore and learn more about the area.

Event is operated under permit from the Bureau of Land Management and limited to 150 riders so register early!

Quick Facts:

  • 150 rider limit so register early!

Location: GPS: ​35°34'21.5"N 117°32'41.8"W

Address: 72317 Trona Road, Trona, California

Directions:  From Highway 395 take Searls Station Cutoff North to Trona Road.  Turn North on Trona Road.  Continue on Trona Road till you arrive at the Wagon Wheel OHV Staging Area and proceed to the designated meeting point.  (Click Here for MAP).

Amenities: Dry camping is available at the Wagon Wheel staging area.  Hotels and other lodging available nearby in Ridgecrest, CA.  The closest stores and restaurants are about 15 minutes away in Ridgecrest.

Registration & Staging Location: Follow the signs to the registration booth to pick up your packet.  Registration starts at 9am Sunday morning.

Lunch: Lunch will be on your own in Randsburg, California.  We recommend the Randsburg General Store!

GPS Routing: Bring your GPS!!!  A download of suggested routes and destination will be emailed to you a few days before the event.

Scenic Rides: THIS IS NOT A RACE!!!  This is a fun, EZ-to-follow, off-road, leisurely, scenic and historic trip through the beautiful Mojave Desert.  In most cases routes are passable with a high clearance vehicle.  There is also a paved route to Randsburg.  In case routes or destinations are closed alternate destinations and routes will be selected.

Motorcycle Requirements: All motorcycles must meet the following requirements.  Failure to meet ALL requirements will result in your money being refunded and you being asked to leave the event.

  • Quiet muffler with a spark arrester is mandatory and only helps our sport.  Nothing above 94db!
  • Must be registered and legal to operate in a designated OHV area.
  • You will need to be able to go at least 30 miles on a tank of gas.
  • Mini-bikes that can travel at sustained speeds of at least 30MPH may be suitable for this event.

Other Information:

  • Destination and routes are only our recommendations. The area has SO MUCH to offer that we hesitate to limit your experience.  GPS downloads are an accurate representation of the route and include waypoints and various locations of historical significance and scenic beauty. A reference map showing suggested destinations and routes is included.
  • This is a rain or shine event.
  • Bring a camera! This is a beautiful area!
  • Meals are not provided.



09:00 - Registration booth open

09:30 - Riders meeting

09:45 - First bikes out

10:00 - Last bikes out

11:00 - 13:00 - Lunch in Randsburg

13:00 - Leave Randsburg

All Day - Have fun!


February 17, 2019
Event Category:


Family Off-Road Adventures


Wagon Wheel Staging Area – Spangler Hills OHV Riding Area
72317 South Trona Road
Trona, CA United States
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Leave a Comment:

Mitch Youngblood says August 26, 2018

I cannot get the gps article to open on my computer. Thanks for your help. Mitch

    Lawrence Borgens says August 28, 2018

    Mitch, you probably just need to install something that will allow you to open a .pdf document. Adobe Reader is a free option. Let me know if that helps.

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