Yosemite Adventure Tour - Family Off Road Adventures

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Yosemite Adventure Tour

May 1 - May 2

Spring Adventure Ride

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Event Description:

The Yosemite ​Adventure Tour is an AMA Sanctioned ​ADVENTURE RIDE held at the gateway to Yosemite National Park in Buck Meadows, California.  This event is open to any make or model of street legal motorcycle.

This two day, GPS based, self-guided adventure ride includes scenic & historic destinations both in and around Yosemite National Park and the Stanislaus National Forest.  Using paved and unpaved roads​ you’ll have approximately 100 miles of fun each day!  "​Dirt" routes are perfect for beginners and large adventure bikes.  Experienced riders can be challenged by choosing "hard" splits if available.  We do our best to include as many miles of dirt as possible.  "Paved" routes are 100% paved.

Event is operated under permit from the Stanislaus National Forest and limited to 150 riders so register early!  This event is open to any make or model of street legal motorcycle.

Registration Quick Facts:

  • 150 rider limit so register early!
  • AMA requires all riders to be AMA members.
  • Get your AMA membership here FIRST: ​JOIN AMA NOW.
  • One Day tickets are available.
  • Passengers are half-price.

Directions: [GPS: N37 48.926 W120 03.765] From Highway 99 or Interstate 5 take Highway 120 exit East towards Yosemite.  Stay on Highway 120 for 65 miles till you arrive in the town of Groveland.  Buck Meadows is a small community about 11 miles East of Groveland, towards Yosemite.  (Click Here for MAP).

Amenities: Our host for this event is the small, historic community of Buck Meadows.  Within this community is the Yosemite Ridge Resort (the have RV Hookups) and the Yosemite Westgate Motel.  Nearby are “Lost Claim” or "The Pines" campgrounds operated by the Stanislaus Nation Forest.  Additional accommodations are available nearby or in nearby town of Groveland.

Registration & Staging Location: Meet us at the registration booth to pick up your packet starting Friday at 5pm and resume again at 8:00am Saturday Morning.  The booth & staging location is on the grass next to the general store and fuel pumps in Buck Meadows.

GPS Routing: THIS IS A GPS BASED EVENT - NO ROLL CHART IS PROVIDED.  A download of suggested routes and destination is emailed to you a few days before you arrive.  You also get a reference map showing recommended routes, destinations and bailouts.  If you're buying a GPS then READ THIS:

Fundraising BBQ & Raffle: Join us on Saturday at 7pm!  THOUSANDS of dollars in gear, parts, accessories & apparel for you to win!  Food, Prizes & Fun!  Get your BBQ tickets on-line now (vegetarian options available!).  BBQ proceeds benefit a local non-profit.  Funds generated from the raffle are donated to Blue Ribbon Coalition.

GPS Routing: Bring your GPS!!!  A download of suggested routes and destination will be emailed to you a few days before your adventure.  Suggested routes will consist of paved, gravel and dirt roads.  Each day is usually about 100 miles, visiting different destinations each day.  We do our best to use dirt routes as much as possible.

Scenic Rides: THIS IS NOT A RACE!!!  This is a fun, EZ-to-follow, on/off-road, leisurely, scenic and historic trip through parts of the beautiful Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park.  In most cases easy routes are passable with a high clearance vehicle.  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 street legal with all required lighting, licensing, registration and insurance.
  • You will need to be able to go at least 75 miles on a tank of gas.

Other Information:

  • Destination and routes are only our recommendations. The Yosemite area has SO MUCH to offer that we hesitate to limit your experience.  GPS downloads are an accurate representation of the route and include way points at various locations of historical significance and scenic beauty. A reference map showing suggested destinations, routes and bailouts is handed out during registration.
  • Bring rain gear in case of bad weather. This is a rain or shine event.
  • Bring a camera! This is a beautiful area!
  • Lunch is provided each day.
  • There is an optional dinner on Saturday night. After dinner we will hand out awards, raffle off prizes & recognize sponsors.



17:00 - Sign-up booth open

18:30 - Free GPS class


08:00 - Sign-up booth open

08:15 - Vendor booths open

08:30 - Riders meeting

08:45 - First bikes out

09:00 - Last bikes out

11:30 - Lunch is available

14:00 - Lunch closes

19:00 - Optional Fundraiser BBQ, Raffle, Prizes & Awards


08:00 - Sign-up booth open

08:15 - Vendor booths open

08:30 - Riders meeting

08:45 - First bikes out

09:00 - Last bikes out

11:30 - Lunch is available

14:00 - Lunch closes


May 1
May 2
Event Category:


Family Off-Road Adventures


Buck Meadows – CA
7589 State Hwy 120
Buck Meadows, CA 95321 United States

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