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Chief Joseph Rally 2014

Ride Date: 
Jun 12, 2014
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300-more miles
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After a 3 year hiatus, we’re going to have a semi-organized club ride to the Chief Joseph Rally in John Day, Oregon. We’ll try to go through Lassen Park, although that road is frequently still closed by snow in mid-June, but with the winter we’re having this year, who knows? Plan on leaving (clutch out, gas tank full, bladder empty) at 8:00 AM from Susie's on Thursday, June 12.
Thursday night we will bed down in Lakeview, Oregon at the Best Western - about $110 for 2 beds. (541-947-2194) or Executive Inn… about $70 for 2… (541-947-2201). There's a pretty good Mexican restaurant next door where we have a group feed Thursday night. Friday morning we're far less organized and head out whenever to John Day. Your Friday dinner is included in the registration fee so you want to arrive before 5:00 PM (It's only about 3 to 4 hours from Lakeview to John Day).
After the rally you're pretty much on your own for the ride home. I tend to leave at O'dark thirty and ride straight through. It's about 600 miles if you take US-395 to Reno then I-80 to Sacramento. John Day is in the center of some great riding and the rally site features good grass camping, actual HOT showers, and entertainment that is something besides LOUD. Did I mention that your registration fee includes dinner on both Friday and Saturday nights?  Hope to see a lot of you there. Questions? Call Gary Stofer 916-966-7910, or here’s a link to the rally website: