Los Angeles, United States.
Categories: Tours - Outdoor & Nature - Day Trips
$ 280 USD
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Expert Motorcyclists take you on an adventure ride through the California mountains
Ride through Crystal Lake, Azuza Canyon Rd (39 Hwy), Glendora Mountain Range, Mount Baldy Ridge
Enjoy the great outdoors as you cruise along the California mountain ranges
Discover Los Angeles from the perspective of a biker, enjoying all the views along the way
Location: Los Angeles
Operates: Monday - Sunday
Departs: 10:00 AM
Duration: 4 - 6 hours
Tour Code: 14372
Our Expert Motorcycle Guides will lead you on a whirlwind but a tranquil tour of the most spectacular mountains in all of Southern California!
If we were to use two words to describe this tour, it would mostly be "Country" and "Western"; two perfect words that best describe this epic ride.
We start our grand journey riding through Azusa Canyon (aka Azusa 39), which starts off at the 210 Freeway and winds through a wide and high canyon road in very good condition. Azusa Canyon goes nearly all the way to Crystal Lake Village and campground. Sweepers after sweepers, it is a nice and safe enough playground for weekend warriors of all kinds. Past the East Fork and several off-road trail roads, SUV and OHV camps, the road starts gently climbing until it reaches Crystal Lake Campground. Crystal Lake is a great to snap a few photos, but even more, the view is astounding! A small trading post up at the lakes provides most of what we need including some very decent hot plates and cold drinks.
On the way down, the East Fork rides along a river bed where locals come and camp, fish, bath or just hang out. During 2014, this whole area was made into a National Park. Past Camp Williams and the popular camping area we make a sharp right turn to start twisting through the Glendora Mountain Road. This is a twisty road that connects the side of the mountain to the Pride of the Foothills, Glendora (founded 1911).
When we get to a crossroad nicknamed the Saddle, we find ourselves on Mount Baldy Ridge, a wide-open ridge overseeing the Los Angeles Basin on one side, the next mountain range of the San Gabriel Mountains on the other side. This road is spectacular, sunny and shady, providing scenic views all along. Mt Baldy village is a very secluded community who keeps fighting the big telcos ( ATT, Verizon, and the likes) to prevent them from installing cellular antennas. So no smartphones!
Once there we usually ride back to the Saddle and down on Glendora Mountain Range to Glendora; maybe a bit tired but very much satisfied.
This ride is a rite of passage and favorite route of Angelino Bikers who never miss a weekend to take advantage of the great outdoors surrounding Los Angeles. Come join us to discover the great outdoors of California, take part in an unbelievable motorcycle ride, and be a bit adventurous as we ride and wind our way amongst the California mountains!
Important Tour Notes:
-This tour does NOT include a motorcycle.
-Does not include gas and food - It is safe to say that a couple of full tanks will be used on those 1-day rides.
-Suggested start time is 10:00 AM, however, this can be altered based on your preference.
-Return time is not fixed as it may vary based on the pace, traffic, the number of stops including lunchtime and whatever may come in the way of the group including having a good time at a particular spot.
-The tour is available all year round except Christmas time. (24th, 25th, 26th, 31st of December and the 1st of January).
-No cancellations are excepted after booking. No refunds will be issued.
--The tour may be canceled by the operator in case of a major natural event (earthquake or major storm) that would prevent from putting together any safe itinerary within the 5 counties. If the operator decides to cancel a ride, a refund of 90% of the fee will be processed within 30 days unless the ride can be re-scheduled at a better date.
--Unforeseeable circumstances that prevent someone from fulfilling a contract.
Motorcycle Rental Minimum Requirements:
-21 years of age or older.
-Valid motorcycle license (must be presented at time of pick-up).
-3 years riding experience on the same size motorcycle (negotiable).
-$2,000 USD damage deposit on a major credit card.
Per Adult: $ 280 USD
What To Bring
Own motorcycle/motorcycle rental
Expert Motorcycle Tour Guide
Meeting point: Arranged after booking