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Summer Equinox - Monkey Butt 500

 Saturday, Jun, 16

 06:00am - 09:00pm

 Closed, Ride Rating 3C

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Harley-Davidson of Folsom
115 Woodmere Rd CA, 95630
(916) 608-9922

two moneys with sore back side advocating use of Anti-Monkey Butt Powder
June 21, 2018 is the Summer Equinox. If you're an experienced rider who every now and then enjoys the challenge of a long day in the saddle, come celebrate with me on a sunrise to sunset ride I'm calling the Monkey Butt 500.
Please arrive at the Dealership no later than 0600 ready to ride with a full tank of gas. We'll have breakfast in Yuba City, then refuel in Chico. Our route then takes us up Hwy 32 to Lake Almanor, and on to Graeagle for lunch. Taking Hwy 89 to Hwy 267 we'll ride through Truckee, then take the Mt. Rose Hwy toward Virginia City. No rest for the wicked -- we'll keep on scootin' to Carson City, Minden, and eventually Tragedy Springs. From there we'll continue to roll downhill toward Hwy 49 and home.
The complete route is just shy of 500 miles -- however, door to door most folks will do 500+. There will be several opportunities to cut the route short for those not wanting to ride quite as far. 
I generally plan a stop every 60-90 minutes.  To make sure there's still a little light left on the last leg home, breaks may be a bit shorter than the usual 20 min and 90 for lunch. Grab a snack, check in with each other, use the head, and back on the road.  :-)
In addition to fueling your bike, fueling your mind and body with water and snacks are important on long rides like this. It will be important to dress in layers to accommodate cool temps in the morning and at elevation, and then be able to handle afternoon heat. If you have an evaporative cooling jacket, bring it with you. And...of course...bring along some sunscreen.
FHD Monkey Butt 500
Name Location Miles to Next Stop
Harley-Davidson of Folsom 115 Woodmere Rd, Folsom 50 mi
2 Bits Café 1272 Colusa Ave, Yuba City 47 mi
* Chevron - Chico 360 East Ave, Chico 76 mi
Day Use Area - Lake Almanor 2212 Almanor Dr W, Canyondam 35 mi
* Chevron - Quincy 151 Crescent St, Quincy 24 mi
Bread & Butter 21 Bonta St, Blairsden 43 mi
Donner Party Picnic Area CA-89, Truckee 41 mi
* Chevron - Reno 19990 Thomas Creek Rd, Reno 46 mi
Starbucks - Minden 1734 US Highway 395 N, Minden 42 mi
Tragedy Springs Tragedy Springs Rd, Pioneer 46 mi
Ice Cream Emporium 51 Main St, Sutter Creek  
Map showing route of ride
A gorgeous long day's ride to celebrate the Summer Equinox
Bob Kehr, Road Captain

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