Soda Dry Lake

Soda Dry Lake on the Carrizo Plains

The San Andreas 300 starts 30 miles east of San Luis Obispo in Central California on Private Property.

  • Near the staging area of the old Cal Poly Penguins Hi-Mountain Enduro.
  • The San Andreas 300 is a 2 or 3 Day Club Dual Sport and Adventure motorcycle ride starts the first weekend of May.
  • Spend Friday night at a Private Ranch in Pozo.
  • Ride to and then overnight at a private Ranch on Saturday in Ballinger Canyon.
  • And back to Pozo where you started on Sunday.
  • Any competent rider can Join.
  • The Club does not require that you attend any meetings, workdays or seminars, nor does the club play Politics.
  • The purpose of the club is to put on outstanding Dual Sport and Adventure rides for Like-minded enthusiasts in the Rocky Mtns and the West.

You will navigate the routes with Phone compatible Ride with GPS tracks.

  • GPX tracks are available.
  • With Voice Nav for turn cues if you wish.
  • There are no trail markings on the various loops.
  • This Dual Sport and the Adventure ride uses public dirt roads, trails, and highways to reach Ballinger Canyon.
  • The site of the old Leapin’ Lizard Enduro, north of Ventura.

Show up on Friday for this Limited Entry Club Dual Sport and Adventure ride.

  • The ride offers loops for all skill levels of Riders.
  • From challenging ‘A’ loops, to slightly milder ‘B+’ loops.
  • ‘B’ loops that alleviate most of the challenge, and Adventure loops that are a bit longer on dirt roads and pavement.
  • Friday night there will be a free keg of beer for ‘Pozo Martinis’. (Green olives and lite beer)
  • We’ll have a benchracing session and a raging bonfire until 10pm.
Night Ride
  • If you’d like, at sundown, go for a 16-mile night ride up to the top of Black Mountain and its FAA towers.
  • On a twisty paved public road with scenery for miles at the top.

In Pozo, there is plenty of room to park in the grass on the property, or under a huge Oak trees if you wish.

  • Your Truck or RV can be left securely parked behind a gate on the property for the weekend.
  • The club will portage your gear and fuel on Saturday to the overnight destination in Ballinger Canyon.
  • 6 meals are included with your membership, as well as an Open Bar Sat. night with a bartender at the private ranch.
  • Where the only thing ever raised was beers by the campfire.

Private Campsites are available in Ballinger.

  • Each campsite has a Pergola, Picnic Table, Running water, a Fire ring and room for 4 tents. And a nearby clean outhouse.
  • Sleeping pads in the one room Lodge on Saturday night are available at the private ranch in Ballinger Canyon for an additional fee.
  • You can also Bootleg camp on the Mesa near the Lodge for no additional fees.

Saturday morning in Pozo after the included breakfast burritos, OJ & coffee, and a trip to the new Porta-Potties, suit up and head to Ballinger Canyon.

  • With new buddies or old, on a outstanding loop in an area were few people venture.
  • You’ll ride over the Santa Lucia Mountains to the Carrizo Plains, and around Soda Dry Lake.
  • On the ‘A” & B+ loops you’ll ride along a 30 mile ridgetop 2 track jeep road along the Temblor range that separates the California Valley from the San Joaquin Valley.
  • Down to Ballinger Canyon.
  • Above the San Andreas Fault.

  • The ‘B’ and ADV loop will skip the ridgetop 2 track and ride down a valley along the San Andreas Fault.
  • It’s just a little over 105 miles on the Challenging loop to the Private Ranch in Ballinger.
  • where we will have Lunch on Saturday afternoon.
  • Then to live up to the 300-mile moniker, you’ll have your choice of loops from 20 to 35 miles in Ballinger Canyon after lunch.

There will be several Loops to choose from for all levels of Skill in Ballinger Canyon on Saturday Afternoon.

  • The ADV Loop is longer on Saturday, and the ADV Riders will skip any loops in Ballinger Canyon.

Saturday night we’ll have a BBQ’d dinner with all the fixin’s + dessert

  • An Open Bar will be open with a bartender from 4 until 9 PM.
  • We will have a raging group bonfire, and possibly a Q n A and a swag drawing, with any VIPs that may happen to show up.
  • If you’ve reserved a private campsite with running water, a picnic table and a nearby outhouse, you’ll also have a fire ring and firewood will be available to purchase for you own version of a raging campfire.

The riding on Sunday can be even more challenging than Saturday, if you wish.

  • After breakfast, which will make our drivers faster, you’ll have your choice of morning loops.
  • While we won’t name trails here, you will have your choice of loops.
  • After the morning loop, come back to the Ranch.
  • Fuel up, grab a sack lunch for the trail, and high-tail it back to Pozo.
  • On a Challenging ‘A’ Loop, a semi challenging ‘B+’ loop, an easy B loop
  • Or dirt roads over a few summits and pavement on the Adventure loop.

After you get back to Pozo, the club will have Dinner and a few Adult beverages available and included.

  • Pack up and head home Sunday night, or stay the night, hang out and enjoy another Bonfire.
  • On Monday there is a 110 to a 130 mile adventure loop to 3 iconic Central Coast Beaches.
  • Morro Bay, Avila Beach for Lunch and ride on Pismo Beach before heading back to Pozo on Monday afternoon.
  • You could also ride an out and back Dual Sport loop to Pismo Beach on Monday
  • If that sounds like fun and your idea of a good time, join the club and come ride, somewhere where few people venture.

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