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Sierra Sidewinder weekend rolling rally Oct. 15-17

santacruzrider

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The Sierra Sidewinder (previously known as High Sierra Sampler) is set for Friday, Oct. 15 through Sunday, Oct. 17 and this year will be using a rolling rally format with each night having us at a new location on either side of the Sierra Nevada. This year's trip will have us cresting 3 incredible Sierra passes (with a combined elevation of 26,674 feet) and taking in some epic roads through mountains, forests and volcanic calderas.


Discounted rooms are being held at our two overnight stops -- be sure to tell them you're with COG -- , so book them now (unreserved rooms will be released back to the motels in mid-Sept.) Details are on the events page, where you can also RSVP for the event.

Highlight of the planned route include:​
  • Warm up ride on The Little Dragon from Mariposa into Jamestown.​
  • Highway 108 over Sonora Pass (2nd highest in the Sierra Nevada, then down through Devil's Gate Pass.​
  • June Lake Loop​
  • Long Valley Caldera past Lake Crowley and Mono Lake​
  • Dinner and microbrews at Mountain View Barbeque in Walker​
  • Monitor Pass (8,314 feet) and Ebbett's Pass, with a breakfast stop at the Out West Cafe in Markleeville in between.
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Questions - Check the events page!
 

faser422769

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Oh I am definitely down. Should know for certain later today and glad to make my reservations/ accommodations also. Most looking forward to getting acquainted with you all.😊

edit: thankyou santacruzrider😎
registered, will make accommodations later today for a single queen, traveling lite.
 
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santacruzrider

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Already registered!
I'm glad to see Tioga Pass was taken off the itinerary. Beautiful but 45 mph and traffic is for cagers with family.
Can't wait.
Totally agree. Beautiful pass that everyone should probably do once, but it can turn into a slow roll with traffic. Plus, I think right now you need a reservation just to drive into Yosemite NP. Add in the entrance fee -- I'd much rather ride Sonora Pass twice!

See you out there.
 

Wandrng

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Cause Dan made an awesome logo and is an awesome dude - there is a t-shirt available for this event.



COG Sierra Sidewinder Shirt

You order it direct and it is shipped wherever you want. There will be no shirts available at the event. The shirt comes directly to you.
If you want it in time to wear/take to the ride, I'd say order by Sept, 22
They will stay on sale until like a week after the event - in case you wanted to make sure the ride is worthy of a tshirt (BUT IT IS SO JUST ORDER NOW)

Be sure to log in if you aren't already, to get the COG Member price when you order.

You can ask SantaCruzRider to sign it at the event too. That's going to be a super valuable autograph some day!
 

FTB530

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Cause Dan made an awesome logo and is an awesome dude - there is a t-shirt available for this event.



COG Sierra Sidewinder Shirt

You order it direct and it is shipped wherever you want. There will be no shirts available at the event. The shirt comes directly to you.
If you want it in time to wear/take to the ride, I'd say order by Sept, 22
They will stay on sale until like a week after the event - in case you wanted to make sure the ride is worthy of a tshirt (BUT IT IS SO JUST ORDER NOW)

Be sure to log in if you aren't already, to get the COG Member price when you order.

You can ask SantaCruzRider to sign it at the event too. That's going to be a super valuable autograph some day!
Available now?
 

faser422769

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Yes we shall! Hey, and don’t wait to book your room. Remember last time they almost had you bunking in the hallway in Jamestown. And good news — all the rooms in the hotel now have their own bathrooms! No more rubbing elbows at the toothpaste bowl.
Hey there santacruzrider I hope I’m not the only one who makes his hotel reservations
Cause Dan made an awesome logo and is an awesome dude - there is a t-shirt available for this event.



COG Sierra Sidewinder Shirt

You order it direct and it is shipped wherever you want. There will be no shirts available at the event. The shirt comes directly to you.
If you want it in time to wear/take to the ride, I'd say order by Sept, 22
They will stay on sale until like a week after the event - in case you wanted to make sure the ride is worthy of a tshirt (BUT IT IS SO JUST ORDER NOW)

Be sure to log in if you aren't already, to get the COG Member price when you order.

You can ask SantaCruzRider to sign it at the event too. That's going to be a super valuable autograph some day!
thankyou for this!
 

faser422769

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Yep, and I guess now you both have to pack your own toothbrushes. Better bring the tank bag.
Thankyou for the T-shirt Dan that is most awesome. Ordered one with a long sleeve since I live in the Desert now. I look forward to wearing it for the ralley but still haven’t booked a room yet. I usually ride solo and don’t necessarily hafta be at the same hotel as the group (so long as stumbling distance from the bar or gathering) though and I’m all good🤪. Guess there is still plenty of time to reserve a room at one provided on the link (for a di$count, nice👍) though.
edit: booked my room both nites so totally in and looking forward to it.
 
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santacruzrider

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Wandrng exaggerates — he’s responsible for creating these T-shirts and he took my chicken scratch logo to a whole new level. Go Team!

Faser: Glad to hear you are IN. Don’t wait too long on the room reservation as I think we nearly have as many registered riders as rooms I asked them to lock in. I’ve got a call in to them to see if they can hold the rest of the motel — but that’s probably just a few more rooms. There is another similar motel across the street — one of our scout riders stayed there on our tour through the route in late May and liked it. But after that, rooms within stumbling range become sparse in the little town of Walker.
 

OMoaC

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For those sitting on the fence. Get Off it! It's not comfortable! This ride is a hoot and it is a ride! Dan does an awesome job making this happen. This is a epic SWCOG event. You can't miss these. Unmatched fun, scenery, history and the finest folks you will ever meet. I guarantee it. Matter of fact I volunteer to run the complaint department. Come see me :) Hugs are free of charge.
 
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