Death Valley Fall Meet & Greet & Eat & Ride
Celebrating Marine Corps Bday and Vet's day
November 13th to 15th
This event is free and open to everyone but please register It helps us with a headcount for food and reservations and stuff
This is a rescheduled event. If you have a credit from the spring with the Lodging provider - you need to call them to set yourself up for this Fall AND get your credit
SWCOG is gathering up just outside Death Valley National Park to celebrate Marine Corps Bday and Vet's day AND to ride some amazing roads, see some stunning scenery, eat some fabulous food and do some distanced face-to-face socializing. Were gathering at a desert Hot Spring resort, with honest to goodness hot mineral springs to soak in. We will be riding inside and outside Death Valley National Park so expect some serious beauty along with your serving of uber fun riding.
Friday dinner: TBD
Lunch somewhere on the road
Delight's Hot Springs Resort
368 Tecopa Hot Springs Road, Tecopa CA 92389
On Google Maps
Hotel rooms, Cottages, Mobile Homes, Caravans, and Small Houses are all available
Delight’s Hot Springs Resort is world-renowned for its peaceful atmosphere and therapeutic geothermal mineral-rich hot springs. FYI: No showers in rooms. All showers are located at the mineral pools.
This is the only place to stay "locally" -- RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW
THINGS TO KNOW
Bring your own drinking water in. All water at the resort is mineral water.
Shoshone is about 10 miles away. Gas and Grocery
No showers in rooms. All showers are located at the mineral pools.
There are 4 available mineral pools.
There is limited space and rooms at the resort - grab yours now
Suggested Saturday Route - 4+ hours saddle time + scenery time.
Gas in Shoshone and should be good for the entire loop. Gas is also available in Furnace Creek (stoopid expensive).
Historic sites are the remains of the Ashford mill site. Badwater Basin is the lowest point in the Continental US some 200 odd feet below sea level. You can stop and walk out to the lake bed. Look up at the cliffs to the east. You will be up there soon. Artists loop is a nice one way speed limited road through some really panoramic terrain colors. At the intersection of Badwater Rd. & Hwy 190 you can turn left into Furnace Creek village for lunch. I suggest the burger at the golf course. Just a bit further up Hwy 190 is the Borax Mill site. Interesting walk about.
After that, Do Not Miss Dantes view. A really fun road where you will see the temps drop by 20 degrees and make some serious altitude gain. At the top you will have an unparalleled view of Badwater. The road, ride and view is awesome.
Follow the route down, turn right on 190 to Amargosa. Site of the Amargosa Hotel and Opera House. Supposedly the most haunted location in America. Stop for an ice cream. Power back to Rally HQ stopping in Shoshone to stock up on fuel, Water and needed supplies. CU in the mineral springs.
Special Announcement Regarding COVID-19:
This year, some procedural changes will be required to help you feel more comfortable and safer while we are all under the threat of COVID-19. California and local laws currently require masks or face coverings to be worn in many public indoor and outdoor places. Please bring your own mask/face covering to use while you are in one of these locations.
To create a safe and enjoyable event for everyone, all participants must agree to the following.
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