This page will be updated in the near future. The correct dates are on the front page. The site at Coso is questionable as it has been sold and a great deal of construction activity is going on. I will not be able to check out the site until late January or early February but the BLM has given approval to use the Death Valley trails. We can only do what we can do.
Region: Pacific South, California.
Name: Coso Junction I & II & III
AERC 50/50/50/55 & 25/25/25 Statute miles.
WDRA Mileage points adjusted for time.
Sanctioned by AERC and recognized by WDRA. XP Club rides will be offered as well. There is always something for everyone at an XP ride.
Date: March 10-11-12
Directions: Ridecamp will be at Coso Junction, approximately 35 miles north of Ridgecrest on Hwy 395, behind the Chevron gas station. Click here to get directions via google.
Trail Description: This ride will be on jeep roads and single track trails with a moderate amount of elevation gain. Footing will be sandy with a few occasional rocky sections. We expect to have some exciting new changes for the coming year which we will announce at the ride.
Ride Rules: AERC rules apply. The management, unlike the AERC Board of Directors, is able to differentiate between an endurance ride and an endurance race. If you are into endurance riding you will probably enjoy this ride. If you are a real competitor and are looking for a race you are likely to find the lack of structure here to be an abomination. This is an old time endurance ride like we used to have when you could print all the AERC rules on a single page. Back in the good old days we used to ride more and read less. Those were better times. Those who prefer even less structure and challenge than the minimal AERC format may find the fun trail rides more to their liking.