3 days to go!

Here are the Monday Updates:


Friday and Saturday rides are posted. Check the menu links for detailed directions for each day. I highly recommend that you print a copy of each ride and bring it with you to Kernville. I do not print extra copies.

Friday Highlights:

  • Kick Stands Up at 10:00 AM (not 10:01). We’ll gather 15 minutes before and discuss the ride. Be fueled and ready.
  • The first leg takes us to Bakersfield via Breckenridge Road. This is a technical route to use appropriate caution. There will be a second AM ride option that is less technical that will meet up with the group in Bakersfield. The less technical route would be good for those with larger motorcycles and will leave at a later time.
  • Two return options. Easy: Highway back to Kernville (106 miles total) or Scenic: Longer and scenic (132 miles total).

Saturday Highlights:

  • Kick Stands Up at 10:00 AM (not 10:01). We’ll gather 15 minutes before and discuss the ride. Be fueled and ready.
  • We ride north to Camp Nelson (the home of Bob Allen) and stop for lunch. (56 miles)
  • Again, two return options. Easy: Return to Kernville (112 miles total) or Scenic: Longer and scenic (156 miles total).

Room Sharing

There was some questions about sharing a room. Send me your email and if you already have or need a room. I will forward your information to those interested.

Saturday BBQ

Bob Allen, a long time rider with the group, lives in Camp Nelson and has offered to host a BBQ at his place Saturday afternoon. The routes have been modified to reflect this update.

Looks like a fun action packed weekend ahead.

See you there!

GSR 2020 Update

Here is a quick update on the status of this year’s ride:

Attendance:  So far, 13 riders signed up on the Text Alert System.  Mostly from Southern California.  A few from the bay area.  Remember, you can edit your information by going to http://gaysportbikeriders.com/text-alerts/ . From there you can edit your emergency contact information and disable/enable text alerts.

Luggage:  (Correction) Previously posted offer to transport luggage has changed due to schedule issues. Taun will not be able to transport luggage.

Weather:   It is going to be hot!  (not in a good way).  Generally, about 100 degrees in the afternoon.  ‘Cooling’ to 78 degrees at night.  Friday evening there is a possibility of thundershowers. 

Ride Details:  We re looking at about 3-hour rides on Friday and Saturday.  I am coordinating with others on the ride details and should have them posted by Monday.  Expect to leave at 10AM and be back before it gets too hot (1-2pm).

Safety:  As always, we want to make sure everyone is riding at their own comfortable pace.  We will discuss the routes in detail before leaving each day and stop at least every 15 minutes to allow everyone to catch up.

COVID:  Please be considerate of others in the group and the residents of Kernville.  We are showcasing our commitment to safety while we are in Kernville.  Wear a mask when you are unable to social distanceWash your hands frequently.  Temperature checks will be available at every gathering.

Looking forward to what is going to be one of our most unique GSR’s ever.  Thanks to all for making it happen.


Days Away!

We are getting very close. Less than 10 days to GSR 2020 Launch!

What’s left to do:

  • The Text Alert System: I am still working out a few bugs in the Text Alert System, that I home to have worked out shortly. I will send an email when it’s ready.
  • Plan for Friday and Saturday Rides. I am looking at rides that are a little shorter than in the past, because it’s likely to be hot. Also, we may have to be flexible for meals because of dining restrictions. We’ll go over that a Kernville.
  • Kevin & I plan to ride up and arrive a little early on Thursday. We’ll take the direct route over a scenic route. If anyone is planning a route and would like to share with others, let me know and I will post it on the site.

If you can make it, see you Thursday!

GSR 2020 Update

We’ve received much appreciated feedback on this year’s GSR.  The consensus is “we need a break, let’s do it!”

We are going ahead with this year’s GSR, scheduled for August 20th – 23rd.  We are not expecting a big turnout, but we don’t think things will change much for a while.

With that in mind here is the plan:

  • Day rides on Friday and Saturday, leaving about 10AM and returning about 1-2PM to avoid the worst of the heat.  Brownbag lunch with a stop to eat along the route.
  • Social activities will be conducted with CDC Guidelines in mind:
    • Maintain 6′ distance in gatherings
    • Wear masks when possible
    • Wash hands frequently
    • Optional temperature checks throughout the event.
  • As always with riding, everyone respects the safety of others.

Shortly before the ride, we will set-up the text alert system as in year’s past.  We’ll keep you posted on how and when to sign-up.


GSR 2020: Postponed to August

Unfortunately, due to “Stay At Home” orders extending through May 15th, we will not be able to keep our May Dates. We have contacted the Kernville Inn and they we able to advise us that the 3rd weekend in August is wide open.

New Dates: August 20th – 23rd, 2020

Everything will be the same, except the dates. The Kernville Inn can easily move your current reservation to the August dates. If you need to cancel all together, can cancel without penalty up to 3 days before your reservation.

So where do we go from here:

  • Book (change) your room reservation.
  • Check your bike. (Tires, oil, chain)
  • Sign up for our Text Alert List (available 2 weeks before on the website)
  • Polish your leathers, pack your Speedo, and ride!

See you in August!