10th Annual W M R S Ride Bishop, CA July 24-27, 2014
The 10th Annual WMRS Ride in Bishop, CA. yes, they changed the name to White Mountain Research Center(WMRC), but let's just call it WMRS for old times sake.
Thursday July 24 thru Sunday July 27. (some folks show up on Wednesday)
DO NOT SEND ME ANY MONEY, THIS IS AN " UN RALLY ".
YOU WILL PAY FOR CAMPING AND DINNER YOURSELF (we might do something different Saturday Night..... I'll keep you posted.).
Again, this year we will be using The Browns Owens River Campground.
It is located on the Benton Crossing Rd ( also known as the Green Church Rd ) 6 miles east of US 395. Turn East at the Green Church just north of Crowley Lake and just south of the Mammoth Airport. The campground has showers available from 8 am until 4pm, very clean restrooms, and a small store with Beer and Ice. They also have a grill for Breakfast and Lunch.
$27 per day for a pick up or a with trailer or a motor home.
$13.50 for motorcyclists that ride in.
DO NOT CALL THE CAMPGROUND!!!
I have spots for 100 + ADV Riders reserved.
I WILL BE IN CAMP SPACE #73.
WHITE FORD VAN
Also the Camp Ground is located at 7,000 ft. The nights can be cool, that's why we use it. Also there are COWS on the road, that's why they call it "Open Range"
Showers are available 8AM-9PM for $2 a token. 1 shower is available 24/7 locked from the inside.
Store is open 8AM-5PM
Check Out is at Noon.
Quiet Hours (generators off hours) is 10PM-8AM.
Pay at the store when you arrive. This campground can handle RV's of any size. If you like to fish, bring your gear. The Fly fishing is fantastic here. FYI this campground " Does Not Take Credit Cards" ( no land line, but cell phones work great ), but they will take a check and of course cash.
Rhonda is no longer part of Browns Campground. they have "a new Sheriff in town" as the man Dale stated. :lol3
PM me or post if your in and I'll put you on the list :deal
I JUST HIGHLIGHTED ALL THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION IN YELLOW.
keep in mind this is an unRally.
come out and ride with friends new and old.
the ride up to the top of WMRS on Sunday is not an organized ride.
IT WILL BE COLD AT NIGHT
AND YES, THEIR ARE STILL COWS ON THE ROAD
Once (twice now) a year the White Mountain Research Center opens their gate. Located in the Bristle cone Pine Forest, this is the only time of the year that you can ride all the way up to the station and check it out ( 13K ft ).
It is always the first Sunday in August, but for some reason it's July 27 this year.
ride dates are 07/24/14-07/27/14, with the open gate on Sunday 07/27/14.
ride up to the White Mountain on Sunday to see the amazing views..
The area is loaded with great dual sport riding and camping. This a great weekend of riding the high country , with much cooler temps. I will be making the trip, hope you can join me. The pic reports below say it all.
Info On White Mountain Research Station:
White Mountain Research Station, with its principal office located in the Owens Valley near Bishop, was established in 1950 to provide laboratory facilities for any qualified research investigator wishing to utilize the high-mountain environment for his or her work, and to serve as teaching facilities for field courses conducted in the region. There are four separate laboratory sites: one in the Owens Valley; a second at Crooked Creek, at an elevation of approximately 10,000 ft (2,090 m); a third at the base of Mt. Barcroft, at an approximate elevation of 12,500 ft (3,801 m), making it the 11th highest high-altitude station in the world and the fourth highest in North America; and a fourth, the Summit Laboratory, atop White Mountain Peak, at an elevation of 14,246 ft (4,340 m). The Summit Laboratory is the fourth highest high-altitude research facility in the world and the highest in North America.
Extra info on the area.
you are responsible for yourself.
BE PREPARED FOR ANYTHING. TOOLS. TUBES. WARM WEATHER GEAR. COLD WEATHER GEAR. EXTRA PARTS. ETC.
there is a motorcycle shop in Bishop that carries Honda and Yamaha products.
there's a repair shop in Mammoth. no parts for sale or store front, but there are mechanics on hand.
these shops have normal motorcycle shop days/hours. closed Sunday and Monday.
there will be 100+ riders so you will find someone to ride with.
4K in Bishop. 7K at camp. 8K in Mammoth. 12+K at White Mountain Research Station(Barcroft Station).
the weather can be 100 degrees in Bishop and 70 in Mammoth and 45 at the top of White Mountain. dress in layers.
Stonewall is still involved silently but if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to PM me.
(please don't quote this post)
I will be constantly adding info to this post and the following few posts with information.
Ride Reports from WMRS I in 05
Ride Reports from WMRS II in 06
Ride Reports WMRS Ride III in 07
4th Annual WMRS Ride IV Ride Report 08
6th Annual WMRS Ride VI -- 2010
7th Annual WMRS Ride VII -- 2011
8th Annual WMRS VIII -- 2012 thread
8th Annual WMRS Ride Report 2012
9th Annual WMRS 2013 thread
9th Annual WMRS Ride Report 2013
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+ a few non ADVrs
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE
the management, AKA Dale, wants to streamline the check in with everyone, so if i can have all of you FF's PM me your real full name, your vehicle year, make, and model (if you're riding in, gimme your bike info, or trucking it in, truck info).
also license plate number.
how many days and which days you are staying.
if i can have all this info by Sunday, that would be perfect.
Dale doesn't have a computer at camp and sounds like he doesn't have a smartphone so he has to check his email at home once or twice a week.
i told him i'd email him Sunday night.
if there are last minute stragglers, no worries. i told him this and he just wants the majority of people's info so when you check in, it will take only a few minutes. instead of 10+ minutes.
please go and sign up to www.GPSXCHANGE.COM
then go to Countdown's page and download tracks you wanna ride. he has a ton of great loops of the area.
Crowley Lake General Store
474 S Landing Rd
Bishop California 93514
3011 Main St
Mammoth Lakes California 93546
or other gas stations in Mammoth.
Inyo Shell Mart
1290 N Main St
Bishop California 93514
or other gas stations in Bishop.
bring gas cans if you're trucking in.
campground has ice and some camp foods and some prepared food. and firewood.
buy shower tokens from the camp store.
food closest to camp is...
8180 Crowley Lake Drive
Bishop California 93546
Crowley Lake Store
529 S Landing Rd
Bishop California 93514
Restaurant at Convict Lake
2000 Convict Lake Road
Bishop California 93514
tons of restaurants in Mammoth and Bishop.
a HUGE Von's Supermarket in Bishop. also a Smart and Final in Bishop.
•PAY AT THE STORE IMMEDIATELY WHEN YOU ARRIVE. TALK TO DALE. (Rhonda and Barbara won't be there this year)
•IF YOU USE GENERATORS, OBEY GENERATOR HOURS. quiet time 10PM-8AM
•DO NOT RIDE ON WALK WAYS.
•DO NOT RIDE AROUND CAMP LIKE A SQUID.
•DO NOT RIDE THE DIRT MOUND SOUTH OF CAMP OR ANY OF THE PROPERTY SOUTH OF CAMP. (it's tempting I know)
•STAY IN THE HORSESHOE AREA IN CAMP SITES 73 - 96
•YOU'LL SEE MY WHITE FORD VAN WITH THE ORANGE WORK SIREN ON THE BACK AND THE ADV BANNER :deal
•CAMP FEE PER NIGHT IS $13.50 per bike/per person (this is a discounted fee for us)
$27 per truck/RV/van/car
•SHOWER TOKENS ARE $2 each (this is a discounted fee for us)
(i didn't draw this) :lol3
I WILL BE IN CAMP SPACE #73
WHITE FORD VAN
hot tubs nearby ! ! ! !
from the management..... Dale is in charge.
Store Hours: 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Daily
CAMP RULES AND REGULATIONS
REGISTRATION: Please register and pay for your site in advance at the store during normal operating hours. You will be assigned a site. If you wish to change your site, please check with the store first. Put your registration sticker on the passenger side of your windshield, on the outside. Unregistered vehicles will be towed away at owner’s expense. You are allowed, as many tents, RV’s, trailers etc, but each one will be paid for. (Example: one (1) trailer and one (1) tent on one site will each pay for the site.)
LATE NIGHT REGISTRATION: If you arrive after the store has closed, please deposit your fee in the envelope provided at the fee station. Please fill out the entire envelope. We need to know what site you are in as routine nightly checks are made. If you have not paid your fee, you will be awakened and asked to pay or leave.
CHECKOUT: Checkout time is 12:00 P.M. (Noon). You must checkout by this time. Unless prior arrangements been made. If you are not checked out by noon and no other prior arrangements have been made, you will be charged for another day.
SHOWERS/RESTROOMS: Showers operate on a token that you purchase from the store. Each token allows seven minutes of hot water. Showers are available for registered quest only. Showers are available. 8:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. Restrooms facilities will be secured from 9:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M. DAILY.
CAMPFIRES: Campfires are only permitted in the fire pits that are provided. Barbeques are also permitted. Please make sure all fires are extinguished when finished. NO FIREWORKS ARE PERMITTED IN THE CAMPGROUNDS.
PETS: Pets are welcome, but must be controlled at all times. All pets are required to be on a 4 – 6 foot leash when outside of your vehicle. Please pick up after your pet. No barking dogs are allowed. If you leave the camp, please take your pet with you.
GENERATORS AND NOISE: Operation of generators permitted between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 10:00 P.M. If you leave your site, turn your generator off. Quite hours are between 10:00 P.M. to 8:00 A.M. You are asked to keep noise to a minimal. No loud music is permitted at any time.
ATV’S MOTORCYCLES ETC: ATV’s, motorcycles, and all other motorized toys are allowed only to and from the exit. They must observe the 10 mph speed limit and absolutely no joy riding will be tolerated in the campground. NO ATV’s Loud Off Road Bikes are permitted during quite hours !
VISITORS: As a camp guest you are responsible for your visitors. All visitors must check in at the store.
CHILDREN: You are responsible for your children. Children are not permitted to run through other campsites. Children are not allowed to loiter in the store. After dark, all children must be with parent.
Camp Management HAVE A GREAT STAY !
Need I even reply, have not missed 1 WMRS. First was maybe 15 guys & we camped just outside bishop past the town of ravona. Original usfs free camps, I believe it was big creek. So needless to say IN:freaky
just realized, this was my first adv outing
I'm in for WMRC!:freaky
I've always wanted to see this place. IN!
Count me in! 5 years in a row since Shawn is counting.:lol3
I am IN. Looking forward to seeing you FF's again.:kumbaya
Gonna be here the 22nd through the 26th with Steve, his brother, and one other dude. We'll ride down to Brown's for beers with everyone on Friday or Saturday.
Just up the road at Convict Lake. Booked it last year for when it was available, kind of bummed at the time that it was going to be a week too early for WMRS, but I guess that moved up a week in the calendar? Looks like it worked out though.
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