The sandy parts are probably the most fun. The rest is easy dirt roads. Scenery is nice and the historical aspect of the Mojave Road is significant. For me, camping mid way around Cima Rd/Tutonia Peak trail and just doing day rides from there offer the best riding and cool locations.
I prefer the Mojave Road as a 4x4 camp trip in my truck. Pretty relaxing drive with a couple nights camping. Need to avoid Soda Dry Lake after a rain . The lake bed minerals are very corrosive.
I've lived in the Mojave Desert most of my life. There many great ride opportunities, the Mojave Road is nothing special except for the historical importance of the road. There is much more to see. On a long bike ride to Laughlin I like to drop in from the north, coming through Searchlight as a last gas stop. But I prefer trails and washes over roads.
If you want to do the ride from Apple Valley instead of Barstow I have plenty of parking at my house.
Location: The Great Mojave
Mojave Mutt screwed with this post 07-13-2014 at 10:39 AM