Long ride to Solvang

sat18may8:00 amsat8:00 pmLong ride to SolvangVisit Solvang in this touring-style full day of riding

Event Details

A long day of riding to visit Solvang and tour the Solvang Motorcycle museum: on the way, enjoy some of the best coastal scenery on PCH, through the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley and the San Marco pass rd (HWY 154).

This is a full day ride, starting early in the morning and coming back at or after dinner, and totaling 350+ miles: a perfect opportunity for a MultiStrada or DesertX ride – be advised: probably not a good choice for a Panigale or any superbike.

The details will be confirmed later, for now SAVE THE DATE!

Preview of the itinerary: https://maps.app.goo.gl/WfWxVMsscCR2uhJ57

Ride Plan

2 meetups for this ride: OC and LA.

  • OC Meetup: 8 AM at Shell, 17966 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
  • LA Meetup: 9 AM at Chevron, 17301 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
  • Ride PCH until 101, then 154
  • Lunch in Solvang
  • Visit the Solvang Motorcycle museum
  • Ride back home

Overall about 350+ miles, 2 planned stops for gas each way.

We should be back by 8 PM.

Get ready for the ride

  • Proper Riding Jacket
  • Proper Riding Pants
  • Proper Riding Gloves
  • Proper Riding Boots
  • Leathers or ADV touring options are recommended
  • Clear visor for night driving
  • A bag with water, an extra layer or change of clothes

Ground Rules

We would like to remind everyone, that each rider SHOULD and MUST ride within their limits. If the group goes at a speed you don’t feel comfortable with, you should not attempt to keep up.

You are encouraged to go at your own pace and the sweeper will be with you always. The group will always stop at important points for everyone to regroup.

Please, don’t feel ever like you are holding the group. We ride to enjoy our motorcycles, among friends and we want you to be safe.

  • Safety meeting mandatory before the ride
  • Adhere to indications given during the safety meeting
  • No passing on the right side of the road
  • Ride your own Ride; don’t push beyond your comfort zone

Tips to ride in a group

Please take some time to watch these videos: they provide tips on how to ride in a group.

We will continue to work on enjoying our rides courteously and safely.

Know your hand signals

Download a printable version on the DROC website at https://drocdesmo.com/event-directory/rides/


By participating in these events you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from this group function without regard to negligence. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold the group’s Host, Organizer, or any of the group’s Assistants or Co-Organizers liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or property arising directly or as a consequence of a group activity. You also agree that your membership and/or participation in this group is based on an “at-will” basis. A general safety meeting will be held prior to the departure of rides and all riders must be present to attend.

Please have an ‘in case of emergency ’ (“ICE”) contact number programmed in your phone (instructions for iPhone at https://support.apple.com/en-us/104992 and Android at https://support.google.com/android/answer/9319337) and/or placed on your bike.


(Saturday) 8:00 am - 8:00 pm(GMT-07:00)


Shell - Brookhurst Fountain Valley

17966 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

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