The Desert Rats are an unofficial group of family-oriented, recreational off-road riders in southern California. Most of the Desert Rats ride dirt bikes, but some ride ATVs and dune buggies. ALL are welcome to join us!
Here are some photos of Desert Rat activity:
Several times a year (just about every holiday weekend!) Desert Rat and his pals head out to enjoy some off road activity, good companionship, and tall tales around the campfire. The next upcoming (or most recent ride) is highlighted above, with maps to help you find us.
Some past events are listed below. When you click on a link it should launch Microsoft Word or a browser window and display a map you can print out. If you have any problems displaying the maps, please email me at email@example.com.
Be sure to bring firewood for the campfire and plenty of water!
Also bring plenty of food and cold drinks (it gets hot out there!) and its a long way to town!
Spare parts and tools are a good idea too -- unless:
a) you never fall or breakdown or
b) you want or need an excuse not to ride.
Here is a useful CHECKLIST of other things to think about.
We often have a spontaneous potluck dinner one night -- nothing fancy. Everyone just contributes what they have on hand. It is a lot of fun.
Keeping Fit for OHV Riding Some ideas for making sure you are ready to go off roading!
NOTE: These events are unsanctioned, purely voluntary, unofficial gatherings. Everyone is on his own. Neither Desert Rat nor any other participant assumes any liability for anything but themselves!
Click here for some background information about some of the historical places the Desert Rats camp and ride.
Online magazine devoted to trailriding, harescrambles, and enduro competitions. Camp Chef
Really cool camping stoves and accessories.
Our Very Own Desert Racer Kristen Southworth Powell
No 1 AMA Southern California Womens Motocross!
Lemont's RV and OHV Blog
A collection of posts on RVing, OHVing, boating, camping, and survival.
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