June 2nd - 4th Cambria to Carmel
This is a wonderful, scenic, ride through California’s Central Coast. We typically arrive in Cambria on Friday evening for dinner, drinks and some basic hooliganism. The Creekside Inn is the club headquarters located at 2618 Main Street in downtown Cambria, feel free to call Luis at 805. 927.4021 and mention you are with the Norton Club for a special rate.
Saturday morning we gather at the Redwood Cafe located at 2094 Main Street in Cambria for an early breakfast and hit the road at 9AM sharp. This is a day ride from Cambria to Carmel via rural country roads, lunch at the Running Iron, back to Cambria by dinner. Normally we ride back to Cambria via Hwy 1, however, due to road closures from this seasons rainfall, we will most likely come back on the same rural roads or some variation thereof.
For those interested in extending their weekend into a 3-day riding adventure…there is a Los Angeles constituent that will be riding up and back…if interested, please join us on Friday morning at the United Artists 8 Theaters parking lot located at 1919 Verdugo Boulevard in La Canada Flintridge. We’ll be at the Starbucks & Goldsteins Bagel section of the lot around 8AM, ready to hit the road by 9AM.
July 16th Wrightwood
Another beautiful one-day ride through the Angeles National Forest via Hwy 2 to Wrightwood for lunch. Meet at Lucky Baldwin’s Trappiste located at 1770 E Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. Ride departs at 9AM sharp.
August 12th Princess of Darkness – Night Ride
Charge up the batteries, you’ll need ‘em…this is our annual “night ride” over the Mulholland Hills to Bob’s Big Boy in Toluca Lake for a bite to eat. Meet at the Los Feliz Café located at 3207 Los Feliz Boulevard in Los Angeles. Ride departs at 6:30PM sharp.
September 8th – 10th High Sierras
The best 3-day event of the Norton Club calendar of events (in my opinion…)…if you can only make one ride, make it this one. We gather in Mariposa on Friday afternoon, leave on Saturday morning for Bridgeport, and back into Mariposa by Sunday afternoon. The Miner’s Inn in Mariposa is the club headquarters for Friday night and the Walker River Lodge in Bridgeport for Saturday night, however, feel free to stay anywhere you like in the area. We’ll meet on Saturday morning at the Miner’s Inn parking lot located at 5181 Hwy 49 in Mariposa. Ride departs at 9AM sharp. Ride maps will be posted here soon, so please check back.
October 15th Temecula to Julian
Enjoy the fall foliage and cooler weather on this one-day ride as we head out of Old Town Temecula en route to the beloved pie town of Julian. Meet at the Swing Inn Café located at 28676 Old Town Front Street in Temecula. Ride departs at 9AM sharp.
November 5th 38th Annual Hansen Dam Ride Event
Clean up that Classic British motorcycle and get it ready for the road and attend the largest Classic Motorcycle event of the year in Southern California. We have a 75+ mile mapped out, feel free to come by as early as 8AM for coffee and donuts, after the ride we’ll have the grill fired up and will be serving lunch. Meet at Hansen Dam, enter on Dronfield (off Osborne) and turn right and left to the lower lot. Ride departs at 10AM sharp.
December 31st Run for the Roses
Our final ride of the year…always fun! Meet at Lucky Baldwins Trappiste located at 1770 East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. We’ll ride up to Newcomb’s Ranch on Angeles Crest/Hwy 2. Return to Congregation Ale House located at 300S. Raymond Avenue in Pasadena. Ride Maps will be handed out prior to departure. Take your classic motorcycle out for the last day of the year and enjoy this fantastic ride in our backyard! Southern California Norton Owners Club 2017 ROSE RIDE PINS will be handed out to all riders! Ride departs at 10AM sharp.
NOTE OUR WEATHER POLICY!
The Norton club has never cancelled a ride due to a weather FORECAST. If, however, at the scheduled time of departure the folks who do show up for breakfast decide not to ride due to rain, snow or…, then the ride may be re-scheduled, most likely for the following week. Check the website or our Facebook page for the new date.