Complete Sierra Stake Out Schedule & What to Expect

For those of you who like to know a little more about what you just got yourself into, look no further. Give this a good read, review our rules and regs for the event, and also take a quick look at the FAQ. If you can't find it here or there, feel free to email We are happy to answer any questions you have prior to arrival.

SHELTER: Our campsite is sectioned off in the Cisco Grove Campgrounds. Our area has tons of shade, so bring your tents and hammocks. Every spot is beautiful so you really can't lose. 

WATER: Running water is everywhere and is drinkable from tap since it comes from a private spring fed well. We suggest bringing a refillable bottle. 

TOILETS & SHOWERS: We do have real toilets and showers in our section. We've also brought in more than enough port-o-potties to sprinkle around the campgrounds to help make it easier on our guests. These portos have scheduled cleanings so no dump runneth over! 

FOOD: We have Pie for the People on site with food for purchase so you don't have to go off foraging the wilderness. They will be vending various pizzas, roasted veggies, salads, and some sort of desert that we've never heard of before but sounds delicious. 

ADULT DRINKS: We do have a free 805 and Sailor Jerry each night until it runs out (and it probably will at some point). Our good friends Java a Go Go will be vending coffee, espresso drinks, and will have a full bar with mixed drinks for purchase. The $ from the bar goes to charity so oddly your drinking will do some good for once! You are also allowed to bring in what you want, but we kindly ask NO GLASS! The Campstore at the entrance sells can beer, water, fishing stuff, ice, water, energy drinks, snacks, bread, sandwich meat, and canned foods if you are wanting that hobo experience. 

FIRES: Despite all the water we got this year, the state of California is still insanely flammable. We will have burn barrels in the main area but sadly NO FIRES, HOT COALS, ETC can be lit other than these. We have off duty fire fighters patrolling so please respect this rule and don't make it hard on these guys as they are just trying to keep the Sierras from burning down. 

CHECKING IN & WRISTBAND PROCESS: When you pull up to the address for the event you will be flagged into a parking lot right before the kiosk to the campground in order to sign in. Here's what follows: 

  • You'll sign a waiver
  • We'll check your ID to verify age and confirm your ticket(s)
  • We'll give you a wristband to put on for access to the event
  • You'll get a raffle ticket (everyone gets one, so the odds will be equal!)
  • We'll set you up with a schedule of events and some info on the routes we suggest exploring.

Once you are sorted, hop on your moto, make sure your wristband is visible, and stop at the kiosk leading into the park. No need to turn off bike, once they see your wristband, they will be putting another band on your handlebars to show you already signed in so you can now come and go as you please. Each time you come back into camp, you must slow and show your wristband. This kiosk is manned 24/7 so you will have no issues. The campstore is on the left just past the kiosk. You can't miss it if you want to get some extra supplies or libations on the way in.

Take the main road into the campground for about a half mile and then follow the black and white directional signs towards our private area for the Sierra Stake Out. Cars will be sectioned off from motorcycles and all camping will be first come first serve. All spots are beautiful so don't stress, you'll be stoked. 

Schedule of Events

Nothing is better than riding all day and then partying in the woods with your friends at night. Here is our schedule of events:

Friday, July 21st

Gates Open 2:00PM 

Pie for the People | Food for Purchase 4:00PM - 8:00PM

Campfires in burn barrels lit in Main Area Only 8:00PM - 11:00PM

Karaoke Contest 8:00PM - 9:30PM

Dance Party 9:30PM - 11:00PM

FREE 805 & Sailor Jerry 5:00PM -  ? while supplies last

Bar with Drinks for Purchase Open 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Saturday, July 22nd

Coffee & Espresso for Purchase 6:00AM - 10:00AM

Breakfast for Purchase 7:00AM - 10:00AM


Merch Sales 3:00PM - 7:00PM (we do have limited supplies, so get there early if buying a patch or shirt is a priority)

Pie for the People | Food for Purchase 4:00PM - 8:00PM

FREE 805 & Sailor Jerry 5:00PM -  ? while supplies last

Bar with Drinks for Purchase Open 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Old-Stf Bike Show 5:00PM - 6:45PM

Bike Show Awards 6:45PM - 7:00PM

Bands: Pete & Repete 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Raffle & Long Rider Award 8:00PM - 8:30PM

Campfires in burn barrels lit in Main Area Only 8:00PM - 11:00PM

Pine State Ramblers 8:30PM - 10:00PM

Dance Party (time to get your freak on) 10:00PM - 11:00PM

Sunday, July 23rd

Coffee & Espresso for Purchase 6:00AM - 10:00AM

Breakfast for Purchase 7:00AM - 10:00AM

Pack it up! The event is over! Safe travels home and see you next year! 11:00AM

Photo @twofoursixer Geoff Kowalchuk

Photo @twofoursixer Geoff Kowalchuk

Pete and Repete | Great American Rock n Roll is Coming to the SSO

Pete and Repete are heading to Sierra Stake Out. These guys will be playing classic rock n roll and if you ask nicely, might take a request or two. Guaranteed fast & loud times coming your way Saturday night at the Sierra Stake Out. 

Pete and Repete are one of the last great American rock and roll bands. Equal parts MC 5 and Kyuss, the band meshes generations and genres in a way that somehow comes out as sounding new and bold. Known for their live set energy, PnRP make believers out of all who are lucky to witness them live. Fast, loud, and always fun - there's something for everyone in a Pete & Repete set. 


A Minute with Shawn Mahoney of Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys

We call him Captain Ron cause...well...he looks like Capt Ron and lives on a boat. Shawn Mahoney is literally everywhere you turn and he & the crew at Russ Brown Motorcycles have been helping to ensure hundreds of event attendees are provided roadside assistance as they come and go. Take a minute and meet the Captain, aka Shawn Mahoney. 

Shawn Mahoney  | Director Of Marketing and Business Development

Location: Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys is based in California with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco and a nationwide network of about 400 experienced, hand-picked attorneys covering every state. Shawn's wearabouts? Not sure but at a dock near you most likely. 
Website: | Instagram handle: @russbrownmotorcycleattorneys

The Captain getting his swerve on

The Captain getting his swerve on

How did Russ Brown get started?

Back in the 70’s Russ Brown traveled to motorcycle organizations giving free legal advice.  He fast became the go to motorcycle attorney and created the first lawyer ever to exclusively represent motorcyclist.  He then organized all the top PI attorneys in the U.S, and created the largest, most experienced motorcycle personal injury network and knowledge base ever created.

What is BAM?  

BAM: Breakdown and Legal Assistance for Motorcyclists.  BAM is a unique volunteer organization of bikers helping bikers. Motorcycle Attorney Russ Brown started BAM over 30 years ago to provide breakdown assistance to motorcyclists across the country. BAM’s nationwide volunteer network of roughly 2 million motorcyclists can help you in an emergency. If you experience a breakdown or mechanical problems while on the road, call 1-800-4-BIKERS, and we will search our volunteer network and send someone out to help.

How do you sign up for BAM?  

It's easy and takes less than 3 minutes. Click HERE, or visit our booth, or speak to our reps at a motorcycle event in your area.

Do you have any BAM success stories that stick out?

“ I just wanted to tell you how thankful I am for this organization and its members.  I signed up last year before I really started riding. Today, seven miles from home, my battery went dead. I was on my own, on a Sunday, a lone female biker.  All my friends had already left on our annual trip to Vegas, and I had no one.  BAM found someone with a trailer who dropped my bike off at my mechanic, and then dropped me at home!  I know I will not hesitate to do what I can when BAM calls me!”
- Saphyre R.

More can be read HERE

Tell us a little about yourself and how you got into motorcycling:  

My entire family rode including dad, brother, cousins and uncles.  I was the kid with the Lazer lines, rat tail, and bandana making motorcycle noises… 

Any regrettable stories you can tell us from the rides and campouts you’ve been on?

During Sturgis 75th after a long day… I came back to my tent at Buffalo Chip to find it sitting in a mud puddle.  I had no option but to sleep in it…  Not a comfortable night… Woke up from Drowning a few times.  

Tips for camping off the bike?  

Get your roll tight… Forget real pillows…

How can a motorcyclist in need get a hold of Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys?

Call 1-800-4-Bikers or

A Minute with Thom Hill Co Founder of Iron and Resin

Building a business is not easy. Infact, it's one of the hardest things you can do. When you meet people making it happen on their own terms and based on what they love, it's pretty refreshing. Take a minute and meet Thom Hill co founder of Iron & Resin , lover of all things two wheeled, and supporter of the SSO. Thom and the staff at their San Francisco location have organized a group ride to the Sierra Stake Out. Scroll down for all info on how to jump on board and ride with a solid crew of motorcylsits. 

Name: Thom Hill
Location: Ventura, CA / San Francisco, CA / Venice, CA
Occupation: Co-Founder of Iron & Resin
Website:  @ironandresin

Tell us a little about yourself and how you got into motorcycling: 

My grandfather had a Honda Trail 70 that he put me on when I was about 7. I popped it into gear, let go of the clutch and promptly ran headlong into a tree. After a few more attempts, I got the hang of it and ripped that little bike through the woods for the next few years. Once I had a taste for freedom and speed, I never looked back.

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Current bike list:

Too many! Most of them not running…
’56 pre unit Triumph Chopper
49’ Norton ES2
’47 BSA B33
’74 Norton Commando
’62 Triumph TR5 hard tailed dirt tracker
’73 Husqvarna WR250
’70 Triumph Trophy Desert Sled
2003 KTM 640 Enduro
’67 Matchless G15

Tell us about what you do and how you got into it and how long you’ve been doing it: 

Wanderer. Wonderer. Cotton slinger. Founder, Iron & Resin. I'd been doing branding and manufacturing in the surf and skate industry for years and was  disenfranchised with what was happening. Maybe I was just getting older, but I felt like there was nothing that reflected all the things that I was into. InR started as a personal passion project that kind of spiraled out of control. I wanted to create more than just a clothing brand. We're all about building community, making friends and sharing experience. 

Best moto route or camping trip you’ve ever been on: 

Currently making plans to ride the continental divide from Mexico into Canada. 2000 miles, 100% off road and through some of the best country North America has to offer.  Pretty sure this will be my best trip yet. 

Have you ridden the Sierra Nevada area?

Hell yeah. You can't go up North without riding in that area. Too many hidden gems that I gotta keep to myself ;)

Who are you rolling with to the Sierra Stake Out and which route are you planning to take there? 

We’re bringing the party from SF, we got the whole InR SF family heading up and will have a ride set up that Friday morning leaving from the SF Store to SSO. Should be a great  turnout, our friend Mikey will be leading the ride and were confident the route he chooses will be one heck of a ride! 

All imagery by @_drew_martin_ & @_thom_hill_

Arrive with a full tank of gas and kick stands up at 10:00 wether you are "ready" or not. 

Arrive with a full tank of gas and kick stands up at 10:00 wether you are "ready" or not. 

A Minute with Aaron Mason of Old Rose Tattoo | Creator of the SSO Flyer Art

We met Aaron a few years ago on a trip that was 2000+ miles of zigzagging around CA national parks and points of interest. He is the kind of guy that will let you cut in front of him crossing the border at Mexico (thanks man!), can fix a shitty tattoo that you got when you were drunk and make it look great (thanks again for that), and also a dude who can finish a 10 day ride by being resourceful even when his bike blew up on day 1. Get to know him and see what he's riding and where he is going on today's minute feature. 

Aaron Mason, @aaronmason81  

Tattoo Maker @ Temecula CA

Tell us a little about yourself and how you got into motorcycling:

I hate sitting in traffic!

Current bike(s) you’ve got & what modifications you’ve done: 

Daily Rider HD 1957 FLH (best part is the tank painted by Matt Ross and Jen Hallett. 1950 Triumph that Wes White helped me with. 1997 sporty rigid chopper I put together for my girlfriend.

Tell us about what you do and how you got into it and how long you’ve been doing it:

I have been tattooing for about 17 years, professionally since 2003. I cant really remember exactly what sparked my interest in tattoos but I remember telling a classmate in the 9th grade that when I grow up I am gonna be a tattooer and ride a chopper hahah, I guess dreams do come true!

Best moto trip you’ve ever been on:

Every moto camping trip is the best!

Have you ridden the Sierra Nevada area before?

I rode the sierras a couple years ago with the Biltwell crew!! It was awesome! Belden Town is really cool and I love the eastern side of the Sierras. Looking forward to exploring more areas this trip, I can't get enough!!

Who are you rolling with to the Sierra Stake Out and which route are you planning to take there?

I am riding with the Biltwell guys again for Sierra Stake Out. They have some 2700 mile route planned, a sort of epic tour of California!!!!  I hope my shitty motorcycle makes it......pray for me!

Want to schedule an appointment? For appointments, contact Aaron at

Want to schedule an appointment? For appointments, contact Aaron at




Must Read | Sierra Stake Out Rules and Regs (They Ain't So Bad)

We are thrilled to have you attend the Sierra Stake Out in the heart of gold country. The area you will be camping in was part of the old 49’er trail used by pioneers in search of gold, rich lands, and a better quality of life. Some were less fortunate like the Donner Party who met their demise just a few miles from where the Sierra Stake Out is being held. These men and women traveled right through our camp so be warned, you might hear the clicking of their chained wagons during the night around 3-4 am. Don’t worry, they are harmless. Speaking of what to look out for, we have a few rules and regs to ensure everyone has a good time while at the Sierra Stake Out. If you have any issues with the below, please do not hesitate to email after you have given these a solid read. We (and the people who own the property) appreciate your cooperation more than you know - SSO

  • No Colors - Sorry, you won’t be able to wear any club affiliated gear on the property. Please email if you have any issues here.
  • No Glass – Feel free to bring in outside food and drink but make to leave the glass containers home. Transfer that whiskey into a flask, buy aluminum cans, etc. Did we mention the campstore on the property sells beer, snacks, everything!
  • No Drinking and Riding – We know you know better but have to say it anyways.  
  • No Dogs | No Kids – the SSO loves pets and kids but this event is not for them. If you have a service dog, we must have a copy of their certificate prior to the event. You can email this to . Our staff will be checking IDs at the gate when you pick up your wristband. 
  • No Campfires. California still has a ban on all ground fires in the area. We will have some burn barrels going in the event space but no hot coals or fires of any kind can be going anywhere else in the event space or camping areas associated with the SSO. We’ve got a killer food truck on site (they take credit card).
  • Helmets On. Helmets must be worn on site at all times when bike is in motion.
  • Campground speed limit is 5 mph. We know that is super slow but there will be other campers who are not associated with our event camping in sections you have to ride through to get to us. You’ll want to speed, you’ll want to pop a wheelie, burnout, etc. but please know you’ll get the boot if we catch anyone “jack assin” around. The campsite has a 0 tolerance policy on these things and so does the SSO.
  • Car parking and motorcycle camping will be separated. If you are coming in a car or driving chase for your posse, you’ll be parking in a separate section about 50 yards away from the motorcycle camping in an equally beautiful camping spot. You are more than welcome to walk your camp gear down to the bike section but no 4 wheel vehicles will be allowed to drive through motorcycle camping. Motorcycles are allowed in car camping sections.
  • Camping is first come first serve. Don’t worry! Every spot is truly beautiful so you won’t get skunked on a killer spot. Gates are at 2 pm sharp.
  • Help us keep the site clean. We’ve got dumpsters and trash cans galore and need your help to make sure all “trash” makes it to these receptacles. This includes cigarettes butts.
  • HAVE FUN! This event is all about riding motorcycles, exploring the Sierras, and enjoying some good times.

Thank you kindly and see you soon,

Old-Stf Bike Show at the Sierra Stake Out

Part of the fun of having a motorcycle is making it your own. For this year, we've teamed up with our friends at Old-Stf Cycle out of Yuba City, CA to put on a bike show at the Sierra Stake Out and award several people that have taken the long and often thankless journey of customizing their motorcycles.

We won't have an elaborate process for entering into the show. If you are interested, just have your bike parked in the show area from 5:00PM - 7:00PM on Saturday. We'll call the winners from the main stage around 6:45 PM right before the bands get going.

Classes include: Best Chopper, Best Vintage, Best Metric, Best Modern, and the Old-Stf Choice. Pics of all the awards made by hand by Mike @ Old-Stf can be seen below.

Photos by: Geoff Kowalchuk / @twofoursixer

Best Vintage

Best Vintage

Best Chopper

Best Chopper

Old-Stf Choice

Old-Stf Choice

Best Modern

Best Modern

Best Metric

Best Metric