Sailor Jerry Returns to Sierra Stake Out 2 with a FREE Happy Hour

We are excited and grateful to have Sailor Jerry return to the Sierra Stake Out with their FREE rum & coke happy hour! Each night the bar, Java GoGo, will be pouring these free drinks until they run out of that night's supply. 

The bar will also have espresso drinks for purchase, smoothies, wine, beer, other mixed drinks for purchase! Bring ya dollars and don't forget to tip! The bar is ran by the Joshua Tree Living Arts charity! 

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Everyday Outlaw is Coming to the Sierra Stake Out 2

You want Outlaw Country? You got it. We searched far and wide and found one of the best bands right in the heart of Truckee CA. Everyday Outlaw is a North Tahoe based Outlaw Country band that has a traditional Honky Tonk Country line up of acoustic guitar, telecaster, pedal steel, bass and drums, topped of with haunting vocals and a heavy dose of attitude. They've been nominated for a Forte Award in 2017 for Best Country Band in Reno/Tahoe. 

The Band: The driving drums of Rory Koff (formerly of No Use for A Name) are complemented by Mark Henasey's intuitive bass lines. Jake Zender's booming baritone vocals are complemented by Morgan Hargrave's well placed lead lines intertwined with Jim Park's superb work on the Pedal Steel Guitar.

Enter the Lowbrow Customs Bike Show at the Sierra Stake Out 2

We're coming into our second year of doing the Bike Show at the Sierra Stake Out and our good friends at Lowbrow Customs have kindly stepped in to help us out with the awards and some of the production.

The festivities will kick off at 5:00PM on Saturday, August 4th in the main common area next to the food trucks and burn barrels. We'll have some signage, a registration table and some volunteers to help get everything sorted. 

Handmade awards for Best Chopper, Best Metric, Best Vintage, Best Modern and the Lowbrow pic will be up for grabs. Look below for pics of bikes that took home prizes in 2017.


Best Vintage went to this period correct cherry Shovelhead owned by AJ Walton.

Best Vintage went to this period correct cherry Shovelhead owned by AJ Walton.

Best Metric went to this modded CB750 owned by Mike Lambeth. The GSXR wheels and front end made this vintage cafe race handle like a late model ripper.

Best Metric went to this modded CB750 owned by Mike Lambeth. The GSXR wheels and front end made this vintage cafe race handle like a late model ripper.

Softtails never get any love, but Jason Pierotti's was well deserving of Best Modern.

Softtails never get any love, but Jason Pierotti's was well deserving of Best Modern.

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Justin Largent had this dreamy sporty chopper. The full frame build with tons of custom bits made this a fun bike to look at.

Justin Largent had this dreamy sporty chopper. The full frame build with tons of custom bits made this a fun bike to look at.


If you are headed back towards Sacramento on Sunday, make sure to stop by the NorCal Swap and you could just win that bike show as well! 

West Wind Sacramento 6 Drive-in 9616 Oates Drive, Sacramento, CA

  • Spectator Gate Opens @ 8:00 a.m.

Sierra Stake Out Welcomes Back 805 Beer

We've been good buds with 805 Beer for a few years now, heck we even have family that works for em'. This year they are back with more free beer and ready to serve you up with a refreshing beverage after a day of riding the Sierras. Each night will have beer set aside to serve until they run out so make sure to stop by their booth and grab a few ice cold ones on the house.

The Beer: A light, refreshing blonde ale created for the laid back California lifestyle. Subtle malt sweetness is balanced by a touch of hops creating a versatile beer with a clean finish. 4.7% ABV and available wherever beer is sold and if they don't have it, demand it. 

Follow @805beer on the gram to stay connected

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Properly chilled for your enjoyment

Properly chilled for your enjoyment

Moto Camping: What to Pack?

One of our favorite parts of any motorcycle adventure is figuring out what to bring to take care of any need we might have while keeping it as minimal as possible so that everything makes it in transit. This can be a difficult task depending on how your bike is set up, but for this exercise, we are going to assume that at minimum you have a luggage rack on the back of the bike. We’ve separated these lists into 3 different categories for convenience. If you’ve never camped off the bike, this is a solid guide for you to secure good times. Even if you are a seasoned road warrior, we highly suggest going through this list as we are constantly learning about new gear on moto trip we take.

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Just the Essentials: The bare minimum to ensure you’ll be safe from 3 season elements.

  • Tarp or Bivvy Sack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Headlamp
  • Tool Roll
  • Auxiliary Fuel Bottle
  • Matches
  • Multi-Charging Cable
  • Wall Charger
  • Sun Screen
Rufio is a master of the bare minimum.

Rufio is a master of the bare minimum.

Getting Fancy: Everything from the Just the Essentials list, but your portable home gets an upgrade.

  • Single Person Tent
  • Multi-tool
  • Folding Knife
  • Non-Inflatable Sleeping Pad
  • Microfiber Towel
  • Swimwear
  • Portable Power Bank
  • Stainless Steel Water Bottle
  • Flashlight
  • Disposable Rain Gear
  • Extra Bungee Cords
  • Spare Parts / Fluids
Jase's bike is set up nicely for packing gear and logging miles. Extra points for beverage holder behind the fairing.

Jase's bike is set up nicely for packing gear and logging miles. Extra points for beverage holder behind the fairing.

Glamper: All the items from the Just the Essentials & Getting Fancy list, and you add an addition to your home.

  • 2 Person Tent
  • Jet Boil / Portable Stove
  • Cookware and Utensils
  • Thicker Sleeping Pad
  • Pillow
  • Hatchet/Mini Axe
  • Camp Chair
  • Sandals
  • Blue Tooth Speaker
  • Tarp
  • Hanging LED Lamp for Tent
  • Solar Charging Equipment
  • Thermal Underwear
  • Hand Warmer Packs
  • More Spares & Fluids
A true glamper is resourceful and can make a rustic vessel for charcuterie out of items found at the campsite or along the road. It's not Otto's way, it's THE WAY.

A true glamper is resourceful and can make a rustic vessel for charcuterie out of items found at the campsite or along the road. It's not Otto's way, it's THE WAY.

Photos by @twofoursixer & @rambleonphoto 

Sierra Stake Out Proudly Welcomes Musician Shelby Cobra to the SSO2 Read About His Family Ties to the Donner Party, It Doesn't Get Much Tragic Than This...

It's not often you get a direct descendant from the Donner Party playing a show right in the location of where the ill fated journey ran into an act of God so severe, it made history that would jolt the new world and for generations to come. This year we have quite the surprise as Shelby Cobra from Shelby Cobra and the Mustangs will take the stage to open up Saturday night. It doesn't get anymore outlaw or solid country gold than Shelby Cobra

The Story

As we know approximately half of the Donner Party starved or were killed by cold in a stormy winter. The documentary of this event has produced a human saga of the ultimate in suffering, despair, and courage exceeding the extraordinary. Shelby's uncle was kind enough to give us some more of the story of their relative, William H Eddy, who saw what true hell was like and met the devil himself right here in these woods. Reader discretion is advised. 

William H. Eddy was identified by George R. Stewart in his book, Ordeal by Hunger, as a carriage maker from Illinois.  He was about 28 years of age in 1846 when he joined a wagon train from Springfield, Illinois bound for the Sacramento valley in California, the infamous Donner Party. Eddy was chronicled as a hero who demonstrated honesty in dealing with others, unselfishness in the face of inhuman callousness, courage beyond limit, and endurance greater than any man should ever be expected to demonstrate.  Stewart wrote, "He was... rough-and-ready, no man to be trifled with in a quarrel and for the same reason a man to be counted on in a pinch.  He was enterprising, straightforward, and much liked in the company.  Among them all he seems to have been the best hunter and the most skilled in the arts of the frontiersmen." 

William H. Eddy

William H. Eddy

Margaret Eddy

Margaret Eddy

After he and his family were trapped for some time, dying of starvation, Eddy, half dead as he was went looking for help. After days of wandering he came across Indians that helped him get to Ritter house at Johnson's Ranch in the Sacramento Valley.  His trail of blood in the snow was used by rescue parties to retrace his journey.  But Eddy wouldn't rest, he had to get back to save his wife and two children. Before he could recover he organized relief party attempting a rescue for his family and the other unfortunate settlers.  It must have been a bitter defeat upon arriving at the campsite to learn that his baby daughter had died of starvation, followed by his wife, and next his son who was neglected with no one left to care for him.  Even more devastating must have been the confession of one of the camp survivors, named Lewis Keseberg, that he had eaten the body of the young boy James P. Eddy.  Considerable evidence existed from hearsay that he might have killed the child first.  Other survivors accused him of killing and eating another child of the same age named Georgie Foster. Eddy was was a hero in a lost cause. He served his traveling companions with all he had, but received a most inhumanly callous reward in return.  

Eddy shown here in a painting was depicted as a hero by often bringing back meat and other sources of food for the camp in efforts to save everyone, not just his own family. 

Eddy shown here in a painting was depicted as a hero by often bringing back meat and other sources of food for the camp in efforts to save everyone, not just his own family. 

Legend has it that the ghost of evil that is Keseberg, roams this area to this day, luring children out of their tents at night to never be seen or heard from again.

Legend has it that the ghost of evil that is Keseberg, roams this area to this day, luring children out of their tents at night to never be seen or heard from again.

It was later claimed that Keseberg was the first member of the party to resort to cannibalism. Some people believed he was involved in the deaths of other children including George Foster and Tamsen Donner. After he was rescued Keseberg sued for slander but was only granted $1 and forced to pay the costs of the court. He was cursed for the rest of his life suffering countless tragedies until old age. Kenseberg died penniless and alone in Sacramento in 1895. 

In 1848 Eddy married again in Gilroy, California. The marriage was not a success and following a divorce he married for a third time in 1856. William Eddy died on 24th December, 1859 at the age of 43. 

As for the rest of the party, forty-two emigrants and two Indian guides had died. However, the remaining forty-seven travellers survived. 

After the thaw, the camp where the Donner Party was trapped claimed to have had 22 ft of snow. The tops of these trees would have been the ground, where they chopped wood for warmth. 

After the thaw, the camp where the Donner Party was trapped claimed to have had 22 ft of snow. The tops of these trees would have been the ground, where they chopped wood for warmth. 

Meet Buddy Pops and Cruise Their Offerings That Include Gluten Free, Vegan, and Other Fresh Made Breakfast Items and Snacks

BuddyPops offers mind-blowing popsicles, toasts, and treats made from farmers market ingredients. We're proud to be a small business dedicated to community and nourishment. Our local community in Los Angeles inspires us in terms of ingredients, menu choices, and laid-back vibe. We've worked hard to create a fun and versatile menu that everyone can enjoy...vegan or gluten-free? We've got you covered. Just want something delicious? Done. 

Payment: Cash or CC

Breakfast 7-12PM:

  • Team Toast (gluten-free and vegan options available for all toasts)

    • Avocado Toast: avocado, arugula, preserved lemon, black sesame seed, lemon juice, cayanne, edible flowers, radish (optional hard-boiled egg) - $10

    • Almond Hazelnut Butter Toast: with banana and raw honey and flake salt - $8

    • Cinnamon Toast: with butter and cinnamon sugar - $4

  • Steel-Cut Oatmeal Bar (gluten-free and vegan): Steel cut oats and DIY toppings bar with brown sugar, honey, pumpkin seeds, coconut flakes, berries, butter, milk (dairy and non-dairy) - $8

  • Grab and Go Baked Goods (gluten-free and vegan options available): muffins, scones, and hard boiled eggs - $2-$5

Snacks 12PM-8PM (gluten-free and vegan options available):

  • Pops and Frozen Bananas $4-$5

    • Chocolate Shell

    • Toppings: Coconut, nuts, rose petals, choc. cookie crumb

  • Brownies $4

  • Cookies $3

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Sierra Stake Out
Sierra Stake Out

Meet Up and Ride to the Sierra Stake Out 2 | San Francisco | Los Angeles | Reno

FREE Sierra Stake Out moto flags while supplies last at each of the (3) meet up locations. 

FREE Sierra Stake Out moto flags while supplies last at each of the (3) meet up locations. 

Sometimes you feel like rolling solo, sometimes a group sounds fun too. Either way you roll is fine by us but if you are looking to meet up and have one hell of a ride to the SSO2, there are (3) meet up and rides lined up from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Reno. Each location offers some pretty rad stuff + each spot will be giving out a FREE Sierra Stake Out moto flag to riders to attach to the back of their bike while supplies last. Huge thank you to Lucky Wheels Garage LA, Iron and Resin SF, and See See Motorcycles Reno for hosting and providing a place to meet & ride. Read on and start making your plans, Sierra Stake Out 2 is only a few weeks away. 

Other routes can be found HERE if you are traveling light or coming from Portland, Boise, Vegas, Bay Area, LA/ Southern CA, or Salt Lake City Utah. As always, feel free to plan your own adventure if these routes don't meet your needs. 


Los Angeles | Lucky Wheels Garage 

Sierra Stake Out Meetup Spot Lucky Wheels Garage
  • Thursday August 2
  • Meet @ 6:30AM w/ full tank of gas
  • Address:Lucky Wheels Garage 255 N Mission Rd, Los Angeles CA 90033
  • Kickstands Up 7:30AM
  • Free 8 oz Drip Coffee & Sierra Stake Out moto flag to the first 30
  • Route from your location to SSO: LA To Emigrant Gap via HWY 395, Camp Thursday Night in Lone Pine
  • Distances per day: Day one 234 Miles, Day two 295 Miles 
  • Ride lead's name: Ty

San Francisco | Iron and Resin 

Photo by @apollopeepshow

Photo by @apollopeepshow

  • Friday August 3
  • Meet @ 9am w/ full tank of gas
  • Address: Iron and Resin SF 7 Columbus Ave, San Francisco
  • Kickstands Up 10am 
  • Free Kombucha, Coffee and Donuts + Sierra Stake Out moto flag to the first 30 riders
  • Route: Rider's choice
  • Lead: TBD

 


Reno | See See Motorcycles Reno 

Sierra Stake Out Meet Up See See Motorcycles Reno
  • Friday August 3rd
  • Meet @ 8am w/ full tank of gas
  • Address: See See Motorcycles Reno 131 Pine Street Reno NV 89501
  • Kickstands Up 10 am
  • Free cup of drip Coffee for ticket holders + 50% off all food items +30% off see see brand merchandise +10% off anything else in store + Sierra Stake Out moto flag to the first 15 riders
  • Route TBD
  • Ride lead's name: Jack Beisel