Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. – The “Southern Tier” Route
[ July 31 – August 23, 2020, 24 Days ]

Coast to Coast, baby! This is the ultimate adventure on the SCMR2020 event. Choose from one of three West Coast start locations (Los Angeles, San Francisco or Portland, OR) and ride all the way across our great nation visiting historic sites, riding cool roads, and seeing the best of what America has to offer along that specific route. We’ll be riding secondary roads and avoiding highways as much as possible. Most days will be ~250 miles and there will be approximately one rest day per week. It’s the perfect balance of seeing it all, getting there and having the epic adventure of a lifetime…

This ride travels along the southern tier of the USA. We leave Los Angeles in our rear-view mirrors and head for the mountains, sticking to higher elevations as best we can to avoid the heat. We’ll visit some funky mountain towns and ride some terrific roads –including a part of New Mexico’s Turquoise Trail — as we head towards Dallas, where we have another big roundup of women who will start with us there and ride to D.C. From Dallas, we head out through history-rich Oklahoma and its spectacular grasslands and on to Atlanta, another of our start cities where we pick up even more lady riders. Things get exciting after Atlanta because then we’re headed up to Knoxville where all three cross-country routes converge and we meet up with our sister riders coming in off their own epic journeys. This is where the real party starts. From Knoxville, we all ride together to Washington, D.C. — in small pods, not in a giant group! — for our three-day Grand Finale Extravaganza celebration.

Highlights:

  • Grand Canyon
  • Route 66
  • New Mexico’s Turquoise Trail
  • Ozarks
  • Oklahoma Grasslands
  • Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
  • Dallas Start City Party
  • Atlanta Start City Party
  • Knoxville, TN All-Routes-Converge Experience
  • Washington, D.C. Three-Day Grand Finale Extravaganza
Night Date Start End Miles
1 Friday, July 31, 2020 ***** Los Angeles, CA *****
2 Saturday, August 1, 2020 Los Angeles, CA Palm Desert, CA 150
3 Sunday, August 2, 2020 Palm Desert, CA Kingman, AZ 275
4 Monday, August 3, 2020 Kingman, AZ Grand Canyon National Park 189
5 Tuesday, August 4, 2020 Grand Canyon National Park Grand Canyon National Park *****
6 Wednesday, August 5, 2020 ***** Holbrook, AZ 189
7 Thursday, August 6, 2020 Holbrook, AZ Albuquerque, NM 291
8 Friday, August 7, 2020 Albuquerque, NM Taos, NM 146
9 Saturday, August 8, 2020 Taos, NM Borger, TX 299
10 Sunday, August 9, 2020 Borger, TX Oklahoma City, OK 261
11 Monday, August 10, 2020 Oklahoma City, OK Dallas, TX 251
12 Tuesday, August 11, 2020 ***** Dallas, TX *****
13 Wednesday, August 12, 2020 Dallas, TX Mena, AR 261
14 Thursday, August 13, 2020 Mena, AR Pine Bluff, AR 170
15 Friday, August 14, 2020 Pine Bluff, AR Oxford, MS 179
16 Saturday, August 15, 2020 Oxford, MS Birmingham, AL 219
17 Sunday, August 16, 2020 Birmingham, AL Atlanta, GA 183
18 Monday, August 17, 2020 Atlanta, GA Knoxville, TN 215
19 Tuesday, August 18, 2020 ***** Knoxville, TN *****
20 Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Knoxville, TN Roanoke, VA 295
21 Thursday, August 20, 2020 Roanoke, VA DC 237
22 Friday, August 21, 2020 ***** DC 75
23 Saturday, August 22, 2020 ***** DC 50
24 Sunday, August 23, 2020 RIDE HOME ***** *****

Chose Your Registration Type

Fully-Guided Registration

Fully-Guided Registration: Ride, Relax, Enjoy!

A ‘done for you’ touring/vacation experience with nothing to do but show up and ride! We’ve got all the logistics covered and will handle all the details and any travel hassles that come up.

Fully-Guided Registration – What’s Included:

  • Event Fee
  • Start City Party
  • Accommodations (All hotel rooms throughout the course of the event)
  • All Breakfasts and Dinners (Except rest day dinners)
  • Professional Ride Guides who lead you and smooth over any and all obstacles – many are MSF instructors
  • Breakdown Assistance and Pickup
  • Daily Route Briefing with Route Leaders
  • Logistical Support
  • Chase Vehicle Support (We carry your luggage so you only have to ride with layers, a camera, and a bottle of water!)
  • Automatic Check-in at hotels (keys waiting for you)
  • Free Parking
  • Dinner with the main group
  • Free entry to all event activities
  • Free Museum Entries
  • Roommate matching service
  • Knoxville to DC Experience – the entire 7 day/6 night event
  • SCMR2020 Keepsake
  • Special Surprises exclusively for Fully-Guided Riders

Fully-Guided Registration – What’s NOT Included:

Gas, tips, tolls, incidentals at the hotels, alcoholic beverages, dinners on the rest days, and National Parks entry fees.

Your registration fee includes a $50 donation to Final Salute, Inc., our event charity which supports homeless women veterans.

Self-Guided Registration

Self-Guided Registration: The DIY Pay-As-You-Go Option

If you register as a self-guided rider, then you are completely connected to us yet totally independent…you’ll pay an event fee to participate, then pick and choose what you want to participate in. This way you only pay for what you’re interested in – not the whole shebang. After registration we’ll send you a form on which you can let us know what nights you’ll be with us and your billing details, and we’ll send your booking details directly to our hotels (thereby saving you having to call all 21-24 hotels). They’ll charge you directly for any deposits and fees and you’re responsible for any changes to your reservations. (Note that because we are in some big cities with lots of events going on the same time as ours you may have to pay a deposit well in advance – our contract with each hotel is different.) We’ve tried our best to negotiate breakfasts to be included in your discounted room rates, but there will be some hotels where we did not (like those $38 breakfast buffets at big city hotels) so you can make that choice on your own.

Once you’re registered you’ll be able to find your own roommate (if you want one to help reduce costs) in our closed Facebook Group for SCMR2020 riders.

Self-Guided Registration – What’s Included:

  • Event Fee
  • Start City Party
  • Hotel Room Reservations (so you don’t have to call all 21-24 hotels)
  • Route Information
  • Information on and access to any and all “free” events we’ve negotiated along the way
  • Any “free” lunches at dealerships or partner venues along the way
  • Any “free” evening happy hours we’ve negotiated for the entire group
  • Daily Briefings (if desired)
  • Route Book
  • Goodie Bag
  • SCMR2020 Keepsake

Self-Guided Registration – What’s NOT Included:

  • SCMR2020 Experiences
    – The Sturgis Experience [3 days, 2 nights
    – August 10-12, 2020]
    – The Knoxville Experience [3 days, 2 nights
    – August 17-19, 2020]
    – The D.C. Only Grand Finale Celebration Experience
    (These are a special discounted price for Self-Guided riders)
  • Professional Ride Guides who lead you and smooth over obstacles (most are MSF instructors)
  • Chase Vehicle Support
  • Roommate matching service
  • Tips
  • Incidentals at the hotels
  • Accommodations (Hotel rooms)
  • Meals (some breakfasts are included)
  • Breakdown Assistance and Pickup (we strongly suggest you purchase your own)
  • Logistical Support
  • Automatic Check-in at hotels (keys ready and waiting for you..you will need to check in and pay yourself)
  • Parking
  • Some event activities
  • Gas
  • Tolls
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Museum entry fees
  • National Parks entry fees
Your registration fee includes a $50 donation to Final Salute, Inc., our event charity which supports homeless women veterans.

Our first 200 SCMR2020 registrations get a custom-embroidered, limited-edition SCMR2020 Helmet Bag!

Do you have more questions you need answered before you can register? Be sure to check out our Event FAQ. Still confused? Email Office@WomensMotorcycleTours.com after reading the Event FAQ and we’ll get you sorted out!

Be sure to sign up for email updates because we’ll be adding more experiences and new ways to join and that’s where we’ll announce our live Q&A call-in sessions.