San Francisco to D.C. – The “National Parks and Heartland” Route
[ August 2 – 23, 2020 21 Nights, 22 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…

We leave the Golden State and head through nearby Nevada across the Loneliest Highway in America, Historic Route 50. From Nevada, we head to the crown jewels of our National Parks System, Zion and Bryce National Parks. From the red rocks of Utah, we head straight to the Rocky Mountains and stop in the Colorado Springs/Denver area where more lady riders join us. After an exhilarating ride up Pike’s Peak, we continue through America’s Heartland on our way to Knoxville, TN, 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.


  • Historic Route 50
  • Lake Tahoe
  • Zion National Park
  • Bryce National Park
  • Rocky Mountains
  • Pike’s Peak
  • Denver Area Start City Party
  • Knoxville, TN All-Routes-Converge Experience
  • Washington, D.C. Three-Day Grand Finale Extravaganza
Night Date Start End Miles
1 Sunday, August 2, 2020 ***** San Francisco, CA *****
2 Monday, August 3, 2020 San Francisco, CA Carson City, NV 271
3 Tuesday, August 4, 2020 Carson City, NV Ely, NV 320
4 Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Ely, NV Salt Lake City, UT 274
5 Thursday, August 6, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT Richfield, UT 172
6 Friday, August 7, 2020 Richfield, UT Cortez, CO 317
7 Saturday, August 8, 2020 Cortez, CO Gunnison, CO 269
8 Sunday, August 9, 2020 Gunnison, CO Colo Spgs/Denver, CO 158
9 Monday, August 10, 2020 ***** Colo Spgs/Denver, CO *****
10 Tuesday, August 11, 2020 Colo Spgs/Denver, CO Goodland, KS 256
11 Wednesday, August 12, 2020 Goodland, KS Dodge City, KS 225
12 Thursday, August 13, 2020 Dodge City, KS Coffeyville, KS 290
13 Friday, August 14, 2020 Coffeyville, KS Harrison, AR 193
14 Saturday, August 15, 2020 Harrison, AR Little Rock, AR 165
15 Sunday, August 16, 2020 Little Rock, AR Jackson, TN 269
16 Monday, August 17, 2020 Jackson, TN Knoxville, TN 328
17 Tuesday, August 18, 2020 ***** Knoxville, TN *****
18 Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Knoxville, TN Roanoke, VA 288
19 Thursday, August 20, 2020 Roanoke, VA DC 233
20 Friday, August 21, 2020 ***** ***** *****
21 Saturday, August 22, 2020 ***** DC 50
22 Sunday, August 23, 2020 RIDE HOME ***** *****

***NOTE: Route is still subject to slight modifications in itinerary.***

Chose Your Registration Type

Fully-Guided Registration

Fully-Guided Registration: Ride, Relax, Enjoy!

A ‘done for you’ full-on touring/vacation experience. We’ve got you covered and handle all the details and travel hassles.

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

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 Knoxville Experience
    – 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 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.