This year (2017) the CCMA (Central Coast Motorcycle Association) has dedicated the Nathan Woods Memorial Off-Road Poker Run to raising funds for the benefit of Jessy Nelson through Road 2 Recovery, a purpose that Nathan would have whole heartedly supported. Jessy Nelson grew up locally riding the Pozo trails, and was mentored by the late Nathan Woods. The two racers practiced together, and even competed in the CCMA’s annual Hangover, in which Jessy was able to break Nathan’s long winning streak.
The event consists of a 35 mile trail ride through the scenic and challenging motorcycle trails in the Los Padres National Forest, Black Mountain District (known locally as “Pozo”.) The staging area is about 20 miles from Santa Margarita, California. Pancake breakfast will be available for riders at 8:00 a.m. Riders will draw cards at various stations along the route. After the ride is completed, the event concludes at the nearby historic Pozo Saloon. Riders will be entertained with music and prizes will be awarded to the riders with the best and even the worst set of cards. There will be tri-tip barbeque at the Saloon, and of course there will be plenty of beverages of all kinds available for your refreshment. In addition, there will be a fundraising raffle (which can get pretty loud and raucous!) and a silent auction. All proceeds for this event will go to the Road 2 Recovery to assist in Jessy Nelson’s recovery from a spinal cord injury. The CCMA welcomes all riders and non-riders to this event. It is a fun event supporting a worthy cause in memory of an accomplished and respected racer.
In addition to the off road ride, there will be an Adventure ride starting in Paso Robles at 8:30 a.m., covering about 125 miles or dirt and paved roads through the scenic hills and countryside of the Central Coast. The ride will also end at the Pozo Saloon for the fundraising activities.
For more info please feel free to contact Hadley Osran at 805-440-7830.
To join in the fun get registered today! https://r2r.regfox.com/nathan-woods-memorial-ccmas-off-road-or-adventure-poker-run-benefiting-jessy-nelson
Meet at: Turkey Flats in the Las Padres National Forest approximately 4 miles east at Pozo.
Registration & Pancake Breakfast – 8am
First Out: 9am – Last Out: 10am – Last In: 12:30pm
Green/Red Stickers and spark arrestor required on OFF-ROAD ride. Both will be reviewed at registration. All campers must follow Forest Service rules including fire restrictions. Full loop approximately 35 miles with optional shorter routes.
From CA Highway 101 (north of San Luis Obispo) , exit 211 CA-58/El Camino Real to Santa Margarita, go 1.8 miles to CA-58/Estrada Rd. and turn right, then in 0.25 miles turn left on CA-58, in 1.25 miles stay straight on Pozo Rd. In 16 miles the Pozo Saloon will be on your left. To staging area, continue on Pozo Rd. 1.3 miles, stay straight onto Parkhill Rd. Go 2.5 miles to Black Mountain Rd./FS route 29S02 turn right to staging area.
From the Central Valley, there are several options, including Hwy 46 to Paso Robles, then go south on Hwy 101 to exit 211 Santa Margarita and follow directions above. Other options include taking Hwy 58 westt until it meets Pozo Rd. in Santa Margarita, go left 16 miles to Pozo Saloon and follow directions above.
Meet at: Brown’s Cycles on Stockdale Rd. in North Paso Robles.
Registration at Brown’s Cycles- 8am
Take off by 8:30am
Riders leave at 8am in Paso Robles from Brown’s Cycles and end at the Pozo Saloon at 1pm. 125 + miles Adventure ride through the hills of Paso Robles and Cambria. Street and dirt roads that finish at the Pozo Saloon for the BBQ.
If traveling north on CA Highway 101 exit Stockdale Rd. left, the quick right onto Stockdale Rd. for .75 miles, Brown’s is on your left.
From the north exit right onto Exline Rd. and then quick left onto Stockdale Rd.
BBQ with all the fixins’ at Pozo Saloon Starts at 1:00pm
Live music, raffles, silent and live auction.
Riders, family, & friends are encouraged to join in at the BBQ!