Posted On 27 Apr 2024
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This entry is part 7 of 29 in the series AusMotorcyclist Issue#28


Did you enjoy the story about the unknown Route 66? Well, you can come and ride some of it, plus the The Bear’s other favourite roads and drink in his favourite bars with him. He has put the 16 day Bear’s Best of the West Tour together for a fortnight of the best riding in western USA.

Don’t be put off by the relatively high US dollar against ours. The cost of the tour represents extremely good value.

It ranges from US$5,995 per person for two people sharing one bike and one room to US$7,195 per person and bike, sharing a room with someone else and US$8,995 per person if you want a single room. Cost of air fares is not included, but the price includes Harley Davidson rental; you get a first and second choice of model. Some BMW and Honda models may be available at an additional cost of $40 per day.

And here’s the final kicker: mention The Bear’s name when you book and you’ll get a discount of $300 per motorcycle!

You’ll ride from Los Angeles to Palm Springs and Kingman, Arizona before visiting the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and a whole bunch of other spectacular national parks including Zion. From Las Vegas you’ll tackle the stark beauty of Death Valley, ride into Yosemite National Park by way of Tioga Pass and then visit Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. After crossing the Californian Central Valley you’ll ride the Big Sur Road and return to Los Angeles.

You will also have lunch along the way with The Bear’s friend, internationally famous designer Craig Vetter who will talk about his projects.

The tour starts on the 15th of August and ends on the 30th.

Absolute deadline for booking is the 15th of June, but I would obviously suggest you get in before that; the maximum number of participants is 20.

“You’ve got to be on this tour,” says The Bear, “If you’ve enjoyed my stories of riding the US West.”

For more information and bookings, please email Skip at and copy him in at

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