Location, location, location!
One of the biggest surprises to attendees of the Inaugural STAGECOACH Classic Motorcycle Rally was the beautiful location. While technically in the town limits of Julian, the rally takes place on the east side of the mountain village of Shelter Valley. Now known as County Highway S-2, this desert road began its’ history back in the 1700’s by the Spaniards before serving as a mail and stage route and earning the title of The Great Southern Overland Stage Route of 1849. Paved in 1929, the route now takes you to some of the most beautiful riding roads in Southern California.
Law Tigers Ponderosa Camp
Returning to the 2024 rally is The Law Tigers Ponderosa Camp, an exclusive group camping area just for STAGECOACH Rally attendees. In this group area right across Rally Alley from the CBS Pavilion, you can set up your tent or RV in your own spot or in the open-tent area amongst other rally’ers. Enjoy your own fire pit and Santa Maria-style grill…PLUS, you’ll get a limited edition Rally Pint Glass! Space is limited. Available only with a PonderosaPass!
Camping, RV’s, cabins
Along this old desert highway is the Stage Coach Trails Resort, home to the STAGECAOCH Rally. This family owned and operated campground features accommodations for everyone. From tent and RV camping to cabins small and large, this is where your rally experience begins! Full hookups at every site and clean, spacious facilities make this the most comfortable spot in the desert, especially after a day of riding! The attentive campground staff keep the grounds spotless and Stagecoach Trails even has a fully stocked general store with groceries, camping goods, a full deli and even hand-scooped ice cream!
Come for the roads, come for the trails! Whatever your flavor, the STAGECAOCH Rally is your hub for an unforgettable classic motorcycle riding experience. Visit Ride Central and choose on of our suggested routes or design your own! Jump on Highway S-2 and head up the mountain for a slice of apple pie or descend down toward sea-level and explore the Anza-Borrego Desert. Do both and still be back to camp in time for dinner! You won’t find a better location to begin your rally experience!