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The 77th annual Greenhorn Ride

is all laid out for May 27, 2023 and it’s a BEAUTIFUL route running from LA to Mariposa, the long and scenic way, with nearly 400 beautiful motorcycle miles on day one terminating overnight in Mariposa.


As always, the Greenhorn route is a road tour, always secret until the day of the event. It’s FREE and open to the public… all riders are welcome. Everyone must sign in at the start Saturday morning. Each rider receives a commemorative ride pin, a carefully laid out turn-by-turn route sheet, and chances to win thousands of dollars’ worth of motorcycle related prizes from our sponsors: Tobacco Motorwear, TORC helmets, Lexin helmet comm systems, Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys, and STELLAR Moto Brand.

Many riders have already started to make their hotel reservations. Any hotel in Mariposa is ok, as it’s a small town.  For campers, you must pre-purchase passes online to camp at the Mariposa Fairgrounds and dinner will be included with that pass. Passes must be purchased in advance before May 10, 2023 from this link. Use code: PasadenaMCNo same-day camping passes will be available. Plan ahead! You might consider staying a second night as it’s a holiday weekend so that you can explore nearby Yosemite National Park.

The 2023 Greenhorn Ride is set up as a “poker run” style event which means everyone goes at their own pace, alone or with a group, and there are several checkpoints along the route where each rider stops to draw a card. At the finish, in Mariposa, your cards, which correspond to points, will determine the HIGH HAND and LOW HAND trophy winners. Also, we are thrilled to present the perpetual Del Kuhn Memorial Trophy for riders who stay the course and come closest to our pre-determined ideal finishing time. We offer a totally optional dirt section at one point along the route for any dual-sport riders who want to get off-road for a bit. That section rejoins the road route before the finish and will also have a timed Del Kuhn Memorial Trophy winner.


Pasadena Motorcycle Club is a non-profit organization, and we produce these rides, historically, for YOU, our friends, the general public, to expose you all to the lesser-known backroads in California. We invite and challenge you to follow a safe but technical all-day course that will expose you to some of the most fun riding available anywhere. That’s why it’s said that the Greenhorn is always the best ride of the year.

Pay attention to our Instagram page or our website for more details in the coming weeks. Thank you.

CAMPING PASS Registration Link Use CODE: PasadenaMC

77th Annual Greenhorn Ride and Rally


Memorial Day Weekend May 27-28, 2023!

CAMPING Update - Feb 26, 2023


All 2023 Greenhorn Riders that want to camp out Saturday night with us in Mariposa after the ride must pre-pay for their pass no later than May 10. The sooner the better - for the catering company to get a head count.

Our friends at the BMW club have secured the entire Mariposa Fairgrounds and are reserving a special area for us Greenhorners to pitch our tents and camp together. There is a beer garden and other vendors. Sunday morning there will be food trucks.


Reserve Camp Pass Link:


Select: Special Pasadena MC Greenhorn One Day Pass $60 and USE CODE: PasadenaMC


Price: $60 (per person) includes camping and a catered meal Saturday night.


If you want to stay a second night at the fairgrounds you’ll have to instead buy (in advance) the full price weekend event pass $105-$135.


Reserve your Saturday camp pass now (or book any hotel for yourself in Mariposa) and enjoy the best ride of the year May 27-28, 2023.


Thank you,

Trevor R.

2023 Ride chairman


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