May 4 thru May 7.
March Moto Madness California is Back at Blackmore Ranch
Join Us for Epic Riding Among Spring Wildflowers at a Historic Motorsports Ranch!
Blackmore Ranch 26125 Washington Ave, Murrieta, CA 92562
Spring 2023 is shaping up to be a wildflower super bloom event not to be missed! We are pleased to be back at Blackmore Ranch, bigger and better than ever with numerous vendors, top-notch food and music, local riding, GPS routes, fishing and much more.
is a historic Southern California venue located in Murrieta, California.
The Blackmore Family, local to the Temecula Valley for five generations, has been instrumental in the building of the valley’s roads and cities. Best known as a “Horsepower Ranch” the Blackmore facility houses a museum quality motorcycle collection and many unique features from tracks to ponds, pristine manicured grounds and even a vintage CAT collection.
They’ve recently added a large new bathroom, a shower house and a laundry room, so there is absolutely no reason to suffer!
Gates Open: Noon on Thursday, March 30th (No Early Arrivals)
Gates Close: Noon on Sunday, April 2nd
Space for up to 20 RV/Camper Trailers - Please reserve at signup; no hookups
Tent Camping - Anywhere on the grass around the ponds
Hotels - Multiple options nearby
- Pre-Registration Only. No cash option at the gate. Register online only through March 20th.
- $190 for Thursday-Sunday Pass
- $175 for Friday-Sunday Pass
- $30 for Friday Taco Night and Oregon BDR Night only
- $40 for Saturday night BBQ and live music
- $20 for RV reservation for entire event
INCLUDED WITH REGISTRATION
- Two- or three-nights camping
- Dinner Friday and Saturday
- Breakfast Saturday and Sunday
- Single day/evening passes are available
- Free Event Shirt for those who sign up prior to March 10th
- Fantastic local riding in the Cleveland National Forest, Mt Palomar, San Jacinto Mountains and more!
- Adventure motorcycling vendors
- BDR Movie Night Friday in the race shop moto museum with BDR ambassadors
- Live Music Saturday night
- GS Giants Adventure Challenge Course by Dennis Godwin on the motocross track
- Off-road skills coaching with Rob Day
- Evening campfires
- GPX tracks and maps for self-guided rides
- Beer from 805 Firestone Walker Brewing Company
- Door and raffle prizes
- Showers and laundry (New for 2023)
- LOTS OF FUN and camaraderie!
Q1: What is the background of March Moto Madness?
A1: March Moto Madness is a loosely organized world-wide “movement” of Adventure Bike riders breaking out in early spring camping and riding events. It has expanded around the globe and now encompasses more than 22 countries. With the encouragement and support of the GS Giants, the California version has been an annual event since 2014.
Q2: What’s up with Thursday afternoon/evening?
A1: Back by popular demand, we will open up camping for Thursday evening. You are on your own for food and drinks Thursday night and Friday morning. Many participants traditionally make Thursday a potluck dinner event. The main advantage for arriving Thursday is that you can enjoy an extra full day of riding on Friday, or taking advantage of skills development with the Adventure Challenge course or off- road instruction. You may also simply enjoy some extra down time and fishing in the Blackmore ponds.
Q3: What are the Blackmore Ranch hours and Quiet Time?
Q3: Blackmore Ranch does have security gates. They will be closed at 10:00 PM in the evening and open at 7:00 AM in the morning. This is the Quiet Time for the Ranch. There will be a gate code available upon request if you need to go in/out during the Quiet Time.
Q4: I don’t camp. What are my options?
A4: There are numerous hotel options in nearby Murrieta and Temecula in all price ranges.
Q5: Where can I learn more about what to expect and how to plan?
A5: Stop in at BMW Motorcycles of Riverside for detailed Q&A, camping and packing tips, advanced downloads of GPS files, and more!
Q5: Can I ride the Adventure Challenge Course?
A5: Everyone who is a MMM participant can test and develop their skills on the Challenge Course. This course is a welcomed new addition for 2023 and is specially designed by Dennis Godwin. The purpose is to help develop and practice important off-road skills and will be useful for all levels of riders. Fun for newer riders and with challenging sections for the highly skilled. Dennis is famous for his course creations, which he had done for the GS Trophy competitions and numerous regional and national rallies. We are absolutely thrilled to have Dennis create a course for us at Blackmore Ranch!
Q6: Is there a charge for Off-Road Instruction?
A6: Rob Day will be in camp on Friday and Saturday to offer off-road riding instruction tailored to your needs and experience level. Rob is graciously donating his services, but the rumor is he loves cookies.
Q7: Will there be a pre-announced agenda so I can plan the timing of my rides?
A7: Yes, a daily itinerary will be published, and it is our intention to share it in advance. In general, dinner is between 6 and 7 pm and breakfast between 7 and 8 am. Quiet Time in the evening is 10 PM.
Q8: I heard that I can fish in the ponds on the ranch. Is that true?
Q8: Yes, you are welcome to fish in the ponds at Blackmore Ranch. They are stocked with bass and a few are getting to be decent size. CATCH and RELEASE ONLY. The owners may request that you relocate some fish from one pond to another. More info at the Ranch.
Q9: Will there be a raffle?
A9: Many more vendors have requested to be part of the 2023 MMM. Please support them!! We will have a raffle for donated items again this year and appreciate your participation. The raffle is helpful in keeping our overall prices down and gives attendees a chance to bring home some great items.
Q10: What is new at Blackmore Ranch?
Q10: SHOWERS and LAUNDRY!! Blackmore Ranch has built an amazing bathroom and shower house and a limited laundry facility in case you fall in the mud and have an urgent need for some clean clothes.
Q11: Is this event only for BMW riders?
A11: Absolutely Not! This is a fantastic event for any rider on any bike. There are plenty of local single track for dual sport riders, fire roads for adventure bikes of all makes and models, and street rides for everyone else. There will be a BDR movie night and live music for friends or family who would like to enjoy a Friday or Saturday evening out. We only ask that you have a love for two-wheels and an adventurous spirit!
Q12: What hashtags should I use when I post my photos and updates on social media?
A12: #MMM2023 #BLACKMORERANCH #BMWMCRIVERSIDE #BMWMOR #MAKELIFEARIDE
Q13: What is your cancellation policy?
A13: We understand that life gets in the way sometimes and we try to balance that against keeping our costs and fees very manageable. We can refund your registration fees up until March 22nd with a $20 service charge. After that, we have made commitments to vendors we cannot back out of and cannot guarantee a refund.
SPONSORS and VENDORS
1) BMW Motorcycles of Riverside
2) BMW of North America
3) Pacific Powersports – Brian Cornelius
4) T Creations Helmet Painting - Tristan Koepfli
5) Moto Ventures – Andre LaPlante
6) Black Dog Cycle Works – Kurt Forget
7) To be updated...