***WCR 2020 HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, DUE TO COVID-19. STAY TUNED FOR THE NEW DATES COMING SOON***
WARNING: Neither WCR, Biker Atlas, Saddle Sore Ranch, nor any of it’s owners, staff, partners, sponsors or affiliates are responsible for:
- Personal Injury
- Property Damage
- Old Lady in wrong tent
- Old Man in wrong tent
- Lost Spouses
- Lost Property
- Lost Virginity
WHAT IS IT? – WCR is an annual, old school weekend party for 21 and older only. At WCR, we have on-site camping (tent and RV sites), cookouts, old school biker games, biker rodeo, swap meet, live music, flat track racing, great area rides, our notorious nightly campfire parties and more… WCR is also the final destination for the Blue Collar Build Off, a nationwide, low budget bike building competition, as featured in The Horse – Backstreet Choppers Magazine, Quick Throttle Magazine and more..
WHERE IS IT? – The West Coast Rendezvous is held at the Saddle Sore Ranch just off of Route 66 on western edge of Arizona, where California, Nevada and Arizona all meet. It is on private property, on an unpaved road, that is almost entirely graded and maintained by the county. Motorcycles, cars, pickup trucks, suv’s, RV’s, campers, etc can access the Ranch without issue, as long as you follow OUR MAP. Only follow OUR MAP. Do NOT follow gps, or attempt any alternate route.
The seclusion is part of the appeal at the Saddle Sore Ranch. It allows us to have a great time, and make amazing memories, without disturbing any neighbors and without having nosey neighbors disturb us. To date, we have had thousands of people at the ranch, from around the world. They come on motorcycles, trikes, cars, trucks, rv’s, motorhomes, etc. All without issue. However, please be advised that due to the road conditions in certain areas, for extended length rv’s, motorhomes or vehicles pulling extended length trailers, high clearance is recommended.
WHAT GOES ON AT THE EVENT? – Thursday is “early arrival day”. Longer distance travelers rolling in, setting up camp, maybe a few vendors setting up, etc. Go for some day rides, etc. Based on how many early arrivals we have, we may do some games, contests, etc on Thursday, and we will have a campfire party Thursday night.
Friday we have more arrivals setting up camp, more vendors setting up, etc. We also have the “Builder’s Ride” consisting of the Blue Collar Build Off bikes. All pre-registered attendees are welcome to come ride along with the builders for this 100 mile ride with several stops in between. Other people will head off for some of their own area riding. We will do some biker games and activities onsite based on attendees. By Friday night, the music, games and campfire parties will kick off in full force.
Saturday morning, the Blue Collar Build Off teams will ride into Oatman, AZ and display their bikes for the Pre-Show for some 10,000 to 20,000 people to see. Other event attendees may choose to go explore some of the AMAZING area rides, including the Grand Canyon West Rim with the famous glass “Skywalk”, or ride up to the Hoover Dam, Hualapai Mountain, the World Famous “Mohave Rattlesnake” with 222 curves in 10 miles, and more. You can also ride just over the hill to the town of Laughlin, NV for tshirts, concerts, casinos, gambling, fishing, boating, jet skis etc right on the Colorado River. Don’t forget to “Get Your Kicks on Route 66″… The area surrounding the Saddle Sore Ranch is home to the longest uninterrupted stretch of Route 66 that is still in existence today. Along the way, you can visit historic “Wild West” towns on the Route like Seligman, AZ., Hackberry, AZ., Oatman, AZ., Needles, CA., and more. Tour the Route 66 Museum in Kingman, AZ.
Wherever your adventures take you during the day, head back to the Ranch for the evening festivities that go deep into the night. Bands kick off at 6pm Saturday night, Free Beer (while it lasts, limited hours), Biker games, activities, campfire parties and contests including Ride-In Chopper Show, Best Body Paint, Best Tattoo, Best Beard, Best Beer Belly, Miss SSR contest, Blue Collar Build Off final judging and more. Our flat track is open for the “Run What Ya Brung” races. Choppers, mini bikes, pit bikes, go carts, bar stools, motorized coolers… Whatever… Run What Ya Brung… We also have the “SSR SCRAMBLE” which is a race down to the end of our (unpaved) road and back. Only about a mile round trip. This race is not just about being the fastest. Riders get extra points for funny and creative protective gear. How crazy can YOU get???
Sunday we pick a spot, and have a group ride in the morning, usually back around lunchtime. Those that stay behind at the ranch will have games and activities on-site. Then we will start packing up, saying our “Good Bye’s”, and start planning to come back next year.
Our event is open to everyone that can show mutual respect. All bikes, riders, guests and colors. We will show you, your friends and your club the same level of respect that you show to us, our property and our guests. SSR is a neutral zone, unaffiliated with any club.
ARIZONA ISN’T “WEST COAST”. WTF??? – EVERYONE is welcome at the event, but mainly, the West Coast Rendezvous is a gathering (aka “rendezvous”) of people from the west coast, and surrounding states. Including California, Oregon, Utah, Nevada and Arizona. We do get people in from as far away as Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas, but we didn’t feel right calling it the “East Coast Rendezvous”.
WHAT TO EXPECT – Expect unpaved roads, expect your bike to get dusty, expect bon fires, expect partial (or full) female nudity, and most of all, expect to have a kick ass time!!! For 2020, the WCR will host the final judging, awards ceremony and afterparty for the Blue Collar Build Off. Sponsored by Samson Exhaust, Red Rock Harley-Davidson, Steve Soffa, Ricky Bongos, Biker Atlas, and more. The WCR promises to be one hell of a good time for all who attend. NO GLASS ALLOWED AT THE SADDLE SORE RANCH AND NO DISCHARGING OF FIREARMS.
VENDOR SPOTS – Vendor spots are limited and on a first come, first serve basis. Vendors must bring everything they need. Tents, tables, chairs, displays, and their own lighting and power supply. Solar and battery powered lights are acceptable. If you will be vending after dark, you will need lights. No electricity will be provided. If you need electricity, bring your own generator. Email Rob@BikerAtlas.com if you would like to set up a vendor booth.
Don’t want to camp? The Saddle Sore Ranch is located between the cities of Kingman, AZ and Laughlin, NV which are only about 15 to 20 miles away. Both cities offer all of the services you may want. Including hotels, shopping, dining, WalMart and more… Laughlin is on the Colorado River, and also offers Las Vegas style casinos and gambling.