Sheetiron 300 Dualsport
The 2017 Sheetiron 300 Dualsport will be held this year!
Participants this year should be aware of the following:
- We will not be going through the Mendocino National Forest. Because of the extremely wet weather we have been having, the following roads in the forest (at a minimum) are closed due to road collapse, huge mudslides, and the like: Goat Mountain Road, M5, M10, and Elk Mountain Road between Lake Pillsbury and Potter Valley. The USFS has been unable to get out and check other roads and trails in the forest, and they and Lake County Public Works do not have the resources to repair the closed roads prior to the dates of the Sheetiron 300 Dualsport event.
- There will be limited single track. The dirt sections for the event would consist only of Bartlett Springs Road, Sherwood-Fort Bragg Road, Navarro Ridge Road, Low Gap Road, and Cow Mountain OHV. So, there would be single-track only through Cow Mountain.
- Here are partial maps showing the course: (The portion not drawn on these maps is the usual course.)
Brent Snyder, Chairman
2017 Sheetiron 300 Dualsport
Oakland Motorcycle Club
This two-day ride begins in Stonyford on Saturday morning, ends up in Fort Bragg on Saturday night, and returns to Stonyford on Sunday afternoon. It takes place each year on the weekend before Memorial Day Weekend. This ride is non-competitive, and riders of all abilities are welcomed. Hard and easy splits are available.
Secure camping is available all weekend at the Stonyford Rodeo Grounds. Riders are responsible for making their own accommodations in Fort Bragg. The Oakland Motorcycle Club provides transportation of small gear bags and any necessary camping equipment to and from Fort Bragg.
Open Letter to Sheetiron 300 Riders
The flyer/application for the 2017 Sheetiron 300 Dualsport is posted below.
Note: Applications will not be accepted prior to April 1. Mail your application to arrive on that date, or hand-deliver it to the address on the application any time after midnight on April first. This event usually sells out very fast — in less than 2 days last year! All entries are processed on a first-come basis. Multiple entries may be submitted in one envelope with a single check; all such entries will either be accepted or rejected together. Do not mail applications to our Oakland address. Acceptance letters will be mailed April 10. Be patient!
Waiting List Information
Note that there are always cancelations for this event, as the plans for the participants may change unexpectedly. Entries received after the 500-rider cutoff will be placed on the waiting list in the order in which they are received. (An entry with a check is required to be placed on the waiting list. If you would like to be removed from the waiting list, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.) I will contact riders on the waiting list in the order in which they were received, as slots become available.
Your bike must be able to go a minimum of 100 miles between fuel stops and be in sound mechanical condition for three hundred miles of trails, dirt roads, and pavement. A rollchart and a rider map will be provided to you at sign-in after you pass the tech and sound inspection. You will need a Jart-style rollchart holder. Please do not try to do the ride without a rollchart holder; all the information, routes, and instructions will be on the rollchart. Sorry, no GPS tracks are available.
At sign-in for the Sheetiron 300 Dualsport, all riders will be required to sign a waiver. Please read this waiver prior to your arrival at the event.
Don't be a squirrel: Due to the strict Forest Service laws and our ride being threatened with permanent cancelation, ALL BIKES must meet the 96db noise regulation, have a US Forest Service approved spark arrestor, and be LEGALLY licensed and equipped for street use. Please travel safely and slowly through residential areas and near private farms, ranches, cabins, and homes. Be considerate, represent our sport responsibly, and help us save this ride for future years.
The Oakland Motorcycle Club is a sanctioned AMA promotor, a licensee of the Mendocino National Forest, and an equal opportunity service provider. The U.S. Forest Service requests that you take care not to spread noxious weeds. See here and here.
Note: If you bring your non-street-legal motocross bike with your wife’s license plate zip-tied to the back fender, you will not be able to participate in our ride! (This is for the good of the sport and this ride, and to keep your bike from being impounded, and to keep you from seeing the inside of the county pokey.)
Please refer to these rider instructions for details about the event.
For more information please contact our Sheetiron hotlines:
510-888-1930 (evenings and weekends, or leave a message)
Thanks to everybody who participates in this ride! Rider photos from this event are always available at