Basecamp is right in town so restaurants and gas stations are within a 10 minute drive.  Click on links below for more venue information.

Ridgecrest weather

See an aerial tour of ride camp

Directions to Basecamp  located at the Desert Empire Fairgrounds in Ridgecrest, CA

Want comfortable accommodations at basecamp?  Reserve your house trailer through Hi Desert Trailer Rentals

Airport information for flying in to the ride site

RV Park information/reservations  (there is an RV Park adjacent to the fairgrounds.  No horses allowed)

Fun and interesting attractions in the area:               Click here for the full article

Death Valley National Park  (home to the continental lowest point of elevation)

Mt. Whitney (the highest continental point of elevation)

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

Maturango Museum of Natural History (schedule tours of local petroglyphs here)

Museum of Western Film History in Lone Pine

Trona Pinnacles

BLM Horse and Burro Facility

U.S. Naval Museum of Armament and Technology

Scenic drive up Highway 395 along the Eastern Sierras

Twenty Mule Team Museum

Basecamp is right in town so restaurants and gas stations are within a 10 minute drive.  Click on links below for more venue information.

Ridgecrest weather

See an aerial tour of ride camp

Directions to Basecamp  located at the Desert Empire Fairgrounds in Ridgecrest, CA

Want comfortable accommodations at basecamp?  Reserve your house trailer through Hi Desert Trailer Rentals

Airport information for flying in to the ride site

RV Park information/reservations  (there is an RV Park adjacent to the fairgrounds.  No horses allowed)

Fun and interesting attractions in the area:               Click here for the full article

Death Valley National Park  (home to the continental lowest point of elevation)

Mt. Whitney (the highest continental point of elevation)

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

Maturango Museum of Natural History (schedule tours of local petroglyphs here)

Museum of Western Film History in Lone Pine

Trona Pinnacles

BLM Horse and Burro Facility

U.S. Naval Museum of Armament and Technology

Scenic drive up Highway 395 along the Eastern Sierras

Twenty Mule Team Museum

Ridgecrest, CA

Ridgecrest  is located in the Mojave Desert on the eastern side of the Sierra Mountains at their most southern tip. In town is the Desert Empire Fairgrounds which will be home to the 2019 AERC National Championship Ride.

The Desert Empire Fairgrounds

The Desert Empire Fairgrounds is within the city limits of Ridgecrest, CA and will be the base camp for the 2019 AERC National Championship Rides.  Stalls are available for rent and there is spacious room for parking large rigs.  There is running water in camp (bring a hose) and flush toilets with hot showers.

2019 AERC National Championship Signature Sponsors

We are pleased to have so many sponsors this year supporting the Nation's destination ride. Our Signature Sponsors have have made significant contributions to make the ride even more special for our premier event. We want to thank all of the sponsors for their generosity and commitment to Endurance in America!

Specialized Saddles
Specialized Saddles
Pandora Saddles
Pandora Saddles
Stonewall Saddle Company
Stonewall Saddle Company
Ghost Treeles Saddles
Ghost Treeles Saddles
Saddle Up/Freeform Saddles
Saddle Up/Freeform Saddles
Saddle Up/Freeform Saddle
Saddle Up/Freeform Saddle