Moonlight Madness Poker Run 2021

Moonlight Madness Poker Run 2021 is set for June 25, 26 and 27. We are submitting our application for the permit to conduct our run! Time to get back to Bald Base Camp!!

Registration is now open for Moonlight Madness 2021: CLICK HERE


Moonlight Madness Poker Run 2020 was cancelled due to COVID 19.

We regret to publicly informed everyone that unfortunately Moonlight Madness 2020 is now officially CANCELLED. Over the past 36 years, the club has had to overcome many setbacks and obstacles along the way. We've pushed the date a couple times due to severe winters. We've had to adhere to more strict regulations from the Forest Service, but we have ALWAYS overcome all these. We wanted to make this year's "MOONLIGHT MADNESS CORONA CRAWL 2020" and have it FREE to attend. We still would be required to submit a permit and operational plan to the SNF. In addition, we would be required to follow a strict list of COVID-19 precautions. After accessing the entire process and added requirements, the club membership voted to cancel this year's run. Everyone's health and safety is the upmost importance to us, far more than a poker run. Our club is blessed with a family style membership of friends who love Moonlight Madness, so this was NOT an easy decision to make. We'll be up at Base Camp as a club and individuals enjoying the Sierra National Forest. Please enjoy the trails responsibly, take care of each other and be good stewards of the trails. Take care all and have a wonderful summer full of wheeling!!


Moonlight Madness Poker Run 2019

Weekend of June 21, 22 and 23, 2019


PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: Please Share with your friends and on your club/group pages. Moonlight Madness is being rescheduled to JULY 19-21, 2019 due to the late winter conditions still present at Bald Mountain OHV trails and 9S09 "Rockcreek Rd" into Bald Base Camp. This was a huge decision to make; therefore we went in yesterday with Mr. Nolen from the Sierra National Forest to evaluate the conditions.

We staged at the Dinkey Creek Staging Area on Dinkey Creek Rd and traveled in on 9S09. The road is fairly clear to the Lower Green Gate. Just past that intersection is a gate which is closed for winter. Beyond that about 1/4 mile was the first of 13 trees we cut and removed to get to Base Camp. You'll see by the pictures that there is still a lot of snow still on 9S09; in fact, too much to expect to melt by June 22. Besides, it takes us as the hosting club 3, sometime 4 weekends in a row to get Basecamp and the trails ready for Moonlight. We made the decision solely based on the conditions. The SNF did not tell us to reschedule it, the conditions did. It would be irresponsible of us to maintain the date and end up having all the problems associated with people just trying to access base camp.

This picture was taken on JUNE 02.. We are on 9S09 Rockcreek Rd. traveling in from the Dinkey Creek side towards basecamp.

The snow drifts are consist 2'-5' of snow in some areas. Just past the Swamp Lake intersection, the drifts are for almost a 1/2 mile, off camber and 5' above the asphalt.

Now.. all the questions?

1. What about me who already pre-paid and cannot attend on the weekend of July 19-21? Here's what you do. Email us at: your request for a refund. You can ask for a total refund. We do apologize for the inconvenience; especially knowing some have requested time off work to plan for this weekend.
2. Is pre-registration still open if we want to come attend Moonlight on JULY 19-22? YES. We will keep the pre-registration open through JULY 01 at the discounted price of just $55 per rig. 
3. When will 9S09 Rock Creek Rd be open to the public into Basecamp? Probably not until after July 01. We would be very surprised if it is open any sooner. This is ofcourse the decision of the SNF, not Clovis Independent 4 Wheelers. 
4. With the rescheduling of Moonlight, can we expect the same everything to take place? Live Band-YES, Delicious BBQ- YES. Extreme Day Run, Easier Day Run, SXS Day Run- ALL YES, Night Run- DUH! YES!! HUGE RAFFLE- Absolutely YES!! This is the largest Poker Run in Central California and must rank in the top 20 somewhere in the state; and even higher being a club event and not an Association event. SO DON'T MISS OUT!! Plan to attend and as always.. WE TRULY APPRECIATE all the support of everyone in the community!! THANK YOU for supporting Moonlight Madness!!

Celebrating over 33 Years of Moonlight Runs!!


Registration costs $75; but save $20 if you register before June. 01, 2019...  JULY 01, 2019..

Registration includes 1 dinner ticket. Additional dinners may be purchased.


The dinners ALWAYS, ALWAYS sells out before the day of the event. We strongly recommend purchasing any additional dinners prior to July 01 to ensure all the people in your party receive a dinner. We never have extra dinners on the day of the event. 

The dinner will consist of: Healthy serving of delicious BBQ Tri-Tip, Sausage Link, Beans, Salad and Roll. Dinner will be served on Saturday, June 22 at 4:30pm. The Moonlight Committee Volunteers will be served first at 4:00pm so they can be ready to get out on the night run route for the poker run at 7:00pm. Thank you!! 

We excited about this year and all the fun this event is year after year!! We have different day runs planned. Something for everyone!! The day run up to the tower, the extreme run and the SXS Run are all included in the price of the Night Run!! You get two runs for the one price of just $55 if your pre-register prior to June 01. You also can receive $5.00 off our sweatshirts if your register prior to June 01. Coupon Code is "CLOVIS4X4". Offer valid if you register for the poker run and order (1) sweatshirt, then you'll receive $5.00 off your order.

Presented by the Clovis Independent Four Wheelers by special use permit from the Sierra National Forest. Join us and see the stars at ‘Hollywood Hill’, enjoy the view overlooking the San Joaquin Valley from Check point #1 (elevation 7862 ft.) at Bald Mountain look-out tower. 

Base Camp is large enough for RV's, trailers and tent camping. There is no water or garbage services, so pack everything in and out. Port-A-Potties will be available the weekend of the event. Bald Mountain is a great place to just relax in the great outdoors or enjoy in some great fishing opportunities at Shaver Lake followed by a tasty Mountain Steak Dinner before the Night Run on Saturday Night. Don’t delay, make your plans today!

Participation in Moonlight Madness is open to anyone having a valid driver’s license and whose vehicle is insured and currently registered to drive on California roads (or has a valid Green Sticker for OHV use).  Participation is limited and participants are selected on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Here is a map to Base Camp: Base Camp can be accessed either 168/Tamarack Pass (if you're not towing a trailer) or Rock Creek Rd off of Dinkey Creek Road (this is the smoothest road into base camp).. GPS Coordinates: 37^07'26.90"N 119^10'27.82"W

On of the crowd favorites is our Raffle we have on Sunday Morning of the event. Our raffle prizes are the best you'll find at any poker run! We are now accepting Raffle Prizes from local businesses or anyone wishing to donate! Click Here form more information regarding donating the benefits of donating and for more information.

This is our SXS Side by Side ATV/UTV Day Run. Leaving Base Camp at 10 am on Saturday morning.

Day and Night Run Routes:

Our Poker Run SHIRTS have been as much as a participant favorite as the run itself!

CLICK HERE to view all our Poker Run Shirts.

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