Clear Creek Season Pass

December 15, 2007

The Clear Creek season passes are available at the BLM office in Hollister and at the following shops:

Zoom Cycle

3413 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95051


Hollister Honda

411 San Filipe Road

Hollister, CA  95023



Pinit Motorsports

321 N. Main Street

Salinas, CA 93901



We All Ride

2636 S. Rodeo Gulch Rd, Ste D

Soquel, CA 95073



Faultline Powersports

351 San Felipe Road

Hollister, CA 95023


And at their store at Hollister Hills


Cost: In order to purchase a pass you will need to provide the make, model and VIN of each motorcycle included on the season pass.  Here is what the form looks like that you will have to complete.  Don't print and fill out this web form as you will have to fill out a multi-part form at the shop.  Just make sure you have all of the information needed.  Payment for the pass can be by credit card, check or cash.  The basic annual pass is $80 per person.  It includes a pass for your transport vehicle and two stickers for your OHV (pictured above).  The transport vehicle pass may be used in different vehicles.  The pass stickers are bike specific and must be permanently affixed to the OHV.


Family Plan:  A family only needs one pass provided the bikes are all owned by the family.  Children 16 and under do not need a pass decal on their bike.  Assuming a family of four (2 parents, 2 kids) with one bike each, the season pass will cost $120.  If one of the kids is 16 or under, the fee would be $100.  If both children are 16 or under then the fee is $80.


Weekly Passes:  Weekly passes are good from Wednesday through Tuesday of the following week.  These must be purchased at the Clear Creek main entrance either from a park ranger or by placing you payment in an iron ranger.  The weekly passes will not be sold at shops.  They will only be available at the main entrance station off of Coalinga Road.  There will not be any stickers available on the New Idria side.  Suggested mounting for the passes on your bike.


Weekly passes must be purchased from a park ranger directly until the BLM installs an iron ranger kiosk.  They expect this to happen in late January or early February.  If you need a weekly pass, are staying more than one day and there is no one at the entrance station, then you should go to then entrance station the following morning to obtain your pass.


To expedite the process of getting a pass I would like to make the following suggestions: Bring exact change because the BLM people can't make change (easily). You will need a $5 for the yellow envelope for the parking pass for the transport vehicle and $10 to put into each white OHV pass envelope. You can pay by check or by credit card. If using a card you will have to fill out a form with your personal information and credit card number. If it were me I would bring cash or a check.

The BLM requires that you fill out information on the envelope including the green/red sticker number so write down your sticker number on a piece of paper and stick it in you wallet so you don't have to get out of the truck. If your bike is new, then bring your VIN number.

Bring a pen with you to fill out the envelope. Bring additional pens if there are more than one person. Most of the BLM pens disappeared during the day so BYOP.

When you have finished filling out the envelopes, tear off your receipt and make sure you get the weekly sticker for the bike out of the white envelope. The yellow receipt for the transport vehicle should be displayed on the dashboard of the truck once you park.

The busiest times were between 8:30 and 10:00 so if you can get there earlier there should be less of a wait. Better yet, get a season pass and just drive in. Of course everyone in the truck will need to have a season pass or you will have to stop.



The weekly pass program starts on January 2nd so you can still enjoy a FREE Clear Creek on New Years Day!