Adventure Event Fees

$675 – Individual
(1 person 1 car)

$1,195 – Couple/CoDrivers
(2 people 1 car)

$1,895 – Family
(4 people 2 cars)

Kings Canyon Adventure – September 16-19, 2024

Time to go visit some of nature's original skyscrapers - the giant sequoias of Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. Headquartered in Visalia, California, this Adventure takes us on a magnificent trip to see some of the largest trees in the world. John Muir himself found Kings Canyon so compelling and similar in grandeur to that of Yosemite that he wrote of comparisons and called it a rival to his beloved Yosemite. Join us to take in the uniqueness of these majestic giant sequoias which grow only on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada in California, between 4,000 and 8,000 feet in elevation.

Three days of driving fun through some of the most beautiful landscape in the west!

If you have been on our tours before, you know we do our best to leave no detail unaddressed. And if this is your first trip with us, just read the testimonials page to see what others have to say about Overdrive Adventures. These are bucket-list Adventures which you will not soon forget.


What's Included in the Registration Fee

Registration deadline is August 26, 2024.
Attendance is LIMITED to 20 cars. Registration closes when cap is reached.

Cancelation deadlines: Full Refund* by August 1, 2024 / 50% Refund* by September 9, 2024.
Cancelation requests within seven (7) days of your Adventure are non-refundable, but can be transferred to another Adventure
*Less non-recoverable transaction fees.

Event registration is separate from hotel reservations. Hotel group rate deadline is September 2, 2024. 

Rooms may still be available, but the rate is NOT guaranteed after September 2nd.

Kings Canyon Adventure is brought to you in part by:

ITINERARY

Monday, September 16th, 2024

Tuesday, September 17th, 2024 (154 mi)

Wednesday, September 18th, 2024 (188 mi)

Thursday, September 19th, 2024 (222 mi)


** Itinerary subject to change. **

HOTEL INFO

Known as the gateway to the Sequoias, our host hotel can be found off Highway 198, conveniently situated near quaint downtown Visalia. Free WiFi and breakfast. And don't forget your bathing suit for a refreshing dip in the pool after an invigorating day's drive. 

There is no way to see all that this beautiful agricultural and outdoor-centric region has to offer in only three days. So we highly recommend attendees arrive early or stay an extra day or two to go see the stops that we can't include, like visiting the park for a sunset walk or a star gazing excursion with sequoia parks conservancy, horseback riding tours with the NPS, a visit to the Visalia County Museum, or just a good old-fashioned hike in the tall trees. The hotel will honor our group negotiated rates for the shoulder dates before and after the Adventure..

Hampton Inn

Address: 4747 W Noble Ave, Visalia, CA 93277 

Room Rate: Single King Room for $159/night +tax & fees

Check-in: Monday, September 16, 2024

Check-out: Friday, September 20, 2024

Group Code: ODA

Reservation: www.visalia.hamptoninn.com

Go to the URL above. At the top of the page enter the check-in/check-out dates (September 16 - September 20), click "Done". Then click the Special Rates button. In the Group Code field enter "ODA", then click "Done". Click the "Check Room & Rates" button. The King room rate of $159/night, Overdrive Adventures rate, will now be displayed. Click Quick Book and complete the reservation with your name and payment information

If you experience any problems, call the hotel at (559) 732-3900. Be sure to reference our group code, ODA.

Group Rate Deadline is September 2, 2024 – Rooms may still be available after this date, but the rate is NOT guaranteed.

The fine print: We reserve the right to decline any registration for any reason. Previous last minute cancellations or no-shows for reasons other than a medical emergency create additional unnecessary overhead for the organizers and are considered grounds for future registration refusals.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS (CLICK TO OPEN)

WHAT'S INCLUDED

At the meet up point (tour host hotel), your Overdrive Adventures guides will provide welcome packets during the welcome happy hour event. Your guides will lead daily and multi-day drives along routes that have been previously selected to provide you with an unforgettable experience and memories that we hope will last a lifetime. You are not required to participate in all drives, but please advise your guides in advance if you will not be participating. Additional included items may vary by event and will be disclosed with event description.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements, both to and from the tour destination, meals (unless otherwise indicated in the event description), fuel, and all other related expenses.

Important Things

CERTIFICATION

As a Participant that will be driving in the event, I agree to drive within my driving ability and not to be influenced by any group or pack mentality to drive faster than is within my ability, or what is considered safe driving conditions. I will not be influenced by driving displays by fellow event participants nor tour guides that could be considered unsafe. 

I fully understand that I may encounter driving conditions and road conditions that I have not traveled before, have no prior knowledge of, and therefore will drive in a manner that is considered safe for those driving conditions.

I agree that this motor vehicle touring event is not a safety instruction course and will not in any way provide instruction or training on motor vehicle safety.

I acknowledge and represent that I have received training or have adequate experience in motor vehicle operation sufficient to safely operate a motor vehicle in the tour setting in a variety of road and weather conditions and agree that Overdrive Adventures is entitled to rely on my representation to that effect in allowing me to participate in this tour.

I understand that there are risks to me and to those with whom I interact of exposure, directly or indirectly, to communicable disease(s), viruses, bacteria, pathogens including but not limited to the virus “severe acute respiratory syndrome Corona virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)”, “COVID-19” and/or any mutation or variation thereof.

I certify that I am and will remain for the duration of the event, a licensed motor vehicle operator, holding a current, valid, state-issued motor vehicle license in any U.S. state. I further certify that prior to and for the duration of the event, I will obtain and supply my own, effective, insurance sufficient to cover injury
to persons and/or property damage that could occur during the event.

I certify that I (we) am/are in good health and have no mental or physical impairments that may affect my safety or the safety of others.

I agree to adhere to applicable laws and traffic ordinances and am solely responsible for any repercussions or damages incurred from failing to adhere to said laws.

I understand that Overdrive Adventures expressly prohibits the use of any illegal drug or the consumption of alcohol during any of the driving portions of the tour or at any time which may violate applicable laws or impair driving. We discourage bringing firearms or weapons while on the tour. Many Parks and Sites we tour strictly prohibit such items and you must comply with all such requirements. Any Participant found to have engaged in illegal activities, including use of illegal drugs or consuming alcohol the day of the tour or during the driving portion of the tour, will be expelled from the event or prohibited from driving the remainder of the tour, without any right to a refund of any portion of the fees paid.

I acknowledge that Overdrive Adventures has no affiliation with any hotel, resort, or other source of accommodation to be used on this tour and that Overdrive Adventures assumes no responsibility or obligation with regard to any damage or injury attributable to any wrongful or negligent act or omission on the part of any such hotel, resort, or other source of accommodation.

PHOTO AND VIDEO RELEASE

I hereby grant Murphy-Hight Enterprises, LLC dba Overdrive Adventures, permission to use my likeness in a photograph or video in any and all of its publications, including website entries and other electronic media, without payment or any other consideration.

I understand and agree that these materials will become the property of Overdrive Adventures and will not be returned. I hereby irrevocably authorize Overdrive Adventures to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish or distribute this photo or video for purposes of publicizing the Overdrive Adventures tours or for any other lawful purpose. In addition, I waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product, including written or electronic copy, wherein my likeness appears.

Additionally, I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of the photograph or video. I hereby hold harmless and release and forever discharge Overdrive Adventures from all claims, demands, and causes of action which I, my heirs, representatives, executors, administrators, or any other persons acting on my behalf or on behalf of my estate have or may have by reason of this authorization.

RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK, AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (CLICK TO OPEN)

INTRODUCTION

Overdrive Adventures™ offers a variety of driving events for your enjoyment. We strive for safe and fun events; however, driving is an inherently dangerous activity. The paved public routes may include winding roadways with the possibility of gravel/sand on roadways or even debris on the pavement as well as all types of weather elements. Motor vehicle touring exposes you to all types of temperature, climate, and significant elevation changes related to the region in which we are touring. This is not the tour for the beginner driver nor a place / trip to learn how to drive. You and any passenger in your vehicle must be in good health and adapted to driving for long periods during the day.

AGREEMENT

READ THIS AGREEMENT BEFORE SIGNING. YOUR SIGNATURE INDICATES YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF AND AGREEMENT TO ITS TERMS. BY SIGNING, YOU ARE GIVING UP CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO RECOVER DAMAGES IN CASE OF INJURY, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE FOR ANY REASON.

It is understood that Murphy-Hight Enterprises, LLC, dba Overdrive Adventures (referred to as “Overdrive Adventures”), includes all owners, managers, officers, agents, representatives and employees, acting on behalf or in conjunctions with Overdrive Adventures related to its events.

In consideration for allowing the Participant(s) named below to participate in an Overdrive Adventures event, Participant 1, Participant 2 and any Parent/Guardian signing below on behalf of any minor, (the “Undersigned”) hereby:

“A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR OR RELEASING PARTY DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS/HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, AND THAT IF KNOWN BY HIM/HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS/HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR OR RELEASED PARTY.”

I have made a voluntary and deliberate choice to sign this Release and indemnity as a condition to Overdrive Adventures allowing me (or my minor child/ward) to participate in the tour event. I have concluded that the risks involved and release and indemnity is worth the pleasure of the driving experience and acknowledge that the same is valuable consideration for this release and indemnity obligation.