Salinas Ramblers motorcycle Club
The Salinas Ramblers Motorcycle Club is an American Motorcyclist Association and AMA District 36 chartered club based in Salinas, California. According to the club constitution, "The purpose of this club shall be: to promote the cause of private motocycling through greater public acceptance and understanding, and to enjoy all the rewards of gentlemanly comradeship."
The Salinas Ramblers Motorcycle Club was founded in 1934 by Larry Ketzel, a factory sponsored hill climber and owner of the Harley Davidson dealership in Salinas. Over the years, the club has promoted a variety of motorcycle activities, including Gypsy Tours, hill climbs, dirt track, scrambles and motocross races and enduro competition. In 1968, 1969 and 1971, the Club was recognized as the "Top Club in the Nation" by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA).
The Salinas Ramblers began promoting the Quicksilver Enduro in 1976, taking over from the Salinas Dirt Riders who had run the enduro from 1973 to 1975. In 1984, the Club was awarded their first AMA National Enduro sanction and since then have developed the Quicksilver into one of the most challenging off-road events held in the United States.
The Club is a family oriented organization with a roster of 60 active members and 14 life members. The Club owns 320 acres of property in southern San Benito County, adjacent to the Bureau of Land Management's Clear Creek OHV recreation management area, which is used as a campground and from which the Quicksilver National Enduro is staged.