ChopCult Event: Slab City Riot at Salton Sea, Nov. 14


If you've still got some piss and vinegar in you this November, strap a sleeping bag and some PB&J sandwiches to your chopper and haul ass to Niland, California, by the Salton Sea for one last SoCal blowout before the holiday season. The Slab City Riot will be a beer-fueled freakout hellride into oblivion and beyond.


WHERE: Niland, CA, on the Salton Sea. Niland is on the southeast coast of the Salton Sea, approximately 4 hours east of San Diego and 5 hours southeast of LA and OC counties.


WHEN: Noon, Saturday November 14 'till sunrise Sunday, November 15




WHAT: 5 kegs, 3 bands, free camping (donations to locals for dirt napping is encouraged)



There are two restaurants within 4 miles of Slab City in Niland, and one of them is shit. The next legitimate food stop is Brawley, CA. Our suggestion: bring tortillas, Goober and beef jerky and plan to stay hydrated with beer. If you want water, bring that, too. This place is REMOTE.


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Commented on 8-14-2009 At 04:33 pm

And the applause begins.

Commented on 8-14-2009 At 06:10 pm

Fuck I want to come out for this... If I can make it into SoCal who can lend me a bike?? I got some credit with continental I gotta use...

Commented on 8-14-2009 At 06:41 pm

Well, looks like I might be able to make up for missing the bash!

Commented on 8-14-2009 At 06:50 pm

Tyler, get your ass to Ontario airport. You can ride my CB if Bill won't loan you his Triumph. Sleep at my house Friday night. I'm driving the rig with beer saturday morning. See you in November.

Commented on 8-14-2009 At 07:31 pm

Tyler, you can sport my thrux if I hae my chop working by then - consider it done holmes

Commented on 8-14-2009 At 07:59 pm

Tyler i you can ride my road king if you really want just so you know you have options.

Commented on 8-14-2009 At 08:23 pm

Tyler, My Triumph is all yours.

Commented on 8-14-2009 At 08:30 pm

I'll bring the TV's

Commented on 8-14-2009 At 08:36 pm

the land of fruits and nuts never gets tired of throwing a party. i gotta be in san diego that week to work in a shipyard. ill check this out.

Commented on 8-15-2009 At 03:33 am

Man, sounds awesome!!!

Commented on 8-15-2009 At 05:36 am

Ohh, here we go again!!! I'm getting cottonmouth already!! Whaddya mean no blanks in the bonfire???

Commented on 8-15-2009 At 06:34 am

I would guess this is gonna be the party of the year for old Slab City and Niland!

Commented on 8-15-2009 At 07:09 am

I'm already happy it's only one night.

Commented on 8-15-2009 At 09:52 am


Commented on 8-15-2009 At 07:31 pm

you California fellas sure do have it nice. *jealous*

Commented on 8-16-2009 At 06:21 pm

Man, I'll be freezing my balls of in november here in Iowa haha

Commented on 8-16-2009 At 11:21 pm

Damn, sounds like it will be a great time. Sleeping Bag, sandwiches, and a good ol' bottle of Jack Daniel's. check, check, and check. Gonna be a blast!!!

Commented on 8-17-2009 At 05:07 am

Awesome, I am going to try and make it out never been to the Salton Sea and I am sure it will be a blast

Commented on 8-17-2009 At 12:41 pm

Something east coast next time, pretty please.

Commented on 8-17-2009 At 05:02 pm

East Coast? GYPSY RUN, that's all I'm gonna say!

Commented on 8-18-2009 At 04:22 am

Damn it...we need to throw a shin dig like this on the East Coast. Of course, it will be slightly colder up here in the North East that tiem of year....

Commented on 8-18-2009 At 01:37 pm

oh fuck ya..... looks like i got a deadline

Commented on 8-18-2009 At 07:46 pm

Damn I want to go on this so badly. I want to meet the Saltan Sea Balloon castaway captain.

Commented on 8-18-2009 At 09:17 pm

Scott, you should make the trip if at all possible. It's worth it just to meet Paul the Salvation Mtn dude before he gets too old and dies. Really neat dude, doing it his way even if that way is so obviously insane. Plus, it'd be fun to ride and hangout anyway...

Commented on 8-18-2009 At 09:37 pm

Scott: come to SoCal Oct 12, ride my CB450 w/ Bill and posse; I'll drive the chase truck. Stay at my place Thursday the 12th and Friday the 13th. We'll chill, bro down, chop and bob, you name it. DO IT!

Commented on 11-17-2009 At 09:56 am

Sooo much fun. Just wish I could remember half of it.

Commented on 11-17-2009 At 09:56 am

yes. Leonard was so nice!!!

Commented on 6-11-2011 At 11:45 am

looks fun
dont know if id make it back in one piece

Commented on 7-27-2011 At 01:52 pm

Calling it remote is a bit of an understatment. I was lucky enough to spend 4 months a few miles away from slab city. Make sure you make time to visit salvation mountain..

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