Our new meeting location at the Elks club so far seems to be a hit. With a growing membership we have found a place where we can continue to add tables and still not out grow the space for some time. We had 76 members at the first meeting there. The food was good, hot, plentiful and homemade. The coffee was nice and strong, the orange juice and water flowed. The price was reasonable and the management is very flexible and willing to work with us on the menu and layout. The parking lot is nice and flat and has easy access and it is somewhat centrally located. I hope you will join us there for our October meeting the 21st at 9:00.
Officially any ride that is set up by the club or club member in the clubs name is a destination ride. Why? The biggest reason is that we have such a diverse membership, the difference in riding experience, riding styles and types of bikes makes it very hard to make a fun group ride for all involved. Also the fact is when you get more than a few bikes in a group it becomes difficult to pass or stay together. This all became very clear during a few group rides last season and have since decided to make everything a destination ride. By definition a destination ride allows everyone to ride at their own pace, style and level. If people want to ride together that is always an option of your choosing. We generally set the destination as a place to have a meal and socialize. This gives us a chance to interact as a club and yet remain individuals in our riding preferences. We have several destination rides in the works for October.
Speaking of rides and new things to try. We are setting up a poker run September 29th. Instead of going to bars or establishments we will be looking for trivia clues along a route. There will be several routes both dirt and pavement with short and long options. We will be starting and ending the run at the dealership off Powers where we will be treated to dinner after the ride. The proceeds of the poker run will be split between the Ronald McDonald house and the winner of the poker hand. If we get enough participants we may split the pot to have a more winners. Come to the dealership at 9 am to get the route sheets and buy in. The first bike will be leaving at 930. Last bike out will be 10:30. We will begin pulling cards by 3:30, dinner will start at 4:30 and the awards will be handed out at 6. Cost is $10 per poker hand. Should be fun.