April President's Corner & Mtg. Minutes
The meeting at Skyvue Restaurant and Lounge did not work out well. They opened late and had misinformed me about the facilities for a presentation. We were told we would have a buffet and then it was order from the menu. The service was very slow, the waitress put everything on one bill for about $210, so we had to figure it out ourselves.
All of this is to simply illustrate the difficulty of getting a restaurant to serve 25-35 people, order from the menu, pay with separate checks while tying up their banquet room on a Saturday for lunch. If you have a local restaurant that you like and think they may be interested in hosting a club meeting in a private, quiet area with no room fee or high minimum dollar order or number of people requirement, please check with them and let Adrian and me know . . . Cont'd. on the Newsletters page here.
May 18th Meeting at Driscol & Sons Cafe
Saturday May 18th monthly club meeting at Noon.
Driscoll & Sons Café, 2101 Douglas Run Rd., Elizabeth Twp, PA 15037
Website with Map Map Located behind Yough Twister Ice Cream stand next to the Great Allegheny Passage Trail. Great ride-to location near scenic Youghiogheny River.
May 17-19 Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Workers Rally
Where: Artillery Ridge Campground, 610 Taneytown Rd. (Right behind Little Round Top)
Backstory: Historian, Sam Booth, a member of the Southeast Ohio BMW Riders, led a day excursion from the 2013 MOA National rally in Bloomsburg, PA to Gettysburg. It was so popular, that in 2014 he helped the MOA plan one of their Regional Getaway Weekends there, at which time the BMW Motorcycle Owners Of America became stewards of the monument located on the first day's field of battle: Battery I, 1st Ohio Light Artillery.
What: Once again we will be gathering at Gettysburg National Military Park for another weekend of volunteering a day of labor for the National Park Service on battlefield restoration and preservation. The rally fee for two nights camping, endless coffee, guided rides, door prizes and Saturday night meal is $55. Limited to 100 participants. Make check out to Sam Booth and send the rally fee to Sam Booth, 258 West State St., Athens, Ohio 45701. Friday night meal is on your own in town.
RV spots and cabins are available, but you must call ahead to reserve those separately and plenty of hotels and BB's to choose from. The BMW MOA ON magazine August 2015 issue has a great story about it on page 52.
Contact: Sam Booth at samrbooth@yahoo. Also, check out the Facebook event page under the same title. Details and Map here.
Sun. May 19 Classic Motorcycle Day, Mount Airy, MD
Classic Motorcycle Day is one of the largest events of its kind, with a field full of all types of Classic British, European & Japanese motorcycles; swap meet vendor area; Tech Talks; and much more. We are located in the rolling countryside of Maryland, close to Washington, DC, Frederick and Baltimore. The all-volunteer staff has planned and produced this event for 30 years. See Info Flyer
What started out as British Motorcycle Day in the early 1980s and changed to British & European Classic Motorcycle Day in 2000 will transform into just plain Classic Motorcycle Day for 2019. Still featuring Classic motorcycles that are 1983 or older, we are expanding to include Japanese motorcycles in addition to British & European marques.
Our new location, the Fireman’s Carnival Grounds just off I-70 in Mount Airy, Maryland, offers a better facility that is convenient to Washington DC, Baltimore, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia. Website HERE
May 16 - 19 European Riders Rally, KY
This is a great rally! Join the BMW Motorcycle Club of Nashville as we host our annual European Riders Rally. We’ll offer a weekend of great riding for both the street and dual sport enthusiast. Located along the Cumberland River in Burkesville KY, the Rally site offers plenty of flat camping areas and nearby hotels. Enjoy lots of great food, entertainment, door prizes and camaraderie.
All makes and models of bikes are welcome! Click HERE for more info.
June 13 - 16 BMW MOA National Rally, Lebanon, TN
Join your fellow 4 Windzers at the BMW national "family reunion" near Nashville, TN. We are renting a large tent and have club camping area reserved. Of course, hotels and motels are nearby. Keep an eye on our Forum for rally talk ...
Event details here. and in your MOA magazines. Volunteers run the whole rally - so sign up and help out! Pre-registration discount deadline May 31st.
Location: Lebanon, Tennessee, at the James E. Ward Agricultural and Community Center/Wilson County Exposition Center -- 945 E Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon, TN 37087. Phone (615) 449-9077
July 12 - 14 BMW MOA Poconos Getaway
Pocono Manor Resort, 1 Manor Drive, Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania 18349 Phone: (570) 839-7111 MOA Contact: (864) 438-0962 Event Details HERE
MOA Getaways are hotel/resort based events for those who enjoy riding our Beemers to faraway places but don't camp. Some call these events rallies, but with crowds of less than 100 and a sense of exploration, this isn't the traditional motorcycle rally. The locations vary, but the concepts are the same - great roads, great food and great bikes.