Thursday, May 18, 2017

Pizza Party Canceled

We have to cancel the Pizza Party for the Kids at the Shelter this Sunday.  We didn't get enough people to do it, its a busy weekend for many.  We will setup a new tentative date in June at the meeting next Tuesday.  I have June 18th and 25th are available.  Please let me know if there are weekends which work good for you if you can volunteer but can't make it to the meeting.   A weekday evening in the summer may also work. The pizza party is for the kids at the shelter.  We try to give them an hour or two to eat pizza, drink soda, look at our motorcycles, and just be kids.  Sorry to play on everyone's heart strings, but a lot of the kids have been through hell and letting them to feel like a normal kids for even for a few minutes is a big deal.

We have a meeting on May 23rd at 6 PM.  Meet at Bak BMW and let's try again to go to Bob's in LeMars.  If it is raining, meet at the Icky Nickel.

Next Wednesday is our final chance to go to Iowa's #1 hamburg place in 2017 during National Hamburger Month.   The Big Sioux Riders weekly rides start at 4 PM at the Sam's Club Parking lot near Singing Hills Blvd and I-29.   We ride every Wednesday when the temp is 62 degrees or more and rain is not likely, May through September.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Weekly Ride Canceled, Bob's on Saturday

Hello Everyone,

Today is the first day of our Weekly Wednesday ride at 4 PM, but it looks like the weather is not cooperating.  We are not going to reach 62 degrees by 3 PM and it's probably going to rain about that time, so the ride canceled.  Hopefully next week will be better.

Also, the Autobahn Club in Sioux Falls is making their spring pilgrimage to Bob's Bar in Martinsburg this Saturday (4/8).  The Big Sioux Riders have an obligation to crash that party of for no other reason then to just say hello and to spike our cholesterol for a day or two.  They should be in Martinsburg around or or shortly after noon Saturday.  I plan to be there and then go for ride with Steve Martin afterwards. Feel free to join us.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

March 21st Meeting Summary

We had a productive meeting last night (3/21).  Following is a summary.

The Iowa Motorcycle Safety Forum is back in Ames on May 19th this spring.  Details: http://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/motorcycle/safety/

For the campout we will have cheese burgers, hot dogs, coleslaw, chips, and brownies (Mark/Terry) Friday evening.  Terry has refrigerator space for hauling cold items (thanks).  All four cabins at the campground have been rented.  If you have a cabin and want to share space let me know.  Terry has reserved lot #20E, which is on the north side of the cabins.  Doug has the south lot reserved #27E (his rig blocks a lot of wind), and the club has a lot south of that rented, #29E.  We plan to grab lot #27E which is a handicapped spot and can't be reserved in advance without a handicap and others as needed.  We have to rent one spot for every 6 campers.  On Saturday, we have decided to meet for a light lunch at the BBQ place in South Yankton for lite lunch, NE rather then in Niobrara.  It's Backroad BBQ, 55698 898th Rd, Yankton, NE.  http://www.bigsiouxriders.org/14th_Annual_Big_Sioux_Riders_Spring_Campout.pdf

We are looking into doing the Ride-in for Pizza and Soda the kids at the Crittenton Center on May 21st.

We will have a weekly ride starting in April.  Ride will start at 4 PM on Wednesdays on days when the temp is above 62 at 3 PM.  We will meet at the Sam's Club on Singing Hills.  Expect to ride for an hour or so before and after lunch. 

Jim Johnson is organizing a ride-in in Oark, Arkansas at the Oark General Store about noon on Thursday, April 20th.  Contact Jim for details.

Monday, February 27, 2017

14th Annual Big Sioux Rider Spring Campout, Mother's Day, At the Dam - May 12th - 14th, 2017

The "14th Annual Mother's Day Big Sioux Riders Camp Out" will be on May 12-14th in 2017.  The Camp Out starts on Friday afternoon as in recent years.  Everyone is welcome to stay and camp with us Friday and/or Saturday.  This year's location is again the Fort Randall Creek Recreation Area (SD State Park near Pickstown, SD).  We are cooking the Friday evening dinner this year (cheeseburgers, coleslaw, chips and desert).  There will also be a cook out Saturday evening at the campground (brats, kraut, campfire beans, chips, and desert).  Free, hot coffee will be provided the whole weekend.  This is a low key, low cost ($20 for one night, or $25 for both - includes a 7 day SD Park vehicle permit) get together and a good time for everyone to get out and get their tires warmed out.  Friends and all riders are welcome.  I'll post more details in the next few weeks.