Thursday, September 20, 2018

BS Rider's - Autobahn Fall Camp Out Location Finalized

Schaben Park is the place.  It is a Harrison County park between Dunlap and Woodbine, located 2 miles north of Hwy 30.  Brad Bergenson checked out the park last night (Sept 19th).  Both Brad and the park ranger tell us the two miles of gravel leading into the park is tame and well maintained.  There are full bathroom and shower facilities available.  We will be cooking and we are limited to two tents per spot, so please send us an RSVP Ryan Stillie (ryan@stillnet.org) and me if you think you might be coming. 


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

BS Rider Weekly Events and Schedule - Sept 6th

We are still doing Thursday rides and it's nearly Thursday.  The weather this week looks pretty promising so there will be a ride.  Meet at Bak BMW at 4:00 PM Thursday.  If your gong to be there, text me at 712-253-4650 or email me at brion.hase@gmail.com.

Last Thursday's ride was to Sioux Falls for Last Thursday Bike Night.  The weather didn't look like much, but cooperated and we only caught a few drops of rain as Mark and I meandered up the back roads to Sioux Falls.  Dale Nordlie, Will Nordlie, Romy, Gary Johnson, Scott Vandonslear, Mark Hartzell and I had a nice meal at Marlins on Minnesota Ave,, the host of the Last Thursday Bike Night meet up.  I also got to visit with Loyd Lundie, Chad and Heidi GIllen, Chad's brother Jeff, and others.

Last weekend I camped at the Woodbury Southwood Conservation Park next to Smithland.  Jack Backer and his with Marleen joined me.  The weather was hot and sticky.  As we pulled into the park about noon Saturday, we ran into Jim Hawthorne and his grandsons who had just finished fishing at the Park.  One of Jim's Grandson loaned me a fishing pole.  Saturday afternoon, friend and fellow GS rider Eric Marin for Nebraska City visited us for a few hours.  Eric recently finished visiting each county courthouse in Nebraska, and Jack and Marleen just finished visiting all of the courthouses in South Dakota so they compared notes.  We spent a couple hours Saturday evening trying to catch some fish for dinner, with no luck.  Jack cooked up some ribs he brought instead.  Saturday evening we had some rain, and then again on Sunday afternoon and evening.  The park there is pretty nice and the park rangers each took a close look at our Bunkhouse and Aspen motorcycle camper trailers, they had never seen them setup before. The rain stopped Monday morning so we cooked a final breakfast and then headed home.  Few things in life beat sleeping in tent camper during a nice rain.  It was a nice, relaxing weekend.


Labor Day weekend Jim Johnson rode up the Buffalo Rally which was in North Branch, about 45 minutes north of the Twin Cities.  Jim appeared to have a good ride and finished well in the rally.  I'm still waiting to hear more details about the his ride.

Tom Fountoulakis reported last Saturday that Marc Ladue is not doing well.  If you can, give Marsha and Marc a call and see if you can visit him.  Please keep Marc and Marsha in your thoughts and prayers.

On Friday, September 14th, the Motorcycle Cannonball ride will be stopping in Spirit Lake Iowa.  We will be having a group ride up to see the riders and bikes.  This is a rally which crosses the country every year on bikes built before 1929.  On Saturday the bikes and riders will be heading to Pierre, SD.

Gary Johnson is trying to trim his bike herd down a bit.  He has an '07 1200 Guzzi Breva with just under 14,000 miles for sale.  He purchased a Triumph this spring and hasn't been able to ride it enough.  Gary says it's for sale for one easy $3600 payment ("or maybe less").  It's a nice machine so if you know anyone looking for a lower touring ride this might be the bike for them.  Contact him at buzzfeldspar@yahoo.com.  There are a couple photos of it below.  Also, Dan Lederman (dan@danlederman.org) has an old airhead and sidecar for sale (Donna Galati's old rig), it's parked near Lederman Bonds downtown.

Fall Campout.  Our location in Viking State Park is not going to work.  I am going to check out Willow Lake Recreation Area between Pisgha and Woodbine, IA.  It appears to be a nice park with cabins and full facilities.   I'll post something next week.  The date of the Fall Campout will be Oct 5-7.

Upcoming 



Weekly Ride Destinations.  
Email me any interesting photos you have taken so I can include them in the group emailing. 
Ada J's or Bud's Bar, Moorhead, IA

Dairy Sweet, Danbury, IA
Sfumato Pizza, Carnes, IA (Thur)
Lakeshore Pho or Smokin' Hereford BBQ, Storm Lake, IA

El Jimador's, Denison, IA
Norma Jean's, Panama, IA
Dairy Sweet, Woodbine, IA

Bob Drive In & Bunny Ice Cream, LeMars, IA
Divide Hill Roadhouse, Castana, IA
Loess Moose Bar and Grill, Missouri Valley, IA
Zimmy's, Ida Grove, IA
Grand Falls Casino and Restaurant, Larchwood, IA
Jeronimo’s Cafe, Harlan, IA
Gasthaus Bar & Grill, Cherokee, IA
P’s Pizza House, Le Mars, IA

Dooskys East, Kingsley, IA
Hatchery Restaurant and Lounge, Orange City, IA
Kathy’s Korner, Lake View, IA

Silk Road, Vermillion, SD
Jo Dean's, Muggsy's, or Back Roads BBQ (Thur), Yankton, SD
Waddy's, Hudson, SD
Sioux Valley Grill, Canton, SD (Lauries's Cafe breakfast and lunch only)
Toby's Lounge And Chicken, Meckling, SD
Spink Cafe, Spink, SD
Donna's Diner, Wynot, NE
Knuckleheads, Laurel, NE
Bob’s Bar, Martinsburg, NE

Smokin Stan's BBQ, Norfolk, NE
Hideaway Grill, West Point, NE
Pop-N-Docs, Dacatur, NE
Popo’s Drive Inn, Wakefield, NE
Eunie’s Palace, Dixon, NE
Kelley's Fish and Seafood, Blair, NE
Lange's Cafe, Pipestone, MN (national pie registry)


Photos
1 - Gary Johnson welcome us to Last Thursday Bike Night
2 - Chinese Chang Jiang, a BMW clone from the '60s.
3 - For Sale Guzzi Breva
4 - For Sale Guzzi Breva

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

BS Rider Weekly Events and Schedule - Aug 14th

This week's ride will be August 15th (Wednesday - tomorrow).  Steve Martin is leading the group to European Bike Night in Omaha.  Meet at Bak BMW to leave at 4 PM.  There will not be a Thursday ride this week.

Some of you may be going to the Beartooth Rally in Red Lodge.  That Rally should be on everyone's bucket list if they haven't done it before.  The roads and scenery are spectacular.

Because of work and other issues, I didn't make it the Husker Rally.  I know at least some of you did.  The weather was warm, but tolerable this year.  I missed the sweet corn and dirty rice.

The Marne Open House and Campout in the city park is this weekend - I will be there.  That is one of my annual favorites.  This year a group of us have taken it upon ourselves to project a movie in the city park under the stars Saturday evening - "The Big Lebowski" has been selected.  There may be a second feature as well.  There may or may not be homebrew too.  Your welcome to come and camp with us (flush toilets, but no showers), or hang out and get a motel room on Walnut or Atlantic - bring a chair.  The motorcycle show with free lunch at noon on Sunday is also worth trying out.  Demo rides all day Saturday and Sunday, auction Saturday.

On Friday, September 14th, the Motorcycle Cannonball ride will be stopping in Spirit Lake Iowa.  We will be having a group ride up to see the riders and bikes.  This is a rally which crosses the country every year on bikes built before 1929.  On Saturday the bikes and riders will be heading to Pierre, SD.

Upcoming 
Omaha Euro Bike Night in Benson - Aug 15th, Omaha, NE - http://www.dillon-brothers.com/bikenight/
Beartooth Rendezvous - Aug 16-19, Red Lodge, MT - http://beartoothbeemers.org/
Baxter Motorcycle Rally & Open House, Aug 17-19, Marne, IA - https://www.baxtercycle.com/
Last Thursday, August 30th - Sioux Falls, SD - https://www.facebook.com/lastthursdaysiouxfalls/
GLMC Buffalo Road Rally, Sept 2, North Branch, MN - http://www.glmc.org/buffalo.php
European Bike Night, Lincoln Hay Market - September 5th - https://www.facebook.com/European-Motorcycle-Night-515334401856657/
Motorcycle Cannonball Ride - September 14th (group ride) - http://motorcyclecannonball.com/route/
Omaha Euro Bike Night in Benson - Aug 15th, Omaha, NE - http://www.dillon-brothers.com/bikenight/
Wisconsin Dells Rally, Sept 7-9, Wisconsin Dells, WI - http://www.wiscbmwclub.com/dells-rally/rally-information.html
Motorcycle Cannonball Club Outing, September 13, Spirit Lake, IA - http://motorcyclecannonball.com/
Omaha Euro Bike Night in Benson - Sept 19th, Omaha, NE - http://www.dillon-brothers.com/bikenight/ 
Applefest, Woodbine, IA - Sept 29th Woodbine, IA (a group ride) - http://woodbineia.com/applefest/
BS Rider/Autobahn Fall Campout - Viking State Park, IA - Oct 5-6 (tentative).
Potosi Rally - Oct 11-14, Potosi, MO - https://www.gatewayriders.com/falling-leaf/
Omaha Euro Bike Night in Benson - Oct 17th, Omaha, NE - http://www.dillon-brothers.com/bikenight/

Weekly Ride Destinations.  Email me any interesting photos you have taken so I can include them in the group emailing.  

Ada J's or Bud's Bar, Moorhead, IA
Dairy Sweet, Danbury, IA
Sfumato Pizza, Carnes, IA (Thur)
Lakeshore Pho or Smokin' Hereford BBQ, Storm Lake, IA
El Jimador's, Denison, IA
Norma Jean's, Panama, IA
Dairy Sweet, Woodbine, IA
Bob Drive In & Bunny Ice Cream, LeMars, IA
Divide Hill Roadhouse, Castana, IA

Loess Moose Bar and Grill, Missouri Valley, IA
Zimmy's, Ida Grove, IA
Grand Falls Casino & Restaurant, Larchwood, IA 
Jeronimo’s Cafe, Harlan, IA
Gasthaus Bar & Grill, Cherokee, IA
P’s Pizza House, Le Mars, IA
Dooskys East, Kingsley, IA
Hatchery Resturant & Lounge, Orange City, IA
Kathy’s Korner, Lake View, IA
Silk Road, Vermillion, SD

Jo Dean's, Muggsy's, or Back Roads BBQ (Thur), Yankton, SD
Waddy's, Hudson, SD
Sioux Valley Grill, Canton, SD (Lauries's Cafe breakfast & lunch only)
Toby's Lounge & Chicken, Meckling, SD
Spink Cafe, Spink, SD
Donna's Diner, Wynot, NE 
Knuckleheads, Laurel, NE
Bob’s Bar, Martinsburg, NE
Smokin Stan's BBQ, Norfolk, NE
Hideaway Grill, West Point, NE
Pop-N-Docs, Dacatur, NE
Popo’s Drive Inn, Wakefield, NE
Eunie’s Palace, Dixon, NE
Kelley's Fish & Seafood, Blair, NE
Lange's Cafe, Pipestone, MN (national pie registry) 
Last week's ride - Smokin Stan's BBQ in Norfolk, NE
When you can't ride go fish'n?



Wednesday, August 8, 2018

BS Riders Weekly Ride August 9th and August 15th

There will be a weekly ride again this Thursday at 4 PM.  Meet at Bak BMW.  Ride will be to BBQ in Norfolk or Le Mars.

Next week (August 15th) we have a special weekly ride on Wednesday again.  Steve Martin is leading the group to European Bike Night in Omaha.  Meet at Bak BMW to leave at 4 PM.  There will not be a Thursday ride.

On Friday, September 14th, the Motorcycle Cannonball ride will be stopping in Spirit Lake Iowa.  We will be having a group ride up to see the riders and bikes.  This is a rally which crosses the country every year on bikes built before 1929.  On Saturday the bikes and riders will be heading to Pierre, SD.

Upcoming 
Husker Rally - Aug 10-12, Franklin, NE  - https://www.bmwmoa.org/m/event_details.asp?id=1082581
Omaha Euro Bike Night in Benson - Aug 15th, Omaha, NE - http://www.dillon-brothers.com/bikenight/
Beartooth Rendezvous - Aug 16-19, Red Lodge, MT - http://beartoothbeemers.org/
Baxter Motorcycle Rally & Open House, Aug 17-19, Marne, IA - https://www.baxtercycle.com/
Last Thursday, Sioux Falls, SD - August 30th - https://www.facebook.com/lastthursdaysiouxfalls/
GLMC Buffalo Road Rally, Sept 2, North Branch, MN - http://www.glmc.org/buffalo.php
European Bike Night, Lincoln Hay Market - September 5th - https://www.facebook.com/European-Motorcycle-Night-515334401856657/

Omaha Euro Bike Night in Benson - Aug 15th, Omaha, NE - http://www.dillon-brothers.com/bikenight/
Wisconsin Dells Rally, Sept 7-9, Wisconsin Dells, WI - http://www.wiscbmwclub.com/dells-rally/rally-information.html
Motorcycle Cannonball Club Outing, September 13, Spirit Lake, IA - http://motorcyclecannonball.com/
Omaha Euro Bike Night in Benson - Sept 19th, Omaha, NE - http://www.dillon-brothers.com/bikenight/ 
BS Rider/Autobahn Fall Campout - Viking State Park, IA - Oct 5-6 (tentative).
Potosi Rally - Oct 11-14, Potosi, MO - https://www.gatewayriders.com/falling-leaf/
Omaha Euro Bike Night in Benson - Oct 17th, Omaha, NE - http://www.dillon-brothers.com/bikenight/


Make sure you email me any interesting photos you have taken so I can include them in emailing.

Ada J's or Bud's Bar, Moorhead, IA
Dairy Sweet, Danbury, IA
Sfumato Pizza, Carnes, IA (Thur)
Lakeshore Pho or Smokin' Hereford BBQ, Storm Lake, IA
El Jimador's, Denison, IA
Norma Jean's, Panama, IA
Dairy Sweet, Woodbine, IA
Bob Drive In & Bunny Ice Cream, LeMars, IA
Divide Hill Roadhouse, Castana, IA

Loess Moose Bar and Grill, Missouri Valley, IA
Zimmy's, Ida Grove, IA
Grand Falls Casino & Restaurant, Larchwood, IA 
Jeronimo’s Cafe, Harlan, IA
Gasthaus Bar & Grill, Cherokee, IA
P’s Pizza House, Le Mars, IA
Dooskys East, Kingsley, IA
Hatchery Resturant & Lounge, Orange City, IA
Kathy’s Korner, Lake View, IA
Silk Road, Vermillion, SD

Jo Dean's, Muggsy's, or Back Roads BBQ (Thur), Yankton, SD
Waddy's, Hudson, SD
Sioux Valley Grill, Canton, SD (Lauries's Cafe breakfast & lunch only)
Toby's Lounge & Chicken, Meckling, SD
Spink Cafe, Spink, SD
Donna's Diner, Wynot, NE 
Knuckleheads, Laurel, NE
Bob’s Bar, Martinsburg, NE
Smokin Stan's BBQ, Norfolk, NE
Hideaway Grill, West Point, NE
Pop-N-Docs, Dacatur, NE
Popo’s Drive Inn, Wakefield, NE
Eunie’s Palace, Dixon, NE
Kelley's Fish & Seafood, Blair, NE
Lange's Cafe, Pipestone, MN (national pie registry) 

The Meat!! Backyard BBQ. East Yankton, NE


Monday, July 30, 2018

BS Riders Weekly Rides Heads Up

Starting this week, the weekly ride will switch from Wednesdays to Thursdays.  This change gives folks with schedule conflicts on Wednesday a chance to ride on Thursdays.   Also, some places we visit are only open on Thursday.   We will still meet at Bak BMW at 4 PM with SSU at 4:05.  You can text me at 712-253-4650 if you are running a couple minutes late.   Weekly rides will end in late September or early October depending on the weather.  We have three different BBQ places I'm hoping to get to see in August and I hope you can join us.

We will have a fall campout at Viking State Park in Iowa (same place as last year, 40 miles south of Marne, IA).  The campout is being organized by Ryan Stille and friends.  We will probably need head count if you think you might come so we can arrange for enough spaces.  Right now the plan is for October 5-7.


Ada J's or Bud's Bar, Moorhead, IA
Dairy Sweet, Danbury, IA
Sfumato Pizza, Carnes, IA (Thur)
Lakeshore Pho or Smokin' Hereford BBQ, Storm Lake, IA
El Jimador's, Denison, IA
Norma Jean's, Panama, IA
Dairy Sweet, Woodbine, IA
Bob Drive In & Bunny Ice Cream, LeMars, IA
Divide Hill Roadhouse, Castana, IA

Loess Moose Bar and Grill, Missouri Valley, IA
Zimmy's, Ida Grove, IA
Grand Falls Casino & Restaurant, Larchwood, IA 
Jeronimo’s Cafe, Harlan, IA
Gasthaus Bar & Grill, Cherokee, IA
P’s Pizza House, Le Mars, IA
Dooskys East, Kingsley, IA
Hatchery Resturant & Lounge, Orange City, IA
Kathy’s Korner, Lake View, IA
Silk Road, Vermillion, SD

Jo Dean's, Muggsy's, or Back Roads BBQ (Thur), Yankton, SD
Waddy's, Hudson, SD
Sioux Valley Grill, Canton, SD (Lauries's Cafe breakfast & lunch only)
Toby's Lounge & Chicken, Meckling, SD
Spink Cafe, Spink, SD
Donna's Diner, Wynot, NE 
Knuckleheads, Laurel, NE
Bob’s Bar, Martinsburg, NE
Smokin Stan's BBQ, Norfolk, NE
Hideaway Grill, West Point, NE
Pop-N-Docs, Dacatur, NE
Popo’s Drive Inn, Wakefield, NE
Eunie’s Palace, Dixon, NE
Kelley's Fish & Seafood, Blair, NE
Lange's Cafe, Pipestone, MN (national pie registry)

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Weekly Ride Today - July 25th

Once again, if the rain holds off, we have a ride today at 4PM at Bak BMW.  SSU at 4:05.  

There were over a dozen folks at the ride-in to Bob's last weekend.  It was a lot of fun.  I got to ride with Jack (Sleddog) down to Onawa to see the start of Ragbrai afterwards.  Since Jack made the mistake of letting me lead without a GPS and because there was a new black top I picked out, it turned into an 85+ mile ride to to Onawa, but it was a great ride.  I finally made it to Pop-n-Docs in Decatur which was a lot of fun with a live band with real horns.  The club needs to make another ride down there because it's a neat place. 

Upcoming 
Last Thursday, Sioux Falls, SD - July 26th - https://www.facebook.com/lastthursdaysiouxfalls/
European Bike Night, Lincoln Hay Market - August 1st - https://www.facebook.com/European-Motorcycle-Night-515334401856657/
GLMC Potluck - July 27-29, Paynesville, MN - http://www.glmc.org/GLMC_Garage/showthread.php?tid=983
Husker Rally - Aug 10-12, Franklin, NE  - https://www.bmwmoa.org/m/event_details.asp?id=1082581
Omaha Euro Bike Night in Benson - Aug 15th, Omaha, NE - http://www.dillon-brothers.com/bikenight/
Beartooth Rendezvous - Aug 16-19, Red Lodge, MT - http://beartoothbeemers.org/
Baxter Motorcycle Rally & Open House, Aug 17-19, Marne, IA - https://www.baxtercycle.com/
Last Thursday, Sioux Falls, SD - August 30th - https://www.facebook.com/lastthursdaysiouxfalls/
GLMC Buffalo Road Rally, Sept 2, North Branch, MN - http://www.glmc.org/buffalo.php
European Bike Night, Lincoln Hay Market - September 5th - https://www.facebook.com/European-Motorcycle-Night-515334401856657/
Omaha Euro Bike Night in Benson - Aug 15th, Omaha, NE - http://www.dillon-brothers.com/bikenight/
Wisconsin Dells Rally, Sept 7-9, Wisconsin Dells, WI - http://www.wiscbmwclub.com/dells-rally/rally-information.html
Omaha Euro Bike Night in Benson - Sept 19th, Omaha, NE - http://www.dillon-brothers.com/bikenight/ 
BS Rider/Autobahn Fall Campout - Viking State Park, IA - Oct 5-6 (tentative).
Potosi Rally - Oct 11-14, Potosi, MO - https://www.gatewayriders.com/falling-leaf/
Omaha Euro Bike Night in Benson - Oct 17th, Omaha, NE - http://www.dillon-brothers.com/bikenight/

Make sure you email me any interesting photos you have taken so I can include them in emailing.





Wednesday, June 20, 2018

No Ride Today - June 20th - Next Two Weeks

It's apparently going to rain all day and stay below 70 degrees - there will be no ride at 4 today.  

Next week Lynn and Jim Johnson will be leading the ride, I won't be available.  Meet at their home on 4615 Old Lakeport Road, Sioux City at 4 PM  - https://goo.gl/maps/vkzqXEbZEKN2.  I won't be sending out an email reminder next week so please note this.  

The week after that is July 4th.  Jim Johnson discussed maybe having a ride in the morning or afternoon.  Contact Jim if your interested - jimj@urban-inc.net  or  (712) 251-5215 (call or text).

Last week's stop in Cherokee - Chuck and Mark.  Jim and Lynn were also along.

After dropping off Mark in LeMars (above right), we stopped in Le Mars for ice cream... note to self - don't order a two scoop sundae.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Weekly Ride Change - May 30/31.

Hello Everyone,

Just an update on the email I sent Monday.  I am moving the regular Wednesday ride to Thursday this week to go to "Last Thursday" motorcycle meet-up in Sioux Falls.  We will meet at Bak BMW at 4 PM leaving shortly thereafter.  We will take north back roads to Sioux Falls, get there about 6 PM, and probably head back to Sioux City on the Interstate around 7:30 or so.

Not everyone can ride this Thursday and some don't like riding in the dark.  If you would like to ride tonight (Wed. May 30th) with Jim and Lynn Johnson, contact Jim at (712) 251-5215

​Also, the Hiawatha Rally is this weekend near Houston MN.  If you would like to go, contact Steve Martin at (712) 574-0155  ​

There is SSR (the local CMA Chapter) ride to Yankton Sunday morning for a meal at Jo Deans and the annual bike blessing at the dam there.  They are meeting ​at the Wal-Mart on Floyd Boulevard Sunday morning at 8:45.  If your interested contact Duane and Jodie Kraayenbrink at (712) 574-0934

​The following weekend is the Pure Stodge Rally near Amana​, Iowa - http://purestodge.org/

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Weekly Rides Continue...

Weekly Rides

Weekly BSR rides continue through September 27th.   We will meet every Wednesday at Bak BMW at 4 PM and ride from there.  Tell your boss, secretary, spouse or whoever it is you tell such things too, that you are required to attend aroma therapy, lamaze classes, or golf league on Wednesday afternoons - whatever works to get you out and riding.  We will all cover for you!  If it reaches sixty degrees during the day and it's not raining, plan on riding.  Whoever shows up can determine the destination (list below).  As we did last year, we will switch to from Wednesdays to Thursday starting in August, so those poor souls who have already locked themselves into other Wednesday meetings or work schedules can still ride later in the year.

Below is a list of possible weekly ride destinations.  We have already done the orange listings.  We would  like to do Bob's Bar and Bob Dog's on a couple of Tuesdays (regular meetings).  Send me any more places you want to add to the list.

Ada J's or Bud's Bar, Moorhead, IA
Dairy Sweet, Danbury, IA
Sfumato Pizza, Carnes, IA (Thur)
Lakeshore Pho or Smokin' Hereford BBQ, Storm Lake, IA
El Jimador's, Denison, IA
Norma Jean's, Panama, IA
Dairy Sweet, Woodbine, IA
Bob Drive In & Bunny Ice Cream, LeMars, IA
Divide Hill Roadhouse, Castana, IA
Loess Moose Bar and Grill, Missouri Valley, IA
Zimmy's, Ida Grove, IA
Grand Falls Casino & Restaurant, Larchwood, IA 
Jeronimo’s Cafe, Harlan, IA
Gasthaus Bar & Grill, Cherokee, IA
P’s Pizza House, Le Mars, IA
Dooskys East, Kingsley, IA
Hatchery Resturant & Lounge, Orange City, IA
Kathy’s Korner, Lake View, IA
Silk Road, Vermillion, SD
Jo Dean's, Muggsy's, or Back Roads BBQ (Thur), Yankton, SD
Waddy's, Hudson, SD
Sioux Valley Grill, Canton, SD (Lauries's Cafe breakfast & lunch only)
Toby's Lounge & Chicken, Meckling, SD
Spink Cafe, Spink, SD
Donna's Diner, Wynot, NE 
Knuckleheads, Laurel, NE
Bob’s Bar, Martinsburg, NE
Smokin Stan's BBQ, Norfolk, NE
Hideaway Grill, West Point, NE
Pop-N-Docs, Dacatur, NE
Popo’s Drive Inn, Wakefield, NE
Eunie’s Palace, Dixon, NE
Kelley's Fish & Seafood, Blair, NE
Lange's Cafe, Pipestone, MN (national pie registry)



Some Other Rides
Last Thursday - Sioux Falls - Last Thursday of Month:

Euro Motorcycle Night Omaha Benson Area - Third Wednesday of Month:

European Bike Ride-in: Haymarket, Lincoln - First Wednesday of Month:

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

BSR Update - Ride Today @ 4

If it's not raining this afternoon, the weekly ride will be at 4 today.  Meet at Bak BMW.

Spring has finally sprung and the Spring Campout is now just ten short days away.  BBQ ribs, muffins and coleslaw are on the menu for Friday evening.  Campfire beans, brats and chips for Saturday night.  If someone wants to help with desert one evening let me know, we are still hammering those details out.  We are looking at a 150-200 mile ride on Saturday for those interested.  We quit hosting the flashlight contest a couple years ago after Doug gave us some concerns that the club might be added to a Homeland Security watch list and he was named the winner for all-time.  Since many of you don't drink or almost all of you don't smoke cigars, we are looking for ideas on what to do in the evenings around the campfire.  Please send me some ideas.   If you are thinking you will be coming to the campout, give me a heads up this week or next so I can keep a running head count for food.  Details are here: https://bigsiouxriders.blogspot.com/2018/03/15th-annual-big-sioux-rider-spring.html

Monday, April 9, 2018

New Motorcycle Maps Site

Dale and Renee Hoke, a pair of GLMC regulars, have launched a new site dedicated to motorcycle routes for awesome day rides.  They are have GPS routes for downloads and have maps on the site.   Many of the initial routes are in our favorite, semi-local riding areas SE Minnesota, SW Wisconsin, NE Iowa and NW Illinois.  Check them out.

https://driftlessroadadventures.com/

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

March 27th Update Email

Well like a lot of you, I have been pretty busy and missed calling for the March meeting.  The 2018 weather thus far has sucked so most of you are depressed, so it's probably best we don't hang out and depress each other until we can ride.  Moving on to brighter things...

Weekly Rides
Weekly rides start April 4th and will continue through September 27th.   We will meet every Wednesday at Bak BMW at 4 PM and ride from there.  Tell your boss, secretary, spouse or who ever it is you tell such things too, that you are required to attend aroma therapy, lamaze classes, or golf league on Wednesday afternoons - whatever works to get you out and riding.  We will all cover for you!  For April, if it reaches sixty degrees during the day and it's not raining, plan on riding.  Whoever shows up can determine the destination.  As we did last year, we will switch to from Wednesdays to Thursday starting in August, so those poor souls who have already locked themselves intoWednesday meetings or work schedules can still ride later in the year.

Below is a list of possible weekly ride destinations.  Send me any more places you want to add to the list.
  • Ada J's or Bud's Bar, Moorhead, IA
  • Dairy Sweet, Danbury, IA
  • Sfumato Pizza, Carnes, IA (Thur)
  • Smokin' Hereford BBQ, Storm Lake, IA
  • El Jimador's, Denison, IA
  • Norma Jean's, Panama, IA
  • Dairy Sweet, Woodbine, IA
  • Bob Drive In & Bunny Ice Cream, LeMars, IA
  • Divide Hill Roadhouse, Castana, IA
  • Loess Moose Bar and Grill, Missouri Valley, IA
  • Zimmy's, Ida Grove, IA
  • Grand Falls Casino & Restaurant, Larchwood, IA 
  • Jeronimo’s Cafe, Harlan, IA
  • Silk Road, Vermillion, SD
  • Jo Dean's, Muggsy's, or Back Roads BBQ (Thur), Yankton, SD
  • Waddy's, Hudson, SD
  • Sioux Valley Grill, Canton, SD (Lauries's Cafe breakfast & lunch only)
  • Toby's Lounge & Chicken, Meckling, SD
  • Donna's Diner, Wynot, NE 
  • Knuckleheads, Laurel, NE
  • Bob’s Bar, Martinsburg, NE
  • Smokin Stan's BBQ, Norfolk, NE
  • Hideaway Grill, West Point, NE
  • Pop-N-Docs, Dacatur, NE
  • Popo’s Drive Inn, Wakefield, NE
  • Eunie’s Palace, Dixon, NE
  • Main Street BBQ & Grill, or Kelley's Fish & Seafood, Blair, NE
Spring Campout
The Spring Campout is on May 11-13.  You are welcome to just hang out for a few hours, camp, or do whatever you want.  Read about here: http://bigsiouxriders.blogspot.com/2018/03/15th-annual-big-sioux-rider-spring.html. There is a link to a flyer to print for your friends: http://www.bigsiouxriders.org/15th_Annual_Big_Sioux_Riders_Spring_Campout.pdf

Crittenton Pizza Party for the Kids
We are looking at Sunday, April 29th at 12:30 PM as the tentative date for the ride-in for the kids at the Crittenton Shelter here in Sioux City.  We take pizza and drinks to the kids.  It ussually takes about an hour and half.  It's good to hang out with the kids for a little while, eat pizza, and talk them about motorcycles and traveling.  Is also good for your karma. 

Some Other Rides
Last Thursday - Sioux Falls - Last Thursday of Month:

Euro Motorcycle Night Omaha Benson Area - Third Wednesday of Month:

European Bike Ride-in: Haymarket, Lincoln - First Wednesday of Month: