Monday, March 28, 2011

8th Annual Big Sioux Riders Spring (Mother's Day Dam) Campout

The 8th Annual Big Sioux Riders Spring (Mother's Day Dam) Campout will be Saturday and Sunday, M
ay 7th and 8th (Mother’s Day weekend). This is an informal campout. Even though we can’t guarantee it won’t snow, friends and fellow riders are invited to join us at Randal Creek Recreation Area near the Fort Randall Dam, Pickstown, South Dakota.

A $10 fee will cover includes camping, firewood and a park vehicle permit fee. Passengers are $5. We will dine as a group at the Fort Randal Casino just east of Pickstown Saturday evening and for breakfast Sunday morning. We will provide some-mores Saturday evening and coffee both Saturday and Sunday to help keep everyone warm. Please bring your own coffee mug.

We can’t reserve camping spaces in advance, but there are very few campers (if any) in this park this time of year. If you get to the campground before us, please grab some camping spaces near the cabins and restroom/showers (sites #27E and #28E). The restrooms are modern with showers. Park rules allow us to have up to 6 campers per site. We will settle with the park ranger Saturday evening.

For those interested in riding together from Sioux City to the campout, meet at Bak BMW in Sioux City, IA 10 AM Saturday morning. Alternately meet us lunch at "The Dock" which is just north of the Chief Standing Bear Bridge near Niobrara (The Dock is formally in the town of Running Water, SD). Our regular stop, the Flyway Cafe in Niobrara is closed for remodeling.

There are four camping cabins are available at this campground for $35 per night (plus a $5 non-resident fee for non South Dakota residents). Cabins include a bunk bed (2 singles) and a double bed. You must supply your own bedding (e.g. a sleeping bag and pillow). Reserve cabins in advance at (800) 710-2267. Make sure you provide the campground location which is the “Randal Creek Recreation Area" near Pickstown, SD.

Hotels available near campgrounds:
The Fort Randall Casino - - (800) 362-6333
The Dakota Inn, near Country Club, 320 E US Hwy 18, (605) 487-7404
Fort Randall Inn, Pickstown, (605) 487-7801

Questions: Call Frump at (712) 253-4605 or email

Click on the link above in the first paragraph for a printable version.

Friday, March 18, 2011

8th Annual Motorcycle Safety Forum - Ames, April 29th

On Friday April 29 The 8th Annual Motorcycle Safety Forum will take place at ISU Ames. The cost is 10.00 each and the time is 8:30-4:00. The theme this year is RIDE BIRGHT:Be Smart-Be seen.

This year the speakers are:

Imre Szauter, AMA Goverment Affairs

David Hough*, Older Rider/Returning Rider.

Larry Dietzler, Motorcycle Justice

Slider Gilmore, Blue Haired Ole Ladies, Road Alligators, Tar Snakes and Golden Hour

* Many of us know David Hough as the author of Proficent Motorcycling and More Proficient Motorcycling, among other books.

There is also a trade show.

You can register by e-mail: or call 515-294-6222

Steve Martin

(712) 574-0155