May 2017 Update & Events
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Update & Events

Hello TCD Members,

I was going to say the TCD riding season is about to be in full swing, but I think it has already begun. The May calendar is packed with rides and events (17 different days/events!) so It would be quite impressive for someone to do them all.  

In April, six hardy TCD'ers dodged the rain on their way down south for our featured article, "MOA Getaway 2017, Fontana, NC." 

If you missed the great TCD Nite on the second Tuesday in April, don't worry because the next monthly gathering is coming soon. It was a fun time starting this new activity, so we look forward to seeing you at the Royal Oak Brewery on Tuesday, May 9th at 6:30.  

The Maumee Adventure ride was also another success this year. I even heard there was a stranded Honda rider rescued on way back. Lastly, a "Geezer GPS" meeting was thrown in for good measure. Lots more to come in May, hopefully you and your ride are ready!

May 2017 Happenings

Upcoming Events Schedule:
( See Calendar details)

May 5-7th: BMW Mini Rally
May 7th: Stockbridge All Clubs Ride
May 9th: TCD Nite - Royal Oak Brewery, Royal Oak
May 13th: Detroit Urban Cross
May 13th: BMW Detroit Open House
May 19-20th: BMWSEM Demo Event & Open House
May 21st: Annual Camping Demo & Williamston Ride
May 22nd: BMWSEM Track Day
May 25-28th: ROK Rally in TN (see forum)
June 8-11th: Indiana Hoosier National Forest Ride
June 11th: Gilmore Vintage MC Show
June 18th: Ice Cream Ride
June 23-25th: Longest Day Ride Interlochen, MI
July 5th: BMW RA ADV Raid
July 6-9th: BMW RA Rally Petoskey, MI

TCD Tuesdays
  • New monthly meet-up.  Will be held on 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at various locales
  • Tuesday, May 9th will be at the Royal Oak Brewery in Royal Oak.  See for more info.

BMW 45th Annual Mini-Rally - May 5-7 Sturgis, MI
  • Let's have a great TCD showing at the Mini-Rally, as we'd like to win the club with the 'Highest Attendance" once again!
  • Great way to start your rally season.
  • BMW Riders of Battle Creek does a great job, let's show them support, and let them know you're from the TCD!
  • LINK to rally flyer
Detroit Urban Cross - Saturday, May 13th
  • Meet us at 9am in Mexican Village for breakfast at Los Galanes restaurant, 3362 Bagley Ave, Detroit.
  • Plan on a full day of riding around our namesake city and enjoying our heritage.
BMW Detroit Open House - Saturday, May 13th
  • 25th Anniversary Open House
  • Food, Refreshments, Demo Rides (weather permitting).  10:00am - 4:00pm

BMW Southeast Michigan Demo Event and Open House - May 19-20
  • BMW Demo Truck and Demo Fleet, Friday May 19th 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Open House Saturday May 20th 10:00am-4:00pm, Demo Truck, Gourmet Lunch, Live Music, Door Prizes, Factory Apparel Reps

Annual Camping Demo and Williamston Ride - Sunday, May 21st
  • Bring your camping gear and show our new members how it's done. Set up camp and make a day of it, with a cook out and roasted marshmallows.  More details to follow.
  • Street and dirt rides are typically planned to the event from the Pinckney breakfast.

BMW SEM Track Day - Monday, May 22nd
The sand in Maumee provides a nice warmup for the coming season of Michigan riding.
A few TCD riders went to the MOA Getaway Fontana based in North Carolina.
Breakfast Schedule (Calendar)The official start time of the Sunday Breakfast has been moved back to 9:00am. While some want to get there early, it makes it difficult for new members to feel welcome when everybody is finished eating before the 9:00 am starting time.  We're a friendly group, let's make sure we roll out the welcome mat for new attendees!

Club Elections! Nominations for Club Officers are open until September 17th, 2017, the election will start October 1st.  If you're interested in club office, or know someone who is, please let us know!  All club offices will be elected (President, VP, Secretary/Treasurer, Editor).

MOA Getaway 2017, Fontana, NC
The Annual Camping Demo and Williamston Ride is this month!

Breakfast Schedule:
(see forum for details)

07 May 2017 - Breakfast at Kerby's Koney Island

14 May 2017 - Breakfast at Scrambler Marie's

21 May 2017 - Breakfast atPinckney Masonic Lodge (West Side)

28 May 2017 - Breakfast at Americus Coney & Grill

04 Jun. 2017 - Breakfast at Kerby's Koney Island

06 Jun. 2017 - Breakfast at Senate Coney Island

18 Jun. 2017 - Breakfast at Pinckney Masonic Lodge (West Side)

Hey, those falls look familiar! The crew to the Fontana MOA Getaway are visiting Bald River Falls, TN (See the MMM article from last month for a similar view...)
Looks like TCD'er Craig G. made it on stage at the BMWSEM Fashion Show.
The TCD crew in the staging area of the Maumee ride
The first of many TCD Nites - held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
A few TCD'ers hit the ORV trails in St. Helen, MI on April 14th.  Lots of good sand practice!
Club Officers:
Presiden: Jeff Hunter
VP: Mike Eckstein
Treasurer: Greg Crago
Editor: Lukas Eddy
Webmaster: Dale Estes
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Enjoy the rides, enjoy the club!


Your TCD Officers
Jeff Hunter
Mike Eckstein
Vice President
Greg Crago
Lukas Eddy
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