August 2017 Update & Events
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Update & Events

Hello TCD'ers,

There has been some fantastic events so far this summer.  The TCD Longest Day Ride (coinciding with the summer solstice) had 17 riders at Cycle-Moore.  

The BMW Riders Association Rally in Petoskey was well attended by TCD'ers as well.  It was a great venue in a very picturesque part of the state - all good ingredients for a rally.  Additionally, there have been a lot of fun stories coming out of the forests of the surrounding areas as the TCD ADV crew repeatedly attempted to drown and/or bury their bikes in the sand.  Come on out to a ride soon, and I'm sure you'll be able to hear about the antics.

There is still a lot of time this summer to ride with us and create some fun memories.  Remember to take photos and send them in!

August 2017 Happenings

Upcoming Events Schedule:
(See Calendar details)

Aug 8th: TCD Nite - Sidetrack Bar & Grill, Ypsilanti
Aug 12th: Washtenaw County ADV Ride
Aug 25-27th: Da UP Ride!
Aug 28th: Grattan Track Day
Sept 1-3rd: Finger Lakes Rally - Watkins Glen, NY
Sept 7-10th: Horizons Unlimited - Stecoah, NC
Sept 7-10th: Wailin' Wayne Weekend - Wayne National Forest, OH
Sept 9-10th: TCD Thumb Run - Port Austin
Sept 17th: All Clubs Day - Stockbridge

TCD Tuesdays
  • Casual monthly meet-up held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at various locales
  • Tuesday, August 8th will be at Sidetrack Bar & Grill in Depot Town, Ypsilanti (traditional Tuesday night)
  • Ride out and hang with the TCD crowd.  The Ypsi bike night is the same time, so there will be lots of interesting sights.  See you there!

Washtenaw County ADV Ride - Aug 12th
  • Touring Club V.P. Mike Eckstein will lead dual sport and ADV riders around some of the nice dirt roads in the Washtenaw County area
  • Great area for road riding too!  If you want to explore the area and keep it to pavement, come join us.  Pavement routes to be posted in the TCD forum as well.

Da UP Ride, eh? - Aug 25-27th
  •  See the scenic Upper Peninsula and experience the great riding it offers!
  • Hotels and sandier trails make this more dual-sport-friendly, but big bikes can do it too
  • Stay tuned on the forum for updates

Grattan Track Day - Aug 28th
  • BMW of SE Michigan is sponsoring a track day at Grattan Raceway
  • Riding instructors will be available, great for newcomers to track day riding
  • Focus will be on touring and sport-touring riders
  • Limited slots, so check in with BMWSEM at 734-453-0500 for details and signup
Looking Forward:
Lots of rides still coming up.  Many classic TCD events an some new ones.  In particular, plan on the Sept 21-24 Ohio ride to Hocking Hills area.  Fantastic riding both on and off road - and hit the AIM Expo in Columbus on the way home (the biggest motorcycle powersports show in the U.S.)
  • Sept 21-24: Ohio Road & Trail 
  • Oct 13-­15: Color Tour - NE Michigan 
  • Nov 10-­12: Edmund Fitz Run, East Tawas 
Last year, BMW Motorrad Canada Trainers found the BMWTCD riders more skilled than the average attendee.
New & Old business:

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 Coming Soon! 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).
Last year's Washtenaw County ADV ride brought a good crowd for good riding!

Breakfast Schedule:
(see forum for details)

06 Aug. 2017 - Breakfast at Kerby's Koney Island

13 Aug. 2017 - Breakfast at Scrambler Marie's

20 Aug. 2017 - Breakfast at Pinckney Masonic Lodge (West Side)

27 Aug. 2017 - Breakfast at Americus Coney & Grill

03 Sep. 2017 - Breakfast at Kerby's Koney Island

17 Sep. 2017- Breakfast at Pinckney Masonic Lodge (West Side)

24 Sep. 2017 - Breakfast at Americus Coney & Grill

The UP ride is great for all kinds of bikes, with a good mix of Michigan riding conditions.
Club Officers:
President: 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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