April 2017 Update & Events
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Update & Events

Hello TCD Members,

The season has officially started with a large crew of 22 TCD members and friends heading down to March Moto Madness in Tellico Plains, TN.

We've also made it through another successful planning meeting in March and have the complete schedule updated on the website.

Upcoming Events Schedule:
( See Calendar details)

April 11th: Corner Brewery Ypsi
April 22nd: Maumee Adventure Ride
April 27th: BMWSEM Charity Fashion Show
May 5-7th: BMW Mini Rally
May 7th: Stockbridge All Clubs Ride
May 13th: Detroit Urban Cross
May 13th: BMW Detroit Open House
May 20th: BMWSEM Open House
May 21st:
Annual Camping Demo & Williamston Ride
May 22nd: BMWSEM Track Day
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

TCD Tuesdays
  • New monthly meet-up.  Will be held on 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at various locales
  • Tuesday April 11th will be at the Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti.  See for more info.
Maumee Adventure Ride - Saturday, April 22
  • Meet at the Harvest Moon Cafe in Ypsilanti at 9am for breakfast
  • 10 am travel to the off-road trails near Toledo, OH
  • LINK to Ohio DNR trail information page
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 Taqueria Lupitas or Evies Tamales. There's plenty of parking behind Lupitas.
  • Plan on a full day of riding around our namesake city and enjoying our heritage.
ADV Teamwork!
Thanks to Jack for bringing the propane fueled "campfire"!
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!

General Meeting Minutes:
  • Greg gave Financial Report for 2016, Club is in good health. Memership Renewal 113. (April is now 120)
  • New Club Brochures will be printed after Calendar finalized, maybe next week. (4/3/17 now printed)
  • Mark Mathes suggested giving Trial Membership to anyone purchasing BMW motorcycles from club members in private sales.
  • Jeff Hunter (president) wanted to get feedback from attending members on what they liked and did not like about the club
    • Club members liked Track Days, Social bonding, Camaraderie, Longest Days, Off Roading, Fritz Run, UP Ride, Thumb Run, Fall Color Tour.
    • Need to have a description of upcoming rides posted as a sticky on our Forum, so members don’t have to search for information.  More info will be published.
    • It would be nice if the Club could camp together at National Rallys. Maybe get a club tent and catered meals.  Ambassadors to coordinate.
    • Observation Rides were fun, maybe bring back Tech Days,
    • Camp demos? How to pack all of you stuff on your bike
    • Once a month Dinner Ride? 
  • President Jeff Hunter announced he will be stepping down at the end of this term and nominated Mike Eckstein for President. Craig Grissom nominated for Secretary/Treasurer. Pat Carol for VP.
  • Nominations for Club Officers are open until September 17th, 2017, voting (if necessary) will start October 1st.  
  • If you're interested in club office, or know someone who is, please let us know!  
  • Voting Committee: Dick Hautau, Dave DeCook
  • Mike Eckstein will update our BMWTCD brochure and list our yearly ride schedule
  • John Fishbeck made Motion to move Breakfast Start time back to 9am. Passed
Full March Moto Madness write-up:
2017 MMM Crew

Breakfast Schedule:
(see forum for details)

09 Apr. 2017 - Breakfast at Senate Coney Island

16 Apr. 2017 - Breakfast at Pinckney Masonic Lodge (West Side)

23 Apr. 2017 - Breakfast at Americus Coney & Grill

07 May 2017 - Breakfast at Kerby's Koney Island

14 May 2017 - Breakfast at Scrambler Marie's

21 May 2017 - Breakfast at Pinckney Masonic Lodge (West Side)

28 May 2017 - Breakfast at Americus Coney & Grill

View for miles down in Tellico Plains.
Club Officers:
Presiden: Jeff Hunter
VP: Mike Eckstein
Treasurer: Greg Crago
Editor: Lükas Eddy
Webmaster: Dale Estes
Store Mgr: TBD

Ad Mgr: TBD
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Enjoy the rides, enjoy the club!


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