June 2018 Update & Events
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Update & Events

Time to ride!

We've had a busy schedule this last month or so.  The Mini Rally, Stockbridge All Clubs Ride, Ypsi Bike Nights, Oakland ADV Ride, BMW SEM Open house, BMW SEM Track day, and the TCD Road and Trail.  Hopefully, you were able to come out for one of them, but if not - we have a lot of great rides coming up.

Mats and Craig holding down the fort at the BMW SEM Open House

We also had a contingent of riders head to Barrie, Ontario for some GS training at the BMW Performance Riding Centre.  It was a great time as always, and we learned a lot.  This is a great option for training, as it's much closer than other schools, and the exchange rate works in our favor.  

This weekend, June 17th is Father's Day.  Celebrate it by joining us for breakfast in Pinckney and then riding to Mason for some ice cream.  The Daily Scoop features ice cream from the Michigan State Dairy.  So if you've been wanting some 'Dantonio's Double Fudge Fake' (Chocolate fudge based ice cream with a caramel swirl, caramel-filled chocolate footballs, and brownie pieces) or 'Izzo's Malted Madness' (Malted vanilla ice cream with a fudge swirl and malted milk balls), we'll see you on Sunday!

We have one of the best TCD events coming up this month, the Longest Day Ride. This is a great event for on-road and off-road riders. It's held just after the summer solstice (hence the name...)

We camp at Cycle-Moore Campground in Interlochen.  There are also local motels available a couple of miles away in town.

Saturday, the typical road ride is a lap around the Leelanau Pennisula. Frankfort, Empire, Glen Arbor, Northport, Grand Traverse Lighthouse, Sutton’s Bay. A good old paper map will suffice, GPS not required for this one. This is one of the best areas of the state for road-riding. 

The off-road crew has an advanced ride up to the campground on Friday and local trail rides on Saturday for all levels. 

Often we eat dinner Friday at the Hofbrau in Interlochen, but it can vary if people want to do something different.  Big campfires are build both Friday and Saturday nights.

Attendance is normally a 50/50 split between on-road and off-road riders.  Plan to make it if you can!

If you're not attending the Longest Day Ride, the new BMW Motorcycles of Detroit is holding their open house June 22nd-23rd.  They have the demo truck coming in for rides on both Friday and Saturday.  

Join us for Ypsi Bike Nights.  On the second Tuesday of the month in the summer, you can find us at Ypsilanti Bike Night in Depot Town.  A long-standing but informal tradition for many club members.  Come on out and check it out.  Grab dinner, or an ice-cream and check out the bikes.  We meet at the Sidetrack at 6:30.

Hope to see you soon!

Upcoming Events Schedule:
(See Calendar details)

Ice Cream Ride, Sunday June 17th 
  • Ride to the Mason, MI town square for some excellent Michigan State Dairy Ice Cream from Daily Scoop.
  • Daily Scoop 350 S Jefferson St, Mason, MI 48854
  • Ride from Pinckney breakfast about 10 am.
Longest Day Ride, June 22nd-24th
  • Long standing TCD event at the base of the scenic Leelanau Pennisula
  • Cycle-Moore Campground, 11075 US 31 S, Interlochen, MI.  
  • Enjoy the extended daylight for great riding in Leelanau Peninsula, and then hang around the campfire into wee hours of the night.  
  • Motel options in Interlochen for those who don’t want to camp.  
  • Road rides around shoreline of Leelanau
  • There is an ADV ride on the Michigan ORV trail system on Friday morning up to the campground.  
  • Meet in St. John and ride up, or meet everyone at the campground - details in forum
  • 20-45 riders, Half the riders are on road bikes and half have dirty GS’s. 
BMW Detroit Open House - June 22nd-23rd
  • BMW Detroit is having their Summer Open House
  • The BMW Demo Truck is coming in.  
  • Food and discounts on BMW gear
T-Shirt Order:  The shirts are in.  We'll be distributing your orders at upcoming club events.  We may also drop some at the local dealers for you to pick up.  Shirts are $15 most sizes,  XXL $17.  

Membership Renewal:  Membership periods now run 12 months from the date of your last payment. You will receive a renewal notice via email, with a link to renew online via PayPal. Just log into the TCD Website, register and pay online.

You can still renew with a check by mailing a membership form and $20 to the club P.O. box: 

BMW Touring Club of Detroit
P.O. Box 2653
Southfield, MI  48037

Your TCD Forum Information:
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If you cannot remember your password, you can reset it on the site, or you can request that we do.  Unfortunately, we cannot look them up once they are set.
50th Anniversary TCD T-Shirts are in!   We'll have them at Pinckney breakfast Sun. 17th, and we will do our best to get them to you at upcoming club events. 

Breakfast Schedule:
(see forum for details)

6/17/18  - Pinckney Masonic Lodge

6/24/18 - Americus Coney & Grill

7/1/18 - Kerby's North

Schneider's dirty bike from the Oakland County back-roads.
Radke demonstrating his balancing skills on the GS. (He's not moving...)
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Enjoy the rides, enjoy the club!


Your TCD Officers
Mike Eckstein
Mike Drew
Vice President
Craig Grissom
Lukas Eddy
2018 Calendar

July 12-15: MOA National Rally BMW Motorcycle Owners of American annual event – Des Moines Iowa 

July 14-19: Mid-Atlantic Back Road Discovery Route. Ride the MABDR en-route to the BMW RA Rally in PA.

July 19-22: RA National Rally BMW Riders Association annual rally in Wellsboro, PA.

July 30 – Aug 5: Great Lakes Ride Circle tour of Lake Superior.  Ride / camp / sightsee your way around the lakes.  

Aug 2-5: UP Ride Explore the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. On road and off-road options this year. A week earlier than originally planned due to an art festival being held in Grand Marais.

Aug 26: Soar ‘N Ride   New event for 2018.  Meet at the Sandhill Soaring Club field.  We will stage on-road, and dirt-road rides from the field.  Explore the excellent riding of western Washtenaw and Livingston Counties.  Picnic planned. For those interested, people can also sign up for sail plane rides with the Sandhill Soaring Club.  Details to come.

Sep 6-9: Wailin’ Wayne Weekend. Held in New Straitsville, OH at the Wayne National Forest, it’s a weekend of intermediate and advanced off-road trail riding.  Register now on their website if you want to attend.

Sep 8-9: Thumb Run Port Crescent State Park, Port Crescent, MI. Jo Annual TCD run up to Michigan’s thumb and overnight campout at Port Crescent State Park near Port Austin. 

Sep 16: All Clubs Day The All (motorcycle) Clubs bike day in Stockbridge (MI, not MA). Noon to 4 PM on Sun. Sept. 16th 2018, at the village square in downtown Stockbridge (trust me, you can’t miss it!). BMW TCD will be staffing a booth at the show.  Bike show, BBQ at the fire house.  

Sept 28-30: Indiana Hoosier National Forest Ride  Ride to Hoosier National Forest.  Follow planned routes with other club members.  

Oct 12-14: Color Tour  Lewiston, MI. Join your fellow TCD members in enjoying Michigan fall colors in the northeast lower pen.  Both on and off-road GS/ADV riding. Camp or motel.

Nov 10-11: Edmund Fitz Run  Tawas Point State Park , East Tawas, MI.  We ride up to Tawas Point State Park on Saturday.  Have dinner in East Tawas, then build a huge camp fire you can see from the moon!  Either camp at the park or grab a motel in East Tawas.  
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