July-August 2018 Update & Events
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Update & Events

So many rides!  

The busy time of the year has been upon us.  We've had so much going on, with riders venturing across the country for all sorts of fun.  The Father's Day ice cream ride, The SE Ohio Road and Trail, the Longest Day Ride in Interlochen, the BMW RA Rally, the Mid-Atlantic Discovery Route, the RA Rally.  Currently we have a group of riders on a circle route of Lake Superior.

If you missed your share of these, never fear there are still a lot of rides coming up.

Some TCD'ers plotting their route home from Mason

The Father's Day Ice Cream Ride had 10 riders heading to Mason for to cool off with some good stuff from the MSU dairy.  Temps were hitting the upper 90's so it was an appropriate destination.  There were two groups (road and GS/dirt-road) that attended from breakfast in Pinckney.

The campfire on the Longest Day Ride

The 2018 Longest Day Ride was one of the best ever held.  36 riders split 50/50 between the on-road and off-road crew descended on Cycle-Moore Campground in Interlochen for some fantastic roads, trails, and camaraderie.  

The trail ride up to Interlochen

The weather was fantastic for riding and the campfires were great, with music by DJ Rob.

The ADV crew in Fishtown, Leland, MI
The BMW Motorcycle Owners of America Rally in Des Moines Iowa, had the usual cast of characters in attendence.  The weather was hot (as MOA rallies somehow always seem to be...), but the event was excellent.  

Small group of the TCD at the MOA Rally

Next up, we had 11 riders tackle the Mid-Atlantic Backroad Discovery Route (MABDR for short).  This rides starts in Damascus, Virginia and follows the Appalachia Mountains up to the Pennsylvania/New York border.  

The start of the MABDR

Keep your eye on the TCD website for a recap of this ride.  It was an awesome ride with a great bunch of people.  Lots of stories to tell came out of this one.  (Also - there will be a repeat of the ride at the end of Sept. for those that missed out)

The BMW Riders Association National Rally was held in Wellsboro, PA only about 35 mile from the end of the MABDR.  The TCD camp was a hub of activity all weekend.  Approx. 18 folks made it to this one.

TCD Camp at the RA Rally

Check your calendars and plan to join us for more fun.  We have half the summer to go!

Hope to see you soon!

Upcoming Events Schedule:
(See Calendar details)

Da UP Ride - August 3-5 
  • Explore the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
  • Meet in St. Ignace on Friday the 3rd at the Pines Motel
  • Saturday ride to Grand Marais on either a road route or a sandy off-road route.
  • Saturday night hotel in Grand Marais.
  • Sunday on-road and off-road routes back to St. Ignace
TCD Soar and Ride - August 26th
  • 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.
Ypsi Bike Night - Tuesday, August 14th
  • 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.
T-Shirt Order:  The shirts are in.  Most of the orders have been delivered, please send a note if you have not received yours and we will make arrangements.  We have 6 XXL shirts remaining that are not spoken for, please let us know if you want one.  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

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Breakfast Schedule:

8/5/18 - Kerby's North

8/12/18 - Scrambler Marie's

8/19/18 - Pinckney Masonic Lodge

8/26/18 - Americus

A souvenir from the trail.
Look, the bike stands up by itself!
The BDR bike-wash
We ride!
Maybe we don't need to ride everything...
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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

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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