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Late Fall 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

Compiled by Jeff Ackerman, Events Director

There are four geographic areas where rides start depending on the direction the riders will be traveling.

NORTH:
The QuikTrip at 2791 Dunn Rd.; it’s the QuikTrip at New Halls Ferry and Dunn on the north side of I-270.
SOUTH:
The McStop (McDonald’s/Phillips 66) at Pevely (Exit 180 off I-55 at Z) — OR
Dierberg’s mall parking lot, south end, off Hwy. 21, just south of I-270 (on the left hand or east side of 21 at the first light) —ORPink Elephant on Hwy. 141 and Schneider Rd.; just north of Hwy. 21 (across the road from the QuikTrip at Hwy. 141 & Schneider).
WEST:
The QuikTrip off I-70 (exit 222) by I-370 at Mid Rivers Mall (on the north side in St. Peters); — OR
BP Gas Station just south of Hwy. 40 (I-64) on Long Rd.; — OR
The QuikTrip in Eureka, just south of I-44 (exit 264) on 109.
EAST:
The Dierberg’s on 21 (south) —OR
QuikTrip at 2791 Dunn (north) – See above.

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NOTE: Classic bike night is the first Monday of the month from March through November, 6pm-9pm at Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave. (at Manchester) Maplewood, MO 63143


  * Oct. 29: Take an autumn ride with Jim.  Meet at the BP station on Long Rd. (see above) at 8:30 / Leave at 9:00.   Jim Shaw 314-521-0341

Dave Anderson is going to try a new ride concept.  It will be a series of four Saturday rides; heading in the four compass directions, from four different starting points.  The final destinations will be determined right before the ride, depending on the weather, etc. because of the time of the year.  If the weather is bad, we will slide the ride series back and send out an Email and post on Facebook the next date.  We will come up with some recognition/award for those completing all four rides in the series

 * Nov 4: Come along for the first of a 4-ride “Cardinal Point” ride series. This series will include a ride in each of the four Cardinal Directions; North, South, East, West.  Destination will be determined based upon weather and conditions.  Ride 1 will go NORTH. Meet at the QuikTrip at 2791 Dunn Rd. (see above) at 9:00 / Leave at 9:30.  Rider Leader: Dave Anderson – cell: 978-395-5555

 *  Nov. 5:   St. Patrick’s in Ruma (Chicken & Strawberry Festival) has their Wurstmart (and pork loin) and Meat Shoot today.  Meet at the Dierberg’s Mall (see above) at 9:00/Leave 9:30 – Depending on the road and weather, we may split into two groups with the GS group taking the lesser traveled “levee” roads with some gravel (NOTE – The GS group will leave at 9:15).  The road group can take the Bluff Road.        Mary and Jeff Ackerman             314-239-4504

 *  Nov. 11:   Come along for the second of a 4-ride “Cardinal Point” ride series. This series will include a ride in each of the four Cardinal Directions; North, South, East, West. Destination will be determined based upon weather and conditions and Ride 2 will go EAST. Meet at the Dierberg’s Mall (see above) at 9:00/Leave 9:30     Rider Leader: Dave Anderson – cell: 978-395-5555

 * Nov. 15: Wednesday General Meeting at Miss Sheri’s at 9967 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO 63122.  When you come through the doors, the meeting room is to the left.  They need us out by 8 pm, so arrive no later than 6:30 if you plan on eating.  Meeting starts at 7:00 sharp.

 * Nov. 18:  Take a late fall ride and enjoy the sights with Jim.  Meet at the QT near Mid Rivers in St. Peters (see above) at 9:00/Leave 9:30     Jim Shaw        314-566-1930 

Forever Endeavour’s Holiday Open House is Saturday, November 25 from 10 to 2.  Come by for good friends and good food.  Nicolette and Dave always also have some nice door prizes and sale items for the open house.  Buy a gift certificate for your next service at a nice discount.

 * Dec.2: Come along for the third of a 4-ride “Cardinal Point” ride series.  This series will include a ride in each of the four Cardinal Directions; North, South, East, West. Destination will be determined based upon weather and conditions and Ride 3 will go SOUTH.   Meet at the BP station on Long Rd. (see above) at 9:00 / Leave at 9:30.                        Rider Leader: Dave Anderson – cell: 978-395-5555

 * Dec. 8 (Friday):  The annual Gateway Rider’s Winter Holidays party is quickly approaching but is a week later than usual.  This year, in addition to the party there will be a separate December general meeting on the normal 3rd Wednesday of the month.  However, dues will be collected in January (but you can give Jim Shaw, a separate check at the party or December meeting for later deposit).  This year’s party will be from 7 pm to 11 pm at HSC BALLROOMS (Hearts of St. Charles) at 1410 South 5st St., Saint Charles, MO. (same place as last year).  The banquet hall opens at 7:00PM with an open bar till 11:00PM.  Dinner will be served at 8:00PM.  Dinner, coffee and desserts will be served. See below for directions.  The cost for members is $5 and $10 for guests (for the first two guests per member; after that, it is $30 per guest).  Please RSVP to Jim Shaw, jim61.shaw@gmail.com or 314-521-0341 by Wednesday, November 29 and let him know if you will be there to celebrate the holiday with us.  We are paying for 75 members and guests so don’t be afraid to bring a guest.  The holiday party is a fun event and a time to catch up with friends and enjoy each other’s company.   So come and have a great time!

Directions:

If you are driving west across the Blanchet bridge, you will see HSC Ballroom on the north side of I-70 just after the river. Take exit 229B (Fifth Street north) and then take almost an immediate right into the Three Flags Business Center and go right along the outer perimeter road to HSC.

If you are coming from I-70 headed east, take Exit 229, then turn left (north) on Fifth Street. Turn right into the Three Flags Busi-ness Center and follow the outer perimeter road to the right.

If you are coming from the Page Avenue extension, get on S. River Rd. (Arena Pkwy.) and go north. River Road merges into Fifth Street. As soon as you pass under I-70, turn right into the Three Flags Business Center and proceed right around the perimeter to HSC.

If you are heading south down Fifth Street, turn left (east) onto Ameristar Blvd. Go 2/10 mile. The driveway is on your right. It is a narrow, up hill driveway that is hard to see.

* Dec. 9:  Come along for the fourth of a 4-ride “Cardinal Point” ride series.  This series will include a ride in each of the four Cardinal Directions; North, South, East, West. Destination will be determined based upon weather and conditions and Ride 4 will go WEST.   Meet at the QT near Mid Rivers in St. Peters (see above) at 9:00/Leave 9:30            Rider Leader: Dave Anderson – cell: 978-395-5555

 Dec. 16: (Saturday): Gateway BMW Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be lots of goodies and Honz is always making some great deals.  If you are interested in a new bike, come prepared to buy.

 * Dec. 20: Wednesday General Meeting at Miss Sheri’s at 9967 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO 63122.  When you come through the doors, the meeting room is to the left.  They need us out by 8 pm, so arrive no later than 6:30 if you plan on eating.  Meeting starts at 7:00 sharp.

 * Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Party – Celebrate 2018 with Tracy and Dave Anderson.  Details and a map will be in the December events. 

 * Jan. 1: New Year’s Ride (weather permitting):  Jim Shaw is leading the ride to a TBD destination.  Meet at the Quick Trip at 2791 Dunn Rd., see above at 9:30 AM/Leave at 10:00  If it is really cold or bad weather the group ride will be cancelled.  If you can’t make the club ride, Jeff, the Events Director,  will give anyone credit for any ride they take on New Year’s Day (whether 1 block to 400+ mi.); just let him know.

 NOTE:  We still need volunteers for the Super Bowl and St. Patrick’s Day (or Valentine’s Day if that is what you really want) parties.  The events for early 2018 will be on the web around the December meeting date.

Events that are starred * are point events. Any motorcycle rallies greater than 200 miles away or any BMW rallies are point rides, even if not listed. Note: See the MOA magazine or website: www.bmwmoa.org for more rally information.

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