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IFMR-NA Spring Ride, Gettysburg, PA, April 27-30, 2017
John Kramb is organizing a great IFMR spring get-together and ride
on the weekend of April 27-30 at Gettysburg, PA. He's arranged for a
tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield on Friday morning, then a ride to
the Antietam Battlefield at Sharpsburg, MD, in the afternoon. On
Saturday the group will ride to the 911 Memorial at Shanksville, PA,
then back to Gettysburg in the afternoon through some of the most
scenic Appalachian country in the mid-Atlantic region. He's arranged
for lodging at the Hilton Garden Inn at Gettysburg. Use this link to
reserve your room: http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/M/MDTGHGI-FMR-20170427/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
or call 717-334-2040.
Make plans now to attend. If you have questions or want more
details, contact John Kramb at firstname.lastname@example.org or
717-642-5410. We hope to see you there.
If you are planning on attending the upcoming Gettysburg ride and have not yet made hotel reservations, you need to call Maggie right away at 717.334.2040 ext. 502 .
The contracted rates are used up, and she may or may not be able to get you in. It is a busy weekend in Gettysburg. Other options exist and you can google Gettysburg hotels if you can't get into the Hilton Garden
IFMR-NA Rotary Polio Moto, Laredo, TX, March 25-26, 2017
I am a Rotarian, Lt. Gov. for Youth Services District 5930. I am
past president of my club, The Laredo Rotary Club. I am also
Assistant Scout Master for Troop 201, Crew Advisor for Crew 201, and
Aztec District Training Chair. To pay the bills, I am an attorney,
Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate, by Texas Board of
I have been motorcycling for around 5 years. My longest ride so far
has been around 150 miles. I have wanted to do an “epic” ride, but I
wanted it mean more than just taking to the road and feeling the
wind while I ride. I wanted it to mean something and make a
difference. So I put together my love of Rotary fellowship, a
passion to make a global impact and my desire to make this epic
motorcycle trip. So ending Polio is what I decided to take on
through RI’s End Polio Now Campaign and I hope you will join me to
raise funds for this great cause.
Rotary Polio Moto Ride’s goal is to raise $5,000, which will be
matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
We have a block of rooms at the Rotary District 5930 Rate at Comfort
Suites next to Corpus Christi Harley-Davidson 538 S. Padre Island
Please Make Checks Payable to RI Foundation - Polio Plus
Mail to: Rotary Polio Moto Ride, C/O Joseph Michael Dickerson, 2
Lindenwood, Laredo, Texas 78045
The Ride……We will stop at many Rotary cities within District 5930.
Rotarians and non-Rotarians can get involved by riding, donating, or
hosting an event.
This motorcycle ride and fundraiser is part of something bigger than
our South Texas District. This is a part of a global initiative to
eliminate this crippling disease from the planet.
Rotary Polio Moto Route
Laredo -> Falfurrias 95
Falfurrias -> Rio Grande City 85
Rio Grande City -> Pharr 41
Pharr -> Harlingen 36
Harlingen -> Brownsville 28
Brownsville -> Kingsville 120
Kingsville -> Corpus Christi 45
Day One Total 450 (March 25)
Corpus Christi -> Rockport 34
Rockport -> Port Lavaca 50
Port Lavaca -> Ganado 36
Ganado -> Edna 10
Edna -> Victoria 28
Victoria -> Beeville 55
Beeville -> Alice 54
Alice -> Freer 39
Freer- -> Laredo 63
Day Two Total 369 (March 26)
Total trip 819
Contact Joseph Michael Dickerson for more information.
Pledge Donation Form Link
2016 IFMR Canada Fall Ride
Sept 16-17, 2016 Collingwood - Owensound Ontario,
The plan is as usual: meet at the Hotel Friday night and socialize
over dinner. The hotel has a great restaurant. Then Saturday go to
the Blue Mountain village for breakfast at The Sunset Grill for 7:00
am. Kickstands up no later than 8:30. We'll be taking a ride through
Beautiful Grey & Bruce counties and lunching at Sauble beach, known
for being the second longest fresh water sandy beach. September is a
great time of year in the Owen Sound region around picturesque
Georgian Bay. So please join us. The Hotel information is as
Georgian Bay Hotel & Conference Center,
10 Vacation Inn Drive
Collingwood, ON. Canada
705-445-9422, x820, or 1-800-482-7894
$139 Canadian/night, 2 night minimum.
Rooms are filling quickly and the IFMR rate is only good until the
17th of August, so make your reservations now. We hope to see you
there. If you have questions or want more details, contact me.
2016 Spring Ride in Michigan
Muskegon, Traverse City, Mackinaw City
June 3rd,4th and 5th.
SAVE THE DATES
This Ride has 3 legs, one each day. Participate in any or all. Plus a BBQ the
night before and a chance to play on Mackinaw Island the day after. Day 1 - Muskegon to Traverse City. Day 2 - Traverse City to Mackinaw City, Day 3 - Upper
See the flyer
2016 Southeast Spring Ride in NC, SC & GA
Come Ride the "Best of the South"!
June 23-25, 2016
Join us for 2 days of riding some of the "Best of the South"!! We'll
begin with a reception on Thursday at the mountain top Skyline Lodge
just outside of Highlands, NC.
On Friday we'll ride the scenic "upstate" of South Carolina. We will
enjoy a great combination of mountain scenery & highway vistas and
occasional stops picturesque waterfalls.
After the "warm-up" Friday, on Saturday we will ride down to Georgia
and run the "Gauntlet". This iconic ride thru the mountains of north
Georgia will be one for the memory book. We will stop at Brasstown
Bald, the highest point in all of Georgia. After a lunch in Helen,
Ga. we'll complete the "Gauntlet" and ride back to The Skyline Lodge
Call the Skyline Lodge NOW to make your reservation.
For details about the ride, lodging, and events, see the attached
flyer. Contact Carlton Pernell at
for more details.
April 1 Polio Ride, Northern CA
April 1, 10am. Cost $20, all going to End Polio
Leave from District Conference in Woodland, CA at the
Ride 175 miles up around Clear Lake
Return to Woodland about 4pm
Upon return, dinner with beer pong and other activities at the
The local Marriott Fairfield Inn has a $99 room rate for Rotary
Contact Brian Gray for more information at email@example.com
IFMR 2016 SPRING RIDE
3-Day PA-MD-WV Mountain Tour
May 12-16, 2016
Mark your calendar for another great IFMR spring weekend
get-together and 3-day ride in the scenic mountains, fields, and
forests of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia.
We'll meet on Thursday evening, May 12, in scenic/historic Berkeley
Springs, WV, at the Best Western, with a fellowship dinner a few
steps away at the Angus & Ale Restaurant.
On Friday we'll ride about 190 miles north on scenic backroads thru
forested PA mountains and picturesque Amish valleys to Dubois, PA,
at the Hampton Inn where we stayed last spring.
On Saturday we'll ride about 200 miles southwest thru forest and
mountains of PA, MD, and WV, stopping enroute at historic Fort
Ligonier, Youchiogheny Falls, and Deep Creek Lake, before spending
the night at the recently expanded Canaan Valley Resort & Conference
On Sunday, we'll wander on scenic WV mountain backroads, and
(weather permitting) take a spectacular ride to the summit of 4863'
Spruce Knob, highest point in WV, then return to Berkeley Springs
for a final evening of fellowship and dinner.
Mark your calendar, call now for room reservations, and plan to join
us in Berkeley Springs on May 12. For more details on rooms and
routes, see the
SE Region Fall Ride
IFMR "Recruit" event
Two rides for the price of one...
Georgia has mountains, too!!
Day 1 -- Ride the beautiful Cherohala Skyway
and the iconic
Tail of the Dragon (NC&Tn)
Day 2 -- Ride The Gauntlet (thru the Ga. mtns.)
**Bring a recruit and get a special reward.
More details available from Carlton Pernell (Carltonpernell@aol.com)
Download the Flyer HERE...
Oct 3-4, 2015, Fall Ride in Athens, Ohio (Sat & Sun)
We couldn't let the season go without a Fall Ride. I know it's short
notice but here are the details: (mention IFMR for group rate)
DATE: October 3rd and 4th (Sat and Sun)
PLACE: Athens, Ohio
HOTEL: BAYMONT ATHENS
20 HOME ST
ATHENS, OHIO 45701
Rate: $119 per night for King or Double Queen (rate is available for
Thursday and Sunday also) We currently have 10 rooms booked but
there are more rooms available.
Please let Rory Windrim and Gerry Jackson know if you are planning
We tentatively plan to ride several of the great Windy 9 motorcycle
rides in the area. A preview:
Brought to you by Gerry and Debbie Jackson and Rory and Judy Windrim.
Sept 4-7, 2015, Rotary Ride over Labor Day Weekend, Northern, CA
So, here is the idea....
Some people come to Paradise on Friday Sept 4. Have a dinner at
Brian and Pam's house. The Ponderosa Gardens Motel is nice and
Rotarian owned here in Paradise.
Leave Paradise Saturday morning about 8:30 am. Rendezvous in Red
Bluff at the Chevron station off of I 5 and Antelope, big nice place
to meet. Leave Red Bluff at 10 AM. Ride west on Highway 36, North on
Highway 3 through Hayfork, Weaverville, and beyond to Mt Shasta.
Staying at the Best Western in Mt Shasta. having a BBQ party at Mary
Suvia's house (Assistant Governor of that area). She lives close to
Leaving for a ride in the area Sunday Sept 6. Ending at the Rotary
Blackberry Festival in Mt Shasta. They have an annual event which is
4 live bands, blackberry pie, and a very nice park to spend time in.
The rumored Fountain Of Youth bubbles up from an underground spring
there, starting the Sacramento river (I think that is the legend).
Some of us will spend another night at the Best Western Sunday
night, and ride home via Highway 89 down to Cottonwood....back to
the I 5 area and then home - if you are coming from South of there
Some riders will just ride with us Saturday morning, turn East at
Weaverville to come to Redding and then home. That is GREAT! Just
join us!! Some will ride home Saturday after we get to Mt. Shasta -
that too is GREAT! Some will ride home Sunday morning, afternoon, or
evening - that is GREAT! And some will stay until Monday and ride
home. That is GREAT also!!
Please join us!! should be a LOT OF FUN!!
Yours in Rotary Service,
Immediate Past 1st Dude
Cell # 530-521-1894
June 20, Rotary Peace Ride in La Prairie, Manitoba, The Rotary Peace Ride will be hitting the road once again on June 20th, 2015 in Portage La Prairie Manitoba. Registration will start at 9am at Enns Brothers on Highway #1, and we will be departing for a 4+ hour journey seeing some breath taking scenery in Western Manitoba, returning around 4:30pm to Canadian Tire, where you will be treated to a Rotary BBQ to finish the day. For additional information, please visit
June 14-16, IFMR SE Region Spring Ride, Cashiers, NC.
Some of the most beautiful riding country in America, numerous scenic
waterfalls and other great stops in the southern Appalachian Mountains.
Lodging at the
Laurelwood Mountain Inn (828-743-9939).
For more info, contact Carlton Pernell,
Selected photos from last week's IFMR NC "Waterfalls"
Ride in the Great Smoky Mountains are now accessible at
the Picasa web album at IFMR
NC Waterfalls Ride 2015.
May 30, “Rotarians at Recess” Day Ride, Vacaville, CA.
Meet & Eat, then ride up and around Lake Berryessa and back to Vacaville
for a party & BBQ. For more details, contact Brian Gray (firstname.lastname@example.org,
May 8-10, IFMR 2014 Spring Rally, Dubois, PA.
IFMR Merchandise Director Ken Brandt has planned another great
spring weekend ride thru beautiful mountainous northwest PA,
including Allegheny National Forest (famous for its elk herds and
twisty mountain roads) and a visit to the spectacular Kinzua Bridge
and gorge overlook. Based in Dubois, PA, at the Holiday Inn Dubois
(814-375-1000, JamesLong@hilton.com), May 8 -10, it will be another
great weekend of great roads, great scenery, and great IFMR
fellowship. Mark your calendar and plan to join us. If you have
questions or want more nformation, just contact Ken Brandt (email@example.com).
GET THE FLIER HERE
May 8-10, 2015, 23 IFMR riders and their passengers gathered at
Dubois, PA, for their 2015 spring ride in the mountains and forests
of NW PA, organized by Ken Brandt and led by Bob Shriner. Riders
came from ON, NY, OH, MI, PA, VA, and WV. About half the group were
from Canada. They convened on Friday evening for fellowship, then
on Saturday they made a 200 miles loop ride of NW PA mountain areas
in great weather on great roads with stops at the Elk Country
Visitor Center, the Emporium Rotary Club, and the famous Kinzua
Bridge State park and gorge overlook. In addition to having lunch
with Rotarians from the Emporium Rotary Club on Saturday, the group
was visited by members of the Dubois Rotary Club and the Assistant
Governor during Friday evening's fellowship dinner in Dubois.
Take a look at these photos from the event (http://tinyurl.com/l33px7j).
If you're a Rotarian and a motorcycle rider, we invite you to join
IFMR and come ride with us.
Ride to Chile in January
There is a container of motorcycles leaving from Long Beach, Ca to
Chile Jan 5. 2015.
We will arrive in Chile mid Feb. and ride south looping back to Buenos
Aries, Argentina 4-6 weeks later.
Possible to air freight motorcycles home, I plan to store mine and
return for more riding in 2016 eventually riding all the way back to
the USA over several years following a friends 2013 route in reverse.
Here is his Ride Report for your enjoyment.
We are looking for a few more bikes to fill the container and riders
to join our group or ride your own route.
Budget: $10,000 USD
Motorcycle container shipment - $1500
Travel hotels, meals, fuel etc.-
42 days at $125/day - $5250
Motorcycle Air Freight home to SF, Ca - $2000
Round trip passenger airfare - $1200
Memories - $$$$Priceless
Limited space so act now.
You won't live forever and can not take your hard earned money with
you so come along and have the experience of your life.
IFMR 2014 Fall Foliage Ride & Get-Together,
America's Best Value Inn, Lake George, NY,
September 26-29, 2014
If you haven't already made arrangements to attend the IFMR Fall
Get-Together & Rides at beautiful Lake George, NY, it's time to
do so. It's just a few weeks til we'll be getting together for
another great IFMR weekend in one of the most scenic areas in
the eastern US -- Lake George and the Adirondack Mountains of
upstate New York.
In case you've misplaced the earlier announcement with details,
I've attached another copy for you.
Don't delay! Pick up the phone today and make your room
reservations while space is still available. Then email Myron
Fox and let him know you're planning to come so he can make
appropriate arrangements for meals, etc.
Ladies & Gentlemen
Make your plans now for a great 4 day weekend in the
Adirondack Mountains of NY. We stay at the Americas Best Value
Inn in Lake George, within walking distance of 3 great
restaurants, and within walking distance of the middle of town.
There's lots of little shops to visit. Plan on arriving Thursday afternoon
to evening to see what the town has to offer, and maybe take a
ride to the top of Prospect Mountain.
Our reservations with the Inn include use of a "Gathering
Room" at no extra cost, where we are free to bring prepared
foods, beverages of choice, or ordered foods. We can't do any
cooking or use their dishes. This is the first floor of a
townhouse that will be good for evening social times, and
morning Continental Breakfasts of the items we bring in.
Available Thursday evening
thru Sunday departure.
We have a Friday ride
planned that takes us north along Lake George to Ticonderoga,
and then SE arriving at The Gourmet Deli & Cafe in Manchester Vt
for lunch before 1pm.
It has both outdoor and indoor seating (depending on
temperatures), and is right next door to a jewelry store, and an
art store (for those who might like to browse or buy). http://manchestergourmetdeli.com/
On our way back to Lake George, we cross two Covered
Bridges, and stop at the Jessi Georgi Museum. http://www.thegeorgi.com/museum.html
in the town of Salem (no witches here). We stop about 80 miles
into the 180 mile day for gas. There is a lot of time planned
for stops, and we should be back no later than 6pm.
We have a Saturday ride
planned that takes us SW along Great Sacandaga Lake, then NW to
Long lake for Lunch and gas. http://mylonglake.com/long-lake/ll-dining/
On our way back to Lake George, you have a choice of stops.
For those that love the outdoors experience, and are willing
to walk 3/4 of a mile, see Natural Stone Bridges & Caves for a
$14 fee. http://www.stonebridgeandcaves.com/.
For the rest of us, we'll see Railroads on Parade, a million
dollar exhibit of model trains for a $10.50 or $12.50 fee. http://railroadsonparade.com/.
Both are within a few minutes of each other, and only about 45
minutes from Lake George. Stop where you like, and we'll meet
in the Gathering Room before 5pm.
This is about 190 miles for the day.
See the attached routes in PDF. The file for Garmin Basecamp is
Reservations are made at:
Americas Best Value Inn
435 Canada Street
Lake George NY 12845
call Bob or Marion Leombruno
518-668-2143 or 800-795-6680
ask for IFMR reservations, Sept
25 thru 28, or Sept
26 thru 28
$99 per nite, plus 15% tax
24 hr cancellation notice is acceptable for weather.
If you have any questions, please give me a call or E-Mail
250 Carmas Drive
Rochester, NY, 14626
Lake George Friday |
Lake George Saturday |
Lake George IFMR 2014 Garmin Map
Video Passing Thu Covered Bridge
IFMR 2014 DISTRICT GOVERNOR'S RIDE (and Sierra
SEPTEMBER 26-27, 2014
If you are a PDG, DG, future DG - or just appreciate what our DG's do, you'll want to make plans for this year's Bishop Safari. More information is available on
the ride website.
And be sure to sign up for our ride
Yahoogroups email list.
As an added bonus, we'll be meeting up with the Flying Rotarians! But while they take to the skies, we'll ride those beautiful mountain roads. It's not too soon to make your reservations.
We'll be staying at: Creekside Inn
725 Main Street
Bishop, Ca. 93514
This is the nicest place in Bishop (or so we've been told by local
Rotarians and Trip
and the Safari is very popular, so the
sooner you make your reservations the better.
(They have a 24-hour cancellation policy, so you needn't worry about
last-minute problems arising.) Please
tell them you are with the Motorcycling Rotarians.
When is the Event?
Plan to arrive well before 5:00
on Friday, September 26, when the events begin. Book
your room for Friday and Saturday nights
(or longer, should you wish). And register
for the Sierra Safari.
How do you connect with other riders going to the Safari?
Subscribe to our email list by sending mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Having difficulty subscribing? Email ME
ATTACHMENT - Flyer
IFMR NC Fall Leisure Ride - Blowing Rock, NC - October 13 & 14
IFMR NC Fall Leisure Ride Oct 13 & 14
Home base will be the quaint mountain town of Blowing Rock, NC; just outside of Boone, NC.
Due to the normally heavy traffic during "leaf season", especially on the weekends, we will be riding on Mon & Tue.
Negotiated some pretty good rates at the Cliff Dwellers Inn in Blowing Rock, NC. Google for info / ask for Rhonda
This event is designed to be relaxed with shorter rides and more time for fellowship, R & R.
* Ride 421, "The Snake", to Bristol, Tn. and back on 19E./321. (trying to arrange a tour of Bristol Motor Speedway)
* Ride the Blue Ridge Parkway down to Grandfather Mountain and do the tourist thing there.
Ride 221 back up to Boone.
IFMR 2014 Fall Adirondac Ride
Summary -- Sept 29, 2014
Ladies & Gentlemen
What a great event we had!
We were thankful for summertime weather in the fall. We had
20 bikers, 10 from Ontario. There were a total of 28
participants, and none were disappointed. There were plenty
of gracefully entertaining curves, a few sections of
twisties, wonderful scenery, including some of the brilliant
fall foliage expected for the area. Most enjoyable was
meeting new friends, and keeping in touch with existing
Thank you Gerry & Debbie Jackson for leading half the bikers
in a second group. There is just no way to manage 20 bikes
as a single group, or to invade a single lunch restaurant
and expect reasonable service. Thank you Jeff Shaller for
being “Tail rider” of the second group using a CB to stay in
contact with Gerry. Thank you Chris Das for wearing that
brilliant safety green jacket and being my “Tail Rider”
Nobody got left behind. A special welcome to Michella
(Mickey) Shaller as our only female rider.
Soon you should see picture and video links on the IFMR web
page so all can see what transpired.
Pictures are HERE
Myron & Janice Fox
250 Carmas Drive
Rochester, NY, 14626
The Fifth annual NoPolio Motorcycle Rally is being held on the weekend of September 5, 6 and 7. We have an eight your fun ride through the California Gold Country, a twelve hour competitive ride around Northern California and a twenty four hour competitive rally that covers most of the state. The web site for registration and details can be found at www.nopolio.org for the eight hour ride and at www.cal24.com for the twelve and twenty four hour competitions. This event has proven to be a fun event for all participants and a great fund raiser for polio eradication.
COAST TO COAST POLIO PLUS FUND RIDE
JUNE 15-21, 2014
from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Key West, Florida.
Anyone can ride from the West to East Coast.
Wayne will ride North to South (see map on front of brochure ) .
Depart Grayling on June 8th to the waters of the
Arctic Ocean in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to begin his trip
Depart on "The Ride" on June 15th starting with
The Haul Road, 500 miles of gravel in Deadhorse, Alaska
Arrive at the deck of the Cayo Hueso Cafe on June
See attached brochure for details...
Coast to Coast for Polio Plus
District 7750 Friendship Ride to
“Calling all Rotarian motorcycle or
sports car enthusiasts located in or around District 7750.
Following the District Conference in April 2014, we will be holding
the first District
7750 Friendship Ride to End Polio. Either meet us in
Dillard, GA following the conference on Sunday
April 27th, 2014 or meet us in Maggie Valley, NC that
Have fellowship with like minded Rotarians and see some of the most
magnificent roads on this side of the Mississippi. We will be
through Wednesday morning
visiting the "Wheels Through Time" Museum and riding the Blue Ridge
Parkway, Tail of the Dragon, Cherohala Skyway, and the Rattler.
You will also have a chance to meet and chat with Polio
hear about his exploits.
Have an enjoyable extension to your conference trip and have the
opportunity to contribute in the eradication of Polio while enjoying
the beautiful countryside and getting to know beautiful Maggie
The web page is www.friendshipride.org but
it is still in draft stage and is being reviewed. I will continue
to refine it as time goes on.
Let me know if you have any questions. Best, Jim
James M. Dodmead
IFMR 2014 SPRING GET-TOGETHER
BEST WESTERN - STAUNTON, VA
May 2-4, 2014
Mark your calendar for another great IFMR spring weekend get-together
and ride in the spectacular Allegheny Mountains of western
Virginia and West Virginia. We're making arrangements for another
fun weekend including Friday and Saturday evening fellowship
events, a 220 mile Saturday loop ride in the Allegheny Highlands
that includes a stop at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory
(http://science.nrao.edu) at Greenbank, WV, and a scenic ride on a
section of the world-famous Blue Ridge Parkway, plus a farewell
breakfast on Sunday morning. See the attached flyer for more details on lodging, routes, etc.
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE: Rotary District 7750 is holding a 4-day
'Friendship Ride to End Polio' April 27-30, starting immediately after their District Conference at Dillard, GA, on Sunday and riding to Maggie Valley, NC, where they plan to ride in the
Great Smoky Mountains area for the following 2-3 days. This provides a wonderful opportunity for a full week of great riding and fellowship if you join the D7750 riders in Dillard or Maggie Valley, then continue on to Staunton for more great riding and IFMR fellowship in the Allegheny Highlands area. For more information on the D7750 'Friendship Ride to End Polio', visit their website at
Several of us have already made plans to ride in both events. Check out their website and the attached flyer, then mark you calendar, call for room reservations, and come join us. I'll look forward to seeing you there!
IFMR . . . . Join . . . Ride . . . Share . . . Enjoy!
See the attached flyers for all the details.
IFMR Spring Get-Together Flyer
IFMR-NA Poker Run in Northern, VA - September 28,
Come be a part of a Poker Run to help out with Stop
Hunger Now. See the attached flyer for details.
IFMR-NA Poker Run in Statesville, NC - September
Come be a part of IFMR-NA ride helping the Friends of
Fort Dobbs (the only site in NC that is a historical location of the
French and Indian War -
http://www.fortdobbs.org). For more information, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the flyer from the link below.
Flyer for Poker Run - Rotary.pdf
Fall Ride, Morgantown, WV -- October
Dewey and Linda Rotruck have planned a great IFMR Fall Ride in
the WV mountains just in time for enjoying the fall foliage
colors and great fall riding weather. They've also arranged for
great accommodations at the Lakeview Resort and Spa overlooking
scenic Cheat Lake near Morgantown, WV.
Attached is the announcement they put together for the event.
Take a look. Then pick up the phone and make your reservations
to attend. It's gonna be another great IFMR weekend get-together
of great riding, great scenery, and great IFMR fellowship. And
if you need more details, just call or email Dewey (email@example.com,
And if you're planning an IFMR ride or get-together in your area
this fall (or anytime), please let everyone know by posting an
announcement here on the IFMR-NA yahoogroup email list. If you
need help putting together your announcement, let me know and
I'll be glad to help you. I'll also see that it gets posted in
COMING EVENTS on the IFMR-NA.org website.
IFMR-NA Ride You Have Been Waiting For -- October
Greetings to ALL from your North Carolina IFMR ride
chairman. We have an exciting weekend put together for the riding
pleasure of all bikers. (That also includes non H-D machines)
The North Carolina Tourism Authority has assured me
that this weekend will be the beginning of the "peak" leaf season.
It is also early fall and the temps should be nice. The Parkway has
completed major renovations and is a "must see" for those of you who
can come early.
I took the liberty of inserting some "tourist
attractions" into our ride this time. We have some fantastic natural
beauty in North Carolina that I sometimes take for granted. If you
don't like them I will see about getting you some money back.
Here is a synopsis of what I have put together:
Thurs: Tour Biltmore House (1/2 day), Blue Ridge
Parkway, return early for some R & R.
Fri: Linville Falls, Blue Ridge Parkway,
Grandfather Mountain, Blowing Rock, twisties back to Morganton.
Sat: Mount Mitchell, Black Mountain (shops, art,
lunch), twisties to Lake Lure and a short "social", Morganton
Sun: Breakfast and home
This will be a great ride: fantastic views, twisties
galore, national parks, good food, fellowship, and other surprises.
I will follow up with accommodations, etc. ps: please feel free to
forward this invitation to anyone you know (Rotarian or not) who you
think would like to join us.
Yours in Rotary service,
IFMR-NA Ride to Eat, Roseville, CA -- Saturday,
September 7, 2013
The motorcycling community has continued to support my passion to see polio eradicated from the world for the past 14 years. That support is paying off as we close the final gap toward completion. We still have a lot of work to do and a lot of money to raise but the result will be phenomenal in terms of less suffering on the part of children throughout the world.
For the past four years we have had a Ride To Eat (RTE) to raise money for PolioPlus. For the last three years we have included an eight hour "fun" rally that has been very popular with everyone who has ridden, including many couples. Last year we incorporated a RTE the day before the rally, something that was so popular we decided to continue with it.
This year we will hold the RTE on Friday, September 6. Everyone who has paid for the rally and made their contribution to PolioPlus is invited. On Saturday, September 7, we will offer two separate rallies. The usual eight hour event for those who just want to ride a fun and beautiful route and another twelve hour ride for those who want to challenge their abilities a bit more.
Even though the following information will be posted to many of the online lists I would really appreciate your help in getting this out to as many riders as possible. Please copy and post to any lists you happen to be affiliated with and forward to any riders who may be interested in this event. Also, as a Rotarian, please get this information out to your various clubs and districts.
We are also looking for people wanting to contribute to PolioPlus even though they may not be able to attend the event as well as sponsors to donate items for prizes at the banquet. Please remember that all proceeds will go to PolioPlus. Last year we raised more than $5,000.00. This year we hope to double that but we need your help.
I have attached a flyer to this email for your use. I also welcome phone calls if you have questions.
Thanks in advance for your help,
916 798 4488
Folsom, CA 95630
IFMR-NA Saguenay Fjord Ride, Hailfax, CN --
September 12-16, 2013
Here is the basic plan at present;
Thursday the 12th of September we will leave
Halifax... and ride to John Gyles Motor Inn, Woodstock, NB (http://www.johngylesmotorinnltd.ca/rooms.html).
I have secured a price of $72 plus tax per room, each room has 2
beds so sharing a room is possible. We will meet a few friends who
are traveling up from Massachusetts to join the ride. We are about
20 minutes south of Woodstock. There is a German Restaurant at the
Inn, but we can travel into Woodstock if we need. (Ride time using
secondary roads, 6.5 hours – 4.5 hours using all Trans Canada – we
will likely mix it up a bit).
Friday, we leave Woodstock, and travel along
the west side of Saint John River toward Quebec, and then the
Highway 185 to Riviere-du-Loup to catch the 4:00 PM ferry to
the ferry rate is $27.60 for motorcycles, and $16.80 for each
person. (add $14.80 if you are towing a trailer). (Ride time is
about 4 hours using secondary roads). We will stay in Saint-Simeon
for two nights (13 and 14) at the Motel Belvedere for $69 per night
plus tax. (http://www.motelbelvedere.com/introang.html).
Saturday we will leave Saint Simeon early and
travel Highway 170 to Saguenay, this route takes through some
mountain ranges, past some lakes, and eventually along the Saguenay
Fjord… (about 2 hours riding time) into the City of Saguenay. (http://www.letshike.com/ourTrips/saguenayfjord_2005_photo_gallery.htm)
We will lunch in Chicoutimi there are 157 spots to
choose from, ever had real Quebec Poutine? Our return to Saint
Simeon will be along Route 172 to Tadoussac where we will catch a
free ferry across the Fjord and then along the Saint Laurence River
on Route 138 back to Motel Belvedere. (Ride Time 2 hours to
Saguenay, 2.75 hours back including ferry).
Sunday, the Ferry returning to Rivere-du-Loup
leaves at 9:30… they have a great little dinner on the ferry, so
breakfast will be available. The same motorcycle/passenger rates
will apply on the return trip. Once off the ferry, we will motor
back to Woodstock, NB… this time we will ride the East side of
the Saint John River… I have rooms confirmed at the John Gyles Motor
Inn again for Sunday night. (Ride time about 4 hours using secondary
Sunday we might get a stop in Grand Falls, New
Brunswick for a bit of fun (http://www.zipzag.ca/)
Monday we will say goodbye to our American
friends and then head for home.
NOTE: I have made some bookings, and
can add rooms at this time, but the closer we get the less likely
that I will be able to, so if you are considering, let me know… it
is easier to cancel than to add as we closer.
Also, the plan is to have chase vehicle, with trailer
and tools in case there are problems on the road… this vehicle
should also be able to carry a few passengers weary from riding on
the back of motorcycles.
Let me know if you are thinking you might come along…
or ask any questions you may have that I haven’t thought about.
IFMR "ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH" RIDE
July 19-23, 2013 -- Colorado Springs, CO
Three days of truly spectacular riding, including five mountain
passes over 10,000 feet, in the central Rockies of Colorado! Whether
you live on the east coast, the west coast, or some-where in
between, you don't want to miss the greatest IFMR-NA get-together in
Mark your calendar and join us for fun, fellowship,
and great riding. Scenic, historic Colorado's Rocky Mountain
high-country roads offer some of the best motorcycling in the world,
Tom Dines and his Colorado colleagues have put together a truly
spectacular 3-day event for IFMR! On Saturday, July 20, together
with a group from the Pikes Peak HOG chapter, ride in their annual
High Altitude Poker Ride from Colorado Springs thru Aspen to
Glenwood Springs, traversing five (Yes, 5!) famous Colorado mountain
passes, each over 10,000 feet high.
On Sunday, the IFMR group then continues on west
without the HOG riders over the Continental Divide thru Grand Mesa
to Ouray. Then on Monday we'll enjoy the scenic trip from Ouray thru
Silverton over Red Mountain Pass and the “Million Dollar Highway”,
ending at the world-famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Guage Railroad
& Museum. You can't find better riding than that! And there are
additional mountain roads to enjoy on Tuesday as you head for home
after our final IFMR fellowship breakfast in Durango.
See the attached flyer for more details on the ride
route, lodging arrangements, etc., then make your reservations to
join us for the greatest IFMR-NA get-together in years! Better yet,
get together a group of IFMR riders from your area and come help
make this a real NATIONAL IFMR get-together.
I'll look forward to seeing you there!
Please note the following...
The 1st day when we do the 5 Colorado Mountain
passes each over 10,000 ft. has changed since this flier was put together. We will do those same
passes but perhaps in a different order. The ride for the 1st day is
an all riders welcome ride and is the 14th annual high altitude ride
put on by the Pikes Peak Chapter of the Harley Owners Group. In speaking
with their organizing ride captain, Gus, we will be provided
with the route map the morning of the ride. He assures me the
distance for the day is 324 miles going over the 5 named passed from
Colorado Springs to Glenwood Springs. I have done this ride for the
past 8 years and every year the route has varied but the scenery
and, amazingly enough, the weather has been perfect. The map on the
IFMR flyer to the last two days (Glenwood Springs to Colorado
Springs) is accurate.
Next, relating to the phone # for the Comfort Inn
in Ouray is corrected to 970-325-7203. The contact name remains
Betty and rate has gone down from $134 to $129.
The recommended Hotel in Durango is a bit expensive, however, this a
an historic Hotel with superb location,
Any questions, please feel free to email or call.
International Convention in Portugal - IFMR Ride
A number of IFMR-NA members have expressed an interest in
participating in IFMR rides being organized around the 2013 RI
convention in Lisbon. Below is an email from IFMR World Secretary
Cornelius Neufert with many details. Take a look. It sounds really
interesting. If you are interested in participating, contact
Cornelius for more info.
From: IFMR World Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Fri, Jan 11, 2013 2:03 am
Subject: AW: Portugal Info IFMR
We have several rides from central Europe to Lisbon and groups will
reaching the city on 21th of June. On 22th we all (about 42
Rotarians from seven countries) will have a presentation of Lisbon.
On 23th we all ride to the north to an old Kingstown Bragança. There
we will have a farewell dinner to all the Fellows how returning back
to central Europe. One group, including myself return to Lisbon to
the convention. I will stay there till 26th and riding back after
The IFMR will have a booth on the convention. I’ll be working on
If you like to join the visit of Lisbon, we starts at about 0900 in
the Hotel Felix at the Praça Marques de Pombal. If you like to join
us on the Tour to the north Sunday (up) and Monday (back), I also
can send you some addresses of bike rental companies in Lisbon.
For further questions, feel free to contact me. (Mobil number, also
in Lisbon +49 172 340 58 62
IFMR World Secretary and Vicepresident
RC Bergisch Gladbach (District 1810)
IFMR-NA 2013 "Great North-South"
Get-Together and Grand Tour
July 5-7 -- Knights Inn, Orillia, Ontario
Attached is the flyer announcing details for the "Great North-South"
Get-Together and Grand Tour of the Canadian Shield region put
together by Canadian IFMR Ride Guide Blair Campbell and PDG Michael
Atkins. The event will be based at the Knights Inn at Orillia,
Ontario, which is about an hour and a half north of Toronto in the
scenic lake district and the home of the Casino Rama.
The event was originally slated to be held at Sault Ste Marie on the
US-Canada border, but there were a number of logistical problems
that made it necessary to move the event to another equally scenic
area. Take a look at the attached flyer, which includes a map of the
great Saturday ride that Blair and Michael have mapped out. Then
call and make your reservations to attend this great IFMR weekend
get-together of both US and Canadian IFMR members.
It's going to be great -- great roads, great food, and great IFMR
fellowship! Get a group of riders together from your area and come
I'm already making plans to attend; and I'll look forward to seeing
you there, too!
Last weekend Blair Campbell and his colleagues from
the Rotary Club of Thornburg, Ontario, hosted a great weekend
get-together and ride thru Canada's scenic 'summer cottage lake
country' near George's Bay. Riders came from as far afield as
Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.
Though the trip on Friday to Orillia, where the event was based, was
a wet one for most riders, the weather for Saturday's ride was
nearly ideal -- partly/mostly sunny and in the mid-to-upper 70s most
of the day. And the fellowship dinners on Friday and Saturday
evening were truly wonderful -- great food, great fun, and great
Attached is a photo of the group in front of the motel before the
start of the Saturday ride.
IFMR Desert Ride -- April 25-27,
2013 -- Southern CA & NV
Lyster has organized a great IFMR DESERT RIDE in
southern California and Nevada for the weekend of April
25-27. Attached is a copy of the route map which Ron
prepared and posted on the YahooGroups website he
created for those interested in participating in this
great event. For those who are looking for a great way
to celebrate spring and the end of tax season, this is
For full information on the route, motels enroute, etc.,
contact email@example.com or subscribe to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're within riding distance, we encourage you to
join in the fun and fellowship.
Click on the map image to enlarge.
IFMR 2013 Spring Get-Together
Lock Haven, PA -- May 10-12, 2013
Ken & Jean Brandt have released details of the IFMR 2013 Spring
Get-together weekend they've been planning. It will be in the scenic
mountain region of north-central Pennsylvania and based at the
Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites in historic Lock Haven on the
beautiful Susquehanna River, May 10-12, 2013.
Attached is the flyer with details about lodging, ride route, etc.
Take a look . . . then call and make your reservations for the
event. I've already made reservations for Rachel and me. It's gonna
be another great IFMR get-together weekend! I'll look forward to
seeing YOU there.
Open the Flier HERE
IFMR Spring 2013 - Lock Haven, PA
May 11, 2013
The IFMR Spring 2013 Gathering was held May 10-12, 2013 in Lock
Haven, PA. Ken and Jean Brandt laid out the Saturdayride
and handled the hospitality arrangements. In addition to good
roads and beautiful scenery, the ride featured a Rotary meet and
greet in Renovo, lunch at the Sweden Valley Inn in Coudersport,
the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania and a shopping stop at the
Woolrich Mill Store. On a somber note, PDG David Arnn, an IFMR
rider, had an accident on
Fridaywhile travelling to the Gat...
Rotary, IFMR ride in Napa
Valley on November 2
Here's something that may be of interest to all you IFMR riders in
California and beyond . . . . Should be a Great Ride~!!!
And it's great to see the support and enthusiasm by their District
Governor, Laura Day.
In a message dated10/5/2012 9:38:26 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
Hello Members of the InternationalFellowship of Motorcycling
Governor Laura Day of District 5160, North-Central California here.
It's a Rotary Event andArlen Nessinvites you to a Rotary Motorcycle
Ride through the Napa Valleywith fellow Rotarians on Friday,
November 2. Estimated start time is 10am.
Spread the word.
Three ways to sign up to ride and get thelatest details:
Call our sponsor RotarianKevin King, Arlen Ness General Manager
at925-628-3719 / KKing@arlenness.com
Contact IFMR lead DonThiele at 707-480-2749 / email@example.com
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
· A great run throughthe hills and valleys of the Wine Country.
Bring your favorite ride and enjoygreat Rotary friendships.Click
here for a downloadable PDF of the flyer.
This Ride is the first day of the RotaryDistrict 5160 Conference.
For more information on the Conference events,speakers, activities,
breakout sessions, including wine tasting and beereducation:
Hope you can join in.
District Governor, 2012-13
Rotary International, District 5160
Rotary Club of San Ramon Valley
Send Rotary News to email@example.com
Find us at www.rotary5160.org, Facebook Rotary District5160 and
Download flier HERE
IFMR 2012 Fall Get-Together - Townsend, TN -
Great Smoky Mountains -- Some of the Best Riding in North
See the pictures HERE
IFMR Fall 2012 Great Smoky Mountains
Tennessee IFMR members Tom Kale and Mark Hall have planned and
mapped out what could well be the best IFMR weekend get-together
we've ever held in this part of the country. Based at the Valley
View Lodge in Townsend, TN, in the Great Smoky Mountains, it
includes the famous "Tail of the Dragon" and the spectacular
Take a look at the attached flyer, then call to make your room
reservations and plan to join us for a great weekend of great
roads, great fellowship, and spectacular scenery, October 12-14.
Then email Tom and Mark to let them know you're planning to
come, so they can have a head-count to make appropriate
arrangements for the fellowship dinners, etc.
Look forward to seeing you there! Come early and explore some of
the other great roads in the area. You won't be sorry! (unless
you miss it . . . )
Best Rotary regards,
Pictures of IFMR-NA on rides HERE:
The Rotary Club of Vacaville, California, is
hosting a Rotary Fellowship Ride on
Saturday, October 6th, 2012.
The ride is 180 miles round trip, mostly on county roads, riding
the wine regions of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, to the Pacific
(Sorry no wine tasting on this trip.)
Riders will meet at 8:00 AM for coffee and donuts
at the "Donut Queen"
904 Alamo Drive, cross of Merchant Street, just off I-80 in
Vacaville. There is no cost other than paying for your lunch and
fuel. See the attached announcement for more details.
Plan to join us for a great day of great roads and great
fellowship. Please let me know you're coming as I need a head
count for lunch reservations.
I hope to see your there!
Rotary Club of Vacaville
Ride Flier - Rotary Club of vacaville, California
IFMR Lake Tahoe Adventure
I am a Rotarian in the Tahoe/Douglas Club at Lake Tahoe,
NV. Our community, through our visitor authority, is
hosting the Lake Tahoe Adventure Motorcycle Rendezvous
August 23-26, 2012. This event is an AMA sanctioned
event focused on adventure and touring riders based on
the riding quality in the Northern Sierra Neveda with on
and off road opportunities. Please see: http://adventuremotorcyclerendezvous.com/
Our Rotary Club meets on Friday 8/24 at the host hotel
for this event, MontBleu Resort. We would like to extend
an invitation to our Rotary meeting and encourage
Rotarians to participate in Rendezvous.
I would like to extend this invitation to IFMR
Rotarians. I am not familiar with the protocal to
circulate this invite to IFMR Rotarians. Will you please
give me guidance?
No Polio! Rally
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Guest Speaker: John Ryan
Click here: No Polio! Rally 2012
Rotary Ride For
Ronald McDonald House
Saturday, September 8, 2012 - Olds, Alberta
Come One and All!!!
The Rotary Club of Olds Alberta has undertaken this fun and exciting
fundraising initiative in support of Ronald McDonald House in Red
Deer and Calgary. Please join us for a great day of fellowship and
motorcycling for a great cause! And if you can't manage to attend,
consider helping with a donation.
These Ronald McDonald Houses must fundraise 90% of the funds
required to sustain their operations. They receive no government
grants. They are a charitable foundation with hundreds of volunteer
workers and all donations are tax deductible.
Donations can be made online with a credit card or cheques can be
made payable to "Ronald McDonald House" and mailed in care of Jim
Prizeman, 5602-58 Avenue, Olds, Alberta T4H 1K4. 100% of all money
fundraised will be shared equally between the Red Deer House and the
Please take a moment to watch the video on our website at www.rotaryrideforronald.com to
help you better understand just how important these Houses are to
countless families throughout central and southern Alberta.
Please consider a donation in an amount you feel comfortable with,
either personally or through your business or workplace. Any amount
Thank you in advance for helping give sick children what they need
most....their families! And
I'll hope to see you here on September 8.
Follow This Link to
visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support
Ronald McDonald Houseï¿½ Southern Alberta
Rotary Club of Olds
IFMR OZARKS SUMMER GET-TOGETHER
GREAT RIDE -- GREAT FUN -- GREAT FELLOWSHIP
Eureka Springs, Arkansas -- July 20-22, 2012
Mark your calendar for another great IFMR weekend
get-together and scenic ride in the spectacular Ozark
Mountains of NW Arkansas. Event organizer (and IFMR-NA
Past President) Raymond Plue has planned a great weekend
event including Friday evening fellowship, a great
275-mile Saturday ride in the scenic Ozarks, and more
fellowship opportunities on Saturday evening and Sunday
morning. It's a great opportunity for IFMR members in
the mid-America region to meet and greet their friends,
and also make new ones.
Make room reservations at the Best Western Eureka Inn, (www.eurekabw.com,
800.221.3344). For the IFMR group, they offer a King
bedroom for $101.96/night or a 2 Queen beds room for
$99.41/night. A block of rooms are on hold until about
20 May, so don't delay in making your reservations.
Riders must call and confirm their room with their
credit card. There are also other motels, B&Bs, and camp
grounds available nearby. Plan to arrive Friday, 20
July, depart Sunday 22 July. (Raymond says he has
reserved a double Queen room and will accept a roommate.
If you wish to share the room with him, do not call the
hotel, call Raymond at 573-449-4387.)
For more details, see the attached flyer or contact
Raymond directly (after he returns from the RI
Convention in Bangkok).
I've already made my room reservations to attend. I'll
look forward to seeing you there. And bring your
Ride in the Ozarks -- May 18-20
Details are available by clicking
Ride to Provide -- June 16 (rain date June 23)
The Seymour Rotary Breakfast club's 4th annual
motorcycle ride will benefit the Rotary Club of Infanta located in
Quezon, Philippines. They desperately need a supply of
non-perishable food items to establish a sustainable feeding program
for the malnourished children in 50 daycare centers.
Get the flier
Posted by: "Joe Steiner" firstname.lastname@example.org
Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:08 am (PST)
Hi everyone. I have located a
perfect tour by Aerostich from Fairbanks to Deadhorse
Bay. The tours starts June 21 and ends June 25. Only $395.
I plan to ride from San Francisco about 10 days or so before
that to spend some time in Alaska NP's.
The link is provided below. If you are interested, please,
let me know. Sincerely. Joe.
Read suggestions HERE
Posted by: "Bob Shriner" email@example.com
Thu Feb 9, 2012 5:17 pm (PST)
Bob Shriner included below]
Attached is an announcement for a 3-day IFMR motorcycle
tour in Slovenia in early June 2012. Take a look. Should
be a great opportunity, if you're interested in riding
in southern Europe. One of the unique opportunities
provided by IFMR.
For additional explanations or instructions please email
Robert D. Shriner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ROTARY CLUB OF WARRENTON
Warrenton, Virginia U.S.A
540/349-8193 - Cell: 703/795-4355
Blessed are the flexible, for they shall
not get bent out of shape
From: IFMR World Secretary <email@example.com>
To: IFMR Chapter Presidents
Sent: Mon, Feb 6, 2012 3:25 pm
Subject: Invitation European Tour
I like to send out the invitation of the European tour
2012 in Slovenia again. Some did not receive the mail
from 26th of January.
I hope we see you in Ljubljana in June.
IFMR World Secretary and Vicepresident
RC Bergisch Gladbach (District 1810)
D-51429 Bergisch Gladbach
Tel.: +49 (0) 22 04 - 30 28 24
Fax.: +49 (0) 22 04 - 30 31 47
Mobil: +49 (0) 1 72 - 3 40 58 62
Skype: cornelius.neufert, Cologne (Köln), Germany
The Atlantic Coast Crossroads Blessing of the
Bikes - April 28, 2012
Complete details available here:
Photos from IFMR
2012 Spring Get-Together in Amish Ohio
Posted by: "Bob Shriner" firstname.lastname@example.org bob.shriner
Mon May 7, 2012 10:49 am (PDT)
I've set up a Picasa web album with some photos from last weekend's
IFMR get-together in Walnut Creek, Ohio. Take a look at
If you have photos you'd like to add to the album, email me and I'll
see you info on how to to upload your photos.
It was a great weekend get-together -- Great roads, great ride,
great fellowship, and great scenery --and we're looking forward to
the next ones later this summer and fall. Take a look at the
calendar at the IFMR-NA website (www.ifmr-na.org) for more info,
dates, etc. We'd love to have you join us. Or organize one in your
area and let us know about it.
Best Rotary regards,
IFMR Spring Get-Together, May 4-6, Walnut Creek,
Spring is spectacular and the riding is great in the Amish farms,
fields, forests, and hills of north-central Ohio.
Mark your calendar, make reservations, and join us for fun,
fellowship, and great riding. Scenic, historic Walnut Creek is
located in north-central Ohio, in the heart of beautiful Amish
Our planning team of Rory Windrim and Gerry Jackson have put
together a great weekend! On Friday afternoon enjoy the quiet beauty
of the local area, followed by a fellowship dinner in the evening;
on Saturday they've mapped out a wonderful loop ride of about 200
miles, with several interesting stops along the way, plus another
fellowship dinner in the evening; and on Sunday morning get together
for breakfast before heading home or taking a self-guided ride
around the area. There's lots of fellowship and fine food with other
IFMR riders at unique local restaurants both Friday and Saturday
This is a great opportunity that should be especially interesting
for midwestern IFMR members who haven't been able to attend previous
get-togethers held in other parts of the country. It's also an
opportunity for others of us to reconnect with friends we've made at
previous IFMR get-togethers.
For more information about lodging arrangements, etc., take a look
at the attached flyer and map of the Saturday ride route. Then pick
up the phone and call the Inn at Walnut Creek to make your room
reservations. (We've blocked every room in the Inn, so their website
now shows no rooms available, so you'll have to call to make
reservations. Do it now!) Also send an email to Rory Windrim (email@example.com)
to let him know you're coming, who's coming with you, and when
you'll be arriving, so they have a headcount needed to make
appropriate arrangements for our fellowship dinners.
Then pass the word to every Rotarian motorcyclist you know by
forwarding them a copy of this email and its attachments and
encourage them to come with you. And forward a copy to your district
governor, to the editor of your district newsletter/bulletin, and to
your district webmaster with a request for them to help get the word
I look forward to seeing you in Ohio the first weekend in May! It's
going to be another Great IFMR Get-Together!
JOIN . . . RIDE . . . SHARE . . . ENJOY!
Best Rotary regards,
Group to Ride from New Hampshire to Honduras, Feb
2-4, 2012 - More Riders from other areas welcome!
Posted by: "Bill Sahlman"
Mon Nov 7, 2011 12:14 pm (PST)
I am leading a group from my
Rotary Club in New Hampshire to El Salvador for a Habitat
Project. If anyone wants to come over and help we would love the
help. If you come on motorcycles everyone can camp out at my
house on the beach. www.vrbo.com/151247
President, Lebanon/Riverside Rotary Club
Lebanon, N.H. 03766
September 29 to October 2, 2011 - KC Hicks
Memorial Ride – Prescott – Sedona – North Rim – Kanab – Zion –
Death Valley. For more info, go to
GREAT RIDE -- GREAT FUN -- GREAT FELLOWSHIP
IFMR 2011 FALL GET-TOGETHER
The Inn at Snowshoe
October 14-16, 2011
Fall is fantastic and the riding is great in the mountains of West
Mark your calendar for another great IFMR fall weekend get-together
and ride in the spectacular Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia.
We’ve made arrangements for a great weekend including a 200 mile
Saturday loop ride in the scenic Allegheny Highlands, fellowship
dinners on Friday and Saturday evenings, and a farewell breakfast on
ROOMS WILL BE SCARCE, SO MAKE RESERVATIONS NOW!!! Several colleges
in the area are having their Homecoming on the same weekend, so many
hotels/motels in the area are already booked solid. However, we’ve
arranged for excellent lodging at a special IFMR rate of $64/night
at the scenic Inn at Snowshoe, located just off WV 66 at the base of
the mountain at Snowshoe Resort, which is about 50 miles south of
Elkins, WV. For those who might prefer a B&B or condo instead, there
are many in the area that can be found on-line. To make
The Inn at Snowshoe - 877-441-4386
10 Snowshoe Drive, Snowshoe, WV 26209
Be sure to mention our group code: IFMR. Rooms not reserved by
October 1 will be released, so act now.
For those who want to arrive early or leave later in order to enjoy
more of the Allegheny Highlands area, there are many other points of
scenic, historic, and scientific interest in the area. For example,
the Cass Scenic Railroad is just a few miles away, as is the
National Radio Astronomy Center in Greenbank, WV.
For those of you who like to program the route into your GPS, or
just like to get out your maps and study the route before the
get-together, attached is a tentative route map of our Saturday loop
ride. We’ll leave the Inn promptly at 9 AM and plan to return about
5 PM, with dinner at 6:30 PM at the Inn.
Mark your calendar, call now for room reservations, and plan to join
us in Snowshoe. If you have questions or want more details, contact
me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-349-8193. Otherwise, just let me know
you plan to come so we can have a head-count for the meals. (Just
hit REPLY, insert my email address in the TO block, and fill out the
form below, delete this announcement text, then hit SEND.)
We'll look forward to seeing you there!!! And don't forget to pass
the word to your friends and invite them to come with you.
IFMR Fall Get-Together --Snowshoe, WV
October 14-16, 2011
CITY: STATE: ZIP:
PHONE: CELL #:
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS:
EXPECTED ARRIVAL TIME:
Snowshoe Loop _IFMR Fall 2011.pdf
IFMR FALL GET-TOGETHER -- October 13-16, 2011 in
the Allegheny Highlands of VA and WV
IFMR "Fall Foliage" Get-Together Twenty-nine riders
and passengers on 19 bikes turned out for the 2011 IFMR "Fall
Foliage" Weekend Get-Together at Snowshoe Resort in the West
Virginia mountains last weekend. Riders came from as far afield as
Ontario, Minnesota, and Georgia as well as points in between. Here's
a photo of most of the group just before they left for a 200-mile
ride in the Allegheny Highlands on a chilly but sunny Saturday
morning. Great ride! Great scenery! And Great Fun & Fellowship!!!
Ron & Cena Simmons are putting together plans for another great fall
get-together in the Allegheny Highlands of West Virginia. Details
are still being worked out but the event will likely include an
"early-bird" get-together on Thursday evening at Ron & Cena's place
at Woodstock, VA (on I-81), a ride on Friday thru the spectacular
Allegheny Highlands to the Friday-night get-together dinner and
overnight stay at sensational Snowshoe Resort in WV. On Saturday
they're working on plans to visit the New River Gorge Bridge and
Gauley River area for some spectacular local activities, then
eventually back to Woodstock thru the Seneca Rocks area. It's gonna
be a "not to be missed" IFMR get-together during the height of fall
foliage season in the Allegheny Highlands.
Full details on lodging, etc, will be coming soon. Meanwhile, mark
your calendar and make plans to join us for a great weekend of
riding, fun, and fellowship. Get together a group from your club. At
our spring get-together back in May in Altoona, PA, we had riders
who came from as far away as Ontario, Michigan, New York, Virginia,
and West Virginia, as well as from Pennsylvania.
The Rotary Club of Leavenworth is hosting a
Poker Run to help Stamp out Polio. We are looking for a minimum of
200 participants to make this a success. Can you support? Can you
take the time to help make a difference in the world?
September 10, 2011.
Registration and Start Time: 9 to 11 AM
Where: High Noon Saloon & Brewery, 206 Choctaw Street,
Entry: Rider - $20, Co-rider - $15, Extra Card - $5
Prizes: $300 – Best hand, $200 – 2nd Place, $100 – 3rd Place
Door prizes for early registration.
Commemorative Pin for participating.
For more information you can call 913-683-8571
C'mon out and enjoy a great ride in the countryside and even enjoy
Leavenworth Buffalo Bill Days celebration happening downtown with
bands, food, and fun.
At your service,
President and Rotarcyclist
September 3, 2011 - The Second Annual NoPolio Rally in Folsom
Even though the following information has been posted to many of
the online lists I would really appreciate your help in getting
this out to as many riders as possible. Please copy and post to
any lists you happen to be affiliated with and forward to any
riders who may be interested in this event. Also, if you are a
Rotarian, please get this information out to your various clubs
We are also looking for anyone willing to contribute to
PolioPlus even though they may not be able to attend the event
as well as sponsors to donate items for prizes at the banquet.
I have attached a flyer to this email for your use.
Thanks in advance for your help,
916 798 4488
622 Wales Drive
Folsom, CA 95630
Want to have motorcycling fun in Northern California on a
Want to meet with other LDRiders and interested people and share
spirit of the sport?
Want to help Bob Mutchler, PolioPlus and Rotary International
Then come to the second annual NoPolio rally in Folsom on
This is an 8-hour mini-rally and banquet to raise money for
At 6:00 AM we'll hand out rally instructions, and you have to
the hotel by 3:00 to be a finisher. (Yes, we know that's 9
you get back we'll score you and kick tires, and then enjoy the
awards ceremony, and a panel discussion.
Our grand prize, for the largest donation to Polio Plus, is a
a free custom saddle from Rick Mayer Cycle. There will also be
The guest speakers will be a distinguished panel of LDRiders
stories, answering questions, and sharing their love of the
veterans and curious newbies alike. The panel will include Tom
Melchild and others.
For all the details, visit http://bestbits.org/nopolio and read
We're asking $50 for the banquet and a separate tax-deductible
for PolioiPlus, minimum $50. Our Rally HQ hotel, The Hilton
has a discount room rate that includes breakfast - details are
web site. Register early to be sure to get the discounted room
Come on out Saturday, September 3 and have a great day in the
August 13, 2011 the Kelowna Capri Rotary Club
and Lake Country Rotary will be
hosting a poker ride. Lots of great motorcycle roads (lots of curves
and not too much traffic). Last year riders came from all across
western USA and Canada. Now it's time to do it again! Come and
enjoy the ride!
For more info, go to
Rushmore Rotary Club's "Tykes & Bikes"
Poker Run - July 31, 2011
The Rushmore Rotary Club, Rapid City, SD, is holding a "Tykes &
Bikes" fund-raising ride on Sunday, July 31, which is highlighted in
the attached flyer. If you plan to be in the area for the Sturgis
motorcycle rally, you should try to also attend this event.
May 2011 - Ride to New Orleans - End Polio Now
From member, Ron Lyster
*** COMING EVENTS
Upcoming Rides page for more details
on these and other rides.
Be sure to look at some
of the past rides on our Ride Archives
IFMR-NA Polio Ride, Laredo, TX, March 25-26, 2017.
IFMR Spring Ride, Gettysburg, PA, April 27-30, 2017.
IFMR-NA Post Convention Ride, from Atlanta, GA, June
See the Upcoming Rides page for more details.
For info on domestic and international IFMR rides, also
check www.ifmr-na.org and www.ifmr.org If you plan an IFMR event in your
area, send information about it to newsletter editor Juan Yebra email@example.com
and to webmaster Chris Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* * *
Start planning your IFMR rides for 2017 now. Pick the
date and location, then let us know and we'll help you get the word out
to other IFMR members in your area. Also, let your DG, ADG, and district
bulletin editor know; and ask them
to help you spread the word among Rotarians who may not have heard of
IFMR yet. IFMR. . . Join, Ride, Share, Enjoy!!!