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A couple of updates for both our current members and new incoming members!
 
For existing IFMR-NA Members:  For current members paying annual renewal dues, please respond to the invoice that is sent to you. You will be taken to the login screen as you must be logged in to pay your renewal dues. Alternatively, you can also log in to your account to check your account statement and balance listed under "My ClubRunner" and the last item on that list is "My Billing Account Balance".
 
For NEW IFMR-NA Members ONLY:  Click on "JOIN IFMR-NA!"  in the menu bar above that will take you to the NEW Member information page.  Or you can also click here to go directly to the new membership form.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IFMR-NA Gear Now Available!
The long awaited IFMR-NA store is now up and running.
 
Currently available are IFMR-NA t-shirts, polo shirts and long sleeve dress shirts.  Please check back to the web store every now and again as we add new IFMR-NA logo products. 
 
This store is a fundraiser with all IFMR-NA profits benefitting the charitable account of the Rotary Club of Motorcycling Rotarians!!
 
CLICK HERE to go to the store and order your very own IFMR-NA gear!
Upcoming Rides!
 
Saturday, October 9, 2021
9:00 AM
 
Auburn Town Center
340C Elm Avenue
Auburn, CA
 

We'll have a morning  meet & greet

Leave Auburn at 10  

Ride the Sierra Foothills

Finish back in Auburn between 3 and 4pm 

The route is 210 miles of main roads  

Possible stop for lunch in Sierraville

 

Click here to register so that Scott knows how many riders to expect.

Click here to email Scott with any questions.

 
 

 
 
 
October 23-24, 2021
South Texas
 
Day 1
Start in Laredo, to Brownsville to Corpus Christi
with several stops in between meeting other Rotarians
 
Day 2
Start in Corpus Christi to Victoria, Alice and end in Laredo. 
 
About 800 miles
 
Funds go to support Polio Plus
 
Get up-to-date info as it develops
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/rotarypoliomoto/
 
or EMAIL Ride Coordinator Joseph Dickerson
 

 

With sand-covered tombs, austere pyramids and towering Pharaonic temples, Egypt brings out the explorer in all of us. Egypt is rich with temples, soaring lotus-bud columns; enormous stone portals laced with delicate carvings, elaborate underground tombs, windswept desert monasteries, and richly decorated mosques. But as extraordinary as these sights are, they will probably not be the things that linger in your memory after you return home. It is exploring them from the back of a motorcycle or a scooter - from the Mediterranean feel of Alexandria to the electric pace of Cairo to the timelessness of desert villages- that is unforgettable.

 

Cross Egypt Challenge adventure rally not only gives you the opportunity to explore this magnificent country on two wheels, but it also allows you to experience the Egyptian culture first hand and explore destinations and routes that normal tourists don't get to explore.

 

Cross Egypt Challenge is a series of endurance cross-country motorcycles and scooter rallies conducted through the toughest tracks and roads of Egypt. The series is aiming to promote Egyptian tourism and is running under the supervision of the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and the Egyptian Tourism Authority.

 

For more information and to register click here


 

 

Enjoy taking a motorcycle or a scooter tour in India. India is a soulful, soul-stirring country, overflowing with cultural treasures, spiritual wonder, and natural beauty. A wondrous land of crowded mega cities, Himalayan monasteries, and ancient fishing villages, India sweeps you up in a confounding and beautiful tide of humanity. Float along Kerala's famous backwaters, take a camel ride through Rajasthan, or find peace at the holy Ganges. And whether you drink chai (tea) from the source in Munnar, or savor Marwari cuisine in Jaipur, the land of spices and its remarkable people will linger long in your memory.

 

Our guided Royal Enfield motorcycle and scooter tours in India are not only giving you the opportunity to explore the land of remarkable diversity on two wheels, but they also allow you to do that on the legendary Royal Enfield motorcycles. An experience that will ignite your curiosity, shake your senses and warm your soul.

 

For more information click here

 

 

 

 
Saturday, October 9, 2021
9:00 AM
 
Auburn Town Center
340C Elm Avenue
Auburn, CA
 

We'll have a morning  meet & greet

Leave Auburn at 10  

Ride the Sierra Foothills

Finish back in Auburn between 3 and 4pm 

The route is 210 miles of main roads  

Possible stop for lunch in Sierraville

 

Click here to register so that Scott knows how many riders to expect.

Click here to email Scott with any questions.

 
 

 
Jim and Diane went on a multi-stage reconnaissance mission to the NC
mountains for an IFMR-NA ride next year.  There are many spectacular vistas
and rides in the area to choose from. 

This event is tentatively scheduled for August 26-29, 2021.  There are
planned social events on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, along with
guided rides on Friday and Saturday or participants can venture out on their
own. 

After a test run at Nantahala Outdoor Center, they have eliminated white
water rafting as a potential activity for next year's ride.  However, other
participants are welcome to try it.  Reservations are recommended.

The pictures are from the Blue Ridge Parkway and Lake Junaluska.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
October is "Cybersecurity Awareness Month".  Now in its 17th year, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) continues to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across our Nation, ensuring that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online.
 
CISA and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) are proud to announce this year’s theme:

“Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.”

This theme encourages individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace, stressing personal accountability and the importance of taking proactive steps to enhance cybersecurity.

NCSAM emphasizes “If You Connect It, Protect It.” Throughout October, CISA and NCSA will focus on the following areas in our promotions and outreach:

  • October 1 and 2: Official NCSAM Kick-off
  • Week of October 5 (Week 1): If You Connect It, Protect It
  • Week of October 12 (Week 2): Securing Devices at Home and Work
  • Week of October 19 (Week 3): Securing Internet-Connected Devices in Healthcare
  • Week of October 26 (Week 4): The Future of Connected Devices

Use NCSAM’s hashtag #BeCyberSmart before and during October to promote your involvement in raising cybersecurity awareness.

 

Tip sheet #1:  Internet Security While Traveling

Tip sheet #2:  eSkimming

Tip sheet #3: Identity Theft and Internet Scams

Tip sheet #4: Internet of Things

Tip sheet #5: MultiFactor Authentication

Tip sheet #6: Phishing

Tip sheet #7: Social Media

Find more information about National Cybersecurity Awareness Month by clicking here:  Cybersecurity Awareness Month

 


 
This article is published with the permission of RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel Magazine. It is not for sale or redistribution. RoadRUNNER is a bimonthly motorcycle touring magazine packed with exciting travel articles, splendid photography, and maps. Subscriptions are available online, or by calling (866) 343-7623.
February 8, 2019 -- Written by Heather Oliver
 

Talk to any motorcyclist and you’re likely to hear how they love the exhilarating feeling of freedom they get while riding. The feel of the wind, the intensity of the smells in the air, the vibrant views that come at you as if you’re wearing 3D glasses …

Even still, there are some people who remain unconvinced about the joys of riding—whether it’s procrastination, fear, or disinterest—they just can’t or won’t see the proverbial light.

If your enthusiasm for motorcycles has yet to persuade someone to learn to ride, start riding again, or to at least accept your passion for motorcycling, perhaps science can. Time to rehash the study done by Ryuta Kawashima in Tokyo (in conjunction with Yamaha). It makes an impressive case for riding. Yes, car drivers, we’re rubbing it in—and it never gets old!

Riding Motorcycles Daily Improves Cognitive Functioning

Who doesn’t want to be better at problem-solving and carrying out complex tasks? I don’t know about you, but I’m all for increased mental abilities. Maybe if I ride a motorcycle enough, I’ll finally be able to move things with my mind. Now there’s motivation! Does it still count if you’re on the back? The study didn’t cover that one …

 

Higher Levels of Concentration

If you ever hope to bend a spoon with your mind, then you should ride a motorcycle every chance you get. Seriously though, this one makes perfect sense. It takes much more concentration to ride a motorcycle than it does to drive a car. From shifting and stopping, counter-steering, to cornering, negotiating curves, and avoiding hazards on the road—your mind stays in high gear because you are so in tuned to your surroundings. Besides, doesn’t everyone have at least a teensy-weensy desire to be James Bond (or an Alex Parrish from Quanitco)? As a motorcyclist, you must be daring and quick on your feet—very 007-like.

Reduced Stress Levels

A recent study by the American Psychological Association (APA) found that individuals in the U.S. are consistently feeling stress levels of at least a 4.7 on a scale of 1-10, and that stress is directly affecting our health. Apparently, we’re all anxious, angry, or tired—perhaps that explains road rage! Yet another reason to ride. When was the last time you came across someone who was mad or stressed out because they were riding a motorcycle?

 

 

   Planning A Successful IFMR Ride
   Bob Shriner - Master Ride Guide
   IFMR-NA Past President 2010 - 2013
I'm often asked for guidance in planning an IFMR event to get the most participation and rider enjoyment. Here are a few things I've learned from experience.
 
Usually 2-3 months is needed to get a weekend event onto people's calendars and let them make plans to attend. Longer events need even more lead time.
 
Start planning well in advance. Think of some likely routes and possible dates. Aim for a route that will be interesting and enjoyable to riders and their passengers. Don't make it too long – about 200 miles of twisty roads will take about six hours of riding time, about as much as most passengers can endure. Anything more than 220 miles of twisty roads will produce complaints from passengers. Plan to start at 9 AM and be back by about 5 PM. If necessary, you can push the start time up to 8:30 but not much earlier. If you're lucky and complete the ride before 5 PM, it will give everyone time for more face- to-face fellowship together after the ride.
 
Allow about 2½ hours for lunch and pit stops en-route. You may think you can get the group moving in 10-15 minutes after making a 'short pit stop'; but you’ll find that it's VERY hard to get a group moving again in less than 25-30 minutes. Even a 'quick lunch' with a group usually takes more than an hour, so assume it will take an hour and a half.
 
Make your first pit stop no more than one hour from the start. Remember, many will have been tanking up on coffee shortly before the start and will need to stop in about an hour. Plan on two pit stops after lunch. Include a couple of special attractions along the way, if possible. Allow plenty of time for stops and fellowship along the route. Try to arrange 'meet & greet' events with local Rotary clubs, etc.
 
Once you have a tentative decision on the likely route, then pick a date. Try to avoid dates with big local sports events or other events that will fill up area lodging places.
 
Once you have a date, start contacting lodges/motels that you'll need to check availability and get written quotes for your group. Ask for a few more rooms than you think you'll need, with agreement to release unreserved rooms 3-4 weeks before the actual date of use but with the group rate still available after the date if vacancies are still available. That's common practice.
 
As soon as you have pinned down the dates, the route, and the lodging details, put together and distribute an announcement flyer with details. The sooner the better!
 
Finally, before the event, do a pre-run to check the road conditions, travel times, and other details. Make changes as needed based on the pre-run. You'll end up with a better event, and you'll have more fun yourself.