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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 can also log in to your account to check your account statement and 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.
 
 

 

On September 7-8, 2018, Scott Nelson of Oakland Rotary #3 rode his Triumph motorcycle in the 2018 No Polio! Rally. Bob and Patti Mutchler (Folsom Rotary members) hosted the pre/post Friday & Saturday BBQ dinners at their home, prepared to perfection by rally chef David Hatfield. Allan Pratt, Our Rallymaster, mapped a Saturday 8-hour ride with route alternatives and bonus-point opportunities on beautiful backroads.

Other participants included Mario Winkelman, Neil Cook, Nancy Lefcourt, Peter Perrin, and Katherine Copeland, member of the Vancouver BC Rotary club. Notably, Katherine drove the farthest to participate, nearly raised the highest donations, and passed her motorcycle license test the day she departed for this rally.

Bob’s goal for this 10th annual NoPolio! Rally was $10,000. As of Sept. 9th, we went over, totaling $16,905 in donations! This event is a charity fund raiser: donations raise money and awareness for PolioPlus and for fighting polio worldwide. Since 2008, we have raised more than $110,000.00 towards this goal from the motorcycle community alone. More details about the rally series can be found at http://nopolio.org/.

 


 
 
 
Ride Arkansas, Ozark & Ouachita Mountains
Friday, September 14 – Arrive
Saturday, September 15 – Ride
Sunday, September 16 – Additional Arkansas Rides or Return Home
 
Hotel Accommodations: Best Western Inn of the Ozarks
207 W Van Buren
Eureka Springs, AR
(479) 253-9768
Room Block Name:  IFMR-Motorcycle
Room Rate:  $109

 

Ride Mt. Magazine - the highest mountain in Arkansas

Ride the famous Pig Trail and Arkansas Scenic 7 Byway (#7)

273 Total Miles

Cross the Arkansas River to Rocky Mountain Headwaters and the Pathway of the Santa Fe Trail in Kansas and Colorado

Cross the Buffalo National River

Highlighted map and Arkansas Motorcycle Rides Map Book for each rider

Big breakfast then kickstands up at 8:30am on September 15 

For more information contact Raymond E Plue at (573) 823-8899 or via email

 


 

 
President Doug Cole, of the Australian Chapter has had a Committee earnestly working on a new Australian International Ride.

Today we are commencing advertising of our 'AIR2020' International Ride, for October 2020.

Numbers are not limited at the moment, but I consider we should employ the theory of ' first come, best dressed'.  We had 57 participants to the Nov 2017 'AIR17 International Ride.

We plan for AIR2020 to be bigger and better than AIR17, we have filtered all the Feedback from AIR17 and we hope to improve the Ride and supply all the issues the International and Australian Members have requested.
 
Check out the video by clicking here
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Download the FLYER and the MAP
 

 
 
 
It's official!!! There is a new Rotary Club in town! Welcome new Rotarians to the awesome world of Rotary!!

Join us online as we celebrate being an officially Chartered Rotary Club!!!
Rotary Club of Motorcycling Rotarians
See you there!

 

Join the meeting online from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/237350826
Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +14086380968,237350826# or +16465588656,237350826#

Or Telephone:
Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 237 350 826

 
   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.
 
 

 
 
Up to 23 IFMR members and friends got together for the Spring Ride on May 25th and 26th, with riders coming from Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ontario, South Carolina and Tennessee.  We toured the back roads of Virginia and West Virginia, hitting the towns of Front Royal, Monterey (VA), Blacksburg, and Canaan Valley. The weather cooperated on both days, although we had to don wet suits to appease the rain gods on day two.  The scenery was beautiful, the fellowship was great, and we all returned home safely.
 
Ride Comments:
"Thanks John! Great weekend. Perfect weather, perfect Roads, good accommodations, good fellowship. Thanks for all you do for Rotary."  -- Michael 
 
"John & Bob: I’ve been on rides before but never have I been on one so well organized or with riders who are so considerate and helpful. I had an amazing time and really appreciated the evening camaraderie. Thank you again and hope I can participate in future rides." -- Sam
 
"Thank you for organizing the ride! One of the best organized and well run events I have been on. Cheers to everyone that rode and safe travels." -- David
 

 

The Indian Himalayas is unlike anywhere else on Earth, a rich tapestry of dramatic scenery and fascinating cultural diversity. En route of this motorcycle tour across the Himalayas you will be awe-struck by the rugged peaks of the Himalayas, you will sip tea in a hill station before hopping back on your motorcycle and ride to the world highest road, you will experience the rush of river crossing by your motorcycle and find inner peace at a yoga retreat.

 

On this tour you will also experiences crossing a couple of the highest mountain passes in the world, an experience that worth doing on its own, not to mention doing it on the legendary Royal Enfield Motorcycle

 

Cross India Challenge is a series of guided motorcycle and scooter tours across the vast Indian territories, and although we have included everything you need into our tour packages, but traveling always require prior planning. Here you will find some further details that will help you plan your next adventure around India.

 

Click Here for More Information  or Facebook

 

 


 
The North American chapter of IFMR (IFMR-NA) is pleased to nominate PDG Raymond E. Plue, DVM, as candidate for International President of IFMR for the term 2015-2018. Raymond served as President of the North American chapter of IFMR 2007-2010 and as Governor of Rotary District 6080 2010-2011. He currently serves as chairman of the IFMR-NA Council of Governors, which he helped found in 2011, and as Dean of the District 6080 Rotary Leadership Academy. He also continues to serve in a number of other key leadership roles in Rotary District 6080 and beyond.