NOTE: June 11th Meet CANCELLED due to lack of interest & weather
OK all you midwest riders, we have preliminary plans for a midwestern Road Glide.Org meet&greet/Rally/Ride-in. I've been throwing around ideas with Frank at Drago's Bike Works
about planning a gathering. We've come up with two dates at different locations and want your input...not that we'll listen but it sounds good!?! Just kidding
Both dates are scheduled for a Saturday at a northern Illinois location, but if some member from southern Wisconsin wants to lead a group of early Friday arrivers on a ride to HD museum and/or factory tour, we could plan that for the day before.
(1st Date) Saturday June 11th at Kegel's Harley Davidson's Biker Jam meet.
Frank will have a booth there, and from what he's described its a great one-day event with many other vendors, food&music, etc. Last year there was approx 3,500 attendees. Illinois State HOG Rally is same weekend, so there will be lots of Harleys scooting around, but it may make it harder to get a cheap motel room for anyone riding in from afar (book early if staying over night).
We would set a meet-up location(at local restaurant or motel), group leaves at 11AM-ish and ride over to Kegel's as a flesh-eating group of sharknoses
...that should get some attention. Will try and get the official RG.Org flag but no promises on that...does it need to be officially unveiled at the national rally in Pittsburgh? If we got it
, someone attending would have the offiicial task
of getting it to the National Rally in Pittsburgh by July 14th
(2nd date) Saturday June 25th at Drago's Bike Works (Frank's new shop) in Poplar Grove, IL
More low-key event where Frank has offered to fire up the grill and supply some food/beer (BYO is also welcome). Tour the shop, shoot the sh!t, do burn-outs & wheelies, etc. Maybe he'll even fix someone's crap-azz bike...if he hasn't had too many beers by then. Starting at 11am until ??? Frank would probably be able to spend more one-on-one time with us if you have many detailed engine-mod dreams
We'd plan an approx 5 to 6PM group ride to another semi-local location for dinner, etc. I will again defer that planning to someone who knows local roads and entertainment/food locations (I live approx 90 miles away from Frank's shop).
For anyone making a weekend on this date, on Sunday June 26th there is one of the infamous Walneck's Motorcycle Swap Meets at McHenry Fairgrounds (approx 1 hour distance to the east) that starts at 8AM if you want to find an obscure part, leather, etc.
So vote on which date/type of rally works better for you. We also need ride-group leaders that need to lead our school of sharknoses, no matter which date/location we choose. Please PM me or respond here, if you feel up to that task.
I've tried to check out other rallies and related events(Walnecks) so you'd know what else was happening the the area. Any other ideas (other than dates/locations), let's hear them...especially for those than know the northern Illinois/southern Wisconsin areas well.
Dan aka SharkNose