2019 Winter Rally  Help Needed!!

2019 Winter Rally Help Needed!!

Dear Members:

I need assistance in 2 matters, thanks in advance if you can help.

Item 1: It’s a Friday evening meal tradition for members to bring a hand-held dessert snack to the rally.  So, if you’re attending and can do so safely, please bring cookies, cupcakes, brownies, some treat that can be eaten by hand.  No big cakes or pies please.

Item 2: The Club’s computer projector is MIA. (Missing in Action).  If you know where it might be please contact me immediately.  Someone may have picked it up while helping clean up.

We need it for the rally.



Thanks,  Bill


Winter Solstice Ride, This Friday, December 21st, Update

Winter Solstice Ride, This Friday, December 21st, Update

Dear Members:

The Winter Solstice Ride is this Friday, December 21.  Sunrise at Jacksonville Beach is 719AM, with first light about 650AM.

The link below has all the details on where to meet and Cedar Key hotel info.  I checked with the Beachfront Hotel, they still have availability.

You’re invited to meet us in Cedar Key if you’d rather drive.

Here’s the link for the ride from the events calendar:


We have a nice ride planned following breakfast near the rendezvous point.  We’ll head SW toward Camp Blanding then north thru McClenny entering the Osceola National Forest on Big Gum Swamp Road.  We’ll stop in Lake City at Ken’s BBQ.  From there we’ll head on to Cedar Key.

It looks like the weather is going to cooperate with cool and dry conditions.

Please join us.  If you’re unable to ride and stay in Cedar Key then join us for a portion to Lake City or Cedar Key.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year

Always Ride Safely,


Christmas Party, Toys for Tots Toy Drive, You Can Help

Christmas Party, Toys for Tots Toy Drive, You Can Help

Dear Members:

Once again this year we will continue our tradition, started by Sherry Potter, to participate in the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots toy drive.

The Christmas Party is another benefit of your BMWNEF membership.  It’s our way of thanking you for your hard work throughout the year.

We all know “there’s no free lunch” in this world.  The recommended price of admission to the Christmas party is an unwrapped toy to be given to the Toys for Tots Campaign.  Please bring an unwrapped to to the party.  Heck, bring as many as you choose.

The Marines of Northeast Florida distribute thousands of toys to need children.  Please do you part to help.

We will have 2 Marines in attendance as our guests.  Please thank them for their service and make them feel at home.

Semper Fi


2018 Winter Solstice Ride, Friday, December 21st  UPDATE

2018 Winter Solstice Ride, Friday, December 21st UPDATE


This will be an over night ride.  I have blocked 4 rooms at the Beachfront Motel, Cedar Key, Fl. for our group.


2 rooms have 1 Queen bed ($85) and 2 rooms have 2 beds ($125).  Contact Beachfront and reserve your room now. Tell them you’re with the BMWNEF group.  They will hold the rooms until 1 week prior.

I will have a sunrise viewing location and route soon.

Get out there and ride!!  Do it safely all the time.