2019 Summer Solstice Ride and other Information of note

Members:  2 items of note:


1.  The Summer Solstice Ride is this Friday, June 21st.


       https://bmwnef.org/event/2019-annual-summer-solstice-ride-friday-june-21st-0530/ for details.


       You don’t have to do the entire trip, just do a portion.  Get Out and Ride!!


2.  The Iron Butt Rally started Monday in Greenville, S.C.


      Riders are traveling thousands of miles in this 10 day marathon.


     Follow their exploits, adventures and misadventures at:



Ride Safely, I’ll see some of you very early Friday morning.


3 Save the date events


Please save the dates of these 3 fun BMWNEF events:


Friday, June 21st, 0530, Annual Summer Solstice ride

See: https://bmwnef.org/event/2019-annual-summer-solstice-ride-friday-june-21st-0530/ 


Wednesday, July 24, The Ginnie Springs Ride, swim and camp.

See: https://bmwnef.org/event/ginnie-springs-ride-swim-and-camp-wednesday-24-july-10am/


Saturday, August 24, 6PM, 3Q Social Dinner, Sand Dollar Restaurant

See: https://bmwnef.org/event/3rd-quarter-social-dinner-saturday-august-24-6pm-sand-dollar-restaurant/


Ride Safely

Reminder: June Monthly Meeting and Club Picnic is this Saturday, June 8th at 10am.


Join us on Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at Camp Chowenwaw, Green Cove Springs, for our Annual BMWNEF Club Picnic. We will have our regular Member Meeting at 10am, with Pot Luck lunch to follow. We have the Camp Building reserved for all day, so come out and enjoy the fellowship, and bring any exciting family games. (horseshoes, cornhole toss, bocci, etc) The Club will supply the meat, drinks and ice, so please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Camp Chowenwaw is located at: 1517 Ball Road, Green Cove Springs, FL, 32043 (off hwy 17)  Contact Bruce Cockcroft:  vice-president@bmwnef.org or Philip Mul’e:  president@bmwnef   for further information or questions.  See you there!

Attention Members attending the BMWMOA Rally in Lebanon, TN

Members- let’s try and win the ‘Most Club Members Attending’ Award. Please mention that you are with BMWNEF when you register. And, if you see Larry Meeker or Bruce Cockcroft while walking around the Rally, please say “Hi”, and we will tally the Club Members, too. Then we can present the numbers to Rally Central.

Also, if you are interested in attending a ‘Dinner on the Road’, please let Larry or Bruce know so we can select a venue for Friday nights Dinner. Please include a contact number. We have about 4 members currently signed up.

See you there!

Mid-Month Ride Report for May 18th, by Tom Brown

The following is a Mid-Month Ride Report from Tom Brown, Ride Organizer and Leader, from Saturday, May 18th, 2019.
Hello, our ride to River Ratz on May 18th started on time at Weedmans in Orangedale ,there were only 3 of us: Bruce ,Scott (new Member) and myself. We made our way through the countryside of Florida, on some fun back roads. We stopped for a break at CR314-A and St.Rd.40. This was about midway through the ride about 1030 am. We pit stopped and hydrated in preparation for the final leg of the journey. We proceeded on and finally made it to the very cool Istachatta Road (Man Snake) off of SR48 ,rode it to CR476 and finished up at River Ratz, in Nobleton, Fl. We had lunch, listened to some live music, and got to know Scott a little more (Welcome to the Club, Scott). I was also was fortunate to meet up and visit with my Aunt and Uncle who live in the area.
Tom Brown

2019 Annual Summer Solstice Ride, Friday, June 21st, 0530

Druids! Arise!  It’s that time again for the Annual Summer Solstice Ride, Friday, June 21st, 0530.


Here are the details:


**0530-0545 meet at the end of Beach Blvd., near the Jacksonville Beach Lifeguard Station,          2 Ocean Front N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250


**Sunrise is 0628.  The actual solstice is 1158.


**Mount up and ride around Jacksonville, avoiding traffic, to Grannies Kitchen in Starke for breakfast. 1.5 hr. ride


**Ride rural/county and US highways to the Tallahassee Auto Museum. 3.5 hrs + rest stop.  Visit museum.


**Ride to Coombs Inn and Suites Hotel, Apalachicola, 1.5 hrs.

                                                         https://www.coombsinnandsuites.com/                                                                                                  **4 room are blocked for our use.


**Use reference code 74660493 when making your reservation


**We’ll select a restaurant for the evening meal.


**Contact me if participating.  wfbotkin@comcast.net  Please join us for any or all of the event.  You can bailout when ever you need.


**Additional details on the events calendar: https://bmwnef.org/event/2019-annual-summer-solstice-ride-friday-june-21st-0530/


**Pensacola and Panama City members:  Please join us in Apalachicola for dinner and camaraderie.