UPDATE: This ride has been cancelled due to rain. We will reschedule this ride for May and send out updates to our Meetup page. Thanks!
Let’s head south to the lovely town of Chowchilla where the men are men and the sheep are… well, you know the story. Things are pretty chill in Chowchilla, but the roads to get there are scenic and fun to ride. This should be a nice full-day ride, suitable for all riders and bikes of all sizes.
9:30 am – Kick-stands up (Spirit Motorcycles)
11 am – Stop for gas in Chowchilla, stretch legs
11:30 am – KSU
12:30 pm – Arrive in Course Gold
Lunch at Chukchansi Indian Casino – They have several restaurants and a large buffet inside the casino (should make it easy to get fast service). There is also gas available on the casino site. May want to gas up first, then eat.
2 pm – Meet back at the bikes after gas/food
2:15 pm – KSU
3 pm – Stop for gas/rest
3:15 pm – KSU
5 pm – Arrive back at Spirit Motorcycles
RSVP at the Meetup page
- The group moves only as fast as the slowest rider.
- We will do our best not to drop any member of the group.
- When on major highways, the group may ride in the slow lane to ensure the group stays together.
- There is safety in numbers.
- The routes try to take us on roads less traveled. Some of these roads might be a little rough (in need of repairs).
- The routes may take us through multiple climates, riders should be prepared for changing weather conditions (temperature changes, wind, etc.).
- Rain will cancel the ride.
Saturday, February 10th, 2018
Our last ride, Skyline to the Coast, was fantastic, and our next ride should be just as much fun with some beautiful scenery.
Saturday, February 10th, we’ll enjoy a southbound trek to San Benito County in search of warmer air with a stop at the famous Panoche Inn, a favorite among motorcycle groups.
This half day ride is ideal for casual riders and bikes of all sizes.
Distance: 176 miles (round trip)
Starting from Spirit Motorcycles. Kick stands up at 10 am.
- HWY 101 to 25 – “Possible Stop at Flap Jacks for Breakfast” continue on to Panoche Road to the Panoche Inn “Stop”
- Little Panoche Rd to Rt 5 – 152 to Gilroy
RSVP at the Meetup page:
Our first ride of 2018 on Saturday, January 13, will be a half day run along our favorite local loop, up along Skyline to San Gregario followed by a stop for food in Pescadero. All bikes are welcome!
RSVP at the Meetup page:
Saturday, January 13th, 2018
Meet at Spirit Motorcycles at 9:30 am, gas tanks full.
- HWY 9 to Skyline/Summit
- 84 to San Gregario “Stop”
- Stage Rd to Pescadero “Stop Eat”
- Pescadero to Alpine to Skyline Summit down HWY 9 to Los Gatos “Coffee at Pete’s”
- KSU @ 10 am
Let’s kick off 2018 with a very special IMRG meeting that will bring together friends, food, and fun designed to remind ourselves why we ride in the first place.
When: Thursday, January 4th – 6:30 pm
Where: Spirit Motorcycles in San Jose
Arrive by 6:30 pm for pizza. The meeting will start at 7 pm, followed by popcorn and a screening of Why We Ride, an absolute must-see documentary for motorcycle enthusiasts.
Come for the meeting, stay for the movie.
Please RSVP here so we know how much food to buy. See you there!
More details on our Meetup page:
Saturday, December 9th – 9:30 am
Help us deliver holiday joy this year by joining us on our very first annual toy run. We are supporting the Sacred Heart of San Jose by bringing toys to impoverished children in our community this holiday season.
Please tell your friends to come out and join us. All bikes and riders are welcome to join this gift of giving.
Arrive at Spirit Motorcycles by 9:30 am on Saturday, December 9th, and bring an unwrapped toy for a girl or boy.
Toy ideas include:
- Gift cards (iTunes, Amazon, Target)
- Action figures
- Lego play sets
- Skateboards & scooters (and helmets)
- Gifts for teens
Please, no violent themed toys
We’ll roll out around 10 am for a short ride to Sacred Heart in San Jose (at First & Alma).
The irony of having someone named “Wild Bill” teach a safety course is not completely lost on us. But if you know Wild Bill, and you probably do (he’s a very active member of our IMRG chapter) then you know he’s the guy you want next to you on a winding road. And lucky for us, Wild Bill has offered to teach a free, two hour motorcycle safety class on Saturday, November 25th, at Spirit Motorcycles starting at 10 am.
We expect this to be a very fun, informative session designed to give all riders, new and experienced, an increased level of confidence when riding solo or in groups. This class is open to all riders of all bikes so bring a friend.
View more details and RSVP at the Meetup page.
Friday, November 24th
Because we love to ride and we know holidays can be stressful, we’re going to make a break for Alice’s on Black Friday. This will be a great day to get back on the open road and have lunch together with fellow IMRG’ers and not have to worry about cooking, shopping, or relatives! Hope you can join us.
The ride is free – you’re on your own for food and drinks so bring money and an appetite.
All bikes and all riders are welcome to join us for a stress-free day with a super fun group. The roads are scenic and friendly to new riders and all size motorcycles.
Arrive at Spirit Motorcycles by 10 am, gas tanks full. Kick stands up at 10:30 am.
UPDATE – Added Map Routes (links below)
Please join us this Saturday for our final ride of 2017 as we explore delicious, farm-to-belly destinations and the winding roads in between!
This ride is neither long nor technical, so all riders on all sizes of bikes are encouraged to come out for the fun and the food. Be sure to show up at Spirit Motorcycles at 9:30 am this Saturday, November 11th. Bring a full tank of gas, some spending cash and an appetite because we’ll be stopping at the famous Corralitos Sausage Company for lunch, followed by tasty sweets at the Gizdich Pie Ranch. We should be back at Spirit by early afternoon.
Kick-stands up at 10 am.
Get more details at our Meetup page for this end-of-year sausage and pie ride.
See you Saturday morning!
Stage 1 – Spirit to Corralitos (51 miles) – https://goo.gl/vn7DMk
Stage 2 – Corralitos to Gizditch (9 miles) https://goo.gl/Bycz5w
Stage 3 – Gizditch to Spirit (52 miles) https://goo.gl/f97NVG
Also, be sure to mark your calendars for the Holiday Party at Spirit Motorcycles on Saturday, December 2nd. Please RSVP here.
Our November group meeting is happening on Thursday, November 2nd, at Coco’s Bakery Restaurant at 150 E. Hamilton Ave in Campbell. All members are encouraged to attend and we welcome all riders who might be curious about the club and want to learn more. Please RSVP at the Meetup page so Coco’s can prepare for a fun group!
We’ll be going over the end-of-year plans which include a final group ride, Girls & Guys, Sausage & Pies, followed by our annual Holiday Party at Spirit Motorcycles in San Jose.
See y’all Thursday!
Heads up! Our monthly meetings are moving to a new location but the day and time remain the same (first Thursdays at 7 pm). We will no longer be meeting at the Hick’ry Pit.
Starting this Thursday, October 5th, we will be meeting at Coco’s Bakery Restaurant at 150 E. Hamilton Ave in Campbell. Our Victory riding friends host their club meetings at Coco’s and have been very happy with the food and service.
Check out our Meetup page and RSVP. See you Thursday!