Jackson Kentucky Overnight – July 20-22, 2018


This is the planning page for the Jackson Kentucky Overnight lead by Mark Bamberger.  This page will be updated with new details as they develop.

Current plan and schedule:

Friday July 20, 2018

1200: Meet at Frisch’s Franklin for lunch and ride briefing.
1300: Kickstands up.
Evening:  arrive in Jackson for dinner

Saturday July 21, 2018

Rides in the Jackson area

Sunday July 22, 2018

AM return to the Miami Valley

Logistics Details:

Starting point: https://goo.gl/maps/rF5EB6SwRW42 
Suggested hotel: TBD

Fried Bologna Run – June 2, 2018


Please join us for a run for fried bologna and creme pie at G&R Tavern up in Waldo Ohio on Saturday June 2, 2018.   We’ll be meeting at Mom’s Restaurant in Franklin for breakfast at 0900.  Ride briefing at 0945 and kick stands up at 1000.  If you’re not interested in breakfast, just be sure to be there by the ride briefing.

Starting point: https://goo.gl/maps/2HTkZk8y2MJ2

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/580060052370826/

RSVP on the Facebook Event or to firstofficer@scrc-miamivalley.com

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!


Portsmouth Flood Wall – Sunday 4/29/2018


Sunday April 29, 2018: Join us at 0830 at the Village Family Restaurant in Waynesville as the starting point for a ride to Portsmouth to check out the flood wall murals. If you’re not in the mood for breakfast, just be sure to be there by 0915 for kickstands up at 0930. Ride will be lead by new Chapter 44 member Mark Bamberger

Meeting point: https://goo.gl/maps/TYPL2mvJb6w

You can RSVP for the event on the Facebook Event Listing, or by email to firstofficer@scrc-miamivalley.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2118295208188465/


Dogwood Festival – Sunday April 24, 2016


Update on the short notice ride! Since we learned G&R is closed Sunday, plan B is: Sunday April 24. Kickstands up at 0930 from Cracker Barrel at SR122 and I75 for the Dogwood Festival in Pike County, OH. We’ll cruise through Ft Ancient and out through the country before having a festival food lunch. After hanging out at the festival a bit (determined by the attendees) we’ll head back and enjoy the country roads again. Optional pre-ride breakfast about 0830. RSVPs appreciated so we know to expect you!


Blessing of the Bikes 2015


Sunday May 17 is the 2015 Blessing of the Bikes.  We hope you’ll join us for a pre-ride starting at Cracker Barrel on SR122 in Middletown at I-75 before the event.  We’ll be there for an optional breakfast starting about 8AM and kickstands up about 9AM for a pre-ride through the country and leading up to the event at Welcome Stadium in Dayton.

The annual Blessing of the Bikes includes food, vendors, music and of course, the blessing.  It’s a good time even if you’re not of the faith.

PLEASE NOTE: in the event of rain which reschedules the Blessing, this ride will be cancelled!  The planned rain date for the event is May 24 and I’m not available to lead a ride that day.  If that happens, we hope you’ll still attend the event on the 24th.  A go-no go decision will be made by the event planners by 7am on the morning of the event.

RSVP requested.  We hope to see you there!


Short Notice – Young’s Dairy Ride – Sunday 4/26/15


New State Officer JB Walker has invited us to join 344 and other chapters at Young’s Dairy in Yellow Springs on Sunday 4/26 for lunch and a meet and greet, starting at 1245.  I’m planning on starting a ride from Hamilton, leaving about 1000, but I haven’t decided my route yet.  If you’d like to ride along, you can start with me in Hamilton, or you can let me know where you’d like “picked up” and I’ll plan a route accordingly.  If you’d rather just meet us there, again, it is supposed to start about 1245.  RSVP appreciated either way.


Video Highlights – Double Ferry Ride with 179

If you missed the double ferry ride with 179 this past weekend, you missed a good one.  200+ miles of scenic country roads in two different states punctuated by crossings of the Ohio river on two different ferry boats.  While it’s tough to compress all that into a short video highlight, we tried.  Enjoy!

Blessing of the Bikes 2014


I’ve discovered that I will in fact be able to lead a ride to this year’s Blessing of the Bikes coming up this Sunday May 18th.  Sorry for the late notice, but I’ve just learned that I have the day open and so far we’ve had no other volunteers to lead rides.

We’ll be meeting at Cracker Barrel on SR122 at I75 in Middletown.  Kickstands up for a ride to the event at 0930.   Join us for an optional pre-ride breakfast at about 0830 if you’re so inclined.  We’ll be taking some beautiful country roads to get to Welcome Stadium for the event, probably arriving between 1030 and 1100.   The event officially begins at 1000 and the actual blessing is at 1300.

If you’ve never been, it’s a fun event, even if you’re not of the faith.  They have food, vendors, bike show, live music and riding demonstrations and benefits a couple of great organizations.  Admission is $3 single/$5 couple.  Bring your camera!  Details on the event can be found at: http://www.blessingofthebikesswohio.com/

RSVPs appreciated so we know who to expect.  Hope to see you Sunday


Covered Bridges – November 3, 2013

Hey Cruisers,

After rescheduling once and then the reschedule getting cancelled for rain, we’re going to try one more time for the Covered Bridge Ride.  Sunday November 3, 2013, weather (and temperature ) permitting, join us as we tour the covered bridges of Preble and Montgomery County.   Hopefully we’ll still have some Fall color to enjoy.  We’ll stop at several for pictures and exploration and we’ll actually have lunch inside one!  Plan to pack a lunch, or grab something when we stop in Lewisburg.

Kickstands up from Cracker Barrel on State Route 122 at I-75 at 1000.   Feel free to join us for an option breakfast there about 0900.  We look forward to seeing you.   RSVPs appreciated!


PS: Here’s one of the bridges we’ll be visiting