Welcome new Second Officer – Mark Bamberger


As you’re all aware, I’ve struggled for years now to try to keep the Chapter running with limited help. I’d like to see the Chapter continue, and to do so, we need new help, fresh blood and fresh ideas. To that end, I’m officially appointing Mark Bamberger as my Second Officer. You may recall that Mark joined us last year, and has lead several rides and participated in rides with a number of other Chapters. Mark has already recruited several new members to the Chapter and has a number of ideas and ride proposals to discuss at the upcoming Ride Planning Meeting tomorrow. Please join me in welcoming him to his new position (or perhaps wish condolences 😉 and be sure to join us tomorrow in Lebanon for the Ride Planning Meeting so we can get 2019’s riding season off to a great start.


Ride Planning Meeting – 2019


Please join us and help plan the 2019 riding season. It will be here before you know it.

We’ll be meeting at Buffalo Wild Wings in Lebanon at 7 pm on February 6, 2019. Join us for a snack or dinner and discussion on the 2019 season. If you aren’t already a member of the Cruisers, come anyway. We always welcome new faces and the club is open to all bikes, bike types and riders. There is no charge for membership (but you do have to buy your own dinner 😉 ) RSVPs appreciated so we know how big of a table we need!

RSVP by email to me. Or, RSVP on the Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1840890069349342


Please welcome Tony and Lisa Dilts


Please welcome new members Tony and Lisa Dilts.  They hail from Springfield and recently joined us on their first ride, the Fried Bologna Run.  Please be sure to say hello when you see them on their next ride.  They’re the ones on the bench in the picture below with Dee.

~ Steve

RSVP Policy

Now that we’re part way into the season, it’s become apparent to me that we’re going to continue to have the same issues with turnout that we’ve had for several years now.  Hopefully with the recruiting that I, Mark and others are doing, this will become less of a problem.
In the mean time though, it’s very frustrating to those of us planning and leading rides to have no response to ride announcements and no or very few show up.
Thus, effective immediately, I’m instituting an RSVP policy.  In order to guarantee that a ride will occur, RSVPs are required.  Any ride without confirmed attendees by RSVP at least 18 hours prior to the ride briefing time is subject to being cancelled at the discretion of the Ride Captain.
Day of ride show ups are and always will be welcome, but in order to ensure that the Ride Captain’s time isn’t wasted waiting on no one, a lack of confirmed riders may mean there isn’t a ride to attend.
Further, if you know for a fact that you cannot attend, please have some respect for the Ride Captain and RSVP no. It’s equally frustrating to plan and schedule a ride and simply have no response, and it makes us wonder if the ride planning announcement is even being read.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. Thank you and looking forward to seeing you on our rides.

The Passing of Rick Perry

Received today from National. Please keep Rick’s family in your thoughts and prayers.


To all Members of the Southern Cruisers Riding Club.

It is with extreme sadness that I am announcing the passing of of our SCRC Founder, Rick Rickster Perry. Rickster was found deceased earlier this evening. Please keep Rickster's family in your prayers.

I am at a loss for words, because Rick has been a close friend for many years. Those who knew him, loved him. Rick was a unique individual and it shows through his vision for the Southern Cruisers Riding Club concept.

I will be announcing the arrangements as soon as I get the information from his family.

Bill Presley
SCRC National President

Google Group – SCRC Miami Valley


The Miami Valley Chapter of the Southern Cruisers Riding Club uses Google Groups (among other methods) to distribute ride information and other information about the club and our chapter.  This list is open to anyone interested in our rides and club details.  You may join the group and otherwise manage your membership information at the group page

If you are logged into Google, the group page will also be visible below:

West Virginia Rally – June 7-10, 2018

Received April 20, 2018

West Virginia State Rally 2018 June 7th - 10th in Summersville, WV
register before May 1st to guarantee T-shirt
use this link for registration page: www.wvscrc.com/2018-state-rally.html

Sleep Inn is host hotel at $75.00 per night tell them SCRC rally when you call hotel.
Planed rides - Friday and Saturday
Bike games - Saturday Evening
Auction - Saturday Evening
Vendors - Friday and Saturday
Friday night: Thomas Danley Band
Saturday night: DJ Micah

WV SCRC Home page: http://www.wvscrc.com

Short Notice – Meet and Greet, ride discussion

Good Evening Cruisers,

I apologize for the short notice on this, but our new member Mark Bamberger and I are going to be meeting for a discussion of rides for the season and to slam some wings. We’ll be at the BW3s on State Rt 48 in Lebanon tomorrow (Saturday 4/21) starting about 1600 (4pm). We welcome any and all of you to join us, both to meet Mark, and also hopefully to set down some plans for at least some of the rides this season.

Hope to see you there. If you can make it, perhaps respond here or shoot me a text some time before 4 tomorrow so we know what size table we need.