Fried Bologna and the Iron Pony


Tire replacement dependent, Second Officer Mark Bamberger will be leading a ride to Waldo for fried bologna at G&R Tavern and then a visit to the Iron Pony on Saturday, May 30, 2020.

From Mark:  Meet at the closed Marathon station on SR42 in Spring Valley at West Spring Valley-Painters Road at 0900, Ride meeting and KSU at 0930. We will head up SR42 to SR4. G&R Tavern is only taking carry out, so we will stop short and call in an order for pickup, then eat at a local park. Bring your own drink to simplify the order a bit. If time permits, we will then go down to The Iron Pony in Westerville.


Wolf Sanctuary Ride – April 14, 2019


Join us for the first scheduled ride of the season as Second Officer Mark Bamberger leads us on a ride through country roads over to visit the Wolf Creek Habitat & Rescue over in Brookville Indiana. Join us for an optional breakfast at 0800 at KJ’s Restaurant in Germantown or for kickstands up about 0900. If you’re not riding, you can also join us at the Sanctuary about 1100. Viewing the wolves is free. If you wish to get in and interact with them a $25 donation is requested.

RSVP requested to me or to Mark so we have a head count. Here’s some links of interest:

KJ’s Germantown, Google Maps Link:
Facebook page:

Wolf Creek Habitat and Rescue, Google Maps Link:
Facebook Page:

~ Steve

Fried Bologna and the Iron Pony

Did you miss the Fried Bologna Run? Well, if you did, you have another chance at it. And a bonus! A visit to the Iron Pony motorcycle superstore!

Join us for the usual optional breakfast at Mom’s Restaurant on SR 123 in Franklin at 0900 on Saturday July 7, 2018, or, if you’re not hungry, be there by 0945 for ride briefing prior to a 1000 kickstands up. Ride Captain for this evolution is Mark Bamberger

We’ll head up to Waldo to visit G&R Tavern for some more of that delicious fried bologna and some cream pie, before heading off to Westerville to shop at the Iron Pig.

Heads up: Mom’s and G&R are both CASH ONLY. There are ATMs at both locations if needed.

Remember our RSVP policy. Day of ride show ups are welcome, but without confirmed RSVPs the day before, the ride is subject to being cancelled at the discretion of the Ride Captain.

“No” RSVPs are also appreciated so we know our ride announcements are being received.

Please RSVP either by email to or on the Facebook event:

Some maps links of interest:

Starting Point – Mom’s Restaurant:

G&R Tavern:

Iron Pony:
Iron Pony Website:

We hope you’ll join us!

Utica Ice Cream Festival – May 26, 2018


Please join us for a ride up to enjoy the Ice Cream Festival in Utica Ohio, Saturday May 26, 2018. We’ll be meeting for an optional breakfast at 0800 at the Village Family Restaurant in Waynesville. If you’re not hungry, be sure to be there for the ride briefing at 0845 prior to a 0900 kickstands up.

We’ll be at the festival about lunch time. Just in time to enjoy some tasty food and ice cream! After enjoying the festival for a couple of hours (depending on the group attending), we’ll take a faster route back. RSVPs appreciated, either on the event page or to

Facebook Event Page:

Ice Cream Festival Website:

~ Steve

Blessing of the Bikes – May 20, 2018

Update 20180519


I’m so sorry to report that I have to cancel tomorrow’s pre-ride to the Blessing of the Bikes. I’m dealing with a family emergency which is going to extend through tomorrow, and I don’t have an alternate to lead the ride. As of now, the Blessing is still on, weather permitting. You can watch the Blessing Facebook page for any weather related cancellation there. I apologize for the inconvenience.




Please join us for a pre-ride enjoying some country roads as we make our way to the Blessing of the Bikes at Kil-Kare Raceway in Xenia May 20, 2018. This annual event combines great food, vendors, live music and what amounts to a Holy Water fight as clergy members bless and sprinkle Holy Water on the thousands of bikes in attendance. It’s a good time, even if you’re not of the faith!

Meet us for an optional breakfast at Cracker Barrel in Middletown at 0800. If you’re not hungry, just be sure to be there by 0845 for the ride briefing prior to the 0900 kickstands up.

The ride ends at the Blessing. You’re free to enjoy the event and leave at your leisure. Admission is $3 per person or $5 per couple.

RSVP to or on the Facebook event site:

The event website, if you’re interested, is:

Cancelled – Age of Steam Roundhouse Tour!

Update 20180504 – due to overwhelming requests for tours, the Roundhouse is unable to accomodate our attendance at this event. We’ll reschedule at the next opportunity.


Plan to join us for a ride to Sugarcreek Ohio for an awesome tour of a WORKING steam railroad repair facility! The Age of Steam Roundhouse! The ride is about 220 miles each way and will be expressway for at least part of the ride, so you should be comfortable with expressway riding. Admission fee is $20 for the tour, tentatively scheduled at 2 pm.

Meet at the Village Family Restaurant in Waynesville for breakfast at 0800 if desired. Ride briefing at 0845 and kickstands up at 0900. We’ll make at least one rest stop on the way for fuel and stretch. Lunch is TBD and will be in or near Sugarcreek.
RSVPs STRONGLY suggested for accurate head count. You can RSVP on the Facebook Event, or by email to
This post will be updated with more details as they become available!

A fun run to Portsmouth!

Undeterred by the early morning cold, two die hard Chapter 44 members met up for a tasty breakfast at the Village Restaurant in Waynesville before heading off for Portsmouth. After a quick stop in Chillicothe to pick up riders that didn’t show, they continued on to meet a lone rider from Chapter 309 at the wall. Following a tour of the wall, the group enjoyed a tasty lunch at the Portsmouth Brewing Company before parting ways for the ride back. It turned into a gorgeous day, and a good time was had by all.