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:

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


Ride Planning Meeting – March 2, 2013

Cruisers, we haven’t gotten much response on the meeting plan, but we’re going to try it again. Join us Saturday March 2, 2013 at 10:30 AM at the Frisch’s. State Route 73, just west of I-75. Meet your fellow members and more importantly, help plan the rides for this season! Breakfast bar will be available too if you’re hungry!

2012 Blessing of the Bikes

Four riders on three bikes met at the Frisch’s on SR122 in Middletown this past Sunday for a quick breakfast before heading off on a 50 mile pre-ride prior to the 2012 Blessing of the Bikes at UD Arena.  One of the riders reports: “I’m beat and burnt, but a great ride and big fun”.    If you missed it, you missed a good time.   The pre-ride took riders through a diverse combination of long straight “on the throttle” country roads interspersed with some tight twists and turns.   Along the way we passed numerous beautiful scenic spots, at least one covered bridge and several historic locations, not to mention a quick break to stretch our legs at a scenic and unusual iron bridge.  Check out the pictures:

Multi Chapter Event – Sunday July 18th – 12pm!


Don’t forget!  The Multi Chapter Meet and Greet is coming up Sunday July 18th 2010 in Middletown at the Towne Plaza Shopping Center, home of 044 First Officer Steve Weigold’s Weigold Photography.  We’ll have burgers, dogs and other goodies.  Fun will include motorcycle and non-motorcycle games.  First burgers off the grill at noon.  The event is open to any Southern Cruisers member, guest or anyone else interested in the Cruisers.  Bring a friend and introduce them to the club!

RSVP is appreciated.  Please bring a donation to offset the cost of food and a covered dish would be appreciated.  Contact 044, 179 or 309’s officers for details or to RSVP!

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2010-3: Rabbit Hash, KY – June 27, 2010

Cruisers, the next scheduled ride for the Miami Valley Chapter will be to Rabbit Hash, KY on Sunday June 27, 2010.  Join us for a scenic ride to bike friendly Rabbit Hash and a brown bag lunch at nearby Bone Lick State Park.  Chapter 044 members and guests wishing to ride should plan to be at the Thorntons on SR127 near New Miami, gassed and ready to ride by 10:15 am.  We will be meeting up with riders from Chapter 179 and riding with them.  We’ll also be meeting up with riders from Chapter 309 in Rabbit Hash for lunch.  Please let the First or Second Officer know you will be joining us so we can be watching for you.

A map to the starting location can be found here! Hope to see you there!