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12th Annual MidWest Ride

Post by BlueThunder » Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:40 pm



Now that winter is here, it is the perfect time to begin discussing the 12th Annual Midwest Ride!

I had such a great time on the last ride, I thought we could do it again. Only this time, the western part of the Upper Peninsula in Michigan. Perhaps have a multi-day ride. One day western and another day eastern. Perhaps lower Michigan as well. The main event however, should be the western ride. I was thinking the weekend after Fourth of July. Please note that nothing is chiseled in granite.

So, who's in?


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Re: 12th Annual MidWest Ride

Post by BlueThunder » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:08 pm

I just want to clarify:
July 4th is Wednesday so the 4th weekend is the 7th.
The ride would be held (if we agree) the weekend of the 14th.
Keep in mind that a multi-day ride is planned but the main ride will be Saturday the 14th.
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Re: 12th Annual MidWest Ride

Post by BlueThunder » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:27 pm

It's official... date has been set for weekend of July 14. Friday will be a ride for the Eastern UP, Saturday for the Western UP. Attendees should plan on arriving Thursday. Motel accomodations will be posted shortly.

So whose coming??
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Re: 12th Annual MidWest Ride

Post by MiWinger51 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:15 pm

BlueThunder wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:27 pm
It's official... date has been set for weekend of July 14. Friday will be a ride for the Eastern UP, Saturday for the Western UP. Attendees should plan on arriving Thursday. Motel accomodations will be posted shortly.

So whose coming??
I'm in, you are going to need help with traffic control. :-)
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Re: 12th Annual MidWest Ride

Post by BlueThunder » Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:50 pm

MidWest 12th Annual Ride 2018 - Marquette, MI
Thursday July 12th - Sunday July 15th
Rides Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Motel
ECONO LODGE LAKESIDE
2050 S US 41, Marquette, MI, 49855, US
Phone: (906) 225-1305 Fax: (906) 228-7342


https://www.choicehotels.com/michigan/m ... ource=gyxt

A block of rooms have been set aside at a discounted rate. You must call the motel to get our special group rate (MidWest Ride).

Rates
Thursday Night:
2 x Queen Beds - $169.40
2 x Double Beds - $159.40
1 x Queen Bed - $129.40

Friday and Saturday Nights
2 x Queen Beds - $199.40
2 x Double Beds - $194.40
1 x Single Bed - $149.40

Attending:
Blue Thunder and ScrambleBob - arriving Thursday
MiWinger51 and Corky
detdrbuzzard
Swiftnick
Pete83 and Mrs. Pete
CB-Extras and Ken
PoPosisco

Maybe
kwd
Track T 2411

Who else??
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Re: 12th Annual MidWest Ride

Post by BlueThunder » Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:14 pm

Forgot to mention:

All rooms include a very nice hot continental breakfast as well as WiFi, in room coffee and refrigerators (keep that beer cold!). Microwaves are available upon request.
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Re: 12th Annual MidWest Ride

Post by detdrbuzzard » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:04 pm

I better make a reservation, i'm already on the list :)
personally I would like to go west from Marquette, last summer I rode up and over to de tour village then up to sault ste mare. went over to Christmas, Munising and Marquette, I need the Keweenaw area to finish my Michigan coast line quest
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Re: 12th Annual MidWest Ride

Post by BlueThunder » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:41 pm

Change of venue...

MidWest 12th Annual Ride 2018 - Marquette
Upper Peninsula Michigan

Thursday July 12th - Sunday July 15th
Rides Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Motel
Rippling River Resort - Marquette, Michigan
http://www.ripplingriverresort.com/

At the base of Marquette Mt. Looks like it can sleep 6 people comfortably for about ~$500 ($80-$85/ person total)
New construction, currently 7 cabin available on our dates.

IMPORTANT: YOU MUST EMAIL ME (Briank9803@gmail.com) TO LET ME KNOW IF YOU WANT TO ATTEND. CABINS GO EXTREMELY QUICKLY IN THE U.P. Tent and RV space is available should you decide to go that route.









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Re: 12th Annual MidWest Ride

Post by MiWinger51 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:30 pm

BlueThunder wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:41 pm
Change of venue...

MidWest 12th Annual Ride 2018 - Marquette
Upper Peninsula Michigan

Thursday July 12th - Sunday July 15th
Rides Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Motel
Rippling River Resort - Marquette, Michigan
http://www.ripplingriverresort.com/

At the base of Marquette Mt. Looks like it can sleep 6 people comfortably for about ~$500 ($80-$85/ person total)
New construction, currently 7 cabin available on our dates.

IMPORTANT: YOU MUST EMAIL ME (Briank9803@gmail.com) TO LET ME KNOW IF YOU WANT TO ATTEND. CABINS GO EXTREMELY QUICKLY IN THE U.P. Tent and RV space is available should you decide to go that route.

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Looks good Brian, I am looking forward to a great time!!
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Re: 12th Annual MidWest Ride

Post by BlueThunder » Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:37 am

Al, we are booked as well as Corky, William and Bob from London.
A 3rd cabin has been reserved as the 2nd one seems to have filled up quickly.
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Re: 12th Annual MidWest Ride

Post by Wirelic » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:13 am

Gentlemen,

Just so you know, Marquette is central UP, not western. I’m a former Yooper, still have family in the Kewaunaw and am up there several times each year. Since you’re stayin in Marquette, head east to Munising and ride Michigan rt. 58 to Grand Marais. Extremely twisty with newer, smooth pavement. Stop at the Beartrap Inn for a burger and refreshment a little east of Munising.
Be sure to ride to Copper Harbor and Bete Greis. If you want to know more about great places, roads or sights there, feel free to contact me. Wish I could go, but already booked for the British Biker Coop Rally that weekend in Wisconsin.

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Post by BlueThunder » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:16 am

Yes we know. We did the eastern part of the UP last July. This year, the western UP as the main ride. However, since this is a multi-day ride, we plan on doing both.
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Re: 12th Annual MidWest Ride

Post by Wirelic » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:03 am

Hi Thunder,

Wow! I see you’re in Long Island. That’s a long ways from the UP, but happy you enjoy it up there. I’m from there, went to college at MTU in Houghton and have tons of relatives my wife & I visit regularly. Also do a lot of cycle camping there and deer hunting. I’d be happy yo direct you to great roads, places to visit and good eateries.

Personally, I enjoy traveling there in mid August. Lots less biting bugs and the blueberries are ripe all over the UP. Also, check out the UP Cruising website. They print a great guide to riding there with dozens of businesses advertising in the Guide that give discounts to bikes. I’m not sure if the 2018 is available, but you can order one online or pick one up as you enter the UP at state visitors centers.

Wish I was going. I do prefer camping to motels, but it would be great to ride with you all. Be sure to check out Rt 58 between Munising and Grand Marais. Loads of fun.

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Re: 12th Annual MidWest Ride

Post by BlueThunder » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:44 pm

Wirelic wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:03 am
Hi Thunder,

Wow! I see you’re in Long Island. That’s a long ways from the UP, but happy you enjoy it up there. I’m from there, went to college at MTU in Houghton and have tons of relatives my wife & I visit regularly. Also do a lot of cycle camping there and deer hunting. I’d be happy yo direct you to great roads, places to visit and good eateries.

Personally, I enjoy traveling there in mid August. Lots less biting bugs and the blueberries are ripe all over the UP. Also, check out the UP Cruising website. They print a great guide to riding there with dozens of businesses advertising in the Guide that give discounts to bikes. I’m not sure if the 2018 is available, but you can order one online or pick one up as you enter the UP at state visitors centers.

Wish I was going. I do prefer camping to motels, but it would be great to ride with you all. Be sure to check out Rt 58 between Munising and Grand Marais. Loads of fun.
Is it possible to join us Thursday and Friday? That would let you attend the weekend event. Would love to have you meet the group.
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Re: 12th Annual MidWest Ride

Post by Wirelic » Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:59 pm



Thunder and Gang,

I’ve rechecked my calendar and the British Biker Rally is the week following your 4 days of fun in Marquette. So, just maybe I’ll be able to ride up and join you for a day or two. However, I doubt I’ll have my Wing ready that soon, so I’ll most likely be riding my Cavalcade. I have tried to attach a photo of it and one of my 77 Bonneville. I’m new to this and hope it works. I would be tenting, or at least have my tent and bedroll along. It would be great to meet you all and maybe show you around the Kewaunaw. The pic of my Cavalcade was taken at Grand Marais, MI.
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Re: 12th Annual MidWest Ride

Post by BlueThunder » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:36 pm

By all means ride whatever is ready. We don't care what mount you bring. You can help up with the daily route planning.

Grand Mais is a very interesting town... 6 buildings, with the gas station acting as a liquor, grocery, fishing & hunting centre. Paradise is also an interesting place where the attitudes between Yoopers and Downstaters are very clear! :shock:
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Post by hebert3007 » Thu May 03, 2018 8:29 am

Wirelic wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:59 pm
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Thunder and Gang,

I’ve rechecked my calendar and the British Biker Rally is the week following your 4 days of fun in Marquette. So, just maybe I’ll be able to ride up and join you for a day or two. However, I doubt I’ll have my Wing ready that soon, so I’ll most likely be riding my Cavalcade. I have tried to attach a photo of it and one of my 77 Bonneville. I’m new to this and hope it works. I would be tenting, or at least have my tent and bedroll along. It would be great to meet you all and maybe show you around the Kewaunaw. The pic of my Cavalcade was taken at Grand Marais, MI.
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Re: 12th Annual MidWest Ride

Post by yooperfan » Sun May 20, 2018 2:15 am

A little bird told me about this trip and I just had to make it happen. Count me in. I plan to go a couple of days early to visit family and friends before the fun begins. My current plan is to stay with friends near Marquette, but tenting at the campground is also an option. MrsY joining me is a very small maybe, but never say never.

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Re: 12th Annual MidWest Ride

Post by BlueThunder » Mon May 21, 2018 6:28 pm

yooperfan wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 2:15 am
A little bird told me about this trip and I just had to make it happen. Count me in. I plan to go a couple of days early to visit family and friends before the fun begins. My current plan is to stay with friends near Marquette, but tenting at the campground is also an option. MrsY joining me is a very small maybe, but never say never.
Dave, glad to have you on board. Al forwarded your email to me.
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Re: 12th Annual MidWest Ride

Post by yooperfan » Tue May 22, 2018 3:42 pm

Thanks, I'm glad it's working out for me so I can join.



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