OKAY, here it is...the frst fund raising event to support the rally here in Morton in August of 2014. It's going to be a variation on the traditional "Poker Run" heading up to the edge of the metropolitan Tacoma area. May as well let people up that way know about riding options out here in the country.
I have this set up so that there is at least 30 minutes riding between stops. Don't know about you, but I hate going on a run where the next stop is only 15 minutes away. The route is 110 miles long, and except for the last two stops, there is at least 30 minutes between stops.
It starts at the Bucksnort Pub here in the heart of "Beautiful Downtown" Morton. Right at the flashing yellow light on Main Street. (Hard to miss the place...it has an old K model Harley up on the roof.) From the Bucksnort, it's a run into Pierce County, and up to the Pour House in Eatonville. From there, it's another 30 minutes to Uncle Sam's in Spanaway ( a VERY nice biker bar with a HUGE back yard and stage area.) After leaving Uncle Sam's the route runs through the town of Roy, and out to McKenna to Walt's Place right on the Pierce/Thurston County line. Once you have your score from Walt's, you ride back to Elbe to the Elbe Bar & Grill before heading back to Morton to get your final roll back at the Bucksnort.
After the final stop at the Bucksnort, everyone (who wants to) is going to putt down the street to the local Moose Lodge for a Spaghetti feed. Once there, we'll have the drawing for a 50/50 raffle. All to raise money to help cover the cost of liability insirance the City of Morton says we need before giving us final permission to hold the rally in town.
Keeping my fingers crossed that this has a decent turn-out and good weather. Once the folks up north see some of the roads to be ridden down this way, maybe they'll come to some of our other runs this summer. There will be several of them. Each with a different route into a completely different area. We even have one that will cross three mountain passes (all from 4,500 to 5,200 ft elevation) along its route. That'll be a bit over a 200 mile route through some amazing countryside.
I hope some of you can make it this way to enjoy the rides. It ought to be a good time.
Catch ya on the road sometime...