What: Shaun’s Annual Rubbish Ride or Hot Box – Taco – Desert
When: Sunday, January 22, 2023, 10:00 AM, Poot at 11:00 AM
Where: Speed-E Mart, 1115 S 19th St, Tacoma, WA 98405
Yes, it’s that time of year for Shauns’ Rubbish Ride. Why is it Rubbish? Because there’s not much riding. This year we are going to sample some delicacies from a convenience store hot box, some delectable treats from a local Taco Truck and replenish our palates with desert at a higher end establishment. Be brave. The initial meet will be at the Speed-E mart on the corner of 19th and MLK in the shadow of Saint Joes which boasts an impressive selection of hot box morsels. You can even wash these down with airplane bottles of Barefoot Chardonnay, maybe some 20/20 or grab that Olde 800 from the back of the cabinet… Once our palates have been assailed we’ll navigate a circuitous route to Rico’s Taco Truck to sample their Taco delights. Finally, we’ll adjourn to Coopers to re-energize our taste buds with refined desert whether that be cocktails or cake..!!
What: Annual Firkin Christmas Party Where: Rex and Terry’s Christmas Grotto When: Saturday, December 10th, 5:00 PM — ?
Once again, Rex and Terry have offered to open their delicious home to the annual Firkin Christmas Party on Saturday, December 10 from 5:00 PM until everyone is suitably goofed up on Egg Nog… As always, this is open to all of our friends in the scooter community whether you ride or not including, but not limited to the Meow SC, Squires, FYSC, Malportados, etc. Bring a delectable dish to share, beverages of your own disposition and a white elephant gift not to exceed $30.00. (Note: If you are unsure of the address, please seek out your favorite Firkin Elf…)
Hey It’s the October Firkin Ride and Karen and Lars are Hosting at the compound…!
When: Sunday October 30, 9:00 am – 11:00 brunch 11:00 am leave for TBD ride
Where: The Compound (Ping your Favorite Firkin for the Address)
Specs: Bring your appetite for all food provided waffles, fruit, eggs, cheeses & breads, coffee and mimosas! Note: There is some limited cover in the event of Liquid Sunshine… Everyone welcome, riding or not More info to come…
Monthly Meeting and Ride… We are going to have a ride this Sunday and hold the meeting either at lunch or upon return.
What: Last Chance to Wear White Pants Ride
When: Sunday, September 4, 2022. Meet at 10:00 AM, Poot at 10:30(ish)
Meetup: South Sound Scooters, 1938 Market St, Tacoma, WA 98402
*** 50 cc Friendly ***
Our very own Sakutta Sensei (Jason) has invited you to flash your white pants for one last gasp before Labor Day. We’ll take a bleached like ride over to Vashon, avoiding muddy puddles, grease and seagull bombs to convene at a local establishment in Town for plates of very dry food..! The afternoon will be a delightful meander around the Island before heading back to Tahlequah. Prizes will be awarded for the pants that still require sunglasses to gaze upon…
Meet at: Unique Bakery, 925 Market St, Tacoma, WA 98402
This will be led by our very own Sakutta Sensei. Savor some scrumptious breakfast Crepe Suzette(s) before we take a languid bonne journee through the countryside towards Sumner where we will relish in the salty pleasures of some savory Crepes for Lunch. The afternoon will be wrapped in a tapestry of mystereuse with au revoirs exchanged at Bob’s Java Jive at the fin de la journée….
Where: Parkway Tavern, 313 N I St #1, Tacoma, WA 98403
Is that a hint of Summer? Is your scooter puttering with excitement? There are only two meetings remaining before the T-Town Flotilla so please bring your designs for branding/patches and T-Shirts and be prepared to discuss the minutiae. Franks FFG ride is on the horizon and we’ll need to remind ourselves what we are doing in July. Potential New Members are very welcome to attend..! Just leave your drama in the Highway Patrol car that isn’t pursuing you….
What: Friday, the 13th Ride: A Celebration of Dawn When: May, Friday 13th, 2022. Meet for lunch at Noon. Meet At: Harbor Lights, 2761 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402
Noon: Meet for a spot of lunch at Harbor Lights on Ruston Way before we head out for a brief stop at the secret ‘Mermaid Cove’ for a moment of silence before resuming the ride to one of Dawn’s favorite haunts, Cockrell Cider in Puyallup.
3:00 PM: Cockrell Cider, 6613 114th Ave Ct E, Puyallup, WA 98372. Hoist a glass to Dawn before we ride back into to town for a special cider night at the Parkway
5:30 PM: The Parkway Tavern (313 N I St #1, Tacoma, WA 98403) will be hosting a special cider night in Dawn’s Honor…
Note: Patches will only be available only in person. However, you may privately DM the Firkin Scooter club to reserve ONE.
A little History about the Friday the 13th Motorcycle Meetup.
The Friday the 13 Motorcycle Rally was inaugurated in Port Dover, Ontario, Canada back in 1981. A Motorcycle Rally is held every Friday the 13th throughout the year with approximately 100, 000 bikers lining the shores of Lake Erie.
Years ago, before the world embarked on its drug induced trip into apocalyptic stupidity, Dawn decided it would be great fun to emulate this event in Tacoma inviting not just Motorcycles to attend but to include all two wheeled motorized vehicles of conveyance including but not limited to Scooters of the combustion engine variety. Since 2016, Dawn organized this event on every Friday the 13th, whether it was the frozen wasteland of winter or the unpredictability of summer with just a little help from the Firkin Scooter Club. We thought this would be a most apropos occasion to Celebrate the wonderful life and influence Dawn had on a great many us.