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.
As you will see the route is over 100 miles and includes some faster sections such as the Mountain Hwy. You will need to be comfortable with speeds of at least 50MPH. Unless your 50cc hauls ass this ride is probably not 50cc friendly. Please arrive at the meet up with at least a half tank of fuel. We will make one fuel stop in the town of Rainier. We will be making a brewery/cidery/bakery stop towards the end of the route and will end up the ride at Prairie Lanes, 202 E Yelm Ave, Yelm, WA 98597 for bowling. Afterwards we will make a plan for dinner and work our way to our house in Yelm, WA 98597. We will have a bonfire and Kevin will be playing some music for us throughout the evening. Everyone is encouraged to stay the night either at our house/property or at the hotel in town. Sunday we will have our meeting either at the house or maybe in town, we will leave that up to the group.
When: Saturday, March 26, 2022. Meet at 10:00, Poot at 11:00 AM
Meet at: Alfreds Cafe, 402 Puyallup Ave, Tacoma, WA 98421
Hosted by our very own El Diablo
This ride is open to all scooters, vintage and modern, and is 50 cc friendly if a top speed of 45 mph can be maintained.
We will find our way to the Puyallup river following levee road until we get to the Clark St. Bridge. Cross over the bridge to Pioneer way then up the hill or 72nd St. to Wapato Lake for a break and some pictures. Then over I-5 heading towards Lakewood. We will cross the bridge over Lake Steilacoom then on to and around lake Louise. Now we will back door into Steilacoom and have lunch and beer at The Steilacoom Pub. We will depart Steilacoom and follow the salt chuck along the bay, Chambers Bay and Chambers creek, following the coast until we get to Day Island where we will stop for another break and some pictures. After that it’s a short ride to The Beach Tavern at Titlow Beach where we can have another beer and end our day. The ride should end around 3 or 4 pm.
When: Sunday, March 6, 2022, 11:00 AM, in the Red Room
Where: Parkway Tavern, 313 N I St #1, Tacoma, WA 98403
It’s Madness. No, not that Madness. But, come down to “Our House”, this Sunday, March 6, 2022 where only insanity in the Scooter cosmos prevails. A constellation of rides and events are emerging from the grey floatsam of the first part of the year. Enjoy a wee tipple of nefarious brew and maybe a greasy gastro accompaniment while practicing the art of social interaction as we emerge from our hibernation. New potential members welcome to attend. Remember, drown Russia with your drama…