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.
What: The Valentines Day Ride When: Monday, February 14, 2022 Meet at: Burs Restaurant – 6151 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood at 10:30 AM
All are invited to the February Firkin Monthly Club Ride!!!Monday the 14th is Valentines Day and it’s time for a little romance between your tires and the road on a little escape… to Anderson Island. If you love your scooter – call into work and let your employer know you have plans! Meet at Burs Restaurant – (6151 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood) for b/lunch at 10:30 a.m. Ferry leaves at 12:10 p.m. for the island. Motorcycle fare is $10.81 roundtrip. While there: we will find a spot for picnic of bubbly, caviar & chocolate. We will also see if the country club is open and maybe find out why some plots of land are only $12,000. Return trip is at 3:15. Once back on land the ride will continue to Bar Rosa (1202 S 11th St., Tacoma) to meet up with anyone who could not make it to the island. Should be there around 4:30. XOXO the Firkins
What: Squires Ride When: Saturday, January 22, 2022. Meet at 11:00 AM, Poot at Noon Meet: Alfred’s Café, 402 Puyallup Ave, Tacoma, WA 98421
Eric V. will be leading a wee jaunt in what looks to be hospital weather for this time of year. This ride is open to all riders and all bikes both Vintage and Modern. The tour will meander up towards Brown Point where a pit stop for adult refreshments will be entertained. There will be a return flight back into town via Milton. This is a good opportunity to identify those mysterious ailments your scoots have adopted over the winter while secluded in dark dusty storage….
When: Sunday, January 30, 2022. Meet at 10:15 AM, Poot at 11:30 AM
Meet: Rock the Dock, 535 Dock St #118, Tacoma, WA 98402
As the title suggests, this will be rubbish. Due to the usual unpredictable and inhospitable nature of January, there will probably only be an hour, if that, of riding navigating the lesser traveled byways of Tacoma ending at a suitable stop for adult Pop. This is a rare 50 cc friendly excursion. If you don’t want to ride but would like to gather at the endpoint, contact me privately for the location…