Two quick updates:
Our 1st Wednesday bike night for July falls on the 4th. Due to the Holiday we will reschedule to our old 3rd Wednesday date which is: Wednesday July the 18th.
2nd *early warning*
For our big fall trip, Eureka Springs was suggested & we have a handful who want to go. This will be a 4 day trip & the time frame is late September, as the FTW Pride Parade is in early October and late October has put frost on our bikes in the past. An official date has not been decided yet. There is no official hotel to stay in as some of us might be renting a cabin or house. It’s a small town so anywhere you stay is within a mile or two and FYI, not sure if I just missed this in the past or if it’s new, but you can stay in a tree house style cabin. There are LOTs of unique options.
One thing that will change this time is I will be riding up there and I’ll be planning a route that is more scenic than taking the highway. We may pass over the Talihina Scenic Byway and will definitely ride the full pig trail route from beginning to end (starts on I-40, ends in E.S.) Estimated 400+ miles & 8 hours.
For those of you who don’t know Eureka Springs:
“Eureka Springs is a city in the Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas. It’s known for the preserved Victorian buildings of its Historic District, such as the Palace Bath House, Basin Park Hotel and Crescent Hotel, all built around the city’s natural springs.”
It is 400 miles away from McKinney Tx taking the highways or back roads so if you choose to ride make sure you will be comfortable in doing so. My first time I rode this on my old Ninja zx-14 and it was tough.
E.S. has done an impeccable job of keeping all the corporates out of town, it is probably 90% mom and pop shops. Built on the side of a mountain, the main route in town zig-zags back and forth as it makes its way up to the Cresson Hotel at the very top. The town is a perfect match for us as it is not only very biker friendly, it is also very gay friendly. They have 3 annual diversity events a year and a couple of gay bars in town.
We have been up there probably a half a dozen times over the years and it is always a blast. ...
Hey ya'll, anyone riding this weekend, just got bike back up and running, I've posted in several riding groups, seeing what works best... ...