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May 18th: 4 Big Events Start Tomorrow Night + Challenge Update!

Get your gear on and head on out to some of the great events that are starting this week!

1. Tomorrow Night!! May 19th - Route and Trip Planning Workshop - Windy City International Cycle - St. Charles, IL - All Brands Welcome!!

Space is Limited to Sign Up to Reserve Your Spot for this FREE Event! Please sign up through the ticket link in order to attend.

The Ride Leaders from the Chicago Region BMW Club are excited to announce they are hosting a workshop at Windy City International Cycle in St. Charles, IL! They will be presenting basic information on planning routes using Garmin Basecamp as well as a variety of other programs. You will also learn how to get routes added to your Garmin GPS so that you may use them for motorcycle travel! All of your questions will be answered accompanied by hands-on assistance with the Garmin GPS units.

Please bring your cell phone, laptop, and GPS unit so that you can gain the most from this hands-on workshop!

Refreshments will be provided.

6:30 pm - Doors Open 7:00 pm - Workshop Begins

Dale will be one of the presenters at this event and will be available to answer your questions after the presentation. Driftless Roads USA will also be giving away a FREE ROUTE to all attendees.

2. May 22nd - Distinguished Gentleman's Ride

On Sunday, (This Weekend!!!) May 22nd, 2022, The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride will return after celebrating 10 years of riding dapper! Over 120,000 distinguished gentlefolk in 750 cities worldwide don their finest attire, ready their engines, and press their tweed before sitting astride their classic and vintage styled motorcycles to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer and men's mental health.

Dale will be participating in this year's ride in Davenport, Iowa. Please be sure to check out this ride and contribute if possible to this great cause.

For more information about DGR, their goals, and their achievements over the last decade, visit the website -

If you want to participate, please go to the link above to find a ride in your area!

And Stay Dapper!!

3. June 11th - Illinois Bikers Against Bullying Ride/Rally - Utica, IL

Join the Illinois Bikers Against Bullying on the 1st Annual Awareness Ride and Rally. Take a scenic ride to Jamie's Outpost in Utica, Ill. There you will receive a complimentary burger and fries. The cost to ride is $30 per bike and all proceeds will go towards raising awareness of the effects bullying has on our children.

For more information about this event, please visit their Facebook Page.

4. June 18th - Battle Brothers Homeless Veterans Ride - St. Charles/Aurora, IL

The Battle Brothers event team have worked hard to put together a ride with more for less, More fun less money. This is also a great cause to support as all proceeds go towards the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans, a Great Cause to Support!

Registration starts at 9:00 am at Evergreen Pub 1400 W. Main St Charles and is $25 with no passenger fee. There will be live music during registration, a Bike Blessing at 10:45 am and then Kick Stands Up at 11:00 am

During the ride there will be one stop. When you go inside to buy a drink, you will get a raffle ticket and winner will be chosen before the ride continues.

The ride ends at the Aurora Athletic Club and the afterparty begins. There will be more live music by Southern Jack, free food, and several vendors. Drinks are available and there are sure to be specials available that day.

Driftless Roads USA will be among the vendors at this event. We are happy to support this cause and we look forward to seeing you all there!

Driftless Challenge Update:

May is half over and we only have a few Driftless Challenge entries.

If anyone needs further encouragement, we just wanted to show you the exclusive sticker that monthly winners will get in addition to another great prize:

So send in your pictures for a chance to win a great prize and one of these exclusive stickers!

See you on the road soon!

Until then, Ride Safe

Dale and Renee

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