May 6th Update: Branson West (Missouri) Loop + 4 Great Events!!
Branson West (Missouri) Loop
The Branson West Loop is located just West of Branson Missouri and it circles the many arms of Table Rock Lake.
Starting near the Dewey Short Visitor's Center, this route heads North and West through the outskirts of Branson. The city is quickly left behind as riders begin the roller coaster ride that makes up the majority of the loop. The route drops into valleys to cross the tributaries for Table Rock Lake, then it climbs and crosses the hills into the next valley.
Near Cassville, MO, the route turns South and crosses the border into Arkansas. While in Arkansas, riders will cross the historic Beaver Bridge, pass by the entrance to the beautiful Thorncrown Chapel, and visit Eureka Springs.
Leaving Eureka Springs, this route turns South again on some more fun roads before turning back North through Berryville and crossing back into Missouri. Once back in Missouri, the route continues along the edge of the Mark Twain National Forest, past the Dogwood Canyon Nature Park and back to the starting point near Table Rock Lake.
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There are 4 big events coming up and we wanted to get these out there early so everyone has a chance to make plans to attend. Here they are:
May 19th - Route and Trip Planning Workshop - Windy City International Cycle - St. Charles, IL
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
Limited seating available, tickets are FREE! You MUST register through the ticket link in order to attend.
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 have some special discounts available for attendees.
May 22nd - Distinguished Gentleman's Ride
On Sunday, 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.
For more information about DGR, their goals, and their achievements over the last decade, visit the website - www.gentlemansride.com
This is a world-wide event that is conducted locally. If you are interested in participating, check with your local motorcycle dealers or riding groups.
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.
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!
The April 2022 Driftless Challenge is over and the winner is Mark H!
The May Driftless Challenge is active, so be sure to get your pictures in for a chance to win. Click Here for more information.
Dale and Renee