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• The Experienced Rider Club: We Ride... 

Welcome to the Minnesota Motorcycle Touring Club (MMTC). MMTC seeks fun challenging paved roads that are twisty and winding with a variety of curves and terrain. There will be roads that are not well marked, with blind or decreasing radius corners, occasional unpaved or sandy patches and other interesting and complex features.

The MMTC is for experienced riders with good technical riding skills who enjoy riding 250 to 350 miles per day. Rides are mostly on Saturdays from April to November, with some additional rides. Most rides are in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Multiple day rides could go anywhere.

On a typical ride the quicker riders will migrate to the front.  The ride leader will pause at stop signs and turns to allow the group to reform.  Groups are usually 8 to 12 riders; if there are more riders than that we will break up into multiple groups.  Riders new to the club begin their first club ride in the back half of the group until they are familiar with the group and riding style.  If they wish to move up at one of the breaks they should check with the ride leader prior to doing so.

Rides are posted as either a moderate or technical pace rides.  All members are welcome to participate on all rides because all riders will be riding a pace that is comfortable for them. Ride pace is defined by the approximate speed in the curves above the posted advisory speeds as follows:

• Moderate pace: Plus 10 to 20 MPH. 

• Technical pace: Plus 15 to 25 MPH. 

The straights are generally at or near the speed limit.

Established technical riding skills are required to safely participate in MMTC rides.  Those skills include:

·  Rides their own ride and has the self-discipline to ride with faster riders without the need to keep up

·  Proper use of brakes approaching curves and corners, does not routinely brake in curves and corners

·  Establishes and holds a good cornering line with appropriate lean angle

·  Does not cross the center line or fog line

·  Does not have a need to be ostentatious or show off

Membership is open to experienced adult riders who possess solid technical riding skills, regardless of motorcycle brand. Basic members may enjoy a couple of rides per year.  Paid members may participate in all club activities.  Paid member dues are $20.00 for a member or family annually.  Membership dues are used to fund the website as well as other club activities.

Safety is important.  Drugs and alcohol use is not permitted on club rides.  Participants are required to wear a DOT approved motorcycle helmet and motorcycle specific designed motorcycle jacket.  Although not required it is encouraged that in addition to the above required safety equipment, motorcycle specific designed riding pants, boots and gloves also be worn.


 What are the club rules? 

We prefer to call them guidelines. Be safe, be respectful, and have fun. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted.  Participants are required to wear a DOT approved motorcycle helmet and motorcycle specific designed motorcycle jacket. 


What happens if the weather is bad?

If the ride is canceled the web site will be updated early in the morning the day of the ride. Remember that there is always a 30% chance of rain in Minnesota. Think of it as 70% chance of no rain! Bring rain gear just in case. 

How long has the MMTC been around?

In 1989 Rider Magazine offered to sponsor clubs and several people got together and started Minnesota Rider Motorcycle Touring Club. The club eventually transitioned into what is now the MMTC.

If you are a potential new member please answer the profile questions completely.  We really do wish to get to know a bit about you before you make the effort to ride with us.  We may ask some follow-up questions if your member profile is light on detail.

If you are an experienced rider with solid technical riding skills and this type of riding appeals to you, please join us for a ride.


"When life throws you a curve, lean into it!

We're 88 Motorcycle Riders

New members must be approved by the Organizer

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Saturday, August 26, 2017 9:00 AM

    CRA Superbike Racing at BIR

    12 Motorcycle Riders attending
  • Friday, October 13, 2017 9:00 AM

    Fall Color Ride To Spring Green

    3 Motorcycle Riders attending
 
Founded Mar 20, 2008

Organizers:

Tim Lindgren, Al Lundquist, Mike Rock
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