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PMRG 7th Year Celebration Ride and Picnic

  • Mar 9, 2014 · 9:00 AM
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Who would have thought that 7 years ago when this site was created, we would still be around. Lots of other groups have come and gone, but we've managed to keep riding along.

Every year we have an anniversary ride and end someplace where we can eat. But the last few years it's been tougher and tougher to find a place big enough to feed all of us. A couple of years ago, one place even cancelled at the last minute!

Jackson made a great suggestion .. why not just do another picnic?? This isn't like the November picnic though, you have to bring your own food!

But John Fox will be at the meetup spot with his truck and some coolers cooled with dry ice. Everyone is welcome to put their goodies (in well marked containers of course) in the cooler. He'll take the coolers, some charcoal, and some sodas and water and head to South Mountain. Since we won't be providing food, and we usually make extra money on the fall picnic, there is no cost for this.

Meanwhile, Slo-Poke will lead the group on a two hour ride out west of town down the Sun Valley Parkway, then head back along MC-85 and baseline to South Mountain.   It's 95 miles, so I think most everyone can make it. There are gas stations just outside of South Mountain for those that will need a fill-up before heading home.

John will get the grills ready and waiting so those that want to cook something can have at it. Probably. If things get timed well. If not, you might have to wait 10-20 minutes for things to heat up. No guarantees on that part, it's hard enough just getting everyone to leave a meetup on time!

Route Map

It takes about 40 minutes to go up and down the mountain.  We'll decide later if the group will do it before heading to the picnic area.

The picnic will be at what is called the, "Little Ramada".  It's the first right past the Park Headquarters.



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice to meet everyone good ride today :)

    1 · March 9, 2014

  • Richard

    Wow, nice day and ride. That was the most cows I've ever seen in one day. Glad they are far from my house!

    1 · March 9, 2014

  • SNARKY T.

    Great ride, nice picnic, cool ride to the top, thanks all!!

    1 · March 9, 2014

    • Mary

      Gosh I missed sitting and chatting with you girlfriend, I was grilling and all...Hopefully soon we can get together...Was good seeing you anyways :)

      March 9, 2014

    • SNARKY T.

      DITTO MARY

      March 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I missed you Pam.

    March 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Once again, excellent ride and excellent people!!

    1 · March 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time. Met a lot of nice folks and I think I will remember some more names. Hard to tell.

    2 · March 9, 2014

  • Pam A.

    I pulled into the ramada parking lot and everyone jumped on their bikes at once and left. Sorry I missed you guys, but at least I got to chat with Ernie, and Gaz, and John & Brenda, and Mary, and Mira, and a few other people.

    March 9, 2014

    • SNARKY T.

      We weren't really leaving we were going to to the top of the mountain, sorry all were gone when we got back.

      1 · March 9, 2014

    • Mary

      Pam your chocolate brownies are the bomb...Thank's for sharing :)

      1 · March 9, 2014

  • Mary

    Carl and I enjoyed the picnic seeing old friends..and nice to see new riders in the group :)

    1 · March 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The ride, the people, the companionship was awesome. Nice to meet new people very time and renew old acquaintances. Hope to see more of you all.

    1 · March 9, 2014

  • Ryno

    Really fun ride through the mountains and very good people to match. . .

    1 · March 9, 2014

  • Tony

    Great ride with wonderful weather and lots of fun. Nice to meet everyone in the group. Thanks to all those who helped put this event together!

    1 · March 9, 2014

  • Don (aka T.

    Thanks John, Brenda, Slow Poke & Randie. Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Riding with friends and food.

    1 · March 9, 2014

  • Daren

    Great twisty & scenic ride to the top & back. Nice seeing everyone on this gorgeous day. Thanks for sharing the day, everyone!

    1 · March 9, 2014

  • Bob S.

    Great ride! Great destination! Nice to see everyone.

    1 · March 9, 2014

  • Jim L.

    Fun day-perfect weather !
    Thanks to our leader John Fox & everyone that contributed in anyway. It was my wife's 1st ride with PMRG- she loved it !

    1 · March 9, 2014

  • Sherri n S.

    What a fun day! Great food and a fun ride up the mountain. Very nice first ride on South Mountain for me!

    2 · March 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a beautiful day for a ride! Lunch was fun. BUt the ride to the top of the mountain was the best. Thank you, Bill!

    1 · March 9, 2014

  • Jim B.

    Home safe, thought you went to the top and searched up there. By the time I figured out where you were, NASCAR was starting so I made it home to watch it on TV. Great ride.

    1 · March 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun fun fun , it was nice meeting you all, hope I remember some of your names!

    1 · March 9, 2014

  • Sheri a.

    Sitting this one out, have a good time

    March 9, 2014

  • Melinda

    Coming from the great Southwest, so will make my own ride to the picnic spot. Will be great to see you all again.

    March 4, 2014

    • Melinda

      That's even further west than me, lol. Gonna sit this one out and get caught up around here.

      March 9, 2014

    • Sheri a.

      Ok, think I'm going to do the same

      March 9, 2014

  • Gary A.K.A. Arizona R.

    Sorry, something came up.

    March 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live on 27th and baseline so I will meetup with you all at the base of the mountain and ride up. This will be my first time meeting this group.

    March 9, 2014

  • JIMI S.

    so sorry have to show property today..............gotta work to pay for the new bike.
    thanks save some fun for me
    miss you all
    1LT

    March 9, 2014

  • ernie

    My chopper aint done and my Indians speedo just broke tonight, I cant find a water buffalo to ride in so I guess I'll be drivin, but I'll be there.

    1 · March 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    see everyone at the 'little ramada'.

    1 · March 6, 2014

    • Daren

      Ditto.

      March 8, 2014

    • Sherri n S.

      Me too! Never been there but it shouldn't be too hard to find.

      March 8, 2014

  • Steve E

    I'm "On Call" this week so can't do the ride but I'll see you at the Little Ramada

    March 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will be at Little Ramada by 11 AM. See you there.

    March 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Starter quit. I'm grounded for a week or so. Enjoy the ride.

    March 8, 2014

  • Anthony

    Sorry to miss this, as it looks like good fun. I ride in on Tuesday and have to leave Saturday.

    March 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will meet you all at the ramada. I have an earlier appointment, then I will boogie to the ramada for the picnic. Have a safe ride!

    1 · March 8, 2014

  • Scott (Voodou )

    Got a nasty case of food poisoning.

    March 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Other than bringing our own meat to grill, is it a potluck where everyone brings a dish to pass? Or do we just bring a sack lunch for oursleves? How about plates and silverware, etc?

    January 28, 2014

    • Mary

      I'll bring extra meat to throw on the BBQ to share :)

      February 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey bill and Gigi? Was that you we waved at in Superior yesterday. Will look forward to seeing you Sunday.

      March 6, 2014

  • Mike

    Not this time.

    Ride safe - Ride often - Have fun - Lots of fun

    March 5, 2014

  • Angie P.

    I'll be working...have fun folks

    March 5, 2014

  • Vera M.

    Going camping

    1 · March 4, 2014

    • Mary

      Have a great weekend :)

      March 4, 2014

  • Mary

    Wow a "Free" picnic with people coming together to share good conversation and great memories....PRICELESS!!

    March 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone going from the east side want to meet up to head over?

    March 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would be a great ride! But I have to work the weekend shift, BOO!

    March 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Find a bike fire it up and let's ride.

    February 25, 2014

    • Mary

      Woop Woop !!

      February 26, 2014

  • Mary

    Looks Like an awesome turn out...Looking forward to seeing everyone ;)

    1 · February 20, 2014

  • Bill (aka slow p.

    Sorry we have NOT obtained a beer permit. The cost is $26. If there is enough interest post here and we'll see what we can do.

    January 28, 2014

    • Sherri n S.

      I agree with Ernie. In this state even one beer can cost you your license. Plus it really isn't a good idea.

      1 · February 17, 2014

    • Bill (aka slow p.

      No worries Ernie and Sherri. No interest expressed so NO BEER!

      February 17, 2014

  • ernie

    I hope to have my chopper trike finnished by then, if not I'll show up on the old Indian.

    2 · February 17, 2014

  • Mary

    Carl and I will be there with smiles :)

    1 · January 27, 2014

    • SNARKY T.

      LOL Smiles is a given with you my friend, you always come with that!!!!

      1 · January 29, 2014

    • Mary

      Love you Terri ;)

      1 · January 29, 2014

  • Vendys

    Will fly back to Europe this day :-(...

    1 · January 27, 2014

    • Vendys

      Thanks John, but wouldn't to go nor Sat...have to store my bike and pack a baggage, so enjoy this event, will think of you all...

      1 · January 29, 2014

  • Maineax

    Brother and his wife in town thawing out that weekend.

    January 28, 2014

    • Maineax

      MJ ya had to say that. Got a dozen 2 pounders for a boil and some clam bellies being Fed Ex'd overnight Friday for Saturday. Salt air and Whoopies are all thats missing. Oh ya I did get a bottle of Moxie as well.

      January 29, 2014

    • MJ W.

      Now I am jealous! I can bring the Whoopies there, along with a spray bottle of Sea Salt & Water! My daughter concocted some mixed drinks with Moxie, let me know if you want the recipes!

      1 · January 29, 2014

  • Mike

    Great idea, just too far off at this time to give a yea or nay.

    January 27, 2014

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