TCD Business & Planning Meeting

03/04/2018 1:00 PM - 03/04/2018 3:30 PM
3500 Marais Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073, USA 3500 Marais Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073, USA

The annual meeting of the BMWTCD at the Leo Mahany / Harold Meininger Senior Community Center.  Here's where we'll plot our adventures for the coming year.

We'll have coffee available, but we won't be having a pot-luck or other food this year.  We will be meeting for lunch beforehand, 11:30 a.m. at the Royal Oak Brewery (215 E 4th St, Royal Oak, MI 48067) if anyone is interested.

We will have our business meeting first, financial report, and risk-management discussion.  Following we will review our proposed calendar of activities and finalize our plans for the year.

We will be in room #8/9 in the Royal Oak Community Center (same as last year):

If you have time, please arrive at 12:45 to help set-up the room.

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  • 06/17/2018 9:35 AM - 06/17/2018 12:00 PM

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  • 06/22/2018 - 06/24/2018 All day

    Long standing TCD event. Half the riders are on road bikes and half have dirty GS’s. Cycle-Moore Campground, 11075 US 31 S, Interlochen, MI. Enjoy the extended daylight for great riding in Leelanau Peninsula, and then hang around the campfire into wee hours of the night. Motel options in Interlochen for those who don’t want to camp. There is an ADV ride on the Michigan ORV trail system on Friday morning up to the campground. Meet in St. John and ride up, or meet everyone at the campground. 20-45 riders.

  • 07/28/2018 - 08/04/2018 All day

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    General Route Map:

    Watch the TCD forums for posting of the official GPS routes and tracks. Here is a general look at the plan:

    We'll upload the tracks and routes as we get them finalized.  Here's a copy of the itinerary in pdf format.  It lists the camp sites  and phone numbers, it's advised to make your reservations as soon as you can.

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    This is going to be an epic week long ride, hope to see you there!

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  • 08/26/2018 All day

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    Check back on the TCD message forum for current info, updates and details.

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    • For lodging in town there are lots of options available. Quite a few of us are staying at the Redwood Motor Inn right in town next to food and everything else. They also have a large fire pit right on the property.
    • Both road and adventure GPS routes will be available on the forum for download. The road routes are around 185-200 miles and the Adv Track is 155 miles.
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    Check the TCD message forum for info, updates and details.