Ride and Event List

2019 TCD Rides and Events

  • March 12 – TCD Nite
  • April 9 – TCD Nite
  • April 20 – Maumee ADV. The TCD meets for breakfast at the Harvest Moon Cafe on Michigan Ave. south of Ypsilanti and rides down to the Maumee State Forest APV area. This is a park owned by the State of Ohio and located in Swanton, Ohio – which is just southwest of Toledo. Small area, but fun. We do a few laps then head north somewhere for lunch. Good ADV riding practice! 8-14 riders.
  • April 25-28 – Stolen Pig Rally, McCarr, KY. The Stolen Pig Rally is for street legal adventure bikes. Held at The McCoy Pig Farm semi-primitive campground. For street riding there's not a single quarter mile section of strait road in the region and plenty to see and do.
  • April 26-28 – MOA Getaway, Fontana, NC. The MOA will host another great MOA Getaway at the Fontana Village Resort on April 21-23, 2017. Come experience some of the best roads east of the Mississippi River in this lush mountain atmosphere.
  • May 3-5 – BMW Mini-Rally, Delton, MI. Annual BMW Mini Rally sponsored by the BMW Club of Battle Creek. They’re moving to a new GREAT LOCATION this year. Lots of great riding both on road and dirt/off-road. One of the best riding areas in the state. Camping on site, hotels in Hastings, MI. Several hundred in attendance.
  • May 5 – All Clubs Ride, Stockbridge, MI. Annual spring event in downtown Stockbridge, MI. Join lots of riders from all over as they converge on the Stockbridge town square to go on rides or just kick tires. (The fall event All-Clubs Day is the bigger event here, with the bike show, etc. This is the smaller, spring version) See lots of bikes and meet interesting people. 300-400 in attendance.
  • May 11 – TCD Urban Ride – Detroit, MI. Join the TCD downtown for an informal tour of the city, its heritage, ruins and future. Meet up at 9 AM for breakfast downtown with the ride after. See the Michigan Central Depot, Belle Isle, the Packard Plant and many other interesting sights. 20-40 riders.
  • May 14 – TCD Nite
  • May 18 – BMW SEM Open House. Fun, food, and motorcycles!
  • June 3 – BMW SEM Track Day – Grattan, MI
  • June 11 – TCD Nite
  • June 13-15 - BMW MOA Rally, Lebanon, TN. BMW Motorcycle Owners of American annual event. Big event, lots of BMW vendors, etc. 8,000 attendees
  • June 21-23 – BMW TCD Longest Day Ride, Interlochen, MI. 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.
  • July 6 – Washtenaw ADV Ride. Explore the dirt backroads of Washtenaw, Lapeer, and Jackson Counties. Great gravel road routes. Meet for breakfast at Inverness Inn north of Chelsea, MI about 9:00 – ride at 10. Typically 6-14 riders.
  • July 9 – TCD Nite
  • July 26-29 – TCD Road & Trail, Athens, OH. Hit the scenic, twisty, and hilly backroads in southern Ohio. We will have routes for both on-road as well as off-road. Ride the Triple Nickel and the Ohio Twisty 9 (paved roads). We also have ADV / dirt routes for the GS crowd. Ride down on Thurs, or Friday. Ride back Sunday or Monday. 6-14 riders. Good event to bring your significant other…
  • Aug 13 – TCD Nite
  • Aug 15-18 – Touratech Dirt Daze, South Pomfret, VT. The inaugural Touratech DirtDaze Rally, expected to be the biggest and best ADV motorcycle riding experience in the Eastern USA.
    Adventure motorcycle enthusiasts should expect the best of all worlds: Amazing rides for all skill levels through breathtaking landscapes on dirt, gravel and pavement, incredible presentations, onsite education and challenges, moto-vendors, factory demos, outdoor fun and the great amenities available at the Suicide Six venue.
  • Aug 18th – TCD Soar N’ Ride – Gregory, MI. Meet at the Sandhill Soaring Club field. We will stage on-road, and dirt-road rides from the field. Explore the excellent riding of western Washtenaw and Livingston Counties. Picnic planned. For those interested, people can also sign up for sail plane rides with the Sandhill Soaring Club.
  • Aug 23-24 – Owosso Vintage Event – Owosso, MI. Friday night vintage ride, and extensive vintage motorcycle display in downtown Owosso on Saturday. Great event, see lots of TCD’ers and their bikes!
  • Sept 5-8 – BMW RA Rally, Woodstock, VA. BMW Riders Association annual rally. Smaller than the MOA. 1-2,000 attendees
  • Sept 10 – TCD Nite
  • Sept 14 – TCD Thumb Run, Port Austin, MI. Annual TCD run up to Michigan’s thumb and overnight campout at Port Crescent State Park near Port Austin. Enjoy some early autumn camping and marvel at a campfire on the Saginaw Bay shore. A good time for all. Most meet at the campground. 4-16 attendees.
  • Sept 15 – All Clubs Day, Stockbridge, MI. The All (motorcycle) Clubs bike day in Stockbridge (MI, not MA). Noon to 4 PM on Sun. Sept. 16th 2018, at the village square in downtown Stockbridge (trust me, you can’t miss it!). BMW TCD will be staffing a booth at the show. Bike show, BBQ at the fire house. Thousands in attendance.
  • Sept 21 – Oakland ADV Ride, Clarkston, MI. Explore the dirt backroads of Northern Oakland County (+ Lapeer). Great gravel road routes. Meet for breakfast in Clarkston, MI
  • Sept 27-29 – TCD Color Tour, Interlochen, MI. Cycle-Moore Campground, 11075 US 31 S, Interlochen, MI. Join your fellow TCD members in enjoying Michigan fall colors in beautiful Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties. Both on and off-road GS/ADV riding. Camp at Cycle-Moore, or grab a motel in Interlochen. If the weather is good we often have 50 show up, if not 3-4. We hope for beautiful fall weather.
  • Oct 8 – TCD Nite
  • Nov 9-10 – Edmund Fitzgerald Run, East Tawas, MI. We ride up to Tawas Point State Park on Saturday. Have dinner in East Tawas, then build a camp fire you can see from the moon! Either camp at the park or grab a motel in East Tawas. Turnout is weather dependent. Last year (snow) we had one rider and 3 arrived in a car. If the weather is great we could have 25-30. Last chance to sneak a ride in for the year.