Massachusetts Chapter 2
Chapter Events for 2005
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Sunday, January 23, 2005: Officers' ride planning meeting
SNOWED OUT! The blizzard of '05 kept us from getting together... we'll have more riides online soon.
Saturday, January 29, 2005: Mass State Representative‘s Meeting.
Massachusetts Chapter Officers' meeting 1:00 p.m. at the Boylston Fire Station.
Saturday, February 5, 2005: Northeast Motorcycle Expo in Boston.
Our guy's day out via train to Boston for the Motorcycle Show was quite an adventure. All you have to do is board one wrong bus and you get to visit just about every neighborhood in the city trying to find where you are supposed to be!
Sunday, February 6, 2005: Winter Pot-luck and sledding party.
Could the ground hog have been wrong? It was near 50 degrees and just a gorgeous day for our Winter Gathering!
Saturday, February 19, 2005: Ontario 7 Winter Frolic
Alway a lot of fun with all our friends up north. The Halifax Restoration Project at the airbase is coming along great, had a few toddies to break the cold, went to the ice festival and watched some hockey in town, and then danced the night away at the Frolic!
Sunday, March 6, 2005: Americade Planning Meeting
It still may be snowing and cold, but getting together to talk about Americade sure feels good! Remember that the Red Knights have a Wednesday seminar, Wednesday evening dinner at Roaring Brook, open house at the Lake George FD on Thursday, and participate in the Saturday parade.
Saturday, March 19, 2005: Boston Train Ride
What a great day to be in the city... Temperatures in the 40's, lot's of sun and lot's of fun! Qunicy Market, a historic review of the city via a Trolley Ride, and a fantastic dinner at Mother Anna's.
Saturday, April 2, 2005: Rhode Island Chapter 1 - Annual Spring Fling
I's Rhodies' annual dinner dance at the Coventry Elks right next to the Best Western. Proceeds go to the Tomorrow Fund at Children's Hospital.
Saturday, April 9, 2005: Athol “River Rat Race Parade” and RK Brunch afterward
What a beautiful spring day! It was a great way to start our riding season together - lot's of people watching the parade, a great brunch at Johnson's Sugar House, and a ride through parts of south-western New Hampshire. Evensaw people who were doing yard work stop and watched us pass by. You know they were thinking, "boy I wish I were with them!"
Sunday, April 17, 2005: Pot Luck and Spring Meeting.
A great spring day to gather, conduct some RKMC business, and get ready for our fun-packed riding season.
Saturday, April 30, 2005: Flying Pigs and Butterflies.
The April rains kept us from our ride but we'll reschedule the ride for some BBQ at “Holy Smokes” and enjoy the sites, sounds, and roads in the Connecticut River Valley.
Friday, May 6 to Sunday, May 8, 2005: Cape Cod Dutch Treat Weekend
We weren't into hurricane season but you couldn't prove it by us!! Rain, rain, and more rain with winds up to 60 mph all weekend! Most of us headed to the Cape on four wheels and took advantage of the Heritage House pool and jucuzzi for the weekend!
Sunday, May 22, 2005: Come Watch the Dogs Run.
Rained out again! Where's the sun?
June 6-11, 2005: Americade @ Lake George, N.Y.
HOT, HOTTER, HOTTEST! Yes, it was a hot week. Here are some pics.
Sunday, June 19, 2005: Father’s Day Picnic Ride
We had a handful of bikes for a leisurely day riding around the Quabbin with a stop at the Hardwick Winery, a picnic
lunch at the Enfield Lookout at the Quabbin Reservation and a post-lunch visit to the Swift River Valley Historical Society.
June 24-26, 2005: New England Fire Chief's Show
The Red Knights had many visitors at our information booth at the Fire Chief‘s Show... it's a great way to get new interest in our club! Thanks to Steve Mickle, Ed Brouillet, Dana Robertson, brenda & Mark Kerr, and Bob Laford for helping out at the booth. Here's a pic from the show.
Sunday, June 26: . Molly Bish Ride
This charity ride is to raise money for the Molly Bish Foundation for missing and exploited children. Thousands of riders braved the heat for support of the Bish family and the Molly Bish Foundation.
Tuesday, June 28, 2005: Raffle Drawing at the Ice Cream Ride
Even with hot/humid weather and drizzly skies we had seven bikes and a handful of four-wheelers (20 people total) for a quick stop at Kay's for an ice cream after our drawing.
July 1-3, 2005: White-water Rafting on the Kennebec River in Maine.
Unfortunately, this year's ride down the river has been cancelled because of some scheduling conflicts. We'll try again next year!
July 2, 2005: Finally a great day for a ride!
Mother Nature has not been very cooperative this year when it comes to riding days! But this weekend was a great one so we got out to ride. Rode down the Connecticut River Valley with a stop atop Mount Holyoke, some great BBQ at Holy Smokes, and then a ride out to the Berkshires and back via the Mohawk Trail.
Saturday, July 9, 2005: Red Knights Pig Roast
Tropical Storm Cindy passed through overnight, but the rain was done and the roads started to dry before we headed out for our ride. The pig roast was great... lot's of food, bocci and horseshoes too. Thanks to Deb and Steve, our hosts.
Saturday, July 23, 2005: Baseball — NH Fisher Cats versus the Portland Sea Dogs
It was a great day for a ride and everyone thought it was a good day for a ballgame. Nice ride up into New Hampshire... to find the game had sold out before we arrived! So we had a nice dinner and rode some more.
Sunday, July 24, 2005 : RK Mass-4 Poker Run
Saturday, July 30, 2005 : DAKIN Animal Shelter’s Ride for the Animals
Saturday, August 6, 2005: Summertime Breakfast Ride
It was a nice summer's morning... for a ride and breakfast in Bernardston and to send our friends off to the Convention.
August 11-14, 2005: Red Knights' Convention in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Congratulations to Mass-2 member Ed Brouillet on his re-election as International President.
August 19 & 20, 2005: Ashburnham Fire Department ’s 150th Anniversary Celebration
Congratulations to all the members of the Ashburnham Fire Department... great job! We had 26 RK Bikes help us lead the apparatus parade through the town.
Sunday, August 21, 2005: Ride for Kids
Congraulations to the riders who braved the early morning rain and brought over $61,000 in donations to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation!
Saturday, August 27, 2005: Anheuser - Bush Tour
A small contingent took advantage of the fine late-summer weather for a ride into southern New Hampshire and a tour of the Anheuser - Bush brewery.
Sunday, September 4, 2005: Labor Day Weekend Cookout at the Kilhart’s Camp
Couldn't have asked for better weather! And it was a great afternoon of relaxing and enjoying the restful scenery of Long Lake in Royalston.
September 8-11, 2005: Killington Classic in Killington, VT
A new rally that is quickly become the one to attend in the fall! What great weather, fantastic roads to ride, and a lot of friends too !
Saturday, September 17, 2005: Find your way through the Maze at the Davis’ Farm
Rained out! I think the cornfield would probably be a bit swampy .
Sunday, October 2, 2005: Breakfast at the Jaffrey Fire Station
Oops - We had the wrong date. Jaffrey's breakfast is Sunday, October 9 this year (same as the Apple Pie Ride and Fall Meeting).
Sunday, October 9, 2005: Apple Pie Festival in Dummerston, Vermont
Over seven inches of rain from a passing tropical storm fell in a 24 hour period before our scheduled ride. So the roads were wet... lot's of leaves... and no apple pie this year!
Saturday, October 15, 2005: Breakfast Club and Salem Witches
MORE RAIN! They say that October '05 is one of the rainiest on record... and our ride schedule supports that. We did meet (in four wheels) for our first Saturday Breakfast Club but the weather damped our spirits for riding to Salem.
Saturday, October 29, 2005: Halloween Costume Party and Pot Luck
Sunday, November 6, 2005: Polar Bear Ride
What a surprise... the weather man lied to us! He said 70 degrees and sunny adn it was 49 degrees and cloudy. Oh well we still had a good ride and a nice lunch... with a birthday cake celebrating Ed B's birthday too.
Sunday, December 11, 2005: Red Knights Christmas Party and Yankee Swap
A great day, lot's of food, fun, stories, and friends.
ICE CREAM RIDES!
On the fourth Tuesday during the months of May, June, July, August, and September we'll be meeting at the Westminster Fire Station at 6:30 p.m. for the same thing. Let's investigate how many ice cream shops there are in Central Massachusetts! That's May 24, June 28 , July 26, August 23, and September 27.
What a great idea for those hot summer evenings!
RK Breakfast Club!
If we're not doing Ice Cream... let's make it Breakfast!
On the third Saturday during the months of October through April we'll be meeting at the Westminster Fire Station at 8:00 a.m. to investigate different restaurants for breakfast! That's January 15, February 19, March 12, April 16, October 15, November 19, and December 17.
(March is the 2nd Saturday)
Other Chapters, Rides, and Clubs, for 2005:
Red Knights' Links
Massachusetts Red Knight Rides
New England Ride for Kids!
Saturday, July 9th
Charity Motorcycle Ride Benefiting
Child & Family Service /North Quabbin and the Athol Lions Club
8-10 am Registration
10 am Escorted ride through all nine scenic towns of North Quabbin
12-3 pm Rally at Child & Family Service
(at the Bedroom Factory in Orange, Mass. - Route 2A - West Main Street)
Goldwing Road Riders Massachusetts District
Massachusetts Chapter W GWRRA (Northbridge)
Massachusetts Chapter D GWRRA (Springfield)
Massachusetts Chapter M (Fichburg/Leominster)
New Hampshire Chapter E GWRRA
Visit the Leominster H.O.G.'s
on-line for information on their rides.
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