March 9th 2013 Meeting Recap

Woodstock Spyder Ryders
March 9th 2013 Meeting Recap

Riding Schedule

We are planning our calendar to include a couple of rides with Barrington’s High Road Riders.
This is a very well organized riding group out of Willow Creek Church.
In order to attend these rides you will have to register on High Road Riders website. to approve their ride waiver and register for any future rides.

March 23rd 9:00 am – 11:30 am The High Road Riders are offering a Group Riding Safety Seminar.
We all know that riding a motorcycle carries an element of risk with it. When riding in a group there is additional skills and considerations needed to keep all participating riders safe. In order to provide the safest riding environment possible, we are asking our riders to attend this important seminar to improve your group riding skills.

June 1st & 2nd Wisconsin Winery Tour Ride
Jeff & Karen Woodward will be going on a winery tour ride on June 1st and 2nd along the Mississippi River on the Great River Road. This is a two day, three state, ride with stops at 6 wineries for wine tasting and food sampling. We will not have time to stop at all 9 wineries on the full tour but 6 should be plenty of wine.
You can sign up for the wine and food testing or for those designated drivers, you can sign up just to taste test the food. Those doing the wine tasting get a glass and a case that holds 6 wine bottles at the first stop.

May 17th– 19th Madison’s BMW Club Great River Road Rally
Bruce and Angela Bowman are offering a ride sponsored by Madison BMW Club
A lot of great roads and camping in the area.
For more info

There were some great suggestions by the group for future rides that will be finalized by our next April 13th meeting.

Spyderfest April 24th – April 28th

There are a few members who have registered to attend Spyderfest 2013 in Ozark Missouri.
Al, Debbie, Jim and Lisa will be leaving on Monday April 22nd spreading the travel time within 3 days.
The travel itinerary is as follows.
We will leave from RT. 176 & Fairfield Rd. in Mundelein.
Monday April 22nd arriving late afternoon in Jacksonville Illinois (248 miles)
1st overnight
200 Comfort Drive
Jacksonville, IL 62650
(217) 245-8372

Tuesday April 23, we will travel to our 2nd destination of Rolla, Missouri. (200 miles)
We will be spending some time in nearby Cuba, Missouri sightseeing and dinner.
2nd Overnight
1207 Kingshighway St.
Rolla, MO 65401
(573) 341-3700

We will be meeting a few members in Rolla on Tuesday evening for those riders who are doing a two ride.

Wednesday, April 24 we will group ride on to Springfield Missouri arriving at the registration point at Pitbull Powersports then on to our hotels.

Thursday, April 25th Trip to Branson Missouri April 26th Special Group Ride
Since the group wasn’t interested in the planned drag racing portion of Spyderfest we are offering a day in Branson. A little sightseeing and maybe a show or two. Jim Potts and his friend who lives locally will be guiding a special tour for our group on Friday.

Lambert’s Pit Stop Ozark Missouri 1800 W. State Hwy J, Ozark, MO
Jim Potts has set up base for our group behind the famous Lambert’s Café, the “Home of Throwed Rolls”.
This is a base we will be using to meet and just hang out when things have quieted down.
And yes Jim will bring his guitar for a little jamming.
We have extended an invite for Thursday evening at 8:00 pm to our local surrounding Spyder states of Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and even Pennsylvania to stop over and meet our group

Info to Register and Hotel accommodations for Spyderfest 2013 can be found at www.


The group has agreed to go forward with the designs that were presented at the meeting.
There was much discussion as far as color and style of the T-Shirt.
The Hi Viz T-Shirt at this time is not going to be offered as it was contested by the group.
The two popular colors per our signup sheet are Blue and Grey with more people opting for Blue.
There was also a request for both long sleeve and short sleeve which Jim will contact American Graphics to see if that could be an option to have both styles of shirts.

If you wish to order a T-Shirt and not present at our meeting please contact Jim Gutierrez via email with your size and we will get your order in.

We hope to have the T-Shirts in hand before our next April 13th Meeting.
Payment will be due at our next meeting. Pricing yet to be determined

BRP Owners Event June 13th & 14th Maggie Valley, North Carolina
This June 13 and 14 marks the sixth anniversary of one of the most fun and exciting Can-Am Spyder events in North America! And, to celebrate the sixth year of holding this event, we are heading back to the location of one of our most successful owner events: Maggie Valley. The feedback was overwhelming and positive – you wanted to head back to the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee. So, come join fellow Can-Am Spyder owners and officials from BRP and enjoy everything the area has to offer – including unmatched vistas over every bend of the road. Register for the event for food, fun and fellowship with Spyder owners just like you!
For more information on what to explore in the area, please visit the following: Maggie Valley Tourism Office
The center of activities will be the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds.


Our special guest Pete Drazen demonstrated his pinstriping skills on a few Spyders. There were plenty of questions and a few Spyders that have scheduled some pinstriping with Pete at Jim Potts shop. If you’re interested in still having a you Spyder pinstriped here’s the info to contact Pete.

Pete Drazen
1701 Jefferson, Union IL
(815) 923-2997

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