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Jul 17th 2018, 08:50 AM   #1
 
  Jan 2016
  Kennewick

  2014 FJR-ES
Return to Baker City - 2018

Last May we had a warm and sunny Spring Ride to Kamiah, ID to kick off the 2018 riding season and this year's sunny Fall ride will again be to Baker City, Oregon on Friday, September 7 through Sunday, September 9.

For those unfamiliar with the Baker City ride, Baker City is one of our favorite riding destinations. It is a historic town in east central Oregon and pretty easy to get to from the Tri-Cities, one option is to get on the freeway and follow the signs south, another option is to take the long way through the mountains on some of the best motorcycling roads in the Northwest.

There are several "long" ways to get to Baker City, most are about 220-250 miles and will take 5-7 hours depending on speed and stops. Our hosts at Baker City will again be the Oregon Trail Motel located at 211 Bridge Street. It is an older but very biker friendly motel and a short walking distance to downtown. We have group rates of $43.52 for a room with one bed, $59.84 for a room with 2 beds. These rates include taxes and a small breakfast although they are a bump in cost from the very low rates we have had in prior years. You are responsible for making (and canceling) your reservation, just call the Oregon Trail at 541-523-5844 or 888-523-5882 and tell them you are part of "Steve's Ride". If the person taking the reservation doesn't know about Steve's Ride continue making the reservation and you will get the group rate when you check in.

I plan to lead a group for anyone wanting to do a group ride and will leave the Clearwater Starbucks' parking lot at 9:00 AM on September 7. Please post in this thread if you are interested in participating in this ride and if you are interested in riding with my group on September 7. Those with schedule conflicts that can't make the Friday ride are welcome to join the group on Saturday in Baker City.

It should be noted that the fire season has begun and many have opted to skip this ride in previous years because of health concerns about potential smoke but for whatever reason, smoke has never been a health or safety issue and last year we had totally clear skies the entire weekend. Hopefully, we will enjoy those clear skies again this year.

See you in Baker City....Ride Safe.
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Edited by mcrider007 on Jul 18th 2018 at 04:33 PM
Jul 17th 2018, 11:56 AM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Oregon Coast

  2017 BMW R1200RT
Great riding in the area. I have already put vacation time on our team calendar. Last year much of the state was either on fire or plagued with lots of smoke so I abandoned the planned trip. Hoping to make it this year.
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Edited by coastrider on Jul 17th 2018 at 11:57 AM Reason: typo
Jul 21st 2018, 11:29 AM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Tri-Cities, dry side of Washington

  Kawasaki C-14
I'm going to go - again. Good times ...




This was during the smokey year



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Jul 25th 2018, 05:33 PM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
I too have missed a couple of years because of fires and smoke between here and there...I'm telling everyone I know that I'm going..and keeping my fingers crossed...
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Edited by chadams66 on Jul 29th 2018 at 11:19 PM
Jul 29th 2018, 11:22 PM   #5
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saw this today over on facebook...looks like we'll be sharing the roads this year with Trumpets...
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Aug 11th 2018, 09:28 AM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Tri-Cities, dry side of Washington

  Kawasaki C-14
Have it on good authority that VFR Steve (he who rides the very polished bikes) is also going.
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Aug 14th 2018, 08:42 PM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  Eastern Oregon

  16 Honda Africa Twin, 09 Hayabusa, and 08 DR650
Dave and I are planning on coming over Friday night after work. Probably arriving around 9 PM unless I get the day off.
Aug 14th 2018, 08:52 PM   #8
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  Feb 2016
  Spokane, WA

Im 90% in! Ill join yall Friday but will need to head back yo Spokane Saturday. (I need to be home Sunday) Ill let ya know more specifics as we get closer

Looking forward to seeing yoose guys!


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Aug 15th 2018, 11:09 AM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  Eastern Oregon

  16 Honda Africa Twin, 09 Hayabusa, and 08 DR650
Let's keep in touch Mark and maybe we can work something out.
Aug 19th 2018, 04:31 PM   #10
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  Jan 2016
  Eastern Oregon

  16 Honda Africa Twin, 09 Hayabusa, and 08 DR650
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saw this today over on facebook...looks like we'll be sharing the roads this year with Trumpets...
Ya, they've been doing it at that time of the year for the last 4 to 5 years that I know of . I'll be going over at some time while I'm there to pay them a visit.
Aug 21st 2018, 11:57 AM   #11
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  Jan 2016
  Tri-Cities, WA

  Aprilia, Honda, Suzuki & Triumph
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Aug 21st 2018, 08:45 PM   #12
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Aug 22nd 2018, 10:39 PM   #13
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  Sep 2016
  Victoria, BC, Canada

  BMW R1200RT
Hi All, I met some of you during your 2016 Baker City Run, but was unable to ride with you. I'll be there along with a buddy from Victoria and this time I hope to get in on a ride on Saturday!
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Aug 23rd 2018, 03:00 PM   #14
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  Jan 2016
  Tri-Cities, dry side of Washington

  Kawasaki C-14
^^^ Yes, Louis - I remember you were a fun guy, who we kinda kidnapped; welcome to the Baker wknd ride!
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Aug 24th 2018, 09:34 AM   #15
 
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Another Word of Caution

Cycle Oregon is starting their Annual Classic Ride on Sunday the 9th out of Baker City.

This is a week long Bicycle Ride that can have up to 2500 riders participate and is often sold out.

There shouldn't be any issues Friday or Saturday, but on Sunday the group will be departing at 8:00 AM, heading East down HWY 86. If anyone was planning on heading home that way, you may be in for an ugly surprise. The only other issue you may encounter, is the higher volume of customers in the local businesses (at least Friday night/early Saturday).

Hope you all have a fun and safe trip. Would love to join you, but will be riding out that way the following weekend, for our annual Rattlesnake/Hells Canyon Scenic Byway Run.
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