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|Welcome to Chapter "L" of the Lake Country Riders |
A Great Road Sign
Ready to ride the Ozarks
|Colorama This is an annual event for Lake Country Riders. It first started in 1997 as an effort to provide an opportunity for motorcyclists to get together in a laid back atmosphere and enjoy each other's company and the colors of the changing of the seasons in the Ozarks. The rally centers around the main activity of the evening campfire shared by all. Everyone with an interest in motorcycling is invited.|
The 2016 Colorama was held September 19, 20, and 21rst at "The Hub Motorcycle Resort" seven miles south of Harrison, AR. The location gave us scenic roads with lots of curves so the novice to the experienced rider could be in awe of the riding experience. There were written copies of routes available to the participants for use before and after the rally. That allowed them to enjoy the great roads and scenery available in the Ozarks area. These roads have been documented in several major motorcycle magazines as some of the best in the USA for motorcycles.
There was a $15 registration fee. The fee included the banquet on Saturday night. Catfish and roast pork loin and sides, desert and drink were included. A dinner ride to Ozarks Cafe in Jasper took place on Friday night. A ride to Boxley Canyon for wild Elk viewing followed. On Saturday after the rides, the visiting continued right up to banquet time. On Sunday morning we said our goodbyes to all and starting planning for 2016. The rally was structured to provide the time to visit with old friends and to make new ones. The event is all about riding great roads and visiting with other riders. If you missed Colorama '16, you missed a great one.
There was a $15 registration fee. The fee included the banquet on Saturday night. Catfish and roast pork loin and sides, desert and drink were included. A dinner ride to Ozarks Cafe in Jasper took place on Friday night. A ride to Boxley Canyon for wild Elk viewing followed. On Saturday after the rides, the visiting continued right up to banquet time. On Sunday morning we said our goodbyes to all and starting planning for 2016. The rally was structured to provide the time to visit with old friends and to make new ones. The event is all about riding great roads and visiting with other riders.
If you missed Colorama '16, you missed a great one.
Lake Country Riders Ride coordinator schedules dinner rides, subject to the approval of the membership, every Tuesday April through October. These rides will be reasonable in length to allow the group to reach the destination, enjoy a good meal and make the return trip without being out too late.
Other dinner rides may be planned as desired by the membership. During the cooler months of the year, the dinner rides will be less frequent and of less distance from Springfield.
One may expect the dinner rides to be a relaxed pace which can be enjoyed by all.
The dinner rides are on the calendar on this web site. If you would like to suggest a change or another dinner ride, please contact the ride coordinator or chapter director. Click on full size calendar for more information. If you should choose to meet us at the restaurant be sure to let one of us know in advance as the group may choose, for good reason, to go elsewhere after they meet to leave. If we know you are meeting us at the restaurant no changes will be made.
Hitting the Road
If there are any suggestions as to how we could make the rides a better or safer experience for you, please contact the Chapter Directors, Wiliferd and Charlotte Lair or one of the other officers. It is the desire of the Lake Country Riders to have something for everyone but our best chance of succeeding occurs if we hear from you.
|Week end Rides|
Week end rides will usually be scheduled approximately every other week end. These rides will usually cover from 100 to 250 miles or more and may, at times, involve overnight trips. These rides will frequently be to a specific destination as chosen by the membership.
Depending on the desires of the participants, there may be two groups to ride with. Some enjoy viewing the scenery when riding while others enjoy a more aggressive riding style. It is the desire of the organization to accommodate the needs of the membership.
The weekend rides are on the calendar on this website. Click on full size calendar for more information.
Awaiting Ferry in Arkansas
The group will plan overnight events as the membership sees fit. These will involve motorcycle camping for those that camp and motels for those that prefer to rough it with color TV. Trips planned may be as close as 100 miles or as far away as 800 miles. Some of our members are planning to attend functions in Colorado, Minnesota, and Tennessee and would welcome company. Overnight events scheduled are on the calendar on this web site.
One of the functions of any group of friends is the ability to do things of interest on the spur of the moment. Beautiful riding days are planned by a force much higher than ourselves. When we have the opportunity to enjoy the weather on our bikes we can contacts others to see if they might like to enjoy it with us. These events, though unscheduled, are a big part of what riding and friendship is all about. Examples might be as simple as a tour through the country side to explore a great road. It could also be a trip of a few hundred miles for a nice weekend trip. Another time it may be a workday where friends get together to help and assist each other installing safety chrome or routine maintenance on their rides.
| Purpose of the Chapter|
Our organization exists at the pleasure of the members. Our sole purpose for being is to enjoy the one thing we have in common--our interest in motorcycling---and the friendships we have made and will make as a result of our unique interest. Those who have rode with the Gold Wing Touring Association for several years have made friends throughout this great nation and in Canada. These friendship endure for many years. These friendships are what the organization is all about. It doesn't matter what one rides, or other factors as social status, or vocation. We, by definition, have something in common that binds us together. We have a deep interest in motorcycling and in friendship with each other.
We ride, we eat, and we ride some more!!!
|LAKE COUNTRY RIDERS OF THE OZARKS|