MayClub Ride

The official Club ride is Saturday, May 18th at 9:00 am.  Please come early enough to unload and be ready to ride at 9:00 am.

The Club will be riding from the staging/camp location near the intersection of FS 146 and FS 124.  From the intersection of 260 and 60 at the west end of Show Low:

·         Go west on 260 about 26⅓ miles to FS 146 – FS 146 is just west of mile marker 314/look for the WMOTA sign

·         Turn south/left coming from Show on FS 146

·         At about 3.2 miles you will come to FS 124 – again look for the WMOTA sign

·         Turn right/west on FS 124

·         The turn into the ride staging/camp area is about 50 yards on the left – again WMOTA sign

The approximate location of the staging/camp area in degrees.decimal is 34.3270 and 110.4809 or in degrees°, minutes’ and seconds” 34 19 37.2 and 110 28 51.2.  And in UTM 12N easting 247753.5 – northing 3798536.  Ok clearly, I’ve too much time on my hands.  😊

Rides are also planned for Thursday, May 16th, and Friday, May 17th.  You do not have to camp to participate in the Thursday and Friday rides.

The Thursday ride will leave the staging area at 3:00 pm and arrive at the Wild Woman restaurant at about 5:00 pm where the group will have dinner.  Thursday night is ribs night at the Wild Woman.  The ride back to the staging/camp area after dinner is easy and short.

The Friday ride will leave at 10:00 am and return to the staging/camp area about 1:00 pm.  Since the ride gets back about 1:00 pm, Paul is not planning on a lunch stop.  You can bring a lunch to eat at the camp/staging area if desired.

As always, bring plenty of water for the rides and whatever snacks are desired.  The long-range forecast is calling for temperatures in the 60s and some chance of rain.  Rain gear and layered clothing is recommended. Of course, it never hurts to check the forecasts closer to the ride days. Also, if you plan to camp and didn’t sign up at the meeting Thursday night, please let us know you’re coming.  Thanks

Membership meeting Minutes April 2019

WMOTA General Meeting April 11

April 2019 Club Ride

The Cowboy Spa Ride

Our April ride will be on Saturday the 27th, leaving at 9:30 am from the staging area.  This is a great ride in the Junipers and Pinon pines with many interesting sights, including crossing under US 60 and driving on old US 60.  We will visit some historical sites as well as some geological sites.

Directions to the staging area are….leaving Eagar take highway 191 towards Alpine past Nelson Reservoir (your last chance to use a public restroom) to Forest Road 2116, turn left before the large cell tower, drive up to the top of the hill (approx. 1.4 miles) to FR 688, turn left again.  The staging area is on FR 688, approx. 1.8 miles from highway 191. We will have our WMOTA signs out to help you. 

We don’t usually camp in April but if you want to camp there is a great area at the junction of FR 2116 and FR 688.

This is a 45 mile trip with NO mud but some dust.  As usual bring a lunch, snacks, water and a fun attitude.

Your Ride Leaders Karen and Jerry Smith

Yuma February 2019 Ride

At the September meeting club members Bill&Cathy Meinheit and Dave&Penney Bachmann who spend the winter months in the Yuma area suggested a club outing to the Yuma area this winter
This email is more for notification / basic information
About the ride. More details will follow
The outing will be the the first week of February (4-8) 2019 The 4th and 8th would be travel days. Its a about 6-6 1/2 hr drive from Show Low to Yuma The 5th,6th& 7th would be riding days.
The rides will be in the Foothills area of Yuma (14miles east of downtown Yuma ). Options for accommodations are as follows
– Rv. Boondocking area close to where Bill&Cathy & Dave&Penney live which will be the departure points for the rides
  • Commercial Rv Park. There are 2 within a couple miles of the departure points
  • Motels. There are two within about 5miles of the departure points. Many more motels closer to yuma but a farther drive
Would be nice to have a list of interested members by the November meeting
This will be desert riding not sand dunes. Some rocky areas , Dirt roads and some sand washes. Nothing technical or difficult
The temperatures this time of year are in the low 70’s for highs and high 40’s for lows

Ben Gilmore, WMOTA Member Passes Away

Ben Gilmore, WMOTA Member Passes Away

We are sorry to announce that Ben Gilmore passed away last Thursday evening about 11PM. He suddenly started going down hill last week, just after he attended the WMOTA July meeting. Ben was the oldest active member of WMOTA, and only life time member of the club. The club members will miss Ben very much.

There will to be a memorial at Bens home next Saturday 11th, 11am to 4pm we believe.

Ben’s address is 401 S 31st Drive, Show Low.

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