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

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.