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Fall Color Tour, October 10

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

After driving 7 hours and 300 miles today, to check out locations and routes for the Fall Color Tour, Jill and I have determined that the best location for the tour is, in fact, Wolf Creek Pass.

It was a tough decision to make and made with great thought and consideration. The bottom line is this: the Fall colors in Northern Utah just are not nearly what they have been in the past. The Monte Cristo location was nearly barren of any Quaky leaves. The other leaves were muted colors. There just were not many trees with color.

The Wolf Creek Pass has many more trees and trees with leaves having color. Of course, there are 10 days until the Tour, so all of that can/may/will change. At this time, however, the Wolf Creek location is much more scenic.

FYI, we will now meet at our usual place at the Zoo at 9am for a 9:30am departure, up Emigration Canyon. The route will take us on a short stretch of I-80 to Exit 146 and the Sinclair station at Silver Creek Jct, to meet up with others and a Drain & Gain. The route will take US-40 to Exit 4, U-248, through scenic, Brown’s Canyon. At the “T” intersection with U-32, we will turn Right and travel through Peoa, Oakley, Kamas, and to Francis. At the stop sign in Francis, turn left (East) and continue on U-35 up to the Wolf Creek Summit (9480′) where parking will be off the road in a small area, with overflow on the shoulder of the road as we’ve done in the past.

Unfortunately, the gate to the larger parking area is already padlocked and not accessible to vehicles. As you’ll recall, it is just a short walk to the tables in this area.

After eating, members can continue east to Hanna and Tabiona, where they may turn around, retracing the route or turn right on U-208 and hook up with US-40 and back to Heber. Of course, retracing the route from the summit lunch area, will make for a shorter route, time wise.

Roger D

Hobble Creek run, Sunday September 20

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

On Sunday, September 20th, we are going to have what I think is the FIRST Hobble Creek Canyon Run. Meet us at 9:30am in the Southeast parking lot of the South Towne Mall in Sandy

Where is Hobble Creek, you ask?  it is a pretty, smaller canyon that is between Mapleton and Springville, UT, just south of Provo.  If you are a golfer, you’ve probably heard of or played the golf course that is in the canyon.

This will be an opportunity for those of you living in Utah County, not to have to make the long drive north to Salt Lake.  For the others, this will be another leisurely run, very similar to the State St. Cruise.  There will be NO FREEWAYS and the surface streets we will use, have stoplights a longer distance apart, except for going through Provo.

It was suggested and we liked it, so the thing that makes this more than just a beautiful drive is that we are also including a SCAVENGER HUNT !!!! This will be done during the drive to Hobble Creek Canyon.

Ritt has put together an awesome addition to the drive. I am so stoked regarding this that I can hardly wait until Sunday. At the driver’s meeting, he will explain the guidelines of the Hunt and hand out paperwork for the Hunt. I’m telling you that this addition to the Run will make this event so much fun that your cheeks will be tired from grinning so much and your stomach will hurt from laughing so much.

The State St Cruise, Labor Day September 7

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

The Cruise will take part this coming Monday, Labor Day, Sept 7th.

Meet at 10am on the East side of the State Capitol. We will depart at approximately 10:30am, heading downhill in a southern direction.

The wide, multi-lane State St has a plethora of historical venues to see, ie the Original Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant, the cement silo’s of the old Salt Lake City Laundry (is that the correct name?) Piper Down Bar, the Busy Bee restaurant (famous for tasty garlic burgers), the Fashion Place Mall, Hooters, Rio Tinto Stadium (home of Salt Lake Real) South Towne Mall (meeting place for several BMCU events), Scheels, etc.

Our destination is the 12600 South/State St crossroads and the iconic In and Out Burger restaurant. There we will park together for one of our famous, impromptu car shows. Note: in the immediate area of this location, there are a multitude of restaurants with a profusion of varieties of food.

Put American Flags on your cars, wear patriotic clothing, hats, etc. Let’s make this another FUN BMCU cruise!

See you on the east side of the State Capitol at 10am, this coming Monday morning for our STATE ST. CRUISE!!!

Miner’s parade and Fairview drive both CANCELED!

Monday, August 17th, 2015

There have been two changes to our September schedule. Please note:

1) The Miner’s Day Parade in Park City event has been CANCELLED due to restrictions being applied to BMCU.

2) The Fair View Drive, scheduled for Sept 19 has been put on hold. The highways in that area are being resurfaced using the CHIP & SEAL method and we decided that we don’t want the delays, stone chips, and tar being thrown at our LBCs. Watch this space for a rescheduled date for this incredibly scenic drive. You won’t want to miss it!

This gives us plenty of time for those impromptu drives, so come on, suggest one and lets DO IT!!!

Alpine Loop Run, August 15

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

The annual Alpine Loop Run will happen on Saturday August 15. We will meet at 8:30 AM or so on the east side of the South Towne Mall (take the 106th South exit off I-15 going east, enter the mall parking lot off 106th South or from State Street about a block north of 106th South). We will plan on departing at 9:00 AM.

For those who are coming from down south, we will be stopping at about 9:45 AM for bio-reconditioning at the C-Store and Chevron Station in Alpine just before SR 92 enters Alpine Canyon.

We will be heading to Big Springs Park again for lunch this year. When we get to the intersection of SR 92 and 189 in Provo Canyon, we will turn RIGHT and head down Provo Canyon approximately 1 mile to South Fork Road. We’ll turn left on South Fork Road and proceed about 3 miles to Big Springs Park for lunch. This is a lovely little park near the end of South Fork. There are bathrooms but no other facilities. Rodger and Jill Davis will be serving up tasty BBQ for lunch, so bring your appetites!

After lunch we’ll head up Provo Canyon to Heber/Midway and back to our homes. Should be a nice drive, hope to see you there!

Alpine Loop starting directions

Rodger and Jill will be at the lunch site to prepare lunch for our wandering band of Brit car drivers and passengers.  After an exhausting drive up and over the Alpine Loop, I’m pretty sure that everyone will have worked up an appetite.

We are planning on cooking hamburgers and hot dogs.  The appropriate condiments (ketchup, mustard, relish,etc) will be available along with potato chips.  Plates, utensils, and napkins will be provided, also.   There is a rumor that Jill will be making some sort of goodie for dessert.

Bring what you’d like to drink since tastes vary so much it would be impossible to have what you’d want.


We need to know approximately how many people there will be so that we don’t run out of food, nor purchase way too much.

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