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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.

Bear Lake Picnic Run, July 12

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Pack up your cooler and sunscreen for this July drive!

Meeting at 8:30 for a 9:00 departure from Hogle Zoo. At the start, we will be following the previous Chalk Creek Valley run to Evanston Wyoming. We’ll head up Emigration Canyon over Big Mountain, East Canyon, Henefer and on to Coalville. In Coalville we will regroup on Main St. by the Chevron on Main St. for a rest stop and gas up.

We will then head up Main St. to 100 North turning right we head all the way up Chalk Creek Valley then a short stretch of a well maintained unpaved road.

From the there we head towards Yellow Creek Rd. then to Overthrust Rd. which puts us on Harrison Drive in Evanston and a Flying J rest stop. We will stop there for any forgotten picnic items and lottery tickets and to gas up.

Proceeding North on Harrison Drive following it around we make a right turn on Front Street going east to where we then turn left to get onto Hwy 89.

Following Hwy 89 will take us back into Utah where it becomes UT-16. We will proceed through Woodruff and on to Randolph. Randolph is another planned stop. We will be parking along the road by the City Park.

FYI: Gators Cafe is open, the City park has restrooms available and there is a Sinclair Station north of the park. Proceeding on UT-16 we arrive at the Junction for UT-30 where we turn left heading West again.

After about 15 miles on UT-30 we arrive in Laketown. Just past Rendezvous Beach there is a lovely Rest Area where we will picnic. It has views of Bear Lake, restrooms, a small pavilion and several picnic tables. Bring along a folding chair or blanket just in case the tables are occupied.

Return Option:

A lovely return drive is to continue on to Garden City turning left at the 4-way stop and heading toward Logan via I-89/UT-30. This takes you through spectacular scenery and winding canyon roads until you reach Logan.

To Idaho we go, Memorial Day Weekend 2016

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

We thought that the next trip should be a little shorter and a more reasonable start time. So we thought that Lave Hot springs would be nice but no accommodations could be found. Montpelier Idaho is now our destination. For those that wanted to go to Jackson Hole we could get an early start and drive up for lunch and back also its about 60 Mile or less to Lava Hot springs for any body that would like to go there. Gary Meldrum told be about a great drive that loops around the area and I have been on parts of that road and its perfect for our cars. I am hoping that since this is a shorter time driving that it will bring more members to join in and for those northerners to get more involved.

I have contacted two places that can accommodate us seeing that some of us bring small cute pets. Both are pet friendly. Both have Web site so look them over normally we all try and stay together,but they are not far apart, but nothing is very fare apart in that town. If any one know of places to eat let us know.

Information about hotels for the trip can be found on our Member’s Page.

If you book a room please let me know

– Jim Stover

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