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Annual Planning Meeting, February 6 at 6 pm

Monday, January 4th, 2016

The evening of February 6th is a date that you’ll want to reserve.   That is the date of our 2016 Planning/potluck dinner.

So choose a food item you’d like to share, bring your ideas for some BMCU events, and enjoy discussing what and when we will be getting together for the coming driving season!

When:   Saturday, Feb 6th, 6pm
Where:  6876 South Highland Dr (2000 East), Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

End of Season Dinner, November 7

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Our End Of Season dinner will be held on Saturday, Nov 7th, at 7pm, at the Bohemian Grill.  The Bohemian Grill is in Midvale, UT on the south side of 7200 S., just East of State St.  If this sounds familiar, it should!  We’ve used the Grill in years past, for our dinner.

Governor General, Jim Stover, has arranged for us to have the upstairs portion of the restaurant.  He has also set it up so that we may order off the menu and have separate checks.  Good job, JIm!

It is important that you make an effort to arrive early, so that we can have the entire upstairs just for us.  That means that after 7pm, the Bohemian may start to seat others in the upstairs area, if they need the space.  If we fill the space, as we nearly did the last time, the entire area is ours.

Put the evening of Nov 7 at 7pm on your calendar.  The Bohemian Grill, 94 East  7200 South in Midvale, UT, is the place!

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!!!

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