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Title: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: Jeremy Mitchell on May 27, 2011, 05:38:31 pm
If you haven't been to the Lake of the Ozarks before, now is your chance. I live 30 minutes from the Lake of the Ozarks and will be hosting a BBQ and ride on the 16th and 17th of September. The tentative plan is to meet at my house Friday evening (16th) for some BBQ. Then Saturday morning (17th) we will ride some awesome Ozark roads (route is posted) then head up to Osage beach to check out the bikes later that afternoon and evening. There are also lots of live bands playing throughout the weekend. Let me know who is planning to make it. 

Here is a link for area hotels if you want to stay in the St Robert area (10-15 minutes from my house).
http://www.fortwoodhotels.com/fortwo...ging/index.asp (http://www.fortwoodhotels.com/fortwo...ging/index.asp)

Link to BikeFest
http://www.lakeoftheozarksbikefest.com/ (http://www.lakeoftheozarksbikefest.com/)

Link for Saturday ride

http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=price+cutter+waynesville+MO&daddr=State+Route+M+to:Lenox,+MO+to:Bixby,+MO+to:St.+James,+MO+to:38.18379,-91.73098+to:US-63+S+to:38.15351,-91.9375+to:38.1199473,-91.9711482+to:State+Hwy+U+to:Osage+Beach,+MO&hl=en&ll=37.687352,-91.276131&spn=0.156766,0.338173&sll=37.663847,-91.802273&sspn=0.078408,0.169086&geocode=FQbwQAIdecKA-iHXFArVrcuHZSmzkxOToNzahzEtNgXIUFQBfw%3BFSL2PwIdIEKF-g%3BFWqKPgIdkNWH-ik_bzh2cV7ahzGrGcrUYBsDDw%3BFeezPgIdd5qR-ilD4UiKkYzZhzEibV3Yp8gHVw%3BFfzPQwIdgPKJ-imPxfj4EbPbhzHPhe2F8RjgxQ%3BFW6jRgId3EuI-inryFp6SqTbhzG5ENBsFUb-aw%3BFRAoRgIdFCyF-g%3BFSYtRgIdJCWF-ikvp-_JbA_bhzEs3kH91VoBWg%3BFQuqRQIdtKGE-im_-ra2ZwXbhzGbvqIaQ6kJYQ%3BFW66QwIdBlR--g%3BFacgRgIdFsN6-ilxKHQuJMXEhzFHFV10rSZ1aw&vpsrc=6&mra=ls&via=5,7,8&t=m&z=12 (http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=price+cutter+waynesville+MO&daddr=State+Route+M+to:Lenox,+MO+to:Bixby,+MO+to:St.+James,+MO+to:38.18379,-91.73098+to:US-63+S+to:38.15351,-91.9375+to:38.1199473,-91.9711482+to:State+Hwy+U+to:Osage+Beach,+MO&hl=en&ll=37.687352,-91.276131&spn=0.156766,0.338173&sll=37.663847,-91.802273&sspn=0.078408,0.169086&geocode=FQbwQAIdecKA-iHXFArVrcuHZSmzkxOToNzahzEtNgXIUFQBfw%3BFSL2PwIdIEKF-g%3BFWqKPgIdkNWH-ik_bzh2cV7ahzGrGcrUYBsDDw%3BFeezPgIdd5qR-ilD4UiKkYzZhzEibV3Yp8gHVw%3BFfzPQwIdgPKJ-imPxfj4EbPbhzHPhe2F8RjgxQ%3BFW6jRgId3EuI-inryFp6SqTbhzG5ENBsFUb-aw%3BFRAoRgIdFCyF-g%3BFSYtRgIdJCWF-ikvp-_JbA_bhzEs3kH91VoBWg%3BFQuqRQIdtKGE-im_-ra2ZwXbhzGbvqIaQ6kJYQ%3BFW66QwIdBlR--g%3BFacgRgIdFsN6-ilxKHQuJMXEhzFHFV10rSZ1aw&vpsrc=6&mra=ls&via=5,7,8&t=m&z=12)

I live in Waynesville, MO but if you want to stay in the Osage Beach area there are tons of hotels up there.

Here is a link to my address, it is 23080 Reward Rd Waynesville, MO 65583.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=23080+Reward+Rd+waynesville+MO&daddr=&hl=en&geocode=&mra=ls&sll=37.824141,-92.265469&sspn=0.004195,0.006877&ie=UTF8&ll=37.826192,-92.266445&spn=0.016779,0.027509&z=15 (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=23080+Reward+Rd+waynesville+MO&daddr=&hl=en&geocode=&mra=ls&sll=37.824141,-92.265469&sspn=0.004195,0.006877&ie=UTF8&ll=37.826192,-92.266445&spn=0.016779,0.027509&z=15)

Here is the menu:
Smoked Pork shoulder (pulled not chopped for sandwiches)
hot dogs for kids
Baked beans
cole slaw/potato salad

I have 4 kids and they will all be here, so if anyone wants to bring their kids, you are more than welcome to do so.  Just let me know how many you have coming so I know how much pork shoulder and fixins' to prepare.
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: Jeremy Mitchell on May 28, 2011, 12:25:37 pm
Any interest?
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: MizzouMike on May 28, 2011, 01:09:02 pm
This is the weekend before the Spider Ride...   I don't think I can to both...  Looks fun, good luck
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: Jeremy Mitchell on May 28, 2011, 01:41:15 pm
This is the weekend before the Spider Ride...   I don't think I can to both...  Looks fun, good luck

I am planning on making the Spider ride this year, but I am lot closer to Steelville than you. 
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: Pynikal on May 29, 2011, 09:56:17 pm
you know im in for this JD!!
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: Jeremy Mitchell on May 29, 2011, 10:01:50 pm
Glad I got to show you around my neck of the woods today.  Look forward to riding with you again. 
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: Pynikal on May 30, 2011, 08:45:28 am
Glad I got to show you around my neck of the woods today.  Look forward to riding with you again.

i tried to keep it fun for you but im just a city boy who rides super slabs most of the time, but im learning. 8)

i guess you felt how i feel when i ride with my H-D buddies. ;D
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: Jeremy Mitchell on May 30, 2011, 10:41:01 am
i tried to keep it fun for you but im just a city boy who rides super slabs most of the time, but im learning. 8)

i guess you felt how i feel when i ride with my H-D buddies. ;D

You weren't slowing me down, you were just making sure if I got pulled over I wouldn't go to jail.   ;)
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: Pynikal on May 30, 2011, 07:18:25 pm
You weren't slowing me down, you were just making sure if I got pulled over I wouldn't go to jail.   ;)

good point sir. 8)
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: Jeremy Mitchell on June 06, 2011, 11:42:02 am
BUMP
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: yoman on June 06, 2011, 12:19:33 pm
Sounds like a good time, gotta check my schedule. Any camping close?
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: gPink on June 06, 2011, 12:49:10 pm
Sounds great. Love that part of the country. Too far out to commit.
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: Corpssgt on June 06, 2011, 04:24:47 pm
I'll plan on it and cat says she's in. Sounds like fun.
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: Jeremy Mitchell on June 06, 2011, 07:07:44 pm
Sounds like a good time, gotta check my schedule. Any camping close?


There are several camp sites within 15 minutes, or you could even pitch a tent in my back yard. 

Here is one of the several in the area.
http://www.layzday.com/ (http://www.layzday.com/)
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: CRocker on June 06, 2011, 11:53:29 pm
Is there really a town named "Crocker" just NW of Waynesville?  Looks like I might just have to work half a day Thursday and take Friday off...it's only 770 miles... ::)
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: Pynikal on June 07, 2011, 06:48:23 am
ill be there friday @1130 JD!
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: Jeremy Mitchell on June 07, 2011, 07:09:39 am
Is there really a town named "Crocker" just NW of Waynesville?  Looks like I might just have to work half a day Thursday and take Friday off...it's only 770 miles... ::)

Yessir!  I only live 10 minutes from there.  The cops there love to run radar!
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: Jeremy Mitchell on June 20, 2011, 06:37:41 am
Bump
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: Jeremy Mitchell on July 05, 2011, 10:08:26 pm
bump
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: Jeremy Mitchell on July 31, 2011, 11:08:32 am
None of you guys want to come in for some good BBQ?
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: yoman on July 31, 2011, 11:12:17 am
I'm in, but then again I am only a few hours away. It's already on my calander.
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: Jeremy Mitchell on July 31, 2011, 11:16:03 am
I'm in, but then again I am only a few hours away. It's already on my calander.

If gPink comes, you two could ride together, he is thinking about riding in from Carbondale.

Do you have hotel reservations?
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: gPink on July 31, 2011, 12:36:00 pm
Jeremy, Planning on coming.
@ yoman, I'll cross the river at Chester and ride rt 32. If this sounds better than the slab to you let's get together.
Gary
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: Jeremy Mitchell on July 31, 2011, 12:42:21 pm
32 is a fun road, we will actually be on it for the ride on Saturday.  You will have a fun time getting here.
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: gPink on July 31, 2011, 01:04:35 pm
Jeremy, any recomendations on a mom and pop motel? No econobox.
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: Jeremy Mitchell on July 31, 2011, 03:58:15 pm
It depends on where you want to stay (Lake or the Waynesville/FLW area) most of the stuff here is chain style, but if you want to stay up at the Lake there are tons of options.  They are probably filling up quickly since all the pirates ride in and clog everything up.  We do have several nice hotels in the link from the first post. 

Here is an option for a mom and pop style place that is 10 minutes from my house and 20 minutes from the Lake.


http://maps.google.com/maps?q=hotel+richland+mo&hl=en&ll=37.859032,-92.402658&spn=0.009318,0.021136&sll=46.274756,-119.253002&sspn=0.130518,0.338173&gl=us&fll=37.859032,-92.402658&fspn=0.009318,0.021136&z=16 (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=hotel+richland+mo&hl=en&ll=37.859032,-92.402658&spn=0.009318,0.021136&sll=46.274756,-119.253002&sspn=0.130518,0.338173&gl=us&fll=37.859032,-92.402658&fspn=0.009318,0.021136&z=16)
Crossroads Restaurant & Motel 
107 West Washington Avenue, Richland, MO 65556
(573) 765-2565 ‎
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: gPink on July 31, 2011, 04:49:58 pm
Pirate free would get me a good night's sleep. ;)
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: yoman on July 31, 2011, 05:22:14 pm
Sounds good, i'm bringing a tent and a bag. Chester is not that far away.

Jeremy relying on you for a cage to get some brew ;)
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: Jeremy Mitchell on July 31, 2011, 05:26:31 pm
Pirate free would get me a good night's sleep. ;)

Crossroads should be pirate free along with the Wanynesville/St Robert area hotels. 

Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: Jeremy Mitchell on July 31, 2011, 05:30:24 pm
Sounds good, i'm bringing a tent and a bag. Chester is not that far away.

Jeremy relying on you for a cage to get some brew ;)

Not sure where (or who) Chester is.  I can definitely help out with transportation of brews.  The selection in town isn't the greatest but if someone would like we could make a trip onto post and go to the Class 6.  They have a pretty good selection and the price is almost always better.
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: yoman on July 31, 2011, 07:44:18 pm
Class 6, class 7 whatever it takes? I am looking forward to the ride.
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: Jeremy Mitchell on August 20, 2011, 03:09:06 pm
Anyone else gonna make it?  Less than a month away so I need to know who is gonna make it so I can buy meat and plan the sides.
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: Jeremy Mitchell on August 21, 2011, 01:42:53 pm
I did a pre-ride today with my wife and the road was awesome, if everyone wants to we can stop in this tiny little town called Bixby and eat at the general store. They have excellent sandwiches and the service was great for all the motorcyclists.

Here is a pic of the general store.

(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m245/flygirl5485/IMAG0117.jpg)

(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m245/flygirl5485/IMAG0116.jpg)
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: BS-in-KS on August 23, 2011, 03:32:19 pm
Wish I could. It sounds like a fun time to meet new people and ride some nice roads.  I'll be hitting Little Rock Thursday night, Hattiesburg Friday night and then back again Saturday and Sunday.  Hope the weekend goes off without a hitch for you all!
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: Summit670 on August 23, 2011, 06:04:58 pm
I'm giving it some thought.  I'm going off-roading in CO thru the 5th and I'd like to do the AR roads before winter and not sure I can do them all.
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: gPink on August 23, 2011, 06:31:27 pm
Ahh sure you can. What's another road between friends.
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: Jeremy Mitchell on August 23, 2011, 06:51:41 pm
Arkansas has some excellent roads and I will heading down there in October for a weekend of riding.  I love it so much down there that I have been down there five times between this year and last year.  The roads here in Missouri are also worth the trip, so if you have the opportunity I will try to make it worth your while.  I might not be Bobby Flay, but I can hold my own when it comes to smoking animal flesh.
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: Summit670 on August 25, 2011, 08:51:03 pm
I will try to make it to this ride and I will shoot for AR at a later date like Oct.
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: Jeremy Mitchell on August 25, 2011, 09:51:50 pm
Sounds great, look forward to meeting you.
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: stevewfl on August 25, 2011, 10:20:35 pm
Man I wish I could make this; I know its going to be an epic time indeed.
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: yoman on September 01, 2011, 08:41:29 am
I am really looking forward to this ride. I need it.
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: Summit670 on September 07, 2011, 08:32:32 pm
What are there for camping areas down there and close to the action?


Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: Jeremy Mitchell on September 07, 2011, 08:50:48 pm
What are there for camping areas down there and close to the action?

Are you looking to camp close to the Lake of the Ozarks (30 minutes northwest of my house) or would you like to find a spot close to my house?  You can also pitch a tent in my back yard (you won't be the only one).  My yard is fairly big so there will be plenty of room for you to set up, you can also park your bike in my garage and use one of my bathrooms to get ready if you would like.
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: yoman on September 08, 2011, 07:21:40 am
Jeremy, Planning on coming.
@ yoman, I'll cross the river at Chester and ride rt 32. If this sounds better than the slab to you let's get together.
Gary

G, you still in PM me with your plans. Looking forward to the ride.
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: gPink on September 08, 2011, 07:38:23 am
PM sent.
Title: Re: Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest (BBQ and Ride SEP 16-17)
Post by: Summit670 on September 08, 2011, 09:08:49 am
Sent you an email Jeremy.

Anyone heading down there via the West side of the Missouri river route as it flows past Nebraska/Kansas?  If you want to ride together, let me know. 

Looks like the first river crossing option is St. Joseph to the south or Plattesmouth NE to the north as all bridges/roads between are closed and many roads are severely damaged due to the flood.