Rider Education

December Article

Posted: 28 Nov 2021 03:25 PM

This isn’t your usual District Educator article – it was just so much fun I wanted to share!

The Fall Haul – hosted by Tom & Julie Stifter and Davis Motorsports, Delano, MN

On September 25 and 26, Scott and I headed to Delano to ride with a group of motorcyclists we’re still getting to know.  Tom Stifter, GM for Davis Motorsports of Delano and his wife, Julie, led a group of 15 bikes, 20 people on a ride to Hayward, WI.

Saturday started off a little chilly, but the sun was shining.  We headed out at 9:30 and headed north to Rogers/Elk River then turned east.  We had a comfort stop in Isanti where Tom and Julie shared some fresh baked chocolate chip cookies from Kwik Trip.  Then it was on the road again……heading east through North Branch and into St. Croix Falls.  Then we headed north towards Grantsburg.  Oh, did I mention the 10 miles of gravel road we got to ride on getting to Grantsburg??  What an experience…..and WHAT a dirty bunch of bikes!!  BUT, it became an official ride – we encountered both a U-turn and gravel.

After lunch in Grantsburg, we headed east to Siren and then even further east!!  We arrived in Hayward about 4:30 and got checked into our hotel.  Then it was dinner in the hotel restaurant.  And what a great meal!!  It was a wait as there was only one person serving the group, but she did an AWESOME job!!  And the round of drinks and chatter helped make the time go by.  The meal was a little bit backwards since we got our entrees before our salads but it was tasty!!.  All in all, a great meal in my honest opinion!  Scott was a little disappointed because we never did get our fresh baked dinner rolls.  😊

After breakfast on Sunday morning, we headed out to the south and then turned westward for the ride home. There were some really fun twisties and just some really nice roads.  We headed back west along some of the same roads we took east but that was okay.  Many were anxious to get home…so our lunch stop was Culvers in Monticello, MN.  Then, Scott and I headed back south and east to our home in Hopkins.

Thanks to Tom and Julie for another great Fall Haul!  We hope to join in again next year.

Scott & I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!!