The Rich Mountain Rendezvous was known for many years as “The Jailbreak in the Clouds.” Starting in 1999, every third weekend in September members of The Chain Gang – an Internet motorcycle club for owners of the BMW F650 – gathered at Queen Wilhelmina State Park to “kick tires and tell lies.” This Rendezvous will also feature Tiddler runs...off-road on Friday and paved roads on Saturday. Camping available on site. Funds raised at the Rendezvous support CASA charity.
June 10-11, 2017
Arkansas Mountain Top Ride, Russellville, Arkansas
March 24-26, 2017
Kisatchie Bayou Campout, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana
January 27-29, 2017
Atchafalaya Levee Ride, Morgan City, LA
September 16-18, 2016
Rich Mountain Rendezvous, Mena, Arkansas
Rally central and the start/finish was at Boles Field Campground in the Sabine National Forest located on FM2694 at google map coordinates 31.77246, -93.96832 which is 6.9 miles East of Shelbyville and 3.6 miles West of FM139.
January 29-31, 2016
Atchafalaya Levee Run, Morgan City, Louisiana
This ride was a mix of paved and gravel/dirt roads, and the weather was perfect. We rode ~140 (~50 unpaved) miles along the West levee of the Atchafalaya floodway, stopped to overnight in Morgan City, and returned Sunday ~140 (~35 unpaved) indirect miles along the East levee.
We had a good, but cold, ride down to Crockett, meeting up with a few other riders in Carthage for the ride down. Highlights included a stop at the Cherokee Theater in Rusk, seeing an R26 and seeing Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus on a trike at the conclusion of the Christmas parade in Cushing.
The group departed from the old SMS on April 3rd to head to the Texas Hill Country. We stayed in Ingram, TX, which was a nice location to hit all of the great riding spots. See part of the group riding the "Three Sisters" here: http://vimeo.com/91244435. Here is video of the Ferraris we saw at the Hill Top Cafe: http://youtu.be/9RKT8o5J3r4.
Getting a bit excited for the warmer weather, a big group met for breakfast at Strawn's Eat Shop Too. Wayne and Lee headed off for some gravel roads, while another group split off and rode some curvy roads on their way to Mansfield.
January 4, 2014 Bodcau flood control/wildlife management area ride
After the January RRBMWR meeting, James, Jim, Wayne and Lee rode a loop around the Bodcau flood control/wildlife management area, from Bellevue along the south side to Cotton Valley and back around the north side.