First, apologies for being so late with this announcement. I visited the home country (Sweden) in December and January is a very busy month at work. Anyway, I have been doing some preliminary planning for this year’s Western gathering.
We have narrowed it down to two options where to meet. One is Santa Rosa area and the other is Weaverville.
Santa Rosa is a larger town only an hour north of San Francisco. There are a couple of Suzuki dealerships and other motorcycle shops in the area. There are lots of great roads around here, but there may also be some traffic, being that it’s a more populated area. There are lots of motels and quite a few camping spots around, both in Santa Rosa itself and the surrounding area.
Weaverville is a smaller city between Redding and Eureka on Hwy 299, about 5 hrs. (freeway) north of San Francisco. There are lots of great roads nearby and less traffic compared to Santa Rosa area. The closest motorcycle repair shop seems to be in Redding, about 45 miles east. But, since we all have V-stroms we shouldn’t need to visit a repair shop (knock on wood).
There is a great motel, 49er Gold Country Motel 49er Gold Country Inn | Welcome
in Weaverville. There are also camping in the area as well. I think the closest is about 8 miles out.
More info about places to stay will come as we decide location & dates.
As far as dates, on July 17-19 there is the eni FIM Superbike World Championship at Laguna Seca, FIM Superbike World Championship - Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
I’d like to suggest we have the meet the weekend prior or the weekend after. This way if someone wants to see the race they can come early or stay after and enjoy some great riding and then go to Laguna Seca. What do you think?
Feel free to let me know your thoughts. Like I have to tell you to speak up :mod_biggrin: