Goldrush, yo. Don’t overthink it, just do it!
Please join us on Sunday, 19 June, for the 2016 Bol d’Oregon Six-Hour Endurance Race.
Race is held at the Kart Track in McMinnville. Race begins with a LeMans start at 10:30 a.m. (The grid is full, but come on down and watch some great racing!)
Vintage and Modern classes; 1-3 people per team; team with the most laps complete on their bike after six hours wins the race.
$10 gate fee. Come on down and check it out!
8 – 9 a.m. – registration and tech inspection
9 – 9:15 a.m. – mandatory rider’s meeting
9:25 – 10 a.m. – practice (one direction only) and tech inspection
10:30 – race begins; Le Mans start
1:30 – direction change (no break; only a direction change – see details below)
4:30 – race ends
5:15 – awards
There are spots still available in the upcoming classes on Motorcycling First Aid. In this 90 minute course – brought to you by the Sang-Froid Riding Club and Motofit Group – you’ll learn basic first-aid skills, tailored especially to motorcycle riders (and it’s taught by a motorcyclist, naturally!). Plenty of time for Q&A, too.
Two classes are scheduled in Portland:
- Friday, 26 February, 7 p.m. (doors at 6:30 p.m.), Cheshire Motorsports, 4815 SE Division St. CLASS IS FULL
- Saturday, 27 February, 9 a.m. (doors at 8:45 a.m.), Portland Fire Station #12, 8645 NE Sandy Blvd. CLASS IS FULL
Class size is limited to 30 people; please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in attending.
The class is FREE (though donations are appreciated, and go to the instructor!)
SFRC’s Jon Munns has shipped his superbike “down under”, where he’ll be competing at the Phillip Island, for the 2016 Superbike Classic races.
Good luck Jon!
SFRC’s own Courtney Olive was interviewed in the November issue of the AMA’s magazine, about his efforts to legalize lane-sharing in Oregon.
The SFRC hasn’t given up the fight for legalizing lane-sharing in Oregon, and we can’t do it without your help. Stay tuned during the next legislative session for announcements and calls-to-action!
Vintage Day for the Oregon Motorcycle Road Racing Association is coming up soon!
You don’t want to miss this: the annual SFRC Goldrush Ride
Featuring: the best roads in the state, weird bars, ghost towns, swimming holes, fireworks, dredge crawling, you know the drill.
When: Saturday-Monday, July 11-13.
Where: Meet at the Huckleberry Inn in Gov’t Camp on Saturday morning. Ride departs Government Camp at 10am.
A few more details:
We’re working on lining up a camping spot in Sumpter. We’ll be staying in Sumpter both Saturday and Sunday nights, with a day ride on Sunday. If you don’t want to camp, call *soon* to book a bed at the Stockade (541-894-2360), the Depot Inn (541-894-2522), or any of the area cabins or B&Bs.
The Elkhorn is doing a ribeye dinner on Saturday night, and there will be a pancake breakfast Sunday morning.
“Maps free, camaraderie free, donations welcome, speeding ticket pay as you go.”
Let’s do this again sometime!
Photos by Bob Edwards, Oregon Superbikers, and Colleen Miles.
Official lap counts:
- Hot and Hazardous: 397
- Chili Caliente Rojo: 364
- Mao ‘Em Down: 355
- The Progrommers: 347
- Cretins Racing: 338
- Team Flying Pizza: 333
- Team of Champions: 332
- Team Sharky: 246
- Team XL-ERATE: 210
- Team Jim and Travis: 125
Final standings, modern (1st, 2nd, 3rd):
- Hot and Hazardous
- Chili Caliente Rojo
- The Progrommers
Final standings, vintage:
- Mao ‘Em Down
- Cretins racing
- Team Flying Pizza
Final standings, overall:
- Hot and Hazardous
- Chili Caliente Rojo
- Mao ‘Em Down
The Six Hours of McMinnville Endurance Race kicks off the morning of Sunday, 14 June.
Come on down and check out some of the action! $10 at the gate, Yamhill county fairgrounds: 2770 NE Lafayette Ave, Mcminnville, OR 97128.
If you’re interested in racing, there’s still a grid spot open! $275 per team, details (including signup details) here: http://sang-froidridingclub.com/2015/03/23/six-hours-of-mcminnville-endurance-race/
Open practice on Saturday the 13th – all the laps you can turn for $50! Visit the Oregon Superbikers link (below) for details.
Let’s Ride! This Sunday, May 24th, meet at 633 N Tillamook St at 9:00 for pancakes & coffee! This is a free ride, maps will be available at the start. Figure on approximately 200 sweet scenic miles! See you there!While this is a street ride, don’t be scared if there are brief gravel sections connecting the smooth bits.
We are heading to Salem this week and next week to join forces with other organizers ofSB694 and meet face-to-face with members of the House (contact us if you’d like to come help). There are many more Representatives to educate about the bill than there were Senators. BUT we know that when Representatives have already heard support from their constituents for SB694, they are much more likely to support it. We learned in the Senate that constituent lobbying REALLY has an impact!
So, please, call and email your Representative to express your support for SB694. To help pave the way for our meetings in Salem, it will be most effective if you do it no later than May 4th! Here’s how:
1. Find your Representative here: https://www.oregonlegislature.
2. Call and email your Representative. Below is a sample script/email. (Thanks to Mike F. and Christopher S. for their work on it!) But, as always, it’s most effective if you put it in your own words. And even more effective if you also call to express your support.
Representative <<NAME HERE>>
Oregon House of Representatives
Salem, OR 97310
<<DATE HERE>>, 2015
Representative <<NAME HERE>>:
As a motorcycle rider and automobile driver in Oregon I support Senate Bill 694. As a constituent of your district, I ask that you please vote “aye” on the bill. Your “aye” vote will help Oregon reduce traffic congestion, increase motorcycle safety, and lower fossil fuel consumption in the state.
The bill would allow motorcycles and scooters to filter between lanes of traffic when traffic is stopped or going 10 mph or less and the motorcycle could only travel at a speed of 20 mph or less (i.e. school zone speed). The bill only applies to freeways and highways with posted speeds of 50 mph or more. The bill is timely given both the congestion problems facing our state, and Governor Brown’s transportation initiatives.
SB 694 passed the Oregon Senate on 23 April by a bipartisan 18-10-2 vote. It also received a 5-0 “do pass” recommendation out of the bipartisan Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Motorcyclists throughout the state strongly support the bill, as shown by the statements recorded here: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/
For additional information, please see recent coverage from The Oregonian’s Joseph Rose on the bill (the story includes a poll indicating a solid majority supports the bill): http://www.oregonlive.com/
I hope you find this information useful and again I ask for your support of this bill: please vote “aye” on SB694. I also ask that you please respond to this letter with your position on SB694 and motorcycle lane filtering.