2016

Official Events Calendar





February 4th, 2017 33rd Annual Holiday Party



The 33rd Annual Holiday Extravaganza
February 4th at the Warren Inn and Conference Center
529 Chestnut St, Ashland Ma
From 5 to 10pm
Hotel Rooms are available on site
Mention the Yankee Beemers when you call 508-231-3000
Pleast pay here by Pay Pal or RSVP to the Jim Sanders at
P.O. Box 2151, Fitchburg Ma, 01420
Purchase tickets




Feb 21, 2016 Breakfast at The Willowbrook Restaurant


8:30 AM 16 Hastings St, Mendon, MA




March 20, 2016 Gold Card Breakfast at The Willowbrook Restaurant


8:30 AM 16 Hastings St, Mendon, MA
It can get nice and warm in March.. spring is coming.

April 24, 2016 Goulds Sugar House Ride


Savant's ride to Goulds Sugar House



We meet up at the Shell Gas station at Rt. 2 (exit 16) in Orange, MA. at the Rt. 2/202 junction. Arrive by 9:30am. Leaving at 10:00am sharp for a guided back road barn storm of scenic farm roads, shaded canopies of trees and twisted roads. Arriving at Gould’s Sugar House, Rt. 2 in Shelburne Falls by approx. 11:00am for the BEST Waffles, Pancakes, Corn Fritters, Hot Coffee and pickles. Weather is always unpredictable. We’ve ridden in sun, rain, sleet and even snow so dress accordingly. BE There!

April 17, 2016 Breakfast at The Willowbrook Restaurant


8:30 AM 16 Hastings St, Mendon, MA
April showers bring May Flowers.


April, 29 - May 1, 2016 The Frosty Nuts Campout


Camp with the YB's at Wilgus State Park in Ascutney Vermont! Bring a sweater. Event details




May 7, 2016 YB Tech Day at John Van Hooks house


9AM until whenever people go home.
Dighton Ma. Hot Dogs, soda's and snacks will be provided.
We will help you learn to do your own maintenence. Bring oil, farkles, spark plugs, whatever
We can help everyone do the basic fluid changes, install GPS mounts, adjust things, touch up boo boo's replace parts and help you learn to do more on your own. Its also a great social event. There is a garage, lift, and some tools. We have lots of BMW special tools too.




May 15, 2016 Breakfast at The Willowbrook Restaurant


8:30 AM 16 Hastings St, Mendon, MA




June 10-12 , 2016 The Pemi River Rally, Thornton NH


Join us for 2 nights at the Pemi River Campground in Thornton, located in New Hampshire's beautiful White Mountains. Our Toy Box will be there, a blazing campfire, a pig roast on Saturday night, and of course some of the finest BMW riders in the land. Friday night burgers and dogs and all-day coffee are included in the rally fee. Gold cards must also pre-register for an accurate food count. Participation in the Saturday night feast is by pre-registration only.
Note: Pemi Rover Cabins can be rented thru the campground and are not part of the YB Rally
Your hosts:

Bob Blethen (tnkdriver@gmail.com)
Ken Springhetti (kz1000@hotmail.com)


More info




June 26, 2016 There is no June Breakfast, join us at the Pemi River Rally



Join us for a great ride to eat at the Pemi river Rally

July 14-17,2016 BMW MOA National Rally


David Harmacek is the YB 2016 MOA Rally Coordinator. If you want to volunteer see Dave!




July 17, 2016 Breakfast at th MOA Rally in Hamburg NY


If you are at the MOA Rally, join us for breakfast! We will gather up folks at the YB campsite

August 4-7, 2016 The 21st Damn Yankees Rally 


Join us for our annual flagship event, where all proceeds are donated to local charities. Located in beautiful Heath Ma, the Damn Yankees Rally is rustic camping at one of New England’s oldest operating fairgrounds, The Heath Fairground. Rustic, outdoor showers. Saturday evening chicken BBQ by the Heath Volunteer Fire Department is included, Legendary Church Ladies home made Pies and baked goods. (Free Coffee if you bring your own mug) Saturday night “burn it all” bonfire is always a good time. Saturday activities include a guided Dual Sport Ride, a visit to a legendary ISDT Spanish Motorcycle museum, A Magical Mystery Tour, a new field event "MotoGymKhana" and Live Band. All brand riders and their guests Welcome!
Hot Showers (now with real privacy doors!)
Rally Fee: Pre-Reg $45 (by July18) $55 at the gate. Children under 13 yrs, $15. Add $5 for Thursday night Aug 4 camping.


Rally Chairs:
Rich "Catfish" Roy
Bill Cusack
John Van Hook
Ken Springhetti: kz1000@hotmail.com
Please consider volunteering to work the Registration desk, kitchen, score an event, lead a ride, or sing with the band!
Bring your musical instrument and jam by the campfire!




August 28, 2016 Breakfast at The Vanilla Bean Cafe


Join us at 9am for a roving breakfast at Vanilla Bean Cafe.
Pomfret CT
(508) 779-0901
450 Deerfield Rd
Pomfret CT 06259
860.928.1562
Google map

September 11, 2016 European Motorcycle Day at Larz Anderson


15 Newton St Brookline, MA 02445







September 16-18, 2016 Gathering Of The Clams hosted by the Ocean State BMW Riders
Our good friends in Rhode Island are hosting their annual Clambake and Campout!
Click here for more information


September 16-18, 2016 Back To Jamaica Campout! (Whacky Hat)


We are going Back to Jamaica!
Join us at Jamaica State Park in Jamaica, Vermont. The Fall Campout at Jamaica is the last official YB campout of the season. This is the finest time of year to ride Vermont! This campout has moved around over the years, and we like to keep it fresh. This year we go back to Jamaica for some twisty roads, fall foliage, real maple syrup, and all that is the essence of riding Vermont in the fall. If you are so inclined, Satuday night we judge the "Whacky Hat" contest, a long standing YB Fall camping tradition. Join us for a great weekend of riding, camping, and camaraderie. All bikes welcome, bring your friends. Satuday morning "Breakfast in Canada" is also a favorite, so bring your passports!
Fee is $35 by PayPal on www.yankeebeemers.org or mail check to:
Yankee Beemers, P.O. Box 2151 Fitchburg, MA 01420, re: Whackey Hat.
Rally chairs:
Bill Cusack (bcusack@comast.net)
John Van Hook (jvanhook@concast.net)

Pot luck dinner Friday and Saturday evening. Bring something tasty!

Whackey Hat

CORRECTION: Date was originally published in the YB Calendar as the 23rd, however we could not obtain a reservation for that period.




October 16, 2016 Breakfast at The Willowbrook Restaurant


8:30 AM 16 Hastings St, Mendon, MA

October 30, 2016 Gould's Sugar House Ride hosted by Dana Lewis



October 24 Autumn Ride-To-Eat at Goulds Sugar House
Once again our Savant of the Pavement Dana Lewis leads is to Goulds Sugar House for breakfast!
Where: We meet up at the Shell Gas station at Rt. 2 (exit 16) in Orange, MA. at the Rt. 2/202 junction.
When: Arrive by 9:30am. Leaving at 10:00am Sharp for a Guided back road barn storm of scenic farm roads, shaded canopies of trees and twisted roads. Arriving at Gould’s Sugar House, Rt. 2 in Shelburne Falls by approx. 11:00am for the BEST Waffles, Pancakes, Corn Fritters, Hot Coffee and pickles. Weather is always unpredictable. We’ve ridden in sun, rain, sleet and even snow so dress accordingly. Goulds is an old fashioned Sugar House. Everything is made from scratch, and it is the very essence of Autumn in New England.

Novemeber 6,2016 Carl's ride to the Vanilla Bean Cafe


This is an all morning / early afternoon event.




November 20, 2016 Breakfast at The Willowbrook Restaurant


8:30 AM 16 Hastings St, Mendon, MA
Elections will be held at this breakfast meeting.




December TBD, 2016 Bus Trip to the New York International Motorcycle Show





The Hound Butt rides again!
When: (TBD) Saturday, December , 2016
Where: Bus trip Starts and Ends at the Franklin Village Super Stop And Shop parking lot at the junction of Route 140 and 495 (Google map)
and in Rhode Island at the Richmond Park and ride, which is at exit 3 on route 95 (Google map)
Time Departing: Leave Stop & Shop parking lot at 7:00 AM SHARP, 7:30 Exit 3 in RI
Time Returning: Leaving NYC @ 4:30PM, home 9:00ish
Why: Because we're the YBs!, Ride in bus to Eat, Eat to ride in bus
Cost: $70 each, send payment to me or please use PayPal via the YB web site
Includes: RT bus fare, show admission, snacks and assorted liquids of various proofs
We will stop at the famous Katz Deli as well
Who: Yankee Beemers and guests, first 50 people maximum.

December 18,2016 Breakfast at The Willowbrook Restaurant


8:30 AM 16 Hastings St, Mendon, MA
Last breakfast meeting of 2016.