2020





Info:




The Yankee Beemers are a private social club chartered by the AMA, the MOA, and the RA. All events are open to the public. All bikes and riders are welcome. Dates and times are subject to change. These changes are posted on our web forum. Before you ride 1000 miles to an event its best to check in and verify that the details have not changed. We post changes here as soon as we can. Our events are all run by volunteers. Please pre-register for events as it helps us get the food count right. Please invite your friends to join us. Please use the online PayPal system if you can.

Please mail checks to:
Yankee Beemers
P.O Box 2151 Fitchburg, MA 01420. 

Consider joining the club. The funds go directly to operating the events. We are a non-profit motorcycle club. Unlike other clubs that have only a Facebook page, or just get together at the local bar, we put on a lot of great events that require us to pay up front. Your membership dues help keep the campfires burning. Volunteering at events is a great way to make new friends and help the club offer more to our members.

We have monthly breakfasts at the Willowbrook restaurant. They are usually, but not always the 3rd Sunday of the Month at 9am. Please note the new time. All bikes are welcome. We are always looking for people to run informal rides to eat, tech days, or give a talk at the breakfast meeting about something cool. Please come say hello.








February 8th, 2020 35th Annual Winter Bash



The 35th Annual Winter Festival - February 8th 2020
February 8th 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 Jim Sanders at
P.O. Box 2151, Fitchburg Ma, 01420
Members and a spouse $30pp, Non Members $45pp
Please consider joining the club, your dues subsidise this and other great events
2020 Print calendar included with your ticket.(one per member or couple)
Purchase tickets




January 4, 2020 Airheads Winter Tech Day, See Airheads.org


9AM at Tim Hille's home
http://www.airheads.org/wair-when/1027




March 15, 2020 Gold Card Breakfast at The Willowbrook Restaurant


9 AM 16 Hastings St, Mendon, MA
It can get nice and warm in March.. spring is coming. Gold cards available to members only at the breakfast.
Frosty Nutz, Pemi River, Damn Yankees, Fall Jamaica Campout.

CANCELLED Breakfast at Vanson Leathers


Coffee 8:00 AM, Breakfast 8:30 AM, Wrap up by 10:00 AM
VANSON Leathers, Inc
951 Broadway, Fall River, MA 02724



CANCELLED Danas Ride to Eat (Formerly Goulds Ride)


Savant's ride to Eat in Heath Mass



Dana's 30th annual Season Opener Spring Ride-to-Eat!
We meet up at the Shell Gas station at Rt. 2 (exit 16) in Orange, MA. at the Rt. 2/202 junction. Arrive by 7:30am.
Leaving at 8:00am sharp for a guided back road barn storm of scenic farm roads, shaded canopies of trees and twisted roads.
Dana's guided ride meets up at Shell Gas Station, Rt. 2 & Rt. 202 in,Orange Ma.
Arrive by 7:30 am, Kick stands up Promptly at 8:00 am Guided, back road romp thru the Berkshire Hills
Breakfast is put on by the Heath Fire Department 7:30 - 10:30am at the Heath Middle School.
Pancakes, live music and good cheer. Address is 18 Jacobs Road Heath Ma.
Ride with the group or meet us there! Spring is just around the corner.

Google Map Link

CANCELLED The Frosty Nuts Campout


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

2020 Hosts: Bill Cusack, Ken Springhetti




Saturday, May 16 Virtual Tech Day via Facebook Live


Host: Andy
Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 10 AM – 2 PM
Address: Live YB Pandemic Podcast Link

"The YB Pandemic Podcast"
With the current situation, and events getting canceled left, and right we thought this might be a nice alternate.
Check out what Andy Sollecito is doing with us in CT. We plan on more virtual tech videos to come.
Andy Sollecito has a full shop, and lots of experience with many makes, and models of motorcycles.
All virtual tech days will be held on Facebook Live, via the Yankee Beemers facebook page.
YB Facebook Group Link





May 17, 2020 BREAKFAST CANCELLED


We will have several informal local NH, MA CT,and RI area rides. Check the Forum and Facebook for updates




POSTPONED The Pemi River Rally, Thornton NH


COVID-19 Has caused us to have to cancel Pemi in June
Sadly you cannot join us for 2 nights at the Pemi River Campground in New Hampshire's beautiful White Mountains. Stay tuned for updates, Laconia Bike Week has been tentatively moved to August. As the date gets closer we'll know more.
Your hosts:

Duncan Cooper [cooper.duncan@me.com]
Erik Keugler [erk@kueglers.org]


Click here for maps, registration and more info!




CANCELLED Campton Fire house roving breakfast has been cancelled, Campton NH.



Join us for breakfast at 8am til late morning in New Hampshire's White Mountains at the Campton Fire House breakfast, Campton NH.
186 NH-49, Campton, NH 03223 Phone: (603) 726-3300

MOA Rally 2020 BMW MOA National Rally


COVID-19 has caused the rally to be cancelled




Oct 9-11, 2020 Lime Rock Rally


Bill Drachenberg is our host at Lime Rock in CT.
More info and registration


CANCELLED The 25th 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 often include a guided rides, a visit to a legendary ISDT Spanish Motorcycle museum, A Magical Mystery Tour, Moto GymKhana and more!
All Bikes Welcome!
Hot Showers (now with real privacy doors!)
Rally Fee: Pre-Reg $65 (by July 21) $75 at the gate. Children under 13 yrs, $15. Add $5 for Thursday night Aug 3 camping.


Rally Chairs:
Duncan Cooper
Bill Cusack
Ken Springhetti
Dan Walton
Todd Truex
Ken Springhetti: kz1000@hotmail.com
Please consider volunteering to work the Registration desk, kitchen, score an event, lead a ride, or help setup!
Bring your musical instrument and jam by the campfire!
What's your pleasure?




CANCELLED YB New Hampshire Weekend Get Away


YB Get Away - Gorham New Hampshire!
Enjoy twisty mountain roads, great local flavors and comfortble accommodations!
This will be held at the Town and Country Inn and Resort in Gorham NH.
Address: 1033 20, US-2, Shelburne, NH 03581
Craig Cleasby has reserved a block of 10 rooms. The nightly rate is # 127 per room plus 9 % tax.
The number to call to book a room is 1-603-466-3315. Mention Yankee Beemers to get the discount rate.

August 16, 2020 Roving Breakfast at The Jetty in Marshfield


Time: 8:00 AM
Address: 278 Ocean Street, Marshfield, MA
Come ride the back roads of the Eastern Shore of MA. Ride lead by the Twist Master, the maestro of the turn, him self, Dwight Nevins. See uncrowded roads and breath taking ocean scenery. Good food, good company and great riding.

Sept 27, 2020 European Motorcycle Day at Larz Anderson


15 Newton St Brookline, MA 02445




September 18-20,2020 MORE INFO: http://bmwra.org/national-rally


We are looking for a 2019 RA Rally Coordinator. If you want to volunteer let us know!




CANCELLED 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

** Please note that the YB print calendar date is incorrect

September 25-27, 2020 Back To Jamaica Campout!


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. Join us for a great weekend of riding, camping, and camaraderie. All bikes welcome, bring your friends. The state of Vermont may require you to sign some form of COVID 19 related paperwork if you are from out of state.
The COVID-19 protocols vary from state to state and can be daunting. Please wear a mask, proactice social distancing, and stay home if you don't feel well
Thank you for your patience and understanding. We've been caming at Jamaica since the 1990's and it is a wonderful place.
Please check the YB Forum for updates
Rally chairs:
Bill Cusack (bcusack@comast.net)

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




Oct 2-4 Wheels On The Field
Porsche Cars, BMW Motorycycles, Octoberfest style!
Doug Mo, MAX BMW and the Town of Chester are hosting a German Gearhead Gathering!
Held at American Legion Field on route 103 in Chester Vermont, 05143 there will be Camping, Coffee, Scottish Trials, Lots of great food, trails and twisty roads to ride. Foliage will be at its peak
This is a STRICTLY BMW ONLY EVENT. IF YOU ARE NOT ON A BMW, YOU MAY NOT PARTICIPATE

Oct 17, 2020 Phils Cape Cod Oyster Ride
Cape Ride/Wellfleet Oyster Festival.
Meet up for Breakfast near the bridge, ride onto and around the Cape
Lunch at the Oyster Festival. Times and locations to be determined.

October 18, 2020 Breakfast at The Willowbrook Restaurant


8 AM 16 Hastings St, Mendon, MA

October TBD, 2020 Danas Sugar House Ride hosted by Dana Lewis






November 1 ,2020 Carl's ride to the Vanilla Bean Cafe


This is an all morning / early afternoon event.




November 15, 2020 9 AM Breakfast at The Willowbrook Restaurant


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




Dec 5, 2020 Bus Trip to the New York International Motorcycle Show





The Hound Butt rides again!
Check the YB Forum for updates
When: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Where: Mom's Motorcycle South, 1000 Washington St. (Route 1), Foxboro, MA
(Google map)
CT STOP: Manchester CT Park and Ride exit I-84 exit 62 8:30ish
Time Departing: 7am Sharp. Dont be late, WE WONT WAIT!
8:45 Pickup in Manchester CT at the exit 62 Park and Ride off I-84
Time Returning: Leaving NYC @ 5:30PM, back to Moms at 10:00ish
Why: Because we're the YBs!, Ride in bus to Eat, Eat to ride in bus
Cost: $85 each, send check to Jim Sanders or please use PayPal
Includes: RT bus fare, show admission, snacks and assorted liquids
as well
If you just want to tag along and not attend the show, its $70
Who: Yankee Beemers and guests, first 50 people maximum.
Please be on time for the bus. Fee's are not refundable if you miss the bus. This fills fast and we hate to turn people away so don't wait.

If you register and cannot make it please let us know we always have to turn away people and we'd like to get everyone who wants to go onboard.

Trip Options



December 20,2020 Breakfast at The Willowbrook Restaurant


8 AM 16 Hastings St, Mendon, MA
Last breakfast meeting of 2019. BOD meeting to follow