2023





2023 Events




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.








March 11th, 2023 Break The Ice Bash




March 11th at the Publick House Inn
277 Main St (Route 131) Sturbridge Ma 01566
From 6 to 10pm
Hotel Rooms are available on site
Buffet Dinner is $45
Mention the Yankee Beemers when you call

Pleast pay here by Pay Pal or RSVP to Jim Sanders at
P.O. Box 2151, Fitchburg Ma, 01420
Online Registration is live

Attendees






January 15 Breakfast at the Willowbrook. 8am


Sunday 1/15/23 8AM at the Willowbrok, 16 Hastings St Mendon Ma. Ken Condon Guest speaker








February 19 Breakfast at the Willowbrook


Sunday 2/19/2023. 8am 16 Hastings St Mendon Ma
Welcome BMW Motorcycle Owners Of Vermont
Breakfast Buffet style, coffee, camaraderie and lots of cool stuff.
Cash 50/50 Raffle, Club Store has shirts stickers and more! Swap meet.




March 19 Gold Card Breakfast


Sunday 3/19/2023 8 AM, 16 Hastings St Mendon Ma
2023 Gold cards available to current members in good standing.
Frosty Nutz, Pemi River, Fall Jamaica Campout. Lime Rock

April 16 April Breakfast Meeting at the Willowbrook


Breakfast at the Willowbrook.
16 Hastings St, Mendon, MA

Sunday April 16, 8am. Monthly meeting, ride in bike show. 50/50 Raffle, club store has sticker, T shirts, hats and more!

April 23 Sugar House Ride to Eat



YB Spring Sugar House Ride-to-Eat!
Catfish (Rich Roy) will be leading a ride from the Shell station at 167 Daniel Shays HWY Orange MA. We leave there around 8:45

Stewart and Johns Sugar House
31 NH-63, Westmoreland, NH 03467
Google Map


Ride with the group or meet us there!
Google Map Link

April 28-30, 2023 The Frosty Nuts Campout



April 28-30 2023
Camp with the YB's at Wilgus State Park in Ascutney Vermont!
Bring a sweater.
Event details

The Frosty Nutz

2023 Hosts: Bill Cusack, Ken Springhetti




May 13, 2023 YB Tech Day - All bikes welcome



Hosts: John and Lorie Van Hook, and Brad Barrus

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2023

Time: 9:00 AM to whenenver

Address: 3285 Millers Lane, Dighton, MA

  
We have a couple of projects lined up this year.

Morning:

In the morning we are working on Joes 1958 R50 /2. The engine needs the slinger service done. We are going pull the engine so that we can deliver it to a local engine shop for service.

Lunch:

Hot dogs, burgers, waters, and chips will be provided. We will have some vegetarian options. Feel free to bring something to pitch in. Potato salad, or a desert what ever. If you have special dietary requirements let me know, or bring your own. The BBQ grill is available.

Afternoon:

If all goes well with the /2 in the morning, after lunch we will put my 1984 R80 RT on the lift, pull the tranny and do a spline lube. You will see what it takes to get this job done; not as daunting as it may seem. We have a snowflake rim that needs a new race and bearings. We will try to fit this job in. You can also bring your bike in for some work. We will help you do your own MC maintenance. Bring fluids, farkle, spark plugs, etc. We will be here to help you with tasks such as: fluid changes, install GPS mounts, minor adjustments, touch ups, and parts replacement. In general we will help you learn to be more self-sufficient when it comes to MC maintenance and repairs. There is a garage with floor space for several bikes at once. The motorcycle lift will be occupied, but I have a few assorted jacks if needed. We have basic (and some specialty) tools on site, but you may need to bring other specialty tools if needed for your specific project.

Swap Meet:

We will have some tables and tarps laid out for your motorcycle related parts, farkle, riding gear, camping gear, bits, and baubles. Buy, sell, trade, or give away motorcycle/camping/tools related items only. Please attend your table, and take all your unsold items home with you at the end of the day.




May 21, 2023 Breakfast at Vanson Leathers Fall River Mass. 830am





Sunday May 21,2023, 8:30am
Ride to Eat at the Vanson Leathers
951 Broadway, Fall River, MA 02724

Our friends at Vanson are hosting our monthly meeting, great ride in bike show. 50/50 Raffle, club store has T shirts and hats.
Come one come all, the parking lot fills early. Members lead rides all over southern New England after breakfast.
All bikes welcome, bring your friends!
Google Map Link


June 9-11, 2023 The Pemi River Rally at the Barn Door




BMW Rally during New Hampshire Motorcycle Week

June 9-11 2023 at the Barn Door Campground in Rumney NH
Join us for 2 nights in New Hampshire's beautiful White Mountains. The backroads discovery route goes right through our site.
Twisty mountain roads, campfire, great food, lots of cool bikes. Bike Week aint just for Harleys. We have vintage, modern and everything in between
Join us at bike week for a great moto advenure!


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


Click here for maps, registration and more info!




June 18, 2023 June Breakfast




Breakfast at the Willowbrook
Sunday June 18th, 8am
Ride to Eat at the Willowbrook Restaurant
16 Hastings St, Mendon, MA

Monthly meeting, great ride in bike show. 50/50 Raffle, club store has sticker, T shirts, hats and more!
Come one come all, the parking lot fills early. Members lead rides all over southern New England after breakfast.
All bikes welcome, bring your friends!




July 14-16,2023 Lime Rock Rally



Hosts: Scott Raebler (srabeler@hotmail.com) and friends

Date: July 14th to 16th

Where: Lime Rock Park

Address: 60 White Hollow Rd, Lakeville, CT 06039
Map: Google Map
Registration REGISTER HERE


  
Join us at Limerock Park July 14th, 15th and 16th.
Friday just happens to be National Motorcycle Day, and Its the 100th anniversary of BMW Motorrad!.
There is a MAX Track Day Saturday Morning (sign up through MAX BMW)
The rally is right in some of the best, twisty scenic riding you will find anywhere!

July 16,2023 Roving Breakfast



Time: 8:00 AM
Ride somewhere for breakfast!
The roving breakfast will start at the Vanilla Bean meeting in Pomfret Ct at 8:00 with KSU up at 9-9:30 for a 30 mile ride to Vernon CT for a self guided $10 tour of the New England Motorcycle Museum.
Vanilla Bean Cafe Home Page

Google Map to the Bean

August 20,2023 Roving Breakfast at the Jetty


Time: 9:00 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.
Members lead rides all over southern New England after breakfast.
All bikes welcome, bring your friends!
Google Map Link

Sept 24, 2023 European Motorcycle Day at Larz Anderson


15 Newton St Brookline, MA 02445




September 21-24 30th annual Gathering Of The Clams hosted by the Ocean State BMW Riders
Our good friends in Rhode Island are hosting their annual Clambake and Campout! $85 in advance
Click here for more information

Camp Fuller YMCA Camp
619 Camp Fuller Rd
Wakefield, Rhode Island 02897
Contact: Steve Forand FORANDS9@GMAIL.COM



September 29, 2023 Back To Jamaica Campout! (Whacky Hat)


We are going Back to Jamaica! September 29,2023
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.
Please check the YB Forum for updates
Rally chairs:
Bill Cusack (bcusack@comast.net)

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




September 29-Oct 1, 2023 Wheels In 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
More info here Note: This is a BMW motorcycle only event. You must be on a BMW to ride.

Oct TBD 2023 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 15 Breakfast at The Willowbrook Restaurant


Sunday October 15, 8 AM. 16 Hastings St, Mendon, MA
Officer Nominations

October 28 2023 Fall Sugar House Ride - Stuart and Johns




YB Fall Sugar House Ride-to-Eat!
Catfish (Rich Roy) will be leading a ride from the Shell station at 167 Daniel Shays HWY Orange MA. We leave there around 9

Stewart and Johns Sugar House
31 NH-63, Westmoreland, NH 03467
Google Map


Ride with the group or meet us there!
Google Map Link

November 5, 2023 Carl's ride to the Vanilla Bean Cafe


This is an all morning / early afternoon event at the Vanilla Bean Cafe in Pomfret CT.
This is the 25th year! Carl has been doing this since the 90's!
Come join us for coffee, breakfast and some great riding in Connecticut




November 19, 2023 9 AM Breakfast at The Willowbrook Restaurant


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




December 17,2023 Breakfast at The Willowbrook Restaurant


8 AM 16 Hastings St, Mendon, MA
Last breakfast meeting of 2023. BOD meeting to follow