„ el President́e: Jim Snell „ Vice President/Club Electrician: Bob Walbert „ „ Treasurer: Jim (the ŌuÕ comes first!) Struebing „ Secretary: Ray (GSus) White „ „ Newsletter Editor: He Who Cannot Be Named „ Webmaster: Steven Sgro „ „ Spiritual Overseer: Steve Unverzagt „ He Who Oversees the Overseer: JB Norris „ „ Broken Down Vanagon Owner: Wade Ebert „ World Correspondent: Ron Havens „
Newsletter: MARCH 2016 UPCOMING EVENTS (** = Points Event)
** Mar. 9 MILER MONTHLY – 7:30pm at Top Cats (which have moved to the old Field House building) on E. Sangamon Av. between Dirksen Parkway and I55. Food to order.
Mar. 16 Activities Meeting – 7:30pm at Mama LeeÕs Sandbar (formerly Riverside Rock nÕ Roll, formally Sandbar Tavern) on Mechanicsburg blacktop. From Springfield, take I72 east, then take the Camp Butler exit (first exit), turn right at the Stop sign, go about a mile, Mama LeeÕs will be on your left (just past the second bridge).
Future meetings: Apr. at Stadium, May at Bahans in JÕville
THE MILERÕS CHARITY .......... Kids Caf at the Central Illinois Food Bank *** Steve Unverzagt got the Milers involved and the Milers will keep it going. ****
Stevie Unverzagt is in charge of the MilerÕs Kids Caf donations.
March is DUES month!! Please see notice and form below.
Yes, fellow Milers, itÕs time again to cough up $25.00 for your 2016 club dues.
MilerÕs Networking Wednesday – As El-PresidenteÕ says, ŅBecause twice a month isnÕt enough.Ó Check your Miler e-mail for location, starting time is 5:30pm and is on the fourth Wednesday.
Miler Country Store – See Bob OÕNeal for any Miler paraphernalia. There are a lot of the 30th anniversary shirts still available.
!!!!!W I N T E R, Hey what do you know, a couple of riding days in February!!!!! MILER EVENTS/RIDES Anyone with an idea for a ride please bring it to the Activities meeting.
** Mar. ?? Another Miler Brunch – date/place/time is to be decided.
** Apr. 24 Miler Spring Progressive Garage Ride – Stops: Alvey Walbert, Garry White, Jay Wavering and two more that have not been decided.
** June 18 (tentatively) Miler Memorial Ride – to Missouri for lunch. Meet in JÕville. Info to come.
** Date TBD Miler Ride to Brewery on JeffreyÕs Road – watch here for more info. Date/location TBD Garry White is checking on a track day for the Milers to attend. More info to
2017 35th Miler Anniversary.........
March 10 -March 13 Aerostitch St. Louis Pop-Up Event
Four days only, Thursday thru Sunday, March 10th-13th, 9am to 7pm daily (9am to 5pm Sunday), at Gravois Plaza Shopping Center, 3507 Bamberger Ave., St. Louis, MO 63116.
MOTORCYCLE RACING, RALLIES AND OTHER EVENTS
2016 AMA Pro Flat Track Schedule:
March 10: DAYTONA Flat Track I – Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla. March 11: DAYTONA Flat Track II – Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla. April 9: Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas May 14: Arizona Mile – Turf Paradise, Phoenix, Ariz.
May 21: Sacramento Mile – Cal Expo Fair, Sacramento, Calif. May 29: Springfield Mile I – Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ill. June 18: Oklahoma City Mile – Remington Park, Oklahoma City, Okla. June 25: Lima Half-Mile – Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima, Ohio July 30: Charlotte Half-Mile – Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, N.C. August 9: Sturgis Half-Mile – Black Hills Speedway, Rapid City, S.D.
August 14: Peoria TT – Peoria Motorcycle Club, Peoria, Ill. August 20: TBA, New York State September 4: Springfield Mile II – Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ill. September 17: TBA, Southern California Early October: TBA, Northern California
2016 MotoAmerica Superbike Schedule:
April 8-10 Circuit of The Americas — Austin, Texas (Superbike, Superstock 1000, and Supersport as MotoGP support races) April 15-17 Road Atlanta — Braselton, Georgia (Superbike, Superstock 1000, Supersport, Superstock 600, KTM RC 390 Cup)
April 29-May 1 New Jersey Motorsports Park — Millville, New Jersey (Superbike, Superstock 1000, Supersport, Superstock 600, KTM RC 390 Cup) May 13-15 Virginia International Raceway — Danville, Virginia (Superbike, Superstock 1000, Supersport, Superstock 600, KTM RC 390 Cup)
June 3-5 Road America — Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin (Superbike, Superstock 1000, Supersport, Superstock 600, KTM RC 390 Cup) June 10-12 Barber Motorsports Park — Birmingham, Alabama (Superbike, Superstock 1000, Supersport, Superstock 600, KTM RC 390 Cup)
June 23-25 Utah Motorsports Campus — Tooele, Utah (Superbike, Superstock 1000, Supersport, Superstock 600, KTM RC 390 Cup) July 8-10 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca — Monterey, California (Superbike, Superstock 1000, Supersport, Superstock 600, KTM RC 390 Cup as WSBK support races)
September 9-11 New Jersey Motorsports Park — Millville, New Jersey (Superbike, Superstock 1000, Supersport, Superstock 600, KTM RC 390 Cup)
Steve Nace Racing Promotions 2016 Amateur Racing Schedule March 5th Oglethorpe Speedway Park Savannah, GA AMA Amt. & Vintage NatÕl Half Mile March 7th Volusia Speedway Park De Leon Springs, FL AMA Amt. & Vintage NatÕl Half Mile March 8th Volusia Speedway Park De Leon Springs, FL AMA Amt. & Vintage NatÕl Short Track April 30th Marshall-Putnam Co. Fairgrounds Henry, IL D-17 Amt. Race & Vintage NatÕl Half Mile May 1st Marshall-Putnam Co. Fairgrounds Henry, IL Vintage NatÕl Half Mile May 28th Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, IL District 17 Amt. Race TT June 24th Carson Park / McCracken Co. Fair Paducah, KY Amateur Race Half Mile August 9th Sturgis Fairgrounds Sturgis, SD Amateur & Vintage Race Half Mile September 3rd Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, IL D-17 Amt. Race & Vintage NatÕl Short Track
Mar. 4 – 16 75th Anniversary Daytona Beach Week – in Daytona Beach, FL. http://www.officialbikeweek.com/daytonabikeweek/
Apr. 8-10 Grand Prix of the Americas MotoGP – at the Circuit of the Americas, Austin, TX. http://www.circuitoftheamericas.com/
And on the very same weekend at COTA:
Apr. 8-10 Circuit of The Americas Superbike – in Austin, Texas (Superbike, Superstock 1000, and Supersport as MotoGP support races)
Apr. 9 Indy Supercross – at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN Apr. 16 St. Louis Supercross – at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, MO
Apr. 30-May 1 31st BMW Motoexpo and Flea Market – at Winnebago County Fairgrounds in Pecatonica IL. Sponsored by Blackhawk Region BMW Association. www.blackhawkbmwclub.org
May 13-15 30th Customer Appreciation Days – at Niehaus Cycle Sales in Litchfield www.niehauscycle.com/
May 20 thru 22 2nd Battlefield Memorial Workers Rally – at Artillery Ridge Campground, 610 Taneytown Rd., Gettysburg, PA. This will be our annual May ride. Garry White has reserved two cabins. Each cabin has 2 double and 2 bunk beds. Contact Garry to reserve a spot. The following is from the website below. Ņ
A BMW rally devoted to a volunteer day (Saturday) for the National Park
Service in battlefield restoration/preservation. Great Pennsylvania riding, great food and fellowship,
and of course, American History at its finest. No rally fee except for $16 for two nights camping, RV
spots and cabins are available but you must call ahead to reserve those separately. We gather on Friday,
work Saturday, and party 'till its 1863 until Sunday. Food is on your own, but on Saturday we all
scraped together a great rally meal at the camp.Ó
Hosted by Southeast Ohio Beemers. They have no website.
But you can go to: http://www.bmwmoa.org/events/event_details.asp?id=677228&group=#
June 9-12 40th Iowa Rally – at Middle Amana Community Park, Middle Amana, IA. Sponsored by Pure Stodge Touring Association http://purestodge.org
July 8 thru 10 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days – at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, OH. Vintage motorcycle fest brings racing, swap meet, bikes shows and more. www.americanmotorcyclist.com/
July 14 thru 17 44th BMW MOA International Rally – at Erie County Fairgrounds, Hamburg, NY. Start making your plans now. www.bmwmoa.org
To ride in Canada be sure to have your passport.
Sept. 9-11 46th Wisconsin Dells Rally – on the grounds of Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI. Camp on the grounds or book a room (866-382-4852). To receive a special room pricing for the rally, be sure to mention the ŅBMW ClubÓ. www.chulavistaresort.com
Sept. 23-25 30th Hoosier Beemer Rally – at Muscatatuck County Park, North Vernon, IN. Sponsored by the Hoosier Beeamers. They donÕt have a web site but you can go to MOAÕs site: http://
www.bmwmoa.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=746562&group= Oct. 9-11 41st Falling Leaf Rally – at the LionÕs Club Fairgrounds, Potosi, MO
Sponsored by Gateway Riders BMW Club Oct. 21-23 Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix – at Circuit of the Americas, Austin, TX.
To stay with the racing news, go to the following official websites. MotoGP: www.motogp.com/ AMA Racing: www.amaproracing.com/ MotoAmerica: http://www.motoamerica.com/index.html Formula 1: http://www.formula1.com
To catch MotoGP TV check out Fox Sports 1, Comcast HD Digital 946 or online at
Formula 1 Grand Prix races are broadcast on NBC Sports, Comcast HD Digital 947. http://www.nbcsports.com/motors
A SUBTLE REMINDER
March is DUES month!!
Yes, fellow Milers, itÕs time again to cough up $25.00 for your 2016 club dues. If you have already paid your dues, THANK YOU! If not, please bring your dues to the February or March meetings or send them to Jim Struebing, 100 So. Page St., Box 74, New Holland, IL 62671. If you have any changes (address, phone numbers, e-mail address or any other info), please complete the Membership Information Form below and include it with your dues payment. Also, donÕt forget to circle E-mail or Snail Mail on the information form so we will know how to get the Miler newsletter to you.
Thank You Ray White
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February Brunch had a turn out of 26 people, 17 members and 9 guest. Howie was joined by his fraternity brothers. Eleven rode, with a few talking about taking the long way home.
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