Annual Schedule

Traveler’s Award Rides

Each year, SCMA presents monthly rides in the southwest region as part of our Traveler’s Awards.

These rides offer us the opportunity to meet up with our fellow members, participate in a local 1 to 3-day riding event, and enjoy motorcycling camaraderie over a meal or two.

These rides are open to members and non-members.

You can participate in the ride as part of the Traveler’s Awards or not, your choice.

If you sign up for the Traveler’s Award (fee $20), you can qualify for the following awards that would be presented at the Awards Banquet in March of 2018.

  • Bronze Award 7 Rides
  • Silver Award 10 Rides
  • Gold Award 13 Rides (Free banquet ticket)
  • Platinum Award All rides (Free banquet ticket & $100)

Below is a list of the monthly rides. Some descriptions may not yet be finalized at this point in time so be sure to watch for updates in this newsletter as well as on the website. Awarding of Ride Pins and other noted items is subject to change.


January 22nd Soup Meet Re-union 

Sponsor: SCMA                                                 Chair: “Stoney” and “Di” Stoneman

Location: TBA

Fee: 2 cans/boxes of food or $5

Sunday Destination Ride to a location to meet up and enjoy a meal (TBA if a breakfast or a lunch). You ride to the destination located in LA County, contribute cans/boxes of food, and banter with your fellow SCMA’ers while enjoying a breakfast or lunch, depending on times and location of the event. Afterwards plan your own route back home or to another destination of your choice to continue a weekend of riding. Donated food will be delivered to Families Forward, Irvine CA.


February 11th Sweetheart Ride

Sponsor: Antelope Valley Riders and SCMA receive ride pin

Chair: Doug at 661-435-8949

Start: Angeles National Golf Course, Sunland

Fee: $20 donation to Bags4Kids

This is a Saturday Day Ride through the Angeles Mountains and High desert. Event will end at a location TBA with a BBQ and fun camaraderie with SCMA and AVR riders.


March 11th St. Patrick’s Day Ride

Sponsor: Shamrocks Riders                            Chair: Les Gullery

Start: TBA                                                               Contact: (661) 251-8148

Destination: TBA

Fee: TBA      Receive ride pin

This is a 2-day ride with an overnight destination TBA.  Typically this ride is through foothills and mountains enjoying twisting highways through the mountains.   An overnight stay will be made available in a motel with reservations negotiated at a block rate.


April 1st April Fool’s Day Ride

Sponsor: Red Hot Riders of San Diego        Chair: Ron Farkas

Start: 8-9:00am Mainstream Bar and Grill, 13385 Poway Road, Poway, CA      Contact: chairman@sc-ma.com / 949-433-0761

Destination: TBA (Lunch location)

Fee: $15.00

This is a 1-day ride under 150 miles starting in Poway (subject to update). The ride will run through the San Diego Hill Country and end with a lunch meeting. Typically the ride attracts 30 or more riders. You may ride individually, in your own group of friends to follow a route sheet or ride in one of the groups arranged by the RHRs. Plan you own ride to return home after lunch. SCMA members meet up Friday night in Poway for evening get together.


April 21st Alien Invasion Tour

Sponsor: AZRATPac                                              Chair: TBA

Start: TBA (typically Scottsdale AZ)                Contact: TBA

Destination: TBA (Typically Las Vegas)

Fee: TBA     Receive SWAG

This is a 2-night, 3-day ride through at least 3 of 5 southwest states. The ride will visit places of interest associated with Aliens (such as Area 51), Atomic Energy, the effects of interstellar activity, etc. First and 2nd nights at motel/hotel may have block rates arranged. 3rd day is individual ride returning to your home base. Each day will have a scheduled, “buy your own” lunch and dinner social activity.


May 6th Greenhorn Ride

Sponsor: Pasadena Motorcycle Club               Chair: TBA

Start: TBA (typically Pasadena location)        Contact: TBA

Destination: TBA

Fee: TBA      Receive ride pin

This is a 2-day overnighter with a ride into CA hills, a scheduled buy your own dinner, and a make your own reservations at a motel. This is a great opportunity to meet members of one of the oldest motorcycle clubs in the USA.


May 27th Grand Blazing Saddles

Sponsor: SCMA,                                                 Chair: Manny Smith

Start: TBA                                                             Contact: TBA

Destination: TBA

Fee: TBA      Receive ride pin

This is a Memorial Day 3-day, 2-night ride through the hills and deserts of California. “Buy your own dinner” scheduled social event(s) and a motel(s) for you to make your own reservation. Final day head back to your home base.


June 23rd  5-Passes Tour

Sponsor: SCBMWRC “South Coasters”        Chair: TBA

Start: TBA                                                            Contact: TBA

Destination: TBA

Fee: TBA      Receive ride pin

This is a multi-day event riding through hills, mountains, central valley, coastal areas, etc. “Buy your own dinner” scheduled social event(s) and a motel(s) for you to make your own reservation. Final day head back to your home base.


July 15th Dog Days of Summer

Sponsor: SCMA                                                  Chair: Jim “Stoney” Stoneman

Start: Original Saugus Cafe, 25861 Railroad Ave, Santa Clarita CA

                                                                                  Contact: asphaltrider@icloud.com (805) 279-5557

Destination: Mulholland  Hwy with a finish at a lunch stop to be determined.

Fee: Free      Receive ride pin

This is a 1-day event riding through varied terrain to a “Buy your own lunch” social event. Enjoy lunch with SMCA members and a day of motorcycle camaraderie.


August 5th Soup Meet BBQ – canceled 

Sponsor: SCMA                                                         Chair: Jim and Di Stoneman

Location: TBA                                                            Contact: TBA

Destination: Laguna Niguel Regional Park

Fee: 4 cans/boxes of food or $5

Sunday Destination Ride to a location to meet up and enjoy a Hot Dawg BBQ. You ride from your home on a route of your choice to the destination located in the greater LA Basin, contribute cans/boxes of food, and banter with your fellow SCMA’ers while enjoying a Hot Dawg BBQ. Afterwards plan your own route back home or on to another destination of your choice to continue a weekend of riding. Donated food will be delivered to Families Forward, Irvine CA.


October 28th Cemetery Tour 

Sponsor: SCMA                                                            Chair: Mike Williams

Start: SoCal TBA (Remote start option)              Contact: TBA

Destination: SoCal

Fee: TBA          Receive ride pin, T-shirt, decal

This is a 1-day rally for riders to celebrate Halloween by riding to interesting and ghoulish cemeteries. The event is 75 to 100 miles and ends at a designated restaurant for a lunch and social meet up. You will receive a “Coroner’s Report” listing items to be found in each cemetery.


November 11th Turkey Run 

Sponsor: Red Hot Riders of San Diego and SCMA        Chair: Ron Farkas

Start: TBA (typically Poway)                                                 Contact:

Destination: TBA (Lunch location at a Casino)

Fee: TBA      Receive ride pin

This is a 1-day ride under 150 miles starting in Poway (subject to update). The ride will run through the San Diego Hill Country and end with a lunch meeting at a Casino in San Diego County. Riders will draw for poker chips valued from $1 to $100. Typically the ride attracts 30 or more riders. You may ride individually, in your own group of friends following a route sheet, or ride in one of the groups arranged by the RHRs. On you own ride to return home after lunch. SCMA members meet up Friday night in Poway for evening get together.


December (Date TBA)     Toy Collection for Charity 

Sponsor: SCMA                                                 Chair: Open

Start: TBA                                                            Contact: Gonzo

Destination: TBA

Fee: $10 toy

This is a 1-day destination ride to collect toys for donation to charity. Details of the ride and social activity are to be announced.

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