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.

No fee to participate in the Traveler’s Awards.  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 offered during the year (Free banquet ticket)

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.

Click on the ride title to see the webpage or the flyer.


January 27nd Soup Meet Re-union 

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

Location: TBA

Fee: 2 cans/boxes of food or $5

Saturday 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 10th Sweetheart Ride

Sponsor: SCMA and Cycle Barn

Chair: Doug at 661-435-8949

Start: Angeles National Golf Course, Sunland

Fee: $14 men/$.14 ladies donation to Bags4Kids

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


March 17th and 18th St. Patrick’s Day Ride

Sponsor: Shamrocks Riders        

Chair: Les Gullery (661) 251-8148

Start: Voyager Restaurant, 1434 Flight Line, Mojave CA

Destination: 1st Day:  Bishop CA

Fee: $25 (SCMA members – $20)

This is a 2-day ride:  First day head to Death Valley with lunch at the Stovepipe Wells Saloon and an overnight destination at Bishop.  2nd day ride returns to Mojave or your own destination.  Riders have opportunity to visit Death Valley and Manzanar for their CA Adventures Series CA Nat’l Parks.


 

 


April 6th Alien Invasion Grand Tour

Sponsor: AZRATPac       

Start: 9:00 am MST start from GOAZ Motorcycles,  15500 N Hayden Rd., Scottsdale AZ 

Destination: 1st Day-Socorro NM;  2nd Day-Las Cruces NM

Fee: None     Sticker Ride

This is a 2-night, 3-day ride through AZ and NM.  First-day lunch at “The House” in Show Low AZ.  2nd-day end in Sorocco NM with get together at the Socorro Springs Brewing Company.  Day 2 is an early start to The Trinity Site (1st Atomic Bomb Test) on the White Sands Missile Range.  Lunch will be at
Big D’s Downtown Dive in Roswell NM.   The final leg to Las Cruces (Day 2 destination) will be through the tourist town of Cloudcroft. Dinner will be at “St Clair Winery & Bistro”  Day 3 return to Phoenix area (lunch stop at Jerry’s restaurant in Stafford) or proceed on to visit other NM sites such as Carlsbad Caverns National Park.  More info at http://azratpack.com/events/calendar/#!event/2018/4/6/alien-invasion-grand-tour-sticker-ride-scma-traveler-apos-s-award-ride


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. 

Join your fellow SCMA riders for our annual “Cemetery Ride” as we begin by riding up Highway 18, around Big Bear Lake, and dropping down into the high desert area to Historic Route 66.

We will continue on Route 66 to Barstow, Daggett, Newberry Springs, and finishing with lunch at the “Ludlow Café.” Along the route, we will stop by five cemeteries, as well as other interesting sites.

This will be a fun ride with lots of twisties, beautiful scenery, and historic features. 


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 9, 2017     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. Click the link above for details of the ride and social activity.

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