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Ephrata Bikers Breakfast is now a regular COG event
« on: November 18, 2016, 05:25:09 pm »
A number of us have shown up at one time or another for the Ephrata Bikers Breakfast.  It’s held the first Sunday of the month starting in May and ending October.  I was thinking about putting these Breakfasts on the COG calendar and turning it into a COG event with different rides after the event.

Since folks travel from different directions, I’m thinking it would be a good idea to make up rides that will put you on some great roads you might not know about, but also head you in the general direction that you need to ride home.  I’m looking for ideas on where to end the ride for a lunch spot.   I know regulars have come from Maryland, York County, Chester/Delaware counties, New Jersey and even Long Island. 

Thoughts on me putting together a few rides that would leave Ephrata?   :motonoises:

The address for the Bikers Breakfast is:
American Legion Post 429
300 Cocalico St
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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Re: Ephrata Bikers breakfast as a regular COG event?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2016, 05:52:23 pm »
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Awesome idea, Steve.  As Nike says... Just do it.

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Re: Ephrata Bikers breakfast as a regular COG event?
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2016, 03:08:44 am »
Good idea Steve. Ill lead a ride or two to lunch this coming summer.
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Re: Ephrata Bikers breakfast as a regular COG event?
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2016, 11:43:01 am »
Thanks Chuck!  I'm thinking of ending of ending one of the rides for lunch in Wrightsville or Columbia, another at the Gap Diner, and a third North or east of Reading. That should get most folks heading home in the right direction.  Lots of great roads to include on those rides.  :motonoises:  If someone needs to head in another direction, let me know.  I'll work on the route planning over the next few weeks. 
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Re: Ephrata Bikers breakfast as a regular COG event?
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2016, 11:50:32 am »
Thanks Chuck!  I'm thinking of ending of ending one of the rides for lunch in Wrightsville or Columbia, another at the Gap Diner, and a third North or east of Reading. That should get most folks heading home in the right direction.  Lots of great roads to include on those rides.  :motonoises:  If someone needs to head in another direction, let me know.  I'll work on the route planning over the next few weeks.


Who wants to head home? >:D
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Re: Ephrata Bikers breakfast as a regular COG event?
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2016, 07:06:33 pm »
I might be able to lead a ride to MD.

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Re: Ephrata Bikers breakfast as a regular COG event?
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2016, 07:29:57 pm »
I might be able to lead a ride to MD.
Russell feel free to suggest a lunch stop closer to Maryland.
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Re: Ephrata Bikers breakfast as a regular COG event?
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2016, 03:47:44 pm »
I added the following dates for the Ephrata bikers Breakfast.  :motonoises:  Suggest registering or posting up before each event to we have an idea who to look out for.

Meet for Breakfast and see thousands of motorcycles. 

The Cloister Post 429 of the American Legion in Ephrata hosts a motorcycle show on the first Sunday of each month, April through November.
Come anytime you like, but COG will schedule our event from 9:00 AM to 10:30-11:00 AM. 

We park towards the back top of the lot by the loading dock.  Join other motorcyclists for great conversation, and a breakfast if you like. See thousands of motorcycles on display from concept, to classic, to modern Sport Touring.   

After the event, there will be three rides to choose from that will put you on some great roads as you head to towards your home.  The details for the ride and lunch can also be a group decision that day.

American Legion Cloister Post 429
300 Cocalico Street
Ephrata, PA 17523


Dates added to the Calendar are:

Sunday April 2
Sunday May 7th
Sunday June 4th
Sunday July 2nd
Sunday August 6th
Sunday September 3rd
Sunday October 1st

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Re: Ephrata Bikers breakfast as a regular COG event?
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2016, 04:28:57 pm »
Sounds like a great idea , as long as Russell or Greg or Pete , don't have a ride planned I'll be there.  :great:
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Re: Ephrata Bikers breakfast as a regular COG event?
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2016, 11:12:25 am »
Great idea, Steve! First Sunday at Ephrata is a super venue.
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« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2016, 10:45:04 pm »
By the loading dock, in NY we call them dumpsters  :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2016, 11:30:49 pm »
By the loading dock, in NY we call them dumpsters  :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Funny. I actually started writing that but marketing common sense made me change it. Imagine saying the COG guys will be meeting in the back by the dumpsters.   :rotflmao:
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« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2016, 10:10:02 pm »
 :great: :beerchug: as long as breakfast doesn't come out of the ummm loading dock I'll be fine,  :))
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« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2016, 11:27:08 pm »
I think we figured out a few years ago that the "dumpster" spot is the best place to hang out. It's next to that long line of shade trees and the building offers shade too. Also a lot less chaos going on versus the lower lot. It's all good and the breakfast isn't half bad and the folks dishing it up are really nice people.  :great:
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« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2016, 09:32:01 pm »
Either it was September or October  , they took down the trees that gave such nice shade  :'(  by the loading dock  :motonoises:
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Re: Ephrata Bikers breakfast as a regular COG event?
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2017, 04:34:47 pm »
The first Ephrata Bikers Breakfast (motorcycle display) of 2017 is Sunday April 2nd. I made up two routes so far below, but doing an ad-hoc "make it up as we go" ride is always an option.  :motonoises:

I added the following dates for the Ephrata bikers Breakfast.  :motonoises:  Suggest registering or posting up before each event to we have an idea who to look out for.

Meet for Breakfast and see thousands of motorcycles. 

The Cloister Post 429 of the American Legion in Ephrata hosts a motorcycle show on the first Sunday of each month, April through November.
Come anytime you like, but COG will schedule our event from 9:00 AM to 10:30-11:00 AM. 

We park towards the back top of the lot by the loading dock.  Join other motorcyclists for great conversation, and a breakfast if you like. See thousands of motorcycles on display from concept, to classic, to modern Sport Touring.   

After the event, there will be three rides to choose from that will put you on some great roads as you head to towards your home.  The details for the ride and lunch can also be a group decision that day.

American Legion Cloister Post 429
300 Cocalico Street
Ephrata, PA 17523


Dates added to the Calendar are:

Sunday April 2
Sunday May 7th
Sunday June 4th
Sunday July 2nd
Sunday August 6th
Sunday September 3rd
Sunday October 1st


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Re: Ephrata Bikers breakfast as a regular COG event?
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2017, 04:40:23 pm »
You can download this Route #1 if you are headed south after the event.  It's 108 miles of good twisty roads, and ends at the Panera Bread 75 Eisenhower Dr, Hanover PA.  You can drop off and head on your way home at anytime.



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« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2017, 04:43:57 pm »
Route #2 is a 60 Miles loop that will bring you back to the Ephrata Bikers Breakfast location.  It runs around great twisty and hilly roads known as the Texter Mountain area, and does a loop around Blue Marsh lake. 

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« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2017, 04:54:07 pm »
I'll be there but not sure on rides,  kind of busy Sunday  :(  but who knows,  which  route are you running  ?
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« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2017, 06:57:04 pm »
It's a game day decision and any ride is always negotiable.   :motonoises:
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« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2017, 10:34:29 pm »
Nice routes Steve, I'm coming out to play on Sunday. :nananana:
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« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2017, 10:40:48 pm »
Steve, I used to be president of the Ducati Owners Club and I've got a handful of routes that we used to run around Lancaster County. If you have any interest in taking a look at them to see if there might be something you could use I'd be happy to share them with you. They're in Garmin formats.
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« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2017, 10:56:12 pm »
How can I say no to that?  I'm sure I'll catch up to you soon. CD, DVD, memory stick, Box.com, etc. .  All forms accepted!   ;D
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« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2017, 10:59:16 pm »
I'll try emailing them to you.  They're small files.
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Oops. Just realized the forum email tool doesn't allow attachments. PM sent.
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