Based in the Thompson / Okanagan region of beautiful British Columbia
MOACharter CLUB #186
The Valley BMW Riders annual Hedley Breakfast Ride. This will be our last visit to The Hitching Post Restaurant before the new owners take over. Brenda and Wilson have been our hosts for over 12 years. Hopefully we can retain the great relationship with the new owners.
Gary in the process of trying to run me over. Karma will come back to haunt him.
The usual pre-breakfast gathering around the bikes. Lots of tire kicking and tale swapping.
With everyone inside lining up for the great buffet breakfast, I was able to get a panorama of the bikes in front. There is almost as many more across the street.
Bob broke out the old \2 for the trip down. The old girl sounded pretty good. Rumour has it she took quite a coaxing to get out of the garage.
More schmoozing and tire kicking after breakfast.
Derrick from Kelowna came by to check us out and ended up riding back through Princeton Summerland Rd with me. A rest stop at the Rec Site at Osprey Lake.
Here is where Karma bites back. Terry waiting with Gary for a tow truck on Hwy 97 south of Summerland. It turns out the problem was not serious and the old RT is back up an running already. (Thanks for the photo Estelle.)
Mid - week breakies in Kamloops and Kelowna. Held on Wednesday throughout the year. Open to spouses, significant others and possible members also. Kamloops: at 8 am Mt. Paul Golf Course
THE DREAMCYCLE MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM HAS BEEN OPEN IN SORRENTO SINCE MAY 0F 2012. OWNER/MANAGER MARK LANE HAS PUT TOGETHER AN IMPRESSIVE COLLECTION OF COLLECTIBLE MOTORCYCLES AND PUT THEM ON DISPLAY. MARK CHANGES OUT ABOUT 10 BIKES EVERY YEAR SO IF YOU'VE BEEN THERE BEFORE THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW TO LOOK AT.
THE MUSEUM ALSO BOAST A GIFT SHOP WITH MOTORCYCLE PARAPHERNALIA AND GOODIES INCLUDING SHIRTS, TOYS, SIGNS AND OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST TO RIDERS. THERE IS ALSO A SMALL THEATER ON THE PREMISES. COST TO TOUR THE MUSEUM IS $12 PER PERSON AND INCLUDES AN AUDIO WAND FOR A GUIDED TOUR WITH LOTS OF INFORMATION ON EACH BIKE ON DISPLAY. CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR HOURS OF OPERATION.
SPROCKETS CAFE IS ALSO ATTACHED AND IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS YEAR ROUND WITH AN EXCELLENT SANDWICH MENU AND "CARROT CAKE TO DIE FOR." SPROCKETS IS OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK, CLOSING AROUND 3 PM.
DREAMCYCLE IS LOCATED ON THE TRANS CANADA HWY AT THE INTERSECTION OF BLIND BAY ROAD. 9.4 KM EAST OF SORRENTO AND 24.7 KM WEST OF DOWNTOWN SALMON ARM.