Last April we had a Spring Ride to Kamiah, ID to kick off the 2012 riding season and this year's Fall ride will be to Baker City, Oregon on Saturday, September 15. http://pnwriders.com/central/166128-2012-beginners-ride-kamiah.html Baker City is one of our favorite riding destinations. It is a historic town in east central Oregon and pretty easy to get to from the Tri-Cities, one option is to get on the freeway and follow the signs south, another option is to take the long way through the mountains on some of the best motorcycling roads in the Northwest. There are several "long" ways to get to Baker City, most are about 220-250 miles and will take 5-7 hours depending on speed and stops. This is again advertised as a "Beginners" ride but it is actually a ride for everyone. We will have a beginners group that will be tailored to meet beginner rider's needs....slower speeds and more frequent stops. Experienced riders can make their own groups and plan their own routes. Anyone not wanting to ride in a group can just show up at the motel and take advantage of our group rates. Our hosts at Baker City will be the Oregon Trail Motel located at 211 Bridge Street. It is an older but very biker friendly motel and a short walking distance to downtown. Our group rates (including tax) for this event are $38 for a single and $49 for double beds. You are responsible for making (and canceling) your reservation, just call the Oregon Trail at 541-523-5844 and tell them you are part of "Steve's Ride". The Beginner's Group will leave the Clearwater Starbucks' parking lot at 9:00 AM on September 15. Please post in this thread or send me a PM if you are a beginner or would prefer to ride in the Beginner's group so I can ensure that we have enough experienced riders to mentor each beginner on a one to one basis. See you in Baker City on the 15th.