Tri-State Presidents Meeting
Several of us traveled down to the Tri-State Spring Presidents meeting held in Winding Hills Park, Montgomery NY. The trip started with clouds and strong cold winds but as we rode south of Albany blue skies and warmer weather greeted us. It was great to catch-up with old friends. After the meeting we chose back roads back home to Albany. Gene took the point and he did not disappoint. Great roads which dropped us into Phoenicia for some ice cream . A big shout out to NY XX for hosting the meeting. Job well done.
Weekday ride - Saratoga County
Today we tried something new. A breakfast ride on a Tuesday starting at IHOP in Clifton Park. A very nice turnout. Once we finished our meals while sharing great stories it was time to ride. The ride was kept within Saratoga County due to threat of rain but overall everyone had a good time. Never a bad time when BK Brothers and Sisters get together.
New Scotland - Cobleskill, NY ride
Our ride today started with lunch at the Track 32 restaurant in New Scotland and they did not disappoint. From there we headed out for some wind therapy through back roads in Middleburg making our way for some delicious ice cream at the Cobleskill Diner. Nothing like having a meal, sharing some stories and making memories with your BK Brothers and Sisters.
Copake, NY ride
We enjoyed 135 beautiful miles of riding in Rensselaer and Columbia counties stopping at Dad's Copake Diner for lunch and then across the Rip Van Winkle bridge into the Catskills for some needed ice-cream in the Town of Greenville. Nothing but smiles and memories.
Helping a young police supporter
Today we helped a young child with her dream to collect police patches. She is a strong supporter of law enforcement so we gathered our resources to accommodate her. Her goal is to fill a wall in her bedroom with police patches. So we met at a State Police station to present them to her. The little one walked away with at least 40 patches in her goodie bag. To top it off she wanted to take a photo on the Santa bike, Done! Afterward, we took a long ride and finished off with a meal at the Latham 76 Diner. A big shout out to Wes M and Nelson A for putting this event together. Everyone had a great time.
First Ride of the Season
Started our first ride of the season with breakfast at IHOP. Chapter member Linda B joined us for breakfast. After filling our bellies we headed out for some local riding in the area covering Clifton PK, Halfmoon, Cohoes and Waterford. Nothing but smiles from start to finish. Life is good.
Toys for Tots Donation
Today, Blue Knights NY VI donated $500 to the Brunswick HOG Chapter Toys for Tots Campaign with help from our annual William Marshall Memorial Raffle.
Today we gathered for a foliage ride which started off for a scenic view in John Boyd Thatcher State Park. From there we worked our way into Middleburg then up to the Cobleskill Diner for some lunch. They did not disappoint. After lunch we worked our way north to Canajoharie then east to Fultonville finishing off in Esperance. The foliage was at peak and we were taking it all in. I have to say I could not find a bad road. A beautiful 142 miles of riding with our BK Brothers and Sister and it never hurts to have our Chaplain on the ride as he keeps me in check.
Pittsfield, MA ride
Today several of us met for brunch at the 76 Diner in Latham, NY. Afterwards we headed out for some wind therapy. Our bikes where pointed eastbound into Pittsfield MA where we stopped for some ice cream . On the way back we ventured onto the Petersburg trail (RT 2) which never disappoints. Although a little nippy (57 degrees) the 100 mile ride flew by quickly thats because its all about camaraderie and riding.
Today we headed out with 8 bikes and 11 Brothers and Sisters into Massachusettes by taking the Petersburg trail. Once in MA we pointed the Iron Horses south into Lanesboro. The Berkshire Mountains never dissapoint. From there we headed north on RT 8 into Adams then further north into Arlington, VT where we stopped off for lunch/ice cream at the Arlington Dairy Bar. The food was good but it's the camaraderie and stories which truly makes the day. We finally headed back into NY through Cambridge. 142 beautiful miles through valleys and along mountain ranges.
Brattleboro, VT ride
Today we headed out to Brattleboro VT for some lunch at Fast Eddie's. After lunch ice cream was in order (just look at that!) . From there we hopped over the Brattleboro bridge into NH to ride along the river down into MA then onto Route 2 aka the famous Mohawk Trail back to NY. A quick stop at the Bissell covered bridge just off 8A in Charlemont MA. As I looked back often nothing but smiles on everyone's face during the 171 miles of riding.
Rip Van Winkle Ride
Today 9 Brothers and Sisters on 7 bikes headed out for an evening ride down to the Rip Van Winkle Bridge and back up to Albany for 71 miles of wind therapy. As expected an ice cream stop was in order and it was good . Thank you to Paul & Beth for putting the ride together
Supporting a Chapter member's family
Today we gathered to support our Brother Ray by participating in a ride/drive-by for his Grand-daughters children ages 1-3. The turnout of Members and guests were outstanding as it confirms our strong support to family.
Great Sacandaga Lake ride
Today's chapter ride was up to and around The Great Sacandaga Lake working our way back down to Saratoga Lake. First we had to make a stop at "Happy Days" in North Amsterdam for some grub and yes, ice cream 😋. The place did not disappoint 9 hungry souls. By the time we arrived at our final destination we rode 133 miles of much needed wind therapy. Nothing like riding, breaking bread, and making memories with some great people.
Today we set off for a ride up north to Ticonderoga with 16 Brothers and Sisters on 13 bikes. Our first stop was the Battenkill Creamery for some outstanding ice cream . From there we headed north to Mount Defiance located in Ticonderoga through some beautiful back roads. Once down the mountain we took a short break then we headed back south into Lake George where the village was bustling with bikers and tourists. In all we put in 190 beautiful miles of wind therapy. Thank you Dan U. for taking the lead on this great ride.
Ride to the Country Drive-In
The weather gods finally allowed us to get together for a ride. We met up at the Country Drive-in for some food and yes icecream. Afterwards we headed out for a leisurely ride to enjoy the early evening summer weather. Nothing like getting together midweek for some food, camaraderie and making memories with Blue Knight Brothers and Sisters.
Today 14 Brothers and Sisters got together on 10 bikes for 114 miles of wind therapy. We started in Altamont, then headed out to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. We made a stop for some lunch and then headed back home via scenic routes 28 and 7 to a little gem called Cobleskill Diner. Outstanding ice cream. Excellent call by Pat & Kathleen to suggest this place. Although the weather was a little cool, it's always a great time when you ride with Blue Knight's.
Northern Catskills Ride
Today we headed out to the Northern Catskills covering 116 miles. 13 Members including a FL 16 Member along with 2 guests on 12 bikes. Weather was a little nippy but the company made it all worth it.