2018 Missouri Swinging Bridges Ride May 5-6, 2018

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  1. CamelBill

    CamelBill Ride It!

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    MO Swinging Bridges Ride 2018 is May 5-6, 2018
    11th running of the Missouri SBR

    Below are the details for the 11th running of the ride.

    Tracks will be similar to last years, will post changes, shortcuts, etc (if any) later.


    Start in St. Clair, MO See below for the Friday night Hotel info. Folks can leave their trucks there for the weekend if they are staying there on Friday night. Biscuits and gravy for breakfast in the morning to get you going. They have been gracious enough to allow trucks to park there even if not staying there.

    Make sure you have someone to ride with that has a GPS....also Self sufficiency is the Key to Success....tubes, tools, GPS, Maps, snorkels, etc.....

    2017 Tracks are at bottom of the 2017 thread, or in post 2 of this thread (thanks BD!). A big thanks to Sieg, he cleaned them up and added waypoints for start of shortcuts, etc. The main tracks and options are about the same as previous years, which is 250 miles on main Saturday route (can be more with options), and 207 miles on main Sunday route. There are shortcuts for both days. On Saturday, you loose a lot of the good stuff on the shortcut IMHO, as it skips all the stuff down by the Current River, but if you need a shorter afternoon or are running behind, it may be a good option. You can decide at lunch at the Bixby store.
    The Sunday shortcut is also after the bridges and lunch, and is simply a more direct, but still scenic, route back to the hotel in St. Clair. A great option for those who need to get back on the road to head home Sunday afternoon.



    Here's some historic info on the bridges. Note that they are disappearing rapidly , so get on this ride to see them while they are still swingin'

    http://www.millercountymuseum.org/bridges.html

    Here's the previous year's ride threads if you want to get an idea on the ride. Mostly gravel, some trail, almost all COULD be done on a bigger bike


    2011 Ride http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...light=swinging

    2012 Ride http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=758281

    2013 Ride http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=858276

    2014 Ride http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=953846

    2015 ride http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/mo-swinging-bridges-ride-2015-may-2-3-2015.1045074/

    2016 ride http://advrider.com/index.php?threa...ing-bridges-ride-april-30-may-1-2016.1124122/

    2017 ride http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/2017-missouri-swinging-bridges-ride-may-6-7-2017.1203896/


    Friday Night Hotel- May 4
    Budget Lodging
    866 S I-44 Outer Road
    St. Clair, MO
    636-629-1000
    Mention the ride when you make reservations to get a special discount on your room of $10 off whichever type of room you pick. You may be able to do better with another discount you are eligible for, so might be worth checking.

    Saturday Night Hotel -May 5
    Best Western. Phone number is 573-336-4299
    When you call them make sure you mention the ride to get the special SBR room rate of $64.95 and change. You can cancel 24 hours in advance if you can't make the ride.


    Camping nearby, state park and private if they are back in business after the flood last year

    Fuel Stops.....I would make sure you have a 90 to 100 mile range, if not plan accordingly. Or ride with a friend who has a big tank and carry a siphon hose.

    Sunday Definitely stop at the Church Picnic in St. Anthony. If you leave about 8 am or so from the hotel, take a little time at the bridges...it works out to get there when they start serving lunch at 11:00 am....Fried Chicken, Roast Beef, all the fixins, and Pie. Maybe even a train ride! Definitely worth the stop for some good eats, and there are very welcoming to us riders!

    Let's see who's in. So as not to clutter up the thread with the same long list, I'll keep track by updating this 1st post every so often. Just post up that you are coming, along with all the rest of your colorful comments, and I'll add you to the list in this first post.
    See you on the trail, updated GPS tracks, including alternatives will be posted later

    Who's in?
    CamelBill, DMCanton, Sieg, Freaked +2, MizzouRider, Juicefer & Aspen, Keith1212, vfrpilot, Jowannabe, Midwesttrekker, Hellpup +1, joel911s, clawdog60, dan251 +2, StickDaddy +4, g steezy, solo650 +1, 2014 Herman, silver shadow
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  2. BigDogAdventures

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    Thanks Bill-------------here are the same tracks that Sieg (thanks Sieg) posted on last years ride.
    I just moved them to this thread for all to see and use.
    It's nice to have them at the front of this thread so people don't have to dig for them.
    BigDog

    Attached Files:

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  3. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    For people that haven't ridden the ride------here is a little intel into the ride---a video I took last year.
    Scott from Missouri saved me from drowning that year.
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  4. freaked

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    :wings:rayofIn plus 2 :clap:-)
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  5. doniton2

    doniton2 Been here awhile

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    Fortunately my son is graduating from collage this year. Unfortunately it’s the same weeekend as the ride. This will be the first I’ve missed in 5 years. This is the ride that got me hooked on ADV riding and is a great ride for those who haven’t ridden it before. I will miss seeing everyone in the hotel parking lot and all the great stories of the days adventures.
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  6. Scott in Missouri

    Scott in Missouri Been here awhile

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    Same for me...Daughter graduating 5 May...Married 6 May- Both days taken. :baldy
    So John....Looks like we may have to do this on our own a weekend or two after. You can stay at my place in town.

    I can tell you feel just like me- I hate missing an awesome ride with great friends.

    Thanks for getting this on track Camel Bill!!!

    Enjoy-
    Scott
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  7. BigDogAdventures

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    Well---------------be sure and leave my private sleepin' quarters unlocked. :lol3:jack:jack:jack
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    Powershouse Flower Sniffer

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    Dang it, my niece is getting confirmed that Sunday so I am out again. Rather than wait till next year I think I will link these tracks up to Cannonshot's Ozark Adventure Trail for a ride later in May or June.
    Y'all have fun!
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  9. MizzouRider

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    You riding it this year Bill?


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  10. CamelBill

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    Sure am, just gotta pick a ride.
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  11. MizzouRider

    MizzouRider Long timer

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    So many choices. (For you!) ha
    I hope to ride it again this year. If I go I'll take the 690. But the smaller front sprocket really lowers the top end.


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    Juicefer Dual Sport Adventure at every turn.

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    Aspen and I will be joining up with you guys again this year. This time we’re bringing our XRs.
    Jeff
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  13. Keith1212

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    I'm in again! Will most likely be looking for a group to join as well.
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    I'll be there. Kids are already graduated & married.
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    IF.... i can get my Grands... off the d&*$ Phones,, we well be there.. also looking for a group to ride with.. still GPS stupid
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    Count me in. Single and no kids sure fills up most of my weekends.... but I can clear that one up for all you men
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    Let me know if you want to do the routes later in the year. I could go for that!




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  20. Helipup

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    I'm for this one, plus one if we can get his ride back together by then.
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