– Ben Martens

WELS Motorcycle Rally 2010

UPDATE Tuesday 7/20: We’re still far enough out that the weather forecast could change, but given the streak we’ve been having, I feel pretty confident that we’re going to have a beautiful day. Current forecast is sunny and mid-80s. It sounds like there may be as many as 10 bikes on the ride! Remember that we’re meeting at the Safeway in Enumclaw at 9:45am. We’ll meet right by the gas station so we can all fill up. I drive a black 09 Kawasaki Concours14. If you’re going to be late, please call or text me (contact me ahead of time if you need my cell phone number), otherwise we’ll be heading out at 10am sharp. Also, my wife is no longer planning to come along (if that makes a difference to any of your potential riders.)


Summer is approaching and that means it’s time to hit the road on the motorcycle! I’m organizing a ride for all the area WELS churches. Of course everyone is welcome, but I’ll be spreading the word by sending mail to the churches.

We will meet on Saturday, July 24 at 9:45am at the Safeway at 152 Roosevelt Ave, Enumclaw, WA. At 10am, we’ll head east on Hwy 410 around Mt. Rainier to Peters Inn in Packwood for gas and lunch. From there we’ll drive to Paradise and then continue west and north to Hwy 167.

Join us for a leisurely cruise through beautiful scenery along fun, twisty roads on your cruiser, sportbike, trike, large moped or anything else that has less than four wheels and can go at least 65mph. The longest stretch between gas stations will be just over 60 miles. Be sure to pack money for gas, lunch and the park entry fee ($10-15.)

A map of the ride is included below or visit Bing Maps for a more details view. The mapped route is 173 miles and should take about 4 hours plus stops for food, gas and pictures so I expect it to take most of the day.

Leave a comment here if you’re planning to come. If we have bad weather, this post will be updated with a decision by 7am on the Saturday morning of the ride.

Whether this is your first group ride or your fiftieth, we hope you can join us! Bring a friend!