We are encouraging riders to enjoy a friendly competition throughout the year. A list of recommended routes are listed below.
Chasing Roy Barnes
Think you’ve got what it takes to compete with our local living legend? Here’s your chance to put your mileage where your mouth is. The rider logging the most miles earns a spot on the Roy Barnes Perpetual Trophy.
Mileage is logged on the “honor system” and is calculated by the total miles ridden on one or more motorcycles by the operator during the period March 1 thru October 31, 2018. To be eligible, mileage logs must be received by November 30 2018. Your completed mileage logs may be presented to any club officer.
Take a ride back in time and snap a photo of an abandoned structure. Post your images to the Freeriders Facebook page. Once each month your club officers will select the top photo. No prize here, just admiration of your peers and bragging rights.
Northwest County Courthouses
There are 39 county courthouses in Washington State alone. Snap a selfie of yourself at as many courthouses throughout the Pacific Northwest (preferably not behind bars!) Prizes will be awarded to the top three riders.
Four Corners – Washington State
With a state that covers 66,582 square miles from the Pacific Ocean to the Palouse, from the border with Canada to the Columbia River, there are a myriad places to see. Snap a selfie with your bike in front of the local post office. Prizes will be awarded to rider(s) who visit all four corners of our beautiful state.
NORTHWEST— Neah Bay, Clallam County. Escape to the most northwestern most point in the lower 48 states.. Once there, you can stretch your legs by hiking out to each of the viewing platforms. There are some sections full of roots, so careful steps are required. But the views, the sounds and the wildlife are worth it.
SOUTHWEST— Ilwaco, Pacific County No disappointment at Cape Disappointment State Park and the Columbia River bar, the “graveyard of the Pacific,.” Make sure you stop in Long Beach and say “hello” to Jake the Alligator Man.
SOUTHEAST— Asotin, Asotin County. This is about as close as you can drive to this corner of the state without getting your bike dirty.
Take a scenic ride out to Buffalo Eddy, Nez Perce National Historic Park and see the unique petro glyphs containing hundreds of distinct images that possibly date from as early as 4,500 years ago. Buffalo Eddy is 18 miles south of Asotin, Washington on Snake River Road.
NORTHEAST— Metaline Falls is located in Pend Oreille County. The best way to experience the Northeast corner of Washington is from the top of one of its green, tree-covered mountains. There’s just one problem: bears. But you can see a historic town and then stretch your legs via a pedal powered, railroad bicycle along the Pend Oreille River. Pedal south through scenic pastureland then north, up to the impressive Box Canyon Trestle. The ride is approximately 12 miles round trip.
Ten miles to the north you can cool off with a guided tour of the third-longest limestone cave in Washington. Descend 90 feet below the surface and experience the geologic history a cave estimated to be about 500 million years old. The 7.8-ton Gardner Cave stalactite/stalagmite column is the largest in the Pacific Northwest.
Get out of the Columbia Basin and enjoy the fresh mountain air. Take a photo of you and your bike with the elevation sign. Prizes will be awarded to the rider(s) atop the list. Please plan ahead so you know where to stop at the top.
2018 BMW FREERIDERS Contest List (Ends October 31st, 2018)
Contests are intended to encourage motorcycle enjoyment and camaraderie. BMW
Freeriders does not encourage unsafe riding practices.
See our Facebook page or any club officer for additional details and forms.