Firkin 420 Cannonball Run, 4/20/2021

Author: admin  //  Category: Club Rides, General, Puget Sound Events and Rides

What: Firkin 420 Cannonball Run

When: Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 10:00 AM – Until Dusk

Meet at: Bumpy’s , 116 E Main St.,Puyallup, WA 98372

Hooray for Tuesday. Back by popular demand, this year the Firkin 420 Cannonball Run will occur on a Tuesday so take the day off and enjoy the sublime pleasure of a weekday scooter ride.

The day will will consist of two segments, intricately entwined. Join us for Breakfast at Bumpy’s before we embark at 11:00 AM on a 42 mile (ish) ride around the Orting area when we will soak in the backdrop of Mother Natures most glorious creations, stopping at an establishment along the way for a 42 minute respite before we embark on the second leg up to the “highest” point in Tacoma.

(Click here for ride route)

From there, we will slink over to a secret location with the goal of arriving by 4:20 PM for the after party of fire, food, dancing, movies and other hijinks until dusk.

Note: We will have a very small batch of patches and party packs available for the princely sum of $10 (a VERY small batch)

Click here for Facebook Event Page

Not 50 cc Friendly.
This is a politics free ride. No exceptions (sex and religion OK..)
Although we are in phase 3, please exercise social distancing and wear masks when appropriate.
All activities are to be responsibly enjoyed by adults. Relish your beverages within the realms of safety

Friday the 13th Gathering, March, 2020

Author: ufor360  //  Category: Club Rides, General

*** This is open to Scooters, MotorCycles and Mopeds ***

To Register Please click on the Image

What: Friday the 13th Ride and Cider Fest

When: Friday, March 13th, 2020, 3:30 PM-?? PM

Meet at: Incline Cidery, Incline Cidery, 2115 S C Street, Tacoma, Washington

This ride is inspired by the Friday the 13th Motorcycle rally held every Friday the 13th in Port Denver, Ontario, Canada since 1981. In the summer, it typically exceeds 10, 000 bikers in a single day ride… To this day, the record of attendance is still disputed by the Guinness Book of Records due to a technicality….

Once again, our own Scooter Stalwart, Dawn B., will be officiating the event…

The initial meetup will be at the Incline Cidery at 3:30 PM on the aforementioned date. After sufficient thirsts have been satiated, there will be an enigmatic sprint over to the Parkway Tavern to enjoy their own Friday the 13th celebration of the apple based brew..!

For those that would like their audible muscles massaged, we will then reconnoiter at the New Frontier to absorb the delectable aural delights of the Tacoma Scrutinizers…

Come one, come all..!

Poot, Poot..!

Monthly Meeting, Sunday, March 1, 2020

Author: ufor360  //  Category: General, Meetings


When: Sunday, March 1, 5:00 PM
Where: Ben Dews Clubhouse Grill, 6501 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406

And we will scoot into the next Month like the proverbial Mad March Hare. We should be refreshed and re-charged from Franks Leap Year Land O Lakes ride and looking intrepidly towards the Friday March 13th venture. The Firkin 420, Up In Smoke, is just around the corner… Don’t forget to bring your Technicolor masterpieces so we can start branding this Years T-Town Flotilla. As always, new potential members are welcome. Just leave your drama at the Mad Hat Tea Party….

Poot Poot..!

Monthly Club Ride, Sunday, January 26, 2020, 10:00 AM

Author: ufor360  //  Category: Club Rides, General

What: Shaun’s Rubbish Ride

When: Sunday, January 26, 2020. Meet at 10:00 AM, Poot Sharp at 11:00 AM

Meet at: Alfred’s, 402 Puyallup Ave, Tacoma, WA 98421

Once again, we’ll gamble with Mother Nature for our annual Shaun’s Rubbish ride. Due to the inclement temperament of the weather at this time of year, actual riding will be fairly short and local. This will occur rain or shine with the exception of snow or ice. Regardless of the weather, we’ll meet for breakfast and assess our options.

This year we are going to mooch around Tacoma and take in same of the more prominent murals on display. We’ll stop at some for photo opportunities and a brief history. Some we’ll just graze by for ocular pleasure. There will be an hour stop at the Brass Lantern and the ride will culminate at Shaun’s Box where nibbles will be provided before launching into strained warbles for the Sing along Movie. Please bring your own beverage of choice. Parking will be in the garage and/or in the alley where traffic is not obstructed..!

Poot Poot..!!

Annual Firkin Christmas Party, Saturday, December 14, 2019

Author: ufor360  //  Category: General, Meetings


Once again, the annual Firkin Christmas Party is upon us and will be held on Saturday, December 14th from 6:00 PM — ??? Nibbles will be provided by Firkin members. If you so wish, bring a bottle of your favorite Christmas Cheer. And of course, if you want to participate in the gift exchange, please bring a wrapped present no more than $25.00.

This event is open to all our close friends in the Scooter community. Please note, the location of the Firkin Grotto has changed this year so please contact one of the Festive Firkin Elves for the updated information

Ho, Ho, Ho…!!

T-Town Flotilla IX, Friday August 2-Sunday August 4, 2019

Author: ufor360  //  Category: Club Rides, General, Puget Sound Events and Rides

Please click on the Image to be transported to the Rally Web Site:

Please take a moment to visit our most gracious sponsors who are integral in helping to host our humble Rally:

Edison City Alehouse

Parkway Tavern, Tacoma, WA

SIP Scootershop

B-Sharp Music Society

Ben Dews Clubhouse and Grill

Devils Reef Tiki Bar

(note: If you would like to sponsor this Rally and have your logo emblazoned on the back of our Rally T-Shirt, please contact us directly)

10th Annual Franks Firkin Flaming Geyser Ride and BBQ, 6/1/2018

Author: ufor360  //  Category: Club Rides, General


When: Saturday, June 1, 2019. Meet at 10:00 poot at 11:00 AM Sharp

Where: Alfred’s Café, 402 Puyallup Ave, Tacoma, Washington 98421

Per Frankie:

“All are welcome. This ride will be 75 to 80 miles long with about 3 hours of ride time not including 4 stops and is 50 cc safe as long as you can pull a top speed of 40 to 45 MPH on the flats.
We will be starting at Alfred’s Cafe
Meet up at 10:00 AM for those who would like some Breakfast, Bloody Mary’s and or Coffee before we head out.
We will be departing Alfred’s at 11:00 AM.

1st STOP: Starbucks, 1420 Harvey Rd. Auburn, WA 98002 (On the corner of 15th & Auburn Way)
This will be a short stop to get some Coffee take a break use the rest room ECT.
If any of our Scooter friends from the North would like to meet us here we should be pulling in around

12:00 noon.
We will be taking the Auburn Black Diamond road up to SE Green Valley Rd and that will lead us to our 2nd stop.

2nd STOP: Flaming Geyser State Park. By chance Sat June 01 happens to be free entry in to the park day ;o)
we will stop and take in the Park for a while, take some pictures and stretch our legs before we turn around and head back. On our way back we will make our 3rd stop.

3rd STOP: Green Valley Meats & Mini Market. 12637 SE Green Valley Rd. Auburn, WA 98092.
We will stop for pepperoni, Jerky & Sausages. I can’t ride past without stopping.

4th STOP: The Royal Bear Pub & Eatery, 35371 W Valley Hwy S, Algona, WA 98001

Monthly Club Ride, Saturday, May 11, 2019

Author: ufor360  //  Category: Club Rides, General

What: Reconnaissance Ride to Malaney Creek Farm.

When: Saturday, May 11, 2019, 10:00 AM, Poot at 11:00 AM Sharp…

Meet at: Alfred’s, 402 Puyallup Ave, Tacoma, WA 98421

Going up to Cripple Crick going on the run, Going up to Cripple Crick going on the fun.. No, wait… We’re going to Malaney Creek. Farm.. It’s Ok.. we’re going on a whirl.. A wee ride into the weeds of the peninsula to assess our potential site for this year’s fun in the wilds. Usual breakfast and fuel then a wee ride through the rusty towers. After we politely meet our potential hosts, we’ll scour the area before embarking on a leisurely ride back to Tacoma via Vashon. This will be fast vintage fun but not recommended for 50 cc stalwarts. The butter muffin has already signed up..!

The route: Malaney Creek Farm

420 Cannonball Run, 4/20-4/22/2019

Author: ufor360  //  Category: Club Rides, General

What: 420 Cannonball Run

Where: A three day extravaganza around the southern Peninsula

Meet at: Alfreds, 402 Puyallup Ave, Tacoma, WA 98421 :: 8:00 AM, Poot Sharp, 9:00 AM

As the sweet aroma of 4/20 wafts in on unexpected spring like days, we will once again be racking up 420 miles over three days and two nights arriving back in Tacoma on 4/22. To avoid being stranded in the wilderness, you will thank yourself for a trustworthy vintage that can kick ass (no chase vehicle) or at least a confident modern 150cc scoot with a rider that is willing to twist the grip. We will have a special one of a kind Rally Bag that will be $20 instead of a patch or shirt.

Bradfords Beatnik Nite Ride, Thursday, March 21, 2019

Author: ufor360  //  Category: Club Rides, General

What: Bradfords Beantnik Nite Ride

When: Thursday, March 21, 2019, Late afternoon, Early Evening | Stands up at 6:00 PM

Where: Parkway Tavern, Tacoma, WA

From our very own Beatnik, Phillip B.

“On March 21st, Join up on the first full day of Spring for a twilight urban experience in Tacoma. We will be continuing our recent legacy of short, somewhat strange and whimsical midweek rides supplementing our usual mondo monthly weekend outings.

We’ll meet up at the Parkway for a “first Friday” happy hour, and fling our stands up at 6… following the sun down the hill and buzzing our waterfront area neighbors to share our delight in the change of the seasons.
We will find our end point helping make local cultural history with a Beatnik theme at the New Frontier Lounge. We will feature local beat poets, all sorts of west coast chaos and special bop prosody provided by S. F. based Dimitri Matheny…who has promised a bit of Jazz Noir’ for the occasion.

Black Leotards! Turtlenecks! BYOB (Bring Your Own Bongos!) and…all Firkin SC members in good standing are being guested through the door. However comma the bar is not hosted, only Saphilitated.