Monthly Meeting, Sunday, September 1, 2019

Author: ufor360  //  Category: General, Meetings

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

As the T-Town Flotilla dwindles in the rear-view mirror we still have the last halcyon days of summer to enjoy. There’s the big scooter ride over the hill to Hood River, our obligatory Monthly rides and not to far in the distance, the annual Christmas party. Oh, and next year, the Firkin 420 may be a monthly affair. As always, new potential members are always welcome to attend. Just leave your drama next to your sunscreen…

Poot Poot..!

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


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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.

Monthly Club Ride, Saturday, February 23, 2019

Author: ufor360  //  Category: Club Rides, General


What: Jeff’s Winter Warmner

When: Saturday, February, 23, 2019. Meet at 9:00, Poot at 10:00 AM

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

This month’s ride will be led by our very own Papa Chester, Jeff C. which will adequately blow the cobwebs from the dormant winter sleep of your two wheeled machines. It may be chilly so wrap up warm. The details are wrapped in mystery but you can be assured there will be moments of respite in cozy welcoming water holes along the way… Note: This will not be 50 cc. friendly…

Poot Poot..!

Monthly Club Ride, Saturday, January 26, 2019

Author: ufor360  //  Category: Club Rides, General


What: Shaun’s Rubbish Ride (a.k.a. “Toot Sweets”) and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Singalong.

When: Saturday, January 26, 2019. Meet at 10:00, Poot at 11:00 AM

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

As the tittle might suggest, due to January’s inclement weather and bitter teeth, riding will be minimal. We will begin this quarrelsome affair with breakfast at Alfred’s per our normal template. We will then visit both renowned and established (and one new disciple) of the confectionary trade located here in Tacoma. The magic taffy ride will begin with a visit to the stalwart swirly gum drop tree, Johnson’s Candy Company. After endorphins have been released into the race track of the mind, a circuitous route will be weaved to the Towns crunchy Matriarch, Brown and Haley (we may, or may not have a tour…) With bliss molecules suitably charged, we will descend on the new student of delectable stress relief, Chocolate Tease. Palates can then be cleansed with Adult Pop provided by the Copper door before culminating at the “Box” for the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Singalong.

Mid Afternoon, slink over to Shaun’s House of Honey’s v2 (aka the “Box”) for the candy infused Chitty Chitty Bang Bang singalong. An array of English inspired nibbles will be provided including but not limited to: Tea sandwiches, Quiche, Sausage rolls, cheese on sticks and perhaps maybe a Victoria Sponge cake. The singalong will then enthusiastically ensue..! If you can’t make the ride, you are still encouraged to join us for the caterwauling…

(Note: the “Box” maybe uncharacteristically dry, so please do bring your own adult nectar of choice)

Club 10 Year Anniversary Party, Saturday March 2, 2019

Author: ufor360  //  Category: General


What: Firkin Scooter Club 10 year Anniversary Party

When: Saturday, March 2, 2019, 6:00 PM — 11:55 PM

Where: Private Venue (Ask your Favorite Firkin), Tacoma, WA

Note: Details subject to change.

Save the Date..! We cordially invite all of our friends in the Scooter community, acquaintances and drunks we’ve met along the way. This will be a catered event with a limited host bar (until a predetermined cash amount has been exhausted at which time it will become a no host bar) at a private location in the Tacoma area. If you are not on the VIP list, hit up your favorite Firkin for the elusive location. We plan to provide hijinks and frivolity, maybe some DIY Karoake, perhaps some live music but mostly swapping scootery tales and engaging in camaraderie (no there will not be magicians or clowns…well, there will be clowns but not the painted big footed ones…)

We look forward to seeing you there and helping us celebrate our 10 Years of existence.

To Register Click Here

Annual Firkin Christmas Party, Saturday, December 8, 2018

Author: ufor360  //  Category: General, Meetings


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Once again, the annual Firkin Christmas Party is upon us and will be held on Saturday, December 8th 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…!!

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