Hello fellow scooterists,
We’re stoked that the PostMods-hosted monthly group rides have weathered the pandemic storm of 2020, prouder still that we’ve only missed a few rides in the last 12+ months and those rides we’ve pulled off have been successful, safe and socially distanced. As Sonoma, Marin, Napa and even San Francisco counties slowly begin to open back up, it’s time for the club to bring back some perennial favorites and group activities this summer and fall.
Many riders have been clamoring for a longer, faster paced group ride and this Sunday, we’re finally hosting an “Experts Only” event. The twisted, mountainous, switchback-heavy Fairfax-Bolinas Road trail beckons!! The route from the PostMods clubhouse (Revolution Moto in Santa Rosa) shall cover more than 100 miles of backroads riding and is intended for advanced, experienced riders comfortable with fast-paced curves and possibly some annoying automobile traffic. While no freeway riding is required, we do have a lot of ground to cover and this will NOT be our usual comfortable stroll through our scenic wine country.
With kickstands up at 10am sharp, the group shall be rolling thru Sebastopol on our way to the coast and Hwy 1. We’ll sprint thru Valley Ford, Tomales and Marshall en route to a quick pitstop in Pt. Reyes Station at 11:30am. After a restroom / snack break we’ll continue south toward Bolinas until we reach the western entrance of Fairfax-Bolinas Road. After 15 of the most challenging miles your bike will ever love, we’ll turn our scooters northwestward along Sir Francis Drake Blvd toward Nicasio Valley Road. We’ll stop at 1:30pm for a club-furnished charcuterie-style picnic lunch ‘pondside’ at the Marin French Cheese Company as we ride toward Petaluma. Safely distanced and thoughtfully packaged meat and cheese, graciously provided by fellow scooterist Jerome Rivoire and Fabrique Delices, will be available for everyone to enjoy.
At 2:30pm the group mounts up for the final leg of the ride, returning along Petaluma Hill Road no later than 3:30pm. It’s going to be a long day of scootering at highway speeds for nearly 115 total miles, so this IS NOT A RIDE FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. Iron-butts are welcome– those longing to cover a lot of distance and see some amazing sights along the coast and beyond will not be disappointed.
Sunday June 27th is this year’s annual National Vespa Parade Day, hosted by the Vespa Club of America. The PostMods will be hosting a citywide group ride all across San Francisco. Highlights will included the world famous Lombard Street, Fishermans’ Wharf, Land’s End, Ocean Beach, Crissy Field and more. All scooterists are welcome to join, scooter transport to and from the City by the Bay can be arranged beforehand.
Hope you’re all enjoying the warm sunshine of this early Spring! If you’d like to get out for some fresh air and some safely, socially distanced scootering with friends, join the PostMods this Sunday as we wind along the backroads thru Occidental and Camp Meeker, on our way to a rest stop in Guerneville for a picnic lunch. We’ll roll outta the clubhouse lot at 11:30 am, planning for a Guerneville stop no later than 1pm. After an hour to rest and relax, we’ll hit the road (116, to be exact!) and roll back into Santa Rosa no later than 3pm.
The fun kicks off as early as 11am in the Revolution Moto parking lot for tire pressure checks, photo ops, and a chance to buy raffle tickets for this month’s mini-fund raiser — (a newly arrived goodie to RevMoto!) with all proceeds benefitting the club. We’ll have safety protocols in place, masks / face coverings shall be required, and the hand sanitizer shall be flowing freely. Scooterists should arrive fully fueled up and caffeinated no later than 11:15am for a pre-ride safety meeting. With kickstands up at 11:30am, we’ll head west outta Santa Rosa along 3rd St.
Hitting Occidental, we’ll roll northward along Bohemian Hwy en route to Hwy 116, where we’ll hang a right and meander our way into Guerneville. We’ll find a place to post up as a group, breaking for an hour off the saddle for a picnic style lunch al fresco. Be sure to pack a snack if you’d like and stow away a blanket or a chair that morning for distanced group noshing. There’ll be plenty of spots in Guerneville to grab food, from Big Bottom Market to Smart Pizza.
As the crew mounts up around 2pm bound for home, we’ll head inland along Hwy 116 and take Guerneville Road into Santa Rosa. This ride has been tailored for all riders of any skill level, and every scooterist from the beginner to the seasoned rider is welcome to join in on the fun. share this email with a friend to get the word out about our monthly group rides around Sonoma County!
April 3rd-4th Vespa/Piaggio Season Opener: Get ready for a fun-packed weekend as the PostMods Scooter Squad will be partnering with Revolution Moto to officially kick off the Spring Riding Season! Saturday, April 3rd Revolution Moto will be offering free test rides of all new 2021 models, seminars from both the Sales and Service Departments, a grill out, and raffles throughout the day.
Saturday Afternoon Local Ride: The PostMods club will host a Saturday afternoon ride for scooterists of all skill levels, from newbies to seasoned pros.
Saturday’s Midnight Run: Those battery-powered string lights aren’t just for the PostMods annual Festival of Lights anymore! This year, we’re gonna cruise along wine country’s backroads for a late-night meet-up — an 8-11pm night ride thru Healdsburg and Calistoga then back to Santa Rosa in the dark!
Easter Sunday Bunny Hop Group Scoot: After you’ve gorged yourselves on Sunday ham and chocolate bunnies, join the PostMods for their annual Bunny Hop Group Scoot, destination unknown!
February has finally arrived and with it comes the First Sunday of the Month Group Ride– it’s next weekend and if the weatherman is right, we’ll be enjoying some clear and sunny (68 degrees!) riding weather. The first 25 scooterists to RSVP for the ride should arrive fueled up, well rested and alert, and should bring a bottle of water and a snack bar for any pit stops. We ask that everyone come equipped with a mask and observe proper socially distancing protocols when off their scooters.
Riders should meet up between 10:30-10:45am at the clubhouse (Revolution Moto) parking lot, with “kickstands up” no later than 11am. The route is a combination of easy-paced two laned highway riding along Bennett Valley Rd and Highway 12, slow-rolling scenic backroad twisties along Trinity and Cavedale Roads, and everything in between. This month’s ride is designed for EVERYONE– from the newly initiated newbs to the advanced beginners, from intermediates to seasoned riders. Estimated ride stats clock this ride around 75 miles roundtrip and a total 2-1/2 hours in the saddle.
Once again, all are encouraged to RSVP for this month’s group ride. Those interested in checking their scooter’s tire pressure before the morning launch may do so from 10:30-10:45am.
This month, the PostMods will be rolling thru downtown Sonoma, en route to Lou’s Luncheonette where we’ll find lots of outdoor seating and plenty of space for everyone to feel safely distanced. Scoot along with the Squad for the deviled eggs with bacon– stay for the fried chicken and BBQ brisket by the pound!
Don’t forget to bring a bit of cash for February’s monthly raffle drawing — winter in Northern California means rain, wind and (hopefully!) more rain. This month’s $5 raffle shall be a Nelson Rigg brand scooter cover to help keep your trusty scoot’s finish looking bristol for years to come.
WIN OUR $5 RAFFLETHE POSTMODS ARE GIVING AWAY A BRAND NEW NELSON RIGG SCOOTER COVER-
A $52.99 VALUE!!
April 3rd – 4th The PostMods Scooter Squad is partnering with Revolution Moto to help officially kick off the 2021 riding season! The club will host a Saturday afternoon ride to the coast, an after-dark “Midnight Lights” ride Saturday night, and Sunday April 4th marks the First Sunday of the Month Group Ride. Stay tuned to our Newsletter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, and at the soon-to-be-relaunched PostMods website, www.PostModsSC.com for more information!
Thanksgiving marked the pumpkin-spiced, gravy-soaked kick-off of the holiday season, and that means that the PostMods’ annual FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS is quickly approaching!! Next Sunday (weather permitting!), we’re hosting a well-lit evening ride from 5:30-8pm starting at the PostMods clubhouse (518 College Ave) for a festive scooter romp throughout Santa Rosa. All are welcome to attend, from club members to the public, from the unseasoned newbie to the well-worn expert.
RSVP’s ARE REQUIRED NO LATER THAN SATURDAY DECEMBER 5TH!!!!
Layer up in your warmest riding gear, add another layer atop that, then bring another layer with you as you join the scooter crew for a 6pm-8pm winter’s ride around town. In the time-honored tradition, riders are asked to decorate their scooters for next Sunday’s ride. Revolution Moto’s clubhouse doors will be open as early as 4:30pm for anyone wanting to do their pre-ride lighting, decorating and scooter staging (tape, zip ties, scissors and more will be on hand!) before the 5:30 judging commences.
THAT’S RIGHT FOLKS, we shall be crowning A 2020 FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS GRAND PRIZE WINNER! Bedazzle your scooter with lights, bells, wreaths, candy canes, fir trees, garland and/or tinsel. Strap on your old boombox and blast some Bing Crosby. Bridle your best eight reindeer to the front of your scooter sleigh. Festoon your favorite passenger with the best/worst ugly sweater of the season and join us for this year’s Festival of Lights! There’s a $200 gift certificate up for grabs, so GET FESTIVE!!
4:30pm RevMoto shall be hosting a safely, socially distanced pre-ride hangout for those who want to string their lights on-site before the ride.
5:30pm PostMods club officers shall judge each rider’s entry. Points shall be awarded for most creative use of lights, most cohesive decorative theme, best costume and more. Arrive no later than 5:30 for the judging!
5:45pm Pre-ride safety meeting and route overview.
6pm Festive kickstands UP and the ride begins!
8pm The ride shall end downtown at the Railroad Square Historic District in the outdoor seating along 4th Street. We’ll plan to post up for some safe and responsible socializing, with PostMods picking up the tab for everyone’s entrees and appetizers. PLEASE NOTE: If one chooses to partake, each individual rider shall be responsible for any Christmas Cheer / spiked eggnog / hot toddies purchased.
Deck your scoots with lights that shimmer
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Best-lit ride shall be the winner
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Don you then some warm apparel
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Scoot around and sing some carols
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Head downtown for festive dining
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RSVP or you’ll be pining!!
Fa la la la laaaaa, la la la LAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! Can’t WAIT to see you all next Sunday in your festive finery. Ride safe and dress warm!
Director of Membership & Recruitment
PostMods Scooter Squad
We missed our First Sunday of the Month Group Ride for November yesterday but we’re making up for it next weekend– and if the weatherman is right, we’ll be enjoying some warmer-than-seasonal riding weather. The first 25 scooterists to RSVP for the ride should arrive fueled up, well rested and alert, and should bring a bottle of water and a snack bar for pit stops. We ask that everyone come equipped with a mask and observe proper socially distancing protocols when off their scooters. Riders shall meet at 11am at the clubhouse (Revolution Moto) parking lot, with kickstands promptly up at 11:30. The route is a combination of easy-paced highway riding along Highway 1 and Bodega Hwy, scenic backroad twisties outside Valley Ford and Tomales, and everything in between. Total ride time shall be a short and sweet 64 miles and a total 2-1/2 hours in the saddle. This month’s ride is designed for EVERYONE– from the total newbs to the advanced beginners to intermediates to seasoned riders — all are encouraged to RSVP for this month’s group ride. Those interested in washing their bikes and checking their tire pressure before the day’s launch may do so from 10:30-11:15. All washing materials shall be provided, courtesy of Revolution Moto.
This month, the PostMods will be hosting a VIP– Danny Patrick– hailing from the Pacific Northwest (Portland, OR) and RevMoto’s Regional Sales Representative for Vespa/Piaggio scooters. Let’s do our best to impress him with our jaw-dropping NorCal countryside, as riders roll westward by way of West College Ave, bearing a right then a left onto Guerneville Road and riding out of town then thru Graton. We’ll wiggle our way to Occidental, take the scenic route to Bodega, then hang a communal left onto Highway 1. Hanging a right off the highway and toward some fresh new backroads asphalt, we’ll roll past Dillon Beach and into Tomales around 1pm, where we’ll take a 30-45 minute snack/coffee break from our saddles.
We’ll mount up and roll north along Hwy 1, past Bodega then head inland toward Sebastopol where the PostMods will spring for a fuel-up for every rider in the group. Occidental Road will return us safely to Santa Rosa no later than 3:30pm that afternoon.
Don’t forget to bring a bit of cash for our monthly raffle drawing — late fall is upon us, when the fair weather opportunities to ride get a bit spotty. This month’s $5 raffle shall be a Battery Tender Jr. brand battery charger to keep your trusty scoot’s battery properly topped off all year.
WIN OUR $5 RAFFLE
THE POSTMODS ARE GIVING AWAY A NEW BATTERY TENDER 110v WALL CHARGER TO HELP WINTERIZE YOUR SCOOTER-
A $49.99 VALUE!!