Tenth Annual Roy?s BBQ RTE
Hutchinson, Kansas ? Saturday, May 6, 2017, 11:00 AM
It's a ways in the future, but I thought I'd post next year's RTE for those who actually do some planning of their rides. The first Saturday in May seemed to work well last year, so we'll make that our standard for the foreseeable future. This will be the tenth anniversary of the event, so we might do something special. (Or just eat BBQ and pie, which is pretty special in and of itself.)
We'll gather at Roy's BBQ (1018 Nickerson Blvd., Hutchinson - also known as Fifth Avenue,) for lunch at 11:00 AM. Most of us arrive closer to 10:30, to allow for tire kicking and BS prior to dining. It's a bit early for those riding in the same day, but it lets us beat the crowd. (Late comers get what the early birds didn't eat, and Roy's closes when the meat?s gone.)
After lunch we?ll head to the Carriage Crossing, in Yoder, for pie. There?s a small reserved motorcycle parking area on the south side of the restaurant, and plenty of overflow parking adjacent.
If you're looking for something to do after lunch, the Kansas Cosmosphere and the underground salt museum (in Hutchinson,) are nearby. The Kansas Motorcycle Museum, in Marquette, is a short ride north.
Anyone heading south or east (or any other direction, if you don't mind backtracking,) is welcome to stop by my garage in Wichita on the trip home. The Mouse & Toad Garage denizens will be observing (not sure if celebrating is the correct term for aging...) my sixty-sixth birthday. We keep an assortment of beverages in the garage fridge, and there will be birthday cigars in the humidor. (It's warm enough in May to open the overhead door, to reduce the second hand smoke a little bit...)
We typically have riders from five or six states. The rider traveling the farthest gets a free lunch and pie, and will have his or her name engraved on the ?Mixon Cup? (named for Chris Mixon, who took long distance honors the first year.) The Mixon Cup is displayed year-round at Roy?s. Previous winners came from Arizona (twice,) California, Illinois (twice,) Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin (twice.)