Motorcyclists tend to enjoy getting together to talk bikes, look at bikes, ride together through scenic country, listen to music, eat some great food, see old friends and meet new ones, play some bike games of skill and fun, and maybe party together a little at the end of the day. For the 41st year, the members of the British Biker Cooperative (BBC) got together at Eagle Cave Resort near Blue River, Wisc., to do all those things and more at the 2022 British Biker Cooperative Rally and Show. The theme of this year’s gathering was 120 Years of Triumph.The setting is excellent. Eagle Cave Resort is high on the north ridge of the Wisconsin River Valley above the village of Blue River. It has Wisconsin’s largest onyx cave (guided tours are available), a small shop and restaurant, shower and toilet facilities, great campsites among majestic oaks, and superb paved town and county roads fan out from there in all directions.
Weather favored this year’s event for the most part, except for some heavy rain at the beginning of the weekend. Friday featured registration, start-up of sales of the exclusive BBC swag, and bike games during the afternoon. The Rally Welcome gathering in the evening featured music and a double feature showing of Hogslayer Tenth Anniversary re-release and Walter: The Missing Link, produced and written by BBC member James Cutting.On Saturday, the weather smiled. After breakfast in the Recreation Hall, events included the Because We Can TT Run, a group ride through the rolling countryside, the Ride In Motorcycle Show, a Wisconsin-style dinner in the Recreation Hall (once known as the Road-kill Café), followed by the awards and door prizes presentations, and the BBC Tent Party with live music by Highway 414 Band.Sunday featured late risers, recovery, and a BBC meeting. One of the key takeaways from the meeting is an open invitation for new members. The British Biker Cooperative is a membership organization for riders who own/ride British bikes, and it hosts a range of activities throughout the year.Photography by Gary Ilminen2022 BBC Ride In Motorcycle Show ResultsBest of ShowScott Herman, 1955 Triumph T110Old Stock
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In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams takes the smallest BMW ADV bike on an urban adventure in Los Angeles. The BMW G 310 GS is a full size motorcycle with a modest engine, so of course we wonder if it is a little too underpowered and might struggle. Don put it through its paces and gives us his take.
In the second segment, Neale Bayly and Kiran Ridley have returned from the Ukraine to Paris where Kiran is based.
Kiran is an award winning photojournalist, and as an accomplished documentarian, he has covered stories as diverse as drug smuggling around the Mexican border, to the devastation of the Australian Bush Fires, to the tragedy of the Mediterranean migration crisis. Neale and Kiran reminisce about their motorcycle adventure in the Ukraine, and their observations and experiences with the incredibly resilient people of Ukraine, who have been put through such brutal hardship.