Long Distance Endurance Riders will use any excuse to get together. One such excuse is an Italian feast called "The Spring Fling" at Cafe Veloce in Kirkland, WA. Come join us on April 23rd, 2005.


Directions to Cafe Veloce

Café Veloce provides fine Italian cuisine with very generous portions. Festivities will begin at the restaurant at 11:00am. Some of us plan on test riding some bikes over at Cascade BMW nearby. Everyone (with an Motorcycle endorsement) will also have a chance to win a test ride on a Hayabusa later after dinner.

An early dinner will be served around 3 to 4pm. Tire kicking will continue into the evening.

Cafe Veloce is located on the East side of I - 405. at 12514 120th Ave N.E. in Kirkland Wa---‘phone number 425-814-2972 .

From the South, take exit 20B marked as Totem Lake Blvd and the local hospital. You will exit once on 20B and exit again to Totem Lake Blvd to a signal light at 120th N.E. Cross 120th and turn right into the first driveway. The restaurant is at the North end of the Underhill’s furniture building.

From the North, take exit 20 and turn left over the freeway on 124th NE and turn left again at the third stop light on NE 124th. NE 124th will bend to your left and become 120th NE. Turn right at the first stop light ( Totem Lake Blvd.) and turn right into the first driveway. The restaurant is at the North end of the Underhill’s furniture building.

Hotel Info (Group rates will be posted at a later time):

Clarion Inn at Totem Lake (Regular single rate $115/night, additional person, add $10)

12233 NE Totem Lake Way

Kirkland, WA 98034

(425) 821-2202

The Silver Cloud Inn (Regular single rate $74/night, regular, regular double rate $86)

12202 N.E. 124th St.

Kirkland, WA 98034

(425) 821-8300

Motel 6 (Regular double rate $53.99/night)

12010 – 120th PL. N.E.

Kirkland, WA 98034

(425) 821-5618

Rally Information

Spring Fling Rally

For the second time we are going to put on a rally TO the Fling. Basically, you fill out the entry form (located HERE) to let us know you want to participate and then ride the rally collecting up bonus locations ON THE WAY TO THE FLING.

We will email the rally packets to official rallyests only a day prior to the Pre-Fling BBQ. Since the Pre-Fling BBQ is on Friday night, April 22nd, the rally packets will be emailed out at noon on Thursday, April 21st. As soon as you get the packets, you can start the rally.

The rally will officially end at 9:00pm PST on Friday night, April 22nd. You MUST have turned in your rally packets filled out to Joe Zulaski at the Pre-Fling BBQ location. This location will be full disclosed in the rally packets themselves and to Pre-Fling BBQ guests.

We must have received your filled out rally entry forms by April 20th, 2005 to be considered an official rally rider.