Two Rides For The New Year: Up The Lemmon and The Brass Monkeyby Art Jacobson on Dec. 31, 2012, under Adventure Riding, Brass Monkey, Elefantentreffen, Elephant Rally, SEAT Club, Sidecars, Tucson Motorcycles, Up The Lemmon
One of Tucson’s oldest motorcycling traditions takes place the first day of the year: It’s “Up The Lemmon”, when adventurous riders of all makes and models ride up to Windy Point on Mount Lemmon. Depending on road conditions a few hardy souls go all the way to the top.
This is a good ride for the three-wheeling fraternity, since there is always the chance of slippery ice snakes in the road. Data Port, and possibly Mrs. DP, will take the sidecar outfit.
Meet at the McDonald’s on the corner of Tanque Verde and Catalina Highway at 9am. Come early for coffee at McDonald’s.
Looking ahead just a bit, this year is the 40th Anniversary Gathering of The Brass Monkey Sidecar Rally. Sidecarists are a rare breed among the three-wheel fraternity in part because, apart from the Russian Ural sidecars, they have to rig their outfits themselves.
The Brass Monkey welcomes all riders, both solo bikes and three wheelers. If you’re a solo rider this is your chance to check out the rarest member of the motorcycle fraternity, the sidecar. Here are dates and location:
Dates: February 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th
Where: Crazy Horse Campground, Lake Havasu City
Call Campground for reservations (928) 885-4033
You don’t have to camp. Many riders elect to motel it, go to the campground and hang out.