During a Spring motorcycle trip to Lake of the Ozarks we made an innocent pit stop in Carthage, Missouri. Pretty soon we found ourselves strolling the grounds of the Precious Moments Park.The third annual Precious Moments Tour will storm ashore at Osage Beach on May 15-17, 2009. All bikes are welcome, but be prepared for some great curves and scenery!
We were so moved by the disturbing cuteness we decided to make it an annual event!
The event is a chance for motorcycle riders to shake off their cabin fever and ride the endless twisties around Lake of the Ozarks and central Missouri. Headquarters will be the Tan-Tar-A resort complex in Osage Beach, Missouri, with a nearby State Park for camping accommodations. Resort accommodations may not be the typical place to hold a motorcycle rally, but last year we, along with many other motorcyclists discovered the Tan-Tar-A Resort was a great place to hang our hats between blasts down the two-lanes.
The best part is food, drinks and a pool are all within walking distance. Instead of riding into more populated parts we found the convenience of walking downstairs for libation was not only convenient, but safer too. Advance registration by April 30th is only $15, or $20 on-site, and includes an event T-shirt.
This event will be a casual gathering. Riders can follow suggested routes, ride with groups or explore on their own. Each evening we'll gather back at Tan-Tar-A for dinner, drinks and bench racing. On Saturday we'll give away door prizes and award the "winner" the coveted title of Most Precious Moment.
Options? We've got options.
There are plenty of optional accommodations near the resort. And for the rough and rugged set there's Lake of the Ozarks State Park just across the highway.