The party was on Saturday, December 16th , from 6-10pm at the Elks Lodge in Boulder.

Brooks Brown handled all the arrangements for the Holiday Party this year.
Thanks, Brooks!

Since I had a conflicting event, I was unable to attend.
If you took pictures that are worth posting, please email them to me and I will add to this website and on our FaceBook page.
Have a great holiday season!

The next meeting will be in February, 2018 and you will receive an email about the date, time and location.


Our August PCC meeting was hosted by Leonard and Jeri Dowe on August 19th at their home & shop in South Boulder. The meeting followed a delicious array of BBQ’d meats accompanied by many side dishes.
Thirty-six people attended.
Here are some pictures. If you took pictures and want them added, send them to phantomcanyonriders@gmail.com
Jeri Dowe put together an album of her many pictures here: http://bit.ly/2iAaMQg




We have again been invited to attend a fly-in of the Antique Airplane Association of Colorado at a private runway in Niwot. Our Phantom Canyon Chapter attended this several times until the event was suspended for several years.

These are predominately “tail-draggers” and bi-planes from the 1930’s to 1960’s. It is great to see these old planes land on a grass airstrip and to tour these planes up close.

There are lots of photo opportunities with motorcycles next to the planes. Many of the pilots are former military or bush pilots and are very eager to tell you about their aircraft and even take riders up for a brief flight.

If you plan on attending this really unique event, ONLY OLD BIKES ARE ALLOWED (30 years or older). No new bikes, please!
If you have invited someone who does not have an old motorcycle, they may follow us in their vehicle and park along the dirt road prior that approaches our destination.

This is a difficult-to-find location so we will meet at the Hygiene Elementary School parking lot at 10:45am and ride about 3 miles to the grass airstrip.
We have scheduled this so that those who wish to go on to the High Country H-D vintage bike event may do so. As you can read in the flyer below, there are events at the fly-in that last into the night if you care to stay.

Contact Jon Erb at phantomcanyonriders@gmail.com if you have questions.


A year after opening its initial North American dealership in Milwaukee (of all places!), India-based Royal Enfield says it is about to ramp up sales through 60 dealerships. They will be adding new bike models including one in the popular dual-sport category.

Known for its bikes that capture the essence of old-school motorcycling – a distinctive twin cylinder engine, basic construction and a relatively low price – Royal Enfield produced its first motorcycles in Britain in 1901, the same year Indian motorcycles began producing their iconic twin cylinder motorcycles in Springfield, MA.

To find out more, go here: https://royalenfield.com/usa/


The September PCC meeting was hosted by John and Sue Graff at their home.
John grilled chicken and Sue made an excellent stew!

Phantom Chapter Antique Motorcycle Club Meeting minutes, September 16, 2017
Hosts – John & Sue Graff
Guests – none
Oldest Bike – Shovelhead
Farthest Ride –Perry – but not on a vintage bike…not sure that counts
Coming up – Possibly a fall color ride, although it is debatable wether or not the peak color time has passed. Mike Powell will be in touch if a ride is to take place.
-Elections were held. Results are below.
– Brooks is handling the Holiday Party this year. It is set for December 16th ,
from 6-10pm at the Elks Lodge in Boulder. More details to come. A head count
will be needed.
-Brad Willert needs everyone’s National AMCA number for registration.
Next Meeting will be at Robin & Sonja Willert’s house on October 22nd from
Election Results:
These are the PCC officers who were elected for 2018:
President:  Mike Powell
Vice President:  Leonard Dowe
Treasurer:  Brad Willert
Secretary:  Ellen O’Connell
Webmaster:  Jon Erb
Riverside Ride Coordinator: Jon Erb


Our July PCC meeting was hosted by Perry Loeffler and Ellen O’Connell at the River Forks Inn in Drake on Saturday, July 15th.
For pictures from this event, click here.

Here are the meeting minutes:

Phantom Chapter Antique Motorcycle Club Meeting minutes, July 15, 2017 at the River Forks Inn in Drake, CO
Hosts – Perry Loeffler & Ellen O’Connell
Guests – John Kelley & Ken Rushing
Coming up – The Solar Eclipse – A few guys said they were going to Scottsbluff, Nebraska to watch the eclipse. There is a bike show the day (possibly weekend) before they will also attend. Scottsbluff is about 140 miles from Fort Collins
-The Riverside Ride was well attended & brought in about $300 for the club.
– Jon Erb has the Classifieds section of the website up & running. Please contact him if you have any issues. He will also be putting shirts on sale on the website.
-Brad Willert needs everyone’s National AMCA number for registration. He needs the National number before they will issue a chapter number….or something like that.
-Brooks has some ideas for the Christmas party!! Stay tuned.
Next meeting – Leonard & Jeri Dowe’s home in Boulder – 11am on Saturday August 19th, 2017


Phantom Chapter Antique Motorcycle Club Meeting Minutes, May 21, 2017

Hosts – Deb & Rick Karle with the help of Chuck Hoylman

Meeting Attendees – 27

Guests – Kate & Cliff Lines of Longmont (friends of Jon & Gretchen)

Oldest Bike – Jim Arnold’s 1935 Indian Chief

In Mike Powell’s absence, Jon Erb conducted the meeting.

Coming Events –

  • There is a vintage bike event at High Country H-D from 10am-3pm on June 3rd.
  • Also on June 3rd is the Antique Airplane Fly-In at a grass airstrip in the Niwot area. Must ride an old bike, no new ones allowed. Meet at 10:45am in the parking lot of the Hygiene Elementary School & Jon Erb will lead the way – it’s a complicated route to describe. Jon will send an email reminder.
  • June 4th the Colorado Norton Club is having a “Big Tent BBQ” event in Golden from 1-3pm to which we have been invited.
  • June 10th is the next PCC meeting. It will be hosted by Mike Powell. See the Events Calendar on the website for details.
  • June 24-25th is the annual Riverside Run. Deadlines are approaching quickly for both ride reservations and t-shirt orders, so get your poop in a group if you plan on going.

Other –
Discussion was held about who to include in tributes on the passing of riders. It was voted and agreed that members of the Phantom Canyon Chapter, British Motorcycle Club & Colorado Norton Club riders would be included. Those who have been on at least three Riverside Rides will also be included. The initials of those who have passed on will be incorporated into the Riverside Ride t-shirt design.