The Cafe Racers Union (CRU) is a Gentleman's riding club headquartered in Washington State with chapters in Washington and California. The CRU came together not only for the passion of the ride, but with the ambition to change the world while they do it, and they are!
CRU Members are a diverse group with backgrounds from military/civil service to corporate executives and business owners. Riding together they found they had more in common than just the ride or the love of the motorcycles, it was this new found awareness that created a focus on turning their passion into impact for the community they rode in. This belief later became their motto and can be seen on the groups club insignia today.
In alignment with their diversity in membership CRU members are not required to ride a “Café racer” model of motorcycle. All marquees and models are welcome. A Café Racer is a manufacturer’s model today, but in the 1950's they were a social group within the riding community that rode a wide variety of motorcycles brands and models.
This diverse club of riders we know as "The CRU" can be found riding in the mountains, playing on race tracks or just hanging out at Cafes….don't let this adrenaline filled group fool you. While they are rolling, they are truly agents of change.
In closing we would like to add a special thank you to the following commercial partners in helping the CRU execute its mission: I-90 Motorsports of Issaquah WA., Backfire Moto, Northwest Select Real Estate Services, Microsoft Give, The Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride, Karl Noakes Photography and Sumerian Brewing Company!
-Mercury Coffee ride - March 17th
-All Italian/European Show - April 14th
-3 Pedal Posse & Elsom Cellars Show - April 20th
-CRU Display at Backfire - May 15th
-VMP Track Day Pacific Raceways - June 15th
-2 day MS Tour for a Cure - June 22/23
-I90 Motorsports/CRU DGR BBQ/Party - Aug 3rd
-Fund, Moto show, BBQ @ I-90 Aug 17th
-Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride - Sept 29th
June 15th, 2019: The CRU Community was present again this year with over 2 dozen community members advancing their skills and turning laps at Pacific Raceways with Optimum Performance Rider Training. The result was $3650.00 raised for Vine Maple Place and a lot of fun had by all.
Excellent teaming between Karl Noakes Photography, Elsom Cellars, 3 Pedal Posse, Café Racers Union, and Sodo Speed, together we raised $4,450.00 at Saturday’s Elsom Cellars event for the fight against Multiple Sclerosis!
The CRU Community hit the road to raise funds and awareness in the fight against MS.
Backfire, May 2018
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