The Cafe Racers Union (CRU) is a 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 - April 20
-CRU Display at Backfire - May 15th
-VMP Track Day Pacific - June 15th
-2 day MS Tour for a Cure - June 22/23
-CRU Track Day Pacific - July 13th
-CRU Track Day Ridge - July 21/22nd
- Road Marshalls CF Cycle4Life - July 27th
-I90 Motorsports/CRU DGR BBQ - Aug 3rd
-I90/CRU/DGR BBQ - Aug 17th
- Roslyn Ride/CRU Union Hall- Aug 31st
- The Ridge MS Track Day - Sept 9th
-Endless Summer MS/Show - Sept 22nd
-Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride - Sept 29th
The Seattle East DGR Ride had 79 registered riders bring in a total of $11,000 when all was said and done. The North, South and East rides all combined at Ivar's restaurant in Freemont and when Seattle's the groups were added up we brought in almost $50,000! The ride was full of smiles, zero incidents and a closing party at the Creatons club house. Plans are already in motion for 2020! Stay tuned!
Backfire, May 2018
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