The Dahlias work hard to give back to local communities and organizations that are close to our hearts and in line with our mission. In 2017, we hosted a fundraising event to benefit Planned Parenthood of Michigan.
We’re back at it again in 2018, this time to benefit the Ruth Ellis Center here in metro Detroit! Named after prominent Detroit-area LGBTQ activist Ruth Ellis, the Center has been providing safety-net and healthcare services, family preservation programming, and residential foster care specifically for LGBTQ youth in the region for over 15 years. The services the Ruth Ellis Center provide to our LGBTQ communities are invaluable, and we are doing our part to see that their ability to continue providing such services is continued.
We will be hosting a ride and event with live music and prizes! 100% of the proceeds will go to the Ruth Ellis Center. Stay tuned for more information!!
Join us Wednesday, June 20th for a ride out to the White Lake Inn in White Lake, Mi. The White Lake Inn is a longtime waterfront hangout with a tiki bar offering pub fare, seasonal events & live music. They have a gorgeous patio with an amazing view of the lake and some of the best fish and chips in the area. Check them out at http://www.thewhitelakeinn.com
We will be meeting at Urbanrest Brewing in Ferndale, Mi at 6:30pm. Kickstands up at 7pm sharp. The ride is about an hour long, with tops speeds at 55mph. Please arrive with a full tank of gas.
Any questions please e-mail us at email@example.com
Riding season is almost upon us and as usual we are kicking off the season with our 4th annual ride and bonfire. This year our bonfire falls on International Female Ride day so in celebration we will be doing a female only ride before the bonfire.
The ride will meet at Urbanrest Brewery in Ferndale (2615 Wolcott St, Ferndale, MI 48220) at 2:30, and kickstands up at 3pm SHARP. We will be riding along the Nautical Mile with a stop at Mikes On The Water for food and drinks. We will then finish the rest of the route ending at co-founder Valeries house in Berkley for the bonfire. Route for the ride is posted below.
The bonfire is co-ed and open to anyone! The bonfire will start at 7pm at 3236 Tyler Ave. Berkley Mi. Please BYOB.
Route map: https://goo.gl/maps/4Kr577dEuzB2
The end of riding season is sadly coming to an end, and we're going to mourn our loss with our annual end of season bonfire.
Come brave the cold with us as we ride out for food prior to the bonfire. We will be having a co-ed ride leaving from Dahlias founder Hayley house (2842 Burdette St. Ferndale, Mi). Kickstands up at 5pm. We will be going on a short but sweet ride to Moose Winooskis in downtown Clawson for food and drinks (their BLT pizza is amaze fyi). After dinner will we head over to co-founder Valeries house in Berkley for the bonfire. If you can't make the ride and would just like to join us for the bonfire the address is 3236 Tyler Ave. Berkley, Mi. We should get back around 7pm or so. Bonfire is BYOB.
Lets party! See you all there!!
Ride To Resist the defunding of Planned Parenthood!!
Sunday, August 27th we will be having a ride to raise money and awareness for Planned Parenthood. Your ticket purchase and 100% of all proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood to continue their efforts supporting women's healthcare rights.
The meeting location for the ride and the route will be e-mail to all participating riders a week before.
The hour and a half ride will include a stop at Detroits oldest bar, Two Way Inn. They're graciously opening the bar up just for us! After a quick beverage break the ride will continue on to our host venue for the evening, The Loving Touch (22634 Woodward Ave. Ferndale, Mi 48220).
If you plan on participating in the ride your ticket must be purchased in ADVANCE. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.thedahlias.org/store/
If you're a non motorcycle rider we hope you will come join us at The Loving Touch to party!
We will be having a silent auction with some amazing prizes from some awesome sponsors. We will be posting sneak peaks of some of the prizes available leading up to the event. There will also be a 50/50 raffle! We have live music by Virginia Violet and The Rays who will play at 9pm and one more band will be added to the roster.
Any questions, shoot us a message or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ladies! Come wrench with us!! Saturday, June 17th at 5pm. Garage night is going down at our founder Hayleys garage in Ferndale (2842 Burdette St. Ferndale, Mi 48220)
We will be going over basic bike maintenance. We're asking everyone to supply their own oil and oil filter. Some basic tools will be provided for your use. Bring some beers, or whatever you feel like drinking and we can order some pizzas!
Please RSVP so we can get a headcount!!!
The warm weather is just around the corner and we're celebrating by planning our first ride of the season!
Sticking with tradition we have our 3rd Annual BBQ set for Saturday, April 29th. We will be having a female only ride leaving from Hayleys house (2842 burdette st. ferndale, mi 48220). Kickstands up at 5pm! The route is TBD but it will be about an hour-ish. If you plan on attending the ride please let Hayley or Valerie know so we can get a headcount.
The ride will end at Valeries house (3236 Tyler Ave, Berkley Mi) where we will have our BBQ. BBQ starts at 7pm and is open to anyone!! We will be grilling up hot dogs and hamburgers so if you're veg or vegan bring something to throw on the grill. We are asking for a small $5 donation to help cover the cost of food. BYOB.
We are looking forward to another amazing riding season with everyone!!
Sticking with tradition we have our end of the season bonfire coming up on October 29th. We've decided to change it up a little bit this year and add in a ride before hand. If you feel like braving the cold and riding with us we will be having a co-ed ride leaving from 2842 Burdette St. Ferndale, Mi 48220. We will be riding north for beers and food at Kennedys in Pontiac. After dinner, we will be heading back to our co-founder Valerie's house for the bonfire.
If you don't feel like riding and just want to join us for the bonfire (or maybe you're on four wheels, that's cool too, we don't discriminate) meet us at 7pm. The address for the bonfire is 3236 Tyler Ave. Berkley, Mi. BYOB!
This was such a blast last year and we hope to carry on the tradition and make it an even bigger success this year!
I am honored to announce that The Dahlias have been collaborating with Biker Bob's Harley-Davidson on a 2016 Ride for a Cure. On September 17th, we will ride to raise awareness and fund the cure for breast cancer. Immediately following the ride, we will celebrate at Biker Bob's and everyone is welcome to partake in food, music, and good times. $20 to ride/get you in and all proceeds will go directly towards the Susan G Komen Foundation. Our co-founder @valerieamelia mother is a two time breast cancer survivor so this is near and dear to our hearts. If you want to register for the ride or if you want to donate any services/goods for the event, please contact us! We are in charge of finding vendors as well as items for the silent raffle and need all the help we can get!
The Dahlias are hitting up Hipster Beach on Belle Isle! Sunday, July 10th at 11am. We will be having a female only ride leaving from Dahlias Founder Hayleys house (2842 Burdette St. Ferndale 48220). Meeting at 10:45, kickstands up at 11am.
Bring your bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, and other beach necessities. Pack a lunch, and bring some beers!!
This is a lady only event!! If you don't ride but would like to join us feel free to meet us on Belle Isle at Hipster beach around noon. If you're not sure where that is, feel free to e-mail us for more information.
Wednesday, June 22nd at 7pm we will be having an all female ride out to The White Lake Inn, in White Lake Mi.
The ride will be leaving from 2842 Burdette St. Ferndale, Mi 48220. We will be meeting at 6:45, kickstands up at 7pm. It's about an hour ride to the restaurant, there will be no highway involved.
The White Lake Inn has an amazing patio right on the water, and really good food! If you plan on coming please let Hayley (email@example.com) or Valerie (firstname.lastname@example.org) know!
The Dahlias will be spending Saturday evening during the Auto Moto Film Fest at Ashe Supply Co where our short film will be playing, and some photos will be displayed.
Drink some coffee, hang out, and come meet us!! It'll be a fun event! Tickets for any of the showings at the film festival can be purchased at www.amifilmfest.com.
More info about Ashe Supply Co at http://www.ashesupplyco.com/
In spirit of International Female Ride Day we decided to plan a ride to support our local all female moped group The Femme Pedals (Facebook.com/femmepedals). They are hosting a dinner at Aubree in Yipsilanti. 15% of your bill will be donated to the Femme Pedals Benefit for Cystic Fibrosis. They will also be doing a silent auction and raffle from 4-6pm.
We will be having an all female ride (I mean it is international female ride day after all) meeting at Hayleys house at 2:30 pm. If you want to attend the ride please e-mail us for the meet up address. Kick stands up at 3:00pm sharp. We won't be taking any highways and the ride is just a little over an hour long.
Once we get to Aubrees eat, drink, and be merry! Hang out as long as you please, leave at your own leisure, or buddy up with someone for the ride home.
Join us Saturday, April 30th at 6:00pm for the 2nd Annual Dahlias BBQ. The BBQ will be at 3236 Tyler Ave, Berkley Mi. This is the event that started it all for us last year, and we figured it'd be a great way to kick off the riding season. Ride out, drive, walk, whatever just come! This event is open to everyone!
We will be grilling up hot dogs, and hamburgers. If you're veg or vegan bring something to throw on the grill! We are asking for a small $5.00 donation to help us cover the cost of food. Also BYOB, please!! We will most likely be having a bonfire as well.
Looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and hopefully seeing some new ones as well! If you plan on attending please RSVP to email@example.com so we can get a rough estimate for food.
Join us Sunday, October 25th at 7pm for a Bonfire at The Dahlias VP Valeries house in Berkley (3236 Tyler Ave. Berkley, Mi 48072). Ride your bike out if you feel like braving the cold, or drive....doesn't matter to us! This is just a way for all of us to connect and get one last hang in before we have to sadly park our bikes for the season. BYOB.
Join us Sunday, October 4th for a ride out to Yates Cider Mill in Rochester, Mi. Meeting at co-founder Valeries house in Berkley (3236 Tyler Ave. Berkely Mi) at 11:00 am, kickstands up at 11:30 am sharp.
This is a female only ride. We will not be going on any expressways during the ride (I know this gets asked a lot). We will get cider and donuts at Yates and hang out for a while. We will go our respective ways afterwards. More info about Yates at http://www.yatescidermill.com
Any questions contact Hayley at 248-464-1777
Summer is sadly coming to an end and with that being said we are trying to get as many rides in as we can before the season end.
We will be meeting at Dahlias member Angelas house at 23690 Woodward Ave, Pleasant Ridge kickstands up at 10am sharp. We will be headed to Detroit for brunch at Craftwork. We will also have our Dahlias patches by that time so if you ordered one, please bring $15 for your patch.
Any questions contact Hayley at 248-464-1777
So excited to announce The Dahlias first official ride. We couldn't think of a better way to ride than down Woodward Ave. We are doing an all-female ride to the BBQ, and then anyone boy, girl, dog, cat, whatever is welcome to ride out to the park and BBQ with us.
Babes- Meet at the Northwood Shopping Center 30915 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 4807 at 12:30pm, kickstands up at 1:00pm. We will riding out to Independence Oaks Park in Clarkston Michigan. After the BBQ everyone will go their separate ways to their respective cities.
Beer, Burgers, Hot Dogs, and Chips will be provided. It will cost $5 to get into the park so bring cash, also if you could bring some cash to donate to help cover the cost of food that would be rad. Beer and food will be available till it runs out, so BYOB if you plan on drinking a lot. When you get into the park take the road all the way down and then turn left. Follow the signs for Two Chimneys, thats where we will be.
Even if you don't ride and want to come hang out we would love to have you. There is a beach in the park so bring a swimsuit and towel if you want to swim.
Please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or texting Hayley at 248-464-1777 so we know how much food to get. Thanks!
Taken from Biltwell Bill, some info on riding in a group:
1. Decide before you ride.
Are you a good enough rider to hang with the guys in this group? Be honest and ask yourself if you and your machine can keep up. If you have to think about it very long, have the decency to ride near the back. Know the route so if it gets hairy you can split off at the first opportunity and go at your own pace. This is just as important of a decision if you are a faster rider. Generally groups go a little slower. If this is going to make you antsy or keep you hunting gears, you may want to go off the front and get lost on your own. If you are determined to stay with the pack, simmer down, take you place in the group and hold your line. There will be NO PASSING.
2. You are not an outlaw, so quit pretending.
Maybe you are, but in a group of unknowns, you have no idea who you are next to or who’s coming up behind you. Just because clubs ride two-up and haul ass for hundreds of miles with only a few feet doesn’t mean you can.
3. Hold your line.
Get in your slot, get an acceptable interval between you and the next rider and keep the pace. Nothing balls up momentum and throws everyone off like some jackass in the middle who keeps running up on the next guy and backing off. Adjust this interval to suit the riding environment. On the freeway I always tighten it up so that nerd in the Prius doesn’t cut into the pack. On mountain twisties, give yourself enough room to recover if the guy in front of you runs out of talent. The last thing you want to do is wad up the whole pack because you were following too close for no good reason.
4. What to do if the bike quits?
Well, there are a few choices here depending on the situation. The first priority should be safety, yours and the other riders of course. Signal that you are pulling off so the guys behind you know what’s up. If you are riding with some buddies in the pack, hopefully they’ll pull over. Wave everyone else by to keep the pack moving and then signal some of the slower riders in the back to swing over and lend a hand if need be. Hopefully you can fix whatever it is yourself, but if you need gas or someone else’s expertise, be as selective as you can and don’t hold up 100 riders just because you forgot how to switch to reserve. Bottom line, keep your shit tight so you aren’t “that guy” in the group.
5. Be kind, be courteous, open that door for your mom.
Sorry, couldn’t help but throw in that old Circle Jerks lyric. Anyway, think about the others in the group before yourself. Pass on signals and don’t hesitate to motion that you are slowing down. Choppers have notoriously small and ineffective brake lights, so a little arm flapping might help the dude behind you stay that way. Getting a little chilly or jonesing for a smoke? Just wait ’til the next stop and avoid pulling over in the middle of the run and causing a break in continuity. Realize that even though you have big ol’ brakes on your evo Sporty, the dude on the 70 year old bike behind you can’t stop nearly as fast, so don’t jam on your binders, give him some notice and he will be a lot happier.”