April 15, 2023 – Missouri State Penitentiary at Jefferson City: For the April 15 (Saturday) club ride, we are planning to go the old Missouri State Penitentiary (MSP) in Jefferson City, MO. Since the prison’s closure in 2004, they have been providing a variety of guided tours. This prison has a very colorful history to say the least, and we had lots of fun with it last time. You can check out photos from our last visit on the MO III website http://blueknightsmo3.org/ under the photos from 2020 to 2022. There are several great riding routes we can take to get there.
The MSP 2-hour history tour is $25 a person. The number of visitors for any tour is limited; so advanced reservations are HIGHLY recommended. Nearly all tours in March are already sold out, and about ½ of April. Reservations can be cancelled with full refunds with at least 24 hours notice. We can plan on lunch somewhere in Jeff City after the tour so we don’t get pressed for time.
If you plan to join us this year, please do the following:
- Make a reservation for the 2 hour history tour on Sunday April 15 at 11:00AM (Web location: 2-Hour History Tour | Missouri State Penitentiary (missouripentours.com)
- Let Road Cpt. Dave Mills know that you plan to ride, and if you have a reservation.
- Be ready to ride and have a good time!
Meet location: 2401 MO-109, Wildwood, MO 63040 (the normal meet location – Phillips 66 station)
Meet time: 0815 HRS
Depart Time: 0840 HRS (no later than 0840)
Arrival Time: 1045 HRS
Tour Time: 1100 HRS
Tour Ends: 1300 HRS
Lunch: 1330 HRS (location TBD)
MONTHLY RIDES: Blue Knights MO III has two standing monthly rides. One is on the first Sunday of each month, and the other is on the 15th of each month. Unless a special ride is planned, all rides start at the centrally located Phillips 66 gas station at 2401 MO-109, Wildwood, MO 63040 (the southwest corner of Highway 109 and Highway 100). All rides start at 10:00 AM unless stated otherwise. ￼
MONTHLY CLUB MEETINGS: MO III meets at 7PM on the second Monday of every month. The location is different each month; so if you are interested in joining us contact the club through this website or contact any member directly.
NEW YEAR’S DAY 2023 POLAR BEAR RIDE: Join us the first Sunday in January 2023 for the annual Polar Bear ride! (We will cancel is the weather situation is too dangerous for riding.)
Meet location: Phillips 66 gas station at 2401 MO-109, Wildwood, MO 63040 (the southwest corner of Highway 109 and Highway 100).
Kickstands Up: 11:00 AM (note the change from the usual departure time)
2022 Toys FOR TOTS ESCORT: Dec 15, 2022 – Meet at Florissant PD. Kickstands up at 1200 hours. Escorting the truck with the toys the club and FPD collected to the TFT warehouse in O’Fallon MO on Mexico Loop Rd.