Welcome to the East Coast Grand Master's Ride to Sturgis 2020 page. Michael D. Nicholas, Sr., the Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons in Washington, DC, invites you to join him, fellow masons and the Grand Lodge of DC on this austere occasion. MWGM Nicholas, rider and active member of the Widow's Sons, has planned a celebratory Kick-Stands-Up event, beginning at the Washington Monument in the nation's capital. Plans, routes and coordination are being worked by the DC Grand Chapter of Widow's Sons - Sons of Solomon (GM Nicholas' chapter) and the Maryland Grand Chapter of Widow's Sons . Several Masonic events and visitations are planned starting Day 1 through arrival in Sturgis.
Join Widows Sons chapters from across the country and meet along designated collection points of the ride, as identified on this web site. Daily riding to each destination will average about 360 miles per day - to accomodate those new to long distance riding, first-timers and old-timers alike. Safety and enjoyable riding is the goal. Rest stops, designated stop-over hotels and collection points will be established. Plans are for Masonic visitations and brotherhood at each evening layover. The Widows Sons South Dakota chapters are organizing events, rides, gatherings, etc. during the Sturgis Rally itself (see the LINKS page). This will be an epic Widows Sons event!
This site's primary purpose is to provide reliable information on plans for a gathering of Widows Sons riding from Washington, DC to Sturgis, SD. Due diligence will be applied to provide as accurate data as provided from you, the participants. No guarantee is provided on this information but all attempts will be made to be accurate. Content here is targeted for Freemasons who are members in Good Standing of the Widows Sons Masonic Riding Association, and all other Masonic riding organizations, such as Low Twelve Riders, Ruffians, Masonic Riders International, etc. However, all are welcome to join us for our ride to Sturgis.
The primary route westward will have stopping and gathering points along the way. Those riding from other parts of the country – NW, SW, NE, SE – are encouraged to join along the route at any point. Publishing of departure/arrival dates, ride plans, gathering points, overnight layovers, etc., will be posted here. It is hoped that having this information in one location will better enable others to plan and execute their similar rides in 2020.