TrailBlazers - We are a social organization of pioneer motorcycling enthusiasts. Meeting annually since 1940.


Trailblazers president Don Emde has announced that the club’s Board of Directors met today (July 1st) in a video conference to discuss the plans for its 76th annual banquet that had been rescheduled from April 4th to November 7, 2020.

Emde reported to the board that he had remained hopeful that the deadly Coronavirus would have run its course and it would be possible to hold the banquet in November. Unfortunately, the tide has swung the other way in the last few weeks and the recent upturn of reported cases in California has made it impossible to hold the banquet on that date.

At this time, board members are going to review all options to find a date and location where a full-scale event can be held that will be on par with previous banquets that the Trailblazers are famous for. Emde said, “We have all seen recent examples of motorcycle racing and other sporting events, most held with no spectators, and the Trailblazers board has decided against holding any kind of scaled back program.” He added, “We are committed to giving this year’s honorees and attendees nothing less than the experience they have been expecting.”

As it is the Trailblazers intentions to hold the banquet as soon as the situation allows, ticket holders have the option of leaving their seat or table reservations unchanged for use when the event does happen, or they can request a refund. Those that do cancel will then need to get back in line if/when tickets go back on sale. At this time, all seats remain sold out.

For anyone who had room reservations at the Carson Doubletree Hotel: We cancelled the banquet room block and all reservations for Nov 6 or 7 are cancelled. We do not yet have a new date for the banquet, but we know it won't be November 7th. Stay tuned.

Watch for updates about the revised date and location on the Trailblazers website (, Facebook page or member e-newsletter. Any questions or refund requests can be sent to Don Emde at or call 949-632-4668.

Published Monday, Jun 01 2020

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