2017 Detroit Desmo Owners Club Calendar of Events

This is our 2017 preliminary calendar of events.  Stay tuned to the Detroit Desmo Owners Club website and Facebook page for other events throughout the year.


Dec 15, 2017

DDOC Christmas Party

Hello and Happy Holidays to all Detroit Desmo Owners Club members!



We're pleased to invite you along with your spouse or significant other to our first Detroit Desmo Owners Club Holiday Gathering on Friday, December 15 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Ducati Detroit.


Sliced sandwiches and appetizers will be provided along with beer, wine, and soft drinks.


Following the Holiday Gathering at Ducati Detroit, an "after glow party" will continue at the Griffin Claw Brewing Company located at 575 South Eaton Street in Birmingham.


Come and join your fellow DDOC members for some holiday festivities and cheer!

Nov 30, 2017

Detroit Desmo Owners Club - Tech Series - Session 1 - Enhancing Your Ducati's Performance

We are excited to announce the first Detroit Desmo Owners Club MEMBER EXCLUSIVE Tech Series session - Enhancing your Ducati's Performance. This event will feature a DEMO of Ducati Detroit's Dyno cell and will explain how the Dyno and Ducati Detroit Tech Team can help assess and enhance your Ducati's performance.

This event will be held on Thursday, November 30 at 6:30 - 8:00 pm at Ducati Detroit. Please RSVP toDetroitdesmo1@gmail.com to confirm you'll be there for this DON'T MISS event!

For additional details about this event please contact Aubrey Stewart at Ducati Detroit.

Looking forward you seeing you there!

Detroit Desmo Owners Club Board

Nov 05, 2017

General Membership Meeting

The Detroit DESMO club is holding a general membership meeting at the Ducati Detroit dealership on Sunday November 5 in conjunction with the 2018 Ducati World Premier Event.   


Join us and your fellow DESMO club members for a meeting starting at 2:00 on Sunday November 5th.  Following the meeting we will be viewing the 2018 World Premier Event hosted by Ducati Detroit.


The live streaming event will be broadcast at 3:00 PM on the big screen showing all the latest Ducati products, together with the Multistrada 1200 Enduro Pro, the new 1299 Panigale R Final Edition, the last Ducati twin cylinder Superbike, and the new white color of the XDiavel S - plus the full range of Ducati accessories and apparel - will be presented to the world and then exhibited to the public at the 75rd International Motorcycle Exhibition (EICMA 2017) at the Fiera di Milano exhibition area in Rho from 9th to 12th November. 


Please plan to be at the dealership by 2:00PM as the DESMO club meeting will start promptly at 2:15 PM.


There is no requirement to RSVP to this meeting however you can go to the Ducati Detroit Facebook page @ www.facebook.com/ducatidetroit  and let them know if you plan to attend the World Premier event.


Looking forward to seeing you on November 5th!

Nov 04, 2017

Last DDOC Ride of the Year - River Rock Restaurant in Holly Michigan

The Detroit DESMO club is planning a group ride for DESMO club members only on Saturday November 4th.


The ride is from the Ducati Detroit dealership in Birmingham to the River Rock Restaurant in Holly Michigan.


The ride will depart the dealership promptly @ 10:00 AM and take a route north on some great roads and new pavement through Rochester, Oakland Twp, Oxford, Township, Brandon Twp and Holly.  The route is approximately 55 miles long and will take about 1 ½ hours to complete at a casual pace.


This ride is for all DDOC club members who are of intermediate to advanced skill levels with groups no larger than 6-7 riders per group.  There are no planned stops along the route so be ready to ride, kickstands up, full tanks at 10:00AM sharp.


The route is available for Garmin GPS systems if you would like to have it prior to the ride.  There will be no printed maps or turn by turn directions given out the morning of the ride so please open the attached document for the route information.  All riders are expected to follow safe, group riding etiquette, riding within the posted speed limits.


Please email John Cirner – VP of the Detroit DESMO club at jcirner@charter.net prior to November 2nd if you plan to attend the ride.


The ride will be held unless there are adverse weather conditions forecasted for the morning of the ride in which case a group email will be sent out the evening before the ride.

Oct 07, 2017

SAT 9:30AM at Dealership

DDOC Fall Color Tour

On Saturday, October 7 the Detroit Desmo Owners Club will be hosting a fall color ride along Michigan Avenue into the Irish Hills Area. Our ride destination will be the Artesian Wells Sports Tavern, which is a great biker destination just south of Jackson.

We will go with our normal ride format when we have a destination to the west:
• Ducati Detroit - riders are requested to arrive no later than 9:30 am. A brief rider's meeting will be held with kick stands up at 9:45 am. From Ducati Detroit we'll ride to the west side meeting location at the Tuscan Cafe in Northville to join up with our fellow Desmo Club members. 
• Tuscan Cafe in Northville - our west side club members can meet at the Tuscan Cafe located at 150 N. Center Street. Riders are requested to arrive no later than 10:15 am. A brief rider's meeting will be held prior to the arrival of the Ducati Detroit group. Upon their arrival, the combined group will then depart for the ride together. Departure from Northville will be at approximately 10:30 am.

Plan for a route of about 100 miles one way to our lunch destination. We will plan to take a scenic route using Michigan Avenue, and will make a stop or two along the way. The ride will be formally finished after lunch, or you may elect to follow the group back towards Detroit along Michigan Avenue.

We have a couple of new requests for this ride:
As our club membership and event participation continues to grow, we ask that any non-Ducati owners or non-paying members form their own ride group behind the main group. While we certainly welcome all riders, we hope everyone understands that we are striving to provide tangible benefits to all paid club members who seek to be a part of a unique Ducati club and riding experience. 

We also ask that you RSVP if you are interested in participating in this event by Friday October 6th to detroitdesmo1@gmail.com. This will allow the ride leaders to safely organize and plan for this event.

After this event, we are planning for one final local group ride to the northern suburbs on a Sunday in late October to a great lunch location. Please stay tuned for those ride details shortly.

We’re looking forward to seeing you at our fall color ride!

Sep 17, 2017

SUN Meeting Time TBD

Detroit Desmo Owners Club Group Ride to Stockbridge All Clubs Day

The Detroit Desmo Owners Club will meet at Ducati Detroit for a group ride to Stockbridge Michigan for the All Clubs Day activities. Meeting time TBD.

Aug 27, 2017

Sunday August 27th

Grattan Racetrack Track Day sponsored by Sport Bike Track Time

One of the Desmo owner’s club Board members, Brian Saylor, will be participating in this track day in the Novice class. Other Desmo owner’s club members who would like to participate in this track day can get information and assistance on attending this event from Brian at (248-808-3368), bsaylor2158@gmail.com. It is a good opportunity to either participate in or attend a track day to enjoy this organized track event. The Race track is located in Belding Michigan about 2.5 hours north west of Detroit. There is camping at the track or accommodations at Candlestone Inn a nearby golf resort and hotel that can be used Saturday night since the Track Day starts at 7:30am Sunday with Registration at the track.  


Each hour there is a 20 minute session for Novice, Intermediate and Advanced riders in their own class. The Novice riders have instructors in every session and classroom teaching in between sessions. You do need your motorcycle tech inspected after registration and appropriate leather riding gear helmet, boots and gloves. The sessions wrap up about 5pm on Sunday but you are free to leave anytime . Track day costs $180 for non SBTT members and $170 for SBTT members. If I can get 10 persons including myself signed up for this event the track fee drops to $140. The Desmo club will be supplying lunch. Go on the web site for Sport Bike Track time and call Cheryl to sign up. Since there is a race on Saturday you can camp and leave your trailer at the track.


If you want to sign up please notify me, Brian Saylor, so I can get the discount for the group. 

Aug 19, 2017

SAT 9:00AM

Detroit Desmo Owners Club Invite to the Woodward Dream Cruise

The Detroit Desmo Owners Club will meet at Ducati Detroit for a social gathering to watch the 22nd Annual Woodward Dream Cruise.

Jul 29, 2017

Stockbridge Loop

The DDOC will be hosting our next ride on Saturday, July 29.  We have a 125 mile loop planned that will take us out to the roads near Stockbridge.  We'll finish the ride with lunch in Pinckney.


We hope to see you there.



Ride will leave from Tuscan Cafe at 9:00am
150 N Center St 
Northville, MI 


Meet at Ducati Detroit at 8:00am KSU at 8:15am for the ride over to Northville.

Jun 17, 2017

SAT 10:30

Northville to Chelsea

Northville to Chelsea

The DDOC will be hosting a ride from Northville to Chelsea, next Saturday, June 17.


The plan will be to meet at Tuscan Cafe in downtown Northville, 150 N Center St, Northville, MI 48167.  Kick stands up, gas tanks full, the group will depart Northville promptly at 10:30 AM.


Plan for approximately 1.5 hours of riding through Ann Arbor, Dexter and with a final destination of Smokehouse 52 in Chelsea for lunch.


The ride pace will be very moderate, with about half of the ride winding along the scenic Huron River, with a posted 35 MPH speed limit.


After Lunch in Chelsea, the formal ride is over, or follow the ride leader back to Northville along N Territorial Road.


This easy ride will be an opportunity for new club members to meet one another over morning coffee or lunch, and look for more weekend riding routes like this throughout the summer as we get this new club off the ground.  We will try to provide more notice to the events in the future, as the DDOC board continues to plan and organize these events.


Here is the planned route map for next Saturday:


May 15, 2017

MON 9:00 AM

Detroit Desmo Owners Club Group Ride to Grattan Raceway - EVENT TO BE RESCHEDULED.

The Detroit Desmo Owners Club will meet for breakfast (location TBD) and ride as a group to Grattan Raceway to watch the Ducati Detroit Track day activities.  The event will include a lunch provided by Ducati Detroit.  The group will ride back to a destination in Fenton Michigan after lunch.

May 07, 2017

SUN Meeting Time TBD

Detroit Desmo Owners Club Group Ride to Stockbridge All Clubs Ride and Swap Meet

The Detroit Desmo Owners Club will meet at Ducati Detroit for a group ride to Stockbridge for the All Clubs Ride and Swap Meet activities.  Meeting time TBD

Apr 23, 2017

SUN 4:00 PM

Detroit Desmo Owners Club Meeting

Detroit Ducati Annual Spring Open House and MotoGP viewing Party 11am – 4pm.

The Detroit Desmo Owners Club will hold their initial club meeting for 2017 to introduce club officers and the 2017 Calendar of Events after the Open House.  Meeting will start immediately after the MotoGP race, approximately 4:00PM

Apr 06, 2017

Royal Oak Bike Nights

The DDOC will be at Royal Oak every other Thursday night during the summer months, on the corner near Starbucks.


We will be selecting a local establishment for dinner at 8:30PM.

Stay tuned for emails announcing the nights we will be downtown Royal Oak.

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