Updated 29 June 2001 URL is /dean/deanride.html
James Dean Fans' Motorcycle Trip to Fairmount
Sunday, July 8, 2001
breakfast at 8:00 a.m.
ride starts 9:30 a.m.
Raindate is July 15, 2000.Wherever you are in the midwest, hustle on out to Crazy D's Truck Stop, Exit 78 on I-69 at Indiana State Road 5 at the western edge of Warren, Indiana on the second Sunday every July. Raindate the third Sunday in July. At breakfast we will all agree on where we'll eat dinner. Alas, the newly remodeled Legend Diner downtown, all Dean, all 1950s is closed and up for sale.
In charge of the tour: James and Bonnie Royal, (219) 824-4257
For more information, contact Bill Thompson (219) 824-5730
or Ivan Ivins, Box 20, Bluffton IN 46714.
This is an annual ride, the second Sunday in July. Make plans!
Not Responsible For Accidents
(You should plan to come to Fairmount on September 30th every year too, when Nikki Bazooka leads the march to Park Cemetery from the Memorial Service at Back Creek Friends Church.)
Diane Holley reports on her club's ride to James Dean's Fairmount, from Lake County, Indiana. I think it is in late September. See http//www.angelfire.com/in/venture
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Do you have news of any other James Dean rides, anywhere in the world? Email me so I can post them all right here. Thanks, from Sandra, your editor.
Page put on line by Sandra Weinhardt who knows next to nothing about motorcycles but a lot about Fairmount and James Dean.
What will you do in Fairmount? Visit James Dean's grave
What happens in Fairmount?
See the house where James Dean grew up with his cousin Mark and his Aunt Ortense Winslow and Uncle Marcus Winslow.
You will pass the Carter's Motorcycle Shop building where Jimmy got his first Indian bike, on the road where he lived,
You will see Back Creek Friends Meeting where Jimmy attended. Say hey to Button Knight when you pass his farm.
Visit the town where James Dean grew up and revisit the 1997 previous tour too..
Visit the Historical Museum at 203 Washington Street
Visit the James Dean Memorial Gallery at 415 North Main Street.
More James Dean fan pages on www.deaners.net