In much of Europe, winter is still with us, but its probably time to post up details of events during 2013 which may be of interest, and perhaps we can arrange for some of the European contingent to meet up. If you are planning any events in Europe this year, which are open to others, then please post up your own plans in this thread. To start the ball rolling here are a few meetings I definitely plan to attend. 14th SPADINO MEMORIAL RIDE on Sunday 7 April. This tends to be the first major event of the Alpine motorbiking season - and even then there is usually loads of snow on the road side. - The "Spadino Memorial Ride" to the Mont Blanc Tunnel - honours a fallen biker, and hero of the appalling tunnel fire in 1999. It's partly a celebration of getting the bikes out of winter storage but also a massive demonstration of biker solidarity, with thousands of riders converging on the tunnel entrances from all over Europe (last year I met riders from Netherlands, Romania, and Portugal). Last year, I was just one of over 6,000 bikers attending, and snow, rain or hurricane permitting I plan to be there again this year too. More information about "Spadino" and this years event is here. Mémorial Spadino 2013 > [Fédération Française des Motards en Colère] There are plenty of videos of this event on YouTube or send me a PM and I can send full details ulysses-club.de are hosting a large meeting in the Black Forest from 17 to 20 May. Its an international meeting for riders over 40 based in Hotel Belchenblich. They will be arriving around 7pm on Friday 17 May with organised rides on 18 and 19th before heading home on the morning of 20 May. More information and videos of last year are here - GERMANY MEETING 2013 (There are only a couple of rooms left in the hotel so if you are interested contact Gernot or Uwe - they both speak English). The 2013 Burn Mountain Festival runs from Friday 19 June to Sunday 21 June. Hosted by the SAMVA moto club, it is a 3 day Rock Music and motorbiking festival located in the Alps. Entry is FREE and there is also free camping. In addition to trials biking demonstrations in the main arena, there are organised group rides around the mountains, treasure hunts and skills challenges. If you scroll Down and Down and Down the following link you will get a flavour of last year's mayhem! Burn Mountain Rock 2012 So what have you got planned?