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Motorcycle Club House

Gene and Deloris Shannon invite motorcycle riders who attend the Cassoday Bike Run event for breakfast and lunch into the Motorcycle Club House. The building that was previously there was torn down and built up again by the owners. (Photo by Fran McCarthy)

A small, rustic building named the Motorcycle Club House and a sign outside labeled “Open, Breakfast, Ice Cream Float” attracted several hundred motorcycle riders and enthusiasts for breakfast at the Cassoday Bike Run event the first Sunday of June.

“We wanted to do something on motorcycle Sunday, so we built this club house and started serving breakfast,” said Deloris Shannon, part owner of the Motorcycle Club House.

Deloris Shannon and her family serve up breakfast and lunch for motorcycle riders during the Cassoday Bike Run event. They are famous for their smothered burritos. (Photo by Fran McCarthy)

The business is owned by retired Cassoday residents Gene and Deloris Shannon and their family members, James and Geana Scott and Erik and Erron Eisenbarth.

Deloris does not ride a motorcycle, but her husband Gene rides a Honda Gold Wing. Both enjoy greeting the guests who arrive from all parts of Kansas and even from states as far as Arizona.

The family built the Motorcycle Club House five years ago and have been open for each of the biker runs since.

“There was an old building and we tore it down. We put this up and put in tables,” Deloris said.

Deloris Shannon of Cassoday, embraces motorcycle riders who visit her family’s restaurant, Motorcycle Club House. They open their restaurant during the Cassoday Bike Run the first Sunday of every month. (Photo by Fran McCarthy)

Motorcycle riders come into the Motorcycle Club House not just for fun and fellowship, but also for the famous “smothered burritos,” a breakfast burrito covered with gravy. It is a family secret recipe that Deloris holds onto dearly and guests keep coming back for.

“We really enjoy all the bikers and visiting with them,” Deloris said. “A lot of good stories.”

She would like to see the Cassoday Bike Run event last for many years and hopes that they can keep serving breakfast for the visitors.

— by Fran McCarthy