Come have dinner in the Adirondacks and stay a while. CHARLIE'S INN, P.O. Box 44, Junction Road, Lake Clear, New York 12945. 518-891-9858. www.charlies-inn.com. There are cabins and rooms available at the Inn at an extra cost. Other services at the Inn are: restaurant, bar, laundry, showers and gasoline. Rally fee is $46. You get two nights camping, Friday night dinner of hamburger and hot dogs; Saturday night spaghetti (with or without) meat balls. Please pre-register with MGNOC New York State Rep, Keith Smith, 584 Keese Mills Road, Paul Smiths, New York 12970. 518-327-3006. Email: email@example.com
Randle, Washington. Cost is $35 per person which includes two nights camping, Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast & dinner and lots of fun. Contact: MGNOC State rep Richard or Gayle Guthrie for more information at 206-246-3181 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will be held at Lake Joy Campground (www.lakejoy.com). All brands are welcome. Registration is $35 before July 1, 2014, and $45 at the gate. We will feature Wisconsin's best grilled brats and burgers Friday evening, ham, turkey and beef Saturday evening and continental breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday mornings. As always, Wisconsin's finest refreshments, including soft drinks, will flow from the artesian taps. The rally fee also includes tent camping Friday and Saturday. Lake Joy is located in the heart of Wisconsin's "driftless" region - the area not flattened by the glacier. It is spectacularly scenic riding territory. The campground has clean modern restrooms and showers, and a 60 acre private lake (no fishing license required) with two beaches. Tune in to www.wmgr.org for late breaking developments. For more information contact: Pyro Dan: 920-887-3128 or email@example.com.
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Now in its 2nd year in…at the beautiful Noble View in Russell, Massachusetts. Begins with legendary, Friday night wine-tasting and sausage fest. Contact Sean Ryder for more details at 508-494-7244 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Version 2.1 is here at the same great location, Big Basin Park in Boulder Creek, California at the Sequoia group campsite, with hot showers and power. Hurry - space is limited to 50 campers, but all day visitors are welcome. FREE 11oz coffee cup to all those who preregister and rally pins are available for a small donation. This year's feature is FOOD: Friday night dinner is smoked Tri-Tip and Turkey again from pit master Mark Hineser; Saturday morning pancakes with bacon and linguisa and hot coffee; Saturday's dinner, world famous Phil's Fish market CIOPPINO with the only other thing you need, bread. BYOVino. Fees are worth every penny at $60 per motorcycle and $90 for couples. That includes both nights with all the food, snacks and drinks. ALL motorcycles must pay the park for a parking pass ( $10 ). If you're allergic to shell fish, bring a pallet of pills or we can make something else, let us know. For more info visit the web site www.nata-rally.org or call: MGNOC California State Rep, Pierre DaCunha at: 408-710-4886
Melbourne Beach, Florida. New England Eatery and Pub, 5670 Highway A1A, Melbourne Beach, Florida. 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Come for lunch. All brands welcome. 9.2 miles south of Routes 192 and A1A. On west side of A1A. Contact: Walt Sabins, 321-261-1790. Email: email@example.com. New England Eatery & Pub: 321-723-6080. www.newenglandeatery.com.
Eagle Guest Ranch Campground, Datil, New Mexico. Datil is located 62 miles west of Socorro, New Mexico on Highway 60. FEES: $35 per person, includes camping fee, lunch and dinner Friday and Saturday, breakfast Sunday. There is only one motel in Datil: Eagle Guest Ranch 505-772-5612. Other motels are located in Magdalena, New Mexico (approximately 30 miles east of Datil): Western Motel in Magdalena, New Mexico, 505-854-2417. ATTRACTIONS: The Very Large Array (VLA) which is one of the largest radio telescope observatories in the world and nature walk trail at the campground. For additional information, please contact New Mexico Rep. Matt Forslund at: 1908 Chandelle Loop, N.E., Albuquerque , New Mexico 87112-4707. 505-850- 8383. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
18502 County 26, Houston, Minnesota. www.moneycreekhaven.com. Pre-register before July 15th $45, at the rally $50. Registration includes: Tent camping Friday and Saturday nights; Friday evening meal; Saturday steak supper; Saturday and Sunday morning Quickfix breakfast. Coffee and lemonade all weekend. Area Motels: Lokens Sawmill Inn, 888-791-9192; Americinn of Caledonia 800-634-3444; Crest Red Carpet Inn, Caledonia 800-845-0904; Windswept Motel, Rushford 507-864-2545. www.houstonmnchamber.com. Money Creek has new rooms for rent, see website. Send Registrations to: MGNOC Minnesota State Rep John Ulrich, 3992 Stonebridge Drive N. Eagan, Minnesota 55123. 651-686-8816 or email email@example.com.
Meet at Boyer Station Motel and Campground Friday if you're camping or over nighting in the motel. Saturday breakfast at 10 A.M. at the Bear's Den restaurant just down from the motel. Rides in the area following breakfast; on your own, or form a group. Great dirt roads and fantastic blacktop. Snowshoe Mountain, the Highland Scenic Highway and Seneca Rocks and all are close by. If you haven't done the tour at the Green Bank Radio Telescope, or ridden the steam locomotive train at Cass Railroad this might be a good time? Or take a twisty ride to Monterey for lunch at High's Restaurant where fresh Allegheny Mountain trout are delivered daily. You'll never get better. Dinner Saturday night at the Bear's Den again, or visit an eatery in Durbin a few miles away on U.S. 250. There's a steam locomotive there, too. Later we'll meet fireside at the Boyer Station campground. For more information contact: Lemuel Stephens, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hood River Fairgrounds in the town of Odell, Oregon. Bike Show / Self Guided Tours / Closing Ceremony. $50 per person before July 21st, $60 after and at the gate. $30/$35 for children 6 to 12. Free for kids under 5 years old. All registrants receive: Friday and Saturday tent camping; Friday night dinner; Saturday breakfast and dinner, and all events and activities. $10 pre-rally tent camping fee per night. RV camping $15 per night. Send pre-registration fee to: Gerri Jenkins, 28375 South Sundowner Court, Canby, Oregon 97013. Payable to MGNOC of Oregon. Email Gerri at: email@example.com or call 503-263-3336. Hood River County Fairgrounds: www.hooddriverfair.org. Motels: No motels in Odell. Three of about twelve Hood River Motels (15 minutes, 8.4 miles from Odell): Riverview Lodge, www.riverforyou.com, 541-386-8719; Vagabond Lodge, www.vagabondlodge.com, 541-386-2992; Sunset Motel, 541-386-6322.
Again will be at the Lavigne Tavern. Hosted by the ONTARIO GUZZI RIDERS and the Village of Lavigne. Rally takes place at the western end of Lake Nipissing on Highway 64 near Sturgeon Falls. No rally fee, complimentary burgers, sausages etc. on Friday night. For Saturday night (with donations gladly accepted) we'll have a pig roast. Free live music Friday and Saturday nights usually very good. Camping: Joli Voyageur, 705-594-2813 or 877-869-2428; Cardinal (is a new campsite) www.cardinalparkmarina.com, 705-594-2475; DeLuxe Camp, 866-424-6343; Camp Raymond, 705-594-2301. For more information contact: MGNOC Ontario Province Rep, Phil Tunbridge, firstname.lastname@example.org, 705-722-3312 OR Guy Fortier, email@example.com, 705-594-2301.
Friendly Hills Grange Camp, 5880 Friendly Hills Road (C.R. 418), Zanesville, Ohio 43701, is located 7 miles north of Zanesville, Ohio, and nestled right on the Muskingum River. Free Friday dinner. Saturday breakfast and Saturday dinner available onsite to purchase. 50/50 raffle, door prizes, awards for Guzzi riders, tent camping or air conditioned dormitory $8/night/person. Cabins $40/night, sleep six. Limited RV hook up, hot showers. Early and late arrivals welcome. Contact: Andrea Ank, 330-898-7705 or Ohio MGNOC Rep, John Henry 216-390-2727. To make cabin reservations or inquire about RV hook up availability call: 740-452-0016 www.friendlyhillscamp.org.
Some might want to stay until September 1st, they can attend the Springfield Mile. CAMPOUT IS AT LINCOLN'S NEW SALEM HISTORIC PARK. just two miles south of Petersburg, Illinois on Route 97, or 20 miles northwest of Springfield, Illinois. Very nice campground with lots shade trees, tables, fire pits. Clean restrooms and showers. Fee of only $5/person/night includes purchase of some firewood. We camp in the GROUP CAMP AREA. So we are away a bit from the motor homes, etc. Plenty of grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations, etc. in Petersburg just two miles away. Always a nice group of about 20-30 people, so we can visit with each other a lot. Also, some nice riding along Illinois River and in Jim Edgar Panther Creek Wildlife area. Contact Paul Vinnedge at: 309-678-6070, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Two Rivers Campground in Skowhegan, Maine. Come to Maine and enjoy great riding, great company and a great time. Ride up to the Carrabassett Valley/Moosehead Lake Region for moose sightings. Ride over to the coast for fresh Maine Lobster, or explore Maine's back roads. Join the Maine Eagle Squadron for their annual picnic table bonfire, Galen's famous grolla, and good old-fashion Italian camaraderie. The cost is $45 which includes camping, showers, Friday night road-kill stew, Saturday night spaghetti dinner and 50/50 raffle and awards. Registration should be made by September 1st with Dan at Two Rivers Campground: 207-474-6482. Strays are welcomed. There are local motels for less adventurous. Any questions contact: MGNOC State Rep, Galen Burke at: 207-239-9665 or 207-803-2231 or email: email@example.com. Two Rivers Campground website: www.tworvrs.com.
CYCLE-MOORE Campground, 1107 U.S. Highway South, Interlochen, Michigan. RALLY FEES (per person): Before September 1st $35; after September 1st $40. Under 14 vears old: $10 before September 1st; $15 after September 1st. RALLY FEE includes: Two nights camping, rally souvenir for pre-registered (until they run out), dinner Friday & Saturday, FULL breakfast Saturday, continental breakfast Sunday, group ride Saturday, vendors or site, tons of door prizes, 50-50 raffle, award plaques for GUZZI riders, free ice cream and popcorn (courtesy of Cycle-Moore). Contact: Ron Kurylo, 2490 Sarossy Lake Road, Grass Lake, Michigan 49240. 734-707-5572. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make your plans for the North Georgia Moto Guzzi campout in Suches, Georgia. Suches is located about 12 miles north of Dahlonega along Route 60. This is the campground newly reopened as Two Wheels of Suches. They have a few rooms available in the lodge and are building cabins. Contact them at: 706-973-1671 to reserve a room. Contact: MGNOC State Rep Wayne Orwig at: email@example.com for details.
Another camping or cabins weekend or just join us for our monthly Saturday breakfast at 10 A.M. (Gives those just riding to the breakfast time to get there.) This month we're meeting at the N&S Restaurant one mile south of the park road on Route 259. Rides in the area afterwards, on your own, or form a group. Any road over the mountain, whether on dirt or pavement, will throw you some wicked curves. Brandywine Mountain on U.S. 33 is a motorcyclist's dream. While you're at Brandywine ride south 5 miles on CR 21 past the U.S. Navy Information Operations Command, NIOC. Bet you didn't know there's a huge naval communication operations center in West Virginia. After the day's activities meet for dinner at the N&S for those staying the weekend. For more information contact: Lemuel Stephens firstname.lastname@example.org.
10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. Hamilton Rod & Gun Club, Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Featured Machine: Moto Guzzi Loop-Frames! Finally, after 30 years, a new admission fee = $10 per person, $15 two-up. All proceeds donated to support Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (J.D.R.F.). This is America's biggest and longest-running all Italian motorcycle event. Contact: Steven Rossi, Connecticut-Rhode Island MGNOC State Rep. at: 248-470-5788, or email@example.com.
At the Pony Express Campground. A few miles south of Maysville, Missouri. More information in a future issue. Pony Express RV Campground a few miles south of Maysville, Missouri, on Missouri Highway 33. $45 registration for adults, $5 registration for children 12 years and under. Includes camping, dinner, and beverage for Friday and Saturday. Also includes breakfast on Saturday morning. Guzzi riders coming before Friday need to check in with the campground office and pay the daily camping fee. Send registration fee to: MO-KAN GUZZI, 816 Lincoln Street, St. Joseph, Missouri 64501. For more information check our website at www.mo-kanguzziclub.com or call Ace Malott at 816-262-2651 or Bill Andresen at 816-671-0027.
Come join the Nevada Moto Guzzi Enthusiasts (pretty much just me) at Dayton State Park. This is a charming little park along the banks of the Carson River, in the path of the Pony Express Route, located in the historic Comstock Mining District. Historic sites, nature trails with actual nature, and hiking paths located in and around the park. Many local rides, both scenic and challenging, include Virginia City, Lake Tahoe and the Sierras. This will also be the weekend of the annual Dayton Valley Days. We will be celebrating our State's 150th birthday, with food, crafts and events happening all weekend in Downtown Dayton. Rally fee of $30 includes: Two nights tent camping, A hearty and tasty dinner Friday night, breakfast Saturday morning, a mysterious yet tasty feast Saturday night, muffins & coffee Sunday morning, worthwhile carbonated beverages, all the advice on local rides you can stand and directions on how to leave town. Trailer/RV campsites are available for $17/night if you trailer your non Guzzi. Local restaurants and casinos within walking distance. There are no nightly motels in Dayton, however there are nice by-the-hour/fantasy fulfillment motels five miles west. A few respectable and motorcycle friendly motels are a very nice 11 mile canyon ride away in Gold Hill or Virginia City, and Carson City is about 15 minutes. Gold Hill Hotel, 1540 Main, Virginia City, 775-847-0111, www.goldhillhotel.net; Sugar Loaf Motel, 434 South C Street, Virginia City, 775-847-0551, www.sugarloafmountain-motel.com; Silverland Inn & Suites, 100 North E Street, Virginia City, 775- 847-4484, firstname.lastname@example.org; Gold Dust West Hotel Casino, 2171 Highway 50 East, Carson City, 877-519-5567, www.gdwcasino.com/Carson/. DIRECTIONS: Dayton is located 12 miles east of Carson City, 230 miles east of San Francisco and 1295 miles west of Dodge City, Kansas on U. S. Highway 50. Dayton State Park is located on the south/east side of Highway 50, ½ mile north of the only stoplight in Dayton, on the banks of the historic Carson River (should there be any water in it). For more information contact: MGNOC Nevada State Rep Daniel South, 775-246-3870 (home), 775-220-8021 (cell). email: email@example.com.
Kentucky River Campground, 1489 Steel Branch Road, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. It is hard to believe, but the Kentucky Guzzi Riders Fall Rally will be our 14th! Yes, time does go by fast: Especially when you're enjoying riding through Kentucky horse country. At the end of the day sit by the big fireplace and renew old friendships and, of course make new friends of fellow riders. Rally fee is $35. Camping is $8 per person per night. The rally site is about 9 miles north of Frankfort off U.S. 127. 866- 227-2465. Hot Showers and flush toilets too! Contact Rally Chairman: Mike Gozia at 502-241-0337: 7004 Apple Orchard Lane, Crestwood, Kentucky 40014 or, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW LOCATION: Little Orleans Campground, Little Orleans, Maryland. The Maryland/DC Moto Guzzi Rally has been know as a laid back, relaxing event, due, in part to the hospitality of the KOA campground staff. Unfortunately things have changed. Well before last year's rally, we knew that we had to start looking for another rally site. I have always wanted a place that was grassy and sunny; but the most important things were a clean bath house, good access from an Interstate Highway, friendly campground staff and good food, either by the campground or close by. This past April, my wife and I set out looking for a new home for the MD/DC rally. I avoided going to Maryland's Eastern Shore, because so many people dislike crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. We drove nearly 300 miles through Maryland's, mountainous, western parts, looking for that new home. We also spent many hours looking at brochures, and computer print-outs to find the perfect new site for our rally, and I think we finally found it. The place is called Little Orleans Campground, in Little Orleans. It is located in western Maryland's, Allegany County. The proprietor was very friendly and had no problem with a motorcycle group invading their campground. She allowed us to drive around the campground, so that we could see if this place would work for the rally. The small tent area that we have reserved is at the end of one of the campground trailer loops, away from the congested trailer camping areas. It has a great view of the nearby mountains and valleys. This is one of the few areas that has its own private mountain view. This loop also has a small pavilion located in the center of the loop. We have also reserved the larger pavilion, up behind the camp store, for meals and gatherings. The campground also has large camping trailers, permanently placed throughout, for rent. I believe the basic trailer will sleep up to four people. If you are interested in staying in one of these trailers, you must call the campground to reserve one. Their number is 301-478-2325 or Email: email@example.com. By reserving the tent loop, we are able to get a group rate and save everyone a little money. We had to pay in advance to reserve the two areas for the rally, so we are asking you to pre-pay if you can. It will also help us to calculate how much food and extras to bring, as it is with any rally. Please contact: MGNOC State Rep, Bill Sharp for details: 410-551-6939 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pipestem State Resort Park. For more info: contact MGNOC state rep, Lemuel Stephens: email@example.com. Pipestem West Virginia.
10:00 - 2:00. A tribute to Marsh Motorcycles, at The Vanilla Bean, Route 44 and 169, 450 Deerfield Road, Pomfret, Connecticut 06259. www.vanillabeancafe.com.
The one-day FREE event for Guzzi riders and their guests will be held at the American Legion, Post 15, 18251 CR 498 in Lindale, Texas. It begins Sunday morning, October 5, at 8:00 A.M. with coffee, tea, and Ken Hand's delicious homemade dessert breads. Enjoy a scenic "Armadillo Run" through East Texas or do some tire kickin' and bench ridin' with friends. There will be Awards, a 50/50 drawing and door prizes. Spaghetti Lunch is included! Come Friday or Saturday, October 3 and 4, for the Pre-Rally Campout and camp for free at the American Legion. If you need electric and water hookups, then it will cost $15 per night. Please contact me in advance if you need electric and water hookups. You can pitch a tent wherever you want - by the lake or under the trees on higher ground! There is a big fire ring by the lake and plenty of wood for a fire if we don't have a burn ban this year. Friday supper and Saturday breakfast and supper will be included also. You will find plenty of things to do in the East Texas area so you won't get bored if you come early! Kids and pets are welcome. For those of you who don't like to camp, there are several motels in Lindale and surrounding areas. For more information, contact MGNOC Texas State Rep Georganne Foster, 903-316-7720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy camping on the beach, BBQ pit and large roaring camp fire, Friday night pork chop dinner, Saturday pot luck. Camp sites feature cool sea breeze, fog horn, hot showers and flush toilets. $30 each, $40 for couples, includes camping both nights for Guzzi good times. Day visitors and all are welcome, camp ground parking fees may be extra. Doran Beach Regional Park, Bodega Bay, California. Please RSVP. For more info contact: MGNOC California Rep, Pierre DaCunha, 408-710-4886 or email at: email@example.com.
7:00 PM - ? Steven Rossi...Connecticut / Rhode Island MGNOC State Rep. Cell: 248- 470-5788. firstname.lastname@example.org