is doing it again. The date has been confirmed and they will be holding the “2nd Annual Camp N Ride” on May 3-5, 2013.
Romney is a huge Suzuki/Yamaha/Kawasaki dealership. It's the dealership where I purchased both of my Teneres, and is one of the largest dealerships in the country. They like to be a leader in the industry and they are very interested in increasing their involvement in the Adventure market. These guys go out of their way to be customer friendly. Back in May they hosted their first Adventure weekend. We had one Strom at that event, but there's plenty of room for more. All bikes are welcome, but the group rides will include off pavement riding. Link to 2012 event
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When: May 3-5, 2013
Where: Romney Cycles in Romney, WV
What: Camping on the grounds of the dealership, or staying at local lodging. Then riding some fantastic West Virginia roads.
During our inaugural event everyone arrived late on Friday afternoon. We did a group ride on Saturday, and everyone headed their own way on Sunday. The dealership provided the camping area in a nice field next to the dealership, portable toilets, a shower, started a fire each evening, and they fed us on Saturday evening. They also worked out a group rate at one of the local motels. They want to make 2013 bigger and better so if you have any ideas please share them here, they are open to suggestions.
For the non-campers
South Branch Inn
We had a rider stay at Koolwink last time. He seemed pretty happy with it. I also believe that's the one that will have a group rate.
For 2013 we will have a group ride or two. If we need more than one group ride we'll try to have one more dirt oriented than the other. I'll lead the dirtier one. If you're not interested in a group ride there are endless opportunities for you to explore on your own.
Romney is centrally located to a lot of great riding. If you do want to explore on your own here's a few ideas along with the approximate mileage from Romney.
65 miles Rt 72
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83 miles Spruce Knob
54 miles Dolly Sods
16 miles Oldtown Low Water Bridge
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57 miles Black Water Falls
62 miles Seneca Rocks
52 miles WV/VA Border Crossing near Mathias, WV
74 miles Harpers Ferry
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If you want to bring your significant other, but they don't want to do a day ride with a bunch of sweaty guys, the scenic train is less than a mile from the dealer.
Romney Cycles will want a ballpark figure on how many to plan for, but obviously it's way too early for anyone to commit this far in the future. When time gets closer I'll try to get a headcount. But until then post up if you think you may attend, have any suggestions or questions.
So mark your calendars and plan to start your early spring season in beautiful West Virginia.
This following is not an obligation, more of a way to see how many and who may be coming. Post to this thread or send me a PM and I'll add/remove you from the list. When we're a few weeks out we'll try to get a more official headcount so Romney can make their plans.
Possible headcount from Trooper
Additional headcount from other adventure boards (Super Tenere & ADV): 15