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post #1 of 439 Old 12-21-2014, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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Spring 2015 - Romney, West Virginia - May 1-3

The 2015 Camp and Ride/Charity event is officially on. Romney Cycles is hosting the “4th Annual Camp N Ride” on May 1-3, 2015.

In 2014 Romney added a charity component. Along with Romney's contribution our group raised more than $1,300 for the WV School for the Deaf and Blind. Romney has selected the school again for 2015. It's a school that really cares about the kids and puts the money directly towards helping the kids.

If you were one of the 100 riders that joined us last year you already know the guys at Romney go out of their way to make us feel welcome. They remain interested in growing their involvement in the Adventure market and are once again looking forward to hosting the event again in 2015.
Link to 2014 event video
Link to 2013 event video
Link to 2012 event video

When: May 1-3, 2015
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.


Romney has recognized that as this event grows there are more people are coming from greater distances. For the people who want more time to take advantage of the fantastic roads in the area they will have everything ready for people who want to arrive on Thursday evening, April 30th. For the rest, the usual schedule has been most everyone arrives at some point during the day or evening that Friday. Saturday is ride day, and everyone headed their own way on Sunday. The dealership provides the camping area in a nice field next to the dealership, portable toilets, showers, water, ice, a coffee maker for the morning, plenty of wood for the fire each evening, and they sponsor the meal on Saturday evening. They also worked out a group rate at one of the local motels.

Those who attended in 2014 will be happy to hear the Ruritans will be back again in 2015 to sell breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning. They will also provide the Romney Cycles sponsored dinner on Saturday evening. The food was great, the convenience of having them on site was fantastic. We apparently also made an impression on the Ruritans. They mentioned to Kevin (Romney Cycles owner) how unusual it was for them to repeatedly hear "keep the change." Doesn't usually happen to them.

For the non-campers
Koolwink Motel
South Branch Inn
I heard we sold out the Koolwink last year. I suspect we had a good number at the South Branch as well. Never heard any complaints about either place.

As far as Saturday rides, it's open. Talking around the fire Friday evening was how most people hooked up with who they would ride with on Saturday. This event has grown too large for me to try to manage in advance who is going to be a ride leader. Attendance at this event has more than tripled every year. I would be surprised if we maintain that growth rate in 2015, but it's reasonable to anticipate the event will grow again this year. If you think you have some good ideas of what would be a nice ride and you are willing to take some people with you, please do. For those willing to take a bigger group, Romney is planning to make up some baseball caps to identify you as a ride leader and someone people should talk to. See me at the event if you want to lead a bigger group. Actually, even if you are leading a small group please see me. There will be a couple of items we need to cover.

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 video
83 miles Spruce Knob
54 miles Dolly Sods
16 miles Oldtown Low Water Bridge video
57 miles Black Water Falls
62 miles Seneca Rocks
52 miles WV/VA Border Crossing near Mathias, WV
74 miles Harpers Ferry video

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.
Scenic Railroad
The Apple Blossom Festival was enjoyed by at least one of the spouses at the event last year.
41 miles Apple Blossom Festival - Winchester, VA

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 Stromtrooper

Dirt_Dad
FireDog45
TAZ650
668v8
Rudderfeet
knotzilla
LERanger
BigB
Skipper
Phatguy
Supatramp
Rick123 + 1
PhilStrom
phoenixsteve
chirosyd
ShagyStrom

Additional headcount from other adventure boards (ADV & yamahasupertenere): 41


Possible Routes

For those who are riding on your own, or planning to lead a ride I've put a link to the route thread from last year. None of these routes have been checked this year. Ride at your own risk. 2014 suggested routes

Great WV maps for planning: WV DOT maps

Area info
If you are new to the area, or just want more info on riding WV, this was a 2014 briefing for the event: 2014 area briefing


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Any test rides this time? Have a Yamaha FJ-09 in mind...
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Any test rides this time? Have a Yamaha FJ-09 in mind...
Nothing official yet, but I know they are working on some stuff behind the scenes.


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I am in...on a Vstrom this time.....
Tax650,
What's the deal on the ride to Romney from New York? I would like to attend but am not quite sure of the total time I would need from upstate n,y,
From where in n.y. are you leaving, and would you want some company?
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I don't think it will be too tough to convince the Foreign Legion to attend ... Always a great time in West Virginia !

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And may I ask what was it last time?
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What's the deal on the ride to Romney from New York? I would like to attend but am not quite sure of the total time I would need from upstate n,y,
From where in n.y. are you leaving, and would you want some company?
I am on Long Island and have gone down there the last 2 years and it is a good time. Time depends on you, I usually leave mid week and ride the area for a few days and show up at Romney by Friday and leave on Sunday. Last year about 5 friends came and some rode with and some met down there. Romney is 400 miles from me so about 8 hours if I just go straight there. I bought 2 bikes from from them and made it there picked up bike and was home by that night. When it gets closer I will let you know the details and I am sure there will be a few coming down from the area again...
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And may I ask what was it last time?


Well... You may be sorry you asked lol... First year 2013 I was on a Vstrom ...while there made a deal to trade in a KTM 990 for a Yamaha Tenere...2014 I rode the Tenere down there...recently traded in the Tenere locally for another Vstrom ... Also recently went back to Romney to trade in the old Vstrom on a Yamaha FZ07...and some of you thought you had bike issues lol...
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