NEVA 15 – Final Preparations
July 31, 2015 - August 2, 2015
Please note that a lot of people are arriving early and staying late
Old Forge Camping Resort
Old Forge, NY
Here is your chance to join some great people on a weekend of riding, eating and forming new friendships with other motorcyclists- all are welcome including new riders. This year we will have a group for new riders/picture takers that will travel at a leisurely pace (speed limit) on pavement only. If you are a new rider this is the perfect opportunity to try out your first group ride without having to worry about egos or keeping up to fast paced riders!
Typically we have 60-70 people show up for this event! The group rides are broken into several smaller groups. There will be a group for EVERYONE. Like to ride fast and carve up the twists? there is a group for that! Are you a new rider? Don't like the dirt roads? We have a group for that too! There will also be a "slow" group, the pace will be leisurely with frequent stops for taking pictures, sightseeing, etc.
Old Forge Camping Resort: Adirondack Vacation Camping, NY, Cabins, Cottages, RV, Tent Sites
The campground is fully booked, if you do not have a place to stay… come anyways we will find a spot for you. We are allowed up to 6 people her site and a lot of people have a site to themselves so we have lots of room for you!
Please download the emergency contact sheet and have it with you!!!
. It's very important! Having someone tell the first respondents your name is "Tenny80" is of no use to them lol.
Old Forge, NY 13420
Slickers Adirondack Tavern @ 7pm
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Old Forge N.Y.
we do not have a reservation, they take people as they come in. It is a moderately sized restaurant, and people will be eating in groups of about four due to the size of the tables.
Chirosyd has secured dinner for NEVA riders on Saturday night at the campground. This is what everyone wanted-to be together around the campfire, eat and shoot the bull.
The food manager at the water park next door will be bringing dinner over at 7 p.m. Salad, barbecue chicken, sausage and peppers, salt potatoes, coleslaw and fruit desert. Garden burgers for those who don't eat meat. They come recommended, and the cost will be 20. per person including everything but drinks. You MUST prepay Chriosyd via paypal for dinner Saturday evening. Below is the list of everyone who has paid, if you are not on it please contact Chriosyd immediately.
Saturday Dinner Attendees:
Evan1 (lisa) vegetarian
Nick from canada
If you prefer to cook your own meals, that's fine to please join us with your meal so we can all eat together, enjoy the evening and the fire!
No "official" group rides are taking place, it is up to you to sign up for a group or meet some people at the event. It is up to each group to come up with a route. Before you leave for the group ride please meet at 8:45am by the main entrance of the campground for group photographs.
Friday we not have a group ride sign up, but with the amount of people showing up on Thursday I thought it worth posting what I know! Chirosyd and Blaustrom both are willing to lead group rides on Friday. Groups are generally kept to around 8 riders but that's up to the leaders of that group. Chirosyds group is going to be leaving the campground from the main office at 9am sharp. He has a 6 hour pavement only ride planned, plus a lunch break. Blaustrom I believe is leaving at 7:30am for his ride (it will contain dirt!). Please PM them if you would like to ride with them!
To sign up for a Saturday group ride please see this thread: here
We do have some suggestions though:
Dropbox folder with GPS routes
Petes GPS Files
I hope to see everyone there, ride safe and don't forget to tell Chirosyd thank you for all of his hard work in organizing this event/meal for us! If you use someones route it's also a good idea to thank them as well, a lot of time and energy goes into those routes! I know several people including blaustrom, NJbill, chrirosyd all went down to Old Forge to scout routes to make sure we would have a great event!
Finally... NEVA is a gathering of riders at a campground, if those riders chose to go on group rides they are doing so at there own risk, NEVA does not have an official group ride!...
All riders are responsible for their own safety and which routes to ride. Nobody shall ride beyond his or her comfort level if you follow others. If the pace is too fast or if there are other safety concerns do not continue following and always make sure you have a backup plan how to get back to camp.
The lead riders are not tour guides or riding instructors or have responsibility of any kind for anything other than themselves. Anybody following them does so for their own convenience and takes full responsibility for their own actions and nobody shall be liable to anybody following them.