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#543242 - 17/11/18 03:34 AM US East Coast M3W's - '19 Blue Ridge Rally?
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Not sure how many of us are out here. One of the best aspects of my K-Bimmer motorcycle years was the annual rally we'd hold on or near the Blue Ridge Parkway in central Virginia.. Lodging is easy and the drives are spectacular.

Anyone interested? Maybe early May or June?
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#543269 - 17/11/18 09:21 AM Re: US East Coast M3W's - '19 Blue Ridge Rally? [Re: 06032]
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Ah the blue ridge mountains of Virginia........by the shade of the lonesome pine innocent
Spent several months in the area after a direct lightning strike to my boat scared
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#543326 - 17/11/18 02:51 PM Re: US East Coast M3W's - '19 Blue Ridge Rally? [Re: 06032]
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Pray tell...!
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#543335 - 17/11/18 03:28 PM Re: US East Coast M3W's - '19 Blue Ridge Rally? [Re: 06032]
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I would be interested

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#543336 - 17/11/18 03:42 PM Re: US East Coast M3W's - '19 Blue Ridge Rally? [Re: 06032]
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I would be in given three month notice.
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#543341 - 17/11/18 04:03 PM Re: US East Coast M3W's - '19 Blue Ridge Rally? [Re: 06032]
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Could be interested - timing is always challenging in spring/early summer w/ kids, one graduating college in May, one playing softball. Hard to get away, but Skyline drive and the BRP always a major draw for me!

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#543347 - 17/11/18 04:20 PM Re: US East Coast M3W's - '19 Blue Ridge Rally? [Re: 06032]
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Would love to join you but unfortunately I have too many wheels.☹️☹️☹️☹️☹️
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#543426 - 17/11/18 10:31 PM Re: US East Coast M3W's - '19 Blue Ridge Rally? [Re: 06032]
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How about the Peaks of Otter Lodge on the BRP as a base? I'd be happy to inquire about available three day weekend dates.

https://www.peaksofotter.com/
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#543437 - 18/11/18 01:04 AM Re: US East Coast M3W's - '19 Blue Ridge Rally? [Re: 06032]
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Looks fine. Could also do all four states going South to North.
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#543663 - 19/11/18 03:04 PM Re: US East Coast M3W's - '19 Blue Ridge Rally? [Re: 06032]
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I’d go. Skyline Lodge, 41 miles south of Front Royal on Skyline Drive... the greatest 41 miles in the area.
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#543766 - 20/11/18 03:39 AM Re: US East Coast M3W's - '19 Blue Ridge Rally? [Re: KenShapiro]
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Oddly, during the eleven years I lived in Roanoke or Smith Mountain Lake and crossed the BRP daily, I didn't own a motorcycle. Only after moving north did I buy bikes and find myself returning to the BPR for rendezvous's and rally's. Can't beat Skyline Drive and the BPR for a M3W road trip! It's also 'co-pilot friendly.

We should look into the Lodge as well! I know the Bimmer group I belong to wore out its welcome at the Peaks of Otter - as did all motorcycle groups - because of the noise. My suggestion is, wherever we go, we inquire and register as a 'car' club.
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#543837 - 20/11/18 01:59 PM Re: US East Coast M3W's - '19 Blue Ridge Rally? [Re: KenShapiro]
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Originally Posted By KenShapiro
I’d go. Skyline Lodge, 41 miles south of Front Royal on Skyline Drive... the greatest 41 miles in the area.


Ken - great choice too!
Anyone have a clue as to how many M3W's are within range for early planning purposes? Is there a dealer down your way that can help with promotion?
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#551920 - 05/01/19 03:45 PM Re: US East Coast M3W's - '19 Blue Ridge Rally? [Re: 06032]
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Guys - it's time to resurrect this thread!! This is truly one of the premier 'open cockpit' road trip venues in the USA. I'm happy to do the legwork. Most immediate need though is to reserve rooms...and how many?

We'll never come up with dates to make it work for everyone. It's probably best to select one on based on who can definitely make it this first time.

Hotel ideas:
Skyland (I think this is where Ken is suggesting?): https://www.goshenandoah.com/lodging/skyland
Peaks of Otter: https://www.peaksofotter.com/

Proposed dates:
April 11-14
April 18-21
May 2-5
May 9-13

Drive/Arrive on Thursday, leave/drive on Sunday. Convoy in the middle. Plenty of scenic, historic, foodie, winery and brewpub destinations. Roads are PERFECT.

Obviously, this is a M3W centric theme but any Morgan is welcome.

Thoughts?
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#551954 - 05/01/19 06:35 PM Re: US East Coast M3W's - '19 Blue Ridge Rally? [Re: 06032]
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I will try to make any of those dates work. I live in Leesburg VA.

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#552027 - 06/01/19 01:30 AM Re: US East Coast M3W's - '19 Blue Ridge Rally? [Re: 06032]
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I’ve done this many times when I ran a large MC. I’d suggest June. April and May can be wet, especially April. Hell... April can bring snow. And yes...Skyland Lodge is my suggestion.
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#552028 - 06/01/19 03:59 AM Re: US East Coast M3W's - '19 Blue Ridge Rally? [Re: 06032]
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I'm fine with most June dates as well.

I do recall a couple of wet I-BMW' BRP rallies in April!. Didn't mind the wet 600 miles TO the rally as much as standing around in the rain and riding with wet gear once I got there.
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#552296 - 06/01/19 10:43 PM Re: US East Coast M3W's - '19 Blue Ridge Rally? [Re: 06032]
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Have stayed at peaks of otter on many Morgan runs. Very Nice venue
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#552301 - 06/01/19 11:58 PM Re: US East Coast M3W's - '19 Blue Ridge Rally? [Re: 06032]
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I will certainly try to come if this turns into a reality. Randy

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#552310 - 07/01/19 06:43 AM Re: US East Coast M3W's - '19 Blue Ridge Rally? [Re: 06032]
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Even though I'm not an East Coaster, I'm interested. I would just need to find a place to park my truck and enclosed trailer during the run. June seems optimal.
Please keep me in the loop.

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#552364 - 07/01/19 02:06 PM Re: US East Coast M3W's - '19 Blue Ridge Rally? [Re: Piloto]
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Originally Posted By Piloto
Even though I'm not an East Coaster, I'm interested. I would just need to find a place to park my truck and enclosed trailer during the run. June seems optimal.
Please keep me in the loop.



Front Royal, VA should be our starting point. It’s a big commercial and residential area. Perhaps a Craigslist plea would find a place to leave your rig for a few days for a fee.
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#552400 - 07/01/19 04:53 PM Re: US East Coast M3W's - '19 Blue Ridge Rally? [Re: 06032]
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You are welcome to park it at my house in Leesburg which is 60 minutes from front royal

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#552428 - 07/01/19 07:01 PM Re: US East Coast M3W's - '19 Blue Ridge Rally? [Re: 06032]
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Proposing alternative dates for feedback and lock:

Thurs-Sun, June 6-9
Thurs-Sun, June 13-16

Destination: Skyland Lodge (https://www.goshenandoah.com/lodging/skyland)

Routing: TBD (day trips...sites, food, drinks/ evening dinners, music)

Info: https://www.virginia.org/VirginiaMap.

There's certainly no shortage of sites to see in this area. For anyone traveling a distance or that hasn't visited the Shenandoah Valley or Central/Southwest, VA), it's highly recommended to piggyback this rally with a vacation. There's enough variety to see and do to make anyone happy.

I can't imagine it will be difficult to find a place between Front Royal or Waynesboro and Skyline Dr. to leave a trailer for a few days. I haven't ruled that out myself as I may stick around a bit.
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#552661 - 09/01/19 12:38 AM Re: US East Coast M3W's - '19 Blue Ridge Rally? [Re: 06032]
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13-16 works. Sounds great.
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#552664 - 09/01/19 06:55 AM Re: US East Coast M3W's - '19 Blue Ridge Rally? [Re: 2Sharp]
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Originally Posted By 2Sharp
You are welcome to park it at my house in Leesburg which is 60 minutes from front royal

Thank you! Extremely kind of you; I will follow the progress of this with great interest.

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#552715 - 09/01/19 12:39 PM Re: US East Coast M3W's - '19 Blue Ridge Rally? [Re: 06032]
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Guys - still looking for feedback on these June dates....
One vote for 13-16......
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#552728 - 09/01/19 01:30 PM Re: US East Coast M3W's - '19 Blue Ridge Rally? [Re: 06032]
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Works for me. Happy to go in May as well to avoid the heat a bit.


Edited by 2Sharp (09/01/19 01:31 PM)

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#552741 - 09/01/19 02:38 PM Re: US East Coast M3W's - '19 Blue Ridge Rally? [Re: 06032]
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Guys - still looking for feedback on these June dates....
One vote for 13-16......
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#552890 - 09/01/19 11:52 PM Re: US East Coast M3W's - '19 Blue Ridge Rally? [Re: 2Sharp]
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Originally Posted By 2Sharp
Works for me. Happy to go in May as well to avoid the heat a bit.


10-15° cooler at Skyland Lodge than in Front Royal.
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#552891 - 09/01/19 11:53 PM Re: US East Coast M3W's - '19 Blue Ridge Rally? [Re: 06032]
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All dates work for me. I’m funemployed.
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#553099 - 10/01/19 07:43 PM Re: US East Coast M3W's - '19 Blue Ridge Rally? [Re: 06032]
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Once we lock on a date, I'll reach out to dealers and MMC to offer them an opportunity to excel.
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#554313 - 17/01/19 02:57 PM Re: US East Coast M3W's - '19 Blue Ridge Rally? [Re: 06032]
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I'm interested. I won't know until far closer to the date, so I won't chime in on the date choices. Nature of my and my wife's work is unpredictability.

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#554321 - 17/01/19 03:28 PM Re: US East Coast M3W's - '19 Blue Ridge Rally? [Re: 06032]
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All - we're locked on JUNE 13 - 16! Skyland Lodge. Looks like an excellent base of operations.

Rooms are still plentiful but the options aren't. There's only a $15.00 cancellation fee up to three (3) days before arrival. So even if you're uncertain, make a reservation!

Now the FUN BEGINS!

I'll soon start a new thread with these confirmed details.
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#554435 - 17/01/19 10:18 PM Re: US East Coast M3W's - '19 Blue Ridge Rally? [Re: 06032]
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Now that we're firm, I've moved the thread to here for details:

http://www.talkmorgan.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/554391/Skyland_Drive_/Blue_Ridge_(VA)#Post554391
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#554451 - Yesterday at 02:10 AM Re: US East Coast M3W's - '19 Blue Ridge Rally? [Re: 06032]
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Originally Posted By 06032
Now that we're firm, I've moved the thread to here for details:

http://www.talkmorgan.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/554391/Skyland_Drive_/Blue_Ridge_(VA)#Post554391


Awesome. Appreciate you taking care of this. I will get my room booked. You guys going solo or with spouses?

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