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UPCOMING EVENTS

EVERY MONTH - WEATHER PERMITTING

Every Tuesday • Two Wheeled Tuesday at Spiegel Restaurant • 26 1st Avenue, NYC. An eclectic gathering of motorcycles served with multi-cuisine meals. Kick some tires, have some couscous, enjoy the crowd • www.spiegelnyc.com • 212-228-2894

Every Tuesday • Bike Night @ The Ear Inn, 326 Spring St, NYC

2nd Tuesday - Cycle Gear Hicksville Bike Night, 137 N Broadway, Hicksville, NY

Every Wednesday • Bike Night at Rutt's Hut, 417 River Rd, Clifton, NJ

3rd Thursday - Renegade Outlet Bike Night • 6-9pm. 511 Commack Rd, Deer Park, NY

Every Saturday May thru October • Bergen County Harley Davidson Saddle Up Saturday. 9am for coffee and bagels. Ride departs at 10am. Return to the dealership for FREE food and music. Proper attire MUST be worn! No shorts or sneakers. BCHD, 124 Essex St, Rochelle Park, NJ • 201-843-6930 • www.bergenharleydavidson.com

1st Sunday - Hudson Valley Motorcycle Caffeine and Gasoline Sunday Morning Meetup. 8am-12noon, 179 North Highland Ave, Ossining, NY.

MARCH 2019

1-2 • 9th Modern Classics. Friday Kickstart Party 7-10pm with hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, music and more. Tickets $15 (includes Friday and Saturday) to first 250 guests. Enjoy music while browsing the 100 classic motorcycles. Saturday Modern Classics 9am-5pm $10 at door. 567 Route 100N, Boyertown, PA • www.martinmoto.com

8-17 • 78th Annual Daytona Bike Week • www.officialbikeweek.com

28-31 • March Moto Madness 2019, 801 Steer Creek Rd, Tellico Plains, TN.3 nights camping, Riders Rate: $75: MUST ride a motorcycle to the rally, gear carried on bike; pillion riders get this rate too. $100+: Trucks, campers, trailers, RVs.Day Pass: $15/day; $40/3-days Incl. 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners, Crazy Fox Coffee Bon Fire, hot showers, bike games, door prizes, new and old friends, vendors and FANTASTIC RIDING (dual-sport, gravel and asphalt). Click here for full details and registration

APRIL 2019

25-28 • Horizons Unlimited Travellers Meeting - Appomattox, VA. For everyone who dreams of adventure along the road less travelled. Informative technical workshops on everything from tires to GPS to border crossings. Inspirational, amazing and often hilarious tales from the road, exhibitors and time for discussions with other travellers. Camping on-site. For more info/registration: www.horizonsunlimited.com/virginia

MAY 2019

2-5 • International Female Ride Day - East Coast Rally. Rally site: Hudson Valley Harley-Davidson, 33 NY 304, Nanuet, NY. AMA sanctioned, rain or shine event. Fee: $25-$80. Host Hotel: DoubleTree Hilton, Nanuet. Rally rate availabe. Call 845-623-600 or visit website. Hosted by Garden State Girls, NJ Chapter of WOW. Celebrate Female Riders with escorted rides, food, trophies, music, prizes, t-shirts and more. Shamwari Charity Ride Sat., May 4. For full details and event tickets visit website. Early bird tickets available thru 4/1/2019.

16-19: COG Northeast Spring Fling Rally. This year the COG Spring Fling will be in Matamoras, PA and it promises to be a fantastic season opener. The hotel is nestled along the Delaware River near the tri-state borders of PA, NY, & NJ. Come ride the Catskills, Hawks Nest and Delaware Water Gap. Discounted hotel pricing until 3/1/19. Rally fee covers the group dinner and other costs. Details online 

17-19 • Dover Moto Riding for a Cure. Charity event to raise funds towards Breast and Ovarian cancer research based in West Dover, Vermont. Proud supporters of the annual Mother’s for Daughter’s Charity Ride. Weekend of stunning Vermont rides, great food, and good music

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17-19 • Morton’s BMW Spring Fling Rally, Natural Bridge, VA. Full weekend of great riding, good food and terrific company. Rally fee includes vendors, door prizes, route sheets, scavenger hunt poker run, Fri. night Brats + Brew, Sat. catered buffet dinner and guest presentation. Registration on website

18-19 • 6th Annual New Sweden 450 - 450 miles of great backroads linked together in the tri-state area. 2-day ride, traversing some of the best roads in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Doughnuts and coffee at registration, free camping and a great dinner on Saturday night, amazing prizes, a 50/50 drawing, a hearty breakfast on Sunday morning, and a finisher’s patch. Route sheets will be provided at the starting location, directions will clearly indicate mileage, turns, and gas/eating spots. GPS uploads available (donations accepted). This is not a group ride or a parade. Participants can elect to ride in groups, with friends or solo. You decide your own pace. Sign in: 8:30-10am • Cycle-Gear 2070 Rt. 70 (East) Cherry Hill, NJ 08003; Endsite: PJ Whelihans 1854, Rt. 70 (East) Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. Pre-register $55 (SAVE $10) - Register day of event $65 (Credit cards accepted). More info and online registration

16-20 • Backroads Spring Break. Lions + Coasters + Amish-OH MY! We’ll travel to State College, PA for our first night, then 2 nights in McHenry, MD and our final night in Bird-in-Hand, PA. Group dinner Saturday, May 18 at the Wisp Resort (details on Rally website) - MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS by May 3 to be included.

JUNE 2019

8-9 • V-Twin Expo @ Motorcyclepedia Museum • 9am-5pm, 250 Lake St., Newburgh, NY. Featuring motorcycles from dealers and custom shops in the Hudson Valley as well as parts, custom add-ons and more. For more details, or to register as a vendor, visit their website

JULY 2019

13-14 • 43rd Annual running of the Ramapo 500. $50 pre-registration before June 30 / $65 (cash only) at the door. 500 miles of gorgeous scenery and back roads, free camping, swimming pool, Sat. night dinner, awards and prizes, Sun. breakfast, starter pins and finisher patches. GPS route upload available at sign-in for additional fee. Sign-in: Veterans Memorial Assoc., 66 Lake Rd East, Congers, NY 7-9am. Endsite: Blackthorne Resort, East Durham, NY - on-site hotel available for an additional fee (518-634-2541). Download registration flyer here or call 516-355-8888 • email: ramapomc@gmail.com

22-26 • COG 'Keystone' National Rally. JOIN IN THE FUN AS WE CELEBRATE 30 YEARS OF COG. Rally HQ will be the historic Genetti in Williamsport, PA. The rally area is very scenic and offers terrific riding in North and Central Pennsylvania, as well as up north to the Finger Lake Region of New York. The quaint downtown is very walkable and has many restaurants, small shops, and a couple of nice museums. Contact Jason 814-615-9138 or view details online

JUNE 2019

3-8 • Americade, Lake George, NY. Largest motorcycle touring rally. Sign up begins February 2019 • 518-798-7888

8-16 • 96th Anniversary Laconia Motorcycle Week, Weirs Beach, NH. For full details, schedule and other info: www.laconiamotorcycleweek.com

17 • Ride to Work Day • www.ridetowork.org

AUGUST 2019

15-18 • Touratech DirtDaze Rally, Suicide Six, Pomfret, VT. This will be THE ADV rally of the East Coast. Watch for details on their website: 

SEPTEMBER 2019

9-12 • Rolling Thru America Virginia. Limited to 100 guests • 518-798-7888 • Sign up on website.

25-28 • Rolling Thru America Maine. Limited to 100 guests • 518-798-7888 • Sign up on website.

18-23 • Backroads Fall Fiesta. Always a great time, rain or shine. Full details are now available on our Rally site. Four nights in Virginia with the last night near Lancaster PA. Book your rooms NOW as the Bolling Wilson in Wytheville, VA has a limited number of rooms. Other hotel options available nearby.

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POLAR BEAR SCHEDULE 2019

It is not necessary to be a member of the Polar Bear Grand Tour to do these rides. There is generally food at the destination and if you just want to go for a nice ride and join other folks feel free to attend. Polar Bear cancellations & updates will be posted on the website. Sign-in is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. unless otherwise posted. Check the New Member page for general information about the Polar Bear Grand Tour.

2019 SCHEDULE

March 03 • LONG VALLEY PUB & BREWERY, 1 Fairmount Rd., Long Valley, NJ 07853 Ph #908-876-1122

March 10 • Will be scheduled during the riding season

March 17 • BRIAN'S HARLEY-DAVIDSON, 600 S. Flowers Mill Rd., Langhorne PA 19047 Ph# 215 752-9400

March 24 • THE HICKORY BBQ SMOKEHOUSE, 743 Route 28, Kingston, NY 12401 Ph# 845-338-2424

March 31 • PLUMSTED GRILL, 457 Rte. 539, Cream Ridge, NJ 08514 Ph# 609-758-5552

April 07 • CAPE MAY V.F.W. post #386, N.J. 419 Congress St., Cape May, N.J. 08204 Ph# 609-884-7961

April 13 • END OF THE SEASON GET-TOGETHER - At The Pic-a-Lilli Inn, starting @ 11:30 AM. Cost to Members: $6.00 per person. There will be salad, Wings, Beef, rolls, and lemonade, plus a cash bar. You must get an arm band from your flight leader.