BACKROADS 2020 EVENTS
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Motorcycles, Travel & Adventure
What else is coming your way?
Keep checking here and our Facebook page for impromptu dinner rides,
mystery destinations and fun gatherings. See you on the road!
It was a great 2019 season and we are deep in the planning stages for an even better 2020,
which will see us in our 25th year of publishing Backroads. Look for many events throughout
the year - weekenders, rallies and more. See you on the road!
This one is almost a year away but requires some planning. All the info for booking is below.
We don't have a set block of rooms, but the Waterside Inn (RIGHT NOW) has plenty of rooms available and Festival tickets are on sale and will sell out. This is ALWAYS a fun time, runs rain or shine and kids and cars are welcome - the more the merrier. As time goes on, we'll see about developing a theme table to enter in 'Best Space' contest. Hope to see you there.
The Backroads Grand Tour • Thursday, June 11 – Wednesday, June 24, 2020
2020 will be Backroads’ 25th Anniversary and we thought we ought to do something big, something epic, something GRAND.
Yes, we know this is a blatant rip-off, but we could think of no better way to explain what we plan to accomplish.
Two weeks on the road, revisiting some of the better places we’ve been and traveling to some parts of the country we have not been to on past rallies. There will be two weekends with two-night stays to recoup but this is all about the riding. Daily rides will average 250 miles. Lodgings will vary but all will be comfortable and accommodating.
We put out the suggestion and had interest so here is the full itinerary. All rooms are ready to be BOOKED NOW (cut off dates are from March 15 - April 15 for most), so request your vacation time, start getting your plans together and join us for all (or some) of what will surely be a most excellent adventure and road trip. LET THE CELEBRATION BEGIN!!
Thursday, June 11 • Kitzhof Inn • kitzhof.com West Dover VT • 800-388-8310 @ $116 + tax • call to reserve under Backroads
Friday & Saturday, June 12 + 13 • Ocean Point Inn • oceanpointinn.com
Boothbay Harbor ME • 800-552-5554 / 207-633-4200 • starting @ $109+tax/night) • Call to reserve under Backroads
Sunday, June 14 • Commodore’s Inn • commodoresinn.com • Stowe VT • 800-447-8693 @ $113.28 • Call to reserve under Backroads
Monday, June 15 • Tailwater Lodge • tailwaterlodge.com • Altmar NY • 315-298-3434 @ $122.08 incl. fees/tax • Booking code BACK
Online booking: Go To BOOK NOW • enter date – enter Group Code BACK • select room and finish reservation
Tuesday, June 16 • Peek’n Peak Resort • pknpk.com • Clymer NY • 866-377-5274 @ $144.76 incl. fees/tax
Phone: Option 2 • Group Name BRMAG • Online: Under 'Welcome to Peek'n Peak Resort Enter Group Code Here: BRMAG • Select dates and reserve
Wednesday, June 17 • Summit Inn • summitinnresort.com • Farmington, PA • 724-438-8594 @ $139 + tax • Call to reserve under Backroads
Thursday, June 18 • Lowe Hotel • thelowehotel.com • Point Pleasant WV • 304- 675-2260 @ $109 + tax • Call to reserve under Backroads
Friday & Saturday, June 19 + 20 • Western Front Hotel • westernfronthotel.com • St. Paul VA • 276-738-3040 @ $98.10-129.60/nite + tax
Phone reservations or online: click here for link
Sunday, June 21 • Hotel Weyanoke • hotelweyanoke.com • Farmville VA • 434-658-7500 @ $99-109 + tax
Monday, June 22 • Sunset Beach Hotel • sunsetbeachva.com • Cape Charles, VA • 757-331-1776 @ $79 + tax • Call to reserve under Backroads
Tuesday, June 23 • Joseph Ambler Inn • josephamblerinn.com • North Wales, PA • 215-362-7500 @ $135 + tax • Call to reserve under Backroads
Wednesday, June 24- Home • All good things must come to an end. Safe travels and we'll see you on our next get together!
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16 • 10am to 3pm
Escape the winter, have some fun and maybe learn something…
It's time to get out of the house and spend the day with fellow motorcyclists exploring one of the greatest moto-museums in the nation and sitting in on some educational seminars from tooling to travel.
Admission: $15 which includes the museum and all -day seminars including:
For info: email Backroads or call 973-948-4176
Local dealers with an assortment of motorcycles and information
Plenty of Travel and Tourism information
Motorcyclepedia Museum, 250 Lake St., Newburgh, NY. 10am-3pm
BACKROADS' SCHOLAR DAY ITINERARY
10-11am: Backcountry Discovery Routes
Rider Tim James will speak about the fantastic BDR and the newest journey - North East BDR - that will take you from New York State to the Canadian border, eh!
11-12pm: Confessions of a Toolaholic
Armen Amirian, who has forgotten more about wrenching than most have ever known, will enlighten us on what to buy, bring or borrow when it comes to tools for your bike. His talks are always creative, informative and especially fun - not to be missed.
12-1:30pm: GPS 101
Paul Donoghue will help you learn the ins and outs of your GPS, trip planning and how to make your GPS work for you.
1:30-2:30pm: Motorcyclists' Tune Up
With the new riding season for motorcyclists not far away, Don Gomo will give us information on how to refresh our skills and awareness to have a safer 2020. This will be a non-riding seminar to review topics such as proper cornering, braking, general riding skills, group riding, street strategies, road awareness and more.
Don Gomo is the safety skills columnist for American Iron and president of Empire State Motorcycle Safety Education Program.
2:30-3pm: Backroads' Top Five Destinations
There are so many places to visit on this planet and we'll try to whittle it down to the top 5 from the last 25 years of travel.