2010 East Coast Rally at Cape Henlopen (Lewes) Delaware

Discussion in 'Races, Events & Group Rides' started by KilroyCD, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Hi all, we need to set a date for the rally at Cape henlopen. Last year's rally coincided with the NASCAR race at Dover, which drove room prices higher (not to mention making it a PITA for those heading north to go home).
    This year's NASCAR race at Dover is September 26, so let's rule out that weekend.
    I'm going to suggest the weekend of Sept 18 and 19. I cannot possibly do it the weekend of Sept 11 & 12. How does the 18th & 19th sound? Let's have some input!
     

  2. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

    I'll have to check with the wife to see if that date is good for us. She starts nursing school in July so I can live my dream of being a house husband :)
     
  3. RdKryton

    RdKryton Active Member

    11th and 12th are good for me.

    Jim
     
  4. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    The 11th and 12 are not good for me, as we're having a special event at work.
     
  5. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

    You're his brother RD. How can you pick a date that he said he can't possibly be there. AAAAAH, I see RD, you don't want him there. The plot thickens. :)
     
  6. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Yeah, I think you may right Jay. He just doesn't want to hear the belt on my Whizzer's slip-clutch shrieking again. It was like fingernails on a chalkboard to him. :grin5:
     
  7. RdKryton

    RdKryton Active Member

    Oops I meant 18th & 19th.
     
  8. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    September 18 / 19 it is!

    Looks like it's Sept 18/19. Let's get on with planning the event!
     
  9. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

    It's on my calendar.
     
  10. HseLoMein

    HseLoMein Member

    I will try to make it as well
     
  11. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

  12. S.O.G.

    S.O.G. New Member

    I may try and attend this one, its within 750 miles of me :p
     
  13. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

    Just checked on Google maps. 760 miles. It's a long trip for you but the rally is great!! I've been there the last 2 years.
    Jay
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2010
  14. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Okay folks, it's just a little over two months until the rally, so I guess I should be handing out some information. Accomodations in the Lewes area can be pricey, but we have fared well with the Red Mill Inn which is about ten minutes from the park. Rooms have been adequate, they are pet-friendly if you're bringing any dogs and they allow just a one-night stay. Most hotels in the area require a minimum two night stay. Here's the number: (302) 645-9736.
    Cape Henlopen State Park has a campground, if that's the course of action you may be considering. You may contact the park at (302) 645-2103.
    Last year we started handing out awards. We only came up with two ideas for awards (because it was done at short notice - I didn't think of it until 10 mdays before the event). We had the "People's Choice Award" and the "Greatest Distance Travelled" award. I'd like to have a few more for this year, but I'm having brain lock and can't come up with much. Does anyone out there have any ideas for award categories?
     
  15. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Good news rally riders! The Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant is back open again, so we can do a ride-out for lunch (or dinner) as we did in 2008. Sadly, the Irish Eyes suffered a fire in December 2008 and wasn't open last year when we had our rally. Ironically when we were there in 2008 it had just reopened from having had a fire in March of 2007. Here's the link: http://www.irisheyespub.com/index.asp
    Looking at their menu I could go for some Beef & Guiness Stew or some Bangers and Mash...
     
  16. Virginian

    Virginian Member

    I plan on attending.

    I can also recommend the Beacon Motel near the beach, old downtown Lewes, and the Irish Eyes restaurant. It is also close to Cape Henlopen Park.

    It is more expensive, but it is very nice and well located.
     
  17. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

    It's fun for everyone to stay at the same place because we always have a big party & chat time at the hotel Saturday evening. Also, I always bring a gallon of my famous homemade wine :) The Red mill Inn is a nice place & close to the park. But I'm open to what the group wants. It's good to book early. Last year they had a big NASCAR race there & barely got rooms.
    Jay
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2010
  18. RdKryton

    RdKryton Active Member

    Just ONE gallon? Yea right!!! hehehe I will bring a bottle of Glenlivet Scotch..


    Jim
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2010
  19. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

    You're tempting me Jim. I still have that picture of you from 2 years ago :)
     
  20. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    I just checked out the Beacon Motel website, and it looks pretty nice. However, the one night (weekend) room rate for September is $155.
    I haven't called for rates at the Red Mill Inn yet, but last year's rate on a race weekend was $95 if I remember correctly.

    If I also remember correctly, the Chinese restaurant won't deliver there anymore...:whistling:
     
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