2011 Cape Henlopen (Lewes, Delaware) Rally Sept. 17/18

Discussion in 'Races, Events & Group Rides' started by KilroyCD, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Hi all, it's time to start planning the 2011 Cape Helopen (Lewes, DE) Rally. This will be the fourth annual rally at the park. As always, all categories of motorized bikes are welcome, from gas to electrics to mopeds. Heck, if it has two (or three) wheels, bring it!
    We will soon post a date for this event. We're looking to hold it in either September or early October, but a few weekends are not good (at least for this organizer). The weekend of September 10/11 is out, and September 17/18 might not be good either because of it coinciding with Delmarva Bike Week. The last rally coincided with that and traffic was horrendous on Sunday. We want to avoid October 1/2 for two reasons: first it's the NASCAR event at Dover and traffic gets beyond horrendous, plus room rates skyrocket. Secondly, it is the weekend of the Trexlertown (PA) Bicycle Swap Meet, and I will be there.
    The weekend of September 24/25 might be in the running but I'm awaiting confirmation of another event date that may pose a conflict for me.
    If that weekend doesn't work I'm going to suggest October 8/9.
    We will have T-shirts made for the event as last year, plus we are looking to give out awards again. I have found a better source for trophies, so expect much larger trophies than before.
    Stay tuned!
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2011

  2. yimmie

    yimmie Member

    this rally sounds really kool. please let me know when u find out the date. i know u have invited me to it in the past killroy , but this year i would like ti make it. just a very busy time of year. being a small business owner takes up most of my summer time. i also will be attending the swap meet in trexlertown, and delmarva bike week, cause my triumph needs riding too. but no doubt i would like to try to make it to the lewes rally.
     
  3. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Sptember 17/18 is the date!

    Okay folks, mark your calendars! Against my better judgement I'm scheduling the Cape Henlopen Rally for the weekend of September 17/18. That is because of other events that conflict on the weekends of Sept 24/25 and October 8/9. So we'll be up against Delmarva bike week. Traffic will likely be bad on Sunday, but not as bad as when NASCAR is at Dover on October 1/2.
     
  4. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Yimmie, since you'll be in that neck of the woods that weekend, stop by!
     
  5. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

    Well you know Jay & Bonnie will be there!! This is a great rally at a great location!! Last year we rode to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Great restaurants like that Irish Pub!! The Saturday night party at the motel is always a blast!! These days my only problem is which bikes to bring.
    Jay
     
  6. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Well Jay, if it'll fit in your van you'll have to bring that new Worksman tandem! It should be finished by then, right?
    I hope to bring three bikes, the Whizzer, the EZ and the '78 Puch moped I just got.
     
  7. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

    The tandem should be done by spring :)
     
  8. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Great! I'm looking forward to seeing it at your rally in August, if I don't see it beforehand.
     
  9. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Rally Shirts!

    Here is the design for this year's rally t-shirt. This year's shirt will be grey, and the printing will be on both sides. Once I establish pricing from the printer, I'll start taking orders. Right now the ballpark figure is around $25 for sizes S through XL, and XXL is $5 more. The price is a bit higher than last year's shirts because they are two-sided.
    The front has an image of a vintage Whizzer with "Participant *" as the text above, and "4th Annual Cape Henlopen Motorized Bike Rally" as the text below. The back has the slow moving vehicle triangle as the image (okay, I'm being a little tongue-in-cheek there) with "* Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult" as the text.
     

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  10. james65

    james65 Member

    Shirt design looks great!
    I hope to make your rally this year to close out the season.
     
  11. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

  12. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    We have been staying at the Red Mill Inn each year, and we have a blast there Saturday night. The Chinese restaurant won't deliver to us there anymore, and I'm not so sure about the pizza place either...(j/k).
    Here's the number to call for reservations: 302-645-9736.
     
  13. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

  14. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Okay, I have the pricing for the shirts, and it's $20 for sizes S through XL and $25 for XXL. I'll be taking orders until August 21, so place your orders soon! James65, I know I talked to you about it at Jay's rally, but I don't remember if you wanted a shirt. Jay, I have your order noted.
    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2011
  15. james65

    james65 Member

    Tee shirts

    Put me down for two shirts, one Med & one Small. The one from last year was sharp and this one might even be better. Please PM or post your Pay Pal address.

    Thanks again and hope to see you guys soon!
     
  16. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    I just booked my room at the Red Mill Inn, and they still have a few left. If you plan to get a room there for the rally, I wouldn't wait too much longer (especially since that weekend is Delmarva Bike Week).
     
  17. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    We're two and a half weeks away from the rally, and I'm happy to say that initial reports indicate that Hurricane Irene hasn't left the park (Cape Henlopen) in a shambles. I was afraid of major destruction that would require postponement of this year's rally.
    So the good news is - we're still on!
    I'd like to get a prelininary head count, so who is planning to make the trip to the rally?
     
  18. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

    Me :) Bonnie's going away with the girls for the weekend. I'll see how many of the Lebanon, Pa guys are coming.
     
  19. RdKryton

    RdKryton Active Member

    Two weeks and counting!
    So who all is coming?

    Jim
     
  20. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

    Eric & his girlfriend says they're coming. She's bringing Eric's Dad's EZ bike. So they'll both be riding.
     
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