Second annual Mid Atlantic MB Rally, Cape Henlopen (Lewes) DE September 26 & 27, 2009

Discussion in 'Races, Events & Group Rides' started by KilroyCD, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Hi all, let's get things rolling in preparation for next year. Those of us who attended this year's rally all said we're looking forward to next year. We plan to keep the same venue, and I will be in touch with the people at the park to maybe add some improvements. If we commit early enough, the Biden Center will possibly be available for accomodations at greatly reduced prices compared with hotels.
    I think we should work with one or two of the restaurants in Lewes about a group event there. Maybe they can offer special pricing, have some entertainment, etc. Just a thought. I will say that I really liked the Irish Eyes Pub and Restaurant. Maybe we can get something going with them.
    Quenton had mentioned about having two groups of rides, one for the faster bikes, another for the slower bikes. That's not as much of a concern in the park, where the speed limit is 25mph, but outside the park, the limit heading towards Lewes is 35mph. The Whizzers can do that, but some of the others may not be able to. Dan's 70cc HT was able to keep up nicely though.
    Okay, now is the time to start throwing out some ideas. Let's have them. Also, we need a Rally Committee. I'm volunteering, and I'll handle coordinating things with the park again if nobody has any objections. Who else would like to volunteer?
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2008

  2. Backalleywheels

    Backalleywheels New Member

    Cape Henlopen Bike Rally

    All the guys attending were GREAT! I don't have a bike but will soon since everyone there was good enough to let me ride theirs. Everyone was very cool and the bikes were cool enough that my wife wants one too. As soon as Quenton gives me a call I will be ready to ride................
     
  3. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    A couple of quick ideas, first award trophies for best "vintage", and best new edition motorbikes. You can also offer awards for the longest distance traveled to the event. Swap meets also bring more to the event, because someone is always looking for a bargain, and possibly that "rare" part needed for a current project. The fast rides can be planned for trips outside the park. All of these ideas aren't mine, but are usually part of the fun at most events I attend each year. It is important to have events that inspire more to attend, and most enjoy riding [slow or fast], and a chance to win a trophy. Also many of the events setup a "Poker run", but I have never entered or even know how it works. I would also suggest at least 2 planned rides each day with a "chaser" truck following in case someone breaks down. I know we completed all the rides without any breakdowns, but we were lucky, and very seldom does that happen [some of the bikes finished with less parts than they started with, but did finish].
    Backalleywheels...... You are at the top of the dealer list and will get some of the very first production models [you know, a dealer in the first state is our honor]

    Looking forward to next year, and of course I will help if needed.
    Have fun,
    Quenton
     
  4. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Quenton, I'm all for that. I like the ideas of the two planned rides each day, and the trophies for the various categories (tho' I guess you'd be a shoe-in for best vintage and new edition bikes). :lol: I'm thinking of having special t-shirts made up with something like "Lewes Motorbike Gang" on the front, with "2nd Annual Mid Atlantic Motoredbike Rally" on the back. Lots to work on, lots to think about. We need to set a weekend. You had suggested we hold the event in September, and considering the fact that we're not likely to have Indian Summer days (like the ones we enjoyed) each October, the September idea sounds very good. Holding it after Labor Day might mean better room availability as opposed to holding it sometime in June through August.
    Maybe we can bribe Stude13 to drive the chaser truck for us as well...
     
  5. JE

    JE Guest

    if I could borrow a bike to ride for the weekend I'd consider comming to the second annual event.
     
  6. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Hi JE, You are welcome to ride one of mine.

    Have fun,
    Quenton
     
  7. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

    2009 Rally

    I'm in. I guess you figured that.
     
  8. JE

    JE Guest

    Thanks Quenton. Where is the nearest airport. With a little planning I think this will be a really fun Vacation next year.
     
  9. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

    airport

    BWI, Baltimore Washington International. Maybe someone knows a closer one but that's probably the closest one with decent prices. When you book into the smaller ones they fly you into BWI and then shuttle you into the smaller airport & the price is much higher.
     
  10. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Oddly enough, there is no regular airline service into the state of Delaware. You'd have to fly into BWI, Philadelphia or Harrisburg. If you fly into H'burg, you might be able to catch a ride to the rally with one of our PA members. Neither Jay nor I are terribly far from H'burg.
     
  11. JE

    JE Guest

    HMM Catching a ride would probably be the easiest thing to do.
     
  12. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Yeah, and if you catch a ride with me, we could also talk about ballooners in addition to the MBs. Like you, I also restore and collect ballooners. I have a Schwinn Cycletruck that I'm soon going to start working on, as well as a number of prewar bikes waiting in the restoration queue. I'm also on the Balloon Tire Bikes Yahoo Group.
     
  13. JE

    JE Guest

    Works for me.....LOL
     
  14. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

    2009 Rally

    Harrisburg (MDT) costs more to fly into but if you're saving car rental, hotel, etc it is worth it. I'm sure all us Pa. riders are available to help all who want to come from other parts of the country.
     
  15. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Let's set the date!

    Okay guys, I'm looking at the calendar for next September. Let's get a consesus on a date here. The first weekend is Labor Day weekend, so that weekend is out. The second weekend is out for me, as there is a special event scheduled for September 12 where I work and I'm in charge of the event.
    How about the third weekend (September 19 & 20)? Or would the 26th and 27th be better for most? Let's get a date set so we can get wheels in motion.
     
  16. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

    2009 Rally date

    The 26 & 27th sounds good, but the 19 & 20th isn't good for me.
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2008
  17. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Bump

    Anyone else want to weigh in on on this? We have one vote for September 26 & 27. Make that two votes...
     
  18. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    26 & 27 is good for me.

    Have fun,
     
  19. RdKryton

    RdKryton Active Member

    26 & 27 does not work for me. I do the MS150 bike tour communications that weekend. I have been doing it for 18 years.

    Never mind. I just checked their site and it's Oct 3 & 4th next year so I'm good for the 26th & 27th
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2008
  20. JE

    JE Guest

    26 & 27 works for me.
     
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