Author Topic: Spring 2016 - Romney, West Virginia - April 29 - May 1, 2016  (Read 20150 times)

Offline Dirt_Dad

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Spring 2016 - Romney, West Virginia - April 29 - May 1, 2016
« on: December 27, 2015, 08:31:23 am »
The 2016 Camp and Ride/Charity event is officially on.  The weekend event started by dcstrom and Romney Cycles back in 2012 is happening again.  The date has been confirmed and they will be holding the “5th Annual Camp N Ride” April 29 - May 1, 2016.

In 2014 Romney added a charity component to the event.   In the last two years our group has raised more than $4,300 for the WV School for the Deaf and Blind.  Romney has selected the school again for 2016.  It's a school that really cares about the kids and puts the money directly towards helping the kids.  Let's plan another huge year for the kids!

If you were one of the 160+ riders that joined us last year you already know the guys at Romney go out of their way to make us feel welcome.  They remain interested in growing their involvement in the Adventure market and are once again looking forward to hosting the event again in 2016.
Link to 2015 event
Link to 2014 event    video
Link to 2013 event   video
Link to 2012 event   video

When:  April 29 - May 1, 2016
Where:  Romney Cycles in Romney, WV
What:  Camping on the grounds of the dealership, or staying at local lodging.  Then riding some fantastic West Virginia roads.


Romney has recognized that as this event grows there are more people are coming from greater distances. For the people who want more time to take advantage of the fantastic roads in the area Romney is happy to have people arrive on Thursday, April 28. Do be aware that they are still in normal dealer operation mode on Thursday, so not all weekend amenities will be in operation. Meaning port-a-potties will be there, but showers may not be operational until Friday. For everyone else the usual schedule has been most everyone arrives at some point during the day or evening that Friday. Saturday is ride day, and everyone headed their own way on Sunday. The dealership provides the camping area in a nice field next to the dealership, portable toilets, showers, water, ice, a coffee maker for the morning, plenty of wood for the fire each evening, and they sponsor the meal on Saturday evening. They also worked out a group rate at one of the local motels.   

Romney has been busy trying to expand the food options available on site. At least one new food vendor has been identified, but they are willing to consider more. If you know of a good food vendor that might be interested in joining us for the weekend have them call Larry at Romney to discuss the details. Romney will once again be sponsoring the dinner on Saturday evening.

For the non-campers
Koolwink Motel
South Branch Inn
I know we sold out the Koolwink last year. I know we had a good number of riders at the South Branch as well. Never heard any complaints about either place.

This year Microtel Inn & Suites in Keyser, WV has also offered a special rate for anyone attending a Romney special event.  Keyser is about 30 minutes away. 
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham
70 N Tornado Highway
Keyser, WV 26727
Phone:  304-597-1400

As far as Saturday rides, it's open. Talking around the fire Friday evening was how most people hooked up with who they would ride with on Saturday. Attendance at this event has grown in a big way every year, with last year having over 160 riders signed in. It's probably reasonable to anticipate the event will grow again in 2016. If you think you have some good ideas of what would be a nice ride and you are willing to take some people with you, please do.

In 2015 we found the newly implemented "In Case Of Emergency" (ICE) document and sign in procedure to be very useful. Let's face it, who is going to predict a tree falling on a rider? The sign in, wrist band, ICE process will be back in 2016.

2016 will also mark the first year we put out the call for volunteers to help keep the event running smoothly. Romney always wants to do things in a first class manner. They have realized the do not have enough employees to both run the business, and provide the necessary support to a group our size. For us to continue to grow and operate smoothly we will need some of our own group to assist in making it happen. Specific details need to be worked out on how to make smart use of the volunteers. All I can say right now is volunteers will receive a special event hat and shirt to help identify them as someone who is there to help.

Romney is centrally located to a lot of great riding.  If you do want to explore on your own here's a few ideas along with the approximate mileage from Romney.
65 miles Rt 72      video
83 miles Spruce Knob
54 miles Dolly Sods
16 miles Oldtown Low Water Bridge     video
57 miles Black Water Falls
62 miles Seneca Rocks
52 miles WV/VA Border Crossing near Mathias, WV
74 miles  Harpers Ferry     video

If you want to bring your significant other, but they don't want to do a day ride with a bunch of sweaty guys, the scenic train is less than a mile from the dealer.
Scenic Railroad
The Apple Blossom Festival was enjoyed by at least one of the spouses at the event last year.
41 miles Apple Blossom Festival - Winchester, VA     


Romney Cycles will want a ballpark figure on how many to plan for, but obviously it's way too early for anyone to commit this far in the future.  When time gets closer I'll try to get a headcount.  But until then post up if you think you may attend, have any suggestions or questions.

So mark your calendars and plan to start your early spring season in beautiful West Virginia. 

This following is not an obligation, more of a way to see how many and who may be coming.  Post to this thread or send me a PM and I'll add/remove you from the list.  When we're a few weeks out we'll try to get a more official headcount so Romney can make their plans.

Possible headcount from yamahasupertenere

Dirt_Dad
checkswrecks
twodogs
Spam16v
Defekticon
patrickg450
limey
True Grip
Gunner
johnpitts01
trikepilot
sail2xxs
DonB
evanqueen
draig126
patrickg450
nondairycreamer
Jbird + 1
Davesax36
ScoutDogMan
Tony99
Steve68Steve

Additional headcount from other adventure boards (Stromtrooper & ADV): 113

Event podcast:  http://throttledpodcast.com/episode-015-romney-cycles-camp-n-ride/

Update - January 26, 2016
Yamaha has confirmed they will be sending the factory tractor trailer to the event this year.  So we will have both Suzuki and Yamaha on site this year.

Update - February 23, 2016
There will be professional off-pavement training this year.  See this thread:  http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?topic=18670.0

Event Shirts
http://www.yamahasupertenere.com/index.php?action=post;quote=278275;topic=18220.105

New Route Sheet Available
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12587467/Romney_CnR_Routes/Romney_CnR_Routes.html
« Last Edit: April 27, 2016, 09:55:48 pm by Dirt_Dad »
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Re: Spring 2016 - Romney, West Virginia - April 29 - May 1, 2016
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2015, 12:37:57 pm »

For those not interested in camping, it's never too early to book at either of the two main hotels in town, or to look into AirBnB.


The motels are:
Kool Wink at www.koolwinkmotel.com (304)822-3595
and
South Branch Inn at www.wvafun.com  (304) 822-2444


Closer to Keyser WV is the Microtel which is a Wyndham at www.microtelinn.com  (304) 597-1400


For AirBnb, the Romney zip code is 26757


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Re: Spring 2016 - Romney, West Virginia - April 29 - May 1, 2016
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2015, 04:11:36 pm »
In.

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Re: Spring 2016 - Romney, West Virginia - April 29 - May 1, 2016
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2015, 06:04:38 pm »
In.

Got you.  To avoid double counting I try to count people on only one of the three boards.  I have you here so don't think I'm ignoring you over on ADV. 
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Re: Spring 2016 - Romney, West Virginia - April 29 - May 1, 2016
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2015, 06:26:53 pm »
I'm in. Trying to convince the wife to go too and find a baby sitter for the weekend.
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Re: Spring 2016 - Romney, West Virginia - April 29 - May 1, 2016
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2015, 06:37:42 pm »
I've always thought it would be fun to ride out from CA and see what all the fuss is about. Maybe 2016 will be the year. I'll stay in touch.

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Re: Spring 2016 - Romney, West Virginia - April 29 - May 1, 2016
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2015, 08:10:20 pm »
Not sure about 2016...but, won't say no yet....might be trying the Smoky Mtn 500 this year
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Re: Spring 2016 - Romney, West Virginia - April 29 - May 1, 2016
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2015, 09:07:37 pm »
Not sure about 2016...but, won't say no yet....might be trying the Smoky Mtn 500 this year

Sorry, your participation is not optional.  Work it out.   ;)
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Re: Spring 2016 - Romney, West Virginia - April 29 - May 1, 2016
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2015, 11:38:44 am »
I have got the time off............April 22 to May 10.  Do I need to take a few more days?
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Re: Spring 2016 - Romney, West Virginia - April 29 - May 1, 2016
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2015, 04:10:04 pm »
I have got the time off............April 22 to May 10.  Do I need to take a few more days?


Depends on how long you take to get here and home. Not for the event though.


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Re: Spring 2016 - Romney, West Virginia - April 29 - May 1, 2016
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2015, 09:44:40 pm »
Looks like I might be able to make this one.

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Re: Spring 2016 - Romney, West Virginia - April 29 - May 1, 2016
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2015, 10:15:44 pm »
better you owe me a Harp, and you are retired.  you can ride with us a few days to the west.......
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Re: Spring 2016 - Romney, West Virginia - April 29 - May 1, 2016
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2015, 12:17:08 pm »
^^^^^ I can smell  Adventure.

I'm in and "bringing hell with me" well Patrick anyway  ::26::
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Re: Spring 2016 - Romney, West Virginia - April 29 - May 1, 2016
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2015, 03:34:48 pm »
^^^^^ I can smell  Adventure.

I'm in and "bringing hell with me" well Patrick anyway  ::26::



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Re: Spring 2016 - Romney, West Virginia - April 29 - May 1, 2016
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2015, 06:51:46 pm »
I'm in!   

While I'm out there I am going to swing over to Chantilly, VA and
see the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center.
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