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PA Meet & Greet 2016 - OCTOBER 15, 2016

Editing to update date: This was originally going to happen in the spring, but the weather forced us to cancel. Same has now been set for this fall to Saturday, 10/15/16 in Berwick, Pa. We are going to meet at Bill's Bike Barn and then lunch at Bandit's Roadhouse. More details will come closer to the actual date, but more than likely we will meet at Bill's around 11-11:30, probably spend an hour or 2 there before grabbing lunch. I have never been to Bill's so I really dont know the exact time needed there to see it all. Hoping we get good weather and a good turn out for this year.
 

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Will be riding back to Mass in May if the dates coincide will try to stop by and say hell-o
 

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I would like to see a overnight ride. May be meet somewhere and ride Saturday and Sunday. Draw back is if you leave early most people would have to get a room Friday night and Saturday night. Many would have work schedule problems. Thinking may be meet at 11 and take off then ride Sunday until 3 or 4. If we knew where everyone lived and had a route we could pick people up along the way. Might get complicated but never know unless we try.
One idea would be to meet in State College and go to Cooks Forest to Kane to Mt Jewett to Wellsboro to Mansfield to Williamsport to Renovo to Kylertown. Lots of nice riding and stops. LOL we can actually do that without traveling on any 4 lane roads!

Route to think of Driving Directions from State College, PA to Kylertown, PA - MapQuest
 

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So, it could be done something like this if everyone wanted to make it a 2 day deal: Say we have several from NY area interested (like last year), so we could initially meet up somewhere in the eastern part of the State for lunch, then make a ride of it for the remainder of the day and end up back in State College area by evening. Everyone that wants to stay there, makes arrangements (I can help with that), and we could meet up for breakfast/brunch again on Sunday morning before everyone departed for home. Would not have to be in eastern Pa if the majority were coming from the west, obviously we meet in western Pa and end up in State College or southern Pa...you get the idea. If that's what everyone has in mind for this year??
 

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If schedule and childcare cooperate I'm down for whatever. I'm in the northwestern corner of the state though, so if meeting is in the east I'd have to try to leave a day early. I'm about 3 - 3.5 hours northwest of state college.
 

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So, we want to do what majority are interested in doing and meeting where everyone wants to meet. The past 2 years, the decision was to meet in State College due to it being center of the State and for those wanting to only make a day of it, it worked well, as they could ride for several hours, meet here, have lunch together and then head out all in the same day. For some it was a bigger day than for others. I am completely good with this again or if we incorporate some type of ride as well. I am good with State College or another location of anyone's choosing if it's a day type deal. If May is the desired month to try and make this happen, I am guessing that there are only 2 weekends that might work (so as to avoid Mother's Day and Memorial Day): May 14/15 or May 21/22.
 

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What if we do a meet & greet at one location, see some sights, grab some lunch together as we have done in the past. Assuming the idea is to set this up on a Saturday.

Then, once we establish where everyone wants to set this up at we can plan more from that point (ie: if there is a ride set up to get to the m&g or a ride set up for after the m&g into the evening or an overnight type thing into Sunday).

Throwing that out here's some ideas for locations for 2016 M&G:
1. State College, where we can do as we have in the past: Meet at #1 Cycle Center, ride to grab some lunch and if everyone is interested again go to the PSU Creamery.
2. Hershey area: There's the free Hershey's Chocolate World Tour, Troeg's Brewery (tours and café here), Appalachian Harley Davidson.
3. Bedford, we could meet for lunch at the Jean Bonnet Tavern.
4. ONLY if everyone wanted to have our M&G be M-Thurs, we could meet at the York HD Factory for a Steel Toe Tour and then grab some lunch after that. They don't do the tours on Saturdays.

Thoughts from everyone that is considering this M&G this year...??
 

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Wouldn't mind something in the Bedford area or even out toward Somerset/Flight 93. Looking for an excuse to visit a friend's grave in Ford City, NW of Pittsburgh. I'm fine for an overnighter depending upon my wife's health.
 

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I'd vote option #1 if I were the dictator. Maybe add a bar stop on after that to BS and just wing it. It's 2016, we all have smartphones and can pick a ride if we want to at that point. It may be 100 degrees and sunny, but it may also be 40 degrees and pouring so I like just winging it haha.
 

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dont matter to me

It does not matter to me. I would be heading down from the Utica NY area so it would be either a 6-8 hour ride. What I would do is head down the day before and camp Friday night and meet up with everyone on Saturday. Then if there is some staying over night I grab a hotel room with the group. Just have to see the weather and the wifes work schd. I wanted to do the meet and greet last yr but some thing always comes up at the last minute..

As of now when I look at the calenday May 21 /22 work best for me. But sometimes their work schedule changes




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I like all the ideas, but I can pass on the factory tour, a weekend is definitely better for my schedule.
^ ^ ^ I agree with the misfit above ^ ^ ^

I have a lot of weekend commitments, but if its a weekend I can make, this LI misfit is in!


(did someone mention mid may? ):wink::wink:
 

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Is there anything but misfits in LI?...... LoL

* I could only do this if it's a weekend endeavor.

I'm feelin Mid May as well. About the same as last year I believe.
 

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I figured everyone would choose a Sat M&G, but just wanted to throw the Factory Tour out there, just in case....

We can look at either May 14 or 21.
 
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