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    • 05/14/2021
    • (CDT)
    • 05/16/2021
    • (CDT)
    • Waukon City Park | 1013 Rossville Rd., Waukon, IA 52172
    • 9
    Registration is closed

    Camping Rally
    This inaugural COG event in northeast Iowa is located in Iowa's Driftless Area about 15 miles west of the Mississippi River.  Iowa's Driftless Area is a place with rolling hills, stunning overlooks, and some of the most charming little towns west of the Mississippi.  

    Camping & Lodging
    Camping and rally central will be at the Waukon City Park Campground in Waukon, IA.  The group camping site is reserved and tent site fees ($15/day) can be paid to the city upon arrival - no further reservations needed for tent camping.  The campground has a shower house and restroom facilities.  Firewood is available free to campers. 

    RV camping sites are also available for $20/night ($25/night with water/electric hookup).  If you're planning to RV, reservations are not required, but to guarantee a spot, call 563-568-0081 or 563-568-6420 to make a reservation.  

    Not into camping, no problem.  The Boarders Inn & Suites is less than a mile away. 

    Food

    Your registration fee will include dinner on Friday and Saturday, and breakfast on Saturday and Sunday (the menus are still being worked out).  Here is the current thinking on the menu... but we reserve the right to change. 

    • Friday night - Maid Rite sandwiches and chips, available as you come for stragglers, etc...
    • Saturday breakfast - Breakfast casserole of some sort - meat, hash browns, and eggs cooked together
    • Saturday night - Lasagna, tossed salad, and garlic toast
    • Sunday breakfast - Sausage gravy/biscuits, scrambled eggs.

    There are also several restaurants within walking distance in Waukon. 

    Bottled water and coffee will be provided, and coolers with ice will be available for anyone who wants to BYOB.  

    Special Announcement Regarding COVID-19 

    At the time of this posting (March 2021), wide-spread vaccinations hold promise for ending this pandemic, but it won't happen overnight.  Therefore, we're asking everyone to be prepared for possible procedural changes.  

    To create a safe and enjoyable event for everyone, all participants will be expected to follow LOCAL jurisdiction requirements and adhere to the following guidelines:

    1. Be responsible for monitoring your own health.  If you feel sick, or if you've been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive, please stay home. 
    2. Use hand sanitizer and practice hand washing during the event and before every meal.
    3. Bring a mask and be prepared to follow local guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.
    4. Be flexible.  Event plans and procedures may be subject to change based on new requirements.

    Registration 
    The registration limit for this inaugural COG event is 20.  All registration will take place online.  Registration fees:

    • Members/Associate-Members - $25
    • Non-Members (including Forum-Only Subscribers) - $30

    Registration will close at 11:59 pm on Friday, May 7th.  Registration is limited to 20, so please register early. 

    Cancellation & Refund Policy
    Cancellations will be accepted up through Friday, May 7, 2021.  Refunds will be paid by check (minus a $10 administration fee) and sent via USPS after the event.  There will be no refunds on cancellations made after May 7th.  

    Questions
    Contact your event host Scott Coberly at scoberly@coralville.org with any questions.     

    Also, please look for additional announcements/conversations on the COG forum at: Forums > Ride Time > North Central Events or follow this link.   

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    • 05/14/2021
    • (PDT)
    • 05/16/2021
    • (PDT)
    • Lewis & Clark Motel at Kamiah Clearwater River KOA | 4243 Highway 12, Kamiah, ID 83536

    30th Annual Bun Cooler
    Join us for the 30th Annual Bun Cooler!  Thanks to the micro Bun Cooler attended by a few folks last year, this is still the longest running COG rally in history!  Hosted by Jim Sherman this is the premier kickoff event for all Northwest COG'ers and the unofficial "season opener" for the Northwest! 

    There is no set ride schedule.                                                                

    Lodging
    We'll once again be at the Lewis & Clark Resort at Clearwater River KOA in Kamiah, Idaho on highway 12 (phone: 208-935-2556, email: lcresort@lewisclarkresort.com). Mention you're with COG when you register to get a discount.  The resort is nestled at the base of the infamous motorcycle mecca, Lolo Pass.  You’ve seen the sign "Winding Road Next 99 Miles", now make the ride.  Great location.

    Food

    There will be an optional BYOB banquet dinner on Saturday night ($15/person).  Those adding the banquet option to their registration will have a choice of pulled pork or chicken.  Sides will include potato salad, baked beans, corn on the cob, and dessert. You must register no later Wednesday, April 28th if you want to attend the banquet

    Special Announcement Regarding COVID-19 
    At the time of this posting ( March 2021), wide-spread vaccinations hold the promise that life will return to normal, but it won't happen overnight.  Therefore, we’re asking everyone to be prepared for possible procedural changes. 

    To create a safe and enjoyable event for everyone, we are asking all participants to agree to the following:

    1. Each person will be responsible for monitoring their own health.  If you feel sick, or if you've been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive, please stay home. 
    2. Use hand sanitizer and practice hand washing during the event and before every meal.
    3. Bring a mask and be prepared to follow local guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.
    4. Event plans and procedures may be subject to change based on new requirements.

    30th Anniversary Apparel

    To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Bun Cooler, commemorative apparel will be available to purchase when you complete your online registration. You must register no later than Wednesday, April 28th if you want to order merchandise.


    There will be NO REFUNDS on purchased apparel.  If the event is cancelled, the purchaser would be responsible for making arrangements to receive apparel, including payment for shipping charges.

     
    Item
     SM-XL 2XL-5XL
     Short Sleeve t-shirt
          $14       $15
     Long Sleeve t-shirt
          $18       $21
     Crew Neck Sweatshirt
          $22       $26

    Shirt Back


    Shirt Front


    Registration Fees
    Online registration will close on:

    • Wednesday, April 28th if registration includes the banquet or apparel
    • Wednesday, May 12th if registration does NOT include banquet or apparel

    Registration Fees:

    • $10 - Members/Associate Members (without banquet)
    • $15 - Non-Members/Forum-Only Subscribers (without banquet)
    • $15 - Additional fee for banquet dinner (registration deadline 4/28)

    Cancellations and Refund Policy

    Cancellations will be accepted up through Wednesday, April 28th.  Refunds will be paid by check (minus a $5 administration fee) and sent via USPS after the event. 

    There will be NO REFUNDS of event or banquet registration fees for cancellations made after April 28th, and NO REFUNDS on apparel (purchaser would be responsible for making arrangements to receive apparel, including payment for shipping chargers).

    Questions
    Contact your event host Jim Sherman at jimsher70@gmail.com or call (208) 305-2001.  

    Please check the COG Forums for additional announcements and conversations: Forums > Ride Time > Northwest Events or follow this Link.

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    • 05/14/2021
    • (PDT)
    • 05/16/2021
    • (PDT)
    • Lewis & Clark Motel at Kamiah Clearwater River KOA | 4243 Highway 12, Kamiah, ID 83536
    Registration is closed

    30th Annual Bun Cooler
    Join us for the 30th Annual Bun Cooler!  Thanks to the micro Bun Cooler attended by a few folks last year, this is still the longest running COG rally in history!  Hosted by Jim Sherman this is the premier kickoff event for all Northwest COG'ers and the unofficial "season opener" for the Northwest! 

    There is no set ride schedule.                                                                

    Lodging
    We'll once again be at the Lewis & Clark Resort at Clearwater River KOA in Kamiah, Idaho on highway 12 (phone: 208-935-2556, email: lcresort@lewisclarkresort.com). Mention you're with COG when you register to get a discount.  The resort is nestled at the base of the infamous motorcycle mecca, Lolo Pass.  You’ve seen the sign "Winding Road Next 99 Miles", now make the ride.  Great location.

    Food

    Sorry - Registration for the banquet dinner closed on April 28th.  

     

    There will be an optional BYOB banquet dinner on Saturday night ($15/person).  Those adding the banquet option to their registration will have a choice of pulled pork or chicken.  Sides will include potato salad, baked beans, corn on the cob, and dessert. You must register no later Wednesday, April 28th if you want to attend the banquet

    Special Announcement Regarding COVID-19 
    At the time of this posting ( March 2021), wide-spread vaccinations hold the promise that life will return to normal, but it won't happen overnight.  Therefore, we’re asking everyone to be prepared for possible procedural changes. 

    To create a safe and enjoyable event for everyone, we are asking all participants to agree to the following:

    1. Each person will be responsible for monitoring their own health.  If you feel sick, or if you've been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive, please stay home. 
    2. Use hand sanitizer and practice hand washing during the event and before every meal.
    3. Bring a mask and be prepared to follow local guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.
    4. Event plans and procedures may be subject to change based on new requirements.

    30th Anniversary Apparel

    Sorry - The deadline to order apparel was April 28th. 


    Registration Fees
    The registration deadline if you wanted to sign up for the banquet dinner or order 30th Anniversary was Wednesday, April 28th.  You may still sign up for the event through Wednesday, May 12th.  However, there will be no option to join the banquet dinner or order apparel. 

    Contact your event host Jim Sherman at jimsher70@gmail.com or call (208) 305-2001 with any questions.  

    Registration Fees:

    • $10 - Members/Associate Members (no banquet dinner)
    • $15 - Non-Members/Forum-Only Subscribers (no banquet dinner)

    Cancellations and Refund Policy

    Cancellations will be accepted up through Wednesday, April 28th.  Refunds will be paid by check (minus a $5 administration fee) and sent via USPS after the event. 

    There will be NO REFUNDS of event or banquet registration fees for cancellations made after April 28th, and NO REFUNDS on apparel (purchaser would be responsible for making arrangements to receive apparel, including payment for shipping chargers).

    Questions
    Contact your event host Jim Sherman at jimsher70@gmail.com or call (208) 305-2001.  

    Please check the COG Forums for additional announcements and conversations: Forums > Ride Time > Northwest Events or follow this Link.

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    • 05/17/2021
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • The White Horse Country Pub | 258 New Milford Turnpike (RT 202), New Preston, CT 06777
    Register

    Monday Muster Meet, Eat & Ride

    Meet up for lunch at 12pm at an old New England Inn. It has won Best restaurant in Connecticut many times over. Outside eating near a river. Small ride up rt 341 Loop back to rt 202 after lunch. Great food in a museum like surroundings https://www.whitehorsecountrypub.com/


    Special Announcement Regarding COVID-19
    At the time of this posting (April 2021), wide-spread distribution of vaccines brings hope that life may soon be returning to (normal?).  However, everything is fluid, so we’re asking everyone to be prepared for possible procedural changes. 

    To create a safe and enjoyable event for everyone, all participants must agree to the following:

    1. Each person will be responsible for monitoring their own health.  If you feel sick, or if you've been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive, please stay home. 
    2. Use hand sanitizer and practice hand washing during the event and before every meal.
    3. Bring a mask and be prepared to follow local guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.
    4. Event plans and procedures may be subject to change based on new requirements.
    Questions
    Contact the event organizer Andrew Howgego at ahowgego@yahoo.com with any questions.   

    For additional information about this event, and/or to join in the conversation on the forum:  Forums > Ride Time > Northeast Events (or follow this Link)

    • 05/20/2021
    • (EDT)
    • 05/23/2021
    • (EDT)
    • Hotel Vienna | 107 State Route 296, Windham, NY 12496
    • 26
    Register

    It is SPRING FLING time. This is a do-over from the postponed 2020 event. The dates are May 20 - 23, 2021 and the location is at the north end of the Catskill Mountain region - a great place to ride.

    Lodging

           Hotel Vienna
         107 State Route 296
          Windham, NY 12496
          518-734-5300
          www.thehotelvienna.com 

    Our block of rooms is only held until March 31, 2021. You must make reservations by calling the hotel directly, not through the website.  The hotel is closed the month of April. If you missed the deadline, call the hotel anyway. They may still have rooms, but may not honor the negotiated rates. If you call and leave a message while they are closed it may take a few days for a return call. You can email them your reservation request information and they will contact you. info@thehotelvienna.com

    We have negotiated a rate of $110 per night (+8% tax), which is a significant saving from the hotel’s usual rate. This includes a continental breakfast between 7:30-10:00 am if COVID restrictions allow.  At a minimum there will be some grab & go breakfast items.

    This cozy and well-kept hotel has a lovely indoor pool in a separate building with lounge area and Jacuzzi, a spacious outdoor deck with fire pit, a small cozy basement lounge, a small breakfast nook. and a tire-kicking friendly parking lot. Some hotel amenities are subject to change depending on COVID restrictions.

    All 29 rooms at Hotel Vienna are being held for COG. The hotel does not have a large enough space for all of us to hang out or have a group dinnerThis event will have limited attendance, initially capped at 60 people. If the hotel fills up, there is other nearby lodging. 

    All rooms have a balcony and mini fridge.  Room layouts are as follows:

    • 10 rooms have 2 two queen bed
    •  6 rooms have a king bed and a twin bed
    • 13 rooms have one king bed

    We implore you to be considerate when reserving a room, and ask for the layout that would be most efficient to make certain that anyone who is making a reservation is able to procure a bed.  For example, if you are solo or a couple, please don’t reserve a room with two beds.  The hotel staff will be happy to steer you through this and advise you on what room might be best for you, since they have several different room/bed floorplans.

    Additional Lodging:  

    If the Hotel Vienna becomes fully booked there is other lodging nearby, but there are no negotiated rooms or prices other than at Hotel Vienna. You are on your own to secure alternate lodging.  

    Albergo Allegria Hotel & Breakfast Restaurant (0.4 mi. from Hotel Vienna)
    43 NY-296, Windham, NY 12496
    (518) 734-5560
    https://albergousa.com/

    Jimmy O’Connor’s Windham Mountain Inn (0.9 mi. from Hotel Vienna)
    141 South St, Windham, NY 12496
    (518)734-4270
    http://windhaminn.com/

    Winwood Inn & Condominiums (1.1 mi. from Hotel Vienna)
    5220 NY-23, Windham, NY 12496
    (518) 734-3000
    https://www.windhammountain.com/lodging/

    Cave Mountain Motel (3.6 mi. from Hotel Vienna)
    10978 NY-23, Windham, NY 12496
    (518) 734-3161
    http://cavemountainmotel.com/


    Registration

    It has been decided to make this a "no-frills" event that will be no cost to members and minimal fee for non-members to help cover the cost of the AMA sanction & insurance.

    Rally Fee: Members $0;   Non-members $10

    Due to COVID restrictions and social distancing considerations there will be no banquet dinner.  If weather permits, we may have a donation funded pizza dinner or something similar. 


    Cancellation/Refund Policy

    Due to low fee, there are no refunds. 

    Rally Check-In
    There will be a check-in, as needed


      Nearby Amenities (Within Walking Distance)

      • Higher Grounds (Coffee, sandwich, breakfast shop): 61 NY-296, Windham, NY 12496
      • Windham Pharmacy: RT 296 & South St., Windham, NY 12496
      • Mobil Gas Station Quick Mart: 57 NY-296, Windham, NY 12496
      • Nunzio’s Pizza: 55 NY-296, Windham, NY 12496
      • Chalet Fondue (Swiss restaurant): 55 NY-296, Windham, NY 12496


      Attractions and Riding
      Here is the link to download the sample Catskill GPS routes. View and modify the GPX routes for your device. Print routes sheets at home. Copies will not be provided at the event. 

      The area is so rich with fantastic roads and destinations, that I strongly suggest researching the area.  We couldn’t possibly cover every road in the region.

      Here are some suggested destinations...


      Special Announcement Regarding COVID-19 
      At the time of this posting (May 2021), it seems pandemic restrictions are slowly lifting, but we’re asking everyone to be prepared for possible procedural changes. 

      To create a safe and enjoyable event for everyone, all participants must consider the following:

      1. Each person will be responsible for monitoring their own health.  If you feel sick, or if you've been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive, please stay home. 
      2. Use hand sanitizer and practice hand washing during the event and before every meal.
      3. Be cognizant of the pandemic restrictions and potential quarantine rules for New York State with regard to the state that you will be traveling from.
      4. Bring a mask and be prepared to follow local guidelines regarding masks and social distancing. As of right now New York State law requires that masks be worn in INDOOR public area of the hotel. 


      Questions
      Contact event organizers Steve & Sue Cerutti at steveonlineusa@gmail.com



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      • 05/29/2021
      • (EDT)
      • 05/31/2021
      • (EDT)
      • 331 Richland Ave. Athens, Ohio 45701
      Register

      Memorial Day Weekend Ride in Athens OH
      My local club is going to Athens, Ohio on Memorial Day weekend to ride Ohio's Windy 9, and we're inviting you to join us.

                                                                          - Jason Kaplitz (aka gsjay)

      Lodging
      We'll be staying at the beautiful Ohio University Inn & Conference Center. Rooms will be held under "Johnstown Motorcycle Group."  Call (866) 593-6661 and mention the group name when you make your reservation.

      Special Announcement Regarding COVID-19 
      At the time of this posting (early 2021), there is hope that this pandemic could be brought under control in 2021.  However, no one is certain what the world will look like in 2021, so we’re asking everyone to be prepared for possible changes. 

      To create a safe and enjoyable event for everyone, we are asking all participants to agree to the following:

      1. Each person will be responsible for monitoring their own health.  If you feel sick, or if you've been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive, please stay home. 
      2. Use hand sanitizer and practice hand washing during the event and before every meal.
      3. Bring a mask and be prepared to follow local guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.
      4. Event plans and procedures may be subject to change based on new requirements.

      Registration/Fees
      There are no registration fees, but we are asking everyone to register online so we have an idea of how many people to expect.  

      Questions
      Contact the event organizer Jason Kaplitz at gsjay@kaplitz.com.  

      Please check the COG Forums for additional announcements and conversations: Forums > Ride Time > North Central Events or follow this Link.

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      • 05/29/2021
      • 12:30 PM (EDT)
      • Hindsight BBQ, 1503 Thomaston Ave, Waterbury, CT 06704
      Register

      Connecticut Meet & Greet: Hindsight BBQ, Waterbury, CT

      Not just for CT members... come from near or far.

      We will meet May 29, 12:30 PM at Hindsight BBQ, a fairly new joint centrally located in Waterbury, CT. For those unfamiliar with the area, it is easy to get to off Route 8. The food is decent and they have plenty of parking and outdoor picnic table seating. I visited there once last fall and the Prime Brisket Burger special was pretty awesome.

      After lunch we will take a 1-hour loop ride and then stop for ice cream at Rich Farm Ice Cream Shop in Oxford, CT. Hopefully the line will not be too long.

      Please register if it is needed to send email to notify attendees of changes in plans.

      Questions
      Contact the event organizer Steve Smith at nead@concours.org with any questions.   

      For additional information about this event, and/or to join in the conversation on the forum:  Forums > Ride Time > Northeast Events (or follow this Link)

      Hindsight BBQ
      www.hindsightbbq.com


      Rich Farm Ice Cream Shop
      richfarmicecream.com/location-oxford-ct


      • 06/03/2021
      • (CDT)
      • 06/06/2021
      • (CDT)
      • Singing Hills RV Park & Campground | 4110 Mammoth Cave Road, Cave City, KY 42127
      Register

      Dry Creek Rendezvous
      Riding nice twisty roads.  Several local attractions.  (Mammoth Cave, Corvette Museum, Lost River Cave, Nashville is a little over an hour away).  

      Camping
      Camping will be at the Singing Hills RV Park & Campground located near Cave City, KY.  We have RV site #39, shower houses and restrooms onsite.  Camping is $5.50 per person per night in group tent camping. 

      Food
      Meals will be provided Friday and Saturday night.  Breakfast and coffee Friday and Saturday morning, breakfast will be cooked yourself.

      Special Announcement Regarding COVID-19

      At the time of this posting (May 2021), wide-spread distribution of the vaccines brings hope that life may soon return to (normal?).  However, everything is fluid, so we’re asking everyone to be prepared for possible procedural changes. 

      To create a safe and enjoyable event for everyone, we are asking all participants to agree to the following:

      1. Each person will be responsible for monitoring their own health.  If you feel sick, or if you've been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive, please stay home. 
      2. Use hand sanitizer and practice hand washing during the event and before every meal.
      3. Bring a mask and be prepared to follow local guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.
      4. Event plans and procedures may be subject to change based on new requirements.

      Registration & Fees 
      Registration will be done online through the COG website, and will be $35 for COG members and $45 for non-members.
      Online registration will close at 11:59 pm CDT on Tuesday, June 01, 2021
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      Cancellation & Refund Policy  
      Cancellations will be accepted through June 01, 2021.  Refunds, minus a $10 administration fee, will be paid by check and sent via USPS after the event. 
      There will be no refunds for cancellations made after June 01, 2021
      .  

      Questions & Additional Information
      Contact the event organizer Kevin Beam at kbeam@scrtc.com or call at (270) 404-6933.  Also, please look for additional announcements/conversations on the COG forum at: Forums > Ride Time > North Central Events or follow this link.   


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      • 06/04/2021
      • (EDT)
      • 06/06/2021
      • (EDT)
      • The Genetti Hotel | 200 W 4th Street, Williamsport, PA 17701
      Register

      First Friday Weekend Ride
      We always have a great time in Williamsport, PA. Come enjoy First Friday activities and some fine riding!

      Lodging
      We'll be staying at the Genetti Hotel in Williamsport, PA.  Rooms at the Genetti are held under "Friends of Jason" and are $75 + tax . You must call the Hotel direct to get this rate. 570 326 6600

      Special Announcement Regarding COVID-19 
      At the time of this posting (April 2021), widespread distribution of vaccines brings hope that life will soon return to normal.  However, the situation is fluid, so we’re asking everyone to be prepared for possible changes. 

      To create a safe and enjoyable event for everyone, we are asking all participants to agree to the following:

      1. Each person will be responsible for monitoring their own health.  If you feel sick, or if you've been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive, please stay home. 
      2. Use hand sanitizer and practice hand washing during the event and before every meal.
      3. Bring a mask and be prepared to follow local guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.
      4. Event plans and procedures may be subject to change based on new requirements.

      Registration/Fees
      There are no registration fees, but we are asking everyone to register online so we have an idea of how many people to expect.  

      Questions
      Contact the event organizer Jason Kaplitz at gsjay@kaplitz.com.  

      Please check the COG Forums for additional announcements and conversations: Forums > Ride Time > Northeast Events or follow this Link.

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      • 06/05/2021
      • 8:30 AM (EDT)
      • Johnson's Restaurant | 164 Boston Rd., Groton, MA 01450
      Register

      Pioneer Valley Ride
      Join Kevin Martin for a ride out Rt-2 west and some of the best motorcycling roads in western Massachusetts, including the Mohawk Trail, 8A, 116, 112, and a number of unmarked County roads.  Ride ends in Townsend MA at the Townsend Creamery on Rt-13.

      Meeting Location: Ride starts at 8:30 am from Johnson's Restaurant, 164 Boston Rd., Groton, MA 01450. Get there early if you want breakfast, please gas up before the ride starts.  We’ll also be stopping at the Greenfield MA McDonalds, off the I-91/Rt-2 Rotary, if other Members want to meet up with us further west. We should arrive at McDonalds around10:00 am.

      Lunch Location: Whateley Diner 372 State Rd., South Deerfield, MA, 01373 Mile / Time: 196 miles / 5:22 hours (not including lunch)

      Special Announcement Regarding COVID-19 
      At the time of this posting (April 2021), wide-spread distribution of the vaccines brings hope that life may soon return to (normal?).  However, the situation is fluid, so we’re asking everyone to be prepared for possible procedural changes. 

      To create a safe and enjoyable event for everyone, we are asking all participants to agree to the following:

      1. Each person will be responsible for monitoring their own health.  If you feel sick, or if you've been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive, please stay home. 
      2. Use hand sanitizer and practice hand washing during the event and before every meal.
      3. Bring a mask and be prepared to follow local guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.
      4. Event plans and procedures may be subject to change based on new requirements.

      Registration/Fees
      There are no registration fees, but please register online so we have an idea of how many people to expect.  

      Questions
      Contact the event organizer Kevin Martin at cog145@comcast.net.  

      Please check the COG Forums for additional announcements and conversations: Forums > Ride Time > Northeast Events or follow this Link.



      • 06/14/2021
      • (CDT)
      • 06/18/2021
      • (CDT)
      • Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge & Campground | 1155 Lodge Drive, Guntersville, AL 35976
      Register

      Rally Home Attractions * Lodging * Camping * Sponsors *

      2021 COG National "Ridge Runner" Rally
      The Southeast Area would like for you to come to the 2021 COG National Ridge Runner Rally in beautiful northeast Alabama.  As the team says, "It's AL here!"  Please join Rally Meister Tom Sills, Area Director Ron Simmons, and all of the Southeast Area Staff and Rally team for a week of fun, fellowship, riding, and relaxing.  All are welcome.  

      It is suggested that you make your hotel or camping reservations as soon as possible.  The lodge will hold a block of rooms at the special COG rates until April 30, 2021.  After April 30th, the block of rooms will be released. 

      Rally information, including lodging and camping information can be found on the Rally website: cogmc.com/national

      Special Announcement Regarding COVID-19
      Our goal is to create a safe and enjoyable event for everyone.  Everyone will be asked to follow the local community guidelines.  For the latest state and local guidance regarding COVID-19, see the Alabama Public Health page.  Please check back for further updates. 

      Registration 
      To receive Member pricing, you must be a member or an associate member of COG.  Spouses qualify for member pricing only if they are a member or an associate member.  Associate membership can be added at www.concours.org.

      Registration after April 30 may not receive all rally amenities.

      Registration Fees:

      COG Members/Associate Members (On/Before April 30, 2021):  $120.00/person

      COG Members/Associate Members (May 1-June 10, 2021):  $135.00/person

      Non-Members, including Forum-Only Subscribers:  add $15.00 to Member Fee

      Online registration closes at 11:59 pm CDT on June 10, 2021

      Cancellation/Refund Policy
      Refund requests on/before June 1, 2021 are subject to a $20.00 service fee per registration.  No refunds will be given for cancellations made after June 1, 2021.  Refunds will be paid by check and sent via USPS after the event.  

      If you must withdraw from the event after June 1st and wish to receive your rally bag, you will be responsible for making your own arrangements prior to the start of the rally.  This may include finding someone to bring your rally bag home for you, or making arrangements to pay to have your rally bag shipped to you.  Merchandise not claimed by Friday, June 18th will be forfeited.  Please contact someone on the rally leadership team to make arrangements.

      Rally Merchandise
      Ridge Runner Rally Merchandise available to order online at
      https://bit.ly/COG2021Merch.  Order by April 30, 2021 - The online store closes on April 30th. 

      Rally merchandise will NOT be available for sale at the rally.  All orders will be shipped to your address; no orders will be sent to Rally Central






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      • 06/21/2021
      • 12:00 PM (EDT)
      • Ted's Restaurant | 1046 Broad Street, Meriden, CT 06450
      Register

      Monday Muster Meet, Eat & Ride

      The June 21 Monday Muster is at Ted's Restaurant in Meriden, CT. Home of the world famous steamed burger for over 60 years. And YES they do have milkshakes. https://tedsrestaurant.com/ 
      Take a ride up Westfeild road after to go find a ice cream.

      Special Announcement Regarding COVID-19
      At the time of this posting (April 2021), wide-spread distribution of vaccines brings hope that life may soon be returning to (normal?).  However, everything is fluid, so we’re asking everyone to be prepared for possible procedural changes. 

      To create a safe and enjoyable event for everyone, all participants must agree to the following:

      1. Each person will be responsible for monitoring their own health.  If you feel sick, or if you've been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive, please stay home. 
      2. Use hand sanitizer and practice hand washing during the event and before every meal.
      3. Bring a mask and be prepared to follow local guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.
      4. Event plans and procedures may be subject to change based on new requirements.
      Questions
      Contact the event organizer Andrew Howgego at ahowgego@yahoo.com with any questions.   

      For additional information about this event, and/or to join in the conversation on the forum:  Forums > Ride Time > Northeast Events (or follow this Link)

      • 06/26/2021
      • 8:00 AM (EDT)
      • Dunkins | 109 Chelmsford Street, (Rt-110), Chelmsford, MA 01824
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      Kimball's Lunch Ride
      Join Kevin Martin for a ride out through Westford, Townsend, and Greenville NH, stopping for a break at the Antrim NH DD’s on Rt-31. We’ll loop around and ride down Routes 123 & 137 into Jaffrey NH, stopping at Kimball Farms for lunch. After lunch well ride back into MA, ending the ride at the Chelmsford Rt-110 Dunkins.

      Meeting Location:  Ride starts at 8 am from the Chelmsford Rt-110 Dunkins, 109 Chelmsford Street, Chelmsford, MA 01824, off I-495. Get there early if you want breakfast, please gas up before the ride starts.

      Lunch Location: Kimball Farms, Rt-124 Jaffrey NH. Event Mileage / Time: 138 miles / 4:40 hrs. (not including lunch)

      Special Announcement Regarding COVID-19 
      At the time of this posting (April 2021), wide-spread distribution of the vaccines brings hope that life may soon return to (normal?).  However, everything is fluid, so we’re asking everyone to be prepared for possible procedural changes. 

      To create a safe and enjoyable event for everyone, we are asking all participants to agree to the following:

      1. Each person will be responsible for monitoring their own health.  If you feel sick, or if you've been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive, please stay home. 
      2. Use hand sanitizer and practice hand washing during the event and before every meal.
      3. Bring a mask and be prepared to follow local guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.
      4. Event plans and procedures may be subject to change based on new requirements.

      Registration/Fees
      There are no registration fees, but please register online so we have an idea of how many people to expect.  

      Questions
      Contact the event organizer Kevin Martin at cog145@comcast.net.  

      Please check the COG Forums for additional announcements and conversations: Forums > Ride Time > Northeast Events or follow this Link.


      • 07/03/2021
      • (EDT)
      • 07/05/2021
      • (EDT)
      • 315 Holston Rd Wytheville, VA. 24382
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      4th of July Weekend
      My local club is planning this trip, and you're invited to join us.  There is a Shamrock Tour of Wytheville with GPS files and article available from RoadRunner magazine (if you're a subscriber). Also, check out the rides posted at ClawoftheDragon.com
                                                                       - Jason Kaplitz (aka gsjay)

      Lodging
      We'll be staying at the Comfort Inn in Wytheville, VA I have rooms block under "Johnstown Motorcycle Group."  You must call the motel direct to get group rate (276) 228-4488.

      Special Announcement Regarding COVID-19 
      At the time of this posting (early 2021), there is hope that this pandemic will be brought under control in 2021.  However, no one is certain what the world will look like in 2021, so we’re asking everyone to be prepared for possible changes. 

      To create a safe and enjoyable event for everyone, we are asking all participants to agree to the following:

      1. Each person will be responsible for monitoring their own health.  If you feel sick, or if you've been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive, please stay home. 
      2. Use hand sanitizer and practice hand washing during the event and before every meal.
      3. Bring a mask and be prepared to follow local guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.
      4. Event plans and procedures may be subject to change based on new requirements.

      Registration/Fees
      There are no registration fees, but we are asking everyone to register online so we have an idea of how many people to expect.  

      Questions
      Contact the event organizer Jason Kaplitz at gsjay@kaplitz.com.  

      Please check the COG Forums for additional announcements and conversations: Forums > Ride Time > Northeast Events or follow this Link.

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      • 07/09/2021
      • (CDT)
      • 07/11/2021
      • (CDT)
      • Beauford T. Anderson Park | 101 Church St., Soldiers Grove, WI 54655
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      Gathering on the Green
      This "signature" COG event will once again be held at the Beauford T. Anderson Park in Soldiers Grove, WI.  The "Gathering" officially starts on Friday afternoon, but if past is prologue, people will begin arriving and setting up camp on Thursday.  

      Camping and Lodging
      Camping at the village park is first come/first serve.  Two interior areas provide hook-ups for larger campers and recreational vehicles.  You can pay and receive your camping permit at the Village Office during open hours, or at Campbell's One Stop Gas Station

      If you're not into camping, alternative accommodations include the nearby Country Gardens Motel (608-624-3254), or The Roth House B&B (608-624-3884). 

      Food
      Simple cookouts will be organized on Friday and Saturday night, along with breakfast on Saturday morning - with participants kicking in to defray the cost of groceries.  Coolers and ice will be available to chill any liquid refreshments you may choose to bring. 

      Please register for the event online to help us get a headcount and plan the amount of food needed for the cookouts

      Special Announcement Regarding COVID-19
      At the time of this posting (March 2021), wide-spread vaccinations hold promise for ending this pandemic, but it won't happen overnight.  Therefore, we're asking everyone to be prepared for possible procedural changes.

      To create a safe and enjoyable event for everyone, all participants must agree to the following:

      1. Each person will be responsible for monitoring their own health.  If you feel sick, or if you've been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive, please stay home. 
      2. Use hand sanitizer and practice hand washing during the event and before every meal.
      3. Bring a mask and be prepared to follow local guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.
      4. Event plans and procedures may be subject to change based on new requirements.

      Registration & Fees 
      Registration will be done online through the COG website.  There are no registration fees, but we're asking everyone to register online so we have an idea of how much food will be needed.  Donations will be accepted at the event to help defray the cost of groceries.   
      Online registration will close at 11:59 pm CDT on Thursday, July 1, 2021
      .

      Cancellation Policy  
      If you must cancel after registration closes (July 1), please send an email to Dave McClurg at dmcclurg@wi.rr.com.   

      Questions & Additional Information
      Contact the event organizer Dave McClurg at dmcclurg@wi.rr.com Also, please look for additional announcements/conversations on the COG forum at: Forums > Ride Time > North Central Events or follow this link.   


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      • 07/17/2021
      • (EDT)
      • Kent Park and Ride - I-84, Exit 58 (NY)
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      Independence Ride | Big W BBQ Meet n Greet

      This is the annual COG NE Independence Ride for BBQ... with a twist for 2021.  We have changed it up by doing a ride first (with a bit of local Revolutionary War history), followed by a group lunch at Big W BBQ. 

      Independence Ride

      The Independence Ride will follow the 42 mile route Sybil Ludington made on horseback during a rainy night in 1777 to rally the militia and alert them to the British attack of Danbury, CT.  Read about Sybil and the ride we will take in this short Backroads Magazine article: 
      https://issuu.com/backroadsmagazine/docs/may2013/16

      We will meet-up (or "muster" as they would say during the Revolutionary) at the Kent Park & Ride - Exit 58 (Ludingtonville Rd) off I-84 in New York around 10:00 am, and depart promptly at 10:30 am.  This map shows the route we will take, including the ride afterwards to the Big W BBQ (a GPX file will be available). You can also meet the group at Big W BBQ.


      If you're interested in the Independence Ride, and you're coming from either the NYC area or the CT area, there will be a group ride from each area to the Kent Park & Ride - Exit 58 (the muster Location).  The Park & Ride is on Ludingtonville Rd, just north of I-84 overpass.  See additional details below.

      Group Ride - White Plains NY to Muster Location
      Departing promptly at 9:00 am from the Dunkin Donuts at 755 N Broadway (RT 22), White Plains, NY 10603.  Arrive early if you plan to get food.  More info: email Terry Faherty or call 917 837 6634 (leave message)

      Group Ride - Waterbury CT to Muster Location
      Departing promptly at 9:00 am from the Family Fusion Deli at 702 Chase Pkwy, Waterbury, CT 06708.  Arrive early if you plan to get food. More info: email Steve Smith or call 203 720 7575 (leave message).
         

      Big W BBQ Meet n Greet 

      Following the Independence Ride, we will arrive at the Big W Roadside BBQ in Wingdale, NY around 1:30 pm for a meet n greet and lunch.  

      Special Announcement Regarding COVID-19 
      At the time of this posting (April 2021), widespread distribution of vaccines brings hope that life will soon return to normal.  However, the situation is fluid, so we’re asking everyone to be prepared for possible changes. 

      To create a safe and enjoyable event for everyone, we are asking all participants to agree to the following:

      1. Each person will be responsible for monitoring their own health.  If you feel sick, or if you've been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive, please stay home. 
      2. Use hand sanitizer and practice hand washing during the event and before every meal.
      3. Bring a mask and be prepared to follow local guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.
      4. Event plans and procedures may be subject to change based on new requirements.

      Registration/Fees
      There are no registration fees, but we are asking everyone to register online so we have an idea of how many people to expect, and to be able to contact via email if there are changes or cancelation due to inclement weather.
       

      Questions
      Contact the event organizers with any questions
      Terry Faherty at tmcefah@aol.com
      Steve Smith at nead@concours.org   

      Please check the COG Forums for additional announcements and conversations: Forums > Ride Time > Northeast Events or follow this Link.


      • 07/29/2021
      • (EDT)
      • 08/01/2021
      • (EDT)
      • Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground | 59 Motorcycle Dr., Canton, NC 28716
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      Beat the Heat Social
      Come on up to the Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground to Beat The Heat. This social will be held July 29-August 1. Phone: 828-235-8350 If they don't pick-up, leave a message and they will call you back. Tent camping $15 for one person, $22 for two people. Cabins $49.95 or $66 for one with a bathroom. The kitchen is not going to be open this year so that's kind of a bummer. If anyone wants to organize a cookout please let me know.

      Special Announcement Regarding COVID-19 
      At the time of this posting (May 2021), widespread distribution of vaccines brings hope that life will soon return to normal.  However, the situation is fluid, so we’re asking everyone to be prepared for possible changes. 

      To create a safe and enjoyable event for everyone, we are asking all participants to agree to the following:

      1. Each person will be responsible for monitoring their own health.  If you feel sick, or if you've been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive, please stay home. 
      2. Use hand sanitizer and practice hand washing during the event and before every meal.
      3. Bring a mask and be prepared to follow local guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.
      4. Event plans and procedures may be subject to change based on new requirements.

      Registration/Fees
      There are no registration fees, but we are asking everyone to register online so we have an idea of how many people to expect.  

      Questions
      Contact the event organizer Philip Illingworth at philip.illingworth@gmail.com.  

      Please check the COG Forums for additional announcements and conversations: Forums > Ride Time > Southeast Events or follow this Link.

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      • 07/30/2021
      • (CDT)
      • 08/01/2021
      • (CDT)
      • 5523 Birchdale Rd, Brainerd, MN 56401
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      We're still working on the details for this event, but we wanted to get this posted so you could add it to your calendar (link above).  Please check back for updates and additional information. 

      MotoAmerica Superbike Racing

      After a prolonged hiatus of 17 years, MotoAmerica, North America's premier motorcycle road racing series, is bringing Superbike racing back to Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota, July 30-August 1, with the announcement that the series and all five of its classes will return to the land of 10,000 lakes for round seven of the 2021 MotoAmerica HONOS Superbike Series. 

      Additional race information can be found on BIR's website.  Tickets are now available for purchase online

      If anyone wants to meet up, Jeff Kerkow and Tom Weglarz will set up their RV's late Friday morning (7/30) at the racetrack in the remote camping area (likely somewhere in the purple area circled in the map below).

      Randy Schafer (rides1zg@aol.com) is planning to lead a group ride out of the Twin Cities.  Time and location TBD (check back for additional information).

      The light blue lines show the bridge into the infield.  Finding us shouldn't be hard, just look for the large COG banner. 


      Camping and Lodging
      Camping is free with a multi-day ticket.  Shower trailers and bathrooms were available the last time I was there.  Jeff and Tom will have power for charging gadgets. 

      Food
      Food will be determined once we have a headcount (so please register if you're planning to attend).  We will have grills, kitchens, coolers for "beverages", etc. 

      Please register for the event online to help us get a headcount and plan the amount of food needed for the cookouts

      Special Announcement Regarding COVID-19 
      At the time of this posting (March 2021), wide-spread vaccinations hold promise for ending this pandemic, but it won't happen overnight.  Therefore, we're asking everyone to be prepared for possible procedural changes.

      To create a safe and enjoyable event for everyone, all participants must agree to the following:

      1. Each person will be responsible for monitoring their own health.  If you feel sick, or if you've been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive, please stay home. 
      2. Use hand sanitizer and practice hand washing during the event and before every meal.
      3. Bring a mask and be prepared to follow local guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.
      4. Event plans and procedures may be subject to change based on new requirements.

      Registration & Fees 
      Registration will be done online through the COG website.  There are no registration fees, but we're asking everyone to register online so we have an idea of how much food will be needed.  Donations will be accepted at the event to help defray the cost of groceries.    
      Online registration will close at 11:59 pm CDT on Friday, July 23, 2021
      .

      Questions & Additional Information

      For questions regarding the weekend events, contact either of your event hosts: Jeff Kerkow at jkerkow@outlook.com or Tom Weglarz at tomgweglarz@gmail.com

      For questions regarding the group ride out of the Twin Cities, contact Randy Schafer at rides1zg@aol.com.

      Also, please look for additional announcements/conversations on the COG forum at: Forums > Ride Time > North Central Events or follow this link.  

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      • 08/07/2021
      • (CDT)
      • McDonalds | 211 State Hwy 83, Delafield, WI 53018
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      Baraboo Hills Ride
      Please plan to join us for this annual day-ride over to the Baraboo Hills region and check out some of the most beautiful and winding roads in the state. 

      We'll meet at the McDonald's restaurant at the intersection of I-94 and Hwy 83 west of Waukesha at 9:00 am, and then head west to Devils Lake and loop back through the Spring Green/Mount Horeb area.  For those starting out from the Waukesha area, we should be back around 6:00 pm. 

      As usual, you can pickup the ride in progress at the Merrimac Ferry (north side of the river) around 10:30 am.  If we're lucky, Deb Delforge will again host an afternoon lunch at her home in New Glarus.    

      I hope to see you there!

                                                                Dave McClurg, AAD-WI

      Special Announcement Regarding COVID-19
      At the time of this posting (March 2021), wide-spread vaccinations hold promise for ending this pandemic, but it won't happen overnight.  Therefore, we're asking everyone to be prepared for possible procedural changes. 

      To create a safe and enjoyable event for everyone, all participants must agree to the following:

      1. Each person will be responsible for monitoring their own health.  If you feel sick, or if you've been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive, please stay home. 
      2. Use hand sanitizer and practice hand washing during the event and before every meal.
      3. Bring a mask and be prepared to follow local guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.
      4. Event plans and procedures may be subject to change based on new requirements.
      Questions
      Contact Dave McClurg at dmcclurg@wi.rr.com with any questions.  

      For additional information about this event, and/or to join in the conversation on the forum:  Forums > Ride Time > North Central Events (or follow this Link)

      • 08/12/2021
      • (EDT)
      • 08/15/2021
      • (EDT)
      • Marlinton Motor Inn | 21507 Seneca Trail Marlinton, WV 24954
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      Dog Days Weekend
      This is a weekend ride-in with limited planned activities (other than riding the great roads of West Virginia).  Please mark your calendars and check back for additional information.

      The riding in this area continues to be AWESOME!!!!  219 North & South is great!  39 East and West is great!!  The Highland Scenic Highway is great!  We rode to Lewisburg, WV one Saturday and had a great time and lunch at the Del Sol Cafe.  I recommend it!

      Oh, and the Mountain's won't disappoint cooling you off!  Even if you're coming from somewhere that's been oppressively hot, pack something for under your riding jacket. 

      Lodging
      Rooms at the Marlinton Motor Inn are all in the $70.00/night range depending on what you pick.  Make sure to mention you're with the Concours Owners Group to get the group rate. 

      Registration & Fees 
      Registration opens on January 1, 2021 and is FREE!! 
      Everyone will cover their own food, drink, and lodging expense.  No organized group dinner.... However, we will all go to an onsite restaurant at the same time one evening.    Although there are no registration fees, we are asking everyone to register so we have a headcount.       
      Online registration will close at 11:59 pm CDT on Thursday, August 11, 2021.

      Cancellation Policy  
      If you need to cancel at the last minute, please send an email to Jason Kaplitz at gsjay@kaplitz.com.

      Questions
      Contact Jason Kaplitz at gsjay@kaplitz.com.  Also, please look for additional announcements/conversations on the COG forums at: Forums > Ride Time > Northeast Events (Link).

      Tourist Information: https://www.pocahontascountywv.com/

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      • 08/13/2021
      • (CDT)
      • 08/15/2021
      • (CDT)
      • A Shack on Horseshoe Lake near Pine River, MN | Pine River, MN 56474

      Registration closed pending final approval.  Please feel free to add to your calendar, and check back for updates. 

      Back to the Shack
      It's the annual ride up to the serene land on Horseshoe Lake near Pine River, MN. Explore the roads that wind around the lakes and Jack pines of the north, returning to the shack for some R&R, grillin' and chillin' and b.s.in' around the bonfire. Take in the complimentary north woods ambiance of fresh air, loons, beavers, eagles, bullfrogs and other wildlife.

      Whatever motorcycle you ride, dual sport, adventure tourer or road bike, there are plenty of trails and roads to explore. The Shack is near the central part of the TMAT route (Trans Minnesota Adventure Tour) and there are plenty of state land with trails and old logging roads for the adventurist.

      More details will be posted as they develop.

      Camping and Lodging
      Bring your camping gear and find a spot near the shack.  If you're not into camping, lodging can be found in the town of Pine River, MN. 

      Food
      Everyone will be on their own for meals.

      Special Announcement Regarding COVID-19
      While there are signs that this pandemic will be brought under control in 2021, none of the medical experts are ready to commit to an exact date.  As such, some procedural changes may be required to help everyone feel more comfortable and safer while we are all under the threat of COVID-19.  We anticipate that mask requirements may still be in place, so please plan to bring your own mask/face covering for when you are in public places or in close proximity to others. 

      To create a safe and enjoyable event for everyone, all participants must agree to the following:

      1. Each person will be responsible for monitoring their own health.  If you have a fever, coughing, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, and/or body aches, or if you have been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive, please stay at home.
      2. Use hand sanitizer and practice hand washing during the event and before every meal.
      3. SOCIAL DISTANCING and MASKS may be required.
      4. The event plans and procedures may be subject to change based on new requirements.

      Registration & Fees 
      Registration will be done online through the COG website.  There are no registration fees, but we're asking everyone to register online so we have a headcount.     
      Online registration will close at 11:59 pm CDT on Thursday, August 12, 2021
      .

      Cancellation Policy  
      If you must cancel after registration closes (August 12), please send an email to Randy Schafer at rides1zg@aol.com so we know a bear didn't get you. 

      Questions & Additional Information
      Contact the event organizer Randy Schafer at rides1zg@aol.com.  Also, please look for additional announcements/conversations on the COG forum at: Forums > Ride Time > North Central Events or follow this link.   

      For the exact location of the shack, contact Randy Schafer at rides1zg@aol.com.

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      • 08/26/2021
      • (CDT)
      • 08/29/2021
      • (CDT)
      • S2020A County Highway U, Waumandee, WI 54622
      • 15
      Register

      Buffalo County Rally
      This event is located in the upper North Central region.  The rally is located in the unincorporated town of Waumandee, WI in an area with some of Wisconsin's finest rolling hills and winding roads. Waumandee is located approximately 1 hour north of La Crosse, 2 hours SE of the Twin Cities, and 15 miles east of the Mississippi River.  This area is considered the northern half of the Wisconsin non-glaciated area.  

      Whether you camp or stay in a cabin, be sure to bring a camp chair for sitting around the campfire in the evening.

      Area Attractions include, but are not limited to:

      Weather: Normally dry and cool; highs upper 70's/Low 80's with 50-60 degree evening temps.  BUT as always, check the local forecast before traveling.

      Lodging & Camping
      The BUFFALO COUNTY RESORT has both on-site camping and cabins. (www.buffalocountyresort.com), 608-626-2371 (4pm-10pm Wed-Sun) or 612-232-4528 (4pm-8pm any day). 
      Camping and Cabins localized and close rally central where the campfire and meals will be served.  Cabins are roomy and nicely furnished. 

      Camping is $20/night, no reservation required.

      Cabins approx. $100/night (2 adults).  Six cabins will be held until 5/1 for COG members only; after based on availability.  A bunkhouse with 4 double-bunks for $150 night is also available.

      Motorhomes are welcome but NO HOOK UPS are available. 

      Food

      Coolers with ice will be available for your beverage of choice.  Bottled water will be provided (no soda). 

      • Thursday evening: Something simple, like gourmet hot dogs, beans, kraut and all the condiments
      • Friday/Saturday/Sunday morning: Cook your own breakfast sandwhich
      • Friday evening: Burgers/brats with a side
      • Saturday evening: Chicken thighs, corn, some type of dessert
      • Optional: There is a restaurant/bar on site that can serve evening meals 

      Special Announcement Regarding COVID-19 
      At the time of this posting (January 2021), there are promising signs that this pandemic will be brought under control in 2021.  However, because no one is certain what the world will look like in 2021, we’re asking everyone to be prepared for possible procedural changes. 

      To create a safe and enjoyable event for everyone, all participants will be expected to adhere to the following guidelines:

      1. Be responsible for monitoring your own health.  If you feel sick, or if you've been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive, please stay home. 
      2. Use hand sanitizer and practice hand washing during the event and before every meal.
      3. Bring a mask and be prepared to follow local guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.
      4. Be flexible.  Event plans and procedures may be subject to change based on new requirements.

      Registration 
      The registration limit for this inaugural COG event is 25, and will be limited to members only (paid club members, associate members, and their guests). There are no registration fees, but space is limited, so we are asking everyone to register online.  Donations for food is/will be very much appreciated.  

      Registration closes at 11:59pm on 08/18/2021. 

      Questions
      Contact the event organizers Kim Neises at kimsueneises@gmail.com, or Jeff Hoff at jahoffa11@hotmail.com.    

      For additional announcements/conversations, please join the conversation in the COG Forums: Forums > Ride Time > North Central Events or follow this Link.


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      • 09/09/2021
      • (EDT)
      • 09/12/2021
      • (EDT)
      • Two Wheels of Suches Motorcycle Campground | 1915 State Hwy 60 Suches, GA 30572
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      Run with the Wolf
      The 2021, 27th edition of Run with the Wolf is open for registration.  This year’s rally committee is made up of Mike Laven and Ron Simmons (with guidance and support from Jerry Holland).

      All are welcome to this four day rally, so if you are considering a full membership in the Concours Owners Group (COG), please come and meet us, see how we do things in SECOG, and maybe you'll be convinced to become a member.  We might grow on you, and you'll meet some great people who love to ride. 

      If you are unable to come for the full four days, come for as long as you can. But please don't miss the biggest rally in the southeast area.  Hopefully this year will be beautiful weather and we can have a full house (and be on the downside of COVID, dog gone it!).

      The Southeast members are known to enjoy a good bonfire, so we'll have a large common area for our nightly fire.  As our members are also known to go late into the night around the fire, we've made arrangements to have a good supply of wood available.  SECOG members are the most experienced campers in all of COG, so expect all of the usual things that we like.  

      Food
      Included in the rally fee is a Saturday night banquet BBQ dinner catered by the TWoS staff.  Remember to wear the wristband you will receive at check-in to the banquet dinner (no wristband = no dinner).  Having a headcount is also crucial for the TWoS staff to plan for our meal (so please try to register early!).

      Camping & Lodging

      Camping
      Two Wheels of Suches (TWoS), also known as TWO (Two Wheels Only), has been totally remodeled, featuring all new bath houses and rest rooms, and the main lodge has gone through a complete rebuild, with a new kitchen and loft sleeping quarters.  Due to issues surrounding Covid and downturn of attendance this past year and need to support TWO, the camping rate is now $15 over night.  Dang - that's reasonable! 

      Once again this year, TWoS will have 3 camp sites that will have electricity available for those who need it (e.g., if you have a CPAP or a need where electricity is important to your health).

      You don't need to make reservations if you are tent camping.  

      Cabins 
      TWoS also has 8 cabins available for booking.  These will go fast, so make your reservation as soon as possible.

      To check on availability or make a reservation for one of the cabins or a lodge room, use TWoS' new online booking system at https://twowheelsofsuches.com/contact-us/ or call (706) 973-1671.  

      Lodge Rooms
      TWoS also has a limited number of lodge rooms available on a first come first served basis.  Make your reservations early for a lodge room or a cabin if you don't plan to tent camp.  Mention COG when booking a cabin or lodge room.  

      RV Parking
      There is limited RV parking but NO hookups at TWoS.  If you need/want hookups, there are other camping resorts nearby.  Please google those.

      Special Announcement Regarding COVID-19 
      At the time of this posting (early 2021), there is hope that this pandemic will be brought under control in 2021.  However, no one is certain what the world will look like in 2021, so we’re asking everyone to be prepared for possible changes. 

      To create a safe and enjoyable event for everyone, we are asking all participants to agree to the following:

      1. Each person will be responsible for monitoring their own health.  If you feel sick, or if you've been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive, please stay home. 
      2. Use hand sanitizer and practice hand washing during the event and before every meal.
      3. Bring a mask and be prepared to follow local guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.
      4. Event plans and procedures may be subject to change based on new requirements.

      Registration/Fees
      Registration fee is $30.00 for COG Members/Associate Members, and $40.00 for guests and non-members (including Forum-Only subscribers).

      When you arrive, look for the COG check in point on the deck to the left of the lodge.  At check-in, you will receive a wristband that will be needed for the banquet dinner on Saturday.  Look forward to seeing you there!

      Registration closes at 11:59 pm (EDT) on September 1, 2021.  

      Cancellation/Refund Policy 
      Cancellations will be accepted up through September 1, 2021.  Refunds will be paid by check (minus a $10 administration fee) and sent via USPS after the event.  There will be no refunds for cancellations made after 09/01/21.  

      Questions
      Contact rally host Mike Laven at bugnut@aol.com or call (813) 727-2394.  

      Please check the COG Forums for additional announcements and conversations: Forums > Ride Time > Southeast Events, or follow this Link.


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      • 09/16/2021
      • (CDT)
      • 09/19/2021
      • (CDT)
      • Huzzah Valley Resort | 970 E Hwy 8, Steelville, MO 65565
      • 21
      Registration closed pending final approval.  Please feel free to add to your calendar, and check back for updates.  

      The Spider Ride
      Please mark your calendars and plan on joining us for the COG 2021 Spider Ride.  

      Once again, ride headquarters will be at the Huzzah Valley Resort (Pavilion #1). The Huzzah Valley Resort (Map) is located approximately 8 miles east of Steelville, Missouri on MO-Route 8 at the Huzzah Creek (Big Red Barn).

      Camping
      For 2021, we have once again reserved camping near Pavilion #1.  However, note that all meals will be served at Pavilion #2 (larger than Pavilion #1 which we've used in prior years); Please pay your camping fee (~$13.00/night) at the OFFICE upon arrival. Flush toilets and pay showers are available and close by.

      Lodging
      Huzzah Valley has cabins for rent. Check their website or call (1-800-367-4516) for more information and availability. There are also motels close by in Cuba and Potosi, Missouri.

      Riding

      Pretty damn good! That's why we're here.  Maps and routes will be available.

      Food

      Note: For 2021, all meals (including Saturday evening) will be served in Pavilion #2
      Friday Evening - Burgers & Brats, baked beans and potato salad
      Saturday Evening - Pork steaks, baked potato, corn on the cob, side salad, and apple cobbler
      Friday, Saturday & Sunday morning - Coffee and breakfast sandwiches
      All weekend - Soft drinks will be provided

      Special Announcement Regarding COVID-19 
      At the time of this posting (December 2020), there are signs that this pandemic will be brought under control in 2021.  However, no one knows for sure what 2021 will hold for us.  As such, some procedural changes may be required to help everyone feel more comfortable and safer while we are all under the threat of COVID-19.  We anticipate that mask requirements may still be in place, so please plan to bring your own mask/face covering for when you are in public places or in close proximity to others. 

      To create a safe and enjoyable event for everyone, all participants must agree to the following:

      1. Each person will be responsible for monitoring their own health.  If you have a fever, coughing, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, and/or body aches, or if you have been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive, please stay at home.
      2. Use hand sanitizer and practice hand washing during the event and before every meal.
      3. SOCIAL DISTANCING and MASKS may be required.
      4. The event plans and procedures may be subject to change based on new requirements.
      Registration
      Registration will close at 11:59 pm on Thursday, September 9th
      $40 for members
      $50 for non-members

      Cancellation & Refund Policy
      Cancellations will be accepted up through Thursday, September 9, 2021.
      Refunds will be paid by check (minus a $10 administration fee) and sent via USPS after the event.
      There will be no refunds on cancellations made after 09/09/21.

      Questions
      Contact the event organizer Gary Mazzola at gmazzola@sbcglobal.net or phone (314) 606-2233.  Also, please look for additional announcements/conversations on the COG forum at: Forums > Ride Time > North Central Events or follow this link.   

      |+20210919|

      • 10/08/2021
      • (CDT)
      • 10/10/2021
      • (CDT)
      • Sparta Family Restaurant | 741 Avon Rd Sparta, WI
      Register

      We’ll be running the 27th Annual Hunt for Red October, our biggest event of the riding season, from Friday, October 8th through Sunday October 10th. For those that can join us on Friday, we’ll have an impromptu dinner (perhaps pizzas again this year) at the Don Q Inn.  We’ll still meet for lunch on Saturday, October 9th at the Sparta Family Restaurant at the intersection of I-90 and Hwy. 27 in Sparta, and then ride a variety of great southwestern Wisconsin roads to Dodgeville as usual.     

      Lodging
      The Don Q Inn in Dodgeville, WI, which generally sets aside about 20 rooms for us at a special rate, but this year they have another event, and will only be reserving about 15 rooms that will be held for our group until September 7th, so get your reservations in early.   

      Food
      The banquet dinner on Saturday will be catered at the Don Q Inn. 

      Special Announcement Regarding COVID-19
      At the time of this posting (March 2021), wide-spread vaccinations hold promise for ending this pandemic, but it won't happen overnight.  Therefore, we're asking everyone to be prepared for possible procedural changes.  

      To create a safe and enjoyable event for everyone, all participants will be expected to adhere to the following guidelines:

      1. Be responsible for monitoring your own health.  If you feel sick, or if you've been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive, please stay home. 
      2. Use hand sanitizer and practice hand washing during the event and before every meal.
      3. Bring a mask and be prepared to follow local guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.
      4. Be flexible.  Event plans and procedures may be subject to change based on new requirements.

      Registration
      Online registration will close at 11:59 pm on Friday, October 1, 2021.

      • $30 for COG members
      • $35 for non-members (includes forum only subscribers)

      The registration fee includes the informal pizza dinner at the Don Q Inn on Friday, the catered banquet dinner on Saturday, and a ticket for the door prizes at the banquet. This is a ‘rain or shine’ event with no refunds for no-shows. 

      Late registration requests (after 10/01) must be submitted to Dave McClurg via email dmcclurg@wi.rr.com.  If a late registration request can be accommodated, the late registration fee will be $40 per person.

      Cancellation & Refund Policy
      Cancellations will be accepted up through Friday, October 1, 2021 and must be done via email.  Refunds will be paid by check (minus a $10 administration fee) and sent via USPS after the event. 
      There will be no refunds on cancellations made after October 1st
      .

      Questions
      Please contact Dave McClurg at dmcclurg@wi.rr.com

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      |+20201010|

      • 10/15/2021
      • (EDT)
      • 10/18/2021
      • (EDT)
      • 30 McGraw Ave Webster Springs, Wv. 26288
      Register

      Bridge Day Weekend
      Bridge Day is the largest single day event in West Virginia!  Come and watch the Jumpers!  www.officalbridgeday.com 

      Ride your own plan or join up with others.  Lots of ADV riding in the area.  And the Roads are GREAT!
                                                                       - Jason Kaplitz (aka gsjay)

      Lodging
      We'll be staying at the Mineral Springs Motel in Webster Springs, WV, phone (304) 847-5305.   The motel is in a great location, with food, beer & gas nearby.  Also a fire Ring and BBQ grill.  Rooms are nice and roomy. 

      Special Announcement Regarding COVID-19 
      At the time of this posting (early 2021), there is hope that this pandemic will be brought under control in 2021.  However, no one is certain what the world will look like in 2021, so we’re asking everyone to be prepared for possible changes. 

      To create a safe and enjoyable event for everyone, we are asking all participants to agree to the following:

      1. Each person will be responsible for monitoring their own health.  If you feel sick, or if you've been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive, please stay home. 
      2. Use hand sanitizer and practice hand washing during the event and before every meal.
      3. Bring a mask and be prepared to follow local guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.
      4. Event plans and procedures may be subject to change based on new requirements.

      Registration/Fees
      There are no registration fees, but we are asking everyone to register online so we have an idea of how many people to expect.  

      Questions
      Contact the event organizer Jason Kaplitz at gsjay@kaplitz.com.  

      Please check the COG Forums for additional announcements and conversations: Forums > Ride Time > Northeast Events or follow this Link.

      |+20211018|


      • 10/23/2021
      • 11:30 AM (CDT)
      • Bluegrass Barbecue | 2709 Moody Pkwy (U.S. Hwy 411), Moody, AL 35004
      Register


      Ride to Eat / Eat to Ride @ Bluegrass Barbeque
      The Bluegrass Barbecue is east of Birmingham, not far from Barber Motorsports.  Following lunch, join me on either some twisty country roads in this area, OR with a little arm twisting, I could be talked into heading over to The Barber Motorsports Museum.   

                                                                           - David (aka, Road Runner)

      Special Announcement Regarding COVID-19
      At the time of this posting (January 2021), there are signs that this pandemic will be brought under control in 2021.  However, no one is certain what the world will look like in 2021, so we’re asking everyone to be prepared for possible procedural changes. 

      To create a safe and enjoyable event for everyone, all participants must agree to the following:

      1. Each person will be responsible for monitoring their own health.  If you feel sick, or if you've been in close contact with someone who has recently tested positive, please stay home. 
      2. Use hand sanitizer and practice hand washing during the event and before every meal.
      3. Bring a mask and be prepared to follow local guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.
      4. Event plans and procedures may be subject to change based on new requirements.
      Questions
      Contact the event organizer David Hamil (aka, Road Runner) at david.l.hamil@gmail.com

      For additional information about this event, and/or to join in the conversation on the forum:  Forums > Ride Time > Southeast Events (or follow this Link)

      • 06/06/2022
      • (UTC-12:00)
      • 06/10/2022
      • (UTC-12:00)
      • TBA

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