NAGN Spring Blue Ridge M&G!

 29 May
 Meadows Of Dan, VA
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 Michael Hirsh
To attend this event, you have to join the forum, and state their intentions on going, how many, camping or hotel...... The more the merrier, but we need to keep a head count. We have a name!!! Why Blue Ridge M&G? This annual M&G Can be held along the Blue Ridge Parkway from Front Royal Va to the Smoky Mountains going into Tennessee!! The hopes for the event will be that it will be hosted by a different member each year, at or near where the potential host/hostess lives anywhere along or near the 500+ miles of some of the best riding roads in the country. Any event held near this stretch of road must be a great event based on what the whole area has to offer riders and campers alike!! Even if you just enjoy the view on the way into the event or on your way home from the event. The Blue Ridge is centrally located for those in the north and the south, and even for our family in the mid-west. The Blue Ridge Mountains cover such a large area that it should be easy to find volunteers to host a NAGN Spring Blue Ridge M&G every year, for years to come! Why the spring time?? Many reasons……. The summer months are busy with other events, vacations or this is other people’s busy time and can’t get away. For me, the best reason is there is nothing so breathtaking as the flowing trees and shrubs along the Blue Ridge Mountain Range. If you like fall rides with the colored leaves, then you’ll love the Flowing Dogwoods and wild rhododendrons in bloom, which are just a couple of the many wonderful sights you will see in this beautiful area in the spring. Temperatures are generally in the mid to high 70's during the day and high 50's to 60's at night toward the end of May, so wether you are riding, sitting near the community fire pit or snuggled in your sleeping bag in your tent, the weather should be perfect for all our needs. So What are the when’s and where’s of this M&G? Based on a past poll and many discussions with others, I have selected the weekend of May 29, 30th and 31st of 2015 for this First annual Spring Blue Ridge M&G. Taking largely what Dusty boots had to say about the amount of campgrounds open in the north for those traveling from far away, having a place to stay and rest during their trip. I love to see as many people as possible to show up for any event anywhere, but all is for not if we don’t do this with the safety and comfort of our membership that attend first and foremost always!!! So anything earlier in May just wasn’t possible as it would restrict our Brothers and Sisters to the north. Any later in the year and we start getting into other events that we all might partake in around the country. Where is the event being held? Willville Campgrounds, Route 58 (1510 Jeb Stuart Highway ) - Meadows of Dan, Virginia 24120 (Exit Route 58 West off the Blue Ridge Parkway (Mile Marker 177.7) 3/4 of a mile on the left) Map Cost for camping is $10 per person per night. Electric is sporadic throughout the grounds (Bring extension cord). No reservations are needed, just sign up so we can have an accurate head count for the camp host as I communicate the group needs. We will have free use of the campgrounds pavilion for the weekend, which has water and electric, a gas grill and plenty of shaded dry picnic tables. This camp ground is a motorcycle only campgrounds. If you have an RV, posted information regarding RV sites is below. Food: Friday night there will be Hamburgers, Homemade Bratwurst, Chips and sides, ice cold beer or soda Saturday night BBQ – Smoked ribs, pulled pork, smoked Turkey, baked beans, Smoked Mac & Cheese, and we need to pry that Potato salad recipe from Buckfurracks Wife and I’ll make my best attempt at making it….. The best you ever had, I promise you!! Breakfast: Pancakes and bacon served every morning along with hot coffee. Cost of food: Donation! More on what the Donations will be used for later. There are a couple small Cottages and a “Bunkhouse” that can be rented on site at Willville campgrounds. In the local area there are other cabin rentals, motels, RV camping, gas, stores and restaurants for all your various needs. Motel Info: Blue Ridge Motel, 2295 Jeb Stuart Hwy Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 (276) 952-2244 Price for 1 person room $46 +$4 tax = $50 Total 2 people w 2 beds in a room is $54 + $6 tax = $60 toatal per night. RV camping info: Meadows of Dan CampGrounds 2182 Jeb Stuart Hwy, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 (276)-952-2292 You will have to call to make reservation and get prices and availablity depending on your personal needs. Both Hotel and RV camping facilities are within a mile of Willville Motorcycle camp grounds. SO Who's in!!! You can RSVP in the "Calendar of events" (Go Here) by going to the event date, and clicking on the event, and clicking the RSVP button!!! You can RSVP on any date of the event. We would love to see everyone there!!!!

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