Announcing the Third annual TurtlePalooza!
June 13-15, 2014 Bryson City, NC
Mark your calendars for the weekend of June 13th through 15th, 2014. Let's see how many TW200's we can get together this time!
The location has changed since last year. We'll be staying at the Ridgetop Motel in Bryson City, NC. You are also welcome to stay at another hotel in the area or camp at one of the many nearby campgrounds. The Ridgetop is comparable to the motel we stayed at in Townsend last year. If you are looking for more mainstream accommodations there is a Mictrotel and a Sleep Inn nearby, but they will be quite a bit more expensive. If you're coming in an RV, the Ridgetop does have an RV Campground.
I've blocked off 10 rooms under the name TW200. Book early in case we need more than 10 rooms. The phone number for reservations is 828-488-6335. I've arranged for a group discount rate of $49 per night plus taxes. Rooms are currently blocked off for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The block of rooms is only held until April 15th, so if you even think you might attend book now!
The Ridgetop has a pool and a guest laundry, and is located in a nice quiet spot on top of the hill in Bryson City. There are several local restaurants ranging from independent hole in the wall BBQ joint to full sit down multi course meals. Alcoholic beverages are available at a couple of gas stations in town as well as a few restaurants.
I've got routes planned for a full day of riding both Saturday and Sunday that offers a mix of street, gravel and trail. Ideally you should plan to arrive Friday afternoon or evening and leave either Sunday night or Monday morning if you want to get the most riding time out of this weekend.
If you are pretty sure you are going to attend please reply in this thread so we can see who all is coming. If you would like one of the rooms at the Ridgetop please call there direct and make sure to mention you are part of the TW200 group to get the lower rate.
You can PM me if you have any questions about the area, other accommodations, other attractions for family coming with you, etc. or call me at work at Dual Sport Touring, 865-995-9505.
This is going to be a great get together with some great people. Attendees from previous years have stories to tell their grandchildren! Don't miss out!