Announcing the first annual Townsend, TN TurtlePalooza!
Mark your calendars for the weekend of May 12th and 13th, 2012. Let's see how many TW200's we can get together at one time!
We'll be staying at the Riverstone Lodge in Townsend, TN located a 1/2 mile from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. You can see pictures of the Riverstone Lodge at http://www.alwaysonvacation.com/vacation-rentals/613771.html .
I've blocked off 12 rooms under the name TW200. Here is the breakdown of the available rooms. (Note The block of rooms will be held until mid-February at which time they will be made available to anyone else. Book early in case we need more than 12 rooms. The phone number for reservations is 800-854-7358
7 standard rooms with 2 queen beds, toilet and shower - $49.95 a night
1 standard room with 1 king bed, toilet and shower - $49.95 a night
4 standard rooms with 1 queen bed, toilet and shower - $49.95 a night
The property also has 4 Master rooms, which are larger, have 2 queen beds and a full bathtub. These larger rooms are $69.95 and have a private balcony.
The Riverstone Lodge is a nice quiet location right in Townsend, and offers an outdoor seating area and a fire pit where we can sit around and recall how great we all rode that day!
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 Riverstone Lodge please call them at 800-854-7358 and mention the TW200 rally. For those of you that wish to scout out the area on Google Maps the Riverstone Lodge is located at 8511 Highway 73 in Townsend, TN. For whatever reason Google isn't very accurate in Townsend when you use the street address so use this LINK instead.
If you know anyone who wants to come along but doesn't have a bike, GSM Motorcycle Rental is two doors down from the hotel and they rent KLR's, DR650, DR200, WR250, KLX250S, etc. Check them out at http://www.gsmmotorent.com/ or give them a call at 865-448-6090.
You can PM me if you have any questions about the area, other accommodations, other attractions for family coming with you, etc.
I'm thinking of putting together a pulled pork dinner of some sort for Saturday night. If anyone has any special food needs (Vegan, nut allergies, Gluten free, etc.) PM me directly and we'll see what we can come up with.