Set for Thursday through Sunday, July 26-29, 2007 in Grand Lake Colorado.
Pasture will be at the Blue
Bird Motel 970-627-9314 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 970-627-9314 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
Cheap (for the area), mediocre lodging, but motorcycle friendly and
they have a coffee hut for a hang-out.
Plus there is some tent space available behind (you'll need a cot, the ground is pretty bumpy) and one space for full RV hook-up. The Blue Bird is a good location with easy access to HWY 34.
Two doors west of Blue Bird is the Black Bear Lodge 970-627-3654 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 970-627-3654 end_of_the_skype_highlighting which has some kitchen and family units available. Also note indoor and outdoor HOT TUBS and Saunas!
The Elk Creek Camp has Cabins, Tents and RV parking is Pet Friendly has Laundry and WIFI. 970-627-8502 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 970-627-8502 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or 1-800-ELK-CREEK begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-ELK-CREEK end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Directly behind Blue Bird is the Lake View Bed & Breakfast 970-627-1200 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 970-627-1200 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
I'm still researching local restaurants, more to come but this is a good place to start....
It CAN be chilly early mornings and evenings in the high country. Expect night time lows in the 40s and daytime temps in the mid 70s.
Rides and Destination are in the planning stage. Luckily in this part of the world, there are very few bad roads. Just point the bike in a general direction and head out! If ya miss a turn.........who cares?? There will be another.........<G>. (Thanx EZ.)Check out these rides!
National Park Pass:
Most national parks have entry fees including one of the oldest National Parks in the nation Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park. Consider getting a National Parks Pass, they're $50 and allow you and your spouse/family entry into any National Park. Buy one now and you'll be all set when you get here. Some of the other parks included are Arches, Canyonlands, Pipe Spring Monument, Cedar Breaks, Hovenweep, Natural Bridges, Dinosaur, Great Basin and many many more in across the US. To order a Pass online click here.
You can also order by phone at 1-888-GO PARKS begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-888-GO
(mailing fee of $3.95). When ordering by phone there is a $2 discount
for AAA members or a $5 discount for AARP members.
You can purchase a NPP at a Park Entrance for $80, but bring cash most are not set up for credit cards or checks.
If you are 62 (or older), you can buy a Golden Age Lifetime Pass for a one time fee of $10. But these can only be purchased at a Park Entrance with a valid Driver's license as proof of age.
This is from the Park Service FAQs:
Q. My spouse and I are each riding our own motorcycle, will one NPP cover both our entries?
A. Yes. Except at those parks that have a separate motorcycle fee, the pass admits the pass holder, spouse, parents, and children. At parks with a separate motorcycle fee, the pass allows the pass holder and any additional rider(s) on the same motorcycle.
Both Zion and Grand Canyon North have a $10 motorcycle fee.
Who is Coming:
A continually changing list of VROCers for across the globe:
Mary (Bucky) Buchholz
Ken (Nickels) Sabodish
Paul (BikeGuy1500) and Dee Jellison
Jack (Six Pack) Ward
Scott (FlyingBiker) Dedeker
Chip & Jackie Taylor
Steve (Eagle) and Brenda (Night’nGale) Gladfelter
Alan (Toa) Sciascia
Tim (Snake) & KT Acree
Lance (Auggie) Bader
Paul (Slots) Manske
Jim (Big Dawg) Thomas
Greg (GoodGreg) Giesbrecht
Mike (Utemike) Bernard
Mike (Kitoi) Gregg
Jim (Skid) & Sandy Robinson
Don (VSP) Inamasu
Steve (Sag) Gunn
Trevor (GoofyWizard) & Jill Eich
Joe (Malachi) Blanc and the one and only Corvette
Eric (El Nomad) Larson
Mr. & Mrs. Scorpion~
Mr. & Mrs. Kent (Dr. ROK) McLellen
GoodGreg & Ellen
Gary (Biker) Lamarche
Marc "Batman" Reed & Patricia Myers
Jim "Wrong Turn" Ayers
Sherm "Hooligan" Acord
Mark "Grumpa" & Mrs. McGillis
David "Scotty" & Marlene Scott
Dave "Stewey" Stambaugh
Utemike (yes you're coming, get used to it Mike)
Jerry "Slammer" Kuechmann
John "Grampa D" Hanneman
Curtis "EZ" Smith
Ed & Dianne Wing
Brett "Bartman" Koontz & Hunter
Cheryl "Wild Rose" Murray & Ron Murray
Jamey "Olmedic" Perkins
Andy “SoSoo” Backman
"Lucky" Al Mottram
If you do not see your name here EMail me I'll update it as time permits.
Thanx to Craig S. for our Potential Pin Design!!
If your travels take to East instead of West, consider stopping by Heaven on Earth for Riders, The Kickstand Lodge.
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