RALLY TIME in the Great Smoky Mountains. LTaR Eastern Rendezvous ........ FALL 2023
TICKET TO RIDE!
October 5th through the 8th
You can come in on the 4th from 12pm on to set up for the weekend.
Here we go!
Lets unpack this!
We at Lets Take a Ride believe in the RIDE!
Our rallies focus on riding!
The theme for all three days is the same each day:
Wake up, safety brief, eat breakfast and take a ride!
At 5PM there is a bike game for about an hour then dinner is served. The Vendors will be onstage in the Barn giving presentations, premiering movies and gifting their SWAG! Later that evening, everyone is free to gather around the Fire Pit or wander back to camp for a relaxing evening. Adult beverages are available in the Barn. This is an outdoor excursion experience, so there will be no live bands.
Quiet time is at 10PM. No generators after this time so tent campers can get a good nights sleep and ride hard tomorrow! At the close of the Rally we will call everyone in for the final send off! Lets Have Some FUN!
Thursday: Breakfast 7:30 to 9am - TAKE A RIDE! / 5pm "Moto Limbo" (Ride Under Bar - Bar Breaks Away From Uprights) / Dinner 6:30 to 8PM / Dinner 6:30 to 8PM / 6:15pm Vendor Presentations In The Barn / 7pm Community Fire Pit.
Friday: Breakfast 7:30 to 9am - TAKE A RIDE! / 5pm "TOAD Road" (Big Bike Skills Challenge) / 6:15pm Vendor Presentations In The Barn / 7pm Community Fire Pit.
Saturday: Breakfast 7:30 to 9am - TAKE A RIDE! / 5pm "Hog Mountain" (Individual Event To Ride To Top Of Hill) / Dinner 6:30 to 8PM / 6:15pm Vendor Presentations In The Barn / 7pm Community Fire Pit.
This year we are only sharing two suggested loops for riding (both are just over 100 miles and take riders to the most popular roads closest to camp). These GPX Tracks work in tandem with our Three Day Get-er-Done Poker Run.
It's all about
Let's Take a Ride Guys!
FALL COLORS / FALL TEMPS / OCTOBER 5TH-8TH
Food this year will be prepared by Don Stover & The Kitchen Outlaws
Pot Luck Dinner on Thursday for early birds (everyone bring something)
Breakfast - Fri / Sat / Sun
Dinner - Fri / Sat
World Class Street & Off Pavement Fall Riding Options
MABDR Presentation and documentary
Sky Med Presentation
Beer Barn On Site
GPX Suggested Tracks
True Stores Told After Each Ride By All The Riders
Full rally package – $160 On-Line-Registration
> On site registration – $185
> Day Pass / No Camping (only payable on site & cash only) - $25
That's 4 nights and 5 meals at less money than going out for one night on the town. (besides, Riding is Better!)
ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION UPGRADES:
Reserved sites with electric hookup only, no water or sewer. Limited to 28' Maximum Trailer/RV length / 1 reserved site per registration. Additional reserved site requires a separate and additional registration.
Reserved RV site electric / water (add on) no sewer. Limited to 28' Maximum Trailer/RV length / 1 reserved site per registration. Additional reserved site requires a separate and additional registration.
TOM NAGLE (ADV Bike / Dual Sport Coach) will be leading on-site training and is also an Ambassador with Back Country Discovery Routes and will be hosting the MABDR Documentary Movie.
OFF-ROAD TRAINING & ADVENTURES
“OF ALL THE PATHS YOU TAKE IN LIFE, MAKE SURE A FEW OF THEM ARE IN DIRT”- John Muir
Come join the FUN improving skills and confidence on our off pavement riding courses with our certified, experienced coaches at Motoways LLC. We'll be working with riders improving effectiveness, efficiency & safety through coaching, adding a new layer of adventure to your adventure getaway.
Day One Covers:
Proper bike set-up. “Bulletproofing” your bike for off pavement riding. Review and reinforcement of appropriate riding positions. Balancing, slow speed control, turns & maneuvers. Emergency braking. Throttle & brake turns.
Obstacle work examples:
Safe water crossings. Dealing with ruts. Tackling downed limbs or rocks. Carry higher speed more safely on gravel. Hillside work (traversing, failed hill climb recovery, etc.).
Day Two Covers:
Leveraging skills learned on Day One applying those skills in a group ride through local forests. We will be reinforcing long-term riding applications of those skills using real world diversity of terrains in a group lead ride by your coach's for the day.