Vintage Motorcycle Ride // August 9, 2014

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Was your bike manufactured before the 1990’s? Are you available Saturday, August 9th? Would you like to ride along a picturesque pre-planned tree-lined route 150 miles from the nearest New York City taxi cab?

If you answered yes to all of the above then RSVP as soon as you can with organizer Jack Cole for the annual Covered Bridge Ride. Last year’s ride saw more than 60 vintage bike owners show up, and while there is space for more riders, there isn’t infinite space.

Customers have been telling us about this low-key, upstate ride for the last two years. And there’s a rumor that this—the 5th running—might be the last. The day consists of two loops, both starting and ending in Walton, NY—about 150 miles upstate. Jack Coke and his wife Sue are hosting coffee at the morning rider meeting at 9:30 in Walton. It’s not a group ride but a pre-planned, self-guided route that traces through the best twisty back roads Delaware and Otsego counties have to offer. In between the AM and PM loops lunch will be served in Walton.

Some will ride up Friday afternoon and stay in one of the area’s many glamorous motor lodges. We’ll likely have a group of riders departing from the store at the crack of down the morning of the event. Let us know if you’re planning to come so we get enough coffee.

*Correction: An earlier version of this post stated that breakfast would be served. Only coffee and donuts will be available pre-ride. Don’t show up hungry there’s going to be a lot of riding to do!