On Friday, July 6, riders from out of town will arrive at La Quinta, check in to their rooms, and register in the La Quinta Lobby from 3PM on for the Rumble. During and after check in, we’ll gather in the lobby and parking lot to meet and greet. At 6PM, we’ll take a leisurely ride through town and country to the Dinosaur Bar-B-Q on the Hudson River. We have a private room so a raucous time is encouraged! We’ll return to the hotel as a group, so no one will get lost!
Saturday, July 7, are the main events. At 8:30 a.m., after everyone has had an opportunity to grab a free continental breakfast in the hotel, we’ll ride to the grounds of the Capital District Farmers Market, where local riders will converge to register. There will be a choice of two rides, A local ride for scooters under 150cc (or for anyone wishing a slower pace), and another to explore the Erie Canal and the breathtaking scenery along the Mohawk River.
Please Note: Schedule subject to change depending on weather conditions
3 PM on: Hotel check-in, rally registration in the La Quinta Inn and Suites lobby
La Quinta address: 833 New Loudon Rd, Latham, NY 12110
6 p.m.:Dinner ride from hotel to Troy / Dinosaur Bar-B-Q
Address: 377 River St, Troy, NY 12180
8PM – ? Hangout at JJ Rafferty’s Bar & Grille (2 doors down from the hotel) to meet your fellow riders
JJ Raffertys Address: 847 New Loudon Rd, Latham, NY 12110
Morning thru 8:30 AM: breakfast at large (hotel offers a continental breakfast).
For those staying at the hotel, there will be a Ride from the hotel to the Capital District Farmers
Chuck Mossey of the A*Town Rumblers will lead the Ride from Laquinta
8:30–11 a.m.: Registration and socializing at Capital District farmers market
Address for Farmers Market: 381 Broadway, Menands, NY 12204
9-11 a.m. : DJ Sheldrake spins the best in vinyl ~ MOD, SKA, RNB
Rumble Along the Mohawk Ride (150cc+)
10 a.m. Kickstands Up:
Angela and Bob have put together a fabulous ride! Hill and dale through the Mohawk Valley south of the Mohawk. Wonderful country roads through lovely hills and farms, and with spectacular views of the valley from the hills. This will be our best ride yet. It’s not about a destination, but about a ride through stunning countryside on mildly curvy and hilly un-trafficked roads. We end up at Schoharie Crossing with a splendid view of the Erie Canal viaduct ruins. Lunch at an accommodating, unassuming, and inexpensive country diner, South 30 Diner. They will group tables for us. Then a straight ahead ride back on 5 south. It’s two lanes in each direction and only 55 mph. This route was tested riding an LX150. All seems fine.
The ride is about 3.5 hours; in total, 4.5 – 5 including plenty of time for lunch and gas stop. We can leave at 10 and be back at the hotel between 3 and 4. People will remember this ride, they don’t get much prettier.
The Erie Canal- Then and Now Ride (All bikes under 150cc plus any others)
11 a.m. Kickstands Up:
All new for 2018! Our ride passes through communities that thrived as a passageway between the Hudson River and the Great Lakes! Starting at the Menands Farmers Market, we will ride through Watervliet, Green Island and Cohoes. Once in Cohoes, we will stop at the remains of the historic Lock 9 of the Old Erie Canal. You will be given the chance to walk through history and we will take our group shot in front of the lock. After leaving the lock we will continue on roads that surround the old canal bed, passing by Cohoes City Hall before heading to the new Erie Canal. The Flight of Locks are the five locks that circumnavigate the mighty Cohoes Falls. We will then head south to Le Pages’ Market where we will break, to get lunch, drinks or ice cream, overlooking the spectator view of the Cohoes Falls. Now that everyone is refreshed, we will start heading back to the Farmers’ Market going through the mansions of East Hills Blvd. followed by a short ride to President Chester Arthur’s final resting place in Albany Rural Cemetery. Finally we will return to the Farmers Market. Fun fact; the canal received the dubious nickname of Clinton’s Ditch by critics.
The ride is about ; in total, . including plenty of time for lunch and gas stop. We’ll leave at 11 and estimate that we’ll be back at the Menands Market between 2:15-2:30
Saturday Night at La Quinta Inn and Suites
ALL RIDERS WELCOME!
4–6 pm: Free Time—grab an adult beverage, hang out by the pool, meet new friends
Beer is available in Grocery Stores in New York – closest to the Hotel is Price Chopper
Price Chopper address 873 New Loudon Rd, Latham, NY 12110
6–7 p.m: Dinner – Pizza & Soda provided by the A*Town Rumblers at the Hotel (BYOB)
7PM – ? Awards and Raffle drawings. Chillin. Our favorite DJ, Sheldrake spinning the best in vinyl ~ MOD, SKA, RNB (BYOB – Coolers & Ice provided)
Sunday July 8 – for those staying over in the hotel
Morning: Checkout, breakfast at large