We have already started receiving registrations for the 2018 Motorcycle Grand Tour of Virginia. More Sponsors are coming in and we will be branching into some new areas to make this interesting.
Please pass this site on to any Veteran’s Motorcycle Clubs, the Blue Knights, etc. Participation from these groups can go a long way in making this Tour successful, but will contribute to the amount we are able to raise for these worthy causes.
So the time we have all been waiting on is now here. Registration is NOW open for the Motorcycle Grand Tour of Virginia 2018.
A few things to remember:
- Don’t forget to nominate your veteran’s charity for the End of Tour Donation
- If you were referred by a participant, please put their name on the registration form. All referrals are worth 5 points during the Tour.
- Even if you are a passenger with a participant, you can also join in on the fun. It also gives you double the chance to win some great prizes.
I will be updating the website as to sponsors and the final percentage and points for prizes will be completed when all sponsors have been set.
Also, don’t forget that we will be having special events this year, in lieu of the Mystery Stops, and these will be worth 25 bonus points.
I hope EVERYONE had a very Merry Christmas and that no one got a lump of coal.
We are almost to a New Year and the Motorcycle Grand Tour of Virginia 2018 is getting ready to gear up and start registration in January.
This year, we want to Honor Our Veterans. If not for them, we would not have the freedom so many of us take for granted. These Men and Women and their families have sacrificed more than most of us could ever imagine. Their determination and courage is what gives us the ability to do the things that other countries can only dream about. Our wonderful nation is built on their courage and sacrifice.
We are fortunate that some of our 2017 Participants are Veteran’s themselves and I had the privilege to meet a few of them. So when you register for the Tour this year, there will be a line to put a Veteran’s Charity that you would like a portion of the Registration Fee to go to. All nominations will be verified that it is an actual Non-Profit Charity and then put into the drawing for the End of Tour Party in October.
Registration will be open on January 10th and Passports will be sent out by March 10, 2018. We are still working on Sponsors but are anticipating 40 stops for this Tour.
Remember, even if you are a passenger, you can register and earn those extra points towards the Grand Prize of $1000 at the End of Tour Party.
I will keep you posted on our progress, BUT in the meantime, have a Happy New Year’s and don’t forget to make those Resolutions (mine will be broken in about a week).
Happy New Years everyone!!!
Everyone is busy this time of year, getting ready to visit relatives or host their own Christmas. I have also been busy getting geared up for the 2018 Grand Tour and getting ready for the Holidays.
Usually, my sister hosts our Christmas gathering, she has a house big enough to hold all of our siblings, children, grandchildren and so on. But plans changed this year because she has a new granddaughter and has decided to do Christmas at her daughter’s house. It’ll be strange not celebrating at her house (basically being able to mess up her house and then go home. lol) but she actually deserves the break. She has hosted Christmas dinner for 20+ years and it has always been amazing. We have a large family and we all cook, so it was a feast to remember.
So no matter where you will be celebrating the Holidays, enjoy the company you are with. Spend that extra time with your loved ones and remember those less fortunate. We are all blessed in some way and just a little donation to a food bank, Toys for Tots or a homeless shelter can make a big difference.
We will be starting registration for the 2018 Motorcycle Grand Tour of Virginia in early January and we would like all of our followers to join in on the fun. There will be new twists to the Tour, just to make it more interesting and simplifying some of the guidelines.
So enjoy your Holiday and I will be back after Christmas!!!
As I have stated before, I’ve had a few problems with posting the past couple of months. But I am back once again.
To give everyone an update, our End of Tour Party was a wonderful event. What was even more exciting was that Pam Talbott won our Grand Prize Drawing of $1,000. So a BIG Congratulations to Pam.
We are now looking to 2018. We have several participants from the 2017 Tour that will be volunteering to help out with the 2018 Tour. We are revising some of the Guidelines for the new tour. We are trying to simplify some of them and adding some new events to make this the Best Grand Tour yet.
I’m still trying to finish all of our statistics for the upcoming tour, so even if you didn’t finish the Tour, please send your passports and receipts, it will help with new sponsorships for the upcoming Tour.
I would also like to remind everyone for the upcoming year that you DO NOT have to complete the entire tour in order to be eligible for the prizes at the End of Tour Party.
This tour was designed to promote tourism within Virginia and a give a type of guide for your travels. It’s suppose to be fun, take your time, relax and enjoy the view type of Tour and the best part is you do it at your own pace.
So I’ll be back tomorrow with some more info about the upcoming Tour.
Have a GREAT DAY!!!
Well, it’s been quite a while, but we are back in business.
We had our 4th and Last Mystery Stop in Virginia Beach at the Neptune Festival and everyone had a great time. Most stayed in the area for the entire weekend and this was the last stop for most.
Now we have the End of Tour Party at Dominion Raceway on November 4th. Don’t forget that I need passports no later than the 20th of October so I can get all the points added up.
Happy Labor Day and the official end of summer. Schools are back in session, lives get a little more structured and you leave for work just a few minutes earlier to miss the school buses.
It’s been a great summer and I have had the privilege to meet some great people participating in the Grand Tour. We had a brain storming session at the last Mystery Stop and all the ideas were great and I will work into next year’s Tour.
You can follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/253347385168089/) and see some pictures of where they have been both on and off the Tour. They have found awesome spots that I would like to include next year and the feedback is always great.
Don’t forget that our 4th and Final Mystery Stop is September 30th and October 1st in Virginia Beach. They are having their annual Neptune Boardwalk Festival and will be a great way to end the Mystery Stops. For more information on the Festival please click on the link below.
I hope to see some new faces there and of course, I always look forward to my faithful participants that show up regardless of weather.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
I’m looking forward to seeing everyone that is able to make it this Saturday at Big Walker’s Lookout.
I’ll be wearing my Neon Yellow Coordinator Shirt and should be easy to find, unless, I see you first. I might have to make you work for it.
I can give you a hint on the 4th and Last Mystery Stop of this Tour and it’ll be the best yet.
It’ll be at the end of September and there is a big “To-Do” going on all week. It’s also in the Eastern part of Virginia. Can you figure it out???
So don’t forget your passports on Saturday so you can gain “10” Bonus Points towards prizes. See ya there!!!
We have our 3rd Mystery Tour coming up on August 26th.
It will be at Big Walker Lookout on Saturday August 26th from 10 to 4.
Big Walker is located at 8711 Stoney Fork Road – Wytheville, VA
They are having a fundraiser for our furry four-legged friends with food, music and of course it is home of the “Claw of the Dragon”.
For all of our participants that show up for this 10 point Mystery Stop. They will receive a Claw of the Dragon Patch, a discount for the lookout and also for the food. It’ll be alot of fun and a great cause.
So look forward to seeing everyone there!!!