I hope everyone had a very Happy Holiday and a safe New Year.
There’s always alot to get done before we ring in the New Year. We have family and friends to visit with and good wishes to give. Now we have entered a New Year and it’s time to work on resolutions (yeah, right!) but it’s also a time to make plans.
The past few days have felt like Spring and motorcyclists have had the opportunity to check out that new ride they got from Santa or enjoy a cruise on your bike, you were sure was put away for the winter. Unfortunately, winter is not gone, but Spring is just around the corner and so is the Motorcycle Grand Tour of Virginia 2017.
Over the next couple of weeks, I will be compiling a list of events around each of our sponsors. The Grand Tour may be smaller than past years, but there is a positive note to that. It will give our participants more time to stop and enjoy each area that has been sponsored.
The Motorcycle Grand Tour of Virginia was organized for participants to tour areas of Virginia, that they might not have thought of. It was designed to give you a weekend getaway, see the beautiful landscape, peaceful roads to just cruise on, all that Virginia history can offer, festivals, music, artisans and so much more. It’s more than just collecting stamps to win prizes, it’s an experience you can look back on for years to come.
Registration is open and just $35 to sign up. There are wonderful prizes and a $1000 grand prize. So, Sign Up Today.
Sale of Passports are Going On NOW!!! – Join us for a great ride! REGISTER 2017 GRAND TOUR ONLINE HERE
Merry Christmas from the Virginia Motorcycle Grand Tour 2017
We would like to wish a Merry Christmas to you and your families. Enjoy the holiday season with your friends and family, and above all, if you are traveling, Be Safe!
Don’t forget to register your family or friends for the Grand Tour as a stocking stuffer. This is a chance to travel throughout Virginia and also a chance to win some great prizes. All you have to do is click on this link, Online Registration, to register.
You can access it under Tour Info or it is on the Main Menu. We are still working on more sponsors, but everything should fall into place soon. Passports will start being distributed, no later then March 1, 2017. We want to make sure ALL the sponsors are in the passport. I am also working on a PDF Booklet that you can download for all the sponsored areas. This will include annual events, festivals, music, etc. This should be ready about the same time your passports go out.
Again, Happy Holidays and looking forward to seeing you on the Motorcycle Grand Tour of Virginia 2017.
I haven’t been here for a while, but now I’m back and excited to say that we have NEW sponsors for the 2017 Tour. We already have riders signing up for this event and more sponsors to come. Passports will be mailed by March 1, 2017 for the Tour to begin April 1, 2017.
What is a better Christmas present than signing up someone to ride with on this adventure throughout Virginia. It also registers that special person or friend in your life to win prizes. The more stops you make, the better your chances are to win. So register today.
Coleman Powersports – Falls Church, VA
Wytheville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Coleman Powersports – Woodbridge, VA
Motorcycles of Dulles
Let’s welcome the new sponsors to the Motorcycle Grand Tour of Virginia 2017. Platinum Sponsor, Coleman Powersports of Falls Church
Gold Sponsor, Coleman Powersports of Woodbridge
Bronze Sponsor, Country Inn & Suites of Ashland, VA
We still have a little ways to go, but we will get there. You can register for the tour online, so register now.
So I have completed the 2nd leg of my planned trips. This one took me from Harrisonburg, VA all the way to Bristol, VA. The leaves on the trees had just started turning, but by the end of my trip, they were really bringing out the colors. I was attempting to take pictures to post, but I do live by Murphy’s Law, and my camera decided NOT to be cooperative. I met alot of great people who were kind and helpful. A special thanks to the Motorcycle Dealers and the businesses, in this corridor that I just popped in on and they were gracious enough to give me some time to speak to them about the Motorcycle Grand Tour. There is alot of interest, but won’t know the final results until next week.
Smyth County did forward the following events that are upcoming in 2 weeks. It would be worth the ride and the leaves should be at their best by then. So make plans to attend these events, they are for a good cause and an even better reason to Getaway.
So, as I stated before, I took the first leg of my road trips throughout Virginia to seek out sponsors and find cool places to stop and do more than collect stamps.
This journey took me through Ashland, Richmond, Powhatan over to Midlothian down to Petersburg, VA and on the way back I went back through Highland Springs, VA to visit Ken’s Cycles on East Nine Mile Road.
For our riders, Ashland, VA will be such a cool stop. It’s home to Randolph Macon College and the center of the town has all kinds of shops, restaurants and of course, the Town of Ashland Tourism Center.
This trip was a duel purpose and included visiting all the motorcycle dealerships within this area, but also to introduce myself to my new grandson. I will be back in the Ashland/Richmond area again towards the end of October to walk through the towns and seek out more sponsors. I will be adding on Glen Allen and Short Pump area to skirt around Richmond for a more peaceful ride.
My next journey will be through Woodbridge, Manassas, Quantico and Fredericksburg next week, so I will keep you posted on my progress.
So it’s about time! Registration will open on September 28th. Just waiting on the last verification to come through and we’re ready.
I am happy to announce 4 New Platinum Sponsors to our Tour. You can see detailed information in our Sponsor Information tab, just click on 2017 Sponsors. For each sponsors website just click on their logo or name.
Allstar Lodging 803 E. Main St. – Luray, VA 22835 Phone: 540-843-0606 – Fax: 540-843-0337
Blue Mountain Brewery 9519 Critzers Shop Road – Afton, VA 22920 540-456-8020
Blue Mountain Barrelhouse 495 Cooperative Way – Arrington, VA 22922
South Street Brewery 106 South Street West – Charlottesville, VA 22902 434-293-6550 | Email Us
So we are well on our way to a successful Virginia Motorcycle Grand Tour. I will keep you updated on trips that are scheduled over the next month to promote the tour and acquire more sponsors. First trip is scheduled for Richmond/Ashland/Highland Springs area next week.
So we have a new look for the Grand Tour and I hope you enjoy this. The navigation throughout the site should be friendlier and you are able to post directly to the website. Making this site more interactive will help me with planning this event. Your suggestions and comments will improve and make this Tour what the participants want.
So please, any and all suggestions are welcome and I will see what I can do to make it a reality.
We have 2 more sponsors for the Grand Tour 2017.
Smyth County Tourism Authority is now a Platinum Sponsor
The Town of Ashland, Virginia is now a Silver Sponsor
We are currently looking for sponsors for the Grant Tour 2017 Event.
If you are interested, please check out the Sponsorship Information Section of the website. We are looking forward to a new tour and would like you to be a part of it.