Looks Like a Great Weekend for a Ride!!!

It’s the WEEKEND AGAIN!!! I am still going through all my emails and pics to get ready to post and also recording everyone’s receipts and stops that were sent in. Keep the pics coming and I do believe we may have a video coming from Steven on his trip through Southwest Virginia.

Looks like the rain will finish moving out this evening and we will be all clear for a great ride. Humidity is suppose to ease up tomorrow afternoon and Sunday is going to be perfect.

Just a heads up, I am still looking for a good venue for the 3rd Mystery Stop and this will happen either the last weekend of July or first weekend of August. I have some suggestions from our participants and just going through and making sure it’ll be an event that is fun for everyone.

BTW – I did take a couple of days off this week for the 4th, so I’m back now and will get back soon.

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We Are Almost 3 months into the Grand Tour!

We are 2-1/2 months into the Grand Tour of Virginia but still have plenty of time for new participants. We still have 4 months to go!!!

I am trying to figure out where to hold the 3rd Mystery Stop! I would prefer higher elevation because I would like to do it late July/early August. If you have any suggestions, please send them to me. Any and all suggestions are welcome.

Looking forward to hearing your ideas.

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Great Weekend for the 2nd Mystery Stop!!!

It started out looking like it was going to rain, AGAIN! But ended up being a beautiful day with a great band (Wild at Heart), the 540Z Boyz put on a fantastic stunt show and the food was awesome (if I say so myself). About 35 to 40 Participants showed up with about another 140 for the music and stunt show.

Rolling Thunder Chapter 3 were happy with the turnout and were selling their t-shirts, patches, etc. Of course, I bought a t-shirt to add to my enormous collection of shirts from motocross, travel, etc. I literally have over 300 t-shirts, most of which I have never worn but can’t seem to part with.

But enough about my t-shirt hoarding, our next Mystery Stop will be sometime in July. Not sure when but I do know it will be somewhere in the mountains. I figure it will be hot in July and everyone will want to head to cooler country. I’m checking on a few spots and will let you know.

Anyone with suggestions, please share. This is after all, YOUR tour and I want ideas from all of our Participants.

Hope to hear from you soon!!!


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2nd Mystery Stop at Fredericksburg Motor Sports Saturday May 27th

This is the perfect way to start of Memorial Day Weekend!!!  – Get your Passports Stamped between 11am and 4pm

Fredericksburg Motor Sports is Proud to be a Sponsor and Staging Area for the Ride to the Wall on Sunday May 28th. But first, FMS is having a Rolling Thunder Kick-Off Party on Saturday May 27th. There will be Food and Entertainment and will be accepting donations for Rolling Thunder. This is a wonderful organization that provides services for both Veterans and their families. Memorial Day is the Holiday to Honor those who have given so much, so that we, at home, are able to have the freedom to enjoy things, such as a weekend on your motorcycle, or out on your boat or personal watercraft.

Our Servicemen, both present and past, have not only chosen to protect our great country but unfortunately many paid a bigger price with their lives. We also can’t forget the families of these brave men and women, who sacrifice time with their spouses and children, because they believe in their choice to serve our country. Time most of us take for granted is precious to these servicemen and women, where they cherish any time they may have to spend with their families and pray it won’t be the last time.

Even if you are not a participant in the Grand Tour, please stop by FMS on Saturday and donate to this worthy cause and enjoy some free food and entertainment. If you would like to join the Grand Tour, I will be selling passports at this Mystery Stop and not a bad way to start the Tour off with 10 additional points for your passport.

I will be wearing a neon yellow shirt and I will be easy to find, I’m the one serving food to everyone. So come out and see me!!!


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Grand Tour Mystery Stop #2!

This will be a Great Party and a good way to kick off Rolling Thunder!!!

FMS and the Motorcycle Grand Tour of Virginia are providing the food and drinks. And of course my sister Michele Schmitt (FMS) and I have come up with a menu you can’t refuse. BBQ, coleslaw, baked beans and whatever else might show up on the serving line.

With this Mystery Stop, it won’t be hard to find me, I will be serving you and donations are being accepted for Rolling Thunder so they can continue all the good work they do for our veterans and their families, so donate generously and enjoy the great food and entertainment. As always, this stop is worth 10 points in your passports.

I will also have passports with me to sell, so get your friends to join the Tour and what better way to start than with motorcycle stunt riders, a great band and food while it lasts. Food service will start approximately 11am and be served until it’s all gone.

So I will see you all there!!!


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Here we go again, another rainy, miserable day. The bright side, Mother’s Day is suppose to be gorgeous.

But the REALLY important news is that the SECOND MYSTERY STOP will be May 27th at Fredericksburg Motorsports.

It is FMS’ Rolling Thunder Kick Off Party!!!!
There will be a live band, 540Z Boys will be there and
Food! Michele Schmitt (FMS) and I are making BBQ, Coleslaw and whatever else that comes into my head.

So come and enjoy some good food, music and the antics of the 540Z Boys, get your stamp and enjoy yourself.

As with every Mystery Stop, I will have on my Neon Yellow Shirt and here’s the biggest hint, I will be serving food so I guess there is no hiding this time.

I will also have passports for sale at this event, so if you have a friend or family member that would like to join they will be able to do so.!!!

See ya there!

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Reach the Grand Tour Staff Directly!

Thanks to someone who wanted to register for the Grand Tour, I found out that the phone number is out of service for some reason. It’s attached to this website, so really don’t know what’s going on. The office number is (240) 258-5250.

I have changed the number to the office so you can reach me directly. There is still plenty of time to join the Grand Tour, it runs until October 20th, so you can sign up now.

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Brave Participants Show at the First Mystery Stop!

The weather is definitely not on our side this year! It was cold and wet at Cooter’s Place!!!

BUT….We did have 23 Riders brave the weather and show up in Luray Virginia. Despite the weather, the participants had fun, took a look around, got something to eat and took in the memorabilia from the TV Show Dukes of Hazzard.

I’d like to say “Thank You” to Alma and Ben (Cooter), who gave us permission to use their Grand Opening as our first Mystery Stop.

Our Second Mystery Stop will be May 27th….But that’s all you get right now. The rest will be revealed in 6 days….


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May is Motorcycle Awareness Month!

VDOT to Begin Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month Campaign

May 1st through May 31st

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Virginia Coalition of Motorcyclists (VCOM) have discussed VDOT’s upcoming annual Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month Campaign which will begin next week.  VDOT will be utilizing changeable message signs, portable changeable message signs, highway advisory radio, and 511 to remind motorists to watch for motorcycles and to share the road.

VCOM welcomes VDOT’s concern for motorcycle safety along with their efforts, both past and present, to work with VCOM in order to make Virginia roads safer for motorcyclists.  As always if you have any questions or comments concerning this or any other matter regarding motorcycle law and/or motorcycle safety, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Matt Danielson
McGrath, Danielson, Sorrell & Fuller
The Motorcycle Law Group

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It took a little time but shirts are on sale now!!!

Just Click Here to preorder your shirts. We will be taking orders until September 15th so they are ready by the End of Tour Party.

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