October 4, 2014
The NELDRiders are proud to offer a new ride, the Rip Van Winkle 300. This is an 8hr "mini rally" or perhaps best described as a scavanger hunt on two wheels.
Riders will be provided a set of coordinates via E-Mail before the ride. The rally book containing the specific instructions will be provided no earlier than with the coordinates and no later than 90 minutes before the start.
This is a photo bonus rally, but you do not need a fancy camera. *
Riders may use any electronic device they choose to take the required photos. The device must have a screen large enough for the photo to be clearly visible to the scorer. Most smart phones and modern digital cameras have an adquate screen. Riders must have the ability to provide the staff with copies of photos upon request, either via usb cable, memory card or via email. Riders will be given an unique identifier which must appear in each photo.
The Rip Van Winkle 300 is geared to the curious and the experienced.
Like the Nutmeg 400, the Rip Van Winkle 300 is designed to be fun first. We do have some standard rules because we keep score but they're easy to follow. Fair is fun. We'll keep registration simple; sometime Friday evening we'll have a happy hour with a chance to ask questions and get some tips from multiple Iron Butt Rally Finishers. Most of our staff has been riding and hosting rallies for over a decade and are happy to welcome new riders and stump the wizards when we get the chance.
The Rip Van Winkle 300 is hosted by the Hunter Mountain Resort and MAX BMW Motorcycles.
Each October the Hunter Mountain Resort celebrates the season with two weekends of Oktoberfest. The first is the Color in the Catskills. Color in the Catskills was started by MAX BMW Motorcycles and has grown into the premier dual sport event in the Northeast. The accommodations are first rate with plenty of activities for friends and family. Camping is also available. This is the perfect event to attend as a group as condo rentals are a great value.
Registration will open in January.
*The staff would like to recognize the efforts of Mark Collins of the Team Lyle New England Rally for showing how this can be done effectively.