Some of you may have heard rumors. Yesterday I received the contract and can now announce it officially: For the 6yr anniversary, we're going to Deals Gap.
So, how is this going to work, you ask? The only official, organized part of the weekend is Saturday evening/night, June 9th. We have a firepit reserved at Fontana Village (firepit circled on the map below). This will be meet and greet style. Come out, enjoy some beverages (alcohol is permitted, but have it in a plastic cup or in a coozie), make some s'mores, and just have fun. Food for Saturday night will be determined once we figure out how many people are going (probably all just chip in and get pizza or something). There is a bar/restaurant there on the property as well.
The rest of the weekend is up to you. When you come down, where you ride, who you ride with, where you stay (Fontana Village discounts below if you want to stay there), etc is completely up to you. I know I personally will be hitting the restaurant we found last year on 129 in Georgia for some amazing trout and awesome roads at some point.
If you're a newer member or just don't know any/many folks from here, don't worry. There will be riders of all skill levels for you to ride with. The key to this weekend is to ride your own ride. Enjoy the weekend, and be safe. This isn't a competition or a race. This is just a good weekend away with friends. In the end, you are responsible for yourself.
The general consensus of those I've spoken with and are already planning on going has been get there Thursday the 7th and leave Sunday the 10th, but the group discount is good through the 11th if you want to stay an additional day.
300 Woods Road
Fontana Dam, NC 28733
828-498-2211 option 1
Ohio Riders Group Discounts:
Lodge rooms with two queens beds -- $95 per night
2bdr Hemlock cabins (1 queen, 2 twins, 1 bath, newly updated, have their own firepits) -- $149 per night
2bdr Azalea cabins (1 queen, 2 twins, 2bath) -- $189 per night
Campsites (allowed two tents per site) -- $20 per night
Reservations are now open. Call 828-498-2211 option 1 to book your room, cabin, or campsite. Just say you're with Ohio Riders.
Events Happening at Fontana Village:
Country Rockin'Thursdays with Larry Patton - June 7th
Join Texas-born Country Blues Rocker Larry Patton for his Country Rockin' Thursdays on the deck at the Wildwood Grill from 8:00pm - 10:00pm throughout the summer.
Summer Concert Series: Logan Murrell - June 8th
Singer-Songwriter Logan Murrell performs live on stage at the Wildwood Grill. 7:30pm - 11:30pm.
Summer Ghost Tours - June 9th
Contact the Outdoors Program for more information. Learn about the history and lore of Fontana Village stretching back to the building of Fontana Dam in the 1940's.