12th Annual 2014 SE Ohio Motorcycle Ride - Zanesville, OH
Where: Best Western. 4929 East PikeZanesville, OH (740) 453-6300 I-70 exit 160. Map to Best Western.
Escorted SE Ohio Ride on Saturday Starting at 9:15 AM from the Best Western parking lot, We will be ending up back at the Best Western also.
Be gassed up and ready to go by 9:00, short meeting at 9:05 and leaving promptly at 9:15 AM.
We are expecting to be back at the Best Western around 5:30 PM Saturday evening.
Friday Night: We will have a meet and greet starting at 7:30 PM Friday night at the Motel. We will have pizza and snacks for everyone just off the lobby and also outdoors. There will be door prizes to be given away.
The Friday Night Car show at Denny's Diner across the street from 6 PM until about 8:00 PM is a must see.
In addition to the Main Escorted Ride on Saturday.
Wednesday through Friday: Self Guided Rides. We will have ride maps available. Click here to see all of the additional suggested rides. There are lots of great roads and routes to take. Come a few days early and ride. We will be at the motel starting Wednesday. There will be lots of people around at the motel for socializing in the morning and later in the afternoon every day.
Saturday Ride Description: Leisurely ride from Zanesville going East, through scenic winding back roads at times following a few rivers and lakes. Route will go around Seneca Lake & Dam, Wayne National Forest and along the Ohio River. Ending up in New Martinsville, WV for lunch at Quinet's Court Restaurant.
The Court Restaurant has a home made lunch buffet (with home made deserts) for appx. $10.95, you can also get just the salad bar, or you can order a plate meal. We will have a private area set aside for our group.
From there we will ride South along the Ohio River, then West into the National Forest on 260. Everyone is encouraged to only ride at their own pace through the curves. Then route 26 through the forest to the North side of Marietta, we will stop at a covered bridge on route 26 to give everyone a little break. We will be sending bikes out in groups of approximately 6 at a time from the Covered bridge on Route 26 going South. This will allow you to enjoy the curves in this section at your own pace There will be lots of great curves and scenery to enjoy in this section ending up just north of Marietta. After taking a bypass on the north side of Marietta we will then take route 60 a short distance to the gas stop then up along the Muskingum River all the way back to Zanesville. Planned stops in this portion, Muskingum River locks #8.
There is very little traffic on these roads on Saturday, making this a very enjoyable ride.
This will be a 217 mile (total) ride. We will make appropriate gas and rest stops. There will be plenty of time for socializing. This is a good opportunity to take a nice ride, meet some new people, and possibly get away for a couple of days. Everyone is welcome, no matter what you ride. Best of all, this ride is free and does not cost anything except food and gas.
If you only want to do the portion of the ride in the morning to the restaurant or the second half of the ride from the restaurant back, that is fine. We will be at the Court Restaurant at approximately 12:30 PM.
In addition, see the SE Ohio Motorcycle Ride Guidelines Page.
What to expect: A nice ride through some very scenic and even somewhat challenging roads.
A great time and a chance to meet old friends and make a few new ones. Single riders are welcome (Male and Female), you will find this to be a very social ride and group. Do not worry about coming alone and not knowing anyone, that will change pretty quickly.
We will block intersections.
All bikes are welcome, Teresa does ride in the back with a radio so everyone can ride at their own pace.
There are also several clubs and many individuals that participate, so you will most likely see quite a few different bikes.
We do go across the bridge into West Virginia for lunch, so helmets are required for this portion of the ride.
The 2013 SE Ohio ride went very well. We had a good mix of bikes and another great day. The restaurant could not have been better.
This will be our 12th year hosting this event and with the addition of Self Guided Rides again in 2014, we plan on making 2014 the best yet.
Contact: Teresa or Rick from Value-Accessories with any questions.
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 440-259-4793
Motel: We have reserved a block of rooms for Wednesday through Saturday nights at the Host Motel, Best Western, 4929 East Pike, Zanesville, OH (740) 453-6300. Call and reserve for whichever nights that you plan on staying. Very nice rooms and some good parking lot socializing. You must give them the reservation number # B508Wiles#9, when making reservations. You will need to give them a credit card number to hold a room for you. The Saturday ride starts and ends at this motel. The meet and greet along with parking lot socializing on Friday night will also be at the Best Western.
The rooms are discounted for this event, $65.99 plus tax a night, (two Queen Beds or one King , up to 4 persons per room). If you need a smoking room you will need to tell them when making reservations. Please book early if you are planning on going, the motel does fill up. Mention Group rate, # B508Wiles#9, for the group discount. The motel does have an indoor pool, internet and an included breakfast. They will have a hose outdoors to wash bikes as well as rags. They are very accommodating for bikes. You must make the reservations by 7/24/14 to get rooms in the reserve block.
Saturday, 09 August, 2014
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