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The Gypsy Run 2019

Motorcycle shown for reference only. We won’t be giving away this bike… I don’t even think it actually exists yet. We will be giving away a free motorcycle we just don’t know witch one right now. Fair enuff? 

Gypsy Run 2019

Since 2007 the Gypsy Run has been pretty consistent in approach. Run. Camp. Run. Repeat. I am going to try something new this year. Read on and let me know what you think.
 
DATE 
September 7 & 8 2019 {Saturday and Sunday}
 
LOCATION
Narrowsburg N.Y. Same Campsite from the last few years.
 
THE RUN (Short Version)
This year we are going to have four different routes to the campsite. Each ride will start from a compass point (North, South, East & West) a few hundred miles away so you get a great ride from wherever you are.
 
THE SHOW (Short Version)
The Main Event is Saturday. 
The Gates open at 10am and Close at 6pm
We will have two options for entry to the site.
Day Pass or Camping Pass (Camp Overnight Sat)
After 6pm only Campers are aloud on site.
Sunday morning have breakfast and ride home.
NO CARS, NO CAMPERS! BIKE ONLY parking inside the campsite.
There is vehicle parking by the gate.
 
WHAT IS UP WITH THE “FREE” MOTORCYCLE?
No parentheses needed my friends. We will be purchasing a lovingly used Harley Davidson. We will then turn it into a Gypsy Run milage muncher by adding some cool paint, parts and accessories. Then I am going to give it away to someone at the Gypsy Run. No tix to buy. Nothing. If you come to the Gypsy Run and are over 21 years old you are eligible. I don’t know how we are going to do it yet, a name out of a hat, Quick knee-jerk decision on my part… I’ll keep you all up to date.
 
THINGS TO DO AND SEE
Ride In Bike Show | Vendor Village | Food Trucks | High Milage Bike Show | Tire Horseshoes | Flaming Axe Throwing | Kickstart Race | Push start race | Mini Bike Drag Racing | Mini Bike TT Race | Mini Bike Jousting | Kayak Races (Kayaks towed by motorcycles around a corse.) …and someone will get a FREE motorcycle. 
Who ever wins the most events wins a some extra fabulous prizes.
At 5pm we give away all the prizes, awards, a FREE motorcycle and end the day by 6pm. After the day folks ride home, and we put on our PJs, we will start up the night time activities. Including but not limited to; Bar set ups | Dinner menu | Show a few films | Rock show | DJ | Campfires | Typical Gypsy Run Stupidity.
 
SUNDAY MORNING

Breakfast & Coffee | Load out | Ride Home | Cherish the memories.

More to come

Walter

Gypsy Run 2.0

I was at Shop Rite the other day trying to decide between taco shells when a familiar voice said “What the hell Walt… is there going to be a Gypsy Run or not!” Imagine my surprise when I turned around and that voice turned out to be… me. Talking to myself out loud again… (I should really go see someone about this, I’m starting to get concerned.) Anyway! Yes we will have a Gypsy Run this year. Saturday Sept 22nd. 24 hours of Manageable Motorcycle Mayhem. Details to come.

But wait, there’s more! (stuff to win)

It usually takes a few days after the run to tie up loose ends and get everything back in its proper place. I seem to always forget something! This year it was the brilliant tire patch kits that I was supposed to give out at the campsite from our friends at Progressive Suspension. They also sent a fork spring kit and a set of Classic 412 Shocks for the Big Prize winners! Thanks Guys! So what to do with 25 brilliant tire patch kits? I know. I still feel bad for selling out of shirts so quick so I will randomly add these and some cool stickers to the Gypsy Run X Shirt Post Sale. Ok so that’s that… I feel like we can do better. OK! how about this. One randomly chosen order will get, A patch kit. Two Kickstart shop shirts, and a $100 gift certificate from our friends at Biltwell. Thats better! You have till 12 Noon EST on Sunday Sept. 18 to get your order in. We will then pick the winner. Print all the orders and have everything in the mail to you post haste!

Good Luck!patch

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Watch this…

For the past few year’s I have been posting video updates. They were a fun and easy way to get everyone up to speed. I haven’t had a chance to do one this year but if you can sit through last year’s, the MAJOR points remain the same. We spent a ton on special effects, but it was worth every dime!

Longtime friend and sponsor LOWBROW Customs did this great recap for last year’s run.

Here are a few more from last year…

Papa’s got a brand NEW Bag!

The other day I told you about the amazing Motostuka U Bag travel satchel stuffed to the brim with sponsor based goodness.  Well I have another equally brilliant prize for you to strive for. A few years ago Dice magazine did a Biltwell Issue. When you ordered the issue you got a Limited edition Biltwell sissy bar bag as well. The Bag sold out in 32 Seconds. There is no more. They don’t plan on re-issuing it and your chance of getting one is slim to none. Till now. I have one that I am going to stuff full of stuff you want and need. I am going to give this away on Saturday nite’s awards prestention for… something. I don’t know yet, but it will be earned in the best way possible. See you this weekend!

Walter

 

Questions and Answers

I have been getting a lot of questions about the run this year. More than usual. This is obviously a failure on my part to disseminate information effectively. So lets see if we can fix that.

The Basics

  • Read through our FAQs and NEWS section to see if your answer is there.
  • There is no registration or fee to participate in the run.
  • The sponsors are not paying for your food, gas or camping.

The Run

  • We Depart from Cool Beans Coffee Shop Friday Morning at 10 am.
    •  304 Kinderkamack Rd, Oradell, NJ 07649
  • The chase truck my not be able to help you. Be prepared.
  • Make sure your bike is sorted out. Don’t hurt yourself or anyone else.
  • If the past is any indication it will RAIN and you will get wet. Be prepaired.
  • There are plenty of gas stations and places to eat on the route and around the campsite.
  • It is not a RACE. Find a pace you are comfortable with and enjoy the ride.
  • Maps will post before the run. As late as possible. There is a good reason for this.
  • Printed Maps will be available Friday morning at Cool Beans Coffee shop.
  • Saturday’s Maps will be available at the T-shirt Booth Friday Night / Sat Morning.

The Camp

  • We are staying at the same CAMPSITE Friday and Saturday Night
    • Narrowsburg Campground  69 De Mauro Lane, Narrowsburg, NY 12764 (800) 252-3925
  • There will be a food truck with delicious and affordable food at the campsite.
  • Beer is FREE, (You can thank the sponsors for this) while it lasts, as long as you are 21 or older.
  • You must PAY for your CAMPSITE. Cost is $20 per person per night.
  • You CAN NOT reserve a specific site. First come first served. There is plenty of room for everybody.
  • You must CHECK IN at the CAMPSITE office when you arrive and get a wristband.
  • You can pay for your CAMPSITE in ADVANCE. This makes check in twice as fast!
    • I can’t recommend this enough! You should really do this.

The Events / Awards

  • You can sign up for the EVENTS at the t-shirt booth.
  • You may win a trophy, bragging rights and awesome prizes.
  • Judges will have final say if disputes arise.
  • No bribing judges! (Just kidding, you can TOTALLY bribe the judges.)

I think that covers it? Seriously, if you still have questions email us and I will do my best to get right back to you.

Walter