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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.

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

Hotels

Hotels near the shop.

SUPER 8
410 U.S. 46, South Hackensack, NJ 07606 (201) 440-4476
Airport Motel 
636 U.S. 46, Teterboro, NJ (201) 440-1690 (0.9 mi S)

HILTON
650 Terrace Avenue, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ (201) 288-6100 (0.5 mi W)

Hotels near Cool Beans (Fridays starting point)

La Quinta
393 New Jersey 17 Paramus, NJ 07652 (201) 265-4201

Comfort Inn & Suites
211 New Jersey 17 Paramus, NJ 07652 (877) 587-6266

Crowne Plaza
601 From Road Paramus, NJ 07652 (201) 262-6900

More than this…

First off I would like to thank all of you that support the run. Without you it would be kinda boring. In our fifth year we are going to try something different. Don’t worry, we are not changing anything that makes the Gypsy Run what it is. Long story short, we are teaming up with the Brooklyn Invitational Bike Show to give you and yours more than a week worth of events in and around the New York area. It goes something like this, Pre Run Party, Gypsy Run, Super secret invite only party (Shhhh! Don’t tell anyone!) DicE ParTy then we cap it off with the best bike show on the east coast! As you can imagine we are all working hard to make our fifth anniversary something to remember. as soon as details are set you will see it here first. We have set up on the Twitter, the Facebook and Blogger as well. So pick yer favorite social heroin and stay tuned!

Walter

Gypsy Run Dates 2011

Hello all.
I hope you have had a chance to catch up on your sleep and get yer bike together, cause it is gonna be a busy year! The official dates for this years run are SEPTEMBER 9th, 10th & 11th.
This friday we will have a announcement with more details about this years run. We are making some major changes in our fifth year that we hope everyone will agree are going to make the event even better.
So mark your calendar, take some days off work. sort your bike out and come on along!

Walter