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On Saturday night we will be giving away awards. Every year we try our best to come up with new and interesting awards.  This is what we got for this year.

  • Super Awesome robot lunchbox with fighting spirit award
  • The biggest twin (Best Vtwin)
  • The almost memorial Joe Scraper best British bike award. (Best British bike)
  • Big in Japan! (Best Japanese bike)
  • Best roadside repair. (the name says it all)
  • High Mileage. (The most miles ridden to the run)
  • Rolling Deathtrap. (the bike that looks like it shouldn’t make it, but does.)
  • The Proletariat (The people’s choice)
  • And… one more. You are gonna have to show up to find out about this one.

Mike Haloran from TWT Motorcycle Parts is making the trophies again this year. Winners will also receive an AMAZING prize package from our sponsors.

More on this as we get closer.  ~Walter

Here we go! This is the final post before the run. Download the POCKET GUIDE. Read up on the BASICS. Pack your bags! Meet up at KICKSTART tonight (6pm to 10pm) for some good times. We are leaving COOL BEANS at 10am on Friday.

The CAMPSITE FEES
FRI and SAT is $15
. Per person Per Night. Come right in Get settled then you can get a wristband from Walter or Steve when you arrive.

THE AWARDS for this year are:
Biggest Twin (Best HD based bike)
The Almost Memorial Joe Scraper Award (Best Triumph based bike)
High mileage (Most miles ridden on a motorcycle to the run)
Roadside repair (Best roadside repair)
Deathtrap (the bike that shouldn’t make it but does.)
The Proletariat (the People’s choice)
The super awesome evil robot lunchbox with fighting spirit award (classiest motherfucker)
The Best Beard

THE SWAG
If you can’t make it, I have put some shirts and posters inventory in the STORE. Orders will ship first thing Monday.

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I would like to thank all of the people that work hard to get this run done every year. Everyone that pitches in, helps out and kicks ass. Our sponsors are the cream of the crop. They support this event for the best reason, they love it as much as you do. So thats it. Hope to see you this weekend. ~ Walter

P.S. Remember… NO CRASHING!

When the Gypsy Run started the idea was to have a simple thing that was about riding… and having fun, but mostly about riding. There wasn’t a lot of options eight years ago. I hated going to a “Charity Run” that involved more paperwork than actual miles ridden. Nobody is challenging themselves or learning anything in 40 miles. That is a commute. That is the core of why we put on this run. It is not for everyone. It is a bit of a challenge. You find out what kind of a rider you are. You get to know people, really get to know them. Remember that when you are riding through the rain, fixing a flat or kicking your bike for the hundredth time. Since this is the year of trying new things here is another one. NO ROUTE MAPS. There are many reasons why this is a good idea (I’m sure you can think of one right now). The best reason is to add a bit of uncertainty to it. It’s getting more and more difficult to just “get lost” these days. Stay with the pack or find your own way, you are going to have a great weekend and come home with stories worth telling.
All that being said, We will have a pocket guide with all the important info on it in the downloads section tomorrow. Addresses, phone numbers, a few key waypoints. All the info is already on gypsyrun.com.  I know I say this every year but this is going to be the best year yet!  ~Walter

 

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

Friday and Saturday night we are staying at the Landers campsite on the banks of the beautiful Delaware river. (Visit the Maps page for the address and directions). If you want to meet us there, the main group will probably roll in somewhere around between 4 and 5 PM.  We have reserved and enormous portion of the campsite so individual reservations are unnecessary. The fee for camping is $15 per night. In the past we’ve collected the camping fees on the honor system. We put out a jar and it worked it self out. To make it easier on our accountant we are going to try wristbands this year. Once you get settled then come see us at the t-shirt tent and you can get your wristbands for the weekend. 

Rember, you can come to as much of the run as you can do. Wanna come meet us for lunch on friday? No problem! You want to come and hang out and then retreat to your comfortable hotel? No sweat! 5 miles or 500, get on your bike and have some fun. See you all soon!  ~Walter

Here is the schedule for this year’s run.

Thur. Evening

Friday Morning

  •  7am – 10am Meet at Cool Beans
  • 10am Departure

Friday Afternoon

  • Lunch stop (unscheduled target of opportunity)

Friday Evening

  • Arrive at Camp between 4 – 5pm
  • Set up camp
  • Dinner
  • Drinks on the Lito deck

Saturday Morning  7am – 10am

  • Breakfast

Saturday Morning  10am

  • Depart Campsite for a day of Riding

Saturday Afternoon

  • Lunch stop (unscheduled target of opportunity)

Saturday Evening

  • Dinner
  • Awards
  • Dance Party
  • Watch Jay cold kick some phat beats!

Sunday Morning

  • Wake up
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Ride off into the sunrise
  • Arrive home and rest your head on yer HUGE PILLOW!