Local Hospitality

Last year New York started a “crack down” on loud pipes and non DOT helmets. Usually how this goes is the first few weeks the police are out in force, they write some tickets then they get on with something more important. Last year they set up a “Motorcycle Safety Inspection” checkpoint on the main route to a local mega rally and wrote a bunch of tickets. I thought this was all over with, but I was wrong. Read all about this years effort here. This is one of the many good reasons why I don’t post the route maps till the last minute. We did not run into anything like this on the run last year but my personal moto is “It is better to have it and not need it that need it and not have it. ” so at the very least HAVE YOUR PAPERWORK IN ORDER! (Insurance, Registration and a valid Motorcycle Endorsement.) You can ride away with a ticket for loud pipes, you ain’t going anywhere if your bike gets impounded. I don’t want to scare anyone off, but it is better to think about it now.

The cat escaped…

I was keeping this under my hat, but the cat is out of the bag. This year we have a special guest along for the run, Easyriders’ chief documentarian Michael Lichter. Anyone who has spent any time with Mike will tell ya the same thing, “good guy to be around, once he gets that whole focus thing down he might get something published”. There is a little known fact about Mike, He LOVES it when you flip him the bird when he is taking your picture. You probably won’t get in a magazine, but he will appreciate it. (Am I kidding? Only one way to find out…) All joking aside we are blown away that Mike can go anywhere in the world and he decided to come to our run. Thanks Mike!

And now, a word from our Sponsors…

“The Gypsy Run is our kind people on our kind of bikes. Sponsorship of grass roots events that are centered on riding in an investment in the future of this culture, and Biltwell Inc. is proud to participate.”
Bill Bryant – Biltwell Inc.
Co-Founder of the El Diablo Run

“As far as we are concerned, we are planning on being a major sponsor of the Gypsy Run every year. The web flow alone from the blog and forums completely geeked out our web guy and brought a ton of interest in us. For a grass roots run, Walter and company do it right. Just ask anyone who has been on the run and they will tell you the same.”
Andy Camay – American Icon

“You would be a fool to miss this! The best time I have had in years.”
Mike Plazzo – 47 Industries

“I like Gypsy Runs! They am fun and we drink lots!”
Dr. Benway – Winner of the Best Bike Prize GR08


Here are the all the locations for the run. The map links are for reference only. They are NOT the run maps.

Thur. Aug. 27th
The Brooklyn Bowl Bash
Autumn Bowl
73 West St
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(link to map)

Fri. Aug. 28th
The Kick Off
Cool Beans Coffee Shop
304 Kinderkamack Rd
Oradell, NJ 07649
(link to map)

Fri. Camping
The Gypsy Run Racetrack
6764-7198 Ethan Allen Hwy
VT 05261
(link to map)

Sat. Aug. 29th
Brookside Campground
4952 Route 32
Catskill, NY 12414
(link to map)

Sun. Aug. 30th
The Throwdown!
210 Division St.
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(link to map)


Here are some Hotels for the guys coming from out of town.
Before the run starts the closest Hotels to Cool Beans is in Paramus. A bunch of guys stayed at the La Quninta last year. Click here for a map with all the local hotels.
After the run I have some reconditions. There are some sketchy places near the party, so try one of these. They are within a mile or so of the party.

Nice and cheap.
Super 8 South Hackensack
410 Route 46 West
South Hackensack, NJ 07606
(201) 440-4476

A bit spendy, but you can talk them into a better rate.
650 Terrace Ave.
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604
(201) 288 6100

The Pre Run Party (UPDATE 5pm Start)

Arron from the LFTC has set up a pre run party in Brooklyn for Thursday night before the Gypsy Run.
The party starts around 5pm. It lasts till it’s over. The Gypsy Run Crew will be on hand to drink all the beer and hand out some swag to the guy who does the best “skateboard trick”. We will also have Run Books with a special ESCAPE FROM BROOKLYN section.
Autumn Bowl
67 West St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Click HERE for a map.