2018 New Sweden 450 Cherry Hill, NJ May 19-20, 2018

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  1. Ron_Ces

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    New Sweden 450

    Cherry Hill, NJ

    May 19-20, 2018

    We are back for our fifth year! 450 miles of great back roads linked together in the tri-state area. The ride will take place over the course of 2 days, traversing some of the best roads in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. We provide doughnuts and coffee during registration, free camping, a great dinner on Saturday night, prizes, a 50/50 drawing, a hearty breakfast on Sunday morning, and a finisher’s patch. Route sheets will be provided at the starting location, directions will clearly indicate mileage, turns, and gas/eating spots. *GPS uploads available (Donations accepted). This is not a group ride or a parade. Participants can elect to ride in groups, with friends or solo. You decide your own pace. Ride starts at Cycle-Gear in Cherry-Hill, NJ and ends at PJ Whelihans. Sign-In between 8:30-10 am Saturday, May 19th at Cycle-Gear. Cycle-Gear is located at 2070 Rt. 70 (East) Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 and PJ Whelihans is located at 1854, Rt. 70 (East) Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 Pre-register for $55 (SAVE $10) - Register day of event for $65 (Credit cards accepted) More info and online registration at http://450.nsbmwr.com
    Ride is sponsored by New Sweden BMW Riders of South Jersey.
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  2. ADVwanaB

    ADVwanaB BOLD NEW AVATAR

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    Is this for street bikes or Dual Sport bikes?
    Where is the camping and what amenities?
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    Any bike can ride, but it is geared to paved roads. We do try to sneak in a bit of dirt road. :lol3
    The campground is sort of a secret until the day of the ride, but always has showers and baths. We have the meals catered.
    Hope to see you at registration.
    Ron
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  4. ADVwanaB

    ADVwanaB BOLD NEW AVATAR

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    thanks, I was wondering because my kids have street bikes that do not go offroad.
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  5. Roots2RockHillbilly

    Roots2RockHillbilly Trials Ridin Hillbilly

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    ADVwanaB, kids? hummm, I seem to remember 'street bikes that do not go offroad' as a kid meant 'if you can ride it there it counts as a road'. Just sayin'
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  6. ADVwanaB

    ADVwanaB BOLD NEW AVATAR

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    MY kids are between 32 and 24 years old!!! I'm an old fart!!
    Their bikes are all shiny and crotch rockety sport bikes. I wish i could get them to ride on gravel. Hell, the first day i rode my FZ-09 was in the Pine Barons sand!!
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  7. Ron_Ces

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    They are all dirt bikes. Some just do it better than others!
    Ron
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    BoomerDL They went thataway!

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    In & Registered! Trying to talk my Dad into coming with his old air head now :thumb
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  9. Edintheclouds

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    Hmmm.
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    Join in the fun!
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  12. Oilhed

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    Been meaning to try for five years

    Maybe this year....
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    In! And looking forward to it!
    I figure if I commit early, it'll be less likely I'll be distracted from my best intentions.
    "Sorry, I've gotta go - I've already paid the entry fee" :augie
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  14. Ron_Ces

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  15. calmconviction

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    Where can I get the GPS files? I'm joining for the first time this year and recently got a Nuvi. I'm not too sure how to load and use maps in it so I was hoping to try it out sooner than later. I read somewhere that someone can help load them in the Cycle Gear parking lot but I'd like to try it out and familiarize myself with the device sooner than that.

    Thank you!
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    We have a GPS guru onsite during registration. He does all of the setup on your GPS. I can get the files to you a bit earlier, but we try to hold off on releasing the route early. Part of the allure of the ride is the unknown.
    Ron
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  17. calmconviction

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    Oh ok great - I'll use him on ride day. I downloaded some gpx from the mapping forum and it must not have matched up with my GPS's internal maps so the Nuvi was trying to get me to keep turning so I'm just about 100-150 yards away from the actual road. It ended up being so annoying I just turned it off. Later I made my own maps in google maps then converted those to gpx... Well the same thing happened so now I'm a little wary of a 450 mile weekend with potential gps problems. I really need to learn BaseCamp but it feels like such a step backwards from Gmaps
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    Just tag along with some other riders. We have a bunch of people without GPS do that. Great way to meet some of the other riders as well.
    Ron
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  19. Zoomtoob

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    Conviction, I would suggest doing a couple of short GPS rides after an online tutorial on how to load and optimize files for your Garmin device. Settings are everything but practice ahead of the day will help the 450 be more successful for you.

    You bought the tech, why not use it - right?

    I'm not a huge Garmin fan but I rode this ride last year that way and it was a really good time. We'll get you set up.

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    Love this approach. Works on the wife every time!!

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