15th Rick's Eastern Rendezvous May 11-15, 2016 Hampton, TN at the Please do not call the resort for reservations (unless you need a room Wed night) 2015 thread / 2015 picture thread 2014 thread / 2014 picture thread 2013 thread / 2013 picture thread 2012 thread / 2012 picture thread We have a few spots left - see below for registration info What's is the RDV? Just imagine a bunch of 150+ ADV folks in the Mountains of Eastern TN for a long weekend: Spend the day riding some of the best roads in the east: dirt, gravel, twisties; and spend the rest of your time at a private resort (plenty of indoor space in case of rain), eating great food, enjoying a few pints of craft beer (or root beer), show off you big wheel skills, and join the bullshitting on the fire-pit. What can go wrong? What's included? free camping, hot showers, huge indoor area Dinner on Thursday Breakfast and Dinner on Friday Breakfast and Dinner on Saturday Breakfast on Sunday 'bout 18 kegs of beer, root-beer, coffee, lemonade t-shirt (only for registrations before April 15) mug, stickers, tons of door prizes knife making demonstrations with Smithy (workshop link) Big-Wheels... Cost: $99 for the full weekend + $15 for late registrations after April 15th. Sorry no one-day-passes (too hard to control) and no refunds. If you are not able to come, you are more than welcome to sell your spot. Extras: Cabin space (more info below) Dinner Wednesday, Breakfast Thursday, lunch Thursday - Saturday (all on donation basis) long sleeve shirts: link History: The Eastern Rendezvous is the oldest annual ADV rally, and the only one in the south east. It started in 2002 as a small traveling gathering, and Rick aka Party Boss turned it into an annual event known as the Eastern Rendezvous. Sadly we lost Rick in 2012. Nobody will ever be able to be such a great and inviting host like he was, but we will keep his rally alive in honor of what he started. One for the Boss Camping: Camping is allowed anywhere at the resort starting on Thursday (between cabins, in the playground, etc). There is a great area for hammock camping in the playground area). If you arrive Wednesday, the camping is restricted to the upper part of the resort. Price for the RDV and camping: $99 + $15 for late registration at the door Please note: the camping area is for motorcycles and tents only - no cars or trailers please (there is NO trailer or RV camping at the resort). Creekside Cabins - SOLD OUT Shared Bunk-cabins for 4 people. The cabins do not come with linens - please bring your own. (a limited amount of linens are available for rent from the resort). Cabin rental starts Thursday - if you plan to arrive on Wednesday, please book your assigned cabin with the resort ahead of time (I recommend to book several weeks in advanced). Price for RDV and one bed in a 4 bed Creekside Cabin: $119 (taxes and paypal fee included). Hillside Cabins - SOLD OUT Shared bunk-cabins for 4 people (or 2) with mini-fridge (bigger then Creekside Cabins).The cabins do not come with linens - please bring your own. (a limited amount of linens are available for rent from the resort). Cabin rental starts Thursday - if you plan to arrive on Wednesday, please book your assigned cabin with the resort ahead of time (I recommend to book several weeks in advanced). Price for the RDV and one space in a 4 bed cabin: $129 (taxes and paypal fee included). Price for the RDV and once space in a double cabin: $179 (taxes and paypal fee included) Off site RV camping Dennis Cove Recreation Area - 1/2 mile up the road, RVs up to 30 foot. Sites are first come, first serve and non-reservable. Please contact me regarding off-site camping fees. Disclaimer: We as organizer, provide only information regarding this event. You join all events voluntary and at your own risk. We are not responsible for anything that happens to you, or your gear. Neither at the event nor while traveling to or form the event. In case of an accident, damage or loss, you and the involved persons are fully responsible to each other. You accept this by registering for the rally! Random stuff: Refunds: sorry, we can not offer refunds for registration, however you are more than welcome to sell your spot to somebody else - just post it up in this thread Parking: There is limited parking for your car/trailer next to the resort. Parking spots are not guaranteed, and you will not be able to spend the night in your trailer. If we are out of parking space, you may need to pay the neighbor for the use of his yard. Rides: Twisted Challenge: 150+ miles of twisties and easy gravel roads in TN, NC and VA. Self-guided, route-sheet available via Twisted Throttle starting 4/21. All participants that complete the route will be eligible for a special prize drawing provided by Twisted Throttle. Register and download maps for the ride here There are NO official guided rides for the Rick's Eastern Rendezvous. We have individuals who go on rides and welcome you to ride along. No part of your attendance registration and fee has anything to do with any rides. All riders are responsible for their own actions. Above all, ride safe. Bring your fishing gear! The stream in front of the resort is stocked weekly with trout (I am gladly cook your trout for lunch - if you share ) accept bribes in front of cleaned trout ). TN fishing license required (details see below). For license information see post 339 Pets: Well behaved dogs are welcome - as long as you pick up after your pooch Showers: The resort has at least 6 showers available and probably a few temporary ones as well. Plates and cutlery: Paper plates and plastic cutlery are provided. Bring your own if you want to eat in style (and hate waste) Stuff: We will bring basic tools, compressor, battery charger, tow straps, a pickup truck and ramps etc., plus a basic first aid kit, including braces, splints, bandages, and painkillers. Directions: 1511 Dennis Cove Road Hampton, TN 37658 Do NOT use this address for your GPS - it will send you up the wrong road! (marked with a red X) If you are using a GPS, set it for 205 Dennis Cove Rd Hampton, TN. That will take you into town and to the blacktop leading to the resort. Follow the road until you see the resort on the left. You can't miss it!