2nd Annual Soggy Bottom Motofest, Port Matilda, PA August 17-19

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  1. JJBucksnort

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    What: Soggy Bottom Motofest ADV Rally

    Where: God Speed Hostel, 7897 S. Eagle Valley Rd., Port Matilda PA 16870 www.godspeedhostel.com

    When: August 17-19 2018

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    Soggy Bottom Motofest is a two day/night Adventure Riding rally located at God Speed Hostel in Port Matilda PA and hosted by Kissell Motorsports & BMW Motorcycles of Tyrone. All food, rides, and entertainment are included in the weekend pass. On site lodging options include tent camping, bunk house and 12 private cabanas.

    Rates:

    Day Pass: $30
    Weekend Pass: $40
    On-Site Tent Camping: $20
    Bunk House: $30
    Private Cabana: $120 per Cabana (maximum 3 occupants)

    God Speed Hostel is located just 20 minutes from Rothrock State Forest and the MABDR. Our two ADV rides will include portions of the MABDR as well as unpaved roads in Moshannon and Sproul State Forests in beautiful Central Pennsylvania.

    What to expect:
    -5 catered meals
    -Two ADV rides
    -Vendors
    -ADV skills competition
    -Bon Fire
    -Hot water showers
    -Seminars
    -Live Music
    -Free Soggy Bottom T-Shirt
    -And most importantly.....Beer!

    Itinerary:

    Friday 8/17: 3:00-9:00 -Rider Check-In
    6:30-Dinner
    7:30- Multiple Events (Bonfire, MABDR Movie Showing, Seminar, Vendors)

    Saturday 8/18: 7:00- Breakfast
    8:00- 12:00 ADV Ride 1
    12:00-12:30 Lunch
    12:30-5:00 ADV Ride 2
    5:30-6:30 ADV Skills Competition
    6:30-7:00 Dinner
    7:00-Whenever- Multiple Events (Bonfire, Seminar, Live Music, Vendors)

    Sunday 8/19: 8:00- Breakfast
    9:00- Depart

    Register Online: Soggy Bottom Motofest
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  2. JJBucksnort

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    (bump) Thanks to those that have already signed up! We have 11 cabanas left, plenty of room in the bunkhouses and unlimited tenting available.
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  3. Racer111v

    Racer111v Long timer

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    Looks interesting, I put it on my calendar.
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  4. NJ-Bill

    NJ-Bill Life is good

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    Can you describe the ADV Rides? How much off-road and how challenging? Thanks!
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  5. pierce387

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    Looks like a good time
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  6. JJBucksnort

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    Thank you, we'd love to have you!
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  7. JJBucksnort

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    Absolutely, the rides will be predominantly unpaved state maintained roads, combination of gravel and dirt. There will be more technical branches for riders that want to deviate from our planned routes. I would put the percentage at 85% unpaved to 15% paved roads. With Rothrock, Moshannon and Sproul state forests surrounding central PA...we'll have plenty of options!
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  8. JJBucksnort

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    bump
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  9. dirtridr5115

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    Is there a max rider capacity? Work might conflict wth the timing but very interested!!
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  10. JJBucksnort

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    We have plenty of room for everyone that wants to attend...hope you can make it!
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  11. Edintheclouds

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    Dig it. This is the first I've heard of this.
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  12. JJBucksnort

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    It's our second rally and we're committed to making it an annual signature event for our dealership. The setting at the base of the Allegheny Front is ideal for an ADV rally! Would love to have you and some friends for sure!
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  13. Edintheclouds

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    Days off requested! Do you have a schedule of the rides, and maps? I'd like to know if it's better to ride in on the 16th for an early start on the 17th or how to work it.
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  14. JJBucksnort

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    We just inked a deal five minutes ago with the Pine Barrens Adv Camp to be the title sponsor for their PA Grand Canyon 500. In return, they are going to be at Soggy Bottom and hold a Dirt 101 class and GPS seminar! Our formal group rides are going to be on Saturday and maps will be out by the end of the month. If there's enough interest for a Friday afternoon ride, we could put together something for those that showed up early enough. My suggestion would be to just plan on arriving on the 17th sometime mid-day.
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  15. JJBucksnort

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    Also we will be hitting pieces of Rothrock (MABDR), Moshannon and Sproul state forests....all within easy reach of Godspeed Hostel
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  16. Edintheclouds

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    I need a dirt 102 course like this...
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  17. Chrismcp12

    Chrismcp12 Been here awhile

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    Pretty sure I’m in for this.
    Sounds like a good time.




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    Ditto.


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    Hmmmmm!!
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