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2019 NE Regional Fall Rally [Alexandria Bay, NY]
« on: February 01, 2019, 03:11:46 pm »
2019 NE Regional Fall Rally [Alexandria Bay, NY] Sept 19-22, 2019

http://cog-online.org/clubportal/EventDisplayNew.cfm?clubID=1328&EventID=253812

Registration and room reservations are now open.

Call 315-482-9961 (then press ext "0"),  Monday-Friday between 9:00AM and 4:00PM (EST) and please mention that you are with the Concours Owners Group.  If you have any issues you can ask for Lisa (Assistant Manager)

Come close out the rally season at the northern most rally of the year.  It is not too early to plan your autumn activities.  The city of Alexandria Bay is on the banks of the beautiful Saint Lawrence River, and there is something for everyone to see and do.  This is a great family location, so bring everyone.

The rally dates are Sept 19-22, 2019.

The venue is Capt. Thompson’s Inn http://www.captthomsons.com/resort .  The rally location is right on the water and all rooms have a balcony, and a view of the mighty Saint Lawrence.

The buffet dinner will be on Saturday 9/21/2019 at Riley’s by the River http://www.rileysbytheriver.com/ located directly across the street from rally central

This location offers easy access to Canada, the Adirondacks, Northern NY, Lake Ontario, and more.  There will be guided boat tours available on a pay as you go basis.
 
Be sure to see the BONUS section in the event calendar listing for an interesting door prize(s).


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Re: 2019 NE Regional Fall Rally [Alexandria Bay, NY]
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2019, 12:08:06 am »
I have this rally on my calendar and hope to attend! Alexandria Bay is a nice spot, and September is a great time of year. First frost should have passed and mornings will be nippy. You are minutes from our Northern Neighbors in Ontario. Remember passports, eh? Just renewed mine.

I was raised 20 miles from A Bay in Philadelphia. It is next to Fort Drum, a place so cold the Army moved their winter training there from Alaska years ago. Drum gets about 130" of snow a year.

About 20 some years ago A Bay became the northern terminus for many snowbirds, wingless types. Many may have flocked South by rally time?

A little news re Jefferson County and the "North Country" can be found at
https://www.watertowndailytimes.com/
https://northcountrynow.com/

A nice tour is that of Boldt Castle on Heart Island.  http://www.boldtcastle.com/visitorinfo/

Ogdensburg, NY used to be home to the Ogdensburg Insane Asylum, later called the St. Lawrence Hospital.

http://www.asylumprojects.org/index.php/St._Lawrence_State_Hospital

Sorry, there are no tours there (as there are at the Trans Allegheny Insane Asylum in WV. When we were kids, if we misbehaved, parents would threated to send us to "Ogdensburg". We were golden, of course.

My cousin and her husband, and my two babysitters!! still live up there, very close to Philadelphia. Another great reason to visit. And there are many great cheese factories. This was once a BIG dairy area.

Don't look for spiraling mountain roads in these west counties (see the Adirondacks) but the back roads through farm country are pretty.

Have a safe ride to A Bay. Hope to see you there!


 
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Re: 2019 NE Regional Fall Rally [Alexandria Bay, NY]
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2019, 10:29:55 am »
Thanks for your great contribution to this thread. 

I used to camp at Wellesley island when I was a kid.  I have many fond memories of the area.

It is a beautiful area, and I hope you are able to make the rally.
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Re: 2019 NE Regional Fall Rally [Alexandria Bay, NY]
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2019, 05:36:06 pm »
Well, the nice lady at Captain Thompson's said I was the first one to register!

Did my rallye registration as well. This is the closest one to Montreal to date! First time I don't ride half a day or longer to get there!

Hope to see a lot of the usual suspects there!

Cheers!

The Quebec guy...
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Re: 2019 NE Regional Fall Rally [Alexandria Bay, NY]
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2019, 05:04:16 pm »
Just registered, just like I promised Steve & Sue I would. Got home from the Spring Fling and got right on to
sign up for the Fall Rally that they are hosting. It will be an awesome time and if you remember your passports
or pass cards you can go to the great white north for a day or two of fun and games! I'm sure our Canadian
members can tell us all where to go for the "good stuff" if you ask nicely  ;)

Sign up and book those rooms, show your support for all Steve & Sue's efforts and come out and meet up with
all these cool people, you could make some lifelong friends if you just come on out and play!

Hope to see you all in the fall.
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Re: 2019 NE Regional Fall Rally [Alexandria Bay, NY]
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2019, 03:19:59 pm »
Just registered, just like I promised Steve & Sue I would. Got home from the Spring Fling and got right on to
sign up for the Fall Rally that they are hosting. It will be an awesome time and if you remember your passports
or pass cards you can go to the great white north for a day or two of fun and games! I'm sure our Canadian
members can tell us all where to go for the "good stuff" if you ask nicely  ;)

Sign up and book those rooms, show your support for all Steve & Sue's efforts and come out and meet up with
all these cool people, you could make some lifelong friends if you just come on out and play!

Hope to see you all in the fall.


Well... There is...
https://www.visitkingston.ca/all-hopped-up-the-rise-of-microbreweries/

And there are these guys (which make amazing stuff, by the way): http://www.ganbeer.com/

But, beside the wineries in Prince Edward County, there is this place: http://www.princeeddys.com/

Darn, that's all beer stuff... But you get my drift!  :beerchug:

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Re: 2019 NE Regional Fall Rally [Alexandria Bay, NY]
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2019, 10:34:11 pm »
Well we have reservations and are now registered.  :Woot_Emoticon:

Just a note: the person at the motel that was handling our group is no longer with the resort. After multiple messages over multiple weeks, she was never at her desk or returned phone calls. I suggest just calling the normal reservation desk and keep hammering that COG has rooms set aside. It took a little work and overcoming misinformation the new front desk employee gave me. But all is sorted out. looking forward to seeing everyone.

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Re: 2019 NE Regional Fall Rally [Alexandria Bay, NY]
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2019, 01:06:22 pm »
Hi Cap'n Bob,

Thanks for the info on the hotel, I need to call them tomorrow to book our room so that information will
be very helpful to be sure things go well. We look forward to seeing you all soon!  :beerchug:
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Re: 2019 NE Regional Fall Rally [Alexandria Bay, NY]
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2019, 03:18:40 pm »
Room booked, Seemed to go okay without to much confusion and the pricing seemed to be correct.
So book those rooms and sign up now!

Just a quick update, This is the first time that I actually received the promised email confirmation from
a motel/hotel/resort so kudos to the woman who took my reservation and followed through very quickly
with my confirmation and even included a few links for things of interest. So again, Book those rooms!
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Re: 2019 NE Regional Fall Rally [Alexandria Bay, NY]
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2019, 09:17:36 pm »
We also just finished booking our room.  Josh was very friendly and got all the details right, too.

Looks to be a good one!
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Re: 2019 NE Regional Fall Rally [Alexandria Bay, NY]
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2019, 07:19:15 pm »
The block of rooms is being held until aug 19 so book those rooms ASAP.

We did have a minor change with the group sales manager, Alicia, leaving the hotel, but the new guy, Ethan, seems to be on board.

I don’t think we’re going to break any attendance records, but I think this is going to be a really nice relaxing destination rally.


Hope to see you all there.
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Re: 2019 NE Regional Fall Rally [Alexandria Bay, NY]
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2019, 05:47:49 pm »
Registered!  Now I just have to hope I get the days off :great:
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Re: 2019 NE Regional Fall Rally [Alexandria Bay, NY]
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2019, 08:09:44 pm »
Great to hear that Bob was able to set the hotel straight!  Thank you!

I'm hoping to get an update from them soon.  This has sure snuck right up on me!
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Re: 2019 NE Regional Fall Rally [Alexandria Bay, NY]
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2019, 12:53:43 am »
All in. Can't wait to see a new area and old friends.

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Re: 2019 NE Regional Fall Rally [Alexandria Bay, NY]
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2019, 03:50:39 pm »
We also just finished booking our room.  Josh was very friendly and got all the details right, too.

Looks to be a good one!

Well, looks like I'll have to bring some more "stuff" to try... ;)
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Re: 2019 NE Regional Fall Rally [Alexandria Bay, NY]
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2019, 03:59:24 pm »
I see a lot of the regulars on the list... Should be a fun one.

Marc L.  from my 'hood should be registering soon and joining us, he told me about a dill pickle pizza place a couple hours out from Alexandria Bay that he's been wanting to try for a long time...
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Re: 2019 NE Regional Fall Rally [Alexandria Bay, NY]
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2019, 04:00:42 am »
Hi Guys and Gals, just booked my room and as Bob stated Alicia was no longer working there so I too had problems getting a hold of her.  I pressed "0" instead and reserved my room right away no problems.  See you soon!
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Re: 2019 NE Regional Fall Rally [Alexandria Bay, NY]
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2019, 10:37:25 pm »
I have confirmed that when making a reservation just press "0" and mention Concours Owners Group.  If you have any issues you can ask for Lisa (Assistant Manager) or Ethan (General Manager/Owner).  They are in a bit of a transition at the moment as the group sales person is no longer there.  So far Lisa has been very helpful.

Thanks for your patience as we were getting this sorted out.
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« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2019, 06:18:36 pm »
Room booked.  No issues with the reservation.  :great:
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Re: 2019 NE Regional Fall Rally [Alexandria Bay, NY]
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2019, 09:58:03 pm »
While this is not going to be a technical riding rally per se, there are still some interesting rides in the area.  This is great resource to download GPS routes, and tailor them to your needs.

https://www.gotourny.com/find-your-ride/1000-islands
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Re: 2019 NE Regional Fall Rally [Alexandria Bay, NY]
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2019, 03:13:06 pm »
While this is not going to be a technical riding rally per se, there are still some interesting rides in the area.  This is great resource to download GPS routes, and tailor them to your needs.

https://www.gotourny.com/find-your-ride/1000-islands

Some nice maps... Some start a fair bit out from Alexandria Bay...

Looking forward to doing some... But also plan to chill a lot, it's a nice scenic spot...

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« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2019, 10:46:28 pm »
Yes.  Chilling will be the order of the weekend. 
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