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Title: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally !!
Post by: S Smith on September 10, 2018, 09:51:16 am
2019 Northeast Area Spring Fling Rally
May 16 - 19, 2019

SAVE THE DATES - BOOK YOUR ROOMS BEFORE MARCH 1 TO GET DISCOUNTED ROOM RATE

Let’s kick off the 2019 riding season with your fellow COGger’s for what promises to be a fantastic season opener. Working off a suggestion from long time member Kevin Martin, Spring Fling 2019 returns to Matamoras PA after a 7 year hiatus.  The rally location is near the borders of PA, NY, NJ. This tri-state area location provides easy access to the Catskill Mountain, Delaware River Valley, and northern NJ riding.

We were able to negotiate a room rate that is only $9/night more than what we paid in 2012. The catch…  THE DISCOUNTED ROOM RATES ARE ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL MARCH 1 2019.  Reservations made after March 1 will be $30 more per night. Make reservations early… you can always cancel.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW
Event details, reservation information, sample ride routes, and online registration available at the event page in the online Event Calendar:
http://cog-online.org/clubportal/EventDisplayNew.cfm?clubID=1328&EventID=252793 (http://cog-online.org/clubportal/EventDisplayNew.cfm?clubID=1328&EventID=252793)

Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally - BOOK ROOMS ASAP - Registration Open
Post by: gsjay on November 17, 2018, 03:06:52 pm
Matamoras ? Where the F is Matamoras???????
 
Port Jervis, PA NY, that's where it's is................I know how to get there!


Ok, it says room rates go up $30 per night after March 1st! So, I'm booking my room now. Can always cancel if plans don't work out.


I haven't ridden in this neck of the woods much. Is Phoenicia Ny. nearby? Stayed there one night and paid a TON for run down old motel room. Had a lot of fun if I remember correctly :-) How about that Hawks nest road you always see on the cover of magazines? Is that close by?


Bikes are parked. Time to start planning next year!
jason
COG 32
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally - BOOK ROOMS ASAP - Registration Open
Post by: CRocker on November 17, 2018, 08:19:22 pm
My map shows Port Jervis being across the river from Matamoras, PA...this puts it in N.Y....
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally - BOOK ROOMS ASAP - Registration Open
Post by: Pittsburgh_Clem on November 17, 2018, 10:58:39 pm
I have never been to this area. Calendar marked for a big maybe
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally - BOOK ROOMS ASAP - Registration Open
Post by: S Smith on November 18, 2018, 12:11:23 am
The Hawks Nest is 10-15 minutes away, but the terrific ride north along the Delaware River continues north. Last year we found a great eclectic cafe just less than an hour north of Hawks Nest...  Cafe Adella Dori, 33 Lower Main St, Callicoon, NY.   https://www.adelladori.net/ (https://www.adelladori.net/)

Phoenicia, NY is northeastern Catskill Mountains region and about 1:30 hour ride through some great back roads.

Check the rally event page to download sample routes and GPS files so that you can begin planning your trip.
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally - BOOK ROOM ASAP TO GET BEST PRICE
Post by: Terrynyc on December 29, 2018, 07:46:51 pm
Just tried to make reservations and got no answer at the listed number.  Guess it's nap time! :))
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally - BOOK ROOM ASAP TO GET BEST PRICE
Post by: S Smith on December 31, 2018, 11:52:37 am
Just tried to make reservations and got no answer at the listed number. 

I tried to call as well and also got no answer.  I reached out by email to our contact at the hotel and was informed "...we are getting a new system and they keep disconnecting our phone system."

Hopefully the situation is resolved soon.
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally - BOOK ROOM ASAP TO GET BEST PRICE
Post by: Terrynyc on January 07, 2019, 06:55:34 pm
Okay folks phones are working again just made my reservations.  Book dem rooms!!! ;)
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally - BOOK ROOMS ASAP - Registration Open
Post by: connieklr on January 10, 2019, 09:06:31 pm
Matamoras ? Where the F is Matamoras???????
 
Port Jervis, PA NY, that's where it's is................I know how to get there!


Ok, it says room rates go up $30 per night after March 1st! So, I'm booking my room now. Can always cancel if plans don't work out.


I haven't ridden in this neck of the woods much. Is Phoenicia Ny. nearby? Stayed there one night and paid a TON for run down old motel room. Had a lot of fun if I remember correctly :-) How about that Hawks nest road you always see on the cover of magazines? Is that close by?


Bikes are parked. Time to start planning next year!
jason
COG 32

Responding to an older post.......... can't believe you've never ridden in that area.

Hawk's Nest is along the road (Rte. 97) west out of Port Jervis..... but you probably figured that out.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2012-NE-Fall-Foliage-Rally/i-CdRvChK/0/9cadb633/L/2012%20NE%20Fall%20Foliage%20Rally%20020-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2012-NE-Fall-Foliage-Rally/i-vVrBcNK/0/bdfd3e90/L/2012%20NE%20Fall%20Foliage%20Rally%20019-L.jpg)

Since you're into making glass art objects, you might be interested in checking out Gillinder Glass in Port Jervis. I took their tour the last time I was up in the area:

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2012-NE-Fall-Foliage-Rally/i-GJ9hNFF/0/86c72908/O/2012%20NE%20Fall%20Foliage%20Rally%20016.jpg)

I may take it again this spring.

Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally - BOOK ROOM ASAP TO GET BEST PRICE
Post by: S Smith on January 23, 2019, 07:12:10 pm
Let's give this thread a bump and a reminder!!

May 16 - 19: COG Northeast Spring Fling Rally,  Matamoras PA  (https://cog.memberize.net/clubportal/EventDisplayNew.cfm?clubID=1328&EventID=252793)


Let’s kick off the 2019 riding season with your fellow COGger’s for what promises to be a fantastic season opener. The hotel is nestled along the Delaware River near the tri-state borders PA, NY, & NJ meet. This location provides great riding in most directions.


IMPORTANT!!! BOOK YOUR ROOMS SOON - The discounted rate of $99/night is only available through February.
Room prices increase $30/night on March 1.

Click here for Spring Fling Rally web page for details and registration (https://cog.memberize.net/clubportal/EventDisplayNew.cfm?clubID=1328&EventID=252793)



Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally - BOOK ROOM ASAP TO GET BEST PRICE
Post by: JohnnyLunchBox on February 01, 2019, 04:00:03 pm
All booked.  Can't wait for riding season.
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally - BOOK ROOM ASAP TO GET BEST PRICE
Post by: Gigantor on February 06, 2019, 04:09:16 am
Booked my room and registered for the event.  May can't come soon enough!  I've been there before on a previous COG event and had a great time.
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally - BOOK ROOM ASAP TO GET BEST PRICE
Post by: S Smith on February 09, 2019, 01:26:13 am
Spoke to the hotel the other day and rooms in our block are filling up nicely.


Remember that the discounted room rates listed are only available until the end of February. Book now - you can always cancel if plans change.







Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally - BOOK ROOM ASAP TO GET BEST PRICE
Post by: Pittsburgh_Clem on February 09, 2019, 02:30:07 am
Who wants to share  I'm :beerchug: in
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally - BOOK ROOM ASAP TO GET BEST PRICE
Post by: dimetraveler on February 15, 2019, 10:06:45 pm
Might stop in for a ride ,only down the road about 1.5 hrs away.
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally - BOOK ROOM ASAP TO GET BEST PRICE
Post by: S Smith on February 25, 2019, 11:20:46 pm

IMPORTANT!!!

The discounted room rate is only available through February. Room prices will increase $30/night on March 1.


BOOK YOUR ROOMS NOW!!





Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally - BOOK ROOM ASAP TO GET BEST PRICE
Post by: Devil Dog on March 01, 2019, 12:39:29 am
Devil Dog is on board now! First big fling this year.Can't wait!
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally - BOOK ROOM ASAP TO GET BEST PRICE
Post by: Tour1 on March 05, 2019, 01:48:32 pm
What should I expect if I can only get there Saturday afternoon & evening?
If my bike doesn't sell by then I may want to show it off.
(Another make me walk home deal perhaps).
I can definitely amuse myself until dinnertime.
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally - BOOK ROOM ASAP TO GET BEST PRICE
Post by: S Smith on March 05, 2019, 09:44:11 pm
What should I expect if I can only get there Saturday afternoon & evening?
If my bike doesn't sell by then I may want to show it off.
(Another make me walk home deal perhaps).
I can definitely amuse myself until dinnertime.


On SAT most folks begin returning from riding early afternoon. You can hang out and meet many COG members and enjoy witty parking lot conversations. If you register for the rally you can join us for the group dinner (the majority of the rally fee covers the SAT evening buffet)

Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally - BOOK ROOM ASAP TO GET BEST PRICE
Post by: Pittsburgh_Clem on March 15, 2019, 08:35:43 pm
All In   Thanks Rick  :great:
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally - BOOK ROOM ASAP TO GET BEST PRICE
Post by: Wayne_Sikorski on March 20, 2019, 12:44:28 am
arrrggghh!

Haven't signed up yet. Wont know until mid April. Too many doctors these days.  ::)
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally - BOOK ROOM ASAP TO GET BEST PRICE
Post by: Steve Peck on March 21, 2019, 07:55:47 pm
I'm looking to share a room. I'm a non-smoker and a new-be to these rallies.
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally - BOOK ROOM ASAP TO GET BEST PRICE
Post by: Pittsburgh_Clem on March 21, 2019, 11:06:29 pm
I'm looking to share a room. I'm a non-smoker and a new-be to these rallies.

Will be nice to meet you Steve  Someone will respond soon enough  everyone like to be frugal  :beerchug:
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally - BOOK ROOM ASAP TO GET BEST PRICE
Post by: 4Bikes on March 28, 2019, 11:09:27 am
Jack Frederick recently handed me a map with a route he traced that follows the Delaware River north.  I attached the GPX file for the 159 mile ride that also includes some loops around lakes and a park.  Feel free to download and ride.   :motonoises:

(http://users.etown.edu/r/ruttersm/cog/matamorasloop.jpg)



Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally - BOOK ROOM ASAP TO GET BEST PRICE
Post by: Tour1 on March 31, 2019, 06:51:27 am
Yasgur's farm, the site of the Woodstock music festival that spawned the album, is real close to that route.
https://www.bethelwoodscenter.org/ (https://www.bethelwoodscenter.org/)
I haven't been to the museum but there's a little gravel parking lot near the spot where the stage was and I stopped there far a quick photo.
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally - BOOK ROOM ASAP TO GET BEST PRICE
Post by: S Smith on March 31, 2019, 04:20:04 pm
For this rally there are 10 sample ride GPX files available in the download from the member's online library. The link is posted on the rally page in the online calendar. Click here to go to the rally page. (https://cog.memberize.net/clubportal/EventDisplayNew.cfm?clubID=1328&EventID=252793)


Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally !!
Post by: S Smith on April 07, 2019, 01:33:26 pm
Spring Fling Rally is 5 weeks away.  There are still rooms available event though the discounted room period ended. There are 52 people already registered.  Register soon to guarantee your place at the Saturday banquet dinner. The buffet will include salad, 4 entrees, 3 sides, desert, coffee, tea, iced tea.

https://cog.memberize.net/clubportal/EventDisplayNew.cfm?clubID=1328&EventID=252793 (https://cog.memberize.net/clubportal/EventDisplayNew.cfm?clubID=1328&EventID=252793)
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally !!
Post by: Redlion61 on April 10, 2019, 05:34:04 pm
I missed the discounted rate (had to make sure the job would allow me to go) but I'm registered.

Looking forward to seeing the gang again! And riding the HawK's Nest near Port Jervis! ;)
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally !!
Post by: AriBklyn on April 10, 2019, 07:13:07 pm
Will know by end of this week if my work schedule will allow me to attend... >:D
Any cogger book a room that they'd like to share?
Thx. Feel free to pm me.
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally !!
Post by: AriBklyn on April 11, 2019, 06:53:00 pm
No one? Any one? Ok.
May need to book it. Unless someone needs to bow out for whatever reason I'm happy to take over your room-that is if you booked early and got the lower rate. Thanks all.
 :motonoises:
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally !!
Post by: Pittsburgh_Clem on April 12, 2019, 09:11:35 pm
No one? Any one? Ok.
May need to book it. Unless someone needs to bow out for whatever reason I'm happy to take over your room-that is if you booked early and got the lower rate. Thanks all.
 :motonoises:

HIT UP STEVE PECK  He was looking for a roomie on the 1st page  :beerchug:
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally !!
Post by: Wayne_Sikorski on April 21, 2019, 02:21:10 pm
Signed up. Just need to call the hotel and get a room.  :motonoises:
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally !!
Post by: Wayne_Sikorski on April 24, 2019, 09:37:09 pm
Medical issues resolved. Room booked. Oil changed. New brake pads. Ready for the Spring Fling!  :great:  :beerchug:
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally !!
Post by: 4Bikes on April 24, 2019, 10:26:04 pm
Medical issues resolved. Room booked. Oil changed. New brake pads. Ready for the Spring Fling!  :great:  :beerchug:
Good deal Wayne. We have ridden to and from and during other Spring Flings so looking forward to it!
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally !!
Post by: Wayne_Sikorski on April 27, 2019, 12:36:39 am
Good deal Wayne. We have ridden to and from and during other Spring Flings so looking forward to it!

And...First Sunday's at Ephreta.  :great:
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally !!
Post by: S Smith on April 29, 2019, 07:28:12 pm
Spring Fling Rally begins in just over 2 weeks. Let the countdown begin.
There is still time to book a room and register for the event.



Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally !!
Post by: S Smith on April 30, 2019, 05:57:01 pm
I was just doing the math...   this will be the 20th annual Northeast Spring Fling.   :motonoises:




Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally !!
Post by: Wayne_Sikorski on May 04, 2019, 12:26:20 pm
 :great:
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally !!
Post by: 4Bikes on May 04, 2019, 12:53:01 pm
I did this for my own sake/sanity, but sharing with everyone.  I took the 10 routes from the COG library and optimized them for the current Base Camp map.  I also cleaned up some of the most common errors like misplaced waypoints, and waypoints in the middle of an intersections.  In those cases I moved the waypoint past the intersection so the GPS will route you through the intersection.  I also added the Matamoras spring Fling Loop, a route that I created.  So you have a choice of route files to choose from.  See you guys in two weeks.   :motonoises:
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally !!
Post by: 4Bikes on May 04, 2019, 01:01:05 pm
Attachment size limits, so here are the routes 6-9.....The Matamoras Loop I mentioned is posted above.....
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally - BOOK ROOM ASAP TO GET BEST PRICE
Post by: Tour1 on May 04, 2019, 01:11:57 pm
What should I expect if I can only get there Saturday afternoon & evening?...
On SAT most folks begin returning from riding early afternoon. You can hang out and meet many COG members and enjoy witty parking lot conversations. If you register for the rally you can join us for the group dinner (the majority of the rally fee covers the SAT evening buffet)
Looks like the buffet is the only option for me.  What time is the buffet?  I promise I won't post that nobody talked to me, if nobody posts that I didn't talk to nobody.  BTW last train to Hoboken is 8:46 pm from Port Jervis  :truce: :motonoises:
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally !!
Post by: Redlion61 on May 06, 2019, 12:35:13 pm
I was just doing the math...   this will be the 20th annual Northeast Spring Fling.   :motonoises:

What is this math thing you speak of? Engineer disease? :nananana:
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally - BOOK ROOM ASAP TO GET BEST PRICE
Post by: S Smith on May 06, 2019, 03:40:27 pm
What should I expect if I can only get there Saturday afternoon & evening?...
On SAT most folks begin returning from riding early afternoon. You can hang out and meet many COG members and enjoy witty parking lot conversations. If you register for the rally you can join us for the group dinner (the majority of the rally fee covers the SAT evening buffet)
Looks like the buffet is the only option for me.  What time is the buffet?  I promise I won't post that nobody talked to me, if nobody posts that I didn't talk to nobody.  BTW last train to Hoboken is 8:46 pm from Port Jervis  :truce: :motonoises:




I believe the dinner is planned to begin 6:00 PM. 













Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally !!
Post by: Pittsburgh_Clem on May 06, 2019, 09:09:44 pm
I will have a pocket of 5's  please talk to me :beerchug:
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally !!
Post by: Pat and Sher in MA on May 17, 2019, 04:51:58 pm
So far we had a beautiful Thursday with lots of arrivals and people catching up with both old and new friends. Friday is a little
overcast and we've had a few showers but most had or had gone out for some riding. most of the roads seem to be in decent shape
with a few areas of construction scattered about. All in all it's a great time with great COG friends. Wish you could all be here!
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally !!
Post by: Tour1 on May 18, 2019, 03:09:36 am
I still might make it to the buffet.  I'll be troubleshooting a mystery in the morning and if I get it fixed before, um, (scrolls back a few posts) I'll say 2:30, I can get there at mellow speeds.
I have to ride home afterwards & work Sunday, though.
Y"all just keep having a good time with or without me  :great:
 :motonoises:
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally !!
Post by: Pat and Sher in MA on May 19, 2019, 04:53:38 pm
Home and unpacked and already looking forward to the fall rally! bummed we can't make the national this year but
we will get two out of three for the area. Sure wish more of you had been able to attend this fling as the weather was
mostly good and the roads were in good shape as well. We had plenty of people to talk to and I think we made the first
time rally goers feel welcome. I talked to a few newer people but didn't know all of them so sorry if we didn't get to chat
or you didn't feel welcome.
BIG THANK YOU to Steve and Steve and Sue and Bob and anyone else involved in getting this rally off the ground and
going, we had a great time as always and we look forward to the next one's we can attend. We hope everyone had a
safe and good ride to wherever you were heading. Take care and hope to see you all soon!

Don't forget to sign up for the Fall Rally as Steve and Sue always put something great together and deserve our support!
Thanks again to our AD Steve Smith for always jumping into the deep end to help with anything and everything!

N.E. Area rocks so if your out there just reading things and wondering what it's really all about, come join us for some fun
and laughs and a real social experience... Face to face!
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally !!
Post by: Tour1 on May 20, 2019, 04:49:08 am
I enjoyed meeting more Coggers in person.  It wasn't the real rally experience since I got there after noon Saturday and had to head home about 8:30 PM.
I heard some great stories and the food was great (though some dishes could have been warmer).  Sure would like to try the sleepover some day.
Also put a few miles on what has been mostly an idle year for the bike.

Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally !!
Post by: S Smith on May 20, 2019, 08:48:20 am
Made it home around 10am after an early Sunday departure and slabbing it all the way. John had to get back to teach m/c class, and Bill & I had to be back in time for granddaughters dance recital. Had a deer cross in front of us on I-84 in Fishkill NY. Also got to witness karma as a Mercedes that was weaving through traffic and passed us on the right in a slow vehicle lane got lit up by a CT trooper who was sitting on an entrance ramp.

Thanks to all who attended. The event came together nicely, and the weather wasn't too shabby -  all things considered.
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally !!
Post by: Terrynyc on May 20, 2019, 07:20:47 pm
Another great rally!  Thanks to Steve, Sue and Steve for putting this together.  Can't wait for the national!  Next stop Americade! :motonoises: :great: ;)
Title: Re: 2019 NE Spring Fling Rally !!
Post by: Pittsburgh_Clem on May 20, 2019, 07:52:45 pm

Was nice to see old faces and great to meet new. Thanks team for making another great rally. I had a great time and as soon as I pulled in "5 hours in the saddle" Home momma ran out kissed me and said great we have time to cut the grass

See ya when I see ya  :beerchug: