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ICOA Summer Rally June 1 to June 5, 2016 in North Carolina||
The ICOA has put together an ICOA club rally for this coming Summer. The location will be in the western mountain/hill country of North Carolina and the Rally will be centered in the town of West Jefferson, NC.
June 1 to June 5, 2016
West Jefferson, North Carolina
Holiday Inn Express - phone 336-846-4000 and the hotel rates are $99/night for Wednesday and Thursday and $129/night for Friday and Saturday. Ask for CBX Group. We have blocked 15 rooms and if we get a heavier response, we can go for more rooms, but our absolute cut-off date is May 1, 2016. If you wish to attend, please book your reservations soon.
Larry Zimmer and John Flake will be planning and preparing rides for sight-seeing and also rides for trying to twist the frames of our CBX's. West Jefferson is close to the Virginia and Tennessee borders, and for those of you who definitely want to twist the frame on your CBX, the Dragon is close by.
PM me if you have any questions or comments and thanks to all for looking. Hope to see you there.
2015 ICOA National Rally close to the Tail of the Dragon||
Read all about it !!
The National Rally for the ICOA will be held June 18th-21st.
Location: Fontana Village Resort. A little upmarket but come on, you know you're worth it!
Click Here for Fontana Village
This rally site is only a few miles from the Tail of the Dragon, the Cherohala Skyway and other awesome breathtaking roads.
As it is already getting late, please help us get the word of this event out to as many CBX'ers that may be interested in attending. There will be rides, there will be a bike show, there will be awards, there will be good company, good times and I have it on good authority, good weather! In order to reserve a room please call 1-800-849-2258 and press option #1. Mention group name CBX2015 to secure the special rate we have negotiated --cutoff for this rate is April 9th so don't delay, book now to get these special rally rates. This should be a great rally nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains. There are restaurants and other facilities for everything you could wish for, please visit:
to view all the amenities,facilities and directions to the village. I apologize for the delay in getting this information out, but after a brutal winter on the east coast I am sure we are all ready for some fun in the sun!!
Hope to see many of you there with your CBX's!
Directions: Fontana Village Resort is located in western North Carolina, 20 miles north of Robbinsville on Highway 28 North on the western end of Fontana Lake.
From Knoxville, Tennessee, take Hwy 129 south from Knoxville to Maryville, TN. Just past Maryville, Hwy129 turns left off of the four lane highway. Drive carefully. This section of this route is a beautiful, but curvy mountain road known as the "Dragon" by car & bike enthusiasts. One mile past past the TN / NC state line turn left on Hwy 28 at Deals Gap. Continue on Hwy 28 for 8.6 miles.
For GPS Users
For GPS users, the coordinates to the Lodge for check-in are 35.4364112, -83.822342 35.4364112 -83.822342 N35Â° 26.1847', W083Â° 49.3405' or plug in the following address: 300 Woods Road. Fontana Dam, North Carolina 28733
The dates & reservations have been set up at Furnace Creek Ranch Resort for the weekend of April 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th, 2013, Friday thru Monday respectively.
There are 12 rooms in the Parkside area that have been reserved for us @ $160/nite(peak period, higher rates)plus 12% tax, etc. total cost per night will be $209.20 & 1st night automatically charged to your credit card when you make your reservation.
Call the reservation dept. @ (760)786-2345 & ask for booking #526700 for the CBX group, should be king size or 2 queen beds available.
Looking forward to this next spring!
Any questions, etc. email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org & let me know, keep the shiny side up!
DV13 CBX rally April 5th thru 8th, 2013||
Posted by sr71cbx on Monday, September 10 @ 16:36:32 CDT (5802 reads)|
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The west coast CBX crew will be getting together on July 20th thru 22nd, 2012 in Reno, NV for a great weekend of fun & riding & good food & times with good friends!
Also stay tuned for info on Morro Bay 2012, at the Morro Bay Inn Sept. 7th thru 10th, 2012, held in conjunction with the Drunks & Bums ride to Bigfork, Montana & back to Morro Bay. D & B ride will commence Aug. 29th or thereabouts and arrive in Bigfork, MT for Labor Day weekend at Dave Gaines' home there, ride out to Morro Bay Tuesday the 4th of Sept. or thereabouts.
Stay tuned for more info on these classic events, & keep the shiny side up!
Upcoming CBX rallies for 2012||
Posted by sr71cbx on Sunday, May 13 @ 00:00:00 CDT (7463 reads)|
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Well what can I say other than Rickie
Whites rally was truly superb. I know rallies are not everyoneâ€™s cup of tea but
can only say you do not know what you are missing.Â
I went over via Dublin with Nick and
Amanda Hare on the HSS from Holyhead and thank them for allowing me to share
their B&B which was around six miles from the rally site at BallinamallardÂ
Football club, County Fermanagh. We took the new N3 motorway up through the
centre of Ireland which is excellent with hardly any traffic and only a small
two euro toll to pay. Rickie arranged some of the best weather for many a long
day and the site was excellent. Club members had full use of the catering
facilities etc and Rickie had laid on all day tea and coffee and we even
received a goodie bag from the local tourist dept run by biker Eddie McGovern. A
nice touch Rickie.
Alan Winter who has recently recovered
from serious illness was on hand to show us the beautiful trophies he had
designed made for the rally and also the ones he has made for the euro rally
which Amanda was taking back to Kent. They are made with various engine parts
Alan had lying about in his garage! See picture. Good to have you back Alan.
Rickie had laid on a sumptuous steak meal each night and the famous Ulster
breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Entertainment was laid on each
evening with a truly professional band on Saturday night. Nick and I managed to
win spanners and sets of screwdrivers in the raffle so we had every base
On Saturday we had a ride out to
Mullaghmore which was a round trip of just under one hundred and fifteen miles
which in the hot weather was just enough. Mullaghmore Â is of course the small
fishing village where Lord Mountbatten was killed during the troubles in 1979.
At the start of the rideout Rickie had arranged for a police escort and further
police at junctions in Enniskillen so the just under thirty cbxâ€™s could thunder
through the town. You should have seen the car drivers and pedestrians faces as
we passed through. Now I know how a king or queen must feel carrying everything
before them! Another nice touch Rickie.On the way back we stopped in a valley
the name of which I did not find out but nevertheless it was beautiful and green
with shear cliffs and a salmon and trout river running through.
It was great to meet so many of our
members from both Northern and Southern Ireland who have only been a voice on
the telephone or a name on an email.Great to meet you all.The concours awards
were as follows. BestÂ Twin Shock, Michael McBride, Best Pro-linkÂ Colin
Stafford, Best Modified,Vince Noone, Best Special, John Currie. Best Paint,
Norman Witherley. I cannot finish without mentioning Gaynor Helsby who came over
with husband Graeme and their two dogs ho were in the sidecar of their superb
pro-link outfit. Gaynor managed to break an ankle in Stranraer before boarding
the ferry. She fell off a curb I believe but nevertheless after treatment at the
local hospital Gaynor still came on to the rally. True grit as I am sure many
would have given up and gone home. We felt it was only right to give GaynorÂ the
Best in Show award.
Well done to Rickie and his helpers and
thanks to you all for making it such an enjoyable event.Â
UK CBX Riders Club
CBX No Pipes
R: 3.00, V:1,308, C: 7
R: N/A, V:419, C: 1
HSR 42 Turbo Idle
R: N/A, V:314, C: 0
R: 5.00, V:915, C: 0
R: 5.00, V:780, C: 4
R: 2.00, V:354, C: 0
Girls on trampolines
R: 5.00, V:868, C: 0
B52 Test Flight
R: 4.00, V:395, C: 7
R: 5.00, V:498, C: 2
R: 4.11, V:862, C: 6