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The 2016 SabMag Event Calendar

last updated: 12/12/2016

Wanna actually MEET some of the amazing personalities that inhabit the SabMag mailing list? Plan on attending one (or more) of the following events!

This is a summary of the "official" SabMag Events for this year. There may be more information available on the SabMag mailing list. Check/ask there if you don't find enough information here.

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Email the calendar maintainer with events.

All events and dates tentative until event hosts send date and event verification.
Red calendar dates are verified events. Blue calendar dates are wild guesses.

SME 21.9 spring Shakedown, Southern Style - April 14-17, 2016

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SME 21.9 Spring Shakedown, Southern Style - April 14-17, 2016

Come one, come all, and shake out the cobwebs of winter at a Spring Shakedown SME in Tellico Plains, TN, hosted by Jack & Lori Hunt. Visit the Tail of the Dragon, the Cherohala Skyway, and a host of local roads and let your tires revel in waking up for the first of many rides of the 2016 season.

Join us for a full country breakfast on Saturday morning, and a dinner on Saturday night with a yet-to-be-determined menue. You're on your own the rest of the time, and there is usually a semi-organized raid of a local restaurant for breakfast on Sunday morning for those inclined to do.

Host location:
    Hunt's Lodge Motorcycle Campground
    9555 Hwy 68
    Tellico Plains, TN 37385

Lots of tent camping, limited cabin space. The cabins are styled after the KOA Kamping Kabins, which means that they have heat & a/c, but no private restrooms. There is a very nice shower house for all bathing needs.

Dates: Thursday, April 14 - Sunday, April 17, 2016

Why: Why not?

RSVP: Email Lori Please let me know if you have any dietary concerns so I can plan accordingly.

The link for making reservations is

2016 SMW Gold Country Gathering - Pioneer, CA - May 20-22, 2016

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SabMag West Gold Country Gathering 2016

May 20-22, 2016

NEW 'Home Base' for 2016!
Pioneer Resort Lodge:
Call 209-295-3490 to reserve a room

Campers (and anyone wanting a motel room there):
Gold Country Campground Resort
Call 209-296-46450 to reserve a campsite or a room

Friday 5/20 - Arrivals, and we'll do dinner somewhere

Saturday 5/21 - Official Ryde 10am - ??
Dinner at Gallagher's Bar and Grill (same parking lot as the Lodge)

Sunday 5/22 - Departure breakfast at Sierra House in Pine Grove

See you there!

- Ron E.

SME 22.0 The Lafayette Hotel, Marietta, Ohio - June 9-12, 2016

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Mark your calendars. The twenty second annual SabMag East event, the old Burr Oak SME, will be taking place in June at the Lafayette Hotel in beautiful downtown Marietta, Ohio.

The Lafayette Hotel
101 Front Street
Marietta, OH 45750

There is a block of rooms reserved for arrival on the evening of Thursday June 9 and departing on Sunday morning, June 12.

Room types and discounted group rates (out of date):
One double bed: $63
Two twin beds: $73
One queen bed: $83

Assorted fancier rooms for higher dollars. None have two beds but some have fold-out couches. There is a two-night minimum reservation.

The number to call to reserve is (740) 373-5522 or (800) 331-9336. Mention Sabmag to get into our room block and get the discount. If the room type you want isn't in the room block, but is available anyway, take it - the hotel is small and no room will be far away. If you reserve a room outside the room block, let me know, so I can get it added to our tally, and try to get you the group rates wherever you end up.

There are two restaurants on site. The Gun Room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the lounge serves lunch, dinner and drinks. Sunday brunch buffet is $9.95 until 11am, $10.95 after 11am, or you can order off the menu for about what you'd pay for comparable stuff at Bob Evans. There are some brewpubs and restaurants within easy walking distance, but mostly they're upscale - more maggot-priced eateries are a short ride away.

The hotel website is at It's currently just a placeholder, but that's an improvement over the annoying music and broken flash links they had up there a month ago. Perhaps they are planning to make it useful soon.

Katherine Becker (also out of date)

July 28 - July 31, 2016 - SME Adirondacks & Catskills 2.0

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SMEAC 2.0 July 28 - 31, 2016
100 James Rd, Galway, NY


Friday- general intent is the Western ADK. Suggested route; Barkersville > Edinburg > Northville > Benson > Caroga Lake > Piseco Lake > Forest port > Old Forge > Eagle Bay > Inlet > Raquette Lake > Indian Lake > Speculator > Northville > Broad Albin

Saturday - general intent is the Eastern ADK. Suggested route; Barkersville > Fish House > Lake Luzerne-Hadley > Lake George > Ticonderoga > Elizabethtown > Lake Placid > Saranac > Tupper Lake > Newcomb > North Creek > Northville > split the Sacandaga back to Barkersville

A million variations to consider of course for individual preferances.

For those not inclined in long rides or riding at all.... Saratoga (Lake, race track, town, park or Battlefield) is 20 minutes east and there is a car friendly 45 minute route to Lake George. We are also 10 min from the Sacandaga for swimming/boating and 15 minutes from white water rafting (many companies), horse back riding, etc.

Dinner provided Thu - Sat. Breakfast provided Fri -Sun. Bring a dish to pass, beer or wine to consume.

We have more flat tent space than there will be tents or trailers. We have 3 queen and 2 single beds in 3 different rooms plus various other nooks/crannies for inflatables or cots of which we also have a few.

Bike parking in the front driveway, car and trailer parking on its left side and tenting on the right front lawn. Everything else will be set up in the rear yard and driveway.

Bonfire area (could bring a chair), garage, gameroom, spa, etc.

I know it's a SME but.... we either have a band or a band or not (long story) for Saturday night.

A commercial campground within 5 minutes has cabins and hookups. Ref. Pop's Lake Campground in Galway, NY. Tons of motels around depending how far you want to drive as none are under 20 minutes.

We will have Porta pots and two outside showers setup to supplement our bathrooms.

We are putting this out as a family friendly event as there we are in the vacation time of year and region of New York State. Besides... this has the makings of a great party!

We will be doing a roll call soon for final planning purposes. Any questions on menu support should be directed to Debbie at.


Galway, NY

SoCalMaggots' Fall Crawl Ride - October 14-16, 2016, Ramona, CA

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SoCalMaggots' Fall Crawl Ride

Friday-Sunday, October 14-16, 2016


Headquarters: Ramona, CA
Motel: Ramona Valley Inn 800-648-4618 (Maggot Discount)
Camp: Dos Picos County Park 760-789-2220


Short Ride: Friday afternoon for early arrivals
Ride Saturday: Mesa Grande, Palomar Mountain, Montezuma Grade, Banner Grade - 140 Miles
Optional Ride: Sunday, Laguna and Cuyamaca Mountains

Organizer, guide, contact:

Chuck Surprise
Email Chuck
(I don't ride often, but when I do, I ride a V4!)
"Don't believe everything you think!"

SME Leaf Peep 10.0 - Thursday, October 13, 2016 - Sunday, October 16, 2016 Tellico Plains, TN

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Come help us celebrate our 10th Leaf Peep. Time has flown by - it just doesn't seem possible, but here we are...

We will provide breakfast and dinner on Saturday, you're on your own the rest of the time. You're going to be out riding anyway, right?

I don't have the reservation system set up for next year just yet, so please hold off on contacting me for bunk space. I am guaranteed to mess it up at the moment. I'll have it ready after the first of the year.


What: SME Leaf Peep 10.0

When:   Thursday, October 13 - Sunday, October 16 , 2016
Where:  Hunt's Lodge Motorcycle Campground
            9555 Hwy 68
            Tellico Plains, TN 37385

Why: Officially, to see the leaf colors changing. In reality, we don't need no steenkin' reason.

Let me know if you have any dietary concerns so I can plan accordingly. :)

Lori Hunt

Hunt's Lodge Motorcycle Campground
Email Lori

The link for making reservations is

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