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2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:56 am
by BlueThunder
Hotel for the 2nd Gathering Info:
Sept 13-16, 2018

Hampton Suites - Parkersburg South
64 Elizabeth Pike
Mineral Wells, West Virginia, 26150

304-489-2900

A block of rooms have been reserved under the name "GoldWings Docs" group. Mention the group name to get the room discount
The hotel has Free Wifi, free hot breakfast daily, outdoor heated pool, and plenty of parking for those who plan on trailering rather than riding.

Rooms are non-pet, non-smoking, double occupancy. Room rates are $95/night (discounted $55/night for us) for double occupancy. Find a roomie and the rate is $47.50/night.

Please be aware that you must reserve your room no later than September 3rd. After that date, rooms are available on an available basis and at the then available rate (i.e. no group discount). Also note that you have until September 11th to change or cancel a room.

I started another thread to make motel info easier to read and find.

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Motel Info

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:57 am
by BlueThunder
Please use this thread to indicate if you're coming and booked. A head count is needed to ensure enough rooms are available. If not, then additional rooms can be obtained.

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Motel Info

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:06 pm
by BPMJim
Thanks for arranging the rooms. Am I correct that all 4 days will be riding days so those of us coming from afar should book the nights of Sept. 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16? We should plan on arriving the afternoon of the 12th. and leave the morning of the 17th?

Cheers,

Jim

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Motel Info

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:51 pm
by BlueThunder
BPMJim wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:06 pm
Thanks for arranging the rooms. Am I correct that all 4 days will be riding days so those of us coming from afar should book the nights of Sept. 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16? We should plan on arriving the afternoon of the 12th. and leave the morning of the 17th?

Cheers,

Jim
Hi Jim,
People will be arriving on different days based on their schedule. Some will be arriving Wednesday (no group ride as the ride to the hotel IS the ride :D ), some on Thursday and still others will be coming Friday. With that said, group rides will be done for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

This hotel was picked as they are motorcycle friendly, have lots of parking space for trailers and bikes and rooms rates are reasonable.

The location was picked for a central location to Ohio (i.e. Hocking Hills and the tripple nickel) and West Virginia.

I will be arriving Wednesday afternoon (I am 10 hours away). So I will book for four nights. If one is arriving on Thursday, book for 3 nights and so on.

Don't wait to long to book as rooms tend to go fast. Find a roomie and cut your cost in half! Post here if you want one.

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Motel Info

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:05 pm
by BPMJim
Thanks Brian,

Room booked for 4 nights arriving Wednesday, Sept. 12 and leaving Sunday, Sept. 16. Looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones.

Cheers,

Jim

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Motel Info

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:01 pm
by MiWinger51
Will plan to arrive on Wednesday afternoon. Looking forward to seeing the whole group from last year plus a few new faces. Hopefully I will be meeting up with others for the ride down. Last year we had Corkster 52, Wingcott, Detdrbuzzard, and myself. Hope we all ride together again.

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Motel Info

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:55 am
by BlueThunder
MiWinger51 and I are booked! Looking forward to meeting everyone!! :D

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Motel Info

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:07 pm
by thecruiser
Thinking seriously about this Ride/In. I haven't been to any of the Docs Ride/Ins yet. Haven't made hotel reservations and would like to share a room. Anyone having made a reservation looking for a roomie? I'd like to arrive Wed to attend the whole event.
The 13th is my Birthday. This R/I is my gift to myself.
Larry (thecruiser)

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Motel Info

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:59 pm
by BPMJim
I will be riding from Niagara on the Lake leaving around 8 am on Sept. 12. Anyone going through here or along the route so we can ride together? If anyone is further east in Ontario we have a spare bedroom you can use on the 11th to break up the ride. Let me know.

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Motel Info

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:02 pm
by BlueThunder
thecruiser wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:07 pm
Thinking seriously about this Ride/In. I haven't been to any of the Docs Ride/Ins yet. Haven't made hotel reservations and would like to share a room. Anyone having made a reservation looking for a roomie? I'd like to arrive Wed to attend the whole event.
The 13th is my Birthday. This R/I is my gift to myself.
Larry (thecruiser)
Larry, I would suggest that you make a reservation to ensure that you have a room. When (and if) you find a roomie, you can always cancel your reservation.

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:40 am
by thecruiser
Have considered that Brian but have a couple of questions...
Are the reservations able to be canceled with sufficient notice?
Also, does the quoted price include the taxes? I understand the combined taxes are 11%.
Presently I can get a Double Queen room for $404.60 for the 4-nights NONREFUNDABLE. Or $476 for the 4-nights REFUNDABLE BEFORE Sept 10TH.
BOTH rates INCLUDE all taxes. Not sure how long these rates will be available for me.

I'm waiting for an answer from our son-in-law and will be contacting Corkster52 who I understand needs a roomie to but I don't know if he already has a room or not.
I'll jump one way or tuther any day now. Looking forward to meeting a bunch of new friends. :D

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:32 am
by jbaviera
BlueThunder wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:56 am
Hotel for the 2nd Gathering Info:


A block of rooms have been reserved under the name "GoldWings Docs" group. Mention the group name to get the room discount
The hotel has Free Wifi, free hot breakfast daily, outdoor heated pool, and plenty of parking for those who plan on trailering rather than riding.

Hey Brian, did you happen to get a group code when you set this up?

Looking forward to this trip.

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:41 am
by biker01red
Brian - I am interested in the Annual Gathering....this would be my first one.....
Excuse my dumb question - are there day rides available for each of the four days ???? I do enjoy the riding !!!!!
I am located in West Central Ohio....

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:50 am
by thecruiser
I went ahead and reserved a Double Queen room for 4-nights. (Sept 12th and leaving Sept 16th)
I reserved using the block of rooms that Brian reserved for us under the "GoldWing Docs" group name.
The $95/night rate did not include the 12% in taxes for the Gov so total for one night comes to $106.40 or 1/2 that ($53.20) for each of us. Not a bad price at all for such a nice hotel and with a 'better-than-average' breakfast.

I still don't have a 'roomie' so if your going and are willing to share a room and expenses, give me a shout.
Larry (thecruiser) email: larrykopen@gmail.com

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:37 pm
by BlueThunder
biker01red wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:41 am
Brian - I am interested in the Annual Gathering....this would be my first one.....
Excuse my dumb question - are there day rides available for each of the four days ???? I do enjoy the riding !!!!!
I am located in West Central Ohio....
Hi, glad to have you aboard! There isn't another ride where you will meet the nicest people. I guarantee that you will make this annual event.

Wednesday Sept 12 is the day which most will arrive. Others will arrive in following days depending upon their schedules (i.e. the ability to get off work). There will be rides on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sunday is the day to go, sadly, back home. Parkersburg was selected to its proximity to Hocking Hills where Saturday's ride will be. The other days will be used to explore the surrounding area. West Virginia has some really nice roads.

BTW, there are no dumb questions... just dumb answers!

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:39 pm
by BlueThunder
jbaviera wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:32 am
BlueThunder wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:56 am
Hotel for the 2nd Gathering Info:


A block of rooms have been reserved under the name "GoldWings Docs" group. Mention the group name to get the room discount
The hotel has Free Wifi, free hot breakfast daily, outdoor heated pool, and plenty of parking for those who plan on trailering rather than riding.

Hey Brian, did you happen to get a group code when you set this up?

Looking forward to this trip.
When you make the reservation, mention that you are with the GOLDWING DOCS group and you'll get the discount rate. Unfortunately, taxes will be added upon checkout. There is nothing that as a group we can do about that - short of voting.

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:45 pm
by BlueThunder
Hotel for the 2nd Gathering Info:
Sept 13-16, 2018

Hampton Suites - Parkersburg South
64 Elizabeth Pike
Mineral Wells, West Virginia, 26150

304-489-2900

A block of rooms have been reserved under the name "GoldWings Docs" group. Mention the group name to get the room discount
The hotel has Free Wifi, free hot breakfast daily, outdoor heated pool, and plenty of parking for those who plan on trailering rather than riding.

Rooms are non-pet, non-smoking, double occupancy. Room rates are $95/night (discounted $55/night for us) for double occupancy. Find a roomie and the rate is $47.50/night.

Please be aware that you must reserve your room no later than September 3rd. After that date, rooms are available on an available basis and at the then available rate (i.e. no group discount). Also note that you have until September 11th to change or cancel a room.

Booked
Yooperfan
BlueThunder
thecruiser
BPMJim
MiWinger
Corky
detdrbuzzard

Waiting to confirm
WingAdmin
Wingsconsin
Harvey01

If you are not on the list, please let us know. I have heard from several others that they may attend but still awaiting definite confirmation.

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:59 pm
by jbaviera
Haven't booked yet, on the agenda for tomorrow. Not too many things will keep me from this! :D

Looking forward to seeing everyone again, and hopefully some new faces as well.

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:16 pm
by jbaviera
jbaviera wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:59 pm
Haven't booked yet, on the agenda for tomorrow. Not too many things will keep me from this! :D

Looking forward to seeing everyone again, and hopefully some new faces as well.
Alrighty, made my reservation.

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:35 am
by thecruiser
Everything's cool!
The Corkster and I will be sharing a room for the four-nights. We both plan to arrive on Wed the 12th.
Looking forward to meeting everyone and enjoying SE OH and W-Va.
For you guys that have never been to W-Va, you won't be seeing it all on this Ride. If you flattened W-Va out,... it would be as Big as Texas!

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:35 am
by AZgl1800
thecruiser wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:35 am

Looking forward to meeting everyone and enjoying SE OH and W-Va.
For you guys that have never been to W-Va, you won't be seeing it all on this Ride. If you flattened W-Va out,... it would be as Big as Texas!
or as small as the closest buck that wants to jump the bramble bush and total our your ride.

My daughter lost her favorite car to one of those things about 3 miles north of Seneca Rocks WVA

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info

Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:20 am
by BlueThunder
BlueThunder wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:45 pm
Hotel for the 2nd Gathering Info:
Sept 13-16, 2018

Hampton Suites - Parkersburg South
64 Elizabeth Pike
Mineral Wells, West Virginia, 26150

304-489-2900

A block of rooms have been reserved under the name "GoldWings Docs" group. Mention the group name to get the room discount
The hotel has Free Wifi, free hot breakfast daily, outdoor heated pool, and plenty of parking for those who plan on trailering rather than riding.

Rooms are non-pet, non-smoking, double occupancy. Room rates are $95/night (discounted $55/night for us) for double occupancy. Find a roomie and the rate is $47.50/night.

Please be aware that you must reserve your room no later than September 3rd. After that date, rooms are available on an available basis and at the then available rate (i.e. no group discount). Also note that you have until September 11th to change or cancel a room.

Booked
Yooperfan
BlueThunder
thecruiser
BPMJim
MiWinger
Corky
detdrbuzzard
jbaviera

Waiting to confirm
WingAdmin
Wingsconsin
Harvey01

If you are not on the list, please let us know. I have heard from several others that they may attend but still awaiting definite confirmation.

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:13 am
by DETOUR22
I am booked at the Hampton arriving Wed Sep 12 and checking out on Sun Sep 16. cu there.
Mark Beach

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:25 pm
by Indytom
Just made reservations for my wife and I. We are looking forward to making new friends and riding the roads of West Virginia. Thanks for putting this together. We are booked for Sept 12 and checking out Sept 16.

Tom & Tammy

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:51 pm
by Joy
Is there any updated info on camping for this event?